Areas of natural beauty in Stoke:
Stoke-on-Trent is close to both the Peak District and the Derbyshire Dales meaning that it is an area spoiled with scenic roads and pleasant views over the green valleys. For anyone looking to make a day of it then two of the most enjoyable driving roads are Snake Pass, to the East of the Peak District, and Mam Tor that travels from the Derbyshire Dales along the A625 and through the Peak District.
A day out to Trentham:
Just to the south of the city, Trentham Estate was a traditional royal manor built back in 1086. The impressive architecture and the estate’s immaculate Italian gardens make it a fantastic place to stop for afternoon tea.
The Trentham area is also ideal for visitors travelling as part of a family. The neighbouring Trentham Monkey Forest is the UK’s only designated parkland where monkeys roam freely and is less than a 10-minute drive away. You can get up close and personal with these monkeys in a way that’s truly unique and unrivalled throughout the UK.
To complete your day out you could pay a visit to the World of Wedgwood for some great pottery activities. Here you can get stuck in with some hands-on clay work, enjoy a tour of the modern museum or even get a tour of the working factory. Being just a 10-minute drive from the Monkey Forest makes this a convenient activity that the whole family will love.