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image for Park item typeDiscovery Centre at Conkers

  • VistEngland VAQAS
  • Stay Play Explore
  • Self-assessed Accessibility Information

Discovery Centre, next open Sat 1 Apr - Thu 21 Sep 2017

VAQAS Stay Play Explore Participants

Conkers

Conkers

Contact

The Visitor Centre

01283 216 633

Address

Millennium Avenue,
Rawdon Road, Moira,
Swadlincote,
Leicestershire,
DE12 6GA

Details

CONKERS is an award winning attraction at the Heart of the National Forest with a unique mix of indoor and outdoor experiences which will keep you and your family engaged for hours!

The Discovery & Waterside Centres
In the Discovery Centre there’s lots and lots to find out about and it’s great fun too – check out over 100 interactive exhibits. Explore the Enchanted Forest Adventure Play Zone, the interactive forest floor and the simulated tree top walk. At the Waterside Centre you will find the exciting three storey Billy Bonkers play centre for younger children (at a small extra charge) and the Arena at Waterside, our covered amphitheatre for live music and shows.

New for 2017 is the 4D Cinema Experience that is opening at Easter (please check website for opening date).

Take the family on the Conkachoo II train for regular trips between the Discovery and Waterside Centres...

The Great Outdoors at CONKERS
Enjoy walks in the forest and explore over 120 acres including maturing woodland and lakes. There are trails, the Wetland Walks and Wobbly Bridges, the challenging 18 stage Activity Trail (13+), Sky Viewing Tower, the invigorating 450 metre Barefoot Walk. There’s also the fantastic ‘Playdale’ adventure playground and the Twisty Towers play area.

Try out the amazing ‘add-on’ High and Low Ropes Adventure. http://www.visitconkers.com/thingstodo/hiropes Please note this is not included within your general admission price.

School Holiday Activity Programmes & Special Events
During the school holidays you can enjoy additional activities from family shows through to Ranger activities and much more.

Look out for our seasonal events including Halloween, the annual Fireworks Spectacular and for 12 days at Christmas visit the CONKERS Winter Wonderland Experience with Santa’s Express and his reindeer!

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsWelcome HostAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Smoking not allowed

Full disabled access, including trails, toilets and designated parking. Mobility buggies are available but they need to be pre-booked, please call reception on 01283 216633.

Opening details

Season Dates Opening Hours
Sat 1 Apr - Thu 21 Sep 2017 Mon - Sun 10:00 to 18:00
Fri 22 Sep 2017 - Sat 31 Mar 2018 Mon - Sun 10:00 to 17:00

Prices

Prices for 2017
• Adults £9.95
• Child £8.95
• Concessions £8.25
• Family (2 adults and 2 children) £35.95



Directions

See location of Conkers on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: SK 303163  Lat: 52.74402 Long: -1.55141

Follow brown tourism signs from A444 and M/A42.

Buses to Ashby de la Zouch are reasonably regular from other county towns but buses through to Moira are infrequent.

Bus services: 23.

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 9 miles from Burton upon Trent station

Facilities

  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Welcome HostWelcome Host
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed

Full disabled access, including trails, toilets and designated parking. Mobility buggies are available but they need to be pre-booked, please call reception on 01283 216633.

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details

Parking

  • YesDesignated parking for guests with disabilities
  • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesHas a ramp

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
    • YesFrom the entrance to reception / ticket area
    • YesTo a specially adapted public toilet suitable for wheelchair users
    • YesTo the gift shop

General

  • YesSeating available for visitors with limited mobility
  • YesClear signage
  • YesAudible alarm system

Entrance

  • YesRamp to entrance

Food

  • YesLevel access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to cafeteria