The Easter holidays are in full swing and if the boredom is already setting in then look no further. We’ve got a list of events taking place right here on your doorstep in Staffordshire to keep your kids – and you – entertained throughout the break.
April 19, 20 and 21
- The Dudson Museum in Hope Street, Hanley, will be open for a range of children’s activities, from 10.30am to 2.30pm.
- Enjoy a Mad Hatter’s Easter Tea Party on the Churnet Valley Railway in Froghall, near Cheadle over the Bank Holiday weekend. To book visit churnetvalleyrailway.co.uk
- Leek is hosting a kids’ Totally Locally Easter Trail. If little ones spot all 20 Easter egg pictures dotted around the town centre they can earn themselves an Easter goodie bag. The event runs from 10am to 4pm.
- Search for Easter eggs and chicks throughout Stoke’s Ford Green Hall and garden. There will also be old-fashioned toys and games and Easter craft activities, from 1pm-3.30pm.
- Weston Park Easter Motor Show promises a day of motoring heritage for enthusiasts, families and day trippers. It will feature a display of vintage, classic and modern classic vehicles, classic motorcycles, trade and autojumble stalls. There will also be children’s entertainment, modern car dealership stands, craft tents, food, drink, ice cream and bars. Entrance is £11 per adult, £5 per child, or £26 for a family ticket. Prices include access to the event, grounds and gardens, and Woodland Adventure Playground.
- Ever fancied seeing Lichfield Cathedral from a different angle? Well now’s your chance by scaling an 8m climbing wall outside the historic building to get a whole new perspective of the great west front. It’s suitable for ages four and above and costs £7.50 for children and £10 adults.
- Join Sir Aurelious Jones, the pirate knight, and Epico the Dragon at Stoke’s Potteries Museum and Art Gallery for an interactive adventure. Performances start at 12pm, 1.30pm and 3pm at the Bethesda Street site.
- Tamworth’s St George’s Day extravaganza is back with a day of medieval-themed fun in Tamworth Castle grounds, from 10am-5pm. There will be jousting, archery, a living history camp, walk-about medieval grave diggers and comedy. Stalls, fairground rides and children’s activities will also be on offer, along with the chance to meet St George and the dragon.
Now until April 24
- The RSPB Combes Valley Dinosaur Trail at Six Oaks Farm, Bradnop, near Leek, is offering the chance for young explorers to hunt dinosaur eggs. It costs £3 for children and includes a reward at the end.
- The Shugborough Estate, near Stafford, is holding Easter trails throughout the holidays for youngsters. Easter eggs are up for grabs on completion. The trail costs £3.