Get ready for the return of the funkiest Christmas party in Stafford with a spine-tingling rave history set from Mark XTC. Hear all the best old skool, jungle and drum ‘n’ bass tunes from ’91 to the present day on a bubble-filled, family-only dancefloor! You can look forward to:
- Multi-sensory dancefloor filled with confetti cannons, bubbles, snow, balloons and our fab parachute dance finale
- Craft and playdough tables with themed crafts
- Large colouring-in mural
- Toddler and baby chillout areas
- Licensed bar
- Christmas fancy dress is optional but encouraged!
Date and time: Sunday 27th November, 2-4pm. Price: Adults £10, children £7, under 1s FREE. Age: All ages are welcome but is aimed at 0-8.
The Staffordshire Fireworks Extravaganza is back again for 2022. Look forward to fireworks, food, entertainment, funfair, and lots of fun for the family! There will be a 25-minute firework display from Pyro2000, entertaining you with Roman Candles, Multi-shot Barrages, Ariel Shells, Multi-coloured Stars, Gold Crackling Spiders and much more! The rides include:
- Freak Out
- Super Bowl
- Runaway Train
- Balloon Ride
- Mini Jets
- Toy Ride
- Bungee Trampolines
- Inflatable Slide
Food and drinks will be available to purchase on site too.
Date and time: Sunday 6th November, gates open at 4pm, the fireworks will start at 7pm, and the event finishes at 9pm. Price: £8 per adult, £3 per child.
Activities at The Wolseley Centre
Come along and learn how to make a beautiful, festive, winter wreath! Using a range of tools you will assemble your wreath rings and forage the grounds for natural materials to complete your project. As you will be outside for this portion of the workshop you will need to wear suitable clothing. Included in your booking is a seasonal hot drink and Christmas sweet treat. Holiday music will also be played to get you into the spirit.
Date and time: Friday 18th November, 10am – 1pm. Price: £30. Age: 16+.
Every month the Wolseley Centre hosts a children’s club to help them learn about the environment. Visit the Wolseley Centre in November to watch the owls and learn about their diet as part of November’s theme of owl pellets. The club takes place on the first Saturday every month from 10am – 12pm.
Date and time: Saturday 5th November, 10am – 12pm. Price: FREE.
Wildlings is a play group with a twist with Staffordshire Wildlife Trust! Come along and try new things outdoors. You could swing in a hammock, get mucky making a mud pie or find yourselves mesmerised by the flames of a campfire. You will be toasting marshmallows but if there is anything specific you would like to toast on the campfire please bring it with you. Hand sanitiser will be provided. You will be outdoors regardless of the weather so your children will need to wear something appropriate.
Date and time: Sunday 6th November at 10:30am – 12pm. Price: 1 child ticket is £6.50, additional children are £3.50 each. Age: 6 months – 5 years.
At these sessions children will be introduced to the benefits of both yoga and mindfulness outdoors. They will learn how to safely do yoga poses in a calming environment, discover how to relax, and explore the wonders of nature through play. Parents/carers stay for the session, however The Wolseley Centre are not insured for adults to take part.
They do yoga, play and explore whatever the weather so please make sure your children and grown-ups are all dressed suitably. There is an option to move into a tipi if staff are concerned about the group staying warm, dry and comfortable during the calmer parts of the session.
Date and time: Wednesday 9th November at 10:30am – 12pm. Price: £7.50. Age: 2-5 years.
What’s On at The Gatehouse Theatre
In the Stafford Film Theatre they will be showing ‘The Innocents’. “During the bright Nordic summer, a group of children reveal their dark and mysterious powers when the adults aren’t looking. In this original and gripping supernatural thriller, playtime takes a dangerous turn when something opens up when a group of children play away from the gaze of grown-ups.”
Date and time: 1st November at 7:30pm. Price: £9.50. Age: 15+.
“Swan Lake is a tale of two young women, Odette and Odile, who resemble each other so strikingly that one can easily be mistaken for the other.
Swan Lake captures, like no other ballet, the full range of human emotions – from hope to despair, from terror to tenderness, from melancholy to ecstasy.” Classical Ballet and Opera House presents Swan Lake – a timeless ballet with exquisite dancing with music from Pyotr I. Tchaikovsky.
Date and time: Monday 7th November at 7:30pm. Price: £36.
“The story is based on the fairy-tale by Charles Perrault, the Sleeping Beauty tells of the Princess Aurora, cursed at her christening by the evil Carabosse to prick her finger one day on a spindle and die. Thanks to the timely intervention of the Lilac Fairy, she doesn’t die, but sleeps for a hundred years. Woken by a prince, who has battled through the Enchanted Forest to reach her, they marry at a ceremony attended by nursery rhyme characters like Puss in Boots and all the other forest creatures.”
Date and time: 8th November at 7:30pm. Price: £36.
“The doorbell rings just as Sophie and her mummy are sitting down to tea. Who could it possibly be? What they certainly don’t expect to see at the door is a big, stripy tiger! Following a smash-hit West End season, the tea-guzzling tiger is back on the road in this delightful family show; packed with oodles of magic, sing-a-long songs and clumsy chaos! A stunning stage adaptation of the classic tale of teatime mayhem . . . expect to be surprised!”
Date and time: Tuesday 1st November at 1:30pm and 4:30pm. Wednesday 2nd November at 10:30 am and 4:30pm. Run time: 55 minutes with no interval. Price: From £14.50.
As darkness descends, join in on an enchanting journey, as you walk through a captivating light trail through the stunning, historic grounds of Shugborough Estate. Immerse yourself in the mesmerising mile long trail, with stunning lighting elements and fabulous light play, all set to ambient music.
Date and time: Almost every night starting from Friday 25th November to Sunday 1st January 2023. Price: Pricing varies so please check the website.
Visit Biddulph Grange Garden to meet the rangers with their baby dinosaurs! Take a look at their Geological Gallery to learn about their fascinating fossil collection.
Date and time: Saturday 12th November, 11am – 2:30pm. Price: The event is FREE, but you may have to pay to get into the venue.
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