The best things to do in Stafford during a family holiday

21 August 2018

Stafford, the county town of Staffordshire, is close to Stoke-On-Trent, Wolverhampton and Birmingham, and represents a lovely little getaway for people of all ages.

If you’re heading to Stafford, you might be wondering how best to spend your day (or days, if you’re stopping over). This is particularly the case if you have the kids to entertain!

Fear not, for we’ve picked out the top things to do in Stafford if you happen to be taking a little staycation in this lovely little town.

The Ancient High House

If you fancy heading way back in time, the Ancient High House will take you back over four hundred years and through the turbulent Civil War era.

There’s children’s games to keep the little ones happy, hands-on activities and quizzes for all the family. If you’re lucky, you might even happen to be passing by during one of the many local artist exhibitions!

The Canalside Farm Shop

This wonderful farm shop with on-site cafe is a great respite if you fancy checking out the wonderful local produce on offer and stopping for a relaxing coffee (or two!).

What’s more, the farm shop is surrounded by lovely walks, including countryside paths that follow the beautiful canal.

It’s open seven days a week all year, and is the perfect place in which to treat yourself to a full English breakfast if you get there early enough.

Go Ape

Fan of heights? Want some adventure? Want to conquer your fear of heights? Go Ape is definitely for you!

Found all across the country, the popular Go Ape experience is also in Cannock, where you can fly down super-fast zip-wires and Tarzan your way around treetop obstacle courses. There really is no better way to experience this wonderful part of Staffordshire.

The Guildhall shopping centre

Fancy some retail therapy? Of course you do!

With 157,000 square feet of retail space to explore, the Guildhall shopping centre lies in the heart of Stafford and offers something for everyone. Just remember to rest your weary feet in one of the many coffee shops or pubs once you’re shopped out!

Royal Air Force Museum, Cosford

Our final recommendation is a must for war and history buffs, kids, and basically anyone who loves to get an up-close glimpse at some rare historical artefacts.

Located in Cosford, the Royal Air Force Museum features V-Bombers, the world’s oldest Spitfire and the brilliantly interactive ‘Fun ’n’ Flight’. This really is an attraction the whole family will love, and it’s a great excuse to give the kids some learning material while they’re on holiday, too!

Days Inn Stafford is located conveniently off the M6, making it the perfect pit stop. It’s perfect for both business and leisure travel and has everything the weary traveller needs to rest after a long day’s adventure.

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