St Anns Allotments Visitor Centre

Visitor Centre
The St Anns Visitor Centre opened its doors in 2013. Located on the East side of the allotments, this new building was has some excellent eco ‘green’ credentials.
The pedestrian gate on Ransom Road provides access to the site and to the visitor centre.
The winter opening hours (November-February) are between 9:30am – 3:30pm.

If you would like to visit the centre we recommend that you give us a call first, just in case: Telephone: 0115 958 9255

Free activities 

  • Complete the maze
  • See the Heritage displays and watch a brief film
  • Take a self-guided walk around the site
  • Enjoy a picnic  

Children visiting the orchard

Community Orchard Activity Days.
We run free activity sessions on the Community Orchard on the third Sunday of every month.
They provide healthy, practical and fun activities for local people and encourage children to play in the outdoors. Click here to find out what’s on over the coming months.



Open Days
On our open days we join with other groups and gardeners to provide a wide range of activities including tours, workshops, visit to gardens, plant and produce sales. Click here for 2015 dates 




We run regular heritage tours from spring to autumn. Click here for dates and times. We can also run tailor made tours on request. Tours may focus on history, gardening or wildlife. We can also arrange a speaker for your gardening, history of social group. Contact the office for more information.