Things to do
The Staffordshire Owl Experience and Birds of Prey Rescue Centre
There are many wonderful activities to participate in at The Staffordshire Owl Experience and Birds of Prey Rescue Centre, including hawk walks, falconry displays, photos with your favourite birds, flying or feeding the birds, or learn more about how we care for the birds and rehabilitate the birds.
Rodbaston Visitor Centre Animal Zone
At Animal Zone, located in South Staffordshire College’s Rodbaston Campus, visitors will see roughly 750 animals from meerkats to monkeys and rabbits to alpacas. Some of Animal Zone’s fantastic activities include Meet the Keeper Sessions, Craft Sessions, Animal Encounters, Animal Feeding and lots more.
Boscobel House and its Royal Oak tree is well known for being the hiding place of King Charles II after the defeat at the Battle of Worcester 1651. Boscobel continued to operate as a farm and the lodge, farmyard, gardens and the offspring of The Royal Oak tree can be visited to discover more about this historic place.
Ancient High House
The Ancient High House is a stunning Tudor building that is the largest remaining timber-framed town house in the country. It was built roughly in 1595 for the Dorrington family. The house has multiple floors with incredible museums and displays, including the Staffordshire Yeomanry Museum in the attic with displays of their distinguished history.
Take a tour of Stafford Castle to discover more about the history of this magnificent place built 1100AD. This is a popular spot for picnics and days out, whether that’s for a group of friends, a family or a couple on a romantic day out. This site is over 26 acres, including the Keep, inner and outer baileys, herb garden, woodland, car park and visitor centre.
Cannock Chase Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB)
Cannock Chase has been an AONB since 1958 due to its beautiful landscape, the wildlife and history. It is the largest surviving area of lowland heathland in the Midlands, which is a threatened habitat in the wild. There is an extensive area of forest and woodland to explore, as well as open field areas to relax and play in.
Drayton Manor Fireworks Spectacular
Drayton Manor is hosting a fireworks evening event to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing. Drayton Manor is a fantastic place for group trips, whether that is families or colleagues out to enjoy a day together. You can visit the theme park for a wild ride on one of the over 100 rides and attractions or take a trip to the zoo where you can meet all sorts of animals from Meerkats to Sumatran Tigers!
Lower Drayton Farm
At Lower Drayton Farm you can learn about the great outdoors, as well as learn about animals, farming and conservation. The farm attraction area has pigs, goats, sheep, ponies, donkeys, pheasants, ducks and chickens. You can also meet their adorable rabbits and guinea pigs.
Trentham Monkey Forest
Trentham Monkey Forest is having a Half Term Spooktacular, inviting families into the Deadly Dungeon for face painting, mask making, fancy dress, crafts and more. This event carries an extra charge. If you are visiting on a non-event day, there is no need to pre-book, just show up on the day for a fantastic outing with your group.
Tamworth Castle Fireworks Night
Visit Tamworth Castle after dark and be amazed by the incredible firework display that takes place in the castle grounds. Admission is between 3pm and 7pm and there will be no entry during the display, nor will people be able to leave until the end of the display. There are activities in the Castle Grounds from 5:30pm and the fireworks will start at 7pm. The fireworks event in the Castle Grounds is free.