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Staycation in Staffordshire and enjoy a spooktacular Halloween half term

Families looking for something spooktacular to do this Halloween half term are being encouraged to check out some of the county’s great attractions. Staffordshire has hundreds of exciting locations and attractions, including many leading national sites just waiting to be discovered over Halloween and the half term holidays. With thrilling rollercoasters, terrifying scare mazes and spooktacular family entertainment, the 2018 ...

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Staffordshire to celebrate World Tourism Day

People are being reminded about the wealth of attractions just waiting to be explored in Staffordshire as part of the county’s celebrations for World Tourism Day. With a booming tourism economy worth £1.7bn and over 25 million visitors each year, Staffordshire continues to be a great place to visit and holiday. The county is home to two of  the UK’s ...

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Staffordshire’s role in WWI explored at Great War conference

People interested in Staffordshire’s role during the Great War are invited to find out more at a free event. The Great War conference, entitled ‘Changing Times’ will explore the county’s role during the war, covering aspects including the role of women, community remembrance, the Weeping Window of poppies, and the latest research on Cannock Chase. The day will bring together ...

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Children get a taste of life on the home front in new arts project!

Children in East Staffordshire will get the chance to learn more about life on the home front during the Great War in a new exhibition touring the county’s libraries. The ‘Kitchen Goes to War’ exhibition now at Uttoxeter library, will explore why rationing was introduced during the First World War, how it worked and how families on the home front ...

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People urged to explore county’s heritage during Staffordshire History Festival

Families from across Staffordshire are being invited to join in a two month celebration of the county’s past. Historic buildings and landscapes, famous people, unique discoveries like the Staffordshire Hoard and the county’s role during the Great War are amongst the stories being explored during the Staffordshire History Festival. Over 140 events organised by the county council’s libraries, arts and ...

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Libraries celebrate as over 10,000 children take the Summer Reading Challenge

Over 10,000 children from across the county have taken part in this year’s Summer Reading Challenge. Now, Staffordshire’s library Service who ran the scheme are calling on children to make sure they finish the challenge and claim their prizes. As part of the scheme, The county’s 4-11 year-olds were challenged to borrow and read any six library books during the ...

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People urged to Staycation and explore Staffordshire’s magnificent canal network

With the summer holidays in full swing, families are being encouraged to explore Staffordshire’s extensive canal network and miles of towpaths. Boasting the most miles of canals amongst shire counties, waterways have been at the heart of Staffordshire ever since the great age of canal building. Today, it’s one of the prettiest ways to explore the county, providing a beautiful ...

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Centuries of life on Cannock Chase Retold in new exhibition at Stafford library

People interested in learning more about Cannock Chase’s fascinating history can now do so in a new pop-up exhibition touring the county’s libraries. Using the latest LIDAR and Aerial photography technology, the Chase through Time project has helped unravel over 2000 years of human activity across Cannock Chase. Amongst the discoveries are over 430 new archaeological sites, many of which ...

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Over 4,000 children sign up for Summer Reading Challenge

Over 4,000 children from across the county have signed up for Staffordshire libraries Summer Reading Challenge in the first three weeks. Activities have been running across the county’s libraries with this year’s theme ‘Mischief Makers’, inspired by the much-loved children’s title Beano, which is celebrating its 80th anniversary. The scheme is asking 4-11 year olds to borrow and read any ...

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Families urged to explore Staffordshire over the summer

Families are being urged to take advantage of the warm weather and explore the county’s many attractions over the summer. Whether it’s a story telling festival, bushcraft skills, family cycle rides in beautiful countryside, or treasure hunting, the county promises something for all the family over the holidays. The Just So Festival (Friday 17th – Sunday 19th August) in Rode ...

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