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Branston Water Park

Branston water Park is a Local Nature Reserve and has won a Green Flag award for seven years running. It offers lots of wildlife interest all year, stunning views over the lake and has a small play area for the children to enjoy as well. It consists of a 40 acre lake with around 2 km of well surfaced paths running all round the lake and linking a variety of small habitat areas, with interpretation boards. These include a wildflower meadow, large reedbed and Willow Carr woodland.

There are plenty of free parking spaces in the two surfaced parking areas and a small unmanned visitor’s centre, with displays covering the history and wildlife of the park and plenty of benches alongside the paths as well as two picnic areas. Accessed by car from the A38 northbound, by foot or bicycle via the A38 underpass from Branston Village or the Trent & Mersey canal towpath (only 4 km from Burton Town Hall) or by narrow boat on the canal, it offers a tranquil wildlife haven with something for everyone. We even have a ‘dog dip’ area to encourage dogs that like a swim to avoid more sensitive wildlife areas.


Contact Details and Map

Lichfield Road
Burton upon Trent
DE14 3HD

Tel: 01283 508000

Email: greenspaces@eaststaffsbc.gov.uk

Website: www.eaststaffsbc.gov.uk

Getting here and parking

By Road

The main entrance is off the northbound carrigeway of the A38 between the Barton under Needwood and Branston junctions.


Opening Hours

Opens everyday 8 am Closes 9 pm British Summer time and 5 pm British Winter time

Open all year round


Free Entry


  • Fully accessible disabled toilet available
  • Public toilets available

Guides, tours and information

  • Visitor information is available
  • Visitor information available in large print (14pt and over)


Entering the building/attraction

  • The entrance has a permanent wheelchair accessible ramp

Access, lifts and ramps

  • There is level access to the main public areas

Main pathways into and around the venue

  • Routes and/or pathways are suitable for wheelchair users and visitors with limited mobility
  • The main pathways/routes are tarmac

Children and babies

  • Children welcome

Services for the visually impaired

  • Guide dogs allowed

Events at this venue