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Things to do in Stoke-on-Trent

Are you looking for things to do in Stoke-on-Trent? Whether you are a local, or are visiting/staying in Stoke-on-Trent; you can use this guide to find both the most popular attractions, as well as the hidden local gems.

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Your one-stop guide to the best things to see and do in Stoke-on-Trent

What are the best things to see and do while visiting and staying in Stoke-on-Trent? From the the fascinating history of the pottery industry, the stunning scenery in the Peak District or the UK’s favourite theme park. Stoke-on-Trent is a city surrounded by things to see and do. Use this guide to check out what’s available during your time in Stoke and the surrounding area.

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Family attractions

Are you looking for fun family activities in Stoke-on-Trent? Whether you are here on a day trip or a family holiday, there is plenty for you to see and enjoy in Stoke-on-trent and the surrounding area, both indoors and outdoors.

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Alton Towers Theme Park

Stoke-on-Trent

Set in over 500 acres of beautiful Staffordshire countryside, the Alton Towers Resort offers three fantastically themed hotels, Stargazing Pods, and an Enchanted Village, not forgetting over 40 world class rides and attractions!
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Ninja Warrior UK

Stoke-on-Trent

Our Ninja Warrior UK Adventure Park is a supervised activity and fitness venue inspired by ITV’s hit programme Ninja Warrior UK! You can climb, balance, jump and swing across different obstacles using and developing your Ninja skills, plus we also have the famous Warped Wall for every aspiring Ninja to conquer.

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Flip Out

Stoke-on-Trent

Staffordshire’s original and best indoor trampoline park!  We’re open every day 10am-late and suitable for people between 6 months – 106 years old!

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Trentham Gardens & Shopping Village

Stoke-on-Trent

Trentham is a special place. 725 acres of spectacular natural beauty and home to award-winning Gardens, glorious ancient Woodland, a unique outdoor shopping village, events galore and so much more.

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Trentham Treetop Adventures

Stoke-on-Trent

Buckle up for an adventure-packed family day with the kids. It’s time to get closer to nature and take on the challenge of Trentham Treetop Adventures’ unique high ropes course. Choose from over 20 challenges and obstacles to get your adrenaline pumping, not forgetting the 13m fan drop at the end of the course to get you back down to earth!

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Trentham Monkey Forest

Stoke-on-Trent

Visitors can walk the 3/4 of a mile woodland path and see the 140 free roaming Barbary macaques living as they would in the wild. You will be mesmerised as you watch the monkeys playing on the ground and in the trees, displaying their natural behaviours as they would in the wild, so don’t be surprised if they stroll on the path straight in front of you!

History & museums

Once the heart of the global pottery trade, Stoke-on-Trent has an abundance of history on display around the city. Visit the museums and factories of some of the worlds most recognisable pottery names, right here in Stoke-on-Trent.

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Middleport Pottery

Stoke-on-Trent

Middleport Pottery, home of Burleigh, is an award-winning visitor destination in the heart of Burslem, the Mother Town of the Potteries. World famous Burleigh pottery has been created here using traditional methods since 1889.

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Dudson Museum

Stoke-on-Trent

Situated just a mile from the Dudson Factory Outlet, the Dudson Museum is housed in an atmospheric, original Grade II listed bottle oven. Stepping through the ‘oven’ door you will experience the company’s heritage from 1800 until the present day and discover the history of the oldest surviving family business in the ceramic tableware industry.

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World of Wedgwood

Stoke-on-Trent

The World of Wedgwood, a unique, interactive visitor experience celebrating the very best of British craftsmanship. Experience Wedgwood for the day through shopping, food, factory tour and art and craft workshops.

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Theatre & arts

Stoke-on-Trent has a rich theatre and arts scene, with multiple venues on the music and theatre touring circuit, as well as smaller and more intimate stages for you to enjoy.

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Victoria Hall

Stoke-on-Trent

The Victoria Hall has now established itself as one of the most popular venues on the touring circuit and has played host to an impressive array of famous faces. It consistently attracts the biggest names in music and comedy to Stoke-on-Trent, as well as an array of live music, tribute events and comedy.

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The Regent Theatre

Stoke-on-Trent

As a number one touring venue, The Regent Theatre is capable of taking the largest touring productions and has played host to the very best opera, dance, drama and musicals, direct from Broadway and the West End.
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New Vic Theatre

Stoke-on-Trent

The New Vic, one of the country’s most successful producing theatres, delivers a programme of international-class work in-the-round alongside award-winning community and education programmes, and a varied line-up of one-night events.  In an intimate 600 seater auditorium, the audience entirely surround the stage, the action is so close you could almost reach out and touch the actors.

Drinks & Nightlife

Are you looking for the best bars or nightclubs for a night out in Stoke-on-Trent? The main nightlife area is in the city-centre Hanley, and here are a few of the options available to you.

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Bloom

Stoke-on-Trent

Bloom is a brand new cocktail bar and restaurant concept in Staffordshire located in Hanley and Newcastle Under Lyme, serving amazing food and drinks daily.

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Fiction

Stoke-on-Trent

Fiction’s three rooms blast a variety of genres from hip-hop and grime to house and drum and bass. Boasting seven bars, a VIP suite and state of the art sound systems.

Nørth

Stoke-on-Trent

Scandi-influenced Kitchen + Bar located in the Cultural Quarter Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent offering Brunch, Lunch, Later, Coffee + Cocktails.

Walks & outdoors

What are the best walks near Stoke-on-Trent? Being on the doorstep of one of the most scenic areas of the UK, the Peak District, you are spoilt for choice when it comes to walking and enjoying the outdoors. Here are some of our personal favourites.

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The Roaches

Stoke-on-Trent

The gritstone formation of the Roaches is a wonderful place to relax but it is Lud’s Church that brings so many visitors here. Moss covered walls of stone transport you into another world. If you only have time for one Peak District walk, this should be it!

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Thor’s Cave and the Manifold Valley

Stoke-on-Trent

It’s time you explore a cave on your visit to the Peak District – and this is the perfect walk for you to do just that. Thor’s Cave is a favourite in the area as you can go inside it and explore. You won’t believe the views over the Manifold Valley from the wide cave entrance.

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Winnats Pass

Stoke-on-Trent

This walk from Castleton offers typical Peak District limestone scenery and a gorgeous view over the Castleton Great Ridge. Equip yourself with snacks and drinks from Castleton before following directions to Peak Cavern. Here you can take a short detour to see the entrance of the cave which is very dark and mysterious.

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Accommodation

Looking to book a stay in Stoke-on-Trent to enjoy all of these activities? We have the perfect options for all types of stays, from 2 bedroom houses to 5 bedroom houses. All at fair prices. Here are just a few…

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Nursery House

Stoke-on-Trent

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£85 /night

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Ambassador House

Stoke-on-Trent

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£115 /night

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Ivory House

Stoke-on-Trent

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£95 /night

Fine Dining

Experience the best dining options Stoke-on-Trent and the surrounding areas has to offer. These restaurants are perfect for special occasions or a treat while you’re in the area.

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Ego at the Hollybush

Stokton Brook

Enjoy freshly cooked Mediterranean food, cocktails and local cask ale, served with a smile at exceptional value at Ego at The Hollybush in Stockton Brook, which is only 10-15 minute drive from Stoke city centre

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The Orange Tree

Stoke-on-Trent

Stylish hot spot in a Georgian building with a modern glass extension, serving steaks and cocktails. Discover potential new favourites and untried delights. Push the boat out and treat yourself to a fabulous foodie expedition.
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The Wayferer

Stoke-on-Trent

By taking a 15 minute drive out of the city to a small country town called Stone, you’ll find a local favourite, The Wayfarer, which combines English pub favourites, home-cooked with fresh ingredients, with the Chef’s interpretation of some international classics too.

Casual Dining

Are you looking for the best restaurants for lunch or a casual evening meal? These are some of Stoke-on-Trents most popular casual restaurants.

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The Slamwich Club

Stoke-on-Trent

A city centre gourmet grilled sandwich club and bar. Officially Stoke-on-Trent’s favourite restaurant, the Slamwich Club, right in the city centre is the perfect spot for a deliciously guilty feast.

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KLAY Pizzeria + Bar

Stoke-on-Trent

Stoke-on-Trent’s number one independent wood fired pizzeria + bar. Laid-back storefront doling out Italian wood-fired pizza & slices plus beer & cocktails.

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Chiquito

Stoke-on-Trent

Lively Mexican-themed restaurant and bar with a party atmosphere serving Mexican food, ice cold margaritas and other drinks to the background of Latin music.

Café

Are you looking for the best cafe in Stoke-on-Trent? Here are some of the most popular coffee shops in Stoke-on-Trent for you to enjoy.

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The Glost House

Stoke-on-Trent

Whether it’s an escape from the office or a meeting with family and friends, The Glost House will become a haven for anyone looking to enjoy good food and drink in style.

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The Rabbit Hole Tea Room

Stoke-on-Trent

The Rabbit Hole Tea Room is a small family run Alice in Wonderland-inspired Tea Room on the outskirts of Stoke Town Centre. Enjoy homemade cakes, baked scones, savoury snacks and hot drinks amongst quirky features like a life-sized dodo, upside-down grandfather clock and artificial grass on the ceiling.

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Esquires Coffee

Stoke-on-Trent

Esquires Coffee is an artisan café serving speciality Fairtrade and organic coffees and teas as well as delicious food for breakfast, brunch, lunch and afternoon tea in a modern welcoming setting – it’s a great place to relax and unwind whilst visiting the City Centre.

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