Five Star Tourism Academy launches

Destination Staffordshire is proud to announce the launch of its Five Star Tourism Academy.  The Academy, which is part of the current support programme for tourism businesses, is a practical and interactive opportunity for tourism businesses to make improvements in a wide range of areas, from raising their profile on the right social media...

Drayton Manor Zoo’s animals demolish a Royal Wedding cake!

Animals at Drayton Manor Zoo have been taking part in their very own Royal Wedding celebrations this week, ahead of the upcoming marriage of Prince Harry and Ms. Meghan Markle on Saturday 19th May.


Lichfield Cathedral has just been crowned Visitor Attraction of the Year beating off stiff competition from Alton Towers, Drayton Manor and the National Memorial Arboretum, and secured Event of the Year for the second year running for its imaginative Cathedral Illuminated in the Staffordshire What’s On Magazine Reader Awards.

Drayton Manor Park opens for 2018 season and honours a decade of Europe’s only Thomas Land™

Staffordshire based Drayton Manor Park is opening the doors to its 2018 season and kicks off celebrations for the tenth anniversary of Europe’s only Thomas Land, on Wednesday 28th March.

Visit Lichfield celebrates English Tourism Week

In celebration of English Tourism Week, Visit Lichfield invited local dignitaries on a whistle-stop tour of some of Lichfield’s top attractions on Thursday 22 March 2018. Visit England organises English Tourism Week each year to showcase visitor experiences and the value of tourism, and this year it is running from 17 to 25 March.

VisitEngland announces finalists in Awards for Excellence

VisitEngland has today announced the finalists in the tourism industry’s national Awards for Excellence. The Awards, now in their 29th year, recognise, congratulate and celebrate businesses and individuals who go above and beyond in promoting and practicing excellence across England. Finalists will be invited to attend a traditional afternoon tea...

First Shows On Sale For Lichfield Festival

4-14 July 2018 The first shows in what promises to be a fabulous Lichfield Festival have been announced and early bird booking is now open.  The Festival, which runs from 4-14 July, is one of the region’s premier cultural events attracting around 40,000 visitors annually with its vibrant mix of music, theatre, comedy, dance, talks, family...

Record-breaking bookings for Drayton Manor Hotel as staycations prove popular in 2018

This February, Drayton Manor Park’s on-site hotel achieved a record-breaking number of room bookings since opening in 2011, demonstrating that staycations are the choice of holiday for families this year.

Love is in the air at Drayton Manor Park

As Valentine’s Day draws closer, so does the love at Staffordshire’s Drayton Manor Park between Columbian Spider Monkeys, Lizzie and Snarfy, as they anticipate the arrival of their bundle of joy. With three female Spider Monkeys at Drayton Manor Zoo it was Lizzie that caught Snarfy’s eye and as they say the rest is history.