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Easter fun across Staffordshire

By Leek Post and Times  |  Posted: April 01, 2014

By Belinda Hargreaves

  • Cosford Royal Air Force Museum.

  • Shugborough Estate.

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Staffordshire will be playing host to a range of Easter trails and activities next month.

Here are five of Enjoy Staffordshire's favourite fun family Easter trails on offer:

Shugborough Estate

Easter at the estate is set to stun visitors with impressive displays of spring flowers. While stepping back in time at the historic working estate, traditional Easter activities include baking in the working kitchens and spring trails in the mansion house, servant's quarters and the farm. For some fantastic family fun, find the hidden bunnies, chicks and piglets or take a look at the newborn spring lambs around the Shugborough farm.

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Amerton Farm and Craft Centre

Our next stop on the Easter trail is Amerton Farm, near Stafford which of course provides the opportunity to visit a host of farmyard friends. With over 400,000 visitors a year the farm boasts a playbarn (with this year's addition of a big slide), steam engine 'Isabelle' and you can sample the farm's very own ice cream. This Easter get involved in the treasure chest hunt, ferret racing and eggs-tra special guests Punch and Judy.

Emma Bridgewater's Factory

Visit the Emma Bridgewater factory, in Stoke-on-Trent, to experience a special Easter treat. The Victorian factory produces beautiful ceramics made by over 200 craftsmen and women. A fun and educational day for the family includes tours of the factory and design studio. Easter also offers the chance to take part in the Easter Bonnet competition where you can design your own headgear. There is also an Easter trail and the opportunity to decorate an Easter bunny, duck or hen.

Biddulph Grange Garden

See a bit of the world this Easter at the charming National Trust garden in Biddulph, taking in glorious landscapes from Italy to China, the Egyptian pyramids to the Himalayan glens. But don't forget to keep your eyes open, high and low, for the hidden eggs, which lead to a hidden Easter bunny. The Victorian garden, created by James Bateman, present a glimpse of the many beautiful attractions that Staffordshire has to offer and the garden also has a geological gallery that paves Bateman's thoughts on geology and theology; depicting a unique history.

Royal Air Force Museum, Cosford

Keen on cracking codes? Then the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford, near Shifnal, has a unique trail for you. Take a close look at the exhibits to reveal clues to the top secret code. There is also plenty more to do! Ever experienced 4D? Visitors can experience 3D visuals with an added dimension of dynamic seat movements, water spray, leg ticklers and smoke effects in the purpose-built theatre.

For further information go online to: www.enjoystaffordshire.com.

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