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Rosliston Forestry Centre

 
 
 
 
 
 
 


Rosliston Forestry Centre was the first visitor centre in The National Forest, created on 90 ha of former farmland in the Mease Lowlands.  It is owned jointly by South Derbyshire District Council and Forest Enterprise.

The centre provides a good range of facilities and events programme.  Three waymarked trails, including an all-abilities track, take you around the site to view new woodland, an existing wood, flight ponds and meadows.  The centre's classroom is well used by schools and a part-time education officer is employed by South Derbyshire District Council on the site. Group visits can be arranged through the education officer.  A bird hide offers the chance to watch the wide variety of native birds which visit and breed on the site, including some of the UK's declining species, such as linnets and skylarks.

Woodland Walks, indoor and outdoor play, cycle hire, fishing, gift shop, ABC Crafts and restaurant - there's something for everyone at Rosliston Forestry Centre.  There are education programmes, birds of prey, archery, woodland laser and laser clay shooting (pre-booking neccesary).


Description of Facilities

On site toilets, restaurant/cafe (seating 65), licensed, open evenings on request, all abilities trail, gift shop, picnic area, site ranger/tour guide available (pre booking required - £20 per hour), indoor and outdoor play areas. Group activities include birds of prey, cycle hire, crazy golf, environmental education, laser games, laser clay, archery and orienteering.

Disabled Facilities:

Designated disabled toilets and parking.

Loads to see and do key

Accepts Credit Cards Accepts Credit Cards
Baby Changing Facilities Baby Changing Facilities
Car Parking Car Parking
Children Welcome Children Welcome
Children's Play Area Children's Play Area
Coach Parking Coach Parking
Conference Facilities Conference Facilities
Cycle Hire Cycle Hire
Cycle Trails Cycle Trails
Disabled Parking Disabled Parking
Disabled Toilets Disabled Toilets
Dogs Allowed Dogs Allowed
Educational Activities Educational Activities
Fishing Fishing
Gift Shop Gift Shop
Information Centre Information Centre
Licenced Licenced
Licensed for Weddings Licensed for Weddings
Open All Year Open All Year
Picnic Area Picnic Area
Toilets Toilets
Walking Trails Walking Trails
Wheelchair Access Wheelchair Access

Woodland key

Bus Service Bus Service
Children's Play Area Children's Play Area
Disabled Access Disabled Access
Information Information
Parking Parking
Picnic Facilities Picnic Facilities
Refreshments Refreshments
Toilets on Site Toilets on Site
Walking Walking


Cycling information

Cycling trails as well as cycle hire, cafe, toilets, shower and other facilities on this site make it good for families.  Tarmac paths and grass.  Site on a slope - so some uphill cycling necessary.

Upcoming Events

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Wildlife Watch Family Activities
16 February 2016
14:00 to 16:00

Winter Survival - with SDDC Environmental Education Team, join the team for a guided walk to discover how plants and animasl survive the Winter. Wrap up warm and enjoy the fresh Winter air, meet at 2pm for a 2.15pm start.


Winter Wonderland Walk, at Rosliston Forestry Centre
20 February 2016
14:00 to 15:00

Enjoy a brisk walk around Rosliston Forestry Centre, and take in the beautiful scenery on display on a Winter's day. Afterwards, warm up with a hot chocolate in the Bull's Head pub in Rosliston village.

 

Meet at 1.45pm for 2pm start in Rosliston Forestry Centre 2 miles no stiles. £2.50 per person (includes hot chocolate)

Price £2.50

Tel. 01283 563483 Email tor@roslistonforestrycentre.co.uk Web: roslistonforestrycentre.co.uk

 


Ballroom and Sequence Dancing
02 March 2016
17:15 to 18:15

You are welcome to come along and have-a-go, with a partner or on your own, suitable for all abilities and taking place on every Wednesday in March, further information from Karen Cresswell.


Rosliston Astronomy Group
18 March 2016
From 19:30

Group of enthusiastic amateur astronomers. New members welcome. You do not need to own a telescope but please bring your telescope or binoculars with you if you have them. Wrap up well against cold to be ready to go outside to observe night sky after the meeting. Even if the sky is cloudy, each meeting contains a wide variety of material on all aspects of astronomy, observing, photographing and sketching the night sky.

Price £3 per adult (£1.50 under age of 16) for RAG members per meeting to help cover expenses (non-members can attend for up to three meetings before joining at same entrance fee). This charge includes a free cup of tea or coffee. The Forestry Centre also has a small charge for parking.

Time 7.30pm - 10.30pm with public observing afterwards if sky is clear.

Tel 07966 882157 Email andrew@thornett.net Web www.roslistonastronomy.org.uk


Easter Egg Hunt
28 March 2016
09:00 to 13:00

Have fun follow our quiz around the site and hunt for the clues. Everyone will receive an egg and the overall winner will receive a larger prize also!!


Out & Active Holiday Club
04 April 2016 to 08 April 2016
09:00 to 17:00

Fully supervised fun-packed days for the kids. Fantastic range of outdoor activities may include archery, laser games and bushcraft.

£20 per child per day.

Ages 8+.

Booking essential 01283 563483


Wildlife Watch Family Activities: Springwatch at Rosliston
05 April 2016
From 14:00

Come to the classroom between 2pm and 3pm. Explore the site looking for spring birds, beasts and flowers. Bring your camera to photograph what you find, then return to the classroom (by 3.30pm) for help with identification.

£2.50 per group/set of equipment borrowed.

Price £2.50 per group, Tel 01283 535039, Email rosliston@south-derbys.gov.uk Web www.south-derbys.gov.uk/environmentaleducation


Ballroom and Sequence Dancing
06 April 2016
17:15 to 18:15

You are welcome to come along and have-a-go, with a partner or on your own, suitable for all abilities and taking place on every Wednesday in April, further information from Karen Cresswell.


Walk & Warm
23 April 2016
13:00 to 14:00

Join us on a walk around Rosliston Forestry Centre, stopping off for a warming bowl of soup in the Bull's Head in Rosliston village.

Meet at 12.45pm for 1.00pm start in the foyer at Rosliston Forestry Centre.


Rosliston Astronomy Group
29 April 2016
From 19:30

Group of enthusiastic amateur astronomers. New members welcome. You do not need to own a telescope but please bring your telescope or binoculars with you if you have them. Wrap up well against cold to be ready to go outside to observe night sky after the meeting. Even if the sky is cloudy, each meeting contains a wide variety of material on all aspects of astronomy, observing, photographing and sketching the night sky.

Price £3 per adult (£1.50 under age of 16) for RAG members per meeting to help cover expenses (non-members can attend for up to three meetings before joining at same entrance fee). This charge includes a free cup of tea or coffee. The Forestry Centre also has a small charge for parking.

Time 7.30pm - 10.30pm with public observing afterwards if sky is clear.

Tel 07966 882157 Email andrew@thornett.net Web www.roslistonastronomy.org.uk




     

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Burton Road
Rosliston
Swadlincote
Derbyshire
DE12 8JX

01283 563483

01283 563494

http://www.roslistonforestrycentre.co.uk/

Rosliston Forestry Centre Map and Route

Access for all - Rosliston

Opening times

All year, daily

Admissions

Rosliston Forestry Centre:
Adult: Free

Car Park Charge Applies:
Adult:

Annual Parking Pass:
Adult:

Parking

Car and coach parking. Surfaced car park, six bays for disabled users adjacent to the visitor centre. Parking charges apply, but free for blue badge holders.

Buses

Midland Classic 22 Mon-Sat from Burton upon Trent to Swadlincote