Destination guide

Fun-filled getaways in Staffordshire

Vacationers flock to the county of Staffordshire, England, for its charming towns, family-friendly attractions and gorgeous natural scenery in the West Midlands. Whether it's shopping for pottery and stopping for tea along the picturesque streets of Stoke-on-Trent, or splashing down waterslides and hopping on thrill rides at local amusement parks, this spot has activities galore to capture the attention of every age. Staffordshire vacation rentals are available to suit the group too, with everything from cozy stone cottages with pretty gardens to spacious family homes where you'll find amenities like traditional fireplaces and yards for the kids to enjoy.

Things to do

Fun and games in Staffordshire

Staffordshire is home to a number of family-friendly amusement parks, and, if you're traveling with kids, you'll want to check them all out. You can zip down slides and splash around in a tropical oasis at Water World in Stoke-on-Trent, where an indoor setting means you don't have to wait for summer to enjoy a refreshing swim. For thrilling roller coasters, head to the Alton Towers theme park, where rides and games are available for every age. Some attractions in the area are only open seasonally, so do check the hours if you plan to visit outside the peak summer months.


Discovering the towns and parks of Staffordshire

With plentiful places to explore all over the county of Staffordshire, you'll want to divide your time between trips into towns and adventures in the local countryside. Head to Stafford and Stoke-on-Trent to browse shops and boutiques for souvenirs, sightsee along historic streets and enjoy family dinners or evenings out at the local pub. When the sun is shining, why not spend a day hiking in parks, such as the Cannock Chase Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty? Here, you'll find walking paths, museums and plenty of scenic spots to stop and spread out a blanket for a picnic lunch.


Summer breaks spent in Staffordshire

Summer holidays are ideal for visiting Staffordshire, as the warmer temperatures and longer days mean more chances to spend time outdoors exploring beautiful parklands, sightseeing along city streets and heading to theme parks and pools. July and August are the warmest months, with highs often sneaking up into the 70s and evenings remaining cool and pleasant. This also tends to be the busiest time to visit, though, so be sure to select your Staffordshire vacation rental early for a summer stay. The later days of spring and early fall can provide a nice break from the crowds.

Natural features

Off to the great outdoors in Staffordshire

The Staffordshire countryside is an ideal destination for all sorts of outdoor pursuits, from mountain bike rides along hilly areas to quiet strolls through grassy pastures and fields. The county is landlocked, so its natural features come in the form of moors, lakes, rivers and woodlands, with a corner of Peak District National Park nestled in the north. A Staffordshire vacation rental makes a great hub for adventures in the park, where you can hire bikes or ride on horseback to take in the views, stopping to admire native flower species and spot local birdlife along the way.

How to get there

Traveling to and around Staffordshire

Fly into East Midlands (EMA), the closest airport, located 29.6 mi (47.6 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you might consider flying into Birmingham (BHX), which is 30.7 mi (49.4 km) away.

If you're traveling by train, Stafford Station, Stone Station and Rugeley Trent Valley Station are the main stations that serve the city.

Where to stay around Staffs?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 1,659 vacation rentals near Staffs. From 747 Cottages to 747 Cabins, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Staffs for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Staffs?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Staffs. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Stoke-on-Trent: 678 vacation rentals
  • Wolverhampton: 278 vacation rentals
  • Leek: 770 vacation rentals
  • Newcastle-under-Lyme: 167 vacation rentals
  • Alton Towers: 1,309 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Staffs! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Staffs?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Staffs:

  • Stoke-on-Trent: 678 rentals
  • Wolverhampton: 278 rentals
  • Leek: 770 rentals
  • Newcastle-under-Lyme: 167 rentals
  • Alton: 302 rentals

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Can I find easy-access vacation rentals when traveling by plane to Staffs?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of vacation rentals near airports. The airports with a large selection of vacation rentals in Staffs are:

  • Manchester Airport (MAN): 815 vacation rentals
  • Nottingham East Midlands Airport (EMA): 421 vacation rentals
  • Birmingham Airport (BHX): 712 vacation rentals

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Staffs?

HomeAway offers a large selection of rentals near lovely places in Staffs. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Alton Towers: 1,309 rentals
  • Gladstone Pottery Museum: 591 rentals
  • Staffordshire University: 567 rentals
  • Codsall Station: 561 rentals
  • The Potteries Museum and Art Gallery: 580 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Staffs listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.

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