Conkers at The National Forest

From today's announcement we will close with immediate effect until the earliest we can reopen again!

Thank you to everyone for your kind words and support over the last few weeks.

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We are already looking forward to what we are going to offer when we reopen and we are excited to welcome everyone again soon! Thank you again!

CONKERS, the award winning attraction in The Heart of The National Forest, is a unique mix of indoor and outdoor experiences to keep you and your family engaged for hours - whatever the weather.

Indoors there are four discovery zones designed for children and adults of all ages, which includes the Enchanted Forest Adventure Play area, a simulated Tree Top Walk with a moving bridge and journey through the skies to the caves beyond.

Outdoors, there are 120 acres of woodland and lakes with the new Conkerchoo II train linking the Discovery and Waterside Centres.

Experience the 450 metre Barefoot Walk, or take the challenge and complete the 18 stage assault course, then explore the Playdale adventure play zone.

Become a Member Offer

Offer valid from 3 Apr 2019 until 31 Dec 2021

If you become a member on the day of your visit you can get back the cost of your admission fee for that day!

Ask a member of the Reception Team for more details, and if you are a tax payer you can also elect to allow the National Forest Charitable Trust to reclaim the tax paid on your membership fee as a charitable donation (Gift Aid) to help improve and enhance CONKERS and The National Forest area or try us out first with a day visit for your family.  

Terms & conditions apply. Subject to availability.

Amy Winehouse Tribute

18 Apr 2020

Nicola Marie has created the UK’s number one Amy Winehouse tribute by perfecting her uncanny appearance, rich voice and on stage presence.
Tasha Leaper is one of the most sought after Madonna tribute acts in the UK. This dynamic show features the undisputed Queen of Pop’s greatest hits, along with the looks, the voice and the moves to make for a truly authentic experience!
A Pokey Hole Presentation. Money for Nothing is Europe’s premier tribute to Dire Straits – They have performed all over the world, and have studied Dire Straits in great depth in order to be as close as possible to the real thing.
This production features the awesome talent of Malcolm Pitt as the voice of Lionel Richie in a high-octane show which includes all the greatest hits.

Phil Collins Tribute

20 Jun 2020

Outstanding Phil Collins tribute show starring the UK’s most recognised Phil Collins “sound-a-like” tribute artiste.

The Beatles Tribute

27 Jun 2020

Performing live a full repertoire of the classic hits of The Beatles here at CONKERS ARENA.

Leather & Lace

3 Jul 2020

Leather & Lace The Rock Anthem & Power Ballads show - “Leather & Lace” is a dynamic new live show bringing all those ‘Classic Rock Anthems’ & ‘Power Ballads’ you know and love to the stage.
A sensational family friendly production show that will leave you feeling uplifted and wanting to see it a million more times!
Waterloo – The Best of ABBA looks back at the sensational rise to stardom of the Swedish pop group ABBA and recreates it so impeccably that fans, old and new can still experience the thrill of a live ABBA tribute show.
Mainly Madness are a group of Two Tone loving musicians that bring the Madness experience to your event.
Over the past seven years Ben has built a tribute show so incredible, many people believe he is indeed, the King of Pop Michael Jackson.

Jersey Boys Tribute

22 Aug 2020

The Four Seasons Experience are a vocal harmony group based in the Midlands, made up of four friends who have a combined talent of 50 years’ experience in the industry.
Livewire are the greatest tribute to rocks greatest band AC/DC, complete with trademark cannons and a wall of Marshall amps.

Foo Fighters GB

12 Sep 2020

Bring you the most authentic and genuine recreation of a Foo Fighters gig in the tribute world. This band has developed an enviable reputation, with years of hard work and a love of Foo Fighters music, which now has them booked throughout the U.K, into Spain, Amsterdam, Germany and beyond.

Soul Legends

19 Sep 2020

Feel the heart. Share the soul. Live the legends.

Ladies Night

26 Sep 2020

Get the girls together and leave the husbands at the door!
Join us for our brilliant Bavarian Night in our Forest Hall and celebrate in true Oktoberfest style.
Book early for this epic night of cabaret, meal and disco! Recreating the sights and sounds of the cult classic cinema sensation

Conkers at The National Forest
Rawdon Road nr Swadlincote South Derbyshire DE12 6GA

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Information relating to Coronavirus.

Please note that due to the Coronavirus pandemic and in line with the latest government advice regarding social distancing, venues and attractions are currently closed and events cancelled or postponed. We will be constantly updating the website and will keep people informed of any changes via social media. We urge visitors to follow Public Health England Guidance regarding Coronavirus.