The best days out in Staffordshire for couples

If you’re looking for a fun-filled break away with someone special, look no further than Staffordshire. Across the county, you can pack your days with a range of amazing activities - whatever you like doing. To get you inspired, here are six of the best days out in Staffordshire for couples.



World of Wedgwood

Where: Stoke-on-Trent, ST12 9ER

When: Open Wednesday to Sunday

How much: Free entry to the site, exhibits, and experiences vary in price.


To get hands-on with Stoke-on-Trent’s ceramic heritage, World of Wedgwood is the place to go. This award-winning tourist destination is one of the best days out in Staffordshire for couples who enjoy the finer things in life. Exquisite ceramic exhibitions, delicious afternoon teas and a nature trail are all on hand. Find your creative spark and have a go on the potter’s wheel or just take it all in at the V&A Wedgwood collection.



Cannock Chase Forest

Where: Rugeley, WS15 2UQ

When: All day, every day

How much: Free entry although car parking starts at £3.50


For couples with a love of two wheels, take on some of the Midlands’ best cross-country mountain bike trails at Cannock Chase Forest (known locally as The Chase). If you have a need for speed, the fast and furious mountain bike trails will give you a hit of adrenaline. Or, if you prefer a more leisurely pace for your couples day out in Staffordshire, hire a bicycle, pack a picnic and head out to find the perfect spot to enjoy the afternoon. Whatever the case, a fantastic forest adventure awaits.


The Trentham Estate

Where: Trentham, ST4 8JG

When: 9am - 6pm every day

How much: £11 for adults


There’s so much to explore on the Trentham Estate. Enjoy the fresh air by wandering the award-winning Italian Gardens, exploring the floral labyrinth and strolling around the tranquil lake. Then head for the shopping village to browse unique items from independent sellers or enjoy a bite to eat at one of the many excellent eateries. Take a look at the full roster of events taking place here too, from monthly staples like Parkrun and a Maker’s Market to annual extravaganzas like the upcoming Chinese New Year celebrations.



Nelson’s Distillery and School

Where: Grindley, ST18 0LR

When: Experience at various times

How much: from £25


Delve into the details of fine craft spirits at Nelson’s Distillery. Join Nelson’s Gin & Vodka School for one of the best days out in Staffordshire for couples who enjoy a G&T or two. At Nelson’s, you’ll learn the colourful history of today's most popular spirits and get creative in making your own. An engaging and educational day out for both beginners and enthusiasts to discover the art of distillation.



RSPB Middleton Lakes

Where: Tamworth, B78 2BB

When: dawn till dusk (although the car park is 8:30am - 4pm)

How much: free entry, car parking is £4 all day


Once a gravel pit, now a nature’s paradise. Middleton Lakes is one of the RSPB’s expansive network of sites across the country. A mosaic of wetlands, meadows and woodlands, the habitat is a hive of wildlife activity. Grey herons, avocets, kingfishers and lapwings may be found along the trails, although the resident otters are undoubtedly the stars of the show. Couples who love a peaceful meander (and ice cream) will find this a great day out.



Walking in the Staffordshire Peak District

When: all day, every day

How much: free


The Staffordshire Peak District is a walker’s wonderland. There’s plenty of debate around which walk is best: The Roaches, Dovedale or the Manifold Valley. But whichever one (or two) that you pick, you’re in for a treat. Boasting impressive gritstone edges and craggy rocks, hunt down the Winking Man formation and find stunning panoramic views at the ‘Hen Cloud’. Dip into the deep limestone valleys of woodland slopes and towering rock pinnacles. Wander along the River Dove, dubbed ‘the princess of rivers’ and discover why it was such an inspiration for Romantic poets and painters. A stunning setting and easily one of the best days out in Staffordshire for couples who love the great outdoors.


Relax in cosy comfort at The Moat House

At the end of the day, cosy up in 4-star luxury. The Moat House is more than just a hotel, our Grade II-listed manor house is a place to leave your stresses behind and indulge in a relaxing breakaway. With its own tranquil lake and the stunning Staffordshire countryside right on the doorstep, a peaceful night’s sleep by calm waters awaits. Serving up the best local food and drink, our 2 AA Rosette restaurant and Lounge bar are also on hand to round up an unforgettable stay.