Outdoor Attractions and Parks
Alton Towers Resort
Unleash a torrent of fun at the UK's most famous Theme Park!
The Theme Park rides and attractions are open from 24 March - 4 November 20112 There is something for all thrillseekers and families, with tons of terrific rides, blockbusting attractions, amazing live shows, and weird and wonderful costume characters.
Alton Towers Resort is the UK's leading short break resort, offering as it does an unrivalled selection of attractions for the whole family to enjoy together. The origins of the Towers themselves date back to the 8th century, although the theme park and hotels are slightly less historic!
|Telephone||0871 222 3330|
|Services||32A, X39 from 1 July 2012|
Trentham Monkey Forest
Monkey Forest is set in 60 acres of beautiful Staffordshire woodland and meadows where 140 monkeys live in total freedom. You are plunged into the Barbary macaques fascinating world as you hear rustling in the trees, chattering in a strange language and see the monkeys crashing through branches.
You will be able to discover this amazing species as they exhibit their natural behaviour with no bars or cages to hinder your view.
|Address||Stone Road, Trentham, Stoke-on-Trent, ST4 8AY.|
Central Forest Park
Central Forest Park is a beautiful green space in the heart of the city. It provides facilities for walking, cycling, dog walking, informal sports, and skateboarding. The grassland provides an important home for insects, birds, and unusual plants, while carboniferous fossils can be found in the loose shale of the pit mound.
|Address||Chell Street, Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent.|
|Services||7, 7A, 8, 8A, 8B, 8C, 18, 29|
Enjoy a brilliant day out at Trentham. Visit the award-winning Trentham Gardens, for peace and quiet, fun and action. Walk with 140 barbary macaques at the Monkey Forest, take a high rope adventure at Aerial Extreme, indulge yourself at Trentham Shopping Village with shops, cafés, restaurants and the vast Trentham Garden Centre. Stay over at the Premier Inn hotel. Bring your friends and family to this central location, with something to please every generation!
|Address||Stone Road, Trentham. Stoke-on-Trent, ST4 8AX.|
Biddulph Grange Gardens
This amazing Victorian garden, owned by the National Trust, was created by Darwin contemporary James Bateman as an extension of his beliefs and scientific interests. His plant collection comes from all over the world - a visit takes you on a global journey from an Italian terrace to an Egyptian pyramid, via a Himalayan glen and Chinese-inspired garden. Discover the fabulous collection of rhododendrons, dahlia walk and oldest surviving golden larch in Britain, brought from China by the great plant hunter Robert Fortune. A garden for all seasons.
Note: many steps throughout the garden.
|Address||Grange Road, Biddulph, Staffordshire, ST8 7SD.|
Park Hall Country Park
Park Hall Country Park is one of the city's most important natural sites. It was declared as Stoke-on-Trent's only National Nature Reserve in 2002 and the sandstone canyons are a Site of Special Scientific Interest for their geology. Park Hall also has lakes, woodland, heath-land, fishing facilities and a visitor centre.
|Address||Visitor Centre, Hulme Road, Weston Coyney, Stoke-on-Trent.|
|Services||1, 1A, 2, 26, 26A|
Racing is for everyone. Uttoxeter Racecourse guarantees a day at the races will get your hearts pounding and leave you wanting to come back for more!
Set in the heart of Central England amongst picturesque surroundings, they have been home to the famous Midlands Grand National since 1969 and host a range of jump meetings all year round.
The bigger feature days are always worth a gamble. Try the glitzy Ladies Night, the Britannia Summer National or the series of Family Fun Days all of which have entertainment (on top of the racing!) and special packages, creating that extra special day.
So whether you are an avid racegoer or a novice, come along and share a perfect day out with family, friends or work colleagues.
|Address||Wood Lane, Uttoxeter, Staffs, ST14 8BD.|
|Services||32A (Alight at Rail Station)|