Staffordshire has thrown open its doors and is welcoming residents and visitors to explore its most famous landmarks and hidden gems.
While the thrilling rollercoasters at Alton Towers Resort draw visitors from across the UK, the county also boasts a number of historic houses, ancient castles and engaging museums as well as stunning landscapes and wild places with activities for the adventurous.
Now, Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire Growth Hub and Enjoy Staffordshire have joined forces to showcase the wide variety of attractions, eating places and accommodation that make the county a desirable destination for day-trippers, weekenders and staycationers.
#EnjoyStaffsSafely brings tourism, leisure and hospitality businesses together to celebrate everything the county has to offer, in line with national campaigns designed to bolster the industries as lockdown restrictions ease.
The campaign will highlight some of the independent businesses which cater to doorstep visitors and tourists from further afield.
#EnjoyStaffsSafely also aligns with nationwide key messages from the Government including Eat Out to Help Out, Know Before You Go and #EnjoySummerSafely as well as raising awareness around the ‘We’re Good to Go’ industry standard.
Nicola Kent, Growth Hub Manager, said: “There is so much to see and do in Staffordshire and as our visitor economy opens up and we can make plans for the summer, it’s important we support our tourism, hospitality and leisure businesses and make sure we can all stay safe.
“This is why our #EnjoyStaffsSafely initiative supports the national campaigns including Eat Out to Help Out and Know Before You Go.”
Andrea Sammons from Enjoy Staffordshire said: “Staffordshire has so much to offer to both residents and visitors, with some lovely places to stay, eat out and explore alongside our fantastic attractions and activities.
“We’re delighted to be showcasing some of the exciting things to see and do throughout the county and supporting our businesses as they welcome back visitors and ensure everyone can #EnjoyStaffsSafely.”
The national campaign will highlight some of the independent businesses which cater to doorstep visitors and tourists from further afield.
As part of the campaign, businesses across the county are urged to get the latest advice and support from the Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire Growth Hub, either online at www.stokestaffsgrowthhub.co.uk or through the business helpline: 0300 111 8002.
To find out what is open and how you can Enjoy Staffordshire safely this summer visit www.enjoystaffordshire.com/safely