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Great things to do with the kids in Stoke-on-Trent during May Half Term!

So the school 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 school holidays...

Let them go potty!

Get creative with the many hands-on opportunities available

Let your kids' creative juices flow over the holidays by creating their very own ceramic masterpiece with the many hands-on opportunities available at the World of Wedgwood, Emma Bridgewater, Royal Stafford and Gladstone Pottery Museum. From throwing a pot to hand painting your own dinner service there is something for all ages to enjoy.

Hey, hey, we are the Monkeys!

Monkey fun at Trentham Monkey Forest

Visit Trentham Monkey Forest and bring your little monkeys to meet ours! 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!

Find the fairies at the Trenthsm Estate

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

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!

 

Get 20% discount over the half term holidays! Visit www.aerialextreme.co.uk for details (Terms and conditions apply).

 

Explore our beautiful gardens

Spring in Stoke-on-Trent

It's a lovely time to enjoy the outdoors in our beautiful gardens.

 

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 see the magnolias, early flowering rhododendrons and daffodils at the 12 acre hillside Dorothy Clive Garden.

Peak Wildlife Park

Get face to face with endangered animals at 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

Have fun in Dimension's splash poolWhether 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

Explore Stoke-on-Trent's fun 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

 

Upcoming events

Disappearing

Sat 18 Mar - Sun 27 Aug 2017

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Anna of the Five Towns

Fri 26 May - Sat 17 Jun 2017

Newcastle

 
 
 
 
 
'Astound' by Leek College School of Art
'Astound' by Leek College School of Art at Nicholson Museum & Art Gallery

Sat 20 May - Sat 17 Jun 2017

Leek

 
 
 

Mon 9 Jan - Mon 18 Dec 2017

Stoke-on-Trent

 
 
 

Wed 4 Jan - Wed 20 Dec 2017

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Endon Well Dressing at Endon

Sat 27 - Mon 29 May 2017

Leek

 
 
 
Ozzy Owl's Food  and Drink Trail

Mon 1 May - Fri 30 Jun 2017

Stoke-on-Trent

 
 
 
Grease

Sat 27 May 2017

Stoke-on-Trent

 
 
 
Half Term Spring Trail at Tittesworth Water

Sat 27 May - Sun 4 Jun 2017

Leek

 
 
 
Parkrun

Sat 7 Jan - Sat 30 Dec 2017

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Inspired by India at Nicholson Museum & Art Gallery

Sat 27 May 2017

Leek

 
 
 
Lay of the Land

Fri 5 May - Fri 2 Jun 2017

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Sat 29 Apr - Thu 8 Jun 2017

Leek

 
 
 
Try out the potters wheel for free May Half Term

Sat 27 May - Sun 4 Jun 2017

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Sat 27 May - Sun 4 Jun 2017

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Tantalise your toes on the barefoot walk

Sat 27 May - Sun 4 Jun 2017

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Saxon Pots and Potters

Sat 23 Apr 2016 - Wed 1 Apr 2020

Stoke-on-Trent

 
 
 

Wed 11 Jan - Wed 20 Dec 2017

Stoke-on-Trent

 
 
 
The Sence of an Ending

Sat 27 May 2017

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What's New in Ceramics

Sat 15 Apr - Sun 16 Jul 2017

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Mon 29 May - Thu 1 Jun 2017

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