Attractions, community groups and residents in North Staffordshire have joined forces to help create a packed programme for the fourth Staffordshire Day.
The county celebration, organised by Enjoy Staffordshire, supported by Staffordshire County Council and the county’s other local authorities, returns tomorrow – Wednesday 1st May, with lots of events and special offers to enjoy in North Staffordshire and beyond.
As the day itself falls midweek, the celebrations have been extended to Monday 6th May.
In the Staffordshire Moorlands, people can learn about the National Trust’s restoration of Biddulph Grange Garden with a fascinating talk; experience a classic rail journey at Churnet Valley Railway and Foxfield Railway; and/or get into Alton Towers half price – but only if your name is Molly or Leigh.
In Stoke-on-Trent, discover why the macaques came to Staffordshire at the Monkey Forest, admire the skills of the potters on a free factory tour at World of Wedgwood, or go behind-the-scenes for a look at the archives at the City Central Library.
And in Newcastle-under-Lyme, sample local delights with a special afternoon tea at the Dorothy Clive Garden, meet a host of Staffordshire authors at Newcastle Library, and enjoy great live acts at the Lymelight Music Festival.
Philip Atkins, Leader at Staffordshire County Council, said: “We’re delighted with the way people have rallied to the Staffordshire Day cause and there are lots of ways to get involved in North Staffordshire.
“The day is all about celebrating what’s great about our county and just how much there is on offer for visitors.
“In North Staffordshire alone there are a wealth of events and special offers to celebrate our attractions, natural beauty, history and heritage.
“It promises to be a great day and we hope as many people as possible turn out and show their pride in their county.”
There are more than 50 events to enjoy across the county throughout the celebrations, highlighting the range of visitor attractions on offer in Staffordshire and helping communities show their pride in their county.
For more information, visit www.enjoystaffordshire.com/staffsday.