Student Guide: 8 Fun Things To Do In Stoke This Summer

Are you student wondering what fun things to do in Stoke this summer? Don’t worry, we’ve got plenty of ideas to keep you busy!

The best part? You don’t have to travel far at all to be right in the heart of the action, because our student accommodation is perfecly located.

Home to the pottery industry, plenty of lush greenery and of course Robbie Williams (fan girl moment), you’re bound to have a blast.

So, in the words of Robbie Williams, let US entertain you with this fab list of 8 fun things to do in Stoke with your mates.

1. Trentham Monkey Forest

Trentham Estate, Stone Rd, Tittensor, Stoke-on-Trent ST12 9HR

Two words. Cute monkeys. What more could you want as a student studying in Stoke!?

If you’re wanting a break from uni work and fancy doing something different, we’d highly recommend you go to Trentham Monkey Forest.

The Monkey Forest basically allows you to walk a trail with monkeys, where they can actually get pretty close to you!

Entry for students is £8.50 and they also have a yummy café for when you fancy a snack on route.

FYI – they’ve just welcomed the arrival of 5 baby monkeys, so if you don’t want to miss out on this CUTENESS, get yourselves down there!

2. Flip Out Stoke

Opal Way Stone Business Park, Opal Way, Stone ST15 0SS

Still thinking of things to do in Stoke? How do indoor trampolines sound?

You don’t have to be a pro on the trampoline to visit Flip Out, you can choose between standard jumps, two-hour experiences and even ‘flip ‘n’ feast’ – which involves food, yay!

With 123 trampolines, 1 giant foam pit and 3 wall runners, once you’ve jumped and tired yourself out, why not visit the café?

We’ve gotta say, the food there is absolutely lush which is a total bonus, with juicy pizzas, burgers and much more on offer.

3. Trentham Gardens

Trentham Estate, Stone Road, Trentham, Stoke On Trent, ST4 8JG

Fancy a nice relaxing stroll? Trentham Gardens is a fab hot spot for things to do in Stoke this summer – we promise!

It’s a great location for shopping with cafes, restaurants and a peaceful stroll in the glorious gardens.

Choose whether you want a day shopping or a day at the gardens, or both if you want to make a proper full day of it!

There really is something to suit everyone’s taste here from the latest fashion to famous ceramic and great gift ideas.

If you’re a big foodie, you’re in the right place, with everything from fish & chips to moreish Mediterranean tapas.

4. Emma Bridgewater Factory

Lichfield St, Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent ST1 3EJ

You’ve gotta visit the Emma Bridgewater Factory if you want to get crafty, because here you can decorate your own pottery!

You can choose how many pieces of pottery you want to decorate and take them home with you – perfect for gifts!

Advanced booking is required and decorating lasts around 1 hour and 30 minutes giving you plenty of time to get creative.

5. Alton Towers

Farley Ln, Alton, Stoke-on-Trent ST10 4DB

Calling all adrenaline junkies! If you haven’t been to Alton Towers yet, you’re missing out!

There are plenty of fun things to do in Stoke this summer, and Alton Towers is one of the most popular things to do in Stoke-on-Trent.

Perfect for a day out with your pals on a weekend, Alton Towers is the UK’s biggest theme park with PLENTY to see and do.

The best part? You can get discounted entry to Alton Towers with Student Beans as long as you’re registered.

Will you be brave and dare Oblivion, or keep it chill on the Congo River Rapids?

6. Bet365 Stadium

Stanley Matthews Way, Stoke-on-Trent ST4 4EG

This ones for all the footy fanatics out there, or for those students who just want to do something different this summer!

The Bet365 stadium is home to Stoke City Football Club, the all-seater stadium cost nearly £15,000,000 to build and has had a proper upgrade.

Visit there on a matchday or grab a stadium tour to find out more about the club – hurrah!

7. Escape Stoke

 1 Piccadilly, Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent ST1 1DB

Still after some things to do in Stoke this summer? Surely, it’s got to be an escape room, right?

Escape Stoke basically involves you being locked in a mysterious room with just one hour to get out…now that’s creepy.

You can choose from 2-8 players for each escape room, and a number of different scenarios from Area 51 to a casino heist.

Prices range from around £20 per person, which actually isn’t too bad at all if everyone chips in for a fun day!

So, what are you waiting for? Get your thinking hats on and get ready for your brain to hurt!

8. The Regent Theatre

Piccadilly, Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent ST1 1AP

There’s nothing like a cheeky trip to the theatre for a bit of culture, and The Regent Theatre is THE place to be.

Constructed in 1929 as a cinema, The Regent Theatre has got some seriously nostalgic vibes, and is Stoke-on-Trent’s number one touring area.

From dance and drama to musicals and opera, there’s something here for everyone, perfect for an evening out.

With plenty of yummy restaurants surrounding the venue, why not have a super classy night and treat yourself and your pals to a meal before the show?

If you want some chills that are multiplyin’ grab yourself some tickets to watch Grease!

See, we told you there were loads of super cool things to do in Stoke-on-Trent, it isn’t all just pottery you know! Take it from an expert who went to university here, Stoke-on-Trent is a proper hidden gem with a friendly community. There’s plenty to do here when you’re not at uni, and you’re bound to make loads of friend in this thriving city. Happy exploring folks!

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