Staffordshire Visitor Attractions

Staffordshire Tourist and Visitor Information with links to heritage, nature and tourist attractions, many with brief details of disabled access. Along with the attractions listed on this page you may also find places of interest on the Staffordshire Heritage and Nature pages. We suggest that you also visit the pages for the neighbouring counties to see what else there is in the area.

We support 'Accessible Countryside for Everyone' in providing a brief guide as to the access / facilities for the sites listed, where we have them.

 

Alton Towers Resort - Alton - Theme Park, Water Park, Enchanted Forest Tree Top Quest, Spa - Accessible toilets, wheelchair access to most of the park - note from access statement "Please note, due to the very hilly nature of our site which can make powered buggies very unstable, we do not allow them into the Theme Park and in CBeebies Land", a Changing Places facility is Located in the X Sector changing-places-icon and a Space to Change facility islocated in Fountain Square
www.altontowers.com

 

Cannock Chase Country Park 3000 acres of mixed parkland with internationally important heathlands and woodlands, walking, MTB, cycling, horse riding, Visitor Centre with picnic sites, adventure playground etc. Bike hire is available at Swinnerton Cycles Forest Centre
Accessibility - Visitor Centre has disabled toilets, mobility scooter hire
www.staffordshire.gov.uk/...

 

Churnet Valley Railway - 11 mile return journey along the valley between Kinglsey & Froghall station and Leekbrook through beautiful countryside known as Staffordshire's "Little Switzerland", "Moorlander" dining train, events, footplate experience - It is recommended that wheelchair users board the train at Kingsley & Froghall Station due to a lower platform level at Cheddleton.
www.churnet-valley-railway.co.uk

 

Drayton Manor Theme Park and Zoo - Tamworth - Theme park attractions and rides, Thomas Land, VertiGO high rope adventure course - wheelchair and buggy hire station, baby changing facilities, standard accessible toilets and a "Changing Places" toilet (no sling provided) changing-places-icon "Access Bands allow the guest who is unable to use the conventional queue line to enter a ride via the ride’s exit gate" please see their website
www.draytonmanor.co.uk

 

Etruria Industrial Museum and Heritage Centre - Etruria, Stoke on TRent - "home of Jesse Shirley’s 1857 Bone and Flint Mill, the only remaining operational Steam Driven Potters' Mill in the world", Victorian factory mill, cafe, canalside walks - disabled toilets "Unfortunatly there is limited access for those with mobility difficulties to enter the mill"
www.etruriamuseum.org.uk

 

Emma Bridgewater factory - Meet the jiggers, jolliers, fettlers, casters and decorators whose traditional skills and craftsmanship go into creating every piece of pottery. Bookable factory tours, decorating studio, experience days, cafe, garden, shop - "the factory is accessible and we have space for one wheelchair so please get in touch tel: 01782 201328 to book"
emmabridgewaterfactory.co.uk

 

Gladstone Pottery Museum - Longton, Stoke on Trent - complete Victorian pottery factory from the days when coal burning ovens made the world's finest bone china, guided tours, See traditional skills, original workshops, the cobbled yard and huge bottle kilns, 'Flushed with Pride' toilet exhibit, Tile Gallery and 1890's Doctor's House, shop, cafe - External areas of the museum are cobbled, ramped access to buildings, lift to upper floor, wheelcahirs available for loan, accessible toilets
www.stokemuseums.org.uk/visit/gpm/

 

Lichfield Cathedral - the only medieval three-spired Cathedral in the UK, medieval wall painting, the famous Herkenrode stained glass, the Lichfield Angel, Tower Tours, Library Tours, cafe - Most of the Cathedral, the Shop and Chapters are accessible to wheelchair users, accessible toilets, induction loop in the Cathedral. A dedicated audio tour of the Cathedral for the blind and partially sighted is available on request from the Shop at No 9
www.lichfield-cathedral.org

 

Marston's Brewery Tour - Burton on Trent - Marston’s have been brewing in Burton on Trent since 1834, Tour a traditional Victorian Brewhouse and see time honoured brewing methods in action, together with the famous and unique Burton Union System of fermentation Unfortunately we have no accessibility info for this site
www.marstonsbrewery.co.uk/tours

 

Middleport Pottery - Burslem, Stoke on Trent - World famous Burleigh pottery has been created here using traditional methods since 1889. Visitor Centre which comprises Victorian offices, historic collections, bottle kiln and mould store, factory tour, café, shop - accessible tolet, access is limited in some areas, please see the access statement on their website
www.middleportpottery.org

 

National Memorial Arboretum - Alrewas - 150 acres, more than 330 memorials in our grounds, over 30,000 maturing trees and a wide variety of flora and fauna. The Far East Prisoners of War Memorial Building is a museum in its own right. Undiscovered Arboretum Buggy Tours, Guided Walks, Land Train. At 11am everyday in the Millennium Chapel a two-minute silence is held. - ramped access to the visitor centre, accessible toilets, Firm, level paths give good access to much of the site, however many memorials are accessible over grass and may present a challenge for some visitors. Wheelchairs and electric scooters are available to hire
www.thenma.org.uk

 

Peak Wildlife Park - Winkhill, Leek - large walkthroughs allow you to come face to face with exotic and endangered animals from across three continents, bouncy castle, - "The whole of the Park is accessible by wheelchair and able-bodied pusher. The paths are wide and can accommodate wheelchairs and mobility scooters." Accessible toilets and baby changing facilities
www.peakwildlifepark.co.uk

 

The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery - Hanley, Stoke on Trent - Art gallery includes works of art by Picasso, Durer and Degas - museum has a Spitfire, world class pottery collections, local natural history, collection of costume and textiles dating from the 15th century to the present day, and "The Staffordshire Hoard" Secret Garden – a sensory oasis with plants and fungi to smell and touch, all public areas, including the café and museum are accessible by lift, ramps and stairs, baby changing facilities, accessible toilets, visitor desk and Forum Theatre are fitted with induction loops
www.stokemuseums.org.uk/visit/pmag
and see www.staffordshirehoard.org.uk/event/see-it-in-stoke

 

Rudyard Lake - located outside Stoke on Trent near Leek and the Peak District National Park, two and a half mile long lake, water sports, fishing, walks, wildlife, steam train ride, cycle track, visitor centre, cafe, shop - Unfortunately we have no accessibility info for this site
www.rudyardlake.com
see also Rudyard Lake Steam Railway www.rlsr.org

 

SnowDome - Tamworth - snow, ice and leisure experience, with the UK’s only dedicated children’s snowplay area, ice skating rink, the UK’s only Ice Track, real snow slopes. Swimming - 25 metre pool, junior pool and toddler pool, gym, spa, bars, restaurants, shop - "facilities for disabled guests throughout the SnowDome venue".
www.snowdome.co.uk

 

Spode Works Visitor Centre - Stoke on Trent- Visitor Centre tells the stories of the Spode factory, the works, the things they made, the collection and archive of the Spode Museum Trust. There are films, images, interactive displays, objects from the collections and regular events and activities - There is ramped access to the doors of the centre and between the two main display areas within the centre. The gallery is accessible if you use a wheelchair or are bringing a buggy, accessible toilets and a baby change area, some tactile items on display
www.spodeworks.org

 

Tittesworth Water - (STW) - The Roaches, nr Leek - "variety of habitats, from conifer plantation and semi ancient woods to wildflower meadows and marshland", a country park, visitor centre, large adventure play area, 2 bird hides, walking trails (1.5 or 5 miles), Water Sports and Activity Centre, cafe, shop - "There are toilets and car parking facilities for disabled visitors and some stretches of the adjoining path are accessible by wheelchair"
www.stwater.co.uk/my-severn-trent/our-visitor-sites/tittleswort-water

 

Trentham Gardens - Trentham, Stoke on Trent - Italianate gardens, monkey forest, aerial extreme, shopping village, garden centre, cafés - All on one level with low ramped access to most facilities, accessible toilets and baby changing facilities, with a Changing Places facility in the Shopping Village changing-places-icon
www.trentham.co.uk

 

WaterWorld - Festival Park, Etruria, Stoke on Trent - the UK’s No.1 indoor tropical aqua park - baby & toddler area, indoor and outdoor pools, range of slides, aqua disco, cafés, bar - Wheelchair access, two designated disabled cubicles which are very large and have their own shower. There are no steps entering or exiting the wave pool. Regular special needs family events
www.waterworld.co.uk

 

The World of Wedgwood (inc Wedgwood Museum) - Barlaston, Stoke on Trent - iconic pottery factory and museum, "the story of Josiah Wedgwood, his family, and the company he founded two-and-a-half centuries ago" - world class collections, factory tour, creative craft experiences, nature trail, cafés, shop - The Museum is fully accessible for wheelchair users, wheelchairs available to hire, accessible toilets, baby changing facilities, a loop system for the hard of hearing
www.wedgwoodmuseum.org.uk

 

 

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