Stafford has got so much going for it.
Aethelflaed: The Story Of A Warrior Princess
Learn how the feisty Lady Of The Mercians pushed back the Vikings and established Stafford as a fortified town through this historical display in the largest surviving timber-framed town house in England.
The soprano, a Birmingham Conservatoire student, performs repertoire which includes Puccini's aria Nessun Dorma, excerpts from Bizet's opera Carmen and classical crossover favourites. She is accompanied by pianist Allan Schiller.
- Music from Opera
- Easy Listening
Rotation Garden Party
DJ and music writer Bill Brewster tops the bill with The Emperor Machine, Mind Fair and Rob J and Stuart Robinson completing the line-up.
Staffordshire Cycling Festival
For keen cyclists there is a range of challenging and less challenging rides. For spectators there is live coverage of the Tour De France, food and drink stalls and Strider bike sessions.
Staffordshire Narrow Gauge Railway Society operates vintage steam and diesel locomotives on a circular line through beautiful countryside next to Amerton Farm and Craft Centre on selected dates throughout the year.
English Heritage: Boscobel House And The Royal Oak
The timber-framed house is fully restored and furnished with panelled rooms and secret hiding places. Notably Charles II hid in the house to avoid capture by Cromwell in 1651.
- Stately Home
- Tourist Attraction
- Over 50s
National Trust: Shugborough Estate
The ancestral home of the Earls of Lichfield features a late 17th century house which evolved into a 19th-century working estate. There are furniture, paintings, silver and china collections, a working farm museum and the original kitchens.
- Stately Home
The Wolseley Centre
A network of paths guide visitors around 26 acres of beautiful grounds and wildlife-friendly display gardens including three lakes and a children's play trail.
- Nature Reserve
The Owl Experience And Bird Of Prey Rescue Sanctuary
Located at Red Lion Farm, the rescue centre is a sanctuary for birds of all sizes and allows visitors to learn about its efforts and meet some of the feathered residents including Misty the European Eagle Owl, the largest species of owl on the planet.
- Family Event