Stoke-on-Trent is a unique city affectionately known as The Potteries and is close to Alvaston Hall Hotel.
Trentham Monkey Forest is completely unique to the UK. It is the only place that you can walk amongst 140 Barbary macaques roaming free in 60 acres of beautiful Staffordshire woodland.
With 77 timber lodges housing amazing Shops, create a great place to shop. A huge range independent retailers and big brand names. You will also find cafes and Restaurants offering an array of eateries including fish and chips to contemporary Mediterranean even breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, dinner and supper.
The lake and surrounding grounds are ideal for a stroll. A level footpath of around one mile around the lake, and a health walk around the conservation area. Look out for wildlife - Westport Lake is an important overwintering site for many water birds and unusual species are known to stop-off at the lake during migration. The conservation area at the northern end of the site is home to many animals including kingfishers and dragonflies.
Longton Park, also known as Queen's Park, is famous for its trees, horticulture and lakes. It has a very individual character and is one of the city's heritage parks. It houses a range of buildings including the clock tower and three bowling pavilions.
Enjoy a day out at one of Britain’s oldest heritage steam railways. Ride the train and enjoy an Afternoon Cream Tea. A 5o minute, return ride from Caverswall Road Station is steeped in history.
The Trentham Estate is home to the award-winning Trentham Gardens. featuring The Italian Garden by Tom Stuart-Smith, and the Floral Labyrinth and Rivers of Grass by Piet Oudolf and vast wildflower and woodland meadow plantings by Nigel Dunnett.
A history of the Potteries, including the world’s greatest collection of Staffordshire ceramics and The Staffordshire Hoard. The museum has more than one hundred and fifty thousand objects on display.
An unrivalled choice of fantastic products from all of the pottery producers. Incredible discounts on contemporary dinnerware and cookware. Even the 'seconds' items are of the same high functional quality you have come to expect from the products.