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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
Restaurant/Café Restaurant/Café
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.


Rag Dolls - Jersey Boys in The Arena at Waterside
20 June 2015
19:30 to 23:00

Rag Dolls - Jersey Boys: Music at Waterside in the covered amphitheatre. Saturday 20th June 2015 Doors open at 7:30pm and performance at 8:00pm Tickets - £16.00 per person (£14.00 Members). In recent years, The Jersey Boys has been one of London's biggest stage musical hits and, for one night only, the Ragdolls will recreate the iconic sounds of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. This top class tribute act has enjoyed two sensational summer seasons in Blackpool and has earned a reputation for wowing their audiences. In the first part of the show, the Boys take you back to where it all began, recreating cover versions of 50's songs as the Four Seasons did, including hits such as, Still of the Night, Oh! Carol, Teenager in Love and Why Do Fools Fall in Love. With slick choreography and the recognizable falsetto, this really sets the scene for what is to follow. By the end of the first half, you will definitely be 'hanging on' to your seats and 'beggin' for more. The second half is truly party time, where all the famous hits come out - Can't Take My Eyes Off You, Ragdoll, Walk Like a Man, Sherry, Grease, and many more. The show, featuring four principal singers and a live band, reaches an electrifying climax with its roof blowing finale. As those famous red jackets come out, their medley of songs with good old 50's flare will have you dancing and singing in the aisles. Come and see the Jersey Boys in the covered amphitheatre at CONKERS! Book online www.visitconkers.com or call 01283 216633.


Father's Day Challenge at CONKERS
21 June 2015
10:00 to 18:00

Father's Day Challenge Sunday 21st June 2015. CONKERS Rangers are challenging dads to come and compete in our outdoors pursuit's Father's Day Challenge. We are inviting you dads to show your mettle on Sunday 21st June 2015. The challenge will be the FIRST EVER CONKERS Triathlon! Race 1- Go Kart race around Sarah's Wood; Race 2- Canoe Race up and down the canal basin; Race 3- Bike ride race back around Sarah's Wood to the finish line! This Triathlon tests: Strength, Agility, Balance and Stamina - and is definitely not for the faint hearted. This is all included in your entry fee. Just purchase a general admission ticket. The time slots will be 10:30am 12:00noon and 13:30pm with the winners announced at 3:00pm. You have the chance to win some excellent prizes and to get your winning name displayed at CONKERS until 2016 Father's Day Challenge. Come on take the challenge!


Kate Rusby in The Arena at Waterside
03 July 2015
19:30 to 23:00

Kate Rusby in The Arena at Waterside Friday 3rd July 2015. Doors open 7.30pm and performance starts at 8.00pm. The defining voice of contemporary English Folk music, Kate Rusby's exquisite interpretations of traditional songs and finely wrought self-penned tunes have won her an audience that reaches beyond the genre. Rusby's wondrous singing and her hugely engaging Yorkshire wit ensure that audiences will be treated to a truly remarkable and uplifting concert experience. Kate will be with her wonderfully talented and intuitive band. Live show in the covered amphitheatre with a licensed bar too. Book online www.visitconkers.com or call 01283 216633 £25 per ticket.


80s Revival in The Arena at Waterside
11 July 2015
19:30 to 23:00

80s Revival in The Arena at Waterside Saturday 11th July 2015. Doors open at 7.30pm and show starts at 8.00pm! 80s Mania is Europe's Official 1980s Reunion Tribute Concert currently touring the UK, taking all 80s music fans by storm. Performing over 35 smash hits you will see Duran Duran, The Human League, Kim Wilde, Culture Club, Wham, Nena, Toni Basil, Dead or Alive, Madness, Madonna, Spandau Ballet, Cyndi Lauper plus loads more pop legends authentically recreated by this 12 strong cast - live in concert! Come and see 25 of the decade's best selling stars complete with fantastic new romantic band, awesome dance troupe, amazing laser/light show and over 150 jaw dropping 80s fashion disasters! The show is performed in the covered amphitheatre with a licensed bar too! Book online www.visitconkers.com or call 01283 216633 £22.50 per ticket.


Rollin Stones + Abbey Road Experience in The Arena
18 July 2015
19:30 to 23:00

Rollin Stones + Abbey Road Experience in The Arena at Waterside Saturday 18th July. Doors Open 6:00pm show starts at 6:45pm. Wings over Abbey Road - the music of the Beatles and Wings, performed by the Abbey Road Experience. Although released before 'Let it be'. 'Abbey Road' was the the Beatles final album - The biggest band in history at the very height of their success. The Rolling Stones, performed by No1 tribute act - the Rollin Stones. Ladies and gentlemen take your seats and please welcome the greatest rock n roll tribute band in the world! The show will be performed in the covered amphitheatre and there's a licensed bar too!

Book online www.visitconkers.com or call 01283 216633 £23.50 per ticket.


Bring Back the Bucks in The Arena at Waterside
25 July 2015
19:30 to 23:00

Bring Back the Bucks in The Arena at Waterside An amazing night in the covered Waterside Amphitheatre on Saturday 25th July 2015!!

Doors open 7:30pm, performance at 8:00pm.

More than thirty years after they stormed charts across the globe with a string of hits Cheryl, Mike and Jay are once again set to tour the world with a 70-date World Tour to remind everyone that there is more to Cheryl, Mike and Jay - Formerly of Bucks Fizz than Making Your Mind Up! The band's original line-up was classic Eurovison, two boys, two girls - a formula established by ABBA, to whom Bucks Fizz were inevitably compared. Having performed together since 2009 when "girl next door" Cheryl Baker and "cheeky pin-up boy" Mike Nolan reunited with "The Raunchy One", Jay Aston, the trio are being joined for their "Paradise Regained Tour" by a fourth vocalist - coincidentally called Bobby. The fourth member of 1981's Eurovision winning line-up was Bobby G. Cheryl says "Having performed several gigs with our friend Stephen Fox, Mike, Jay and I realised that people expect to see four on stage when they see Fizz, so we are delighted to introduce Bobby McVay as our guest singer for the tour". She explains that Bobby and Fizz go back a long way. He was one third of 1983's UK entry to Eurovision, Sweet Dreams. Originally put together as the perfect winning act, Bucks Fizz went far beyond their original Eurovision remit and as one of the biggest selling bands of the 80's, became a global phenomenon. Making Your Mind Up became a number One hit across the world countries selling more than four million copies... The legendary skirt-ripping routine propelled them to overnight success, charting at No.1 in many countries beyond the UK with countries like Japan, New Zealand, South Africa and Australia falling to Bucks Fizz's charms. "Paradise Regained" will be their most comprehensive tour since the 80's, with more than 40 dates in the UK, Ireland, Europe and beyond... including Australia, where in spite of not being part of Eurovision territory, Bucks Fizz had a massive following. It will be the first time the band have performed there since 1986.

£24.50 per ticket Book online www.visitconkers.com or call 01283 216633


The Magic of Motown in The Arena at Waterside
08 August 2015
19:30 to 23:00

THE MAGIC OF MOTOWN in The Arena at Waterside The REACH OUT 50 Years of Motown Tour Saturday 8th August

Doors open 7.30pm show starts at 8pm.

Britain's biggest Motown spectacular returns with an all-new, all-star show celebrating 50 years of the label's legendary artists in the UK.  Featuring more chart toppers than ever before, starring the music of the Four Tops, Supremes, Temptations, Jackson 5, Isley Brothers, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Diana Ross, Lionel Richie and more, the show marks the official arrival of Motown style, sophistication and musical brilliance to these shores. In 1965 the Tamla Motown Revue saw the Supremes, Temptations, Miracles, Stevie Wonder and Martha Reeves famously touch down in Britain for a 42-show nationwide tour. This, coupled with an accompanying appearance on TV's Ready, Steady, Go! established Motown in the UK.  The legend of the great record label lives on, live on stage: five-star performances revive more than 36 back-to-back massive Motown classics with all the dazzling dance moves, glittering costume changes and superb musicianship synonymous with the label. Book now, and reach out for the magic of Motown. www.easytheatres.com

Book online www.visitconkers.com or call 01283 216633 £22 per ticket


ACDC + Thin Lizzy in The Arena at Waterside
12 September 2015
From 18:00

ACDC + Thin Lizzy in The Arena at Waterside Saturday 12th September. Doors Open at 6:00pm, starts at 6:45pm.

Live wire are a tribute to rocks greatest band ACDC, complete with the trademark cannons, a wall of marshalls and tow hours of high voltage rock and roll. Live wire 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. One of the very best bands to have played at the Pokey Hole, the much acclaimed Limehouse Lizzy are officially one of the hardest working bands in the UK. Renowned for an action packed pyrothechnic fuelled explosion of a show.The show will be performed in the covered amphitheatre. There's a licensed bar too!

Book online www.visitconkers.com or call 01283 216633 £23.50 per ticket


Bavarian Night Saturday 3rd October 2015 at CONKER
03 October 2015
From 19:30

Bavarian Night Saturday 3rd October 2015 Saturday 3rd October. Doors open 7.30pm show starts at 8pm. ADULTS ONLY Karl's Bavarian Brass are one of the most entertaining and exciting Bavarian Oompah bands in the UK, recreating the atmosphere of the Oktoberfest at it's best! They are an enthusiastic four-piece band that recreates the thigh-slapping magic and energy of the Hoffbrauhaus!

Book online www.visitconkers.com or call 01283 216633 £16.95 per ticket


CONKERS Creepy Halloween
29 October 2015 to 31 October 2015
From 18:30

CONKERS Creepy Halloween Select one or more dates: 29th , 30th, 31st October. Doors open at 6:30pm.

All your worst nightmares are set to become reality this Halloween at CONKERS Annual Ghostly encounter at our Waterside Centre. Are you prepared to come along and follow their footsteps into the haunted woods? With all the ghostly ghouls, witches and trolls; will you make it out alive? For the fainter of heart, you can take the easier walk with our younger guests - you may still be scared but spared for another day! All are welcome to the Ugly Bugs Disco and we will be holding a fancy dress competition with creepy prizes for the winners (Ages 0-3, 4-6, 7-10, 10 +, Adults). Be entertained by our fantastic colleagues Flip and Dippy with their unique Halloween show in our covered Amphitheatre. Watch a spooky movie in our Gallery!

Book online www.visitconkers.com or call 01283 216633 £25.00 Family (2 adults and 2 children) £7.25 Adult £6.25 Child


Fireworks Night Saturday at CONKERS
07 November 2015
From 17:30

Fireworks Night Saturday Saturday 7th November. Doors Open at 5:30pm. For simply the best firework display in the area, join us for our annual event. Doors open at 5:30pm, Fairground amusements, Face Painting, Balloon Modelling, Glo Lights, Sparklers, Live DJ, Fully Licenced Bar, Food Venues. Firework Display at 7:30pm

Book online www.visitconkers.com or call 01283 216633 £18 family (2 adults and 2 children) £6 Adult £4 Child




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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: £33 (2adults & 2children)

Parking

Free car and coach parking.

Buses

Arriva Midlands North 23 and 27.

Trains

Nearest stations: Burton-on-Trent and Tamworth