Plenty of history
Famous for pottery and with a rich industrial history, living in Stoke-on-Trent means you’ll always have plenty to do. Affectionately known as ‘The Potteries’ it’s no surprise that there’s an array of visitor attractions, including award-winning museums, authentic factory tours and over 25 pottery factory shops.
Enjoy family days out
Only a short drive south from Stoke-on-Trent is Trentham Gardens providing a fantastic family day out. The beautiful estate boasts a stunning circular lake walk; woodlands; a fairy trail; and adventure playground, where the little ones can tackle an assault course, explore the ‘hide and speak’ maze, or take a leap on the zip wire. Also at the Trentham Estate is the brilliant Monkey Forest, where you can walk amongst 160 monkeys, and the Trentham Shopping Village, which is home to 60 shops, restaurants and cafes.
In terms of leisure facilities, Etruria, a suburb of Stoke-on-Trent that features various shopping outlets; an ODEON cinema; bowling; a lakeside Toby Carvery; and Waterworld swimming pool and activity centre – the UK’s number one indoor tropical aqua park.
An abundance of amenities nearby
For local amenities, the nearest shopping centre can be found in the established old town centre of Newcastle-under-Lyme, which is to the west of Stoke-on-Trent. There are also several supermarkets nearby for day-to-day grocery shopping. Convenience stores such as Co-op and Tesco express located off Hartshill Road.
Schools for all ages
Families will be pleased to know that Stoke-on-Trent offers an excellent range of schools. There’s a selection of primary and secondary schools throughout the city. For independent schooling, Newcastle-under-Lyme School is to the west and offers education from nursery to sixth form. Stoke-on-Trent College Staffordshire University and Keele University are within easy reach.
Stoke-on-Trent boasts fantastic commuter links; it is less than an hour from Manchester, Liverpool and Birmingham, and an hour and a half from London Euston by rail. Stoke-on-Trent railway station and on the Stafford to Manchester branch of the West Coast Main Line.
The A500 D road gives excellent access to the M6 motorway to the North at J16 or South at J15. Bus routes to the centre of Newcastle or Hanley have also accessed off New Shelton Road.
There are many health facilities in proximity to Stoke-on-Trent and Royal Stoke University Hospital to the west.