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!

Lichfield Cathedral

The Close, Lichfield,

Staffordshire WS13 7LD

t: 01543 306100
f: 01543 306100
w: http://www.lichfield-cathedral.org

Bringing History to life - a holy site for 1200 years. Walk in the footsteps of the pilgrim and discover the story of St Chad. A superb visit for the whole family.

Opening Times: 7:30 - 6:15

Admission: No entry fee but donations are welcome.


Museum of Cannock Chase

Valley Road, Hednesford,

Staffordshire WS12 1TD

t: 01543 877666
f: 01543 428272
e: museum@cannockchasedc.gov.uk
w: http://www.cannockchasedc.gov.uk/museum

Located on the edge of Hednesford Hills Nature Reserve, the Museum of Cannock Chase illustrates the rich social and industrial heritage of the area, and the social and comestic life of the past.

Opening Times: Easter until end of September - Open daily 11:00am - 5:00pm
October to Good Friday - Open monday to Friday 10:00am - 4:00pm

Admission: Last admissions 30minutes before closing, Closed for 2weeks over christmas and New Year.

Admission Free.


Shire Hall Gallery

Market Square, Stafford.

Staffordshire St16 2LD

t: 01785 278583
f: 01785 882461
e: shirehallgallery@staffordshire.gov.uk

Free entry to innovative art exhibitions, a real Vitorian tearoom and a
craft shop. Get stuck in our exciting activities programme or enjoy a
snack in our coffee shop.

Opening Times: Mon, Weds, Thurs, Fri, sat: 9:30am - 5:00pm
Tues: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Sun: 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Admission: Free.


Shugborough

Milford, Stafford,

Staffordshire ST17 0XB

t: 01889 881388
f: 01889 881323
e: Shugborough.promotion@staffordshire.gov.uk
w: http://www.shugborough.org.uk

Step back in time at the working estate of Shugborough. Meet costumed characters, take a scenic train ride, relax in the 900 acresof stunning parkland. A family day out with a difference

Opening Times: March 14th to October 29th 2008
11:00am - 5:00pm Daily

Admission: Adult £12.00 concession of of £9.50, Children £7.00
Family (2 adults and up to 3 children) £30.00
Family (one adult and one child) £15.00
Under fives Free.


Spode Visitor Centre

Church Sreet, Stoke-On-Trent,
Staffordshire ST4 1BX

t: 01782 572598
f: 01782 572505
e: shop@spode.co.uk
w: http://www.spode.co.uk

Visit the birth place of Fine Bone China. Come with us behind closed doors and see traditional craftsmen at work. Guilded tours, museum and factory shopping. Bargins galore in our Spode Seconds and Clearance Shops. Best Shop, Gift Shop and Cook Shop.
 

Opening Times: 7 days a week. Mon - Sat: 9:00am - 5:00pm, Sun: 10:00am 0 4:00pm
Closed: Easter Sunday, Chrismas Day, Boxing Day, New Year's Day.

Admission: Guided tours vary from £2.50 per person,per attraction,
to £5.00 per person for a fully guided tour.
Please visit www.spode.co.uk for full tour details.
Tours:Mon-Fri at 10:00am , 1:30pm, and 3:00pm
(Except Bank Holidays & Factory Shutdowns)