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Visitor Centres

Have you visited all 6?

Cannock Chase has six wonderful visitor centres in and around its borders.
Each centre is proudly different with its own special qualities and unique features.

Check out the events and attractions they have on offer.

Birches Valley

  • Accessible Paths
  • Childrens Play Area
  • Cycling
  • Dog Friendly
  • Food & Drink
  • Picnic
  • Running
  • Toilets
  • Walking

Birches Valley Visitors Centre is an excellent starting point for an exhilarating day out on Cannock Chase. From the midlands best bike trails and woodland walks to adventure play and Go Ape we've got a great day out just waiting for you.

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Shugborough

  • Accessible Paths
  • Childrens Play Area
  • Cycling
  • Dog Friendly
  • Food & Drink
  • History & Heritage
  • Running
  • Toilets
  • Walking

Have a full day of adventures and make some memories all year round. Explore sweeping parkland, ancient woodland and a landscape peppered with monuments, then discover Park Farm.

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Marquis Drive

  • Childrens Play Area
  • Cycling
  • Dog Friendly
  • Food & Drink
  • History & Heritage
  • Picnic
  • Running
  • Toilets
  • Walking

The visitor centre and café at Marquis Drive is the ideal starting point for numerous self-guided walking and family cycling trails. There is an adventure playground, picnic sites, BBQ stands, bird watching area and a recently reconstructed Great War Hut.

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Wolseley Centre

  • Accessible Paths
  • Childrens Play Area
  • Cycling
  • Dog Friendly
  • Food & Drink
  • Picnic
  • Toilets
  • Walking

Staffordshire Wildlife Trust’s HQ, The Wolseley Centre, is one of the county’s hidden gems and it's completely free to visit. With a visitor centre revamp, brand new café and new-look gift shop, there are many more improved facilities to come.

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Museum of Cannock Chase

  • Accessible Paths
  • Food & Drink
  • History & Heritage
  • Picnic
  • Toilets
  • Walking

The award-winning Museum of Cannock Chase is a great day out for the whole family. Located in the site of the former Valley Colliery, which became a mining training centre, the museum is the ideal starting point for a visit to Cannock Chase.

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Chasewater

  • Accessible Paths
  • Childrens Play Area
  • Cycling
  • Dog Friendly
  • Food & Drink
  • Picnic
  • Running
  • Toilets
  • Walking

Whatever the season there is always lots to see and do at Chasewater. Boasting a 90 hectare reservoir, plenty of green open space and a heritage steam railway, planning a day out is easy.

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Cannock Chase SAC Partnership

  • Staffordshire County Council
  • Stafford Borough Council
  • Cannock Chase Council
  • Lichfield District Council
  • South Staffordshire Council
  • East Staffordshire Borough Council
  • City of Wolverhampton Council
  • Natural England
  • Forestry England
  • National Trust
  • RSPB
  • Staffordshire Wildlife Trust
  • Cannock Chase AONB