Chestnut Centre, Chapel-en-le-Frith

good for children

Otters at the Chestnut Centre
Otters at the Chestnut Centre

Visit this award-winning wildlife centre for a memorable and enjoyable day out. Watch the cheeky otters at play, including the endangered giant otter, and marvel at the 16 species of owls, Scottish wildcats, pine marten, polecats, foxes and deer, all in a stunning valley setting in the Peak District National Park.

Chat to our friendly and knowledgeable keepers during deer encounters, meet the keeper and animal feeding sessions and find out more about our amazing animals. With special events all year round, such as Utterly Otter Days, Pirate Polecats and Big BugHunt Bonanzas, its a fun-filled family adventure.

The Chestnut Centre lies off the A625 road between Chapel-en-le-Frith and Mam Tor. It is a good place to take children, and has is a tea-room and shop.


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Chestnut Centre, Chapel-en-le-Frith Photo Gallery - click on the images to enlarge
Chestnut Centre otters
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Ordnance Survey Grid Reference: SK073822

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How to get there

By Road:
Turn off the Buxton-Manchester A6 road at Chapel-en-le-Frith, taking the A625 Castleton Road. The centre lies 2km along the road, on the left. From Sheffield, take the A6013 road to Castleton, go up the Winnats Pass, then turn right to follow the A625 towards Chapel-en-le-Frith.

By Bus: the 200 bus from Chapel-en-le-Frith to Castleton passes the Chestut Centre.
When is it open?

Open every day except December 25th and 26th between 10.30am and 5.30pm (closes 4.30 or dusk in winter). Last recommended entry 4.00pm in summer or 1 hour before sunset. (Open weekends only in January). Tel 01298 814099
What does it cost?

Adults £7.95 / Children (between 3 and 16 years) £5.95 / Family (2 adults and 2 children) £26.00 / Senior Citizens £6.75 / Disabled or special needs adult £6.75 / Disabled or special needs child £4.75 / Serving military personnel £6.75 (ID required). Designated carers free. Wheelchair users free - but difficult terrain!

Season Tickets available as are School Educational Visits - please enquire

Prices and opening times are shown as a guideline only and may vary. See this link for more information on prices and opening


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