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Top Days in Summer

 

For a calendar of a wide variety of events taking place in the Staffordshire Moorlands this summer visit www.enjoystaffordshire.com. It is always worth checking websites for tickets and parking in advance. 

 

Some of our favourites include pottery days, theatre visits, wine tasting, family fun days, music festivals and the air show.

A few highlights for the summer:

 

 

Great British Family Fun Day

Sunday 28th May at Uttoxeter Racecourse. 

 

A fabulous venue that offers  a day of circus skills at the racecourse as well as a full racing calendar. See www.uttoxeter.co.uk for a full range of their events this summer. Plenty of other fun activities at the same time.

 

 

Staffordshire County Show

31st May-1st June

 

A great weekend for all the family at the county show. Sample superb local produce, find exquisite crafts and enjoy a whole host of displays, activities and performances.

See www.staffscountyshowground.co.uk for full details.

 

 

 

Vineyard Tour and Winetasting

From 13th May 2017 at Halfpenny Green Vineyards.

 

Tour the vineyards and enjoy wine tasting and food events throughout the summer. With a tea room, restaurant shop and deli on site, it’s a great day out. The wine tasting event includes a guided tour of the vines and winery, followed by a presentation and tutored wine tasting. At the conclusion of the tour and tasting, a delightful two course meal is served with tea or coffee.

See www.halfpenny-green-vineyards.co.uk for more details. 

 

 

Tosca at the Regent Theatre

Monday 5th June

 

Puccini’s visceral depiction of love and power in the midst of political terror, directed by award winning Blanche MacIntyre. This is a stunning new production of a favourite opera at the Regent, Stoke on Trent.

See www.atgtickets.com/shows/tosca/regent-theatre for tickets and information. There is a full calendar of shows throughout the year at the Regent theatre.

 

 

Churnet Valley Railway

From 19th march 2017

 

Moorlander Cream Teas. The railway runs alongside the canal and visits several stations on it’s route. Enjoy the leisurely days of steam with cream teas and lovely lunches all served in the dedicated dining car while gently chugging through the countryside. Visit delightful historic stations en route. See the website for special event days.

www.churnet-valley-railway.co.uk 

 

RAF Cosford Air Show

11th June 2017

 

This air show is one of the country’s top aviation events attracting people of all ages to a day full of excitement and entertainment. There is a flying display, static aircraft to explore and a fun fair. The RAF museum is also at the same site and is well worth a visit.

See www.cosfordairshow.co.uk for details of this and other exciting events throughout the summer.

 

 

International Model Air Show

16th -18th June 2017

 

Model aircraft enthusiasts from all over UK and Europe take to the skies to demonstrate awesome flying skills in the park.

See www.westonparkmodelairshow.co.uk 

 

 

Stafford Cheese and Ale Festival

16th - 17th June 2017

 

Cheesemakers, breweries and local food producers fill the market square in Stafford with a fantastic array of artisan food and ale products. A great opportunity to explore the county town as well.

www.stafford-towncentre.co.uk/cheeseandale.htm

 

 

Armed Forces Day

24th June 2017

 

Enjoy a wide range of activities for the whole family at the National Memorial Arboretum in Burton on Trent while showing support for the armed forces.

www.thenma.org.uk

 

The Royal Air Force Museum will once again celebrate the contributions made by Her Majesty’s Armed Forces, by hosting an orchestral concert and a Hurricane flypast.

www.rafmuseum.org.uk

 

 

Bowie at the Brewery Centre

7th July 2017

 

The Brewery Centre at  Burton on Trent offers a warm welcome  for a range of tours activities and displays. On 7th July a Bowie tribute band is to perform.

The front man, Paul Antony, a huge fan of Bowie, accurately portrays the charismatic performance of his hero. Paul's vocal and visual likeness to David is remarkable. Pop-Up Bowie recently had the pleasure of performing an acoustic gig for Maggi Ronson, sister of the legendary 'Spider from Mars' and Bowie side man Mick Ronson. 'Singing for Maggi Ronson was an amazing and emotional moment for me'' Paul said.

He is backed by a fantastic band of experienced, pro musicians to provide a pulsating night of pure, authentic Bowie!

See www.nationalbrewerycentre.co.uk for this and a whole range of events.

 

 

Camper Jam at Weston Park

8th - 9th July

 

The VW camper van festival to be seen at. The show is chilled out, laid back and friendly. A great event.

www.camperjam.com

 

 

Circus Zyair at Stoke on Trent

21st - 25th July

 

Circus Zyair is proud to present a colourful and action packed hour and a half show with high energy acts from all over the world. The 2017 tour is a dazzling combination of circus, music and laughter. With a heated big top, comfy seating and an electric atmosphere from start to finish Circus Zyair promises to be a truly magical experience for the whole family.

info@circus-zyair.co.uk

 

 

Plant HuntersFair at Middleton Hall

23rd July 2017

 

The new plant fair at this Staffordshire gem is sure to be popular. The hall is a delightful venue, well worth a visit. With entrance to the house, gardens, hall and plant fair you can really name a day of it.

www.middleton-hall.co.uk

 

 

Discovering Giant Tortoises at Erasmus Darwin House, Lichfield

24th July 2017

 

A special exhibition, kids activities and trials throughout the summer holidays in partnership with the Galapagos Conservation Trust. Guided tours by prior arrangement.

www.erasmusdarwin.org

 

 

Tamworth Castle Outdoor Cinema

5th August 2017

 

 

After a public vote the following films came out as overall winners were Pretty Woman and The Goonies and will be shown in the Tamworth Castle grounds. 

Pretty Woman is a 1990 American romantic comedy (rated 15) directed by Garry Marshall and starring Richard Gere and Julia Roberts. Set in Hollywood, the film tells the story of Vivien Ward (Roberts) who is down on her luck until being hired by wealthy businessman Edward Lewis (Gere) to be his escort for a week.

With its rags to riches storyline, legendary scenes and a stand-out soundtrack, Pretty Woman is one of the most popular films of all time and is still enjoyed by audiences today.

The second most popular feel-good film has been chosen for the midnight movie in the form of much-loved adventure tale The Goonies. This 12-rated 1985 movie has become a cult classic, following a band of young boys as they hunt for One-Eyed Willy’s gold in an attempt to save their neighbourhood from demolition. The Goonies will be a silent screening and headphones will be provided.

Cinema goers are invited to take warm blankets and a picnic, although food and drink will be on sale during both events. No glass, gazebos or alcohol are to be taken on site, but a licensed bar will be available throughout.

www.tamworthcastle.co.uk

 

 

Murder Mystery at Churnet Valley Railway

12th August 2017 and 19th August 2017

 

Come and join with us in this Victorian "Who-dun-it?" as the famous Victorian Sleuth Sherlock Holmes, and his faithful companion Dr Watson, are called in to assist Scotland Yard as they investigate an intriguing case concerning the art world entitled “The Stroke of Genius”.

£45.00 per person includes a drink upon arrival, followed by a 4 course dinner including coffee and chocolates plus your Steam Train ride to complete this atmospheric evening.

www.churnet-valley-railway.co.uk