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Stafford

discover the top things to see and do in Stafford

If you’re looking for a relaxing day out without compromising on things to do, then look no further. Stafford is the pretty county town in the heart of the Staffordshire countryside, midway between Stoke-on-Trent and Birmingham. If history’s your thing, check out the famous Stafford Castle with a 900 year history, or the historic architecture of the Ancient High House. Other top things to do include Trentham Monkey Forest, the picturesque Aston Marina, or simply wandering through the quaint streets of this idyllic town.

Best things to do this week in Stafford

Let's Hang On. TICKETED

1 Let's Hang On: Tribute To Frankie Valli And The Four Seasons

A musical journey through the career of one of the most successful bands of all time. From the beginnings in the early 1950s, the show takes in hits such as Beggin', Grease, Bye Bye Baby, Sherry, Can't Take My Eyes Off You, December 1963 (Oh What A Night!), Working My Way Back To You, Walk Like A Man, Big Girls Don't Cry and - Let's Hang On!

When: Mar 24, 7.30pm
Where: Gatehouse Theatre, Eastgate Street, Stafford, Staffordshire. ST16 2LT
Contact: +44 (0)1785 254653
More Details: www.letshangon.co.uk

FREE EVENT

2 Royal Photographic Society: Members Biennial Exhibition

The RPS exists to promote photography and to help everyone realise their potential as a photographer. This exhibition, touring nationally, features images submitted by members in an open-call competition, and work by some of the Society's Honorary Fellows. In 2017 American photographer Joe McNally selected the Gold, Silver and Bronze-winning snaps.

When: From Mar 4, Mon, Wed-Sat 9.30am-5pm, Tue 10am-5pm, Sun 1pm-4pm, ends Mar 26
Where: Shire Hall Gallery, Market Square, Stafford, Staffordshire. ST16 2LD
Contact: +44 (0)1785 278345
More Details: www.rps.org/competitions/members-biennial-2017

TICKETED

3 The First Hippo On The Moon

Les Petits Theatre Company presents an adaptation of David Walliams's explosively funny children's book, illustrated by Tony Ross, which tells the story of how enormously rich Hercules Waldorf-Franklin III and the ingenious Shelia compete to be the first hippo on the moon. Directed by Oliver Lansley with puppets by Nick Barnes.

When: Mar 25, 1pm & 3pm, Mar 26, 10.30am & 12.30pm
Where: Gatehouse Theatre, Eastgate Street, Stafford, Staffordshire. ST16 2LT
Contact: +44 (0)1785 254653
More Details: www.lespetitstheatre.com

FREE EVENT

4 Stafford: A County Town At War

Rare photographs, medals and military antiques bring into sharp focus the events of the First World War though the stories of local servicemen and women. This poignant record of service and loss is supported by Staffordshire County Council, The Trustees of The William Salt Library and by local collections.

When: Tue-Sat 10am-4pm, ends Apr 22
Where: The Ancient High House, Greengate Street, Stafford, Staffordshire. ST16 2HS
Contact: +44 (0)1785 619130
More Details: www.staffordbc.gov.uk/whats-on-events/stafford-a-county-town-at-war-1914-18

The east front of the house on the Shugborough Estate, Staffordshire. TICKETED

5 National Trust: Shugborough Estate

This month marks the reopening of the ancestral home of the Earls of Lichfield, under the auspices of the National Trust. The Trust promises improved facilities, and access to the ground-floor rooms, the servants' quarters, a Victorian kitchen, Park Farm and a series of estate walks.

When: Mon-Sun 11am-4pm, house, 10am-5pm, grounds, 10am-4.30pm, Park Farm Cafe, ongoing
Where: National Trust: Shugborough Estate, Milford, Stafford, Staffordshire. ST17 0XB
Contact: +44 (0)1889 881388
More Details: www.shugborough.org.uk

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6 The John Verity Band

The veteran guitarist from Yorkshire made his name in the 1970s with Argent and subsequently performed with a who's who of rock luminaries. He is also well-known for being the inspiration behind the JV guitar. With a revered back catalogue of 16 albums, including last year's 'My Religion', his band always contains musicians of the highest quality.

When: Mar 26, 9pm
Where: The Grapes, 5 Bridge Street, Stafford. ST16 2HL
More Details: www.johnverity.com

TICKETED

7 Amerton Railway

Staffordshire Narrow Gauge Railway Society operates vintage steam and diesel locomotives on a circular line through beautiful countryside next to Amerton Farm and Craft Centre. Enthusiasts run a scheduled timetable on selected dates throughout the year, with the Booking Office doubling as a souvenir shop and Shed tours also sometimes available.

When: From Feb 18, diesel service Feb 18-26, Mar 18, 25, Apr 1, 8, 10-13, 18-21, May 6, 13, 20, 30 & 31, Jun 1-3, 10, 17, Jul 1, 8, 15, 22, 26-29, 31, Aug 1-5, 7-12, 14-19, 21-25, 29-31, Sep 1 & 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, Oct 7, 14, 21, 23-28, 11.30am-4pm, steam trains Mar 19, 26, Apr 2, 9, 14-17, 23, 29 & 30, May 1, 7, 14, 21, 27-29, Jun 4, 11, 18, Jul 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, Aug 6, 13, 20, 26-28, Sep 3, 10, 17, 24, Oct 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 11.30am-4pm, slightly longer operation Bank Hols and weekends, ends Oct 29
Where: Amerton Farm & Craft Centre, Amerton, Stafford, Staffordshire. ST18 0LA
Contact: +44 (0)1889 270294
More Details: www.amertonrailway.co.uk

TICKETED

8 The Wolseley Centre

A network of paths guide you around 26 acres of beautiful grounds and wildlife-friendly display gardens including three lakes, which are home to hungry ducks, and a sensory garden laden with plants that stimulate senses of smell, taste, touch, sight and sound. A children's play trail includes a welly splash bridge, musical sculptures and a giant web swing.

When: grounds Mon-Sun dawn-dusk, visitors' centre Mon-Fri 9am-5pm, Sat & Sun 10am-5pm, Jan 2-31, Mon-Fri 10am-4pm, Sat & Sun 10am-3pm, ongoing
Where: Staffordshire Wildlife Trust The Wolseley Centre, Wolseley Bridge, Stafford, Staffordshire. ST17 0WT
Contact: +44 (0)1889 880100
More Details: www.staffs-wildlife.org.uk/wolseley-centre

TICKETED

9 Animal Zone

The Animal Zone, at South Staffordshire College's Rodbaston Campus, is home to around 750 animals from meerkats to monkeys, rabbits to alpacas. It's first and foremost an educational facility where students prepare for careers in animal care, but it's open to the public and offers a variety of experiences from Animal Encounters to craft sessions.

When: Sat & Sun 10am-4pm, plus every day during term breaks, ongoing
Where: South Staffordshire College, Rodbaston, Penkridge, Stafford. ST19 5PH
More Details: www.southstaffs.ac.uk/animal-zone

FREE EVENT

10 Loynton Moss

School geography lessons were always best when they involved a field trip! This reserve, acquired by the Staffordshire Wildlife Trust, is a rugged landscape formed when glaciers melted leaving first a lake and then an area of wetland. The bog is home to rare insects, and plants such as marsh cinquefoil, cowbane and elongated sedge.

When: Mon-Sun dawn-dusk
Where: Loynton Moss, Woodseaves, Stafford. ST20 0NX
More Details: www.staffs-wildlife.org.uk/reserves/loynton-moss

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If you’re looking for a relaxing day out without compromising on things to do, then look no further. Stafford is the pretty county town in the heart of the Staffordshire countryside, midway between Stoke-on-Trent and Birmingham. If history’s your thing, check out the famous Stafford Castle with a 900 year history, or the historic architecture of the Ancient High House. Other top things to do include Trentham Monkey Forest, the picturesque Aston Marina, or simply wandering through the quaint streets of this idyllic town.