FAMILIES are being urged to opt for a ‘staycation’ this Easter and explore the county’s many attractions.
Whether its Easter egg hunts, clay pot making, family cycle rides in beautiful countryside, or a classic car show, the county promises something for all the family over the holidays.
Staffordshire is the home of Easter egg-citement with both leading theme parks fully reopened for the 2019 season.
Alton Towers Resort opens its brand-new Dungeon attraction this year which takes guests on a hilariously hideous journey through Staffordshire’s darkest history. Drayton Manor Park features Easter Egg trails across the park, along with over 100 rides and attractions and live shows throughout the day with Thomas and Friends.
The beloved literature classic Alice in Wonderland is brought to life at Churnet Valley Railway with The Mad Hatter’s Tea Party. Hop on one of the specially decorated trains running through Staffordshire’s scenic countryside whilst enjoying themed treats.
New for 2019 at Weston Park is the Easter Motor Show. Showcasing a spectacular display of cars and other vehicles from vintage, classic to modern, it’s perfect for enthusiasts and families alike.
Discover treats in The Trentham Monkey Forest, where prizes are on offer for cracking the clues on their Easter trail and at Tamworth Castle, where Ruby the Dragon needs some help finding the hidden Easter eggs.
There’s lots of Easter activities happening down at the National Adventure Farm in Burton too. Families can ride the Easter Eggspress Tractor, walk through the woodland path, help feed lambs, go on a treasure hunt and meet the Easter Bunny.
Philip Atkins, Leader at Staffordshire County Council said: “Staffordshire is a wonderful place to visit all year round but Easter and Spring time is particularly special.
“We have a thriving tourism economy here in Staffordshire and a fantastic range of attractions, historic houses and beautiful countryside. We have world-class theme parks, along with many smaller family-owned attractions all of which play a vital part in our visitor economy. I’d definitely urge people to consider a ‘staycation’ this Easter.”
Staffordshire libraries will also have a range of arts and crafts activities taking place over the Easter holidays. People can get details by contacting their local library.
People can find out more about what Staffordshire has to offer this Easter by visiting www.enjoystaffordshire.com/easter