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Drayton Manor Park

Everyone’s favourite family theme park, Drayton Manor Park is packed with a host of great rides and attractions for all ages. This year we are celebrating the park’s 65th anniversary and would love for you to join us with our celebrations over the whole of 2015. Step back to when the park began as we go back to the 1950s with an abundance of events to enjoy.

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Erasmus Darwin

Erasmus Darwin House

Elegant Georgian home of Erasmus Darwin, Grandfather of Charles Darwin. Museum displays, interactive features and herb garden.

Etruria Industrial Museum

Etruria Industrial Museum

Discover how they put the 'bone' in bone china at the last working steam-powered potters mill in Britain. Includes a Bone and Flint Mill and family-friendly interactive exhibition.

Ford Green Hall

Ford Green Hall

Ford Green Hall is a 17th century timber-framed farmhouse, complete with period garden offering visitors a fascinating insight into the life of the 17th century.

Foxfield Steam Railway

Foxfield Steam Railway

The Foxfield Colliery was situated in the Cheadle Coalfield of North Staffordshire. Originally, transport of coal from the colliery was by packhorse and tramway. A production increased thoughts turned to the provision of better transport. Up to that time every scheme to build a railway to Cheadle had failed, the owners of the colliery decided that they had to take matters into their own hands. The Foxfield Railway was built in 1892-1893 to provide a link to the national railway network for the Foxfield Colliery, on the Stoke-Derby main line. The railway itself was built by local labour provided by the North Staffordshire Railway employees at weekends and supervised by the NSR (North Staffordshire Railway) foreman plate layer Noah Stanier. The railway was built with second hand material from the NSR. In order to keep the cost of the railway to a minimum there are almost no earthworks on the railway, the only notable ones being a cutting, dug through rock and a road over Rail Bridge . The total cost to build the railway was £3000. The lack of earthworks have resulted in a railway with huge gradients, running as steep as 1:19 in places and the steepest adhesion worked standard gauge line in Britain. The railway, once built, led a quiet but productive life until the eventual closure of the colliery by the NCB (National Coal Board) in August 1965.

Halfpenny Green Vineyard

The Vineyard is open to the public with a craft centre, gift shop, restaurant, tearooms. There is also a Vineyard trail, fishing lake (coarse fishing), wine sales and Guided tours.

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Hardwick Hall

Welcome to Hardwick, whose stunning houses and beautiful landscape have been created by a cast of thousands. It was the formidable Bess of Hardwick who first created Hardwick in the late 1500s, but it was Robert Symthson who designed this magnificent house. The new Hall was designed deliberately to symbolise Bess' wealth and status and pushed the boundaries of architectural design. In 2014, we mark the 400th anniversary of Robert Smythson with a series of celebrations, including pop up workshops, tours and talks, where you will discover what influenced Smythson's work and the story behind the stone. Explore Smythson's fascination for symmetry and ingenious planning with themed events from 'have a go' stone carving and a parkland sculpture trail, to an outdoor exhibition of new contemporary artworks, presented by Meadow Arts and inspired by The Men who built Hardwick'. Hardwick offers visitors a year round experience, from colourful herbaceous borders and prize winning vegetables that are used in the restaurant to the picturesque circular parkland walks and plenty of family friendly activities.

Hednesford Hills Raceway

Hednesford Hills Raceway

Welcome to Incarace Motorsport Incarace have been a top name in the world of short track motor racing for many years and are the biggest promoters of the sport in the Midlands. Some of the best motor racing anywhere in the UK can be seen at our three purpose-built race tracks, from the fearsome high-speed banking of Hednesford Hills Raceway, the UK's fastest short oval, to the exciting atmosphere of the inner-city Birmingham Wheels Raceway and the spiritual home of the sport at Northampton International Raceway, perhaps more affectionately known as Brafield Stadium. A huge variety of different formulas race at our meetings, from the crash and bash of Bangers, to the high-speed side by side racing of the Hot Rods and the clang of metal bumpers in the all-action BriSCA Stock Cars plus a massive mix of different events in between, there really is something for everyone at Incarace. Incarace have a long heritage in the sleeping giant of a sport that is short oval racing and a typical meeting will feature more passing and close racing than an entire season of Formula One racing. Whether you are a dedicated 'petrol head' or just looking for a family day out, you are guaranteed fantastic entertainment, just choose your meeting and come and see the finest motorsport in the UK.

intu Potteries

intu Potteries

intu Potteries is the largest shopping centre in Staffordshire and South Cheshire with over 80 shops including Debenhams and Primark. It is located in the heart of Stoke-on-Trent city centre.

Kingsley Bird & Falconry Centre

Kingsley Bird & Falconry Centre

Bird of Prey Centre set in slopes of the Churnet Valley. Overlooking the River Churnet, the Caldon Canal and Churnet Valley Railway. Over 100 birds on display. Bird handling is available at an additional charge.

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