No one enjoys waiting for hours on end for a flight. Luckily, the county of Staffordshire has a large number of attractions to give people an alternative to sitting in a departure lounge all day. Of course it is important to be vigilant of the time when visiting these attractions so that you give yourself ample notice before checking into the airport.

Places To Visit In Staffordshire Before A Flight

  • Alton Towers

This theme park is one the most lauded in the entire county. It has some of the most intense rides and roller coasters, the latest of which is the fast travelling Wicker Man. For those who want a thrill ride before they take flight in a plane, this is the best place to visit.

  • Cannock Chase War Cemetery

If you are in a more somber mood, this historical landmark gives visitors the opportunity to pay their respects to the fallen heroes of WW2. It is a poignant and peaceful place to get some quiet time while also learning about the individuals who helped bring an end to the great conflict.

  • Central Forest Park

This beautiful wooded area is popular with those who enjoy picnics. If you are with a family, it is an ideal place to take them for a lunch before a long flight. It is also a great location to stretch your legs before having to sit for hours during your travels.

If your flight is departing from London you may also consider to spend a few hours in the city before catching your flight. In this case you could store your bags for few hours close to the airport transfer station and visit the city hands-free. For example, you can use a luggage storage at Victoria station, from which you can reach easily all destinations in the city, then come back and catch a transfer to all London airports.