Conkers in The National Forest

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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?

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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.

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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.

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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.

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We were shown how to do it 🙂

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Then it was our turn!

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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.

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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.

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There is a great play area near the station at the other end, Luke and I loved it – it has something for all ages.

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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.

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There are some great places for food and drink, we loved P’s Place, on the waterside.

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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.

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17 Comments

  1. It looks like you had a great day out #myfavouritepost
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  2. Looks like a fantastic place to visit. We have similar sorts of bushcraft days held where I live in The Forest of Dean but ive never participated yet. #MyFavoritePost

  3. What a wonderful day out…..It looks like there is so much to do and see.
    Fab photos!
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  4. My boys would love this. It is right up their street. #myfavouritepost
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  5. Looks like a great day out. Love the barefoot walk! #myfavouritepost
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  6. That looks so cool! I want to go, the Tubblet would love it!

  7. This looks a perfect spot for a family day out, love the idea of the barefoot walk! #MyFavouritePost
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  8. what a fun day you guys had! 😀
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  9. Th einteractive floor looks awesome! And I love how it encourages outdoor exploration. Shame it’s so far away from us. #MyFavouritePost
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  10. The scenary is just stunning, what a lovely event.

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  11. Brilliant photos, looks like you all had a fab time! Seems there’s lots to do here for all ages. Thanks for hosting #myfavouritepost
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  12. Loving the interactive floor, and seems there is a lot for all ages! Thanks for linking up with #TriedTested
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  13. I’ve seen Conkers mentioned a few times over the past few weeks and it sounds great after reading your review! I’m not sure I’d be brave enough for the barefoot walk….possibly too many creepy crawlies lurking for my liking! #myfavouritepost
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  14. We don’t live very far from Conkers and have often wondered if we would enjoy it. After reading your great review, we will definitely be booking a visit in, it looks great! #TriedTested
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  15. It looks like you all had a great day. It’s somewhere I’ll take the girls when they are a bit older I think. Teen went with school and loved it. It’s lovely to see where he has been
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  16. I really enjoyed the barefoot walk! Was so much fun, my son was a bit of a wimp when it came to the cold water!
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  17. Wow this is a good idea for a family time out. Love it.

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