A great starting point at Carsington Water is the visitors Centre. It includes interactive displays advising on where our water comes from, how we treat it and how we can save it for the future. There is a pleasant square of shops, cafes and an upper licensed restaurant which offers alfresco eating on a balcony overlooking the reservoir itself. Within the square there is even a 'Kugel Stone' which weighs in at 1 tonne, but can be moved with just a touch of your hand. An indoor playroom for the children adds to the fun so that the adults can enjoy a rest with some light refreshment and events are held throughout the year.