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This National Trust attraction provides two different experiences in the same place. Visit the showpiece 17th century Hall and see the spectacular designs and craftmanship. The museum of childhood gets all ages excited. Join in and become a Victorian pupil, a scullery maid, or just reminisce about your own childhood. Both attractions offer special events and activities for everyone to get more involved and hands on.
Sudbury, Ashbourne, Staffordshire, DE6 5HT
Spend a day at the Emma Bridgewater Factory. Enjoy the tour, then decorate your own piece of pottery. Finish with a spot of lunch before browsing the on-site shop for a bargain or two.
Eastwood Works Lichfield Street, Hanley, Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ST1 3EJ
Create your own pottery masterpiece at the Royal Stafford Ceramic Cafe. Choose from plates, bowls, mugs or teddy bears for a unique piece which will be fired and sent on to you.
Overhouse Street, Burslem, Staffordshire, ST6 4EE
Get away from it all with a circular walk through ancient woodlands alongside a rambling stream.
Oakamoor, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, ST10 3AG
Covering 150 acres the NMA has something for everyone. A living tribute to all who have made personal sacrifices for this country, not just the armed forces. With such varied habitats, the NMA is home to a vast array of wildlife including otters, hares and skylarks.
Croxall Road, Alrewas, Burton-on-Trent, Staffordshire, DE13 7AR
A great starting point for a vast array of self-guided walks and cycles trails. Includes routes suitable for those with disabilities. Cannock Chase offers a bird watching area, BBQ spot and a small shop with maps, souvenirs and toilet facilities.
Marquis Drive, Hednesford Near, Cannock, Staffordshire, WS12 4PW
This National Trust property is a magnificent example of a Victorian garden. Created by James Bateman – see the vast array of plants from around the world, or explore the hidden tunnels and pathways.
Grange Road, Biddulph, Staffordshire, ST8 7SD
The narrow gauge Rudyard Lake Steam railway provides a great family day out. Take the three mile return trip along the side of the lake, hire a boat or do a bit of fishing. You could even just take a picnic and enjoy the beautiful setting. Voted the third most romantic place in Britain, Rudyard Lake has lots of things to entertain the whole family.
Rudyard Station, Rudyard, Leek, Staffordshire, ST13 8PF
Take a steam or diesel train and step back into the early days of train travel. With lots of events and even the opportunity to drive a train, this is the ideal day out. For those who are a little nervous there is also a miniature line too.
Caverswall Road, Blythe Bridge, Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ST11 9BG
750 acres of gardens, woodland and play areas. Trentham offers a fun packed day for the family. Explore the barefoot walk or the Hide and Seek Maze. Tackle the adventure playground, or row down the lake. Trentham is home to 14 fairies created by FantasyWire and are just waiting to be discovered. Browse round 60 shops, at the shopping village by the entrance, and finish the day in one of the 14 cafes, restaurants or tea rooms.
Stone Road, Trentham, Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ST4 8JG