The Visitor Centre is easily accessible for all, with lifts and automatic doors throughout. It has shops, an information desk, toilets, an interactive exhibition and the Kugel Stone – a 1 tonne spherical stone that rotates on its base. The interactive exhibition gives visitors the chance to see where the water from Carsington Water goes. Learn how the water gets to your taps, how much water you run in the shower, and what you can do to help look after our water!

The Courtyard is home to Carsington Water’s shopping outlets, selling everything from books, gifts, clothes to optics and bird feed. Shops in the courtyard are:

  • RSPB shop – selling bird gifts, optics, feed and other necessities for any bird lover
  • Watermark Bookshop/ Café – pick up a bargain book or other gift
  • Clothing at Carsington – selling a wide range of on trend clothing for both men and women

There are also activity sheets and educational packs available from the front desk.

Carsington Water is a also a very popular place for school visits.

For more information please call the Visitor Centre Reception on 01629 540696