So the half term holidays are here and you're wondering what to do with the kids! Well, here are some great ideas of where to visit, and what to see and do in Stoke-on-Trent to stop the kids getting bored over the half term holidays...
Hey, hey, we are the Monkeys!
Visit Trentham Monkey Forest as it re-opens for 2016! Meet the playful Barbary macaques who are roaming free in 60 acres of beautiful English forest!
Find out more about Trentham Monkey Forest
Find the fairies!
Everyone knows that fairies live at the bottom of gardens and Trentham Gardens is no different. Keep your eyes peeled as you walk around the beautiful mile-long lake, and through the woodland, maze and gardens where the Fairies at Trentham live. Each fairy is different, some are bold and will want to shake your hand, others are shy and are harder to spot high up in the trees. Can you find them all?
Find out more about the Fairy Trail at the Trentham Estate.
High rope adventures at Aerial Extreme
Take on Aerial Extreme's High Ropes Adventure Course at the Trentham Estate with fun obstacles such as rope bridges, scramble nets, swinging logs and balance beams, plus many more!
Aerial Extreme are also offering 25% off family tickets during February half term (Valid during 13/02/16 - 21/02/16. Terms & Conditions apply - see www.aerialextreme.co.uk
Explore our beautiful gardens
Wrap up warm and enjoy the outdoors in our beautiful gardens which can be enjoyed all-year round.
Whether you’re looking for a garden with peace and quiet, or fun and action you will find a great day out at Trentham Gardens. Discover the world in one garden at Biddulph Grange Garden and explore a beautiful winter garden at the 12 acre hillside Dorothy Clive Garden. February is the perfect time to explore Rode Hall Gardens when their abundant displays of snowdrops are in full splendour.
Climbing the walls?
Let them take to the walls at Kilnworx Climbing Centre! Set in a converted church it’s an amazing place to learn the basics or practice advanced techniques in a relaxed and friendly environment with super friendly and supportive staff! The perfect place to wear them out when the weather isn't so great!
Peak Wildlife Park
Go face-to-face with endangered animals from across three continents in a truly unique and immersive animal experience. Whether you love lemurs, have a passion for penguins or want to wander with wallabies the park has something to offer you!
Discover more about Peak Wildlife Park
Make a splash at Dimensions Leisure Centre
Whether you want to make a splash under the water fountains, ride the rapids, shoot down the dragon slide or simply relax in a hot spa, the splash pool at Dimensions Leisure Centre
is a great value-for-money place to ensure you and and your kids have fun!
Explore the City's Museums
Discover the history and heritage of The Potteries at our award-winning museums and visitor centres. From the world's largest collection of Staffordshire ceramics at the Potteries Museum & Art Gallery to the history of the toilet at Gladstone Pottery Museum! Find out what a saggar makers bottom knocker is, and discover over 250 years of British social, design and industrial history at the Wedgwood Museum. Experience Dudson's heritage from 1800 to the present day at the Dudson Museum and visit the last working Victorian pottery factory at Middleport Pottery.
Browse Stoke-on-Trent's brilliant museums
Discover the Hive at intu Potteries
The Hive at intu Potteries
opened in December 2015 and offers a brilliant new leisure development comprising seven scrumptious restaurants; Nando's, Chiquito, Gourmet Burger Kitchen, Frankie & Benny's, Pizza Express, Bon Pan Asian, Coast to Coast and a nine screen Cineworld cinema. This complements intu Potteries fantastic retail offering and year-round event programme.