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CONKERS, Adventures in the forest.

CONKERS, the award winning attraction at The Heart of the National Forest, a unique mix of indoor and outdoor experiences to keep you and your family engaged for hours.

At the Discovery Centre there are four discovery zones designed for children and adults of all ages, over 100 interactive exhibits, the Enchanted Forest Adventure Play areawith scary troll, bats and spiders, the interactive forest floor and thesimulated Tree Top Walk – a moving bridge through the skies.CONKERS also runs a number of activity programmes during the school holidays.

Enjoy the great outdoors and explore over 120 acres of the picturesque grounds at CONKERS including maturing woodland, lakes and gardens. There are 23 different outdoor activities including the 450 metre barefoot walk. Visitors can walk along sculpture trails or through a wonderful wildflower glade, try out the challenging eighteen stage assault course (for visitors aged 13 and over), climb to the top of the viewing platform for a treetop panorama or play in our tremendous ‘Playdale’ adventure playground. Jump on the train and take a ride between the Discovery and Waterside Centres. A great place for all the family!

There’s a fun packed programme of events from Santa’s Winter Wonderland through to live music in the coveredamphitheatreand Halloween and Firework Nights!

New activities planned for 2014.

CONKERS offers a great day out at excellent value!

Education programmes linked to the National Curriculum - Learning Outside of the Classroom accredited.

Online booking andAnnual Membership Passes are available.

Free car parking.

Description of Facilities

On site toilets, restaurant/cafe (seating 120), licensed, conference/function facilities, all abilities trail, gift shop, picnic area, site ranger/tour guide available (pre booking required), interactive exhibits, assault course, bike hire, events, lakeside walks, train ride, adventure play area. Group activities include ranger programmes, tours, team building, orienteering and ice-breaker sessions.

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
Disabled Parking Disabled Parking
Disabled Toilets Disabled Toilets
Educational Activities Educational Activities
Gift Shop Gift Shop
Licenced Licenced
Open All Year Open All Year
Picnic Area Picnic Area
Restaurant/Café Restaurant/Café
Toilets Toilets
Walking Trails Walking Trails
Welcome Host Award Welcome Host Award
Wheelchair Access Wheelchair Access

Woodland key

Bus Service Bus Service
Children's Play Area Children's Play Area
Disabled Access Disabled Access
Information Information
Mapped for Orienteering Mapped for Orienteering
Parking Parking
Picnic Facilities Picnic Facilities
Refreshments Refreshments
Surfaced Paths Surfaced Paths
Toilets on Site Toilets on Site
Walking Walking

Upcoming Events

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'Reach Out' The Magic of Motown
30 August 2014
19:30 to 23:00

The all new, all star 2014 'Reach Out' Tour.... celebrating 50 years of UK No1 Hit Singles! Featuring more chart toppers than ever before, music of the FOUR TOPS, SUPREMES, TEMPTATIONS, JACKSON 5 and lots lots more!!! All held at our Conkers Waterside Amphitheatre.

Tickets £22 per person but if you book before the 30th May you will get the special offer of £20 per person. To book please call 01283 216633 ext 0 or visit

06 September 2014
19:30 to 23:00

Enjoy and partake in some of the greatest hits of all time from 'It's a Kind of magic' to 'We will rock you' This high octane show will leave you rocking in the isles from the off!!

Adults £12 Child £7.50 Family (2+2) £26.00 For tickets call 01283 216633 ext 0 or visit

AC/DC and Thin Lizzy Tributes
13 September 2014
18:00 to 23:00

Doors Open: 6:00pm, show starts at 6:45pm

Live Wire are a unique six man tribute to rock's greatest band AC/DC, complete with trademark cannons, a wall of Marshalls and two hours of High Voltage Rock and Roll. And in this, AC/DC's fortieth year, the band cover both eras as always with both 'Jon' Bon Scott and 'Pete' Brian Johnson present to take you on the Rock and Roll train for a night to remember. The rhythm section keep it all meticulously together giving Ashgus the freedom to mesmerise the audience with his sublime playing and infinite energy with his portrayal of the livewire Angus Young.

Price: £22.50 Per Person - book online or please call 01283 216633.

Oktoberfest- Bavarian Night
11 October 2014
19:30 to 23:00

ADULTS ONLY! Karl's Bavarian Brass Band are one of the most entertaining and exciting Bavarian Oompah bands in the UK, recreating the atmosphere of the Oktoberfest at it's best!

Tickets £16.95 All tickets include a Hot Supper For tickets please call 01283 216633 ext 0 or visit


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Rawdon Road
DE12 6GA

01283 216633


Opening times

Conkers, Summer, 10am - 6pm
Conkers, Winter, 10am - 5pm
Conkers, 25 & 26 December, Closed


Family: £29.95 (2adults & 2children)


Free car and coach parking.


Arriva Midlands North 23 and 27.


Nearest stations: Burton-on-Trent and Tamworth