Attractions

With an unrivalled history of brewing, along with family attractions and stunning countryside, there are plenty of things to do in and around East Staffordshire.

The National Brewery Centre is a must for real ale connoisseurs, offering an insight into the history of the brewing industry, on-site to sample, and the largest collection of brewery equipment, memorabilia and advertising in the country.

Fans of outdoors will also be spoiled for choice, with miles of stunning walks, cycle routes and canal towpaths to enjoy, not to mention East Staffordshire is also the home to pulsating horse racing at Uttoxeter Racecourse, and the elite football at the National Football Centre, St George’s Park.

Visitors will also want to explore The National Forest’s vast new and maturing woodland, with themed walks, including The National Forest Way spanning 75 miles, as well as cycling on and off-road trails like the Wychnor Cycle Route, taking in villages like Barton-under-Needwood and Alrewas.

East Staffordshire is also home to Branston Water Park nature reserve, Barton Marina and Fradley Junction, in the heart of Burton at Trent Washlands, and is just a stones throw away from the National Memorial Arboretum as you discover more than 330 thought-provoking memorials.

Uttoxeter Racecourse

Visit the Uttoxeter Racecourse Website

Uttoxeter Racecourse is firmly established as one of the leading National Hunt tracks in the Midlands, offering quality racing, as well as fun events throughout the year. Set in 110 acres of Staffordshire countryside, located between Stoke-on-Trent and Derby, the racecourse is also available for private hire.

National Forest Adventure Farm

Visit the National Forest Adventure Farm Website

Visit The National Forest Adventure Farm and enjoy a day of exciting indoor fun, outdoor adventure and lots of farm animals! There's also a host of annual events the whole family can enjoy, including a summer Maize Maze, Halloween Screamfest and Christmas celebrations.

Barton Marina

Visit the Barton Marina Website

Barton Marina is not only home for over 300 narrowboats linked to the Trent and Mersey Canal, but visitors can also experience shopping at a range of quality small independent shops, enjoy a meal at the Waterfront or a stroll around the lakeside walks.

Denstone Hall Farm Shop & Cafe

Visit the Denstone Hall Farm Shop & Cafe Website

The award winning Denstone Hall Farm Shop and Café is set in the picturesque village of Denstone beside the River Churnet. The farm shop stocks a range of own produce from the farm and high quality local produce.

Hoar Cross Hall

Visit the Hoar Cross Hall Website

Hoar Cross Hall is an award-winning spa hotel in the heart of East Staffordshire. Experience state-of-the-art spa facilities, breathtaking bedrooms and picture perfect grounds.

National Brewery Centre

Visit the Brewery Centre Website

Explore the brewing history of Burton upon Trent with a visit to the National Brewery Centre. The centre celebrates the brewing heritage and features exhibits showcasing the history of brewing techniques. The centre also houses a bar and cafe, a history of the town, a collection of historic vehicles, a micro brewery and a shire horse collection.

St George's Park

Visit St George's Park Website

Visitors to St George's Park will enjoy world class facilities and impressive accommodation with a 228 bedroom Hilton hotel catering for individuals, groups or team bookings, along with major sporting or business conferences and banquets

Clay Mills Pumping Station

Visit the Clay Mills Pumping Station Website

Take a visit to Britian's most complete Victorian Pumping Station, in Burton upon Trent and step back in their museum or enjoy guided tour.

Tutbury Castle

Visit the Tutbury Castle Website

Tutbury Castle sits on wooded slopes overlooking the winding River Dove, with spectacular views across the plain of the Dove to the beautiful Derbyshire hills. The castle is best known as one of the prisons of Mary Queen of Scots, who was held here on four occasions.

Stapenhill Gardens and Washlands

Visit the Stapenhill Gardens Website

Stapenhill Gardens is a green flag park located in Burton upon Trent. The expansive parks consists of formal gardens, open grassland and woodland plus a popular play area. The site acts as a focal point for the community, with events held around the swan.

Nelsons Distillery

Visit the Nelsons Distillery Website

Nelson's Distillery produces award-winning Rum and Vodka, delivering exceptional quality and unique flavours not found anywhere else in the world. Visitors can also experience the Gin school or take a stroll through the world class facilities, learning how to make Gin and Vodka

National Forest Way

Visit the National Forest Website

The National Forest Way takes walkers on a journey through a transforming landscape. Discover the area's evolution from a rural landscape, to the modern-day creation of a new forest. Here, 21st-century life is threaded through a mosaic of green spaces, towns and villages, all frames by woodland.

Woodland Adventure Golf

Visit the Woodland Adventure Golf Website

Whether you are a golf professional or have never picked up a golf club, the ‘Woodland’ themed 18-hole adventure golf course at Branston Golf and Country Club is a fantastic activity for people of all ages and abilities to enjoy!

Walking & Cycling Routes

Discover walking & cycling routes

There are hundreds of miles of paths and trails to explore in East Staffordshire, from Jackson's Bank in the National Forest to the stunning tow paths of the Trent & Mersey Canal, with accessible routes for all ages and abilities. Grab your walking boots, wellies and waterproofs and start discovering East Staffordshire.

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Starting using our Interactive Map

Discover more attractions, activities, places to eat and places to stay in East Staffordshire by using our interactive map.