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!

The Wedgwood Visitor Centre

Darlaston, Stoke-On-Trent,

Staffordshire ST12 9ES

t: 0870 6061759
e: bookings@wedgwood.com
w: http://www.thewedgwoodvisitorcentre.com

Conveniently located, the centre tells the story of it's founder Josiah Wedgwood and the company through exhibitions, real working factory tour, craft skills area and hands on opportunities. Excellent shopping and resturant also on site. New on site 2008 - the new £10 Million Wedgwood mueum from Autumn.

Opening Times: Weekdats 9:00am - 5:00pm, Weekdays 10:00am - 5:00pm

Admission: Adults weekdays £8.25 - weekends £6.25,
Consessions weekdays £6.25 - weekends £4.25.
Family (2 Adults, up to 3 children) weekdays £28.00 - weekends £20.00


Trentham Monkey Forrest

Trentham Estate,

Stone Road,Trentham,

Staffordshire, ST4 8AY

t: 01782 659845
f: 01782 644699
e: info@monkey-forest.com
w: http://www.monkey-forest.com

Come and walk amongst our 140 Barbary macaques roaming free in 60 acres of beatiful English Forest. Other facilities inclide the Bannana Cafe, Jungle Shop, Picnic area and new playgrounds for children.

Opening Times: February open for Spring Hald Term and Weekends thereafter from
10:00am. Open everyday from the 15th March to the 31st October from
10:00am. Closing time see website for seasonal variations.

Admission: Adult £6.00, OAP/students £5.50. Children 3-14 £4.50.
Children under 3 Free, Group Prices for 20+ paying visitors.


Water World

Festival Park, Etruria, Hanley,

Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ST1 5PU

t: 01782 205747
f: 01782 201815
w: http://www.waterworld.co.uk

Waterworld attracts over 400,000 visitors a year making it a leading visitor attraction in North Staffordshire, and the UK’s No.1 aqua park.

‘A great family day out whatever the weather’