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.
Designated disabled toilets and parking.
Loads to see and do key
Accepts Credit Cards
Baby Changing Facilities
Children's Play Area
Licensed for Weddings
Open All Year
Children's Play Area
Toilets on Site
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.
Wildlife Watch: Preparing for Spring
31 March 2015
14:00 to 15:30
Family Activities. Drop In session. Come to the classroom any time and start between 2.00pm and 3.30pm. Make an origami pot. Sow some seeds which will grow into beautiful wild flowers to help bees, butterflies and birds. Tel: 01283 535039; Email: email@example.com; Web: www.southderbys.gov.uk/environmentaleducation; Price: £2.50 per child.
Wildlife Watch: Picture Trail
07 April 2015
14:00 to 15:00
Family Activities. Come to the classroom any time between 2pm and 3pm to collect your copy of the picture trail challenge. Explore the site to find where these pictures have been taken and what they are. Tel: 01283 535039; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web: www.southderbys.gov.uk/environmentaleducation; Price: £2.50 per group/set of resources used.
Rosliston Astronomy Group
24 April 2015
Talk on the night sky at night, recent advances in astronomy, and observing and photographing the night sky. We also offer public observing sessions. Tel: 07966 882157 Email: email@example.com Web: www.astronomy.network Price: £3 for adults, £1.50 for children under 16.
Rosliston Forestry Centre Map and Route
Access for all - Rosliston
All year, daily
Rosliston Forestry Centre:
Car Park Charge Applies:
Annual Parking Pass:
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.
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