Hi I’m Rebecca, I live in the West Midlands. My blog BecBec is a lifestyle blog mainly focusing on books, travel and social media.
Why I chose to write about Stoke-on-Trent…
I have chosen Stoke-on-Trent because the place holds special memories for me. It was my University town for three years and I stayed for a further two after. Stoke-on-Trent does have an unfair reputation of being not a great place to live and be in. The city has undergone massive transformation and it really is a great place to live with lots of things to do.
5 things to see and do in Stoke-on-Trent
These lovely gardens are perfect for walking the dog and having a day out in the fresh air. There is also a food and shopping outlet – the monkey gardens are next door and offers the perfect opportunity to get close to them.
Potteries Shopping Centre
This shopping centre has a massive Primark amongst Topshop, H&M and others. There is also a cinema and a massive food court with Frankie and Bennies, Pan Asia, Chiquitos and other food outlets calling it home.
Sustain Staffs is a massive project from the council encouraging locals to get on their bikes and explore Stoke. I got a bunch of free maps and spent so many hours cycling across the canal network.
Need I say more? It is a fab theme park however I love the Alton Towers Spa and have been there a few times with friends, it is good value to use the Aqua Relaxation rooms.
I love Emma Bridgewater for being able to paint your own pottery. It is costly compared to other pottery places however it really is a lovely memento of your day.
Rebecca’s Recommendation for Food & Drink in Stoke-on-Trent
Pieminister in Trentham Gardens is awesome for great pies and Frankie and Bennies is great for a family meal. If you are in Stoke you need to buy an oatcake from one of the many independent oatcake shops that are around the city.
A map of things to do in Stoke-on-Trent…
Thank you to Rebecca for taking part in the Travel in the UK Guest Blogger Series. You can catch up with the rest of the series on Steph’s World.
Rebecca also runs a Twitter group called West Mids Bloggers which I recommend following 🙂