Visitor centre receives Trip Advisor accolade
With comments such as “excellent venue, great day out”, “great facility”, “a great place to have a coffee and admire the wildlife” and “fresh scones - a great mid-morning indulgence” being left in the Centre’s visitor book, staff are thrilled to have this view endorsed by the world’s biggest travel website.
The Trip Advisor Award rounds off a wonderful 2018 for the Wildlife Discovery Centre which was the regional winner of the Best Public Service Building category of the LABC (Local Authority Building Control) Northern Building Excellence Awards 2018, secured three first prizes in the RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects) North East Awards 2018, and won the RICS (Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors) Community Benefit Award North East.
Speaking about the Trip Advisor Award, Alex Lister, Druridge Bay Living Landscapes Manager said: “This Award is testimony to the hard work of all the volunteers who built the centre and the staff and volunteers who work here.
Our Lookout Café has received great reviews, especially our seasonal scones which are made on the premises every day by Sarah, Karen, Christine and Liz. When it comes to flavours - you name it, they have made - it from toffee apple, pine needle, and chocolate and raspberry to ham and leek, cheese and chorizo and apple and cinnamon, they are getting a bit of a following. So, if you would like us to try a new flavour, come along and see us.”
The Wildlife Discovery Centre was built by an army of dedicated volunteers over 26,000 hours, the Wildlife Discovery Centre was all made possible thanks to money raised by National Lottery players through a grant of £522,600 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF).