Learning at Cannock Chase Forest

Visitor Information
Visitor Information: Cannock Chase Forest
  • Opening Hours
  • How to find us
  • Parking and Prices
  • Facilities and access
  • Contact Details

Opening Hours

Opening Hours

Open every day except Christmas Day.  

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

How to find us

How to find us

How to find us
Birches Valley, Rugeley
Sat Nav Postcode: WS15 2UQ
By Car

Look out for the brown tourist signs that have the white stag on a purple background.  

By Public Transport

The nearest train stations Rugeley Trent Valley and Rugeley Town are both approximately 2 miles away.

OS Grid Ref
SK 018171

52.7502954, -1.9763149

Parking and Prices

Parking and Prices

All our P&D machines accept coin and card payments.

Parking Charges

Up to 1 hour £2.00
Up to 2 hours £4.00
All day £6.00

Coaches/Minibuses charges

Minibuses - £8.00

Coaches - £10.00

Additional Information

Regular visitors can save money with a Discovery Pass - Find out more about the discovery pass
Coaches/Minibuses welcomed
Disabled parking available
Facilities and access

Facilities and access

For more information on planning your visit, take a look at our accessibility information:

Assistant dogs welcome
Baby changing facilities
BBQ
Cafe
Cycle hire
Disabled toilet
Dogs allowed
Easy access trail
Picnic area
Play Area
Toilets

With forest rooms for hire, a café and a variety of trails, Cannock Chase is a wonderful setting for groups to get involved in a range of learning activities that combine hands-on education with ideas for active minds.

Why not book a self-led visit for your class and hire one of our fabulous ‘Ranger In A Bag’ resource backpacks to support your day?

Whether you are looking for a guided visit to the forest, want to learn some bushcraft skills or fancy leading your own visit, there are lots of opportunities and free downloadable resources available. Whatever you plan to do, please ensure you book in advance, so that we know you are coming.

We will need to inform you of any potential health and safety considerations or other conditions that may affect your plans for a forest learning experience.

For more information please contact: jacqui.blackford@forestryengland.uk