Spooktacular family fun this half term in Staffordshire
Staffordshire has hundreds of exciting attractions including many leading national sites just waiting to be explored over Halloween and the half term holidays.
With thrilling rollercoasters and terrifying scare mazes available to experience in the dark and spooktacular family entertainment, the 2021 Scarefest at Alton Towers Resort promises great entertainment for the whole family.
At Drayton Manor Park there’s more Treat Than Trick this year too. It’s the perfect family Halloween event, packed full of freaky fun activities and entertainment for the October Half Term.
Explore acres of garden and woodland, foil the bank robbers in an Outdoor Escape Challenge, and join Stick Man on his journey back to the family tree, at the National Memorial Arboretum in Alrewas.
Trentham Estate has Room on the Broom. Based on the bestselling book by Julia Donaldson and illustrator Axel Scheffler, this imaginative trail will take children and their families on an exciting journey through gardens and forest, as they uncover hidden secrets, learn more about nature around them and unravel the full story. At Trentham Monkey Forest, enter the monkeys’ woodland home and say hello to the macaques one last time before the Monkey Forest closes for winter. Try out the Haunted Hidden Trail if nerves allow.
In Burton, the National Forrest Adventure Farm has a Scare School, along with broomstick training, magic shows and pumpkin carving and so much more. Finally, visit Weston Park to be immersed in the colourful displays on a walk through Temple Wood, before letting off some steam at the adventure playground.
Philip White, Cabinet Member responsible for tourism at Staffordshire County Council said:
“Staffordshire is a great location for a Staycation with a huge amount on offer.
“Whether it’s roller coasters in the dark, scary mazes, dressing up, pumpkin carving or autumnal family walks, we’ll have something for everyone. We really are an amazing place to visit and holiday, especially during the October half term. You can find out more about places to visit and day trips on the Enjoy Staffordshire website.”
Staffordshire’s tourism economy is worth around £1.8 billion annually, with around 27 million people enjoying day or overnight trips to the county. The sector also supports over 32,000 jobs.
People can find out more about the activities taking place during half term at Half Term Holidays – Enjoy Staffordshire