A selection of our favourite Christmas days out in Staffordshire
I love Christmas so much. Since we have had the little ones I find it even more magical. Last year I put together our top Christmas days out in Staffordshire and Cheshire, so this year I have updated it with some new finds.
You may also find this post on free (or really cheap) days out in Staffordshire with kids useful.
Here are a selection of top Christmas Events in Staffordshire for 2020
National Forest Adventure Farm: North Pole Adventure
The National Forest Adventure Farm is situated in Burton upon Trent in Staffordshire. We visited the North Pole Adventure last year and I can honestly say that this was one of my favourite Christmas events that we have visited. The attention to detail was something else, and they had thought of everything to make this a wonderful and magical adventure. With a Victorian High Street, helping the Elves in the post office, decorating gingerbread men with Mother Claus, and meeting an interactive polar bear it was a lovely and magical Christmas event for all of the family.
For more information, prices and to book – head over to the National Adventure Farm online
Santa Sleepover, Alton Towers
We visited Alton Towers for their Santa Sleepover about four years ago and really enjoyed it. It involved a jam-packed couple of days of visiting the theme park, staying in a themed room at the hotel, Christmas dinner alongside a full itinerary of Christmas activities and a splash in the Waterpark.
For more information head over to Alton Towers Resort online
A Victorian Christmas at Middleport Pottery
This year we are thinking about heading over to Middleport pottery for a Victorian Christmas. Buy last minute gifts from the artist market, create your own gifts and decorations with a mulled wine & mince pie, roasted chestnuts and Hog Roast. Oh and not forgetting you can meet Father Christmas (7th – 22nd Dec 2019 book online)
Head over to Middleport pottery online for more information
Statfold Santa Express, Tamworth
Head to Stanford Barn Railway to climb aboard Santa’s magical steam train! Be transported to Santa’s home at the North pole and meet his elves and reindeer. Decorate gingerbread men with Mrs Claus and then head to Santa’s grotto to meet the man himself.
30th Nov – 22nd Dec 2019
Head to Statfold Barn Railway for more information and availability
Christmas at Trentham Gardens
We love a day out at Trentham gardens and visit with our annual pass most months. This Christmas Santa and Mrs Claus with be at Trentham Shopping Village. The Christmas light switch on is planned for Wednesday 28th November and this year’s Christmas parade is based on children’s story books with characters such as Goldilocks, Humpty Dumpty, Snow White and the Mad Hatter walking with Santa to turn on our Christmas lights. There is loads on here over Christmas including Wreath making at Yellowstone Art Boutique and Tea with Santa at Six Arches Restaurant.
Head over to Trentham Gardens online for more information.
A Magical Christmas at World of Wedgwood
We love a visit to World of Wedgwood with our kids and we will be sure to head to Wedgwood during the festive period – there is so much to do here for families. Head to the Creative classroom for pottery painting, decorate a ceramic bauble in the decorating studio. throw a pot and make a perfect gift in the Master craft studio, or enjoy a Christmas children’s trail in the Wedgwood museum. You can also plan a festive afternoon tea in the World of Wedgwood Tea Room.
Head over to World of Wedgwood for more information
Santa and Steam at Churnet Valley Railway
Christmas 2018 we headed over to Froghall to board the Santa Express for the wonderful Santa and Steam experience at Churnet Valley Railway.
There are a variety of dates available in the run up to Christmas Day. The Santa Express departs from two stations, Froghall and Cheddleton.
Head over to Santa and Steam online for more information
So there you have our top Christmas days out in Staffordshire and Cheshire
Where are you heading this year to catch a glimpse of Father Christmas?