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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.

Online booking and Annual 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
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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Half Term Fun at Conkers
13 February 2016 to 21 February 2016

February Half Term Saturday 13th to Sunday 21st February

Saturday 13th – Pirate Pat Pirate Pat will entertain us with his Sea Shanty’s and magical tricks 11:00am – 4:00pm – Discovery Hall

Sunday 14th - Steve the Juggler will perform his juggling show from 11:30 – 2:00pm in the Discovery hall

Monday 15th – Pirate Pat Pirate Pat will entertain us with his Sea Shanty’s and magical tricks 11:00am – 4:00pm

Tuesday 16th – Dippy the Clown - why not come and see Dippy the Clown show at 11:30, 1:30 and 3:30 in our Discovery Centre.

Wednesday 17th – Sublime Science- come and see a dry ice spectacular show in our discovery centre from 11:30am and 2:30pm

Thursday 18th - Flip the Clown - why not come and see Flips clown show at 11:30, 1:30 and 3:30 in our Discovery Centre.

Friday 19th – Sublime Science- come and see a dry ice spectacular show in our discovery centre from 11:30am and 2:30pm

Saturday 20th – Pirate Pat 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

Mondays – Sensory Art; Tuesdays – Bushcraft; Wednesdays – Outdoor Adventure; Thursdays – Construction Derby; Fridays – Sensory Art; Saturdays – Outdoor Adventure; Sundays – Bushcraft Craft at Waterside Everyday from 11:00am – 4:00pm

Find out more about CONKERS here:

Outdoor Pursuits Weekend at Conkers
26 March 2016 to 27 March 2016
10:30 to 15:30

Outdoor Pursuits at Conkers British Summer time weekend – Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th March 2016 Additional £5.00 per activity or 4 activities for £16.00.

This British Summertime weekend we are hosting an exciting weekend full of activities. This experience outdoor pursuit’s weekend will consist of combining watersports with forest ranger activities for all the family to enjoy.

All these are pre-bookable only however there may be some spaces available on the day dependant on demand – to take part in these sessions please call us on 01283 216633. Don't forget you must have purchased a general admission ticket.

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.

Water Zorbing – Come and try out our new Water Zorbs on the canal basin – see if you can reach the end.

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.

Remember to purchase your admission ticket and then call 01283 216633 to book and pay for your activities! Timeslots 10:30am – 11:15am 11:30am – 12:15pm 12:30pm – 1:15pm 1:30pm – 2:15pm 2:30pm – 3:15pm 3:30pm – 4:15pm

Find out more about CONKERS here:

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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


Conkers general admission:


Free car and coach parking.


Arriva Midlands North 23 and 27.


Nearest stations: Burton-on-Trent and Tamworth