Forthcoming Events

For details of events please visit the Celebration Event Calendar or click view our attraction listings to find out what to see and do there.

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March 2020

CORONAVIRUS / COVID-19 UPDATE

21 March - 31 December 2020

PLEASE NOTE: All events listed on this page could be affected by the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

Please check with event organisers before booking or attending events and activities. 

October 2020

Pick your own Halloween Pumpkin!

Pick your own Halloween Pumpkin!

10 - 31 October 2020

Canalside Farm, Shop and Café
Mill Lane, Great Haywood, Staffordshire, ST18 0RQ

The Pick Your Own Pumpkin experience will be open on selected days. Advanced booking via their website is essential to gain access to the Pumpkin Patch this year and there will be a £2 per person charge (under 3s are free). There will be family games and plenty of fun photo opportunities for all the family as you make your way around the Farm. Enter the photo competition to be in with a chance of winning a Halloween themed hamper!

Trenthams Trickery Trail

Trentham's Trickery Trail

17 October - 01 November 2020

Trentham Estate, Stone Road, Trentham ST4 8JG

Witches and wizards have been playing tricks in the gardens! Follow the trail to find out what magical mischief they have been up to. From floating witch hats to pumpkins that defy gravity. Find the tricks to complete the trail and you’ll be rewarded with a treat! 

Pick Your Own Pumpkin Patch and Carving

Pick Your Own Pumpkin Patch and Carving

19 - 31 October 2020

Lower Drayton Farm
The Pumpkin Patch, Lower Drayton farm, Penkridge, Stafford

Get spooky season off to a great start with a visit to the pick your own pumpkin patch. Once you’ve picked your pumpkin and trundled it back across the field in your barrow, why not set up in the pumpkin carving tent and get creative (no mess to clean up at home!). Take a selfie with your creations in the ‘Pumpkin photo booth’ for the chance to WIN a great prize!

Halloween Activities at Trentham Gardens

Halloween Activities at Trentham Gardens

24 - 31 October 2020

Trentham Estate, Stone Road, Trentham ST4 8JG

Wizarding wands, broomstick building and sorcerous spells.

Halloween at Trentham Monkey Forest

Halloween at Trentham Monkey Forest

24 October - 01 November 2020

Trentham Monkey Forest, The Trentham Estate, Stone Road, ST12 9HR

Trentham Monkey Forest are celebrating Halloween with a fancy dress competition. Dress up just as if you were trick or treating and you could win four annual passes to use in 2021. There will also be a Halloween quiz. Walk the forest and find the clues to spell a spooky word, and at the end you might receive a treat... or a trick!

 Pumpkin Trails and Scavenger Hunts

Pumpkin Trails and Scavenger Hunts

28 October 2020

The Orangery, Ingestre Hall, Ingestre ST18 0RF
10am to 4pm

Spooky scavenger hunts in the Orangery grounds and creepy arts and crafts activities inside Orangery. The garden rangers have created a series of pumpkin trails to challenge your scavenging skills. Find the items on the list and you may be rewarded... but watch out for ghosts along the way! Create and take home your own creepy skeletons, spider webs and much more. This is a free event so there is no need to book!

Haunted House Whodunit

Haunted House Whodunit

30 October 2020

Weston Hall, Weston Bank, Weston, Stafford, Staffordshire, ST18 0HS
7pm

Weston Hall invites you to solve the mystery. A thrilling haunted house experience, with twists and turns to find out exactly who did it. Was it a ghost? Was it a waiter? Or was it the person sat across from you? Question the suspects, examine the evidence and uncover the truth of this classy criminal caper. Once the murder has been solved, feel free to spend the rest of your evening relaxing in our Westminster Bar. If you’re looking for an excuse for a great night out, join us for a Murder Mystery Night in our Westminster Suite.

Pumpkin Trails and Scavenger Hunts

Pumpkin Trails and Scavenger Hunts

30 October 2020

The Orangery, Ingestre Hall, Ingestre ST18 0RF
10am to 4pm

Spooky scavenger hunts in the Orangery grounds and creepy arts and crafts activities inside Orangery. The garden rangers have created a series of pumpkin trails to challenge your scavenging skills. Find the items on the list and you may be rewarded... but watch out for ghosts along the way! Create and take home your own creepy skeletons, spider webs and much more. This is a free event so there is no need to book!

Halloween at the Orangery

Halloween at the Orangery

31 October 2020

The Orangery, Ingestre Hall, Ingestre ST18 0RF
3.30pm to 6pm

Grab your broomsticks for a ghoulishly great evening out at this half term special! This Halloween the Orangery is hosting a spooky evening of trick or treating, woodland scavenger hunts and range of creepy arts and crafts activities. For those who are brave enough they invite you to dress up for a hauntingly action packed night.

Halloween Ghost Hunt

Halloween Ghost Hunt

31 October 2020

Bishton Hall, Bellamour Lane, Stafford, Staffordshire, ST17 0XN
9pm to 2am

Bishton Hall has many stories and we believe home to so many spirits. Join the team as we unlock the doors to Bishton Hall and invite you into this grand old mansion, Investigate the former dining room, drawing room, ball room, the long eerie corridors, the old servants kitchen and dining areas, Many hidden upper floor rooms, The grand old staircase, cellars and former school / chapel rooms. Join us as we aim to connect with those former residents and staff of this stately home.

November 2020

Amerton Farmers Market

Amerton Farmers Market

01 November 2020

Amerton Farm, Stowe By Chartley, ST18 0LA
10am to 3pm

Browse and buy crafts, bespoke goods and produce from local traders and artisans.

Chocaholic Afternoon Tea

Chocaholic Afternoon Tea

01 November 2020

Weston Hall, Weston Bank, Weston, Stafford, Staffordshire, ST18 0HS

Relish in an unforgettable afternoon tea experience in our Westminster Suite with a deliciously naughty chocolate themed afternoon tea. You are guaranteed a delightful afternoon filled with delicious sweet treats, luxury surroundings and wonderful service making it the perfect location for a fantastic day out. Indulge in an array of freshly made finger sandwiches, chocolate themed cakes, scones and macaroons. All whilst listening to the 1920’s – 1940’s inspired sounds of Lola L’Amour.

Stone Farmers Market

Stone Farmers Market

07 November 2020

Westbridge Park, Stone
9am to 3.30pm

Each month, over fifty stalls selling the very best in local produce attracts a loyal following. The monthly Farmers’ Markets are held on the first Saturday of every month but get there early as several stalls have been known to be sold out by lunchtime!

Artisan Market at the World of Wedgwood

Artisan Market at the World of Wedgwood

08 November 2020

World of Wedgwood, Barlaston ST12 9ER
10am to 4pm

Over 40 stalls full of fine foods from local producers and hand-crafted products. Free entry and free parking. Free entry to the V&A Collection. Browse the latest dining and gift ranges in the Wedgwood Store and find great value buys in the Factory Outlet, with one-day only offers available. Bring your boots for a relaxing stroll in Hem Heath Woods, 100 acres of Staffordshire Wildlife Trust Woodland. Dogs on leads welcome in the woods and the courtyard.

Remembrance Service

Remembrance Service

08 November 2020

RAF Cosford

The RAF Museum, Cosford will be holding a Service of Remembrance on Sunday 8 November, paying respect to those service men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice during their tours of duty.

Conservation Centre Open Week

Conservation Centre Open Week

09 - 14 November 2020

RAF Museum, Cosford

The RAF Museum's Conservation Centre will be opening its doors to visitors in November 2020 for access to aircraft in our conservation hangar.

For one week only, visitors will be able to view progress behind-the-scenes being made on a range of aircraft. Not only will visitors get the chance to view rare aircraft but the chance to speak to Museum Technicians, Apprentices and Volunteers who will be available throughout the week to speak with visitors about their work and answer any questions you may have on their current projects.

The Open Week will run 10.15am - 1.00pm

Stafford Walking Street

Stafford Walking Street

12 November 2020

Stafford Town Centre
4pm to 9pm

Great street food, market stalls, mobile bars and late night shopping. Stafford FM Roadshow with Ian Keeley and live music and acts. Local pubs welcome you but check their policies as you may have to pre-book a seat and some will allow children during the market day, toilets will be situated on Market Street COVID measures will be in place.

Stafford Farmers Market

Stafford Farmers Market

14 November 2020

Market Square, Stafford Town Centre
9am to 4pm

Goods for sale often include bread and cakes, oatcakes, plants and flowers, wines, jams and preserves, fresh meat, sausages, bacon, black pudding chicken, eggs and scotch eggs, fruit and vegetables, fish, pastries, jewellery, chocolate, and many more fantastic items.

Traders begin to set up their stalls from as early as 7.30am with the majority being open for trading from 9am, they close at around 4pm or when they have nothing left to sell. 

To book a stall at the Farmers Market please contact the Markets Office on 01785 245935.

Stone Craft & Collectables Market

Stone Craft & Collectables Market

21 November 2020
High Street, Stone Town Centre
9am to 4pm
 
Lots of stalls offering lots of lovely crafts and more on the third Saturday of each month in Stone High Street
 
There are a number of pitches still available for the events, which run from 9am - 4pm. Stalls cost  £25.75 for a 3 metre x 3 metre pitch and tables are available to hire at a cost of £5.00 each if required. Contact Claire or Christine on 01785 619740.
The Makers Market

The Makers Market

21 November 2020
Trentham Estate, Stone Road, Trentham ST4 8JG
10am to 4pm
 
For the finest Staffordshire food, drink, art, design and vintage. Get to meet in person all the unique creatives, creators, makers, designers, producers, bakers, musicians and artists.
Photography Night Shoot

Photography Night Shoot

27 - 28 November 2020

Venue: RAF Museum, Cosford

An event for aviation enthusiasts and photographers (amateurs and professionals) alike – with exclusive after-hours access to the Museum’s grounds, perfect to photograph iconic aircraft in changing light as the sun sets and on into the evening.

Magical Winter Forest

Magical Winter Forest

28 - 29 November 2020

Canalside Farm, Shop and Café
Mill Lane, Great Haywood, Staffordshire, ST18 0RQ

Wander through the maze of freshly cut Premium Nordmann Fir Christmas Trees and pick your favourite to take home with you. There are also fun activities for children including Making Reindeer Food, Helping Santa Find his Lost Reindeer, Letter Writing to Santa (including a letter back from Santa himself) and Farmer Christmas’ Tractor-Sleigh to sit in at the end! Entry is free but some activities will incur a small charge.

Stafford Christmas Market

Stafford Christmas Market

28 November 2020

Market Square, Stafford Town Centre
9am to 3pm

A festive mixture of foods, gifts, crafts and children’s fairground rides. All Covid 19 safety measures will be in place.

Wreath Making Masterclass

Wreath Making Masterclass

28 November 2020

Aston Marina, Lichfield Road, A51, Stone, Staffordshire, ST15 8QU
10am to 12.30pm

Nothing quite says Christmas like hanging a homemade wreath on your front door. Come join us for our Christmas Wreath Masterclass, where after being welcomed with a glass of mulled wine and mince pie, you will spend time decorating your own beautiful festive wreath with expert tuition by local florist Buttercups & Daisies with Love. Enjoy self-service tea, coffee & sweet treats throughout before leaving to adorn your door with your spectacular new wreath. No prior knowledge of floristry is needed and we can guarantee that you will take home something truly magical that will last beyond Christmas Day. All materials provided and included in the cost. Please provide your own apron (if required) and secateurs/scissors.

December 2020

Wreath Making Masterclass

Wreath Making Masterclass

03 December 2020

Aston Marina, Lichfield Road, A51, Stone, Staffordshire, ST15 8QU
6.30pm to 9pm

Nothing quite says Christmas like hanging a homemade wreath on your front door. Come join us for our Christmas Wreath Masterclass, where after being welcomed with a glass of mulled wine and mince pie, you will spend time decorating your own beautiful festive wreath with expert tuition by local florist Buttercups & Daisies with Love. Enjoy self-service tea, coffee & sweet treats throughout before leaving to adorn your door with your spectacular new wreath. No prior knowledge of floristry is needed and we can guarantee that you will take home something truly magical that will last beyond Christmas Day. All materials provided and included in the cost. Please provide your own apron (if required) and secateurs/scissors.

Christmas Farmers Market

Christmas Farmers Market

05 December 2020

Stone Town Centre
9am to 3.30pm

A festive edition of the Farmers’ Market. The market is held in the Market Square and down the High Street.

Magical Winter Forest

Magical Winter Forest

05 - 06 December 2020

Canalside Farm, Shop and Café
Mill Lane, Great Haywood, Staffordshire, ST18 0RQ

Wander through the maze of freshly cut Premium Nordmann Fir Christmas Trees and pick your favourite to take home with you. There are also fun activities for children including Making Reindeer Food, Helping Santa Find his Lost Reindeer, Letter Writing to Santa (including a letter back from Santa himself) and Farmer Christmas’ Tractor-Sleigh to sit in at the end! Entry is free but some activities will incur a small charge.

Stone Farmers Market

Stone Farmers Market

05 December 2020
Each month, over fifty stalls selling the very best in local produce attracts a loyal following.
 
The monthly Farmers' Markets are held on the first Saturday of every month starting at 9.00am - but get there early as several stalls have been known to be sold out by lunchtime! The market is held in the Market Square and down the High Street.
Wreath Making Masterclass

Wreath Making Masterclass

05 December 2020

Aston Marina, Lichfield Road, A51, Stone, Staffordshire, ST15 8QU
10am to 12.30pm

Nothing quite says Christmas like hanging a homemade wreath on your front door. Come join us for our Christmas Wreath Masterclass, where after being welcomed with a glass of mulled wine and mince pie, you will spend time decorating your own beautiful festive wreath with expert tuition by local florist Buttercups & Daisies with Love. Enjoy self-service tea, coffee & sweet treats throughout before leaving to adorn your door with your spectacular new wreath. No prior knowledge of floristry is needed and we can guarantee that you will take home something truly magical that will last beyond Christmas Day. All materials provided and included in the cost. Please provide your own apron (if required) and secateurs/scissors.

Illuminated Arboretum

Illuminated Arboretum

09 - 19 December 2020

National Memorial Arboretum
Croxall Road, Alrewas, Staffordshire, DE13 7AR

An evening to remember as they light-up the arboretum after hours and begin the festive season with a kaleidoscope of colour. With something to captivate visitors of all ages, this stunning display will take place on a new route for 2020. Follow the illuminated trail through our gardens and woodlands and enjoy the majesty of the Arboretum at night. Booking essential.

Stafford Walking Street

Stafford Walking Street

10 December 2020

Stafford Town Centre
3pm to 9pm

Live music, street food, mobile bars, demonstrations, the arts, late night high street shopping and loads of arts and crafts.

Christmas Market Weekend

Christmas Market Weekend

12 - 13 December 2020

World of Wedgwood, Barlaston ST12 9ER
10am to 4pm

Over 40 stalls of festive gifts and treats from local producers and artisans featuring delicious street food and live music. Unique handcrafted artisan gifts, Christmas cards and decorations, meats, cheeses, chutneys and festive favourites for your Christmas celebrations.

Stafford Farmers Market

Stafford Farmers Market

12 December 2020

Market Square, Stafford Town Centre
9am to 4pm

Goods for sale often include bread and cakes, oatcakes, plants and flowers, wines, jams and preserves, fresh meat, sausages, bacon, black pudding chicken, eggs and scotch eggs, fruit and vegetables, fish, pastries, jewellery, chocolate, and many more fantastic items.

Traders begin to set up their stalls from as early as 7.30am with the majority being open for trading from 9am, they close at around 4pm or when they have nothing left to sell. 

To book a stall at the Farmers Market please contact the Markets Office on 01785 245935.

Stone Farmers Market Festive Edition

Stone Farmers Market Festive Edition

19 December 2020

Stone Town Centre

Each month, over fifty stalls selling the very best in local produce attracts a loyal following. The monthly Farmers’ Markets are held on the first Saturday of every month starting at 9.00am - but get there early as several stalls have been known to be sold out by lunchtime!

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