Apart from rushing for your 9 am lecture, joining new societies, and learning new things, going out, trying new foods, and going on adventures are all a part of your student life. Whether you are living on or off-campus, Stoke-on-Trent is filled with lots of fun things to do during the day and night.
Here are some of the top things to do in Stoke-on-Trent for students.
What is Stoke-on-Trent famous for?
Located in England’s West Midlands, Stoke-on-Trent is famous for being home to the pottery industry and is the birth town of singer Robbie Williams. The city has an approximate population of 256,375 people, including over 15,000 students. Keep reading to learn what to see in Stoke-on-Trent.
Fun things to do in Stoke-on-Trent
1. Westport Lake
If you’re feeling the pressure of exams and deadlines, it is important to take time out to relax and incorporate a bit of self-care. Westport Lake is the perfect place for panoramic views, walking and birdwatching. The lake is a prime location for kingfishers and dragonflies. The friendly onsite café is located on the lakeside balcony, giving you the perfect view for your morning coffee or tea.
2. Alton Towers
Alton Towers is the ideal place to get an adrenaline rush, have a laugh and enjoy a day jam-packed with fun. Home to over 40 rides and attractions, Alton Towers is the UK’s biggest Theme Park. To get that extra discount, book your day pass at least one day in advance where prices start from £36.
3. Laugh Out Loud Comedy Clubs
Home to a few famous faces, such as Jason Manford, Sarah Millican and John Bishop, Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club at the Regent Theatre is guaranteed to give you a night filled with laughter. With a full bar, this is the perfect opportunity to get your daily dose of serotonin and make memories with your friends. Every show has four different acts – so prepare yourself to be laughing back for more!
4. Trentham Monkey Forest
For a fun and unusual thing to do in Stoke-on-Trent, the Monkey Forest is a unique day out to spend with your friends and family. Home to 140 free ranging Barbary Macaques, prepare to be amazed and see the monkeys in their natural habitat. With lots of hidden trails and hourly feeding times, the Monkey Forest is the perfect way to spend a day filled with adventure. Tickets start from £11.00, with a 10% discount if you pre-book online.
5. Royal Stafford Ceramic Café
Currently a big hit on TikTok, ceramic cafes are the place you need to be right now! If you are wondering what to do in Stoke-on-Trent to get your creative juices flowing, the Ceramic Café at Royal Stafford is a place where you can paint, create, and design. With an extensive range to choose from, including homeware, teddy bears and clowns — you are free to concoct whatever you like. Even if you aren’t into making your own creations, visit the Factory shop to find the perfect gift or even a little treat for yourself.
6. Stoke-on-Trent Football Club
Stoke-on-Trent is home to many passionate football supporters of two professional football clubs, the Championship’s Stoke City and League 2’s Port Vale. If you’re a football fanatic, match days are enthralling events you won’t want to miss.
You and your friends can even book your tickets for a tour around the Bet365 Stadium, where you get full access to the first team’s dressing rooms, executive boxes and the pitch side. Group ticket prices begin at £30 for up to five people.
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