Visitor Centres

Enjoy a warm welcome at our award-winning visitor centres, situated in tranquil natural surroundings abundant with wildlife. And best of all? It's completely free to visit!

The Wolseley Centre, Wolseley Bridge, near Rugeley

Explore 26 acres of wildlife-friendly grounds including three lakes, woodland and meadows, plus a play trail, boardwalk and gift shop at the Wolseley Centre, between Stafford and Rugeley.

The centre is the ideal place for all ages - and even better it's completely FREE to visit. Enjoy a leisurely afternoon taking in the grounds and spotting wildlife, or bring along all the family and let the little ones burn off some steam exploring the nature trails and play features.

When you're finished, you can relax with a drink or a snack in the visitor centre, or bring along a picnic to eat on one of the many picnic benches around the grounds.  

Dogs are more than welcome on the site but must be kept on leads at all times.

Check out our video or browse our Wolseley Centre pages to find out more about this fantastic visitor destination.


Westport Lake Visitor Centre, Longport, Stoke-on-Trent

Take in panoramic views of Wesport Lake and see if you can spot some birdlife while enjoying a drink and a snack at our Westport Lake Visitor Centre in Stoke-on-Trent.

We offer a range of hot and cold drinks - including teas, coffees and hot chocolate - and snacks including paninis and a range of irresistable cream cakes.

These can be enjoyed either inside or outside on the balcony overlooking the lake.

Our cafe even has the seal of approval from TV naturalist Chris Packham, who popped in before giving a talk to supporters of the Trust. He said the hot chocolate was "superb and second to none!"

Surrounding the centre there is lots to explore too. There is a good, level footpath of around one mile around the lake, and a health walk around the conservation area. Check out our Westport Lake Visitor Centre page for more details.