The idea of this page was as a handy service for our local customers to use, all these attractions surround Stoke-on-Trent

However if you don't live locally and are considering visiting us - then why not make a day out of the trip?

Look for >>>
 these attractions are very near to us - others may be on the way depending on which direction you are coming from

Please feel free to ask us for advice about local attractions if unsure



Outdoors - Places of interest
Great for a walk / picnic (Maybe a bike ride?)

Tissington Trail
This is a link to a PDF file that's a useful guide to the trail
Picnic areas, toilets, cafes, inns
It's very flat, but if you start at Ashbourne - when you turn back it's slightly downhill so easier
There is cycle hire at the start - if you don't have your own bike Tel
01335 343 156
Sat Nav users can find the start of the trail and the hire shop with post code:

Hawkstone park follies

Poolescavern & Buxton country park

Tatton Park 

  Carsington Water

Rudyard lake

Tittesworth water

Lots of places to visit well worth a look & some are free as well

English heritage



Did You Know?

There is a beautiful quiet beach, with lovely sand, woodland walks (Where you can see rare Red Squirrels - lots of them) miles of sand dunes to shelter in & its about the closest beach to Stoke-On-Trent
Just 75 miles away & mostly motorway

Take a picnic (Toilets there but no cafe)
Take binoculars - lots of wildlife + large ships heading for Liverpool
Take your trunks & a towel (Its won awards for water standards)
Take a kite
Take a bucket & spade - lovely sand
Take nuts for the RED squirrels
Take your dog - Classed as a rural beach dogs are allowed all year round
Be responsible - Dogs must be kept on a lead while on the squirrel walk
Clean up after them - bins provided - this is a beautiful beach, lets keep it that way



How about this?

Just a few miles North of Formby you have Ainsdale

Here you can actually drive onto the beach in your car - park for a picnic and enjoy the lovely sand with all the benefits of being able to store things in your car when not in use and no walking carrying chairs etc

The main part when you drive on has lifeguards during busy times and a dog ban in place, NB if taking your dog don't be put off as you approach by the large NO DOGS sign - as you get closer you see this relates to the area directly  in front, you have to drive along the beach and you are soon out of the dog free zone. 
We take our dog - he loves it >>>


Just drive down Shore Road from the Town centre
For Sat Nav users a nearby postcode is PR8 2QB
Large toilet facilities by the main beech entrance
8.00 charge per car to drive onto the beach (August 2020)
NB. Not been but I believe out of season Oct to March the ticket shed isn't staffed,
it may be free but walk on only






 Museums & Discovery centre's

 Hanley museum, Gladstone museum & more 

NB. The popular TV show "The great pottery throw down" is filmed at Gladstone


Ford-green-hall & City Museums   

Sudbury hall and the museum of childhood    

Transport Museum

 Jodrell Bank


Tramway Museum & Woodland Walk

 Ironbridge Gorge

 Cadbury World

Black Country Living Museum

Birmingham museums

 Magna Science Adventure Centre

RAF museum.cosford

Tamworth Castle and Museum

 National Space Centre

 Catalyst Science Centre

Manchester Museum Of Science and Industry

World of Glass

Museum of Photography Film & Television

Naval Museum Hartlepool

Eyam museum

>>  also the village website <<









 Tutbury Castle

Tamworth Castle and Museum

 Warwick Castle

Bolsover Castle





   Foxfield Railway  


Theme Parks

   Alton Towers  

   Drayton Manor Theme Park & Zoo

Gullivers Theme Park  (for younger children)




Day with the kids?



   Conkers - Inc an adult assault course for the bigger kids!!! 

 The Crocky Trail

Wonderland & Telford Park



Quieter Day out?

 Trentham Gardens & shopping village   

Sudbury hall 

 Heart of the country village near Lichfield



Gawsworth Hall  also for events & car shows

Boscobel House and The Royal Oak - where King Charles II hid up a tree

Moseley Old Hall -  where King Charles II hid after above 

Wightwick Manor and Gardens

Kinver Edge and the Rock Houses

Tatton Park 

Lyme House

Bramhall Hall & Park land




Haddon Hall


Powis castle

Woolsthorpe Manor | Lincolnshire   Sir Isaac Newton's tree

Burghley House, Gardens & Adventure Play - Stamford




Follow the A55 to Jn 11

A5 then immediately turn right onto A4244 to Llanberis

A4086 to Chapel Curig

A5 to Betws-y-Coed

Turn left A470 to Llanrwst & the riverside tea rooms


North Wales leisure drive from Llandudno

A day's fishing?

   Blake Hall  



Zoo & Safari Parks & Animals

 West Midland Safari Park

Knowsley safari experience

 Dudley Zoo

Chester Zoo

Blue Planet Aquarium

 Drayton Manor Theme Park & Zoo

  Twycross Zoo

 Hoo Zoo Formally Hoo Farm

 Gentleshaw at Fletchers Garden Centre

   Trentham Gardens Monkey Forest  




 Amerton Farm

Glebe farm + Free entry when visited Sept 2023

Parkhall Farm (Shropshire)


Tatton Park 




Garden centre's (with shopping and other attractions)

 Gentleshaw & Fletchers Garden Centre 


   Trentham Gardens  




Visit the cinema?

Stoke Film Theatre




Visit the Theatre?

 UK Theatre Listings



See what's going on and where today:

Antiques fairs



Useful site even if away from home for things to do






Can you suggest any more?

Please do let us know


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The above symbol marks attractions that are very near to our stores if you are travelling to the area to visit us and want to make a day out of the trip

Please feel free to ask us as locals for advice about these attractions if unsure