Situated on the edge of Westport Lake, a great spot for bird-watching and walking, the Westport Lake Visitor Centre boasts a welcoming cafe with panoramic views of the water. It is the perfect place to visit for families, walkers and nature lovers.
Our friendly cafe offers a wide range of hot and cold snacks and drinks, which can be enjoyed inside or outside on the lakeside balcony.
The lake and surrounding grounds, which are looked after by Stoke-on-Trent City Council, are ideal for a stroll. There is a good, level footpath of around one mile around the lake, and a walk around the conservation area.
There is a regular programme of family activities at the visitor centre during the school holidays.
Look out for wildlife – Westport Lake is an important overwintering site for many water birds and unusual species are known to stop-off at the lake during migration. The conservation area at the northern end of the site is home to many animals including kingfishers and dragonflies.
There is a children’s play area by the visitor centre, which is managed by Stoke-on-Trent City Council. Equipment includes your typical swings, Merry-go-round and slides but also a fort style climbing frame to encourage imaginary play.
Additional information: suitable for pram and wheelchair users. Free car park.