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10 Cheap and Fun Things to Do in Stoke-on-Trent for Students


As a student, you're probably on a budget. But that doesn't mean you can't have a great time in Stoke-on-Trent! This vibrant city in the West Midlands has plenty of things to see and do without breaking the bank. Here are 10 of the best cheap and fun things to do in Stoke-on-Trent for students:


  1. Visit the Potteries Museum and Art Gallery: This world-class museum is home to a collection of over 50,000 objects, including ceramics, paintings, and sculptures. Admission is free! Students can also take advantage of free student workshops and events.

  2. Take a tour of a pottery factory: Stoke-on-Trent is home to a number of pottery factories, which offer tours to the public. This is a great way to learn about the history of pottery in the city, and to see how it is made today. Tours are usually free or very low cost. Many factories also offer student discounts.

  3. Visit the Trentham Gardens: These award-winning gardens are home to a variety of plants and flowers, as well as a number of attractions, including a maze, a butterfly house, and a lake. Admission is £12.95 for adults, but students can get in for £7.95. Students can also take advantage of student discounts on food and drinks at the gardens.

  4. Go for a walk in the countryside: Stoke-on-Trent is surrounded by countryside, which is perfect for a walk or a hike. There are a number of trails to choose from, including the Trent Valley Way and the Staffordshire Way. Many of these trails are free to use and are just a short drive away. If you don't have a car, hop on a bus to Biddulph or Knypersley and climb up Mow Cop for beautiful views over the city. On a clear day, you can see 7 counties from the top!

  5. Visit a local market: Stoke-on-Trent has a number of local markets, where you can find fresh produce, clothes, and other items at a fraction of the cost of high street stores. Many markets also offer student discounts.

  6. See a show at the Regent Theatre: This historic theatre hosts a variety of shows, including musicals, plays, and concerts. Tickets are usually £10-£20. Students can often get discounted tickets to shows at the Regent Theatre.

  7. Go to a football match: Stoke City Football Club is one of the most popular teams in the city. Tickets for home games are usually £20-£30. Students can often get discounted tickets to Stoke City games.

  8. Visit a pub: Stoke-on-Trent has a number of traditional pubs, where you can enjoy a pint of beer and a classic English meal. Some of Beau's favourites include The Old Vic, The Globe, and The Stoke Social. Many pubs offer student discounts on food and drinks.

  9. Go to a gig: There are a number of music venues in Stoke-on-Trent, where you can see up-and-coming bands and musicians. Tickets are usually £5-£10. Many music venues offer student discounts on tickets.

  10. Just relax and enjoy the city: Stoke-on-Trent is a friendly city with a lot to offer. Take some time to explore the city centre, and find your own favourite places to hang out.

These are just a few of the many things to do in Stoke-on-Trent for students on a budget. With a little planning, you can have a great time in the city without spending a lot of money.

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