Watersedge cafe and children's play areas

Anyone for a butty and a brew sitting and relaxing by our wonderful canals? We've got some very tasty treats on the table down at our Watersedge Café this year.

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Opening times

Watersedge cafe is open daily:

  • Monday to Friday - 9.30am to 4.00pm
  • Weekends - 9.30am to 5.00pm

From 5 November 2018

  • Monday to Friday - 10.30am to 3.00pm
  • Weekends - 10.00am to 4.00pm

Watersedge Menu 2018

Afternoon Tea at Standedge Tunnel & Visitor Centre


There’s picnic-style food including sandwiches, salad boxes, fresh fruit and more. And plenty of outside space overlooking the scenic Standedge Tunnel valley in which to enjoy it.

Family picnic at Standedge Tunnel


(Please note we use a wide variety of ingredients in our kitchen, some may contain allergens and we try our best to avoid cross-contamination. If you have a specific allergy or dietary need just let us know when you order.)

Watersedge Cafe access

You’ll find plenty of indoor and outdoor seating and picnic areas to enjoy your food. Don’t worry, if you’re pushing a pram or a wheelchair user, you’ll find a ramp into our Watersedge Café.  

Dog friendly

We've a dog friendly indoor area. Only guide dogs permitted in other areas of the building. Water bowls are available on request.

Breakfast and brew £4.75!

Bacon, sausage or veg sausage sandwich plus tea or coffee for £4.75 all day all weekend.

Kid's play area

Standedge play areasWe have a soft play area in the Watersedge Cafe and a small play area just outside. Perfect for those grab a brew and relax moments while yu're waiting to board one of our boat trips!

Last date edited: 23 October 2018