Get close to nature in our new eco-friendly hub!
Come and discover Staffordshire Wildlife Trust’s brand-new eco-friendly Biffa Award Learning Hub!
A purpose-built building which features cutting-edge environmental design that delivers the perfect space for learning about nature in harmony with the natural landscape in which it is located.
The Biffa Award Learning Hub is available to book now for schools, groups or organisations
The Hub is based at our popular Wolseley Centre headquarters, on the edge of Cannock Chase AONB. Surrounded by 26 acres of people and wildlife-friendly grounds, the venue sits in harmony with its landscape – a perfect setting for learning about nature, team building, or simply treating delegates to a greener meeting place.
Thanks to recent funding, work has begun to develop the area around the building to transform it into a sustainable rain garden. This work is two-fold: to create a further teaching space as well as a design a practical "tool" to minimise the impact of flooding and drought on a local level.
Designed to host school children on their outdoor learning journeys (see our learning offer here...), the building has a moveable dividing wall, offering space for two separate groups (capacity of approx. 35 each) or one larger group (capacity of approx. 70) at any one time.
There are six loos for students’ use in an open plan layout which enables staff to safeguard children in addition to three adult toilets, including one fully accessible toilet with an adult-sized changing table, and baby-changing facilities.
Each classroom has a sink and counter space; there are tea-making facilities available, or you can get in touch with us for details on our bespoke catering.
Experienced and professional team
Our staff across departments are dedicated to Staffordshire’s wildlife and its supporters. By booking with our local charity, you are enabling us to continue vital work.
People Engagement, Catering and Front of House teams take customer service seriously. Please don't hesitate to make a special request.
Fantastic event facilities
With free wifi, donation-based car parking, catering, interactive whiteboard, laptop and other tech supplied, we have what you need at the Learning Hub - not to mention the stunning grounds to utilise and explore!
In Staffordshire, the heart of the country, our Wolseley Centre location is right off of the A51 between the county-seat of Stafford and Rugeley – an up and coming zero carbon/sustainable town.
Fully accessible venue
Free disabled parking and access throughout the venue. Adult changing facilities are available. The rooms also feature dimmable lights and scent diffusers for individuals with additional sensory needs.
Thanks to these funders...
This project wouldn't have been possible if it weren't for the following funders - thank you.
- Biffa Award, Landfill Communities Fund
- Cannock Chase Special Area of Conservation Partnership
- National Lottery, Awards for All
- Severn Trent Community Fund
- Ideal Standard
- Redwood Homes
- Johnson's Tiles
The Trust has received its Good To Go certificate from Visit England for following government and industry COVID-19 guidelines, ensuring processes are in place to maintain cleanliness and aid social/physical distancing. Head here to learn how our Learning Hub is providing a Covid-19 safe space for school groups
Placing a booking
Please contact the Trust for booking enquires by filling in the Booking Enquiry Form at the bottom of the page or you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call on 01889 880100
Booking Enquiry Form
If you have a question about our Biffa Award Learning Hub or want to place a booking, please fill in the form below and our Booking Assistant will be in touch