London to Staffordshire Day Trip Inspiration
What to do on a Day Trip to Staffordshire From London
For a wide range of exciting activities, consider a day trip from London to Staffordshire. This county in the West Midlands has activities to offer thrill-seekers, hikers, and the more cultural or artistic travellers alike, making it the perfect day trip or weekend away from London. Book your Hiyacar, get the greatest hits of Robbie Williams on, and explore what’s on offer just three hours from London.
Find your adrenaline rush at Alton Towers Resort
For family adventures or solo thrill-seekers, Alton Towers Resort is the place to go. Perfect for one crazy day out or a short break, explore rides and attractions suited to a range of ages… you can even time your visit with one of the resort’s special events, like Mardi Gras, to get the most out of your visit.
Explore Trentham Shopping Village and the surrounding gardens
If you’re in the mood for a spot of shopping, head to Trentham Shopping Village for a range of boutiques, homewares and craft stores nestled between cosy tearooms and restaurants. It’s also the perfect place to welcome in the warmer months, as the shops neighbour the beautiful Trentham Gardens. Grab a coffee and walk amongst the ornamental gardens for a refreshing stretch of the legs when you arrive.
If you like Trentham, how about the Monkey Forest?
Trentham Monkey Forest is the only place in the UK where a vast area of woodland is inhabited by free-roaming Barbary macaques, making it a truly unique experience. Your cheeky trailmates are free to explore the grounds, meaning you’re sure to be caught off guard by how close they might get! Not only are the events here a fun family day out, but an exciting experience for adults too.
Head to Cannock Chase for a hiking or biking adventure
Cannock Chase is Staffordshire’s perfect spot for an outdoorsy day trip. This beautiful natural space is an adventurer’s dream, with opportunities for hiking, mountain biking, tree top exploring, and orienteering. There’s also a children’s play area, meaning there really is something for everyone in this forest just north of Birmingham.
Explore the Peak District
The Peak District offers rolling hills and luscious scenery, quaint villages, and interesting historical and cultural sights. For the history buffs, head to Saint Giles’ Catholic Church for a walk through 1800s art and architecture. If you’re more interested in the great outdoors, consider heading to Manifold Valley for some challenging hikes.
Remember the Staffordshire Hoard?
This wouldn’t be a true guide to Staffordshire if we didn’t mention the Staffordshire Hoard. Proudly on display at the Potteries Museum, take a moment to see the largest collection of Anglo-Saxon gold and silver metalwork discovered near Tamworth Castle and now on display in Stoke-On-Trent. There’s also a collection of Staffordshire ceramics, an industry the area was once renowned for, and a WWII Spitfire on display.