The Visitors' Centre

The Visitors' Centre is run by volunteers and is open on most days. Built in 1989 and extended in May 2002 and again in January 2010, volunteers provide information and refreshments. If it’s not open when you visit, we’re sorry! But if you’d like to join our team of voluntary wardens, please ask!
In the Centre, you will find:

A volunteer to welcome you and answer your questions,

Refreshments: hot drinks, soup, squash, canned drinks, crisps, chocolate biscuits (and ice creams in the summer),

Leaflets and maps about the reserve and other local attractions,

An up-to-date sightings board/book - please pop in at the end of your visit to tell us what you have seen,

A viewing window, with binoculars and telescopes, of the feeding station and the Meadow,

A children’s corner, with activities for our younger visitors and a nature table, including some of the mammoth finds from the quarry,

Bird food for sale, to feed your feathered garden friends, plus local books and field guides. Also Paxton Reserve Honey from the hives of Lin and Glyn Taylor, deep within the Reserve (please note that we can accept cash payments only),

The Friends' second-hand book table, which raises valuable additional funds for the Reserve,

Somewhere to sit down (inside and outside).

The toilets (including disabled toilet and nappy-changing facilities) are open every day, and during the evenings when there are events or visiting groups.

Access for the less able
Access to the Visitors' Centre is via a ramp, with handrail, and there is a toilet with wheelchair facilities. There is disabled parking close by.