The centre, the Trust’s home since 2003, has been undergoing a redevelopment since the end of last year and the charity is now looking forward to opening the doors of the new centre in May.
The new Kingfisher Café will sell hot meals, sandwiches, cakes and drinks and offer stunning views over the lake at Wolseley to enrich the visitor experience. The visitor centre improvements include a new look shop, improved interpretation and introducing new features across the well-visited site.
Since opening in 2003, over one million visitors have enjoyed getting close to wildlife at the Trust’s popular visitor centre and HQ. This year is a very special year for the Trust, marking 50 years since the charity was formed in 1969.
Sue Chance, Head of Commercial for Staffordshire Wildlife Trust, said: “After three years of planning, fundraising and construction we are very close to the end of the journey to transform The Wolseley Centre into an even better and more special place for people to visit.
“We would like to say a big thank you to all those people who have been patient while the work has taken place, especially those who have been to the site while the construction has been ongoing.
“We are thrilled with how the centre looks, and really hope people who visit like it too. Our new Kingfisher Café will be a great addition to our centre and looks fantastic.
“When we drew our plans up for the redevelopment, a lot of people said when the visited they’d like to spend longer with us and a café was an important part of that. So they now can do that and we’re really looking forward to welcoming people back to Wolseley very shortly.”
The new centre will open its doors for the first time on Wednesday 15th May at 9am and close at 5pm. The new Kingfisher Café opens between 10am and 4pm.
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This year is a very special year for Staffordshire Wildlife Trust, marking 50 years since the charity was formed in 1969. To celebrate, the Trust has plenty planned to mark the occasion. Visit www.staffs-wildlife.org.uk/50yearswild to find out more.