Things to do
Making the most of your stay
You could book a riding lesson at Ingestre Riding School, which is on site and caters for all ages and levels. Ingestre Park Golf Club and St. Thomas Priory Golf Course are nearby or perhaps you could try clay pigeon shooting at the nearby Oakedge Shooting Ground in Shugborough, Cannock Chase and Fly Fishing.
Cannock Chase itself is a vast and beautiful forest covering a large part of the Staffordshire area, where you can visit Birches Valley an outdoor recreation centre with cycling, mountain biking, Go Ape climbing and children´s adventure playground. Staffordshire County Show Ground hosts many events and antique markets on most weekends.
Or why not arrange a shooting day at Oak Edge Clay Shooting http://www.oakedgeshootingground.co.uk
Ingestre Lodges can accommodate up to 22 people in its self-catering accommodation for shooting parties on commercial or private shoots. There are also numerous shoots in the wider Staffordshire area and beyond including: Catton Hall and Kedlestone Hall which specialises in all sorts of shooting parties and corporate events. For further information visit https://www.shootinguk.co.uk/shooting-times-home
Other places of interest
Other places of interest
How about a visit the new World of Wedgewood https://www.worldofwedgwood.com/
Alton Towers and Drayton Manor theme parks;
Castles at Stafford, Tamworth and Tutbury;
Stately homes at Shugborough, Sandon Hall, Moseley Old Hall, Weston Park;
Heritage railways at Churnet Valley, Foxfield, Leek and Manifold Valley and Moseley;
Museums: Gladstone Pottery, Stoke-on-Trent; Wedgwood pottery, Stoke-on-Trent; High House, Stafford; Staffordshire Regiment, Whittington Barracks. Stoke on Trent is also home to many excellent discount outlest china stores such as Wedgwood, Waterford, Royal Doulton, Port Merion etc. http://www.visitstoke.co.uk
Countryside: Dovedale and Peak District National Park; Cannock Chase.
Gardens: Biddulph Grange, Trentham.
See our Capability Brown blog
English Heritage sites: Boscobel House; Croxden Abbey; Wall Roman site.
Buried Treasure: exhibitions of artefacts from the Staffordshire Hoard – the largest treasure of Anglo-Saxon gold ever found – are on display at the Potteries Museum and Art Gallery, Stoke-on-Trent (until September 1, 2013) and permanently at the Birmingham Museum.
The children will love the Shugborough Estate http://www.shugborough.org.uk which has the only complete historic working farm in England and why not visit The Monkey Forest in Trentham http://www.trentham.co.uk
For more information please visit http://www.enjoystaffordshire.com/