Leisure Short Breaks at The Gungate
Walking / Cycling
Staffordshire is serious mountain biking country with child friendly tracks to rocky trails to test even the most seasoned cyclist.Go cycling on Cannock Chase’s professionally maintained tracks and pathways, or the National Forest’s woodland trails.
Cannock Chase – Britain’s smallest Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) is an idyllic place for leisurely walks and cycling, with its quiet miles of rolling hills, purple heather and unspoilt miles of quiet forest tracks. You could well catch sight of the fallow deer that wander through the birches and pines, descendants of the herd that was once part of this royal hunting forest.
England’s National Forest
Enjoy wonderful days out walking or cycling in one the country’s most beautiful environmental projects where over 7 million trees have been planted so far to create new and maturing woodland. Within these 200 square miles you’ll find farmland, rural villages and open green spaces. It’s the perfect way to unwind and get some exercise, try hands-on woodland crafts or plant your own tree.
Activity Short Breaks
You will never be short of things to do in Staffordshire, Here are a view examples!
The ultimate snow, ice and leisure experience. Whether it’s a fun packed day on the snow, family outing on the ice or a dip in the pool, the Snow Dome provides fun for all! All you need is a sense of adventure!
Midland Karting offers the opportunity to experience outdoor karting at its best on National and International circuits in professional karts that can reach 45 mph. Themed events throughout the year.
National Paintball Fields is the UK’s number 1 paintball and laser combat attraction based in Sutton Coldfield.
Experience the high level thrills of Planters Sky Trail Adventure. This great attraction for the whole family is one of the only nine found in the country. If you are after an adrenalin rush,rise to the challenge.
Britain’s premier speed sprint motor sport venue. All types of cars compete here at regular events for you to watch.
History & Heritage
Staffordshire is home to magnificent stately houses at Shugborough Estate and Weston Park, historic working farms, dramatic haunted castles at Stafford, and Tamworth. Ride on old steam trains. Visit Lichfield’s medieval cathedral. See the most spectacular hoard of Anglo-Saxon gold ever discovered.
Tamworth Castle/Town Centre – 10 minute walk from The Gungate
Explore Tudor and Stuart chambers, grand Victorian reception rooms and the magnificent late Medieval Great Hall in this motte & bailey castle.
Tamworth, once the Capital of the Ancient Kingdom of Mercia, now one of the Midlands largest towns sitting in the Southern most tip of Staffordshire.
Tamworth has a unique place in the historical landscape of the UK and offers its visitors the opportunity to discover this rich past as well as enjoy the many attractions of a thriving and busy town set in the beautiful county of Staffordshire.
Shopping in Tamworth
Shopping in Tamworth “The old town” offers a unique shopping experience with its quirky, independent shops, which flows into The Castle Pleasure Grounds and in sight just across the park is Ventura Retail Park, offering all the high street names such as M&S, John Lewis, Next and many, many more.