The Wolseley Centre
More than just a Visitor Centre! Set in 26 acres of former landscape gardens, The Wolseley Centre was once the ancestral home of the Wolseley family. Now managed with wildlife in mind, our head quarters has everything for a great day out!
Find out more about the wildlife, management and history of the grounds.
Click here to start exploring!
Conferences and Meetings
The Wolseley Centre has two rooms avaliable for hire for meetings, conferences and other functions. For more details visit the Conferences & Meetings page
The Wolseley Centre is the perfect place for school groups to explore the natural world through a range of tailored activities led by our experienced Education Team. For more details visit the Environmental Education pages.
Fancy a birthday party with a difference? Then why not book a Really Wild Birthday Party and celebrate in the great outdoors!
Aged 8-13? Why not join the Wolseley Watch Group and have fun in the great outdoors? For more details visit the Wildlife Watch page.
A fun nature themed session for children aged 18months to 4years and their carers. For more details visit the Nature Tots page
Bored over the school holidays? Join the Wildplay team and have fun in the great outdoors!
The Energy Trail
Come and see lots of exciting renewable energy sources in the grounds. Click here for more information.
The Play Trail
Come and explore the grounds with our great play trail. Click here for more information
How to get there
The Wolseley Centre is easy to find on A51 near Rugeley. Here's a map!
Look for the brown tourist signs.
Why not visit us by public transport? The Arriva 825 from Stafford to Lichfield stops outside our door and at most times of the day runs every half hour.
Post Code: ST17 0WT
Telephone: 01889 880100
From Stafford follow A513 east towards Rugeley for 6 miles until you reach Wolseley Bridge. At the double roundabout cross the first, and turn left at the second into the Wolseley Garden Centre entrance. The driveway entrance to The Wolseley Centre is immediately on the right next to the small building
From Rugeley take the A51 west for 2miles. At the roundabout turn right into the Wolseley Garden Centre entrance. The driveway entrance to The Wolseley Centre is immediately on the right next to the small building
From Stoke-on-Trent take the A34 south and then A51 south from Stone. Head south for 12 miles until you reach Wolseley Bridge. At the double roundabout take the left hand filter lane and then turn left at the second roundabout into the Wolseley Garden Centre entrance. The driveway entrance to The Wolseley Centre is immediately on the right next to the small building
Parking & Access
There is ample parking at The Wolseley Centre. The car park is locked at 5:15pm daily, but visitors are free to park outside the gates and explore the grounds on foot. Access is required at all times so please do not block the gates.
Parking at the centre is free, but we welcome a £1 donation for parking towards the costs of maintainence work on the driveway and car park
Do’s & Dont’s
Feeding the ducks
Please avoid feeding bread to the ducks and geese at Wolseley. Although bread isnt harmful, it lacks the nutrients birds need to survive and can eventually lead to the bird starving. If you would like to feed the waterbirds at Wolseley you can now buy a bag of specially formulated feed from the Visitor Centre, perfect for our feathered friends!
Unfortunately fishing is not permitted on the site's lakes or along the River Trent. There are several private fishing lakes in the area, as well as the Trent & Mersey Canal nearby.