Activities

The Staffordshire Moorlands provide ample opportunities to enjoy the countryside, canals, railways and historic towns of Cheadle and Leek.

The Churnet Valley Railway runs most weekends and holidays with the nearest station at Froghall about 4 miles away.

The Foxfield Light Railway also runs at weekends and holidays and runs from Caverswall (approximately 2 miles away) to Dilhorne and was the scene of the railway crash in a recent episode of Cranford.

The Roman Catholic Church of St. Giles in Cheadle is known as Pugin’s Gem and is listed among the finest examples of his work in England.

The historic town of Leek with its many antique shops is about 5 miles away, as is the city of Stoke on Trent with its world famous potteries and The Staffordshire Horde.

For thrill seekers Alton Towers and the Trentham Estate with Aerial Extreme and The Monkey Forest are both less than 10 miles away. Further afield The National Forest Adventure Farm and St. George's Park are both within 45 minutes.

This area has so much to do that our tourist information has had to be weeded out as  lever arch files just won't hold them!

Alton Towers Resort

Alton,

Staffordshire ST10 4DB

t: 0870 444 4455
w: http://www.altontowers.com

Escape on an amazing adventure to the Alton Towers Resort and experience unlimited family fun all year round! Embark on a mission aboard the new Battle Galleons interactive water ride and prove yourself as a fully fledged pirate. Luxuriate in the Spa, or splash yourselves silly in the waterpark before taking time out in one of the fantastic on-site hotels!
Don't forget the beautiful gardens and the Towers itself. For a 3-D interactive visit use the link: 
http://www.altontowers.360hdtours.co.uk/
 

Opening Times: Daily from end of March until November  (park may be closed for special events),9:30am until one hour after rides and attractions close.
 

Admission: For more information on prices please visit www.altontowers.com


Churnet Valley Railway

The Station, Cheddleton,

Staffordshire Moorlands ST13

t: 01538 360522
f: 01538 361848
e: enquires@churnetvalleyrailway.co.uk
w: http://www.churnetvalleyrailway.co.uk

A delightful steam Railway deep in the heart of the Staffordshire
Moorlands. Begin your journey at either Cheddleton or Froghall Station
and incorporate the sleepy hamlet of Consall forge.


Coors Visitor Centre and Museum of Brewing

PO BOX 220, Horningglow Street,

Burton on Trent, Staffordshire DE14 1YQ

t: 0845 6000 598
f: 01283 513613

Discover the fascinating history of bewing in Britain. A fun day out for
all the family including the Shire Horses, Vintage vehicles, bar, restaurant,
cafe and gift shop.

Opening Times: 7 days a week 10:00am - 5:00pm
Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day, and New Year's Day.

Admission: Please ring for current prices.


Drayton Manor theme Park

Tamworth,

Staffordshire B78 3TW

t: 0844 472 1950
f: 01827 288916
e: info@draytonmanor.co.uk
w: http://www.draytonmanor.co.uk

Drayton Manor, everyone's favourite theme park, packed with a host of great rides and attractions set in 280 acres of lakes and parkland. Drayton Manor features some of the biggest, wettest and scariest rides around!


Kingsley Bird and Falconry Centre

Sprinks Lane, Off Banks Lane,

Kingsley ST10 2BX

t: 01538 754784
e: lordl@aol.com
w: http://www.kingsleysanctuary.co.uk

Bird of prey and owl centre, overlooking the Churnet Valley. Guided tours last approximately one hour, with over 70 birds on display. Tearoom, Bird handling and Falconry Experiences by arrangement.

Opening Times: Weekdays and School Holidays and Bank Holidays.
(Except Chrismas and New Years.)
11:00am - 5:00pm. Last Tour 4:00pm.