Mercure Stafford South Hatherton House Hotel

Pinfold Lane, Penkridge, Staffordshire England ST19 5QP | Directions
+44 (0)1785 712 459

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Local attractions and days out in Staffordshire

Situated in the heart of England, The Mercure Stafford South Hatherton House Hotel is the ideal base to explore the many local attractions.  We are within easy reach of Drayton Manor Park and Zoo, Alton Towers, Cadbury World, the Potteries, the National Arboretum, Shugborough Hall, Weston Park, Iron Bridge, Staffordshire County Showground and the National Exhibition Centre to name but a few.

The cities of Manchester, Chester and Telford are also easily accessible, offering an interesting mix of history and culture with up to date shopping and entertainment.

You and your family can enjoy interesting and fun packed days out with peaceful and relaxing evenings in, taking full advantage of our superb restaurant, Bar Lounge, and Fitness Centre.


Just some of the many ideas for a day out & about Stafford:

Alton Towers

Alton Towers is a great day out for all the family with thrilling roller coasters, live shows and many more fun-packed activities.

25 miles

Drayton Manor

A host of great rides, some of the biggest, wettest and scariest around it is also home to Thomas land and the Zoo all set in 280 acres of lakes and parkland. Dayton Manor is a family day out not to be missed.

20 miles

Cadbury World

A chocolate paradise for adults and children of all ages - it's fun yet educational and is dedicated to the story of Cadbury and of course the chocolate.

20 miles


Visit the Wedgewood Visitor Centre and museum and enjoy factory tours, craft demonstrations and shopping.

15 miles         

National Memorial Arboretum

The National Memorial Arboretum comprises 150 acres of wooded parkland commemorating those who have served their country.

20 miles

Shugborough Hall

Experience history on this working estate with costumed characters taking you back to the past life of this 18th century mansion house. Visit the walled garden, farm, servants' quarters, garden and gift shop.

5 miles

Weston Park

A stunning stately home with grand architecture. There's also 1,000 acres of parkland which annually hosts the famous V festival along with other attractions including a miniature railway, adventure playground and maze.

6 miles


Home to the Ironbridge Gorge museums where you can watch craftsmen working on iron, china and glass artefacts.

20 miles

Staffordshire County Showground

Host to various national events throughout the year including the twice annual Classic Bike Show.

8 miles


Venues for many world-famous for shows such as Crufts, Clothes Show Live, large scale indoor sporting events and entertainment as well as international trade exhibitions and many smaller specialist shows.


Go Ape

'high-wire forest adventure'. Fun filled activities for all the family, giant obstacle courses up in the trees using ladders, walkways, bridges and tunnels made of wood, rope and super-strong wire, and top it all off with one of the country's best zip lines, adrenalin pumping, great fun.

4 miles

Cannock Chase

Bike hire is available (at a small cost) from the visitors centre or take a walk around the national heritage trail exploring the thousands of acres of natural woodland.

4 miles

Amerton Farm & Craft Centre

Offer a vast array of attractions to appeal to all the family. Aim to provide a relaxed and pleasant environment so that everyone can enjoy their visit.

12.4 miles

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