Birches Valley Forest Centre is an excellent starting point for an exhilarating day out on Cannock Chase. Once on Cannock Chase continue head for Rugeley. Opening Times 2017 For opening times please visit the website Information and prices for events and advanced tickets can be purchased online at or by telephoning the box office on 0344 800 1895. Santa's grand arrival Santa's Grand Arrival will take place at 10. It is used to detect spam and changing its value may result in your submission being rejected Please do not change the value of the following field. Birches Valley Forest Centre is also home to Birches Valley Café and Swinnerton Cycles bike shop offering sales, service and bike hire. Without your help, the mountain bike trails simply cannot exist.
The Forestry Commission who are in charge of the day to day running of the forest and trails can also be contacted via phone or email: Phone number: 0300 067 4340 Email: Visit often? Open every day except Christmas Day. Opening Times 2017: Open 10. Car park open all year round from dawn to dusk, £1. The Chase has internationally important heathlands and woodlands, a rich industrial history and longstanding connections with the military. Telephone 01889 586593 Website Minimum cost £ 1.
Trace the history of Cannock Chase in our Local History gallery. From Stafford head towards Cannock A34. It is worth spending at least half a day here, so take a snack! Look out for characters from the story, uncover hidden signs on reveal panels and learn as Zog did at dragon school. The grotto will then be open for children to visit Santa. Birches Valley Forest Centre Wildlife and nature Forestry commission's Birches Valley Forest Centre provides the ideal base for a host of educational and recreational activities. Opening Times 2017 Summer 10am - 5.
The natural playgrounds for the children cater for a varied age range; which is great because it pleases everyone. A gives you unlimited visits to Birches Valley for an entire year, with free parking and other great discounts, for just £40 per year. Closed for two weeks over Christmas and New Year. Follow signs for Pye Green. Things to do with your kids during the school holidays including arts and craft activities, music and theatre for children, parties, competitions, days out, and family attractions along with term time drama schools, dance classes, after school clubs and sports activities. Follow signs for Pye Green. Grotto opening hours Date Santa's Grotto Sat26th Nov 11am - 4pm queue closes Sun27th Nov 10am- 4pm queue closes Mon28th Nov Grotto closed Tues29th Nov Grotto closed Wed 30thNov Grotto closed Thurs1st Dec 4pm- 6.
We also have an ever-changing temporary exhibition and events programme throughout the year. Birches Valley Forest Centre The leisure cycling routes and cross country trails all start at Birches Valley Forest Centre. They do not require a booking for bikes, however space is sometimes limited especially at peak times. All volunteers get a free day parking pass — come and help out in the morning, and ride in the afternoon for free! Why not try a self-guided circular nature walk alongside the Stafford Brook and River Trent, explore our woodland and wetland habitats or spend a while relaxing in our wildlife and sensory gardens? It is used to detect spam and changing its value may result in your submission being rejected × Close Feedback Please do not change the value of the following field. · © 2019 Primary Times Ltd. Santa's real reindeer can be found close by, grazing in their forest enclosure.
We welcome you to take your own photos with Santa. Park here and ride back down to the fire road. Follow panels and complete activities along the way as you head on a forest journey with Zog. The site also supports a number of organisations offering power boating, sailing, a heritage steam railway, an outdoor education centre and the Forest of Mercia Community Forest Partnership. Located on the edge of Hednesford Hills, the Museum of Cannock Chase illustrates the rich industrial heritage of the area, and the social and domestic life of times past. The Grotto is housed in a beautiful log cabin and set in the picturesque surroundings of Cannock Chase. Electric scooters are available, free of charge, for people with mobility problems.
Gift Shop, Coffee Shop, Visitor Information Point. There is a minimum charge of £ 1. Monthly opening times are as follows: January - 7:30am to 5:00pm February - 7:30am to 6:00pm March - 7:30am to 6:00pm April - 7:30am to 8:00pm May - 7:30am to 9:00pm June - 7:30am to 9:00pm July - 7:30am to 9:00pm August - 7:30am to 9:00pm September - 7:30am to 8:00pm October - 7:30am to 7:00pm November - 7:30am to 5:00pm December - 7:30am to 5:00pm Cannock Chase Forest is one of the best value family day's out that the Midlands has to offer. The Visitor Centre has a cafe, gift shop and changing programme of temporary exhibitions and recreational workshops and is open 7 days a week. Get set for a wonderful new family trail from the brilliant minds behind The Highway Rat and Gruffalo! Parking to the centre and grounds are free, and an average visit can take between one and three hours. With a children's play area, woodland walks to suit all ages and abilities, and the best family and mountain biking trails in the region, you will not be stuck for something to do. From here you can access many enjoyable activities to relax or challenge you, surrounded by Cannock Chase forest.
Leisure pursuits within the Country Park include walking, cycling, angling, sailing, water skiing, crazy golf, boating, pedal go-kart track and a heritage steam railway. It is used to detect spam and changing its value may result in your submission being rejected. Saying that, my little ones are just happy to find the various things along the trail and love exploring the deep dark woods. Visit our Coal Mining Gallery to discover how coal shaped our area. By Train You can also get to Birches Valley by train.
Things to do at a place near you! The grounds were once the ancestral home of the Wolseley family, now managed with wildlife in mind, yet still cater for people of all ages and mobility. Please note: When visiting please follow the Countyside Code and signage, as it is a working forest. . Timed tickets for the Grotto on the opening day will be available from 10am. From Stafford head towards Cannock A34. The opportunities are endless, from nature or art trails, cycle tracks, climbing on the high rope course, fishing to seeing famous people sing at a Forest Concert! Unknown Information up to date as at 18 Oct 2011.
Adults have free entry to the Grotto with a paying child. Chase Trails is a local volunteer group set up over 15 years ago in partnership with the Forestry Commission to build and maintain the mountain bike trails on Cannock Chase, in Staffordshire, England. It is used to detect spam and changing its value may result in your submission being rejected Please do not change the value of the following field. Come along and help — we work on new and existing trails every Sunday at 10:30am, meeting outside Cannock Chase Cycle Centre at Birches Valley. Only minutes walk from the centre is the Fairoak Valley with its magnificent fishing pools and adundance of wildlife. Once on Cannock Chase continue head for Rugeley. Further details can be found on the.