Wolseley Centre is a friendly award winning, welcoming visitor centre set in 26 acres of beautiful grounds where you can explore interesting features and wildlife-friendly display gardens. It is also the Headquarters for Staffordshire Wildlife Trust.
The Centre's gift shop sells nature-inspired books, toys, homeware, clothing, cards, bird food and feeders. There is a small cafe which provides 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.
There are a network of accessible footpaths weaving around the grounds - ideal for pushchairs, wheelchairs and little feet! Enjoy feeding 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 or walk along the boardwalk and enjoy views over tranquil pools and across the River Trent and beyond.
Our younger visitors will love 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.
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.
Map & Directions
The Wolseley Centre is easy to find on the A51 near Rugeley. Look for the brown tourist signs. Postcode: ST17 0WT From Stafford: follow the A513 east towards Rugeley for 6 miles until you reach Wolseley Bridge. At the double roundabout cross the first, and turn left at the second into the Wolseley Garden Centre entrance. The driveway entrance to The Wolseley Centre is immediately on the right next to the small building From Rugeley: take the A51 west for two miles. At the roundabout turn right into the Wolseley Garden Centre entrance. The driveway entrance to The Wolseley Centre is immediately on the right next to the small building From Stoke-on-Trent: take the A34 south and then A51 south from Stone. Head south for 12 miles until you reach Wolseley Bridge. At the double roundabout take the left hand filter lane and then turn left at the second roundabout into the Wolseley Garden Centre entrance. The driveway entrance to The Wolseley Centre is immediately on the right next to the small building.
Public Transport Directions
Bus route 825 between Stafford and Rugeley, runs twice an hour
Nearest railway station is Stafford, which is 8 miles away.
- Disabled access
- Disabled toilets
- Facilities for hearing impaired
- Wheelchairs available
Booking & Payment Details
- Credit cards accepted (no fee)
- On-site light refreshments
- Picnic site
- Baby changing facilities
- Children welcome
- Education/study area
- Facilities for educational visits
- Facilities for groups
- Guided tours for groups
Meeting, Conference & Wedding Facilities
- Facilities for conferencing
- Facilities for corporate hospitality
- Free Parking
- Dogs Accepted
- Gift shop
- Guided tours for individuals
- Public toilets
- Smoking not allowed
- Accepts groups
- Coach parties accepted
* Closed 24 December - 1 January