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.
01 January 2000 to 09 August 2015
10:00 to 11:00
Come along and join the Forestry Commission for a walk around Rosliston Forestry Centre whilst learning about the wide variety of trees on site. Meet at 9.45am for a 10am start in the foyer. 2 miles, no stiles. Price: £1 per person Phone: 01283 563483 Web: www.roslistonforestrycentre.co.uk
04 July 2015
14:00 to 15:00
Join our local enthusiast Peter Brewster on a butterfly safari around the site. Meet at 1.45pm for a 2pm start in the foyer. 2 miles, no stiles. Led by Get Active in the Forest. Price: £1 Phone: 01283 563483 Web: www.roslistonforestrycentre.co.uk
22 July 2015
10:00 to 11:00
Come along and join the Forestry Commission for a walk around Rosliston Forestry Centre whilst learning about the wide variety of tree's on site. Meet at 9.45am for 10am start in the main foyer. 2 miles, no stiles. Price: £1 per person Phone: 01283 563483 Web: www.roslistonforestrycentre.co.uk
Trimcraft - Sue Burrows
25 July 2015
09:30 to 13:00
Guest designer Sue Burrows from Trimcraft, a 3 project workshop using paper craft and card making with Kraftiz at Rosliston Forestry Centre. Price: £15 Phone: 01283 480272 / 07971 268943 Web: www.kraftiz.co.uk Email: email@example.com
26 July 2015
An outdoor show packed with fun, humour and a heart-warming message, Heartbreak Productions' adaptation of David Walliams fantastic story of Mr Stink is suitable for the whole family to enjoy. Doors open 3pm (come early and bring a picnic), Performance commences 4pm. Tickets available from Swadlincote TIC and Rosliston Forestry Centre. Price: £8.00, Phone: 01283 563483 (Rosliston Forestry Centre), 01283 222848 (Swadlincote TIC), Web: www.roslistonforestrycentre.co.uk
Teddy Bear Picnic Ride
12 August 2015
10:00 to 12:00
The Teddy Bear Picnic Ride is back! Bring your bike and ride the Teddy Trail which follows Bertie the Bear's adventures at Rosliston or simply come along and enjoy a range of special stalls and activities on site. Don't forget to pack a picnic and bring your bear! Pre-booking essential. Price: Please contact for furtehr details, Phone: 01283 563483, Web: www.roslistonforestrycentre.co.uk
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.
Midland Classic 22 Mon-Sat from Burton upon Trent to Swadlincote