This eco-friendly visitor centre is one of the Forestry Commission's first visitor centres with sustainability as its main focus. Facilities within the centre include an information desk, Forestry Commission shop, hands-on interactive exhibition area, meeting room, external and internal toilets and Treetops Restaurant with terrace. The Visitor Centre sells maps and booklets about the various walks and cycle trails within the forest and is also the new home of the Dalby Astronomical Centre where events are held throughout the year. The Visitor Centre is wheelchair friendly.
Laura Wallace grew up in Yorkshire and has painted all her life. She studied Drama and Theatre Design at Exeter University before a Diploma in Interior Design which led to three years working for the Harrods Interior Design Team managing a wide range of international projects and becoming one of their chief visualisers. She then attended Heatherleys School of Fine Art enrolling in a variety of courses from life drawing to watercolour and finally settling on oil which became her preferred medium.