Stoke-on-Trent City in England
Stoke-on-trent is also known as “The Potteries” after its rich and long history of ceramic production. Perfect as a day out for families and anyone who loves beautiful scenery.
World of Wedgwood - Celebrates the best of industrial and design heritage in the city with visitor tours, shopping and places to eat. The complex features the Wedgwood flagship store giving visitors a chance to buy the latest ceramic designs and a factory outlet where retired products or factory seconds can be purchased at low prices. The history of the factory is also detailed in the museum, while afternoon tea is a treat using fine bone china. Open Monday to friday 10am - 5pm and Saturday and Sunday 10am - 4pm.
The Trentham Estate - Visitors can enjoy the stunning Trentham Gardens with its beautiful lake and adventure playground for the kids. Other activities on the site include the Monkey forest, aerial extreme and the shopping village which features 60 shops, cafes and restaurants. Open year round except Christmas day. Opening times vary depending on the time of the year.
The Potteries Museum and Art Gallery - The history of the pottery revolution of the area is detailed along with the Staffordshire Hoard display. You can also see a spitfire in the city where its designer was born. The foyer shop is ideal for picking up souvenirs while the cafe is a great spot to relax. Special activities take place in the school holidays to keep kids occupied. Open Monday to saturday 10am - 5pm and Sundays 11am - 4pm. Free entry.
Alton Towers - This resort features more than 50 rides and attractions with more being added every year. Perfect for kids of all ages from the very small with CBeebies land. Visitors can even enjoy the very first Roller Coaster restaurant. The local area features a number of hotels where visitors can enjoy special ticket and accommodation deals. Open between March and November with varied opening times. Free for children under the age of 3.
Longton Park - Also known as Queen’s Park, this horticultural site is one of the city’s largest heritage parks. With bowling pavilions and a clock tower it is the perfect spot for a relaxing walk, especially if you have a special interest in trees and plants. Open from 8am until dusk every day.
Stoke-on-Trent is famous for its history of pottery and ceramic production, making it the ideal visiting place for anyone who loves design and the industrial revolution. Visitors can still see many factories that are still in production. However there is also plenty of fun for all the family with a day at AltonTowers a must. The local shopping areas are full of exciting independent shops while local leisure parks offer exciting days out. Anyone who loves countryside needs to only drive for a few minutes out of the city to see stunning scenery and to complete some beautiful walks.