CONKERS at The National Forest

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Travelling to Derby and looking for a unique mix of indoor and outdoor experiences for the family? Then CONKERS is the place to have a fun time with your family.  The award-winning attraction is situated in The Heart of The National Forest and has a number of indoor and outdoor zones to keep you engaged – whatever the weather.

Indoor activities include four discovery zones including the Enchanted Forest Adventure Play area, a simulated Tree Top Walk with a moving bridge and a journey through the skies to the caves beyond. While outdoors gives you a chance to relax away from the city with 120 acres of woodland, gardens, and lakes with the new Conkerchoo II train linking the Discovery and Waterside Centres.

If you are an adventure enthusiast, you can experience the 450 metres Barefoot Walk or take the challenge to complete the 18-stage assault course. Climb to the top of the sky viewing tower for a treetop panorama or play in the Playdale adventure playground. Now you can also enjoy an exciting 4D cinema experience – opening soon during Easter.

CONKERS also runs several activity programmes during the school holidays. You can also experience the new Aerial Adventure with high and low ropes, climbing wall, 110-metre zip wire and powerfan descender by paying additional charges.

Don’t miss the fun-packed programme of events from Santa’s Winter Wonderland through to live music in the covered amphitheatre and Halloween and Firework Nights! Check out their What’s on section here:

Location: Rawdon Road nr Swadlincote South Derbyshire DE12 6GA

Opening times
Winter: 10am – 5pm
Summer: 10am – 6pm
25 & 26 December CLOSED

CONKERS is just a 36-minute drive away from The Stuart Hotel. Become a member and explore Derby with us! Gold Members get exclusive discounts on local attractions, restaurants, bars, and much more. Write to us at for more details.

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