Ready for the summer term

Ready for the summer!

Phew, where has the year gone? We’re already nearing the end of the summer term already (we close in less than a month, on Friday 20th July). If you’re concerned that you’re never going to be able to manage keeping your child entertained throughout the six weeks of summer holidays, worry not: we’ve devised a list of the best inexpensive or free activities to get involved in this summer. Some of these activities are suitable for older children too, so if you have school-age children to entertain also, we’ve got you covered.

  • Wildlife watch

01st July

10:00am- 12:00pm

Stafford, ST17 0WT

The Wolseley Centre

If your child loves nothing more than getting messy, building dens and exploring the environment, wildlife watch is the perfect event for them to get stuck into. During this session children will visit the outdoor classroom, have a go making their own den and learn how to toast a marshmallow.

Price: £1 per child.

Visit www.staffs-wildlife.org.uk or call 01889 562653 for more information.

27 June 2017

  • Toddler Thursday

Every Thursday

10:30am – 11:30am

Gladstone Pottery Museum

Suitable for children aged up to 4, Toddler Thursday is a meet-up for children and parents to chat, learn, read and sing.

Price: £1 per child.

Booking essential- visit www.stokemuseums.org.uk or call 01782 237777for more information.

  • Super Play Factory

Monday to Sunday 10:00 – 18:00

Festival Way, Festival Park, Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ST1 5SG

Price: From £3.95

With a dedicated baby and toddler area, the Super Play Factory is the perfect indoor play area to take your little one this summer. The play area is ideally tailored to entertain different ages, with the baby and toddler zone showcasing bubble tubes and other sensory features for ultimate fun-filled hours.

Booking required- visit https://www.superplayfactory.co.uk/ or call 01782 204700 for more information.

  • Trentham Monkey Forest

Stone Road, Trentham, Tittensor, Stoke-on-Trent ST4 8AY

10am- 6pm all summer

Price: Children (aged 3 to 14): £6.50 each. Under 3’s: Free. Adults: £8.50 each.

Take your little monkeys to meet some real life ones at Trentham Monkey Forest. It’s baby season, which means extra cuteness, and your kids will have fun searching for the mums and babies high in the trees.

Visit http://monkey-forest.com/ for more information.

  • Westport Lake

Westport Lake Road, Longport, Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ST6 4RZ

8am- dusk

Price: Free

There’s plenty for the little ones to do at Westport Lake this summer. There are woodland and lakeside trails, as well as an outdoor play area, visitor centre, conservation area and café serving drinks and snacks. The play area is situated right next to the free car park, and is safety surfaced to avoid any nasty accidents.

Visit http://www.staffs-wildlife.org.uk/visitor-centres/westport-lake-visitor-centre for more information.