Swadlincote, Derbyshire


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 Twisty Towers play area.

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).

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 Night and live music in the Arena at Waterside. Our music concerts are performed in a covered amphitheatre.

Please visit the website for pricing.


  • Accepts Credit CardsAccepts Credit Cards

  • Advance Booking AdvisableAdvance Booking Advisable

  • Baby Changing FacilitiesBaby Changing Facilities

  • Beer Garden/Outside SeatingBeer Garden/Outside Seating

  • Car ParkingCar Parking

  • Children WelcomeChildren Welcome

  • Children's FacilitiesChildren's Facilities

  • Children's Play AreaChildren's Play Area

  • Coach ParkingCoach Parking

  • Conference FacilitiesConference Facilities

  • Disabled ParkingDisabled Parking

  • Disabled ToiletsDisabled Toilets

  • Educational ActivitiesEducational Activities

  • Gift ShopGift Shop

  • LicencedLicenced

  • Open All YearOpen All Year

  • Picnic AreaPicnic Area

  • Restaurant CafeRestaurant Cafe

  • ToiletsToilets

  • Walking TrailsWalking Trails

  • Welcome Host AwardWelcome Host Award

  • Wheelchair AccessWheelchair Access

  • Bus ServiceBus Service

  • Children's Play AreaChildren's Play Area

  • Disabled AccessDisabled Access

  • InformationInformation

  • Mapped for OrienteeringMapped for Orienteering

  • ParkingParking

  • Picnic FacilitiesPicnic Facilities

  • RefreshmentsRefreshments

  • Surfaced PathsSurfaced Paths

  • Toilets on SiteToilets on Site

  • WalkingWalking

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  • Opening times

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

    25 & 26 December

  • Admissions

    Conkers (for high and low ropes see website)
    Adult: 9.95
    Concession: 8.25
    Child (3 - 16 yrs): 7.95
    Family: 32.95 (2 adults & 2 children)

  • Address

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


Upcoming Events

Little Red Riding Hood Pantomime
Little Red Riding Hood Pantomime

Little Red Riding Hood Pantomime

27 November 2016 to 30 December 2016, 11.00 to 17.00

Conkers, Swadlincote, Derbyshire

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Little Red Riding Hood Panto

Winter Wonderland
Winter Wonderland

Winter Wonderland

03 December 2016 to 24 December 2016, 11.00 to 19.30

Conkers, Swadlincote, Derbyshire

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Waterside Winter Wonderland Experience 2016

Cinderella Panto - 14th January 2017
Cinderella Panto - 14th January 2017

Cinderella Panto - 14th January 2017

14 January 2017, 18.00 to 21.00

Conkers Discovery Centre, DE12 6GA

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Cinderella - 14th Jan 2017

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