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People urged to explore Staffordshire over Easter

Families are being urged to opt for a ‘staycation’ over 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 2018 summer season.  Alton Towers Resort fires up their thrilling new rollercoaster The Wicker Man, and Drayton Manor Park’s Egg-cellent Easter celebrations (March 28th-15th April) feature trails, 4D cinema and 25 Thomas Land rides and attractions.

Children’s TV favourites will be on hand to help with Easter trails, when Sooty brings his 70th Anniversary Bake-Off Show to the National Brewery Centre, Burton upon Trent on April 1st and 2nd, and Paw Patrol come to the Churnet Valley Railway in the Staffordshire Peak District (April 4th, 7th and 8th).

Discover treats in sweet surroundings at The Trentham Estate, where prizes are on offer for cracking the clues on their Easter trail (March 30th-2nd April), and at Tamworth Castle, where Ruby the Dragon needs some help finding the hidden Easter eggs (March 30th-11th April).

For those who don’t like chocolate, there’s still plenty to enjoy, including Motorfest, a huge selection of classic cars, motorbikes and more on display at Weston Park (April 1st), and circus spectacular Lexicon in Newcastle-under-Lyme from March 28th to April 21st as part of this year’s Philip Astley and Circus 250 celebrations.

People can also help mark the Royal Air Force’s centenary at RAF Museum Cosford’s 100 Years of the RAF Festival on April 1st and 2nd, or listen to the talk highlighting the secrets of the 30,000 trees and species at the National Memorial Arboretum (March 31st).

Mark Winnington, Cabinet member for Economic Growth at Staffordshire County Council and Deputy Chair of Enjoy Staffordshire said:

“We have a thriving tourism economy here in Staffordshire and a fantastic range of attractions.  We have leading UK theme parks, many smaller family-owned attractions, historic houses and beautiful countryside, all of which play a vital part in our visitor economy.

“The Easter holidays offer a great opportunity to get out and explore the county, so I’d definitely urge people to consider a ‘staycation’ this holiday.”

Staffordshire libraries will also have a range of arts and crafts activities taking place over the Easter holiday. 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