School Easter holidays are approaching, so it’s time for a list of things to do in Staffordshire. Lots of attractions have Easter events taking place this year and others are reopening after a Winter break. From Easter egg hunts to celebrations of spring, there’s lots to see and do around Staffordshire. If you’re on a budget, check out my post about free things to do in Staffordshire as well.
This post covers the Staffordshire area only. If you are looking for Easter days out in nearby counties, please see below:
Alton Towers Staffordshire Easter holidays 2023
This year’s festival of thrills at Alton Towers is dedicated to the Smiler. Visitors to the Staffordshire park during Easter holidays 2023 will enjoy exciting rollercoasters reopening for the spring. Brand new for this season is the Curse at Alton Manor. This haunting ride in the dark will take you on a journey through the cursed manor’s twists and turns. The abandoned manor was mysteriously repossessed and Emily Alton invites you in to hear her story. Full details of the Festival of Thrills are on the Alton Towers website. If you’re visiting with little ones too young for the Festival of Thrills, check out my review of a trip to Alton Towers theme park, water park and cBeebies hotel with little ones.
Drayton Manor Park
With the main rides reopening from 1st April at Drayton Manor park, they are dedicating Staffordshire Easter Holidays 2023 to celebrating 15 years of Thomas Land. Throughout April, there will be birthday celebrations galore. Look out for:
- Birthday party shows on the balcony
- A Thomas & Friends Easter hunt
- Street entertainment
- birthday decorations around Thomas Land and on Thomas himself
- Party games all day
Full birthday party details are on the Drayton Manor website. If you’re going with little ones, check out my review of a family day out at Drayton Manor.
Kinver Edge and the Rock Houses Staffordshire Easter holidays 2023
Kinver Edge and the Rock Houses is a beautiful place for an Easter egg hunt! Follow a trail of family activities inspired by nature around the caves and gardens. Complete the tasks to earn a chocolatey reward. A vegan, free-from alternative to chocolate is available. Full details are on the Kinver Edge website. You can also read my review of a dog friendly family day out at Kinver Edge and the Rock Houses.
Lower Drayton Farm
The Easter bunnies will be on hand with an Easter egg-venture at Lower Drayton Farm this Easter holidays. Visitors will be given an Easter passport on arrival, guiding them through the activities taking place. Head to the adventure barn for an Easter show, visit a dino-egg hatchery and take a ride on the farm trailer. Outside, there are easter games and a scavenger hunt takes place in the indoor and outdoor play areas. Try to find all the coloured eggs hidden around the site. Search for the golden egg and fill in a form to say where you found it and you’ll be able to enter a draw to win a family ticket to visit again. Look out for cute baby animals and Easter crafts as you make your way around the site. Full details of the event are on the Lower Drayton Farm website.
National Forest Adventure Farm Staffordshire Easter holidays 2023
From 1st to 14th April 2023, look out for Easter fun at the farm. A woodland trail leads you to the Easter bunny and visitors can enjoy new activities including shortbread decorating, sand art and a magic show. Ride on the Easter eggspress tractor, take part in circus workshops and enjoy a chocolate treat from the Easter bunny. Look out for lambing live too, you can bottle feed lambs and if you time it right you might even see one being born. Make sure you leave time for the regular activities like the outdoor adventure playground, barrel stampede ride, soft play and of course, visiting the animals in the paddocks and barns. Find out more on the National Forest Adventure Farm website and read my review of a family day out at the National Forest Adventure Farm.
Statfold Narrow Gauge Museum Trust
From 9th to 16th April 2023, it’s all abord the Easter eggspress at Statfold for the Staffordshire Easter holidays 2023. Ride around the countryside on the railway, explore the museum and enjoy the soft play and outdoor play areas. The new Mease Valley Miniature Railway line opens to take visitors into the woods where there’s an Easter egg hunt waiting for you. If you want to see the Easter bunny, make sure you visit between 7th and 10th April. Full information is available on the Statfold website. You can also read my review of a family day out at Statfold Barn.