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!

Stafford Castle

Newport Road, Stafford,

Staffordshire ST16 1DJ

t: 01785 257698
f: 01785 257698
w: http://www.staffordbc.gov.uk/heritage

Discover 900 years of history. Originally a motte and bailey castle, the stone keeps was destroyed during the Cival war. The purpose built Visitors Centre displays artefacts from archaeological excavations and contains a fascinating audio-visual presentation, scale models and hands on equipment.

Opening Times: April - October, Tuesday - Sunday 10:00am - 5:00pm.
Movenber - March, Saturday & Sunday 10:00am - 4:00pm
Bank Holidays: 10:00 am - 5:00pm

Admission: Free, some events may be charged.


Stafford Town Centre

Stafford Borough Council.

Civic Centre, Riverside.

Stafford, ST16 3AQ

t: 01785 619470
w: http://www.staffordbc.gov.uk

Try shopping somewhere different - you can shop till you drop in the County Town of Stafford.

The historic County own of Stafford has shops to suit all tastes, from the major high street retailers to the niche independent stores.

Browse though our quaint side streets full of character, stroll down our cobbled lanes, room around pedestrianised high streets and peruse the shops in the Guildhall shopping centre, then sit back, relax and sample the cafe culture.


Tamworth Castle

Holloway Lodge, Tamworth,

Staffordshire B79 7NA

t: 01827 709629
f: 01827 709630
e: heritage@tamworth.gov.uk
w: http://www.tamworthcastle.co.uk

Tamworth Castle is the number one heritage attractions located in the town centre of Tamworth. Witness the Medieval Great Hall Tudor Chambers and Victorian suite of rooms.

Opening Times: Summer Season - April to end of September
(Tuesday - Sunday 12:00 noon - 5:15pm)
Winter Season - October to end of March
(Saturday & Sunday 12:00 noon - 5:15pm)

Admission: Adult £5.00, Children 5+ £3.00, Children 2-5 £1.00.
Children under 2 Free, Senior Citizen £4.00, Family Ticket £14.50


The Achient High House

Greengate Street, Stafford,

Staffordshire ST16 2JA

t: 01785 619131
e: heritage@staffordbc.gov.uk
w: http://www.staffordbc.gov.uk/heritage

Take a walk through time. The tallest timber-framed town house in England. Built in 1595. Period room fittings reflect the fascinating history of the house. Also housing the museum of the Staffordshire Yeomanry. Gift Shop. Disabled access is limited. Please phone for details before visit.

Opening Times: Tuesday - Saturday 10:00am - 4:00pm

Admission: Free, events may be changed, please phone for details


The National Memorial Arboretum

Croxall Road, Alrewas

Staffordshire DE13 7AR

t: 01283 792333
f: 01283 792034
e: info@thenma.org.uk
w: http://www.thenma.org.uk

Centrally located, the National Memorial Arboretum comprises 150 acres of trees and 130 memorials devoted to the concept of remembrance. The new Armed forces Memorial is striking and emotive and is quickly assuming  National significance.

Opening Times: 9:00am - 5:00pm (dusk in winter months)

Admission: Free