A location ideal for exploration…
While Pillaton Hall Farm is surrounded by 500 acres of peaceful, rolling countryside its proximity to the A449 and M6 motorway means that it’s ideally placed to explore the county of Staffordshire, neighbouring Shropshire and the West Midlands.
Whether you’re looking for family fun, action and adventure, to see historic sites or simply immerse yourself in the beauty of nature there’s a host of activities and venues near to Pillaton Hall Farm that will keep everyone happy.
Just over a mile from Pillaton Hall Farm is the historic market town of Penkridge which offers a host of amenities including two Co-op supermarkets, a Sainsbury’s local, a good range of restaurants, cafes and cosy traditional pubs. Penkridge also has a range of shops including a bakery, butchers, card and gifts, beauty salons and takeaways. Penkridge market is open every Wednesday and Saturday.
Action & Adventure
If you’re looking for action and adventure, Staffordshire and its surrounding areas have plenty to offer; perhaps most famously are Alton Towers (approx. 30 miles*) and Drayton Manor (approx. 20 miles*) theme parks.
Closer to home Lower Drayton Farm, just outside Penkridge on the A449, offers play@lowerdraytonfarm which includes an indoor soft play area and toddler zone, animal handling and outdoor fun. Other attractions include the Snowdome at Tamworth (approx. 20 miles*) where you can try your hand at snowboarding and skiing on real snow, the indoor water park Waterworld in Hanley (approx. 27 miles*) and a high ropes course at Trentham (approx. 23 miles*) to really get your adrenaline racing. Go Ape, Cannock Chase (approx. 7 miles*) offers a treetop adventure and a segway experience..
Nature & the Great Outdoors
For those who enjoy nothing more than admiring the beauty of the great outdoors Pillaton Hall Farm could not be better placed; from fishing the farms own coarse fishing pools to exploring the 3000 acres of heath land that make up Cannock Chase, literally on the doorstep.
The Chase offers numerous opportunities to while away the hours whether walking, pony trekking or mountain biking. Further afield, the Peak District in the North Staffordshire moorlands offers breathtaking scenery while there’s the opportunity to get up close and personal with wild animals at both the Monkey Forest in Trentham (approx. 23 miles*) and the West Midlands Safari Park (approx. 35 miles*).
History & Heritage
Pillaton Hall Farm is well placed to explore the historic Midlands – the county town of Staffordshire. Stafford (approx. 8 miles*) is home to the Ancient High House, the oldest timber framed townhouse in England, and Stafford Castle, a Norman motte & bailey fort.
Shugborough Hall (approx. 9 miles), home to the Earls of Lichfield, offers a good day out; as does Boscobel House (approx. 10 miles*) here you’ll find the legendary ‘Royal Oak’ where King Charles I hid following his defeat at the Battle of Worcester in 1651. Weston Park, meanwhile, (approx. 11 miles*) offers historical tours and gardens and, in addition, a broad variety of events throughout the year.
An insight into our industrial heritage can be gained at several nearby sites, including the Black Country Museum (approx. 18 miles*) the Potteries Museum (approx. 26 miles*) and the Ironbridge Gorge museum (approx. 24 miles*).
RAF Cosford (approx. 16 miles*) offers you the chance to see military aircraft and vehicles up close and learn about their history. You may even be lucky enough to see some military aircraft taking off or landing whilst you are there. The Cosford Airshow is held here every year.
*All distances are approximate. Source: Google Maps