AboutCONKERS, 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.
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 playground. "New for 2016 the Crooked Castle play area".
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).
CONKERS also runs a number of activity programmes during the school holidays.
Jump on the train and take a ride between the Discovery and Waterside Centres. A great place for all the family!
There’s a fun packed programme of events from Santa’s Winter Wonderland through to Halloween and Firework Nights and live music in the Arena at Waterside. Our music concerts are performed in a covered amphitheatre.
Adult: £9.75, Child: £7.95, (Under 2) Free, Family: £32.95, Concessions: £7.95
(Please note: There is a small additional charge for the Billy Bonkers Indoor Play Centre at Waterside).
Please visit the website www.visitconkers.com for full pricing.
- Other Awards Self-assessed Accessibility Information 2016
- Visit England VistEngland VAQAS 2016
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Booking & Payment Details
- Credit cards accepted (no fee)
- Accepts groups
- Coach parties accepted
- Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
- Gift shop
- Public toilets
- Smoking not allowed
- Telephone (public)
- Baby changing facilities
- Children welcome
- Pushchairs available
- On-site catering
- On-site light refreshments
- Picnic site
- Free Parking
Meeting, Conference & Wedding Facilities
- Facilities for conferencing
- Facilities for corporate hospitality
- Grounds for outdoor activities
- Education/study area
- Facilities for educational visits
- Facilities for groups
- Guided tours for groups
- Disabled access
- Disabled toilets
- Wheelchairs available
1 April - 21 September: 10:00 - 18:00
22 September - 31 March: 10:00 - 17:00
Closed Christmas Day and Boxing Day.
Map & Directions
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.
The nearest railway station is Burton, which is 6 miles away.
Attractions Self Assessment
This information is self-assessed; therefore we accept no liability for its accuracy. Please contact the venue for further information.