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Conkers

Swadlincote, Derbyshire

Conkers

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 out 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 playground. 

There's also the new Aerial Adventure with high and low ropes, climbing wall, 110 metre zip wire and powerfan 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 www.visitconkers.com/education 

Facilities

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  • Children WelcomeChildren Welcome

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  • Conference FacilitiesConference Facilities

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  • Disabled ToiletsDisabled Toilets

  • Educational ActivitiesEducational Activities

  • Gift ShopGift Shop

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  • Open All YearOpen All Year

  • Picnic AreaPicnic Area

  • Restaurant CafeRestaurant Cafe

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  • Walking TrailsWalking Trails

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  • Wheelchair AccessWheelchair Access

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  • Opening times

    Conkers
    Year round (7 days a week)
    10am - 6pm (see website for further details)

    Conkers
    25 & 26 December
    CLOSED

  • Address

    Rawdon Road (B586), Moira, Swadlincote, Derbyshire, DE12 6GA

Upcoming Events

Bon Jovi UK
Bon Jovi UK

Bon Jovi UK

26 May 2018 | From £14.00

Conkers, Swadlincote, Derbyshire01283 216633info@visitconkers.com


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Doors open at 7.30pm and show starts at 8:00pm BON JOVI UK has become one of the top tribute bands in the UK, playing clubs, theatres & festivals all over the country. Front-man Nige has got the look, the voice and the energy of Jon Bon Jovi. Guitarist Bob has been called “Richie Sambora’s twin” as he backs Nige up with all the vocal harmonies & blistering guitar licks of the original Richie. Drummer Rich also captures the look & style of Tico Torres & is hugely popular with the girls!! Ben provides David Bryan’s combination of classical & rock keyboards along with vocal harmonies while Pieter drives the bass as Hugh McDonald. The band cover all the major hits from ‘Runaway’ to ‘Have a nice day’ & more in an electrifying, totally live show that will leave you thinking you’ve seen the real thing! Performed in the covered amphitheatre with licensed bar. Book online or call 01283 216633 Adults £14 Child £8 Family (2 adults and 2 children) £32.00 Member adult £12 Member child £6 Member family (2 adults and 2 children) £30

(http://visitconkers.com/events/bon-jovi-tribute-saturday-26th-may--517)

7 Woodlands in 7 Miles
7 Woodlands in 7 Miles

7 Woodlands in 7 Miles

26 May 2018, 10.00 to 14.00 | Free

Conkers Waterside, Rawdon Road, Moira, DE12 6GA


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Walk through the beautiful regenerated and natural woodland and nature reserves. Bring a snack to enjoy in lovely surroundings.

Lionel Richie Songbook & David Bowie Tribute
Lionel Richie Songbook & David Bowie Tribute

Lionel Richie Songbook & David Bowie Tribute

02 June 2018 | £25.00

Conkers, Swadlincote, Derbyshire01283 216633info@visitconkers.com


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Doors open 6.15pm and show starts at 7.00pm

(http://visitconkers.com/events/the-lionel-richie-songbook-plus-david-bowie--547)

Islands in The Stream - The music of Dolly Parton
Islands in The Stream - The music of Dolly Parton

Islands in The Stream - The music of Dolly Parton

09 June 2018 | £20.00

Conkers, Swadlincote, Derbyshire01283 216633info@visitconkers.com


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Doors open 7.30pm and show starts at 8.00pm Stacked with country music’s greatest hits: Jolene, Ruby, 9 to 5, Lucille, Here You Come Again, The Gambler, I Will Always Love You, Coward of the County, Love is Like a Butterfly and Lady – enjoy the awesome vocals and gentle humour of Dolly and Kenny’s legendary live shows. Bring-the-house-down performances, a superb score and supreme musicianship tell the story of the simple Smoky Mountains farm girl’s rise to country music’s biggest superstar. Leave your 9 to 5 worries at the door...and sail away to another world...with the all-new thigh-slapping stage show blockbuster of 2017. Performed in the covered amphitheatre, the Arena at Waterside, with licensed bar.

(http://visitconkers.com/events/islands-in-the-stream-9th-june-2018--489)

Beached Boys
Beached Boys

Beached Boys

16 June 2018 | £18.00

Conkers, Swadlincote, Derbyshire02183 216633info@visitconkers.com


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Doors open 7.30pm and show starts 8pm Endless Summer. Listen in amazement as Dave, Paul, Kevin, George and John recreate the super summer sounds The Beached Boys were founded in 1999 from the remnants of a Beach Boys inspired band called of Brian, Mike, Carl, Al and Dennis, who made up the inspirational and very different California group The Beach Boys. Hits like 'Little Deuce Coup,' I get Around,' 'Surfin Safari,' and 'Help Me Rhonda' should get you yearning for the sun and surf!

(http://visitconkers.com/events/beached-boys-saturday-16th-june--523)

Little Chix & Spice Forever
Little Chix & Spice Forever

Little Chix & Spice Forever

30 June 2018 | £15.00

Conkers, Swadlincote, Derbyshire01283 216633info@visitconkers.com


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Double Bill Doors open at 7.30pm and show starts 8.00pm

(http://visitconkers.com/events/little-chix-spice-forever--548)

Jersey Boys Tribute
Jersey Boys Tribute

Jersey Boys Tribute

06 July 2018 | £18.00

Conkers, Swadlincote, Derbyshire01283 216633info@visitconkers.com


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Doors open at 7.30pm and show starts at 8:00pm The boys take you back to where it all began, recreating cover versions of 50s songs as the Four Seasons did, including hits such as, Still of the Night, Oh! Carol, Teenager in Love and Why Do Fools Fall in Love. With slick choreography and the recognizable falsetto, this really sets the scene for what is to follow. By the end of the first half, you will definitely be “hanging on” to your seats and “beggin” for more. You will be amazed by Can’t Take My Eyes Off You, Ragdoll, Walk Like a Man, Sherry, Grease, and many more. The show, featuring four principal singers and a live band, reaches an electrifying climax with its roof blowing finale. As those famous red jackets come out, their medley of songs with good old 50s flare will have you dancing and singing in the aisles. Performed in the covered amphitheatre, the Arena at Waterside, with licensed bar.

(http://visitconkers.com/events/jersey-boys-tribute-friday-6th-july--515)

The ELO Experience plus Simon & Garfunkel Tribute
The ELO Experience plus Simon & Garfunkel Tribute

The ELO Experience plus Simon & Garfunkel Tribute

07 July 2018 | £25.00

Conkers, Swadlincote, Derbyshire01283 216633info@visitconkers.com


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Doors open at 6.15pm and show starts 7.00pm

(http://visitconkers.com/events/elo-experience-plus-simon-garfunkel-trib--545)

Magic of Motown
Magic of Motown

Magic of Motown

14 July 2018 | £22.00

Conkers, Swadlincote, Derbyshire01283 216633info@visitconkers.com


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Doors open 7:30pm and show starts at 8:00pm Music fans are invited to the biggest party of the year as the unstoppable Magic of Motown show steams into town! Seen by over a million people, it's no surprise that the show is one of the biggest success stories in British theatre history. Prepare yourself for 40 back-to-back classic Motown hits, glittering costume changes, dazzling dance moves and outstanding musicianship in this explosive concert experience.With timeless music of Marvin Gaye, Diana Ross, Stevie Wonder, The Temptations, The Supremes, The Four Tops, Jackson 5, Smokey Robinson and more.This breath-taking concert spectacular takes you on a musical journey through all your favourite songs, including: Ain’t No Mountain, Signed Sealed Delivered, Dancing In The Streets, My Cherie Amor, Heatwave and many more. Performed in the covered amphitheatre with licensed bar. Book online or call 01283 216633

(http://visitconkers.com/events/the-magic-of-motown-14th-july--521)

Travelling Wilburys Tribute
Travelling Wilburys Tribute

Travelling Wilburys Tribute

21 July 2018 | £20.00

Conkers, Swadlincote, Derbyshire01283 216633info@visitconkers.com


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Doors at 7.30pm and show starts at 8:00pm The late 1980’s saw the birth of one of the most famous and memorable super groups of all time THE TRAVELING WILBURYS featuring five individual icons in their own right. This formidable team created an album that completely rocked the music industry and sold over five million copies worldwide. The biggest tracks are performed in this show including Last Night, Handle with Care and Not Alone Anymore... Performed in the covered amphitheatre with licensed bar.

(http://visitconkers.com/events/travelling-wilburys-tribute-21st-july--514)

Bee Gees Tribute
Bee Gees Tribute

Bee Gees Tribute

22 July 2018 | £18.00

Conkers, Swadlincote, Derbyshire01283 216633info@visitconkers.com


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Doors open at 7.30pm and show starts at 8.00pm Now in their 18th year as the WORLD’S PREMIERE TRIBUTE TO THE BEE GEES, Stayin’ Alive continue to tour all corners of the globe with their number 1 show. With their uncanny likeness and eerily accurate sound, Bill Howard as Barry (vocal/guitar) Jimmy Stanley as Robin (vocal) and Alan Leather as Maurice (keyboards/bass guitar/vocal) continue to rock stadiums, with their faultless recreation of the distinctive vocals and harmony sounds of the Bee Gees. They perform timeless classics such as: How Deep Is Your Love, Night Fever, Tragedy, Massachusetts and Gotta Get A Message To You as well as many other hits! Performed in the covered amphitheatre with licensed bar. Book online or call 01283 216633

(http://visitconkers.com/events/bee-gees-tribute-saturday-22nd-july--522)

Abba Tribute - Thank you for the Music
Abba Tribute - Thank you for the Music

Abba Tribute - Thank you for the Music

11 August 2018 | £20.00

Conkers, Swadlincote, Derbyshire01283 216633info@visitconkers.com


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Doors open 7.30pm and show starts at 8:00pm This international smash-hit tribute show brings all of ABBA’s number one hits to the stage in a production like no other. The hugely popular show, combines the unmistakable harmonies, colourful costumes, and dazzling performances by an all-star cast that’ll have you thanking ABBA for the music again and again! Record-breaking movies, smash-hit West End musicals, chart-topping albums and singles – ABBA’s incredible legacy now lives on in concert with this all-new spectacular show. ABBA HITS: Waterloo, Dancing Queen, Super Trouper, Mamma Mia, Knowing Me, Knowing You, Gimme,Gimme, Gimme, The Winner Takes It All, Thank You for the Music, Take A Chance on Me, Honey Honey, Ring Ring. Performed in the covered amphitheatre with licensed bar. Book online or call 01283 216633

(http://visitconkers.com/events/abba-tribute-saturday-11th-august--520)

Talon Best of the Eagles
Talon Best of the Eagles

Talon Best of the Eagles

18 August 2018 | £25.00

Conkers, Swadlincote, Derbyshire01283 2166333info@visitconkers.com


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Doors open at 6.15pm and show starts at 7.00pm

(http://visitconkers.com/events/talon-best-of-the-eagles-saturday-18th-aug--544)

Fast Love - A Tribute to George Michael
Fast Love - A Tribute to George Michael

Fast Love - A Tribute to George Michael

24 August 2018 | £20.00

Conkers, Swadlincote, Derbyshire01283 216633info@visitconkers.com


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Doors open 7.30pm and show starts at 8pm Direct from London’s West End, the UK’s biggest George Michael tribute show. Get ready for an unforgettable evening celebrating a global superstar, as he puts the Boom Boom into your heart in the all new production, Fastlove - A tribute to George Michael.This is a spellbinding experience you don’t want to miss. You’ll be getting up (to get down) to all your favourite songs: Careless Whisper, Freedom, Faith, Father Figure, Outside, Jesus To A Child, and many more.Relive the passion, the flare, and the unique sensitivity of George Michael in this incredible concert sensation. Performed in the covered amphitheatre with licensed bar. Book online or call 01283 216633

(http://visitconkers.com/events/fastlove-tribute-to-george-michael-24th-aug--518)

Super Sonic 70's
Super Sonic 70's

Super Sonic 70's

25 August 2018 | £18.50

Conkers, Swadlincote, Derbyshire01283 216633info@visitconkers.com


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Doors open 7.30pm and show starts at 8.00pm With a set list boasting an impressive range to suit all ages, with the emphasis on great hit songs from this golden era of music, the SuperSonic 70’s Show will take you down memory lane with some of the biggest classic hits from the 70s. From Queen, The Carpenters & ELO, the band also perform stunning renditions of chart toppers by Wings, Andrew Gold, Abba, The Osmonds, David Cassidy, Elton John, T.Rex , & Olivia Newton John plus many more! You can’t help but join in the fun!Performed in the cover amphitheatre, the Arena at Waterside, with licensed bar. Performed in the covered amphitheatre, the Arena at Waterside, with licensed bar

(http://visitconkers.com/events/supersonic-70-s-sat-25th-aug--525)

Mainly Madness
Mainly Madness

Mainly Madness

01 September 2018 | £20.00

Conkers, Swadlincote, Derbyshire01283 216633info@visitconkers.com


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Doors 7.30pm – Show 8pm Mainly Madness are a group of Two Tone loving musicians that bring the Madness experience to your event. Not only are Mainly Madness a tribute to the great band itself but also a celebration of Two Tone and Ska, which include inspirational bands as The Specials, Bad Manners and The Beat! This fantastic genre of music manages to make you smile and stomp your feet to the rock steady beat. Performed in the covered amphitheatre, the Arena at Waterside, with licensed bar

(http://visitconkers.com/events/mainly-madness-sat-1st-sept--526)

AC/DC tribute LIVE WIRE  Plus Jimi Hendrix tribute
AC/DC tribute LIVE WIRE  Plus Jimi Hendrix tribute

AC/DC tribute LIVE WIRE Plus Jimi Hendrix tribute

08 September 2018 | £25.00

Conkers, Swadlincote, Derbyshire01283 216633info@visitconkers.com


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Doors open 6.15pm and show starts at 7.00pm

(http://visitconkers.com/events/ac-dc-tribute-live-wire-plus-jimi-hendrix--543)

Foo Fighters GB, supported by Green Haze
Foo Fighters GB, supported by Green Haze

Foo Fighters GB, supported by Green Haze

15 September 2018 | £16.00

Conkers, Swadlincote, Derbyshire01283 216633info@visitconkers.com


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Doors 7.30pm – Show 8pm

(http://visitconkers.com/events/foo-fighters-gb-saturday-15th-september--546)

Totally 80's
Totally 80's

Totally 80's

22 September 2018 | £20.00

Conkers, Swadlincote, Derbyshire01283 216633info@visitconkers.com


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Doors open at 7.30pm and show starts at 8.00 pm.

(http://visitconkers.com/events/totally-80-s-saturday-22nd-sept--542)

Bavarian Night
Bavarian Night

Bavarian Night

06 October 2018 | £16.95

Conkers, Swadlincote, Derbyshire01283 216633info@visitconkers.com


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Join us for our brilliant Bavarian Night in our Forest Hall and celebrate in true Oktoberfest style. Karl's Brass, one of the best Oompah Bands in the country will be your hosts for the evening. Hot themed supper included. This sold out last year – so book early to avoid disappointment.

(http://visitconkers.com/events/bavarian-oom-pah-pah-night-6th-oct-2018--541)

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