Our Visitor Centres

Our visitor centres

Our visitor centres

Enjoy a warm welcome at our award-winning visitor centres, situated in tranquil natural surroundings abundant with wildlife. There is The Wolseley Centre situated in 26 tranquil acres brimming with wildlife and at Westport, our lakeside centre boasts stunning panoramic views. Events for all ages are run at both centres throughout the year for you to get close to nature. Best of all? Both centres are completely free to visit! 

The Wolseley Centre grounds

The Wolseley Centre

Explore 26 acres of beautiful grounds, a play trail and gift shop. Keep an eye out for our resident kingfisher!

Our centre is getting a revamp featuring a cafe with lakeside views, improved facilities and a learning pod plus much more. Find out further details here

The Wolseley Centre

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 Wolseley Centre page to find out more about this fantastic visitor destination.

*Redevelopment works are taking place at our Visitor Centre site until April 2019. The grounds are still open to the public and we are running events but our visitor centre is closed for the duration of the works. Find out more here 

Westport Lake Visitor Centre with panoramic views

Westport Lake Visitor Centre

Enjoy a warm welcome in our friendly cafe and take tea over looking the lake 

Westport Lake Visitor Centre

Take in panoramic views of Westport 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 irresistible 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.

Why not visit our Nature Reserves too!

Allimore Green Common

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