Things To Do In And Around Staffordshire

The largest City in Staffordshire is Stoke-On-Trent which just so happens to be where our new Lomax Halls accommodation is located. 

There are so many things around Staffordshire you can do while studying at the university there from Theme Parks to Historical sites and we’ve got a big list for you…

 

Theme Parks

 

– Alton Towers (Alton)

Englands largest theme park with 500 acres of land to wander and enjoy the rides and rollercoasters. 

– Snowdome (Tamworth) 

The ultimate Snowdome with real snow all year round on a 170-metre main slope and two separate snow academy areas for lessons and beginners.

– Drayton Manor Park (Tamworth) 

A theme park complete with a zoo for those that need a break from all the rides. 

– Waterworld

A tropical indoor water park complete with wave pool, slides, flumes, and rides. 

 

Museums

 

– Gladstone Pottery Museum (Longton)

Gladstone is the only complete Victorian pottery factory from the days when coal-burning ovens made the worlds finest bone china. Traditional skills, original workshops, and the cobbled yard and huge bottle ovens transport visitors back in time. 

– Samuel Johnson Birthplace Museum (Lichfield)

Visit the home that inspired a literary giant best known for his ‘Dictionary Of The English Language’

Samuel Johnson spent the first 21 years of his life in the Grade 1 listed traders townhouse. 

– World Of Wedgewood (Barlaston)

Visit World Of Wedgewood to experience the Wedgewood Brand. Featuring a V&A museum collection, factory tour, contemporary tea room, restaurant, and the Wedgewood flagship retail store. 

– The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery

Travel back in time and discover the history of the Potteries, including the worlds greatest collection of Staffordshire ceramics. See a full-size sculpture of a spitfire built by apprentices from local engineering company KMF.

 

Historical Sites

 

– Middleton Hall & Gardens

Middleton Hall has over 950 years of history with beautiful gardens and grounds. The oldest building on site dates back to 1285 and is believed to be the oldest domestic building in Warwickshire. 

– Stafford Castle 

Originally built in Timber by the Normans in 1100AD, Stafford Castle has dominated the local skyline for over 900 years. 

– Ancient High House (Stafford)

The Ancient High House in one of the finest Tudor building in the country. It is the largest timber-framed town house in England being built in around 1595.

– Castle Ring (Cannock)

One of at least seven hill forts in Staffordshire believed to have been occupied between 500BC and 43AD and is one of the earliest pieces of evidence of settlement in the Cannock Area. 

 

 

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