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Get your free enjoy Staffordshire card - it’s the great way to take advantage of fantastic discounts, offers and promotions. As a card holder you'll be entitled to amazing benefits throughout the year at: museums, theme parks, pubs and restaurants, stately homes, accommodation and so much more.
To apply by phone call 0844 888 1747 or log onto: www.enjoystaffordshire.com
Some of the offers you can enjoy:
FREE TICKETS KIDS GO FREE
BIG DISCOUNTS 2 FOR 1 OFFERS
To see all the latest offers visit: www.enjoystaffordshire.com
Fishing in Cannock Chase
Come fishing on Cannock Chase at four magnificent pools in the beautiful Fairoak Valley, just ten minutes walk from Birches Valley.
Fairoak Fishing pools are run by the Prince Albert Angling Society (PAAS). Fishing the pools is exclusive to PAAS members. Day tickets are not available. For more details and information about joining the PAAS please see their website.
Alternatively, annual fishing permits are also available for Milking Brook (the pond behind Hemlock Way in the middle of Hawks Green housing estate) and Hazel Slade.
Costs for the fishing permits from this year from 16th June for both fishing pools (Hazelslade and Milking Brook) are as follows:
7 Day Permits
5 Day Permits
Winter permits for Milking Brook covering from 1st October to 31st March cost £12.78
Passes can be purchased via Reception at the Council House, Beecroft Road, Cannock WS11 1BG. Or further information is available via the Council's Countryside Service who are based at Countryside Service, Deavalls Farm, Cannock, Staffordshire, WS11 2LP and can be contacted on (01543) 450018 or via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Staffordshire Treasure Trails
Treasure Trails – treasure hunt and explore!
Treasure Trails’ treasure hunts are a fun and unique way to explore cities, towns and villages in the UK. Solve a murder mystery, find the hidden treasure or complete a spy mission whilst seeing the best historic and picturesque sights on one of over 500 exciting themed walks. A great family day out! Download your Trail from www.treasuretrails.co.uk
Cannock Chase Trekking Centre
Cannock chase trekking centre is a relaxed and friendly environment, where Lisa and her team can provide a memorable trek through the spectacular countryside of Cannock chase. No previous horse riding experience is needed. The centre has an extensive selection of horses and ponies for riders of all age ranges and abilities.
For more information:
or call us on 01785 711177
In 2001 Chadsmoor Tapestry Group undertook the mammoth task of creating an 11ft by 6ft 3D tapestry dedicated to the heritage of Cannock and Cannock Chase. The tapestry took the group six years to complete with the group learning new skills and techniques as well as becoming more aware of their surroundings.
This unique tapestry framed by oak trees features images from Cannock’s past and present and also flowers and animals found on Cannock Chase. Using silk fabric and silk threads the falling leaves with sepia canvas work images represent Cannock’s past whilst the black and white images inside the bandstand represent Cannock’s present with the leaves and flowers of the lime cascading over the top of the bandstand representing the lime trees surrounding the ancient bowling green. Set in the roof of the bandstand is the Armorial Bearings of Cannock Chase.
The Tapestry Group meets each Wednesday from 7.30 – 9.30 pm at Chadsmoor Methodist Church and is open to all ages, males and female. It is entirely self funding and all work is voluntary. For further information please contact: Brenda Marshall on 01902 736674.
The Cannock Embroidery can be viewed at Cannock Chase Council's Civic Offices, please contact Reception staff for access on 01543 462621. Viewing times: Monday – Friday 9.00am – 5.00pm
WELCOME TO CHASEWATER RAILWAY
Set in the superb Chasewater Country Park in south Staffordshire we are a volunteer run registered charity.We operate standard gauge heritage steam and diesel trains on Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays throughout the year most Saturdays and certain weekdays throughout the summer. (No trains run during January except for New Year's Day). We have regular Gala’s and special events throughout the year and also our popular Santa Special trains in December.
The Railway is recognised as one of the major visitor attractions within the Cannock, Lichfield and Walsall areas. The colliery line offers excellent value for money for all visitors. Why not make a day of your visit as we offer a MLA fully accredited museum, Heritage Centre, Model Railway, Narrow Gauge miners style railway, Gift Shops, traditional Tea Room offering Sunday carvery, hot & cold fare, snacks, drinks and ice cream or bring your own picnic. The Railway operates passenger trains from its headquarters at Brownhills West to Chasetown (Church Street), with intermediate stations at Norton Lakeside and Chasewater Heaths (free parking, gifts shop, local ice cream, booking office). A round trip of nearly 4 miles takes about 45 minutes and your ticket is valid all day in order for you to enjoy Chasewater Country Park with all the views, walks, SSSI, play area, craft units and the fun family facilities it has to offer.
All of our regular public trains and facilities are accessible for visitors with mobility difficulties. (In addition to our regular service trains we may occasionally run brake van rides which may not be suitable for all due to their heritage design/construction).
We are located in Chasewater Country Park, just off the southbound A5 at Brownhills West and the Railway is conveniently placed for visitors from every part of the country.
Brownhills West Station
Tel: 01543 452623
Usually open weekends and The Sidings tea room usually opens six days a week - Tuesday to Saturday, but please visit our website for full opening hours
Chasewater Heaths Station
Tel: 01543 682854
Usually open Saturday & Sunday 10am to 4pm and Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 10am to 1pm
A downloadable leaflet is available from our website.
Friends of Cannock Chase
The Friends of Cannock Chase are a group of volunteers that looks after the well-being of the Chase.
Organised walks to appreciate both its history and beauty are planned throughout the year.
If you would like more information and how to join us, please contact one of the following numbers:
01543 571241, 01543 579354 or 01785 665440 or for more information visit: www.friendsofcannockchase.btck.co.uk
Go Ape! Cannock Chase
Birches Valley Forest Centre
Go Ape Tree Top Adventure
Take a tree top adventure (including Tarzan swings and epic zip wires) and get back in touch with your inner ape.
Find out more and book at http://goape.co.uk/days-out/cannock
Go Ape Forest Segway
Jump on board an all terrain, electric Segway for a guided forest safari.
Find out more and book at http://goape.co.uk/forest-segway
NEW Tree Top Junior
Uncover a Tree Top Adventure for Junior Tarzans. Release your little monkeys onto a Go Ape course designed for them. No one loves adventure more than kids!
Tree Top Junior is aimed at Tiny Tarzans aged between 6 and 12 years old
Incarace Hednesford Raceway
Hednesford Hills Raceway is the biggest and fastest Stockcar track in the UK, featuring around 20 exciting race meetings every year.
Events range from Banger racing spectaculars to demolition Derbies and Hot Rod racing, fantastic fun for all the family.
Events generally take place on Sundays, but Bank Holiday Monday events are a favourite.
For a full list of Fixtures call the Raceway Hotline 0121 357 7328 or look at the web site www.incarace.co.uk
Tickets can be bought on arrival and admission includes free grandstands, car parking and souvenir raceday programme.
The season runs from March through ‘til November.
Silverblades Ice Rink (Cannock) Ltd
Units 8-10 Lakeside Plaza
Walkmill Lane, Bridgtown, Cannock, WS11 0XE
T: 08700 85 29 29
There are different kinds of skating session at our rink, including Public Skating, Skool Skate, Disco Skate and Family Skate sessions. Please visit http://www.silver-blades.co.uk/page/times_prices/Cannock for current times and prices.
Learn to Skate - Stake Excellence Course (6 week course)
Please note that each Skate Excellence session includes a 30min lesson as well as practice time.
To find out more about Skate Excellence please visit the Skate Excellence Webpage: http://www.skateexcellence.com
The courses run in 6 week blocks (£60) and each include:
•An hour and a half session,
•Including 30-min group lesson,
•A Skate Excellence certificate on completion of the 6 weeks course. Skate Excellence Badges are also available from the Box Office.
12 Walsall Road, Cannock, WS11 0HE
Please visit www.cannockcinema.co.uk or telephone: 01543 574425 for latest news on current film showings and show times.
Cannock Cinema has a strict NO FOOD AND DRINK policy. We reserve the right to refuse customers entry into the screens with food or drink bought outside the premises.
Cycling on Cannock Chase
Cannock Chase is the premier location for mountain biking in the Midlands with routes to suit all ages and abilities. For serious mountain bikers two red graded trails ‘Follow the Dog’ and the ‘Monkey Trail’ have been built in partnership with local volunteer group ‘Chase Trails’ to offer riders an exciting challenging ride while minimising conflict with other users and the impact of the landscape. Mountain bikers are asked to show consideration to other forest users whilst on shared tracks and to avoid the more sensitive areas of Cannock Chase such as the areas of open heathland.
Swinnerton Cycle Centre
Swinnerton Cycle Centre is the focal point for cycling on Cannock Chase. The centre is the starting point for cycle routes including the 'Follow the Dog' and 'Monkey Trail' technical bike trails. There are experts are on hand who can provide information, tuition for all abilities, tips on service and maintenance, hire facilities, bike wash and much, much more.
For more information please telephone 01889 575170 or visit the website www.bikechase.co.uk
Stick Man Trail
Join Stick Man on his forest adventure at Birches Valley, Cannock Chase Forest. Set off with a hop and a twirl and help get Stick Man get back to the family tree!
The trail is open from 28 November 2015. It is aimed at younger children, but the whole family can enjoy finding the trail panels and completing fun activities as they go. No booking is required*.
Set out on your twiggy adventure with the Stick Man activity pack! The pack contains the trail leaflet, activity sheets, pencil, crayon and pipe cleaners to make your Stick Man. Buy your activity pack from Birches Valley Café, Swinnerton Cycles and Go Ape.
Trail starts near the Go Ape Cabin and ends at the Play Area.
Visit Cannock Chase Forest for more information on planning your visit, along with other activities available on site.
Tel 0300 067 4340
At Hawkins falconry our aim is to provide our clients with individualised, exhilarating experiences of working in companionship with trained birds of prey over a range of beautiful rural landscapes, from the farmlands of South Staffordshire to the stunning scenery of the Shropshire Hills and Welsh Borders.
Why not join us on a two hour hawk walk where you will learn about the history of falconry, the habits and habitats of trained and wild raptors. The emphasis is very much on our clients flying and handling the birds.
We also offer bespoke falconry experience days where you will get a chance to fly the elusive Goshawk as well as the Harris' hawk in spectacular countryside. A traditional pub lunch is included in the price on our bespoke days.
Photography days & one to one tuition are also available. Why not send a gift voucher which make unique and memorable gifts.
We are not a falconry centre, so you can enjoy your own private experience with maximum time to enjoy the birds.
Booking is essential, for more information see our website.....www.hawkinsfalconry.co.uk.....
or contact us: 07956 347427
Hollybush Garden Centre
Hollybush Garden Centre & Aquaria is the ideal location for a complete day out.
There is something for everyone of all ages. Our superb development stretches over 20 acres and 90,000 square feet is all under cover, with easy access walkways for the able and less able to move around.
No matter if you are a keen gardener or a mere beginner, our staff are most friendly and very helpful, always on hand to give you every assistance and advice.
Freedom Brewery Tours
REAL LAGER EXPERIENCE
Visit Freedom for a tour of the brewery and experience for yourself the time, knowledge and skill required to brew a Hand-Crafted Real Lager. Discover how production of Freedom’s brewery-conditioned lagers differs to cask/bottle conditioned beers.
After the tour, relax in the Freedom Brewery Tap to the aroma of lager hops and malted barley. Expert guides will provide a tutored tasting of both Freedom’s natural spring water and the full product range – generous volumes served! A ploughman’s meal will also be served so you don’t leave hungry.
Wolseley Bridge Garden Centre
A wide array of gardening products on offer, an inspiring giftware department, a popular conservatory restaurant serving delicious home-cooked food and a calendar of great gardening events throughout the year, a visit to Wolseley Bridge Garden Centre is a delight for all the family.
Telephone: 01889 574884
Through Cannock Chase Heritage Trail we are now able to bring our heritage to life.
To experience the history and beauty of Cannock Chase, why not take a walk or cycle along the Cannock Chase Heritage Trail? The 10 mile trail, suitable for walkers and cyclists, and mostly accessible for wheelchairs, takes in the historic sites of the area, as well as providing the chance to explore the beautiful landscape of Cannock Chase. You can find out more and pick up a leaflet for this Heritage Lottery Funded trail from the Museum of Cannock Chase, which provides an information hub for the trail.
View events and festivals around Staffordshire throught the Enjoy Staffordshire website at: www.enjoystaffordshire.co.uk
Visit the Heart
Find out more about Staffordshire and where to visit at http://www.visitheartofengland.com/productsearch.aspx?txtsearch=cannock&
Sport and Leisure
For more information relating to the Centres below please follow the blue links:
Chase Leisure Centre - 01543 504065
Rugeley Leisure Centre - 01889 582390
- Rugeley Rose Community Hall & Theatre - 01889 584036
- Prince of Wales Centre (Theatre) - 01543 578762
- Cannock Park Golf Course - 01543 578850
- Beaudesert Golf Club - 01543 422626
- Cannock Cricket & Hockey Club - 01543 502424
Last Updated: 07/11/2017