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:
DE6 2AA


 Hawkstone-park/the-follies


Poolescavern & Buxton country park


Wonderland & Telford Park


Tatton Park 


  Carsington Water


Rudyard lake


Tittesworth water


   Peak District tourist information
 Links to interesting villages & places to visit 


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

English heritage


>>  Just looking for somewhere for a nice walk?  <<

 

 

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

Formby

 

Or

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 >>>

Ainsdale

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
5.00 charge to drive onto the beach (August 2013)
NB. Not been but I believe out of season Oct to March no charge as the ticket shed isn't staffed

 

 

 

 

 

 Museums & Discovery centre's

Sudbury-hall-and-the-museum-of-childhood    


Transport Museum


 Jodrell Bank


 Conkers


Tramway Museum & Woodland Walk


 Ironbridge Gorge


 Cadbury World


Black Country Living Museum


 Birmingham Think Tank


 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


 Imperial War Museum


Hartlepools maritime experience

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Castles

 Tutbury Castle


Tamworth Castle and Museum


 Warwick Castle

 

 

 

Railways

   Foxfield Railway  


Theme Parks

   Alton Towers  


   Drayton Manor Theme Park & Zoo


Gullivers Theme Park  (for younger children)

 

 

 

 

Action day out?

  WaterWorld      


 Snowdome


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


 The Crocky Trail

 

 

Quieter Day out?

 Trentham Gardens & shopping village   


Sudbury Hall 


 Heart of the country village near Lichfield


 Shugborough


  Biddulph Grange


Tatton Park 


 Chatsworth


Calke Abbey


Haddon Hall


   Peak District tourist information 
 Links to interesting villages & places to visit 


Formby

 

 

 

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 https://www.tuhwntirbont.co.uk/

 

North Wales leisure drive from Llandudno

A day's fishing?

   Blake Hall  


 Izaak Walton Fishery 

 

 

Zoo & Safari Parks & Animals

 Knowsley Safari Park


 West Midland Safari Park


 Dudley Zoo


Chester Zoo


Blue Planet Aquarium


 Drayton Manor Theme Park & Zoo


  Twycross Zoo


 Gentleshaw & Fletchers Garden Centre


   Trentham Gardens Monkey Forest  

 

 

Farms

 Amerton Farm


 Hoo Farm


Parkhall Farm (Shropshire)


Shugborough


Tatton Park 


 Chatsworth

 

 

Garden centre's (with shopping and other attractions)

 Gentleshaw & Fletchers Garden Centre 


 Bridgemere


   Trentham Gardens  


  Hollybush

 

 

Visit the cinema?

Stoke Film Theatre


 Vue


Cinebowl


Odeon


Visit the Theatre?

 UK Theatre Listings

 

 

See what's going on and where today in:

 Staffordshire


 Stoke


Useful site even if away from home for things to do

 

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