Lifestyle choices

East Staffordshire is the home of great places to stay, unique attractions, and a varied calendar of events held throughout the year. Here is just a selection of what's on offer...

The National Forest

The National Forest, which encompasses much of the Borough, is one of Britain's boldest environmental projects, creating a forest for the nation across 200 square miles of Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Staffordshire. More than 8 million trees have been planted so far, trebling the woodland cover and regenerating former industrial areas to create a vibrant and varied landscape for everyone to enjoy. The National Forest Way is a 75-mile trail that offers an inspiring ground-level view of the varied and ever-changing landscape. Divided into 12 sections measuring between four and eight miles, the National Forest Way is open to everyone. Find out more on the National Forest Website.

National Forest Adventure Farm

A day of adventure awaits at the National Forest Adventure Farm - whatever the weather! Meet and feed the animals, explore the outdoor Funfield, take a tractor ride and have fun in the huge playbarn. In the Summer, navigate the world famous maize maze. A daily events programme is available including animal petting, egg collecting, pony grooming and feeding the lambs. Find out more on the National Forest Adventure Farm Website.

Claymills Victorian Pumping Station

Claymills Victorian Pumping Station is one of Britain's largest and most complete restored Victorian steam pumping stations. Two large beam engines and over 20 other stationary steam engines in operation. Victorian steam and engineering technology can be seen in operation here on steaming days which are advertised throughout the year. Find out more on the Claymills Victorian Pumping Station Website.

The National Brewery Centre

Capitalising on Burton’s brewing heritage is the National Brewery Centre, a museum and tourist attraction in Burton on Trent. The centre celebrates the brewing heritage of Burton and features exhibits showcasing the history of brewing techniques. The National Brewery Centre also offers a variety of events throughout the year including the Independent Brewers Festival and regular Comedy Club events. Find out more on the National Brewery Centre Website.

Uttoxeter Racecourse

Bordering the historical town of Uttoxeter and boasting stunning views of the beautiful Staffordshire countryside, the Racecourse is home to the Midlands Grand National, plus another 24 fixtures spread throughout the year. With a range of versatile suites and exhibition halls available for hire, this is an ideal venue for any event. Find out more on the Uttoxeter Racecourse Website.

Branston Water Park

Branston Water Park is a premier wildlife site in East Staffordshire, located just outside Burton off the A38. Branston Water Park was originally an open cast gravel pit and is now home to many species of plants and animals, both common and nationally rare. Find out more on East Staffordshire Borough Council's Website.

Tutbury Castle

Occupied since the Stone Age, the castle has played an important part in English history on many occasions in warfare and peace, and is best known as one of the prisons of Mary Queen of Scots, who was held there on four occasions. The castle welcomes thousands of visitors each year, with historical re-enactments, archaeological excavation, and an authentic Tudor garden. Find out more on Tutbury Castle's Website.

Let us know if there is something new to discover...

There is always something new to discover. More detailed information on the leisure offer across East Staffordshire can be found on the Enjoy East Staffs Website.