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Staffordshire Wildlife Trust

Staffordshire Wildlife Trust

Staffordshire Wildlife Trust’s HQ, the Wolseley Centre, is one of the county’s hidden gems and it's completely free to visit – so why not make a date in your diary to come and see us this month?

What's here?

A friendly and welcoming visitor centre and gift shop selling nature-inspired books, toys, homeware, clothing, cards, bird food and feeders.The centre also sells hot and cold drinks and cold snacks which you can enjoy in an indoor or outdoor seating area or one of the many picnic benches around the grounds.

26 acres of beautiful grounds to explore, which are full of interesting features and wildlife-friendly display gardens

A network of accessible footpaths weave around the grounds - ideal for pushchairs, wheelchairs and little feet! Feed the ducks or take a picnic beside our three lakes or search for colourful dragonflies and the bright blue flash of kingfishers as you stroll alongside the river

Walk along the boardwalk and enjoy views over tranquil pools and across the River Trent and beyond

Youngster visitors will love our Play Trail - which includes a welly splash bridge, musical sculptures, rocks, logs and trees to climb on and a giant web swing! 

Look for the many natural sculptures and willow creations around the grounds in the leafy undergrowth, and there are plenty of benches if you want to sit and enjoy the tranquillity

Stop off in the sensory garden, packed with plants that stimulate your sense of smell, taste, touch, sight and sound, or pick up ideas for attracting wildlife to your plot in the wildlife garden.

  • Nature spots

  • Parks and gardens


The Wolseley Centre

Wolseley Bridge
ST17 0WT

Disability Access Information

The site is accessed via the main road, with footpath most of the way (some grass verge).  The site has an all ability trail, suitable for little feet, wheelchairs and pushchairs.  The Visitor Centre and washrooms are also fully accessable for all.