Charnwood Borough Council has converted the old ranger's cottage at the Outwoods into a visitor centre and café.

Work started in March 2021 and was completed in November 2021.

The new facility was formally opened and dedicated in memory of former Council leader, David Slater in March 2022.

Olivia's at the Outwoods

The Outwoods Visitor Centre and Café is being operated by Olivia's Coffee and Bakery, a local business which has been part of Loughborough since 2018.

Opening times

The opening times for the Outwoods Visitor Centre and Café are:

  • Monday to Saturday 9am-4pm
  • Sunday 10am-4pm

Please check Olivia's website and social media channels for updates and any changes to opening times.

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More information about Olivia's

You can find out more about Olivia's on their website.

You can also check them out on social media by liking their Facebook page or following them on Instagram.

We caught up with José Diaz, owner of Olivia’s Coffee and Bakery at the Outwoods Visitor Centre and Café before it opened. Hear about his thoughts on the Outwoods and why Olivia's wanted to operate the café in this short video.

Outwoods video montage

This short video shows how the ranger's cottage was transformed into the visitor centre and cafe.

Last updated: Thu 12th October, 2023 @ 15:38