Visitor Centre

Welcome to the hub for all the activities taking place at our coal mining heritage site

At our welcoming visitor centre, nestled within the scenic beauty of our country park, we strive to provide you with a memorable experience. 

Whether you're seeking nature exploration, delicious refreshments, engaging heritage displays, or exciting events, we have something for everyone.

Our visitor centre acts as a hub for an array of nature activities taking place within the country park. Immerse yourself in the wonders of nature, from guided hikes to wildlife spotting. With picturesque surroundings, you'll find ample opportunities to connect with the great outdoors.

Step into our centre and embark on a journey through our coal history. Our heritage displays showcase the rich cultural heritage of the area, offering insights into its past. Immerse yourself in the stories and traditions that have shaped our surroundings.

Indulge in culinary delights at our two cafes. For our beloved furry friends and their owners, 'Barkers' provides a dedicated space where everyone feels welcome. Our main cafe offers a cozy atmosphere exclusively for humans, serving delectable treats made with locally sourced ingredients.

Join us for a calendar filled with exciting events suitable for all ages and interests. From seasonal festivals to educational workshops, there's always something happening at our visitor centre. Immerse yourself in the vibrant community spirit and create lasting memories.

We greatly value the contributions of our dedicated volunteers who play a crucial role in making our visitor centre thrive. Join our team and help us create exceptional experiences for our visitors. Volunteer opportunities are available in various areas, including cafes, the museum, the park, administration, and trusteeship.

Introducing one of our Social Circles programmes, designed for adults aged 18+ who seek to explore nature and form meaningful connections. Join like-minded individuals on outdoor adventures, discovering the beauty of our country park while making new friends along the way. 

Plan Your Visit Today

Visit our website to learn more about our visitor centre, upcoming events, and how you can get involved. Come and experience the wonders of nature, discover our heritage, enjoy delicious refreshments, and create cherished memories at our friendly visitor centre.