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The Ark

An innovative timber-clad building providing refreshments and toilet facilities, the Ark was built with Heritage Lottery Funds at the same time as the Reg Driver Visitor Centre, and was opened in 2009.

Situated in the Lower Arboretum on the western side of the Wilderness Pond, the Ark offers a selection of snacks and drinks. Opening hours vary (contact the RDVC for details).

Next to the Ark is the teen play area, a hard court suitable for various ball games.

There are plans to develop the Ark in the future as a specialist tennis facility.