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£1.5m visitor centre opens at Gedling Country Park

The doors to a new £1.5 million visitor centre were opened to the public for the first time yesterday at Gedling Country Park

Hot and cold drinks will now be available to visitors of the park in the centre’s new Café 1899 – which is named after the year the former Gedling Colliery was first opened. The venue also a fully licensed bar.

NEW: The new visitor centre at Gedling Country Park

Plans are also now in place to develop a heritage site in another building close by to the new attraction to commemorate the history of the colliery which once occupied the site.

NOW OPEN: Leader of Gedling Borough Council Cllr John Clarke officially opens the new centre

The centre was opened by leader of Gedling Borough Council Cllr John Clarke and deputy leader of the council Michael Payne.

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  1. Lovely park however car parks not big enough. Went today and by lunchtime cars parked on Spring Lane . What’s it going to be like in the summer holidays when schools finish

  2. The cafe looks great but on a sunny day there just isn’t going to be enough outdoor seating as there are only about 10 tables.
    Also there are no under cover outdoor tables for dog walkers on a rainy day. They will miss a big number of customers as dogs need to be walked whatever the weather and I’m sure most people would buy a hot drink if they would sit in a sheltered area.
    And finally given the acres of land available why are all the outside seats crammed into a small area overlooking the play area. I realise parents want to keep an eye on kids but as a non parent I would prefer to look at the view in a country park.

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