A couple of weeks ago, we were invited to a bloggers day at the fantastic Conkers Attraction in the National Forest.
We were on a camping holiday, and had never visited the area before, so were very excited to see what Conkers was all about.
What is Conkers?
Conkers covers 120 acres of land, with indoor and outdoor experiences including over 100 interactive exhibits, woodlands, lake and play areas. It is just ten minutes from Junction 11 on the M42, and was really easy to find.
We met up with the other bloggers in the main building, there is a brilliant huge interactive floor area which I really liked.
We were soon taken outside to be told about our day. It was (for a change!) a beautiful warm, sunny day – yesterday it had rained for the whole of our journey to the campsite.
We had to find letters hidden about the park, which would spell a word. We then had to meet up with everyone else. I walked a lot of the way, but it is such a big place that I had to go in my pushchair after a while. It was a really great way for us to see around a lot of the park – and it is beautiful.
We all met up at a Bushcraft Area, where we had to make a shelter, build then light a fire. Big bro Luke loved this – and big sis Lea got stuck in too! I enjoyed collecting sticks and being in the woods.
We were shown how to do it 🙂
Then it was our turn!
We had a fantastic time. Next we were off to the Barefoot Walk – one of only two in the country. Lea did it, I was a bit little really, although there were some tots doing it – most ended up being carried! The walk is through water, over slate, clay, stones and other stuff. Mummy wasn’t brave enough either – nor Luke although he did help Lea.
The Barefoot Walk walks you through the history of the Conkers site.
After the walk, we caught the little train to the other part of Conkers where we all had lunch together.
The train runs all day and is a cute little ride, you can walk too if you want to.
There is a great play area near the station at the other end, Luke and I loved it – it has something for all ages.
There is so much more to Conkers – I was getting tired and refusing to have a nap so I was really grumpy.
The High Ropes looks amazing, it is an extra cost to the admission ticket.
There are some great places for food and drink, we loved P’s Place, on the waterside.
We had a brilliant day at Conkers. The website gives full information on everything there is to do and see. There are also lots of ticket combinations and discounts on-line.
Thank you Conkers, we hope to visit again soon.