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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.

In 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. 

NEW FOR 2017 enjoy our exciting 4D cinema experience – opening Easter (visit our website www.visitconkers.com) for opening date.

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 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 activity course, climb to the top of the sky viewing tower for a treetop panorama or play in the Playdale Adventure and Twisty Towers playgrounds.

There’s also the new Aerial Adventure with high and low ropes, climbing wall, 110 metre zip wire and power-fan descender (please note there is an additional charge for the Aerial Adventure activities).

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!

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

Contact Details and Map

Rawdon Road (B586)
Moira Nr. Ashby-de-le-Zouch
DE12 6GA

Tel: 01283 216633

Email: info@visitconkers.com

Website: http://www.visitconkers.com

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Getting here and parking

By Road

From the South: M42 leave the M42 at J11, travel north west on the A444 towards Burton-on-Trent. After approximately 2 miles, when reaching the village of Overseal turn right at the junction with the B5003 for the Waterside Centre or take the second right at the next crossroads and follow the road up to the T junction, turn immediately right towards Moira and you will find the Discovery Centre entrance approximately 100 yards on your right. From the North: A42 leave the A42 at the junction to Measham, travel south to the traffic lights. Turn right on to the B586 toward Moira. CONKERS is clearly signed on the junction with the B5003 at Moira. Travel straight ahead for approximately half-a-mile for the Discovery Centre entrance or turn left at this junction and follow the road to the Waterside Centre.

Nearest Train Station

6 miles from Burton Station

Parking Facilities

Free customer parking


Opening Hours

Open all year round 10am - 6pm (summer) and 10am - 5pm (winter) Check website for details or call 01283 216633.


Children: £8.95

Adults: £9.95

Concessions: £8.25

Family Ticket: £35.95 2 adults and 2 children

Group Discounts available

Includes 10% gift aid donation to the Heart of The National Forest. Small additional charge for Billy Bonkers Activity Centre at Waterside. Please call 01283 216633 ext 0 for details of annual membership and 01283 213731 for special education and group rates.


  • Baby changing facilities available
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Fully accessible disabled toilet available
  • Gift shop(s) on site
  • Public toilets available

Schools and education

  • School packages available

Guides, tours and information

  • Guided tours available for groups


Entering the building/attraction

  • There is an automatic door

Children and babies

  • Baby changing facilities available
  • Pushchairs/children carriers available to borrow

Services for the visually impaired

  • Guide dogs allowed
  • The lighting is effective throughout the attraction for visually impaired visitors

Events at this venue