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Planning your Christmas visit

Everything you need to know to plan your visit, find out about our facilities and opening times...

How to find us

Birches Valley Christmas Tree Centre is located at Birches Valley Forest Centre in the heart of Cannock Chase Forest, between Stafford, Cannock and Rugeley.

Address: Birches Valley Forest Centre, Birches Valley, Rugeley, Staffordshire

Post Code: WS15 2UQ

Google Map: Birches Valley Forest Centre

Sign Posts: Birches Valley can be located by brown tourist signs, which have the white stag on a purple background. Use the staff/deliveries entrance, not the usual visitor entrance and follow the on-site signs. 

Opening hours

We are open for Trees Sales daily between Saturday 26th November and Sunday 18th December from 10am until 5pm. We are open until 7pm on Thursday and Friday nights (1st, 2nd, 8th & 9th December).

Santa's Grotto will be open to the public on Weekends (open at 10am and queue closes at 4pm) between Saturday 26th November and Sunday 18th December and late nights on 1st, 2nd, 8th & 9th December (open at 4pm and queue closes at 6.30pm)

 Date  Tree Sales  Santa's Grotto
 Sat 26th Nov  10am - 5pm  11am - 4pm (queue closes)
 Sun 27th Nov  10am - 5pm  10am - 4pm (queue closes)
 Mon 28th Nov  10am - 5pm  Grotto closed
 Tues 29th Nov  10am - 5pm  Grotto closed
 Wed 30th Dec  10am - 5pm  Grotto closed
 Thurs 1st Dec  10am - 7pm  4pm - 6.30pm (queue closes)
 Fri 2nd Dec  10am - 7pm  4pm - 6.30pm (queue closes)
 Sat 3rd Dec  10am - 5pm   10am - 4pm (queue closes)
 Sun 4th Dec  10am - 5pm  10am - 4pm (queue closes)
 Mon 5th Dec  10am - 5pm  Grotto closed
 Tues 6th Dec  10am - 5pm  Grotto closed
 Wed 7th Dec  10am - 5pm   Grotto closed
 Thurs 8th Dec  10am - 7pm  4pm - 6.30pm (queue closes)
 Fri 9th Dec  10am - 7pm  4pm - 6.30pm (queue closes)
 Sat 10th Dec  10am - 5pm  10am - 4pm (queue closes)
 Sun 11th Dec  10am - 5pm   10am - 4pm (queue closes)
 Mon 12th Dec  10am - 5pm   Grotto closed
 Tues 13th Dec  10am - 5pm   Grotto closed
 Wed 14th Dec  10am - 5pm  Grotto closed
 Thurs 15th Dec  10am - 5pm  Grotto closed
 Fri 16th Dec  10am - 5pm  Grotto closed
 Sat 17th Dec  10am - 5pm   10am - 4pm (queue closes)
 Sun 18th Dec  10am - 5pm   10am - 4pm (queue closes)



Car Parking
We have plenty of car parking spaces in two large car parks. All car parking spaces are located within 250 meters of the Christmas Tree Centre. Car parking is free for the Christmas tree centre. Disabled parking is available close to the main marquee. 

Food and Drink
A selection of hot and cold food and drink are available from the Christmas tree centre on Weekends and late nights. During the week Birches Valley Cafe located near the main road, a 400 metre walk from the Christmas Tree Centre, is open from 10am to 4pm.

Toilets are located near Birches Valley Cafe in the main visitor centre, a 400 meter walk from the Christmas Tree Centre.

Payment Options
The Forestry Commission accepts cash and all major credit / debit cards except American Express. Unfortunately we are not able to accept cheques or offer cashback. The food stalls are cash only.

Tree carry service
The Forestry Commission have teamed up the Midlands Air Ambulance Charity to provide a free tree carry out service at weekends to help you carry your tree to your car. The Midlands Air Ambulance Charity provides emergency response cover across Cannock Chase and Staffordshire, and would be thankful for any donations. At other times Forestry Commission staff will be happy to help you carry your tree should you require assistance.

Other things to do
Please visit our webpage for things to do whilst on site. 

Last updated: 17th October 2016

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