Things to do

The Lodge is based in the Churnet Valley in the Staffordshire Moorlands, a designated area of outstanding natural beauty. All around you is lush, beautiful countryside, the doorstep to the Peak District. As well as spending time in nature, there are lots of sightseeing opportunities, museums and amusement parks to keep the whole family entertained.


Gladstone Pottery Museum

Stoke-on-Trent is world famous for its pottery and no visit to the city would be complete without experiencing this unique museum.


Churnet Valley Railway

Sit back and enjoy the journey along the Churnet Valley Railway whilst enjoying Lunch or a Staffordshire Cream Tea.


National Memorial Arboretum

The arboretum is the uk’s year-round centre of remembrance. Our maturing woodland landscape is home to over 360 memorials.

Alton Towers Resort
Amusement Park

Whether you’re after family fun or adrenalin-pumping experiences, there’s something for everyone at Alton Towers Resort!


Heights of Abraham

Since first opening its gates to visitors in 1780's the Heights of Abraham has become one of the Peak District's most popular destinations.


RSPB Coombes Valley Nature Reserve

A wonderful woodland reserve, perfect for nature enthusiasts to explore and for families to have fun and play together outdoors.

The Roaches

Where Buzzards fly and Wallabies may still roam. The Roaches is a wind-carved outcrop of gritstone rocks in the Peak District National Park.


The Trentham Estate

Visit the award-winning Trentham Gardens, for shopping and eating out, peace and quiet, fun and action!


Go ape Cannock
Outdoor Activities

Challenge yourself to an awesome forest adventure in the heart of Staffordshire’s Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.