Nestled in 600 acres of countryside in the heart of the UK, Keele University reguarly rank nears the top of student satisfaction surveys. This is because it’s more than green and lovely, it’s a place of research and academic excellence too.
Our Park has 6 purposely built paintball playing areas, plus a large amount of un-chartered woodland for you and your teams to explore. You can now play from as little as £5 per player, with up to 500 balls for free. Located in Madeley, this attraction is the perfect activity to spend family time together for as little as £5 per person, it is suitable for any ages as it includes ‘low impact paintballing’. it is only a 2-minute drive from the old hall country house hotel perfect for those adventurous families who just want to get stuck in.
The New Vic Theatre is based in Newcastle and is one of the country’s most successful producing theatres and a key part of the region’s cultural life, engaging 150,000 people each year. We deliver a programme of international-class work made with local audiences in mind, complemented by an award-winning community programme, and education work which alone reach around 25,000 people of all ages per year. Playhouse-in-the-round putting on 8 major homegrown drama productions annually, plus music concerts. Watch your favourite plays and performances in no time as the New Vic Theatre is a brief 14-minute drive from the old hall country house hotel.
The garden is intimate, informal and inspiring. Located in the woodland quarter of Staffordshire close to both the Shropshire and the Cheshire borders, this lovely garden has delights and surprises whatever the season.
There are many areas of diverse interest within this 12 acre, hillside garden. These include a new winter garden, an edible woodland, a woodland quarry with waterfall, an alpine scree and pool, rose walk and amazing seasonal borders.
For all the nature lovers, the garden is located near the old hall country house hotel, from only a 11-minute drive or under an hours walk; perfect for keen walkers.
We will lock you up in a mysterious escape room, and give you exactly 60 minutes to get out. To beat the live escape game, you and your team must solve many puzzles, riddles, brain teasers and identify clues. Using your powers of observation and problem solving you and your team must work together to escape and achieve any targets set by the room. Explore the mysteries while staying at The Old Hall Country House Hotel, as Escape Stoke is a next to nothing 25-minute drive away leaving you plenty of time to get your brain fired up and ready.
Monkey Forest is the perfect trip for all ages, and all groups. With no need to book in advance, simply arrive on the day for a hassle-free trip out with your group. Watch the monkeys being fed and find out all about our fascinating monkeys. With 140 free roaming monkeys, Monkey Forest is the perfect venue to hold an event or conference to remember. Monkey Forest based in Stoke on Trent is Situated Only a very short 20-minute drive from The Old Hall Country House Hotel, perfect for those who are just too eager and can’t wait to get there.
Beware! You’ll be tempted by our independent retailers and big brand names. The award-winning Trentham Garden Centre, is MASSIVE and offers a huge range of indoor and outdoor lifestyle and gardening products. Parking is FREE, so there’s no need to worry that your ticket is expiring, take your time to browse and enjoy something to eat and drink while you’re here. Trentham is a real foodie’s destination with catering for ladies who lunch, festive family feasts, sumptuous snacks and romantic dinners, another plus; it’s only a 20-minute drive away from The Old Hall Country House Hotel, now you can shop till you drop!
Travel back in time and discover the history of The Potteries including the world’s greatest collection of Staffordshire ceramics, a World War II Spitfire, decorative arts and natural history. See items from the Staffordshire Hoard on display and visit the museum café and shop. A warm and friendly welcome awaits at one of Britain’s leading museums where the unique combination of ‘product and place’ is celebrated in its outstanding displays. Perfect for art lovers! The museum is situated a rough 25-minute drive away from The Old Country House Hotel, getting there is easy; leaving is the hard part.