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Petals, Poppies and Porcelain

  • Vase on display at World of Wedgwood

    Vase on display at World of Wedgwood
  • World of Wedgwood - Collection of Cameos

    World of Wedgwood - Collection of Cameos
  • National Memorial Arboretum, Staffordshire - Armed Forces Memorial

    National Memorial Arboretum, Staffordshire - Armed Forces Memorial
  • National Memorial Arboretum, Staffordshire - Armed Forces Memorial

    National Memorial Arboretum, Staffordshire - Armed Forces Memorial
4 day tour
From £195 per person - minimum 20 passengers

In this tour of Petals, Poppies and Porcelain we visit two of Staffordshire’s most popular attractions – World of Wedgwood and Trentham Gardens. At Wedgewood we will learn about this quintessential English brand through V&A museum collection and self-guided factory tour. At the Trentham Estate we can stroll around the award-winning gardens, or indulge in some retail therapy in the attractive timber lodge shopping village and Garden Centre. We also pay a visit to the National Arboretum. Home to hundreds of thought-provoking memorials, this large site also has a chapel and a group friendly visitor centre.


Dates throughout 2022 & 2023

Suggested itinerary by coach

Day 1

Travel to your hotel

Day 2

World of Wedgwood and Trentham Gardens

Today we visit the award-winning World of Wedgwood, a unique visitor experience celebrating the very best of British industrial and design heritage. A one-hour guided factory tour reveals the processes behind quality ceramic production followed by free time to visit the Wedgwood Museum that traces more than 250 years of ground-breaking design and production and Josiah Wedgwood’s lasting influence on industry and society. Two miles away, Trentham Gardens boasts Italian gardens and lakeside walks. Relax in the Italian Garden Tearoom before visiting the attractive shopping village with more than 60 shops, and, of course, the extensive garden centre.

Day 3

National Memorial Arboretum and return home

The next morning we travel to National Memorial Arboretum.  This 150-acre site is home to over 330 thought-provoking memorials covering both military and civilian associations, along with tributes for individuals. It is also home to a variety of trees, flora and fauna making it a haven for nature lovers to enjoy. Whilst here take a trip on our covered land train and enjoy the running commentary as you explore the lush gardens of the Arboretum and the symbolism, design and fascinating stories behind many of the memorials.

You may wish to join in the Act of Remembrance, at 11am in the Millennium Chapel, including a short service and two minutes’ silence, followed by an introduction to the history and grounds (limited seating available).

Day 4

Return home

Suggested Hotels

Doubletree by Hilton Stoke on Trent ****

Jurys Inn East Midlands ***

Holiday Inn Stoke on Trent ****

Hilton Garden Inn, Stoke on Trent ****

Dates 4 days / 3 nights
2022 dates From £195.00 per person
2023 dates From £215.00 per person

Single room supplement available upon request.

All prices are per person based on sharing a double or twin room and with one free place for a coach driver or group organiser in a single room, both are based on a minimum 20 full fare paying passengers. Prices do not include coach hire or travel insurance. Dates are subject to availability. Smaller groups can be quoted for on request. Pictures are for illustrative purposes only. Our website policy is to use only copyright free images or images which have been authorised to us for free use by the owner. If you consider an image to be unauthorised or to be your property, please contact us immediately and if invalid we will have the image removed. If your image requires crediting or is missing a copyright statement then we will be pleased to add this to the webpage, contact us at

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