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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 area with scary troll, bats and spiders, the interactive forest floor and the simulated 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 covered amphitheatre and Halloween and Firework Nights!

New for 2015

The amazing new High and Low Ropes Adventure is opening in the first week of July – please note this is not included within your general admission price.

CONKERS offers a great day out at excellent value!

Education programmes linked to the National Curriculum - Learning Outside of the Classroom accredited. http://www.visitconkers.com/education/

Online booking and Annual Membership Passes are available. http://visitconkers.com

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
Toilets Toilets
VAQAS VAQAS
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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Bushcraft and orienteering day
14 March 2015
10:00 to 15:30

CONKERS Saturday 14th March - Bear Grylls or Ray Mears, you can aspire to be either of them with this action packed weekend. You can learn how to survive and live in the wilderness with our Bushcraft Survival Skills and Orienteering Activities. Limited spaces available. Book online www.visitconkers.com. It's all included in your admission price. Lasts for approximately 2 hours. Must be over 8 years old. Once you have booked your activity please call CONKERS on 01283 216633 to book a specific timeslot. Timeslots: 10:30am 11:30am 12:30pm 1:30pm 2:30pm 3:30pm


British Summer Time Weekend
28 March 2015 to 29 March 2015
10:00 to 18:00

Saturday 28th March - Sunday 29th March Let's start the summer with a BANG - Come and join CONKERS and Pirate Pat with his shows. We are also hosting an exciting weekend full of activities. This outdoor pursuits weekend will combine watersports with Forest Ranger activities for all the family to enjoy. This will all be included in your daily admission rate - book online now!

All these are pre-bookable only however there are only limited spaces available on the day. Once you have booked your ticket online please call us on 01283 216633 to select the activity session you want to take part in! Kata canoeing - a fun based activity where you have to manoeuvre a twin canoe whilst working in harmony with your family and friends. Minimum age 8+ Maximum 6 people per Kata canoe. All buoyancy aids and safety equipment supplied.

Archery - Are you the new Robin Hood? Professional tuition to learn how to use these fantastic re-curve bows. Minimum age 8+, full tuition given

Go Karting - you and your family pedal round the course in a relay competing against the others until you cross the finish line, suitable for adults and children

Mountain Bike Trails - Follow the leader on a trail of excitement around the beautiful scenery of the national forest. Not a challenging ride however you must be able to ride a cycle. Helmets supplied.

On both Saturday and Sunday we will also be hosting sensory art classes with our ranger team - this will be running all day along with our summertime craft activity. Sessions 10:30am - 11:15am, 11:30am - 12:15pm, 12:30pm - 1:15pm, 1:30pm - 2:15pm, 2:30pm - 3:15pm and 3:30pm - 4:15pm Just purchase your usual daily admission online www.visitconkers.com


Easter Holidays Fun
28 March 2015 to 19 April 2015
10:00 to 18:00

Saturday 28th March - Sunday 19th April. A great day out with the kids!! Entertainment in the covered Amphitheatre. Monday 30th March Wizards Whirlwind Show - come and see some magic tricks in our Amphitheatre 12:00pm, 1:30pm and 3:00pm; Tuesday 31st Dippy the Clown - why not come and see Dippy the Clown show at 11:30am, 1:30pm and 3:30pm in our Amphitheatre; Wednesday 1st April Clip Clop Pony rides - come and ride along from 12:00 noon - 4:00pm at our Discovery Centre Thursday 2nd - Flip the Clown - why not come and see Flips Clown show at 11:30am, 1:30pm and 3:30pm in our Amphitheatre; Bank Holiday Friday 3rd - Trevor Hills Animal Encounter - Trevor Hill will be with us again with his animal show, come and see the different animals he has with him! From 12:00 noon - 4:00pm; Saturday 4th Pirate Pat Direct from his tour of Cyprus, Pirate Pat will entertain us with his Sea Shanty's and magical tricks 11:00am - 4:00pm; Sunday 5th - Pirate Pat Direct from his tour of Cyprus, Pirate Pat will entertain us with his Sea Shanty's and magical tricks 11:00am - 4:00pm; Bank Holiday Monday 6th Dippy the Clown - why not come and see Dippy the Clown show at 11:30am, 1:30pm and 3:30pm in our Amphitheatre; Tuesday 7th Wizards Whirlwind Show- come and see some magic tricks in our Amphitheatre from 12:00 noon, 1:30pm, 3:00pm; Wednesday 8th Clip Clop Ponie rides - come and ride along from 12:00 noon - 4:00pm at our Discovery Centre Thursday 9th - Flip the Clown - why not come and see Flips clown show at 11:30am, 1:30pm and 3:30pm in our Amphitheatre; Friday 10th - Trevor Hills Animal Encounter - Trevor Hill will be with us again with his animal show, come and see the different animals he has with him! From 12:00 noon - 4:00pm; Saturday 11th Pirate Pat Direct from his tour of Cyprus Pirate, Pat will entertain us with his Sea Shanty's and magical tricks 11:00am - 4:00pm; Sunday 12th - Pirate Pat Direct from his tour of Cyprus, Pirate Pat will entertain us with his Sea Shanty's and magical tricks 11:00am - 4:00pm; Monday 13th - Dippy the Clown - why not come and see Dippy the Clown show at 11:30am, 1:30pm and 3:30pm in our Amphitheatre; Tuesday 14th - Pirate Pat Direct from his tour of Cyprus, Pirate Pat will entertain us with his Sea Shanty's and magical tricks 11:00am - 4:00pm; Wednesday 15th - Wizards Whirlwind Show- come and see some magic tricks in our Amphitheatre from 12:00 noon, 1:30pm, 3:00pm; Ranger Activities every day @ 10:30am, 12:00 noon, 1:30pm, 3:00pm; Monday - Sensory Art; Tuesday - Bushcraft; Wednesday - Outdoor Adventure; Thursday - Construction Derby; NEW FOR 2015 Friday - Sensory Art; Saturday - Outdoor Adventure; Sunday- Bushcraft; Craft Activities every day! 11:00am - 4:00pm; Saturday 28th March - Sunday 5th April - Fluffy Easter Chick Crafts; Monday 6th April - Sunday 12th April - Bouncy Easter Bunny Crafts; Monday 13th April - Sunday 19th April - Surprise Easter Egg Challenge 11:00am - 4:00pm (Discovery) Extra £1 Charge Applies; Story Time @ 1:00pm Don't forget it's all included within your general admission ticket (apart from one activity the Easter Egg Challenge - that's an extra pound)!! Book your ticket online - www.visitconkers.com


Easter Adventures at CONKERS
28 March 2015 to 19 April 2015
10:00 to 18:00

Easter Holidays at CONKERS Saturday 28th March - Sunday 19th April - A great day out with the kids!! Entertainment in the covered Amphitheatre. Monday 30th March - Wizards Whirlwind Show - come and see some magic tricks in our Amphitheatre 12:00pm, 1:30pm and 3:00pm; Tuesday 31st - Dippy the Clown - why not come and see Dippy the Clown show at 11:30am, 1:30pm and 3:30pm in our Amphitheatre; Wednesday 1st April - Clip Clop Ponie rides - come and ride along from 12:00 noon - 4:00pm at our Discovery Centre; Thursday 2nd - Flip the Clown - why not come and see Flips Clown show at 11:30am, 1:30pm and 3:30pm in our Amphitheatre; Bank Holiday Friday 3rd - Trevor Hills Animal Encounter - Trevor Hill will be with us again with his animal show, come and see what different animals he has with him! From 12:00 noon - 4:00pm; Saturday 4th - Pirate Pat Direct from his tour of Cyprus. Pirate Pat will entertain us with his Sea Shanty's and magical tricks 11:00am - 4:00pm; Sunday 5th - Pirate Pat Direct from his tour of Cyprus. Pirate Pat will entertain us with his Sea Shanty's and magical tricks 11:00am - 4:00pm; Bank Holiday Monday 6th - Dippy the Clown - why not come and see Dippy the Clown show at 11:30am, 1:30pm and 3:30pm in our Amphitheatre; Tuesday 7th - Wizards Whirlwind Show- come and see some magic tricks in our Amphitheatre from 12:00 noon, 1:30pm, 3:00pm; Wednesday 8th - Clip Clop Ponie rides - come and ride along from 12:00 noon - 4:00pm at our Discovery Centre; Thursday 9th - Flip the Clown - why not come and see Flips clown show at 11:30am, 1:30pm and 3:30pm in our Amphitheatre; Friday 10th - Trevor Hills Animal Encounter - Trevor Hill will be with us again with his animal show, come and see what different animals he has with him! From 12:00 noon - 4:00pm; Saturday 11th - Pirate Pat Direct from his tour of Cyprus. Pirate Pat will entertain us with his Sea Shanty's and magical tricks 11:00am - 4:00pm; Sunday 12th - Pirate Pat Direct from his tour of Cyprus. Pirate Pat will entertain us with his Sea Shanty's and magical tricks 11:00am - 4:00pm; Monday 13th - Dippy the Clown - why not come and see Dippy the Clown's show at 11:30am, 1:30pm and 3:30pm in our Amphitheatre; Tuesday 14th - Pirate Pat Direct from his tour of Cyprus. Pirate Pat will entertain us with his Sea Shanty's and magical tricks 11:00am - 4:00pm; Wednesday 15th - Wizards Whirlwind Show- come and see some magic tricks in our Amphitheatre from 12:00 noon, 1:30pm, 3:00pm; Ranger Activities - every day! @ 10:30am, 12:00 noon, 1:30pm, 3:00pm; Monday - Sensory Art; Tuesday - Bushcraft; Wednesday - Outdoor Adventure; Thursday - Construction Derby; NEW FOR 2015; Friday - Sensory Art; Saturday - Outdoor Adventure; Sunday- Bushcraft Craft; Activities - every day!@ 11:00am - 4:00pm; Saturday 28th - Sunday 5th April - Fluffy Easter Chick Crafts; Monday 6th April - Sunday 12th April - Bouncy Easter Bunny Crafts; Monday 13th April - Sunday 19th April - Surprise Easter Egg Challenge 11:00pm - 4:00pm (Discovery Centre)- Extra £1 Charge Applies; Story Time @ 1:00pm Don't forget it's all included within you general admission ticket (apart from one activity - the Easter Egg Challenge - that's an extra Pound)!! Book your ticket online. www.visitconkers.com


May Day Bank Holiday Weekend
02 May 2015 to 04 May 2015
10:00 to 18:00

Saturday 2nd - Monday 4th May. On Monday 4th May, come and see Flip the Clown in our covered amphitheatre perform his circus skills - 11:30am to 4:00pm. From Saturday 2nd - Monday 4th May come and take part in our Ranger Craft Activity from 11:00am - 4:00pm where you can make king and queen masks. Pond dipping will also be available with our Ranger team at 10:30am, 12:00 noon, 1:30pm, and 3:00pm. Don't forget it's all included within your admission price and you can book online - www.visitconkers.com


Whit Half Term Week
23 May 2015 to 31 May 2015
10:00 to 18:00

Saturday 23rd May - Sunday 31st May. Entertainment in the covered amphitheatre Sunday 24th - Pirate Pat Direct from his tour of Cyprus, Pirate Pat will entertain us with his Sea Shanty's and magical tricks 11:00am - 4:00pm; Monday 25th - Pirate Pat Direct from his tour of Cyprus, Pirate Pat will entertain us with his Sea Shanty's and magical tricks 11:00am - 4:00pm PLUS CLIP CLOP Ponies will be at Discovery; Tuesday 26th - Dippy the Clown - why not come and see Dippy the Clown show at 11:30am, 1:30pm and 3:30pm in our Amphitheatre; Wednesday 27th - Wizards Whirlwind Show - come and see some magic tricks in our Amphitheatre from 12:00 noon, 1:30pm, 3:00pm; Thursday 28th - Flip the Clown - why not come and see Flips' clown show at 11:30am, 1:30pm and 3:30pm in our amphitheatre; Friday 29th - Trevor Hills Falconry Show - Trevor Hill will be with us again with his Bird show. From 12:00 noon - 4:00pm; Saturday 30th - Ranger Crafts; Sunday 31st - Pirate Pat Direct from his tour of Cyprus, Pirate Pat will entertain us with his Sea Shanty's and magical tricks 11:00am - 4:00pm, Ranger Activities at 10:30am, 12:00 noon, 1:30pm and 3:00pm; Monday - Sensory Art; Tuesday - Bushcraft; Wednesday - Outdoor Adventure; Thursday - Pond Dipping; Friday - Sensory Art; Saturday - Outdoor Adventure; Sunday - Bushcraft Craft Activity 11:00am - 4:00pm; Owl Week - Come and design your own owl. It's all included within your admission price. Book online today! www.visitconkers.com


Whit Half Term Week at CONKERS
23 May 2015 to 31 May 2015
10:00 to 18:00

Whit Week Half Term Sat 23rd to Sun 31st May

Saturday 23rd May - Sunday 31st May Entertainment in the covered amphitheatre

Sunday 24th - Pirate Pat Direct from his tour of Cyprus Pirate Pat will entertain us with his Sea Shantys and magical tricks 11:00am - 4:00pm

Monday 25th - Pirate Pat Direct from his tour of Cyprus Pirate Pat will entertain us with his Sea Shantys and magical tricks 11:00am - 4:00pm PLUS CLIP CLOP Ponies will be at discovery

Tuesday 26th - Dippy the Clown - why not come and see Dippy the Clown show at 11:30am, 1:30pm and 3:30pm in our Amphitheatre.

Wednesday 27th - Wizards Whirlwind Show - come and see some magic tricks in our Amphitheatre from 12:00 noon, 1:30, 3:00pm

Thursday 28th - Flip the Clown - why not come and see Flips's clown show at 11:30am, 1:30pm and 3:30pm in our amphitheatre

Friday 29th - Trevor Hills Falconry Show - Trevor Hill will be with us again with his Bird show. From 12:00 noon - 4:00pm

Saturday 30th - Ranger Crafts

Sunday 31st - Pirate Pat Direct from his tour of Cyprus Pirate Pat will entertain us with his Sea Shantys and magical tricks 11:00am - 4:00pm

Ranger Activities at 10:30am, 12:00 noon, 1:30pm and 3:00pm

Monday - Sensory Art Tuesday - Bushcraft Wednesday - Outdoor Adventure Thursday - Pond Dipping Friday - Sensory Art Saturday - Outdoor Adventure Sunday - Bushcraft Craft Activity 11:00am - 4:00pm Owl Week - Come and design your own owl. It's all included within your admission price.

Book online today! www.visitconkers.com


BON JOVI UK Tribute
23 May 2015
19:30 to 23:00

Saturday 23rd May. Doors open 7.30pm show starts at 8.00pm. BON JOVI UK was formed around four years ago and have since become one of the top tribute bands in the UK, playing clubs, theatres & festivals all over the country. Front-man Nige has got the look, the voice and the energy of Jon Bon Jovi. Guitarist Bob has been called Richie Samboras' twin as he backs Nige up with all the vocal harmonies and blistering guitar licks of the original Richie. Drummer Rich also captures the look and style of Tico Torres and is hugely popular with the girls!! Ben provides David Bryan's combination of classical and rock keyboards along with vocal harmonies while Will drives the bass as Hugh MCDonald. The band cover all the major hits from Runaway to Have a nice day and more, in an electrifying, totally live show that will leave you thinking you've seen the real thing! Not to be missed!!www.bonjoviuk.com The live show is performed in the covered ampitheatre. Book online £30 family (2 adult and 2 children) £12.50 adult, £7.50 child. Member prices - please call 01283 216633 to book and receive the Members discount below. £26 Member family (2 adult and 2 children) £10.50 adult, £6.50 child. Book online www.visitconkers.com


The ELO Experience
30 May 2015
18:00 to 23:00

Saturday 30th May. Doors open 6:00pm, Show 7:00pm The ELO Experience is a superlative musical outfit featuring performers who clearly admire the music of Jeff Lynne and the Electric Light Orchestra. This is classy stuffy: Pitch perfect and faithful to the spirit of the original band, Andy Louis and his fellow musicians, take us on a rollercoaster ride of musical nostalgia that embraces all of ELO's finest recordings. All the old favourites will be here, performed with revereence, accuracy and showmanship - if you love music this show is a must! The show is performed in the covered amphitheatre and there's a licensed bar too! Book online - www.visitconkers.com £23.50 per ticket


ABBA Tribute
13 June 2015
19:30 to 23:00

Saturday 13th June. Doors open 7.30pm show starts at 8.00pm. ABBA REUNION is the World Class leading tribute show. Following a four month run in London's West End, and after a successful four year European tour selling out theatres, stadiums and concert halls, this award winning, critically acclaimed Abba Tribute performer, producer, choreographer and director together with The Reunion Group, created ABBA REUNION. Now in its 10th year, the show has become internationally recognized as one of the top world-class authentic ABBA experiences, not to be missed! This will be performed in the covered amphitheatre and there's a licensed bar too! Book online www.visitconkers.com or call 01283 216633 - £22.50 per ticket.




     

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Rawdon Road
Moira
Derbyshire
DE12 6GA

01283 216633

http://www.visitconkers.com

Conkers

Opening times

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

Admissions

Conkers general admission:
Family:

Parking

Free car and coach parking.

Buses

Arriva Midlands North 23 and 27.

Trains

Nearest stations: Burton-on-Trent and Tamworth