Picnics and barbecues at Cannock Chase

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 5:00pm

 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

Picnics and barbecues at Cannock Chase

Enjoy a tasty treat in the forest at our beautiful barbecue and picnic area; just bring along good food and company!

Pingle Slade, known as our concert site, is a large open area within the Pine Forest. Perfect for picnics, barbecues and ball games, it is only a short walk from the Birches Valley.

Barbecues must be raised of the ground, have water to extinguish it and take away all embers. No gas barbecues allowed.