A wonderful opportunity for dogs to race around over meadows, or just chill out on the grass in this well-planned and popular water park. Children are well catered for too.
Refreshments, clean loos, and a friendly and helpful visitor centre with useful local information.
Car park (£Parking charge). Open 0830 to dusk. WC+disabled. Information centre, coffee shop, gift shop, adventure playground, picnic site, miniature railway. Access paths, mobility scooter hire (01827 872660). Note you need to have the correct change to operate the car park barrier on entry.
Be aware of blue/green algae warnings here, and don't let your dog swim when the warnings are up. This park is a miracle of good planning, created out of spent gravel pits in the mid-seventies. There are 15 lakes in 620 acres of leisure space here, and the paths are surfaced so it's a fine all weather walk.
Maps and info are available from the information desk, but essentially this is a space where it is very comfortable to amble at will and there is something to suit everyone.
The Heart of England long distance footpath runs through the park, joining Staffordshire with the Cotswolds.
DorothyfGreen 24 Points
Car park now Â£3.50 (Nov 14). Great field next to car park for ball throwing!
ladymuzGreen 26 Points
This was a great walk, not far at all off the motorway. Good shop and facilities too.
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