Rawdon Road (B586), Moira Nr., Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Derbyshire, DE12 6GA

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Looking For More Than Just A Day Out? Then Come To CONKERS!

Enter a world of adventure and discovery at the Heart of the National Forest with a NEW Splash Park ‘CONKERS COVE!’.

On land where mining activity once took place strictly beneath the surface, an attraction now blossoms where fun-seekers can run, walk and climb – on, above and head under the ground.

Rawdon Colliery’s landscape of mineshafts and spoil heaps made way for the beauty of the National Forest. This family-friendly forest-themed adventure allows visitors to run wild, inside and out.

With feet firmly on the ground, experience the great outdoors on a muddy Barefoot Walk, an acres-long Activity Trail, or by following a secret Fairy Labyrinth. Find connection with the earth in the Meta Garden, a Chelsea Flower Show Gold Award Winner demonstration of natural unions.

Inside, interactive activities bring the woodland to life and let you chase butterflies and leaves. A mining display digs deep into the site’s past, and a fantasy journey is about to start in the 4D Cinema.

The railway that once transported coal from the pit is no more, so all aboard the Conkerchoo train for a different journey altogether!

Rise above the forest floor by climbing the High and Low Ropes, then go underground for a glimpse of the site’s former life in The Warrens, where a 70-metre maze of tunnels delves further beneath the earth. during the area’s mining days, rumbling conveyor belts heaved coal to the surface, a sound replaced today by the gentle tinkling of windchimes. 

Indoors, a simulated tree-top walk comes complete with caves, mines and bats, of sorts, as well as the hidden Troll in the Enchanted Forest!

A selection of eateries are on-site for hungry visitors, from the casual Canalside Coffee Shop to menu refined Explorers Rest-aurant.

Less gentle but music to the ears are the live concerts held at Conkers’ Arena at Waterside. There are special events too, when fireworks light up the sky and a Christmas lights valley leads down to Santa’s grotto.

A great day out for all the family.

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Season (1 Jan 2024 - 31 Dec 2024)

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