Conkers Discovery Centre

Conkers Discovery Centre

Conkers Discovery Centre is a family attraction in the National Forest, with a mix of indoor and outdoor play and interactive exhibits.

Our Review

We visited the Conkers Discovery Center in the Autumn Half Term 2017 - an appropriate time of year to visit a place called Conkers!

We were staying at the nearby Conkers campsite in the National Forest.

Waiting for the film inside the 4D Cinema

Taking a walk around Conkers

Nope. Not going in!

In the adventure play park at Conkers Discovery Centre

In the adventure play park at Conkers Discovery Centre

Hmm… How do I get down?

The Sensory Trail at Conkers

Climbing the Tower at Conkers

The train takes you from the main Conkers Discovery Centre to Conkers Waterside

Tackling the assault course at Conkers

Visiting at the end of October perhaps didn't show Conkers Discovery Centre in the best light, as some things looked tired or were closed. We also chickened out of the BareFoot Trail walk ;-)

The discovery centre is quite large (around 120 acres) and split with two sites: the main Conkers Discovery Centre and Conkers Waterside. These are connected by a train that you can hop on and off.

Not surprisingly, being in the National Forest, there are woodland walks, as well as an 'Activity Trail' with assault course style obstacles to tire the kids out.

There are indoor attractions and exhibits too, including a 4D cinema with some 'unique' experiences.

Despite being there quite a few hours, there were some of the attractions we didn't manage to do: the Hi-Ropes, Lo-Ropes, 40ft high Powerfan Descender, Zip Wire, and the 30ft Climbing Wall (though there was plenty of climbing on the Activity Trail). These all have an additional fee to the entrance ticket.

I believe the High Ropes course has a minimum participant height restriction of 1.4m.


 Parking Toilets Cafe Play Park Picnic Area


 Archery Bushcraft Canoeing Climbing Cycling High Ropes


You can get a family ticket for 2 adults and 2 children for under £40 (at the time we visited). Some discounts can be made if you buy online in advance. Conkers Discovery Center is open every day from 10 am, except when it is closed on Christmas Day and Boxing Day.

On The Map


Conkers Discovery Centre
Rawdon Road (B586), Moira, Nr Ashby-de-la-Zouch
DE12 6GA

Longitude: -1.542356
Latitude: 52.742723

How to get in touch

 Visit their Website

 Call on 01283 216 633

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