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Conkers sign behind children
The Conkers exhibition is for children of all ages
Want to try out the £16 million Conkers centre before you decide whether to haul your cookies over there? Do our virtual tour below and then make your mind up
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audio Sir Nicholas Corah, introducing you to Conkers (28k)
audio Floella Benjamin... "through the round window" (28k)
audio HRH The Princess Royal, formally opening the attraction (28k)
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Conkers opened to the public on Friday 6th April 2001

The Conkers experience is an educational resource that ties in with the National Curriculum

There are 23 different outdoor activities


There is 120 acres of indoor and outdoor attractions designed for kids of all ages

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If you weren't invited to the Royal opening of Conkers, put yourself on the guest list now and listen to the opening speeches here:

animated audio icon Sir Nicholas Corah, introducing you to Conkers.
animated audio icon Floella Benjamin... "through the round window".
animated audio icon HRH The Princess Royal, formally opening the attraction (you might need to turn your volume button up).

Then wave your mouse over the Conkers tree below, and start your virtual tour wherever takes your fancy.

sneak preview tree

Five fab facts about Conkers:

  • 120 acres of indoor and outdoor attractions designed for kids of all ages
  • 150 knobs, noises, buttons, smells, levers, lights, things to look through, things to feel, places to jump to, and films to watch
  • 23 different outdoor activities: including lakeside walks, views, benches, ponds, mazes, wildlife, sculpture trails, nature trails; an assault course, train rides, playgrounds, water play and fresh air
  • a family day out
  • an educational resource that ties in with the National Curriculum

To experience the real thing:
Prices range from £4.95 for an adult to £2.95 for a child. Under threes go free, and there are family tickets, season tickets and group and educational rates too.

Conkers
Rawdon Road
Moira
DE12 6GA
(near Ashby-de-la-Zouch)
Tel: 01283 216633

www.visitconkers.com

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