Burton upon Trent is a busy town with good leisure facilities and lovely surrounding countryside. For entertainment, you can see shows including drama, dance and music at the Brewhouse Arts Centre. The town has a large selection of restaurants ranging from traditional to contemporary with varied cuisines, along with a wide range of pubs and bars.
There’s a good choice for shopping, with independent shops as well as plenty of high street names, and you’ll find the Octagon Shopping Centre and Coopers Square Shopping Centre here with large selections of stores along with eateries, and the town also has regular markets. Business conference centres in the town include those located at the Hilton at St George’s Park and The Pavilion at Branston. For air travel, the closest airports are East Midlands Airport and Birmingham Airport.
Burton upon Trent Car Hire
Wherever you are in Burton upon Trent, it’s guaranteed that you’ll to get a car from one of the leading suppliers who provide Burton upon Trent car hire services, you can choose from many of the suppliers including Avis, Enterprise, Europcar, Firefly, Hertz, InterRent, Sixt and others.
While you’re in Burton upon Trent you could visit these places:
The National Brewery Centre
This is an interesting place to come and learn about the history of the brewing industry, where you can see various exhibits that would have been involved in the brewing process, including a steam engine to draw spring water, steam train and reconstructed railway platform along with historic vehicles such as delivery wagons and drays. In the Museum here you can learn about the Bass family brewers and the region’s famous history of brewing.
National Forest Adventure Farm
This Farm makes a enjoyable family day out, with a variety of animals to see such as goats, Shetland ponies, reindeer and chipmunks. There are fun activities including a mini assault course, golf course, fossil pit, mini quad bikes, giant Lego, as well as egg collecting, and the Farm hosts a number of seasonal events.
Branston Water Park
Part of the National Forest, this is a lovely area to visit and enjoy peaceful walks by the lake with scenic surroundings including woods, meadows and reedbeds and enjoy the abundant wildlife to be seen here. You’ll also find a play area for children along with a visitors centre where you can find out more about the Park.
Shobnall Leisure Complex
This large Leisure Complex has a wide and varied range of leisure and sporting activities to enjoy such as football, rugby tennis and bowls. There’s also a skate park, pitch and putt and crazy golf, a hall for sports such as volleyball and cricket, as well as both track and field athletics.
Sudbury Hall and the National Trust Museum of Childhood
A short distance from Burton upon Trent, you can make a visit to this country house built in the 1600’s, and enjoy such features as the impressive Great Staircase, ceilings with ornate plasterwork and paintings, the Drawing Room with intricate wood carving and Long Gallery with fine portraits. Visitors can also look around the Museum of Childhood with a range of galleries which have interesting displays and exhibits including a recreated Victorian street with Victorian games to play, a Victorian classroom, baby care in the 1800’s, along with puppets and books.
Claymills Victorian Pumping Station
You can come and visit this Victorian Pumping Station and look around the engine houses and boiler house and learn all about the history of the building and its workings. Visitors can see a number of historic exhibits including beam engines, forge, boilers, generators, workshop and steam engine.
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