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Free family fun as Trentham Gardens celebrates Chinese New Year 

Free family fun as Trentham Gardens celebrates Chinese New Year  

Full line up announced for traditional activities and parade on Saturday 10 February

Popular leisure attraction Trentham Gardens will be celebrating Chinese New Year with a range of activities this weekend. On Saturday 10 February visitors can enjoy food stalls, a dragon parade, stilt walkers, dances, and free craft classes to celebrate the Year of the Dragon; a symbol of power, nobility, honour, luck, and success.

Some of the food offerings will include salt and pepper fries, spring rolls, stir-fry noodles, bao buns, rice bowls and katsu curry.

Visitors will be able to see the dragon parade at 11am and 2pm, which will make its way through the Trentham Shopping Village and presents as a fantastic photo opportunity. The craft activities for children include learning how make their own lucky dragon smoke jars, which will be hosted by local charity Support Staffordshire.  

Kerrie Pope, Head of Events at Trentham, said: “We’re so excited to be hosting our second consecutive Chinese New Year celebration. It will be a day filled with cultural traditions and family fun, with activities for everyone to enjoy and get the whole family out and about.”

Activities take place from 11am-4pm. Here is the full timetable of the day:

11:00 – Parade

12:00 – Giant Panda & China Doll walkabout

13:00 – Chinese Dragon on stilts walkabout

14:00 – Parade

15:00 – Traditional Chinese Lion Dance walkabout & Dragon Flag Dance

15:30 – All acts walkabout

The Chinese New Year Celebration takes place at Trentham Shopping Village and is free of charge.

Zodiac Trail in Trentham Gardens

Launching on Saturday 10 February, Trentham are hosting a Chinese New Year Zodiac Trail leading you through the Gardens. On the trail you can explore the twelve animals of the Chinese zodiac, enjoy photo opportunities, and discover facts about each animal along the way. 

The Zodiac Trail is included with Garden admission and offers a delightful blend of cultural learning and entertainment, making it the perfect family outing to celebrate the richness of Chinese culture amidst the beauty of Trentham Gardens this February half-term. The trail is running from Saturday 10 until Sunday 25 February.

Up to 15% off Day Tickets throughout February with Winter Saver offer

Visit Trentham in February and take advantage of their Winter Saver offer. Trentham day entry tickets have been discounted by up to 15% throughout the whole month, allowing visitors to enjoy that extra day making special memories with their loved ones.

Plan a visit here,

The Winter Saver offer is applicable to day ticket purchases only, and cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer.  

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