A Family Day Out – Trentham Gardens Staffordshire

A Family Day Out – Trentham Gardens Staffordshire

A Family day out, Trentham Gardens, Staffordshire

We are so lucky to have this wonderful place right on our door step. I never tire of a visit to Trentham Gardens,  Staffordshire. We love a weekend walk around the lake, or a summer picnic after school..not to mention a wander around the shops in search of a unique gift, or a catch up with my parents or my friends over a herbal tea and cake (and yes I really do drink herbal tea)

We purchase our annual pass every year.  Actually  I will let you into our secret.. we use our tesco clubcard vouchers to purchase our annual family membership making it excellent value and even more special that it hasn’t cost us the earth. What’s more, a family membership consists of two adults and three children….which coming from a family of five is really wonderful – as most family passes are often for two adults and two children.

We have been visiting Trentham for years, and there is so much to do. It feels such a safe place, actually it is a little haven – and I don’t think twice about walking around the lake on my own, armed with a flask and a mug before seeking out a peaceful picnic bench and watching the world go by.  Saying that, you will often find me walking around the lake with babyS tucked up in the pushchair, my little girls following donned in their trusty wellies and tutus combo and my hubby by my side with a coffee in his hand.

I think I have actually walked around the lake three times over this last week. The weather has been so mild, and lil_E loves to try to find the fairies dotted around the lake before hitting the adventure playground. Me? Well I never tire of this beautiful peaceful view of the lake or of an excuse to get some fresh air and Spring sunshine on my cheeks.

The Gardens

Over the last couple of weeks we have taken a different route and started to explore the Italian gardens. The flowers are all starting to bloom and the colours of Spring are well and truly evident.

A carpet of colour

The Lake

If you take the full circular lakeside walk then you will walk just over two miles. I really enjoy the walk, the paths are really buggy friendly, and the girls love the walk as there lots to see and do along the way. There is so much wildlife around, and the girls always enjoy spotting the 15 Trentham fairies dotted around the estate. The reward at the end of the walk is the adventure playground, barefoot walk and the maze and maybe a cheeky ice cream 🙂

Trentham Gardens Staffordshire

Need to know

Admission prices

Adult £11.25
Concession (Seniors and Students) £9.60
Child (aged 5-15 years) £9.60
Family (2 adults + up to 3 children aged 5-15 years) £39.00
Family (1 adult + up to 3 children aged 5-15 years) £28.50
Child (Age 4 and under) Free Free

Save 10% if you purchase tickets online/Visit Stoke 2 for 1 offer/use Tesco club card great days out tokens/upgrade to an annual pass – please visit website for more details.

Trentham woodland walks and shopping village are free to enter, and parking is free.

The Rest.

The shopping village is a must to visit. There are over 50 shops and 15 cafes in timber cabins which make for a really unique shopping experience and day out, and not to mention the garden centre with a huge variety of indoor and outdoor lifestyle, home and gardening  products.  Visitors can also take a boat ride on the lake on Trentham’s boat, Miss Elizabeth, or take a ride on the miniature train, the Trentham Fern. During your visit you can also bob across to meet the Barbary Macaques roaming around at the Trentham Monkey Forest. You can read about our wonderful day out at the monkey forest here.

Our verdict? It is a really lovely day out and most definitely worth a visit…or if you are anything like us, a visit three times a week!

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  1. Ella
    Apr 1, 2017 / 9:47 pm

    Fab post!!
    (P.S. … herbal tea??!!!!! 😆)

    • otisandus
      Apr 15, 2017 / 11:51 am

      You know me too well 🙂

  2. Apr 1, 2017 / 11:33 pm

    Such a beautiful spot with so many lovely views. Lots of your Instagram photos fall into place for me reading this. 2 miles is quite a lake, it makes ours look like a pond! There sounds like just the right balance of nature, sculptures and play things to keep all the family happy. I’m not surprised this is a favourite place to visit and the Tesco vouchers sound a good tip.

    Thank you for sharing on Country Kids

    • otisandus
      Apr 15, 2017 / 11:52 am

      Thanks so much as always for hosting! We do love Trentham gardens and I am yet to tire of the walk around the lake! The tesco vouchers make it affordable which is always important when thinking of days out with the kids. Have a wonderful Easter x

  3. Apr 2, 2017 / 7:30 am

    The sun on the water is beautiful – lovely photos

    Popping over from #CountryKids 🙂

    • otisandus
      Apr 15, 2017 / 11:53 am

      Thanks so much, it is so pretty isn’t it!? Thanks for stopping by x

    • otisandus
      Apr 15, 2017 / 11:54 am

      |It really is, I love a morning stroll around the lake.. thanks so much for stopping by! x

  4. Apr 2, 2017 / 8:30 am

    I find as a family of 5 everything costs the earth to visit as well, so it’s great you can get such value. It looks very stunning #countrykidsfun

    • otisandus
      Apr 15, 2017 / 11:54 am

      Thanks so much, it makes up for not living by the sea 🙂 thanks for stopping by x

  5. Apr 3, 2017 / 6:27 pm

    Whenever I see posts for Trentham I always wish we lived closer. I think we’ll have to look at staying somewhere overnight in the summer to make a visit more feasible. Looks like you had a lovely day #CountryKids

    • otisandus
      Apr 15, 2017 / 11:55 am

      Mary there are so many places to stay locally, and there is a hotel right on the grounds of the lake, it would be a really lovely overnight stay! Thanks for stopping by xx

  6. Apr 4, 2017 / 10:16 am

    This isn’t that far from us and we have never been. Really met add it to our to do list. It looks absolutely gorgeous! Your photos are beautiful! The girls look like they really enjoyed themselves. My Boo has that yellow raincoat too! Love it xx Thanks so much for linking up to #ThePlacesWeWillGoLinky

    • otisandus
      Apr 15, 2017 / 11:57 am

      Sonia you really need to spend a day there its such a lovely day out! Thanks so much for the kind comments – I love to take a photo or two or three 🙂 Thanks for hosting this lovely linky! Have a great Easter weekend x

  7. Apr 4, 2017 / 4:47 pm

    How lovely to have this on your doorstep. I’ve seen quite a few posts about Trentham Gardens and it is firmly on my list of places to visit when we are next in the area. I love the fairy sculptures and the barefoot walk sounds like so much fun. Looks like you had a lovely day out 🙂 #countrykids

    • otisandus
      Apr 15, 2017 / 11:58 am

      It is such a lovely day out, and make up for not having a beach on our doorstep 🙂 You really should visit your little ones would love it! Thanks for stopping by have a lovely weekend x

    • otisandus
      Apr 15, 2017 / 11:58 am

      It is really lovely! I never get bored of walking around the lake! Thanks for stopping by x

  8. Apr 12, 2017 / 6:39 am

    Gorgeous images of your two cuties, sounds like a fun day out #theplaceswewillgo

    • otisandus
      Apr 15, 2017 / 11:59 am

      Thanks so much Jo, I love to spend my maternity leave days there, I always feel guilty my third cutey hasn’t joined us when she is at school! Have a lovely weekend 🙂 x

  9. Apr 15, 2017 / 2:35 pm

    I should really use my tesco club card voucher! This place is not too far from my place! My kids would definitely love to visit! #ThePlacesWeWillGoLinky

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