1. West Midlands
  2. Staffordshire
  3. Cannock

Attraction Information

Walking Trails. Heathland Conservation Areas. Playground. Great War Hut. War Cemeteries. Information Centre. Gift Shop. Maps & Walk Leaflets. Accessible routes. Tramper Hire. Café. Picnic Area. Free Parking. Access to Cycle Routes and Bridleways.

*** For the Cycle Routes, Gruffalo & Zog, GoApe, Segways, Cycle Hire, Pedal & Play and Forest Landscape please see the Forestry England Forest Visitor Centre located at Birches Valley WS15 2UQ ***

Cannock Chase is home to beautiful winding trails through colourful lowland heath, mosaic of mixed woodland, and the lushest pine forest … making it the perfect destination for a day of exploring nature with the whole family ...

At Marquis Drive Visitor Centre, (WS12 4PW) we manage the Heathland landscape and preserve the History on the Chase. It is a great starting point for your outdoor adventure where you can stock up on maps and souvenirs to remember the day. Explore the heathland and woodlands by foot on one of the many walking trails. Kids will love stopping off at the adventure playground where they can swing, slide and climb. We have an accessible route, the RAF Hednesford Walk. Suitable for all family members, dog walkers and those with accessible needs. We can hire out Trampers to use on the route too. Other waymarked walks are available too including The Brindley Heath Walk, The Heritage Trail, Chase2Water, Heart of England Way, and the Staffordshire Way.

For the Chase Creatures virtual trail to hunt down twelve Cannock Chase Code characters, just download the app, Cannock Chase Can, and the whole family can have fun finding them and listening to their words of wisdom.

The Great War Hut Museum is open at weekends only. Restored and preserved to reflect what life was like for a soldier who would eat, sleep and rest in it, it will give you a taste of their very basic living experience. Children will love seeing just how they lived. The Commonwealth and German Cemeteries are in a walkable distance too.

Bring along all your favourite food to have a picnic around the playground or visit the cafe for some delicious treats, hot & cold drinks, and ice creams. But remember …. NO BBQs, NO NAKED FLAMES … these are not permitted across the whole of Cannock Chase. Please leave them at home.

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Opening Times

Regular Times
  • Monday, Open 24 hours
  • Tuesday, Open 24 hours
  • Wednesday, Open 24 hours
  • Thursday, Open 24 hours
  • Friday, Open 24 hours
  • Saturday, Open 24 hours
  • Sunday, Open 24 hours

Visitor Centre Open

Summer - Mon, Thu, Fri, Sat and Sun 10:00 - 16:00 (closed Tue/Wed)

Winter - Mon, Thu, Fri, Sat and Sun 10:00 - 15:00 (closed Tue/Wed)

Cafe Opening Hours

Summer - Monday to Sunday 10:00 - 15:30

Winter - Monday to Sunday 10:00 - 15:00

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Pricing & Tickets

General Admission
  • Child (4-17) : Free
  • Adult (17-18+) : Free

Free admission

Free parking is available.

Small Paid car park is £1 for up to 3 hours, and £2 for all day up to 7pm.

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Stopwatch IconTypical visit time 2 - 3 hours

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Yes there is parking.

£1 for up to 3 hours

£2 for all day up to 7pm

There is free parking on site.

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Contact Details

Staffordshire County Council
Cannock Chase Visitors Centre
Marquis Drive
WS12 4PW

This site is for Marquis Drive visitor centre, Great War hut, playground & Cafe. If you want Forest Centre where GoApe, Gruffalo, Zog Trail, Segways, Cycle Centres are please use post code WS15 2UQ

Tel: 01543876741

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