The Mayfly Café offers superb buffet breakfasts, carvery lunches, afternoon teas or just great coffee and cake seven days a week. It is a fantastic place to meet friends, relax and enjoy the views.  For the more energetic we have several walks available in reception.  We welcome group bookings.  Please check out our  Daily Special Offers and Menus.

The panoramic views from the seating area encompass lakes, parkland, wildlife pools and the timber trail play area, you can even partake in a little bird watching from the comfort of your seat!

Children’s Parties at Cob House are great. Whether you choose Angling, Pony Rides, Face Painting, Sand Art, Build a Bear, Pond Dipping, Bug Hunts or just a play on the timber trail, it’s all taken care of.  You can even arrange your own entertainment for your party.

Dogs are very welcome on a short leash around the animals and parkland, unfortunately they are not allowed inside the cafe or on the fishery side.  Dogs are welcome on the patio area outside of the cafe.

Free WIFI connection in and around the Mayfly. Please use code C0bH0us3 to connect. (0 = zero).

We offer the opportunity to hire our Teaching entre, this will seat about 24 people for a meal, meeting or teambuilding day .  Meeting Room Hire

Open Monday to Friday 8am to 5pm, Saturday and Sunday 7.30am to 5pm. (Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day.)

Because we do not charge an entry fee to visit our animals and enjoy the parkland, we do ask that only food purchased from the Mayfly Cafe is consumed on site, I am sure that you understand that this helps us to sustain the free entry, thank you for your understanding.  If you are planning a school trip, please ask the Catering Manager about special packed lunches we can provide for schools.

*Please remember to wash your hands with hot soapy water after being around the animals and before eating.*



Café Opening Times:

Monday to Friday 8am to 5pm
Saturday and Sunday 7.30am to 5pm