Astley Circus

Churnet Valley Railway

There is so much to do in Staffordshire you could spend all summer holidays doing, visiting, enjoying and seeing! . Here are a few ideas you may be interested in if you have already booked with us or are perhaps planning a short break at Heywood Hall.

Trentham Monkey Forest : visit the Barbary Macaques roaming free in 60 acres of beautiful Staffordshire Forest.
We have half price vouchers for a child with 2  paying adults.
Also ZooZu on 19th August .

Maize Maze: at the National Forest until 3rd September, and see the animals at the National Forest Adventure Farm

Peak Wildlife Park: Blackbrook, Winkhill, Leek, Staffordshire ST13 7QR animal walk through to see Lemurs, Penguins, Meerkats & Wallabies.
Astley Fest: 4th August a free fabulous fun day all to do with the circus  in Lyme Valley Park Newcastle under Lyme Staffordshire.
Churnet Valley Steam Railway: Froghall, Staffordshire ST10 2HA : Superheroes and Princesses on 28th and 30th July and Gin and Trains on 24th to 27th August.
Uttoxeter Racecourse: Wood lane, Uttoxeter ST14 8BD : Ladies Day on 27th July  and Big Summer Family  BBQ on 29th July .

National  Memorial Arboretum: Croxall Road Alrewas Burton DE13 7AR:    Summer Evening Proms on 4th August Uplighting music from The Royal Anglian Regiment.
Just So Festival: on 17 -19th August at Rode Hall, Cheshire. ( A fabulous imaginative outdoor adventure for young families showcasing best art music,literature, comedy & theatre for families).
The Pet Show: at Staffordshire County Showground 18th & 19th August.

Maize Maze, National Forest

National Brewery Centre: Burton:  Bank Holiday Family Fun 25th -27th August
Lichfield Food Festival:  26th -28th August
Medieval Living History:  at Tamworth Castle   31st July to 2nd August ; Discover how chain maille was made
and how laundry was done the Medieval way ! go to for more information .

Well Dressings throughout the Peak District . A great tradition  of well dressing created lovingly by
hand  by groups of dedicated volunteers  each year from May to September. Go to to
discover which villages are holding their Well dressing  festivals.

Trentham Monkey Forest

Well Dressings, Peak District