Awaken your senses at Trentham this May Half Term


Top tourist attraction the Trentham Estate has a feast of activities on offer to stimulate you from head to toe this May Half Term.

From floral displays to a hide and speak maze, tasty treats and aerial feats, families looking for things to do will be so spoilt for choice, they’ll need to make a return trip.

Not only can young adventurers conquer the climbing wall, tackle the assault course, zoom down zip wires and fly on swings at the adventure playground, but now the truly fearless can scale The Altitude, a towering nine metre tall pyramid slide built exclusively for Trentham and guaranteed to deliver an adrenalin rush before coming back down to earth to test drive the toe-tingling barefoot walk.

Thrill-seekers still seeking more can traverse the tree tops at Aerial Extreme, a high ropes adventure course set within the tranquil 725 acre grounds of the Trentham Estate.

Those looking for a more relaxing visit can sit back and enjoy the spectacular Capability Brown landscape from a lake cruise aboard the Miss Elizabeth, let the Trentham Fern miniature train take the strain on a lakeside trip, or explore the gardens the old fashioned way with a horse-drawn carriage and pony ride.

Creative crafters are invited to take some time out with our expert willow weavers who will be creating a life-size stag in the gardens (10am-4pm), and The RSPB will be hosting workshops explaining how to make apple feeders and how to attract more birds to your own garden (11am-3pm).

For a bit of monkey magic, head to Trentham Monkey Forest where visitors can enjoy one of the hourly feeding talks, and as it’s baby monkey season, lucky visitors may catch a glimpse of a baby Barbary macaque or two soon.

But if you need to satisfy your own appetite, then Trentham Shopping Village is a real foodie destination for ladies who lunch, family feasts, sumptuous snacks and romantic dinners.

Tantalise your tastebuds with a mouthwatering vegetarian and vegan weekend (May 23-24) and daily wine tastings (12-3pm) to celebrate English Wine Week, all hosted by resident artisan food store Brown and Green.

Feast your senses at Coffee Interlude and David’s Brasserie, as local artist Jo Watson paints another ‘Trentham Gardens’ scene on May 31 (11am-3pm), and evenings of live music put diners in the mood for food every Thursday and Sunday.

There’s never been a better time to take a trip to the Trentham Estate. Relax and unwind after work in the award-winning Trentham Gardens with the 5-5-5 offer -admission for just £5, after 5pm, in the fifth month of May.

Annual Tickets are the best value way to visit the gardens and also offer discounts at participating shops and restaurants, 20% off day tickets for friends and even discounts on special events.

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