Sat 20 Apr 2013
Carsington Water Visitor Centre, Carsington Water, Carsington, Ashbourne, Derbyshire, DE6 1ST
Tel: 01629 540363
The site is owned by Severn Trent Water who manage this unique landscape which changes throughout the year. Carsington Water is home to local and migrating bird species all year round, which can be observed from the site's bird-watching hides and wildlife centre.
For the more active the site has numerous cycle paths and trails, an adventure playground for the young and a full calendar of outdoor activities at the water sports centre. Bicycle hire is also available.
Children can have fun indoors and outdoors and there is a full all year round events programme.
For visitors with disabilities there is excellent access throughout the purpose built visitor centre, which includes a restaurant, outdoor café, shops and accessible toilets. Mobility scooters are also available.
The shops on site cater for everybody, with a wide variety of gifts, souvenirs, books, clothing and ceramics. In Water Rail a wide range of quality outdoor clothing is available including well known makes of binoculars & telescopes and birdfeeders and birdfood.
At the Storehouse you will find a vast range of unusual gifts. Also local and continental foods are available within the food department Gift vouchers can be purchased within both outlets.
For refreshments, there's the Courtyard Kiosk for quick snacks and light bites, while the Main Sail Restaurant on the top floor provides a full menu service combined with spectacular views over Carsington Water. If you enjoy outdoor eating then visit our Galley Café, a new covered, outdoor heated area, where you can enjoy a hot or cold light snack.
Areas are also set aside for barbecuing in all three car parks.
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Please mention Visit Derbyshire when you call.