Steven Cheshire (WWT) 2012
Brandon Marsh Nature Centre is the headquarters of the Warwickshire Wildlife Trust. Set in 220 acres of Brandon Marsh Nature Reserve, which is made up of large pools created by gravel extraction, the Centre contains displays, hands-on activities and information about the Nature Reserve, as well as a Tea Room and small gift shop.
Around the Centre you’ll find the orchard, mouse maze, mini-beast homes, bird watching hides, recycled garden and a newly designed sensory garden (link to sensory garden project page) as well as an under-cover picnic area. Then it's off to the Onyx Nature Trail which guides you around the wildlife habitats of the nature reserve.
This reserve contains large areas of pools created by gravel extraction. It consists of reedbeds, willow carr, grassland and woodland. It is outstanding for birds and there are seven bird hides throughout the reserve.
Gift Shop and Badgers Tearoom
At the end of your visit what could be nicer than a cup of tea or snack in our 'Badgers' Tea Room and a leisurely browse around our gift shop. The shop is well stocked with animal homes, bird seed, bird feeders and an extensive range of gifts and books. The tearoom serves a variety of hot and cold beverages, fresh cakes, and a comprehensive menu of snacks and meals. Paninis, Baguettes and Jacket potatoes are just a few examples of our regular menu - and if you drop by before 11:45am you can enjoy our famous full breakfast! Why not come and walk right in. We'll be there, waiting for you. The tea's brewing, coffee's percolating, and the aroma is altogether intoxicating.
The Education Centre
Brandon Marsh Nature Centre includes the Lafarge Education Centre - a purpose-built classroom, home to School Visits to Brandon for a variety of curriculum-related activities. We also have children's activities during the school holidays, and even Really Wild Birthday Parties! For grown-ups we also have a programme of Events and guided walks.
The Sensory Garden
After 1500 volunteer hours, the first chapter in the story of how our garden grew is complete with the official opening of the Sensory Garden at Brandon Marsh Visitor Centre on 19th May 2012.
For up-to-date information about visiting Brandon Marsh, call our Visitor Centre Hotline on 024 7630 8999.