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Kids have fun clowning about at popular National Forest attraction

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: February 20, 2013

  • 19/02/13 Half Term Activities - Rosliston Forestry Centre, Rosliston, Swadlincote Half Term Activities with Dippy the clown at Conkers Discovery..Kirsten Crowe, Sylvia Jones

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FAMILIES have been enjoying ‘bundles of fun’ at a popular South Derbyshire National Forest tourist attraction.

Parents and their children have been flocking to Conkers, in Rawdon Road, Moira, in a bid to stave off the boredom that can normally set in during the half-term holidays.

Among the events on offer have been a clown show and a variety of activities from making balloon animals to Frisbee competitions.

A spokesman for the attraction told the Mail: “Families can expect a fun-filled day at Conkers this half term with lots on offer.

“Indoor and outdoor activities can be enjoyed at the park every day but this half term events and shows will keep children and families easily entertained for the whole day.”

This half term is ‘owl week’ with various owl-themed activities and crafts.

The spokesman added: “Shelter building, bush craft, orienteering, pony rides, animal and puppet shows are a just a small bunch of other things going on down at the park this half term all included in your original admission price.

“The indoor discovery centre takes you on a fascinating journey, with 100 hands-on exhibitions and an insight into England’s forest throughout the seasons.

“The outdoors at the centre is a mass of 120 acres of woodland and greenery, with an intense and fun 18-stage assault course.”

On Saturday, the attraction will hold shelter-building events at 10.30am, 11.30am, 12.30pm and 1.30pm.

A spokesman for Conkers said: “We are offering shelter building as an activity.

“So come and venture into the woods to design and create your own shelters with our very own ranger team.

“Meet the ranger at Waterside Amphitheatre.”

More information is available by calling 01283 216633 or visiting www.visitconkers.com/

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