By Suzanne Jordan: Families will be able to keep busy over the bank holiday weekend with a series of events and activities taking place across Staffordshire.
Trentham Estate are holding two runs – a serious 10k race for competitive athletes and a 5k fancy dress fun run for those seeking something not so strenuous. Both runs are open to all ages, abilities and are in aid of the Donna Louise Children’s Hospice.
Also on offer at the Estate is a ‘surprise survival situation’ in Wilderness Wood. Children can build dens in the woodlands, choose to be rescued or make their own way out.
A climbing wall is also being made available as well as free tethered balloon rides.
Little ones can also enjoy the Barbary Macaques at Monkey Forest.
Weston Park is calling all garden enthusiasts with their Plant Hunters Fair on Bank Holiday Sunday and Monday. There will be a discounted entry price of £2.50 to view a line of nurseries with something new, different and unusual for plant lovers.
Parents and children should brace themselves for a horde of invading Vikings at Turbury Castle. Shows on May 6 and 7 will provide an educational account of how the Nordic warriors lived and battled.
Shugborough Historic Estate is settling on the Victorian era and will have an outdoor dancing display by Morris men on bank holiday Monday.
For more details of days out across the county visit www.enjoystaffordshire.com.