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Sat, Jun 22 10:30 AM to Sun, Jun 23 to 4:00 PM
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Rosliston Forestry Centre

National Forest woodland with walks, trails, childrens attractions and craft workshops.

About Rosliston Forestry Centre

Our young woodland site with meadows, ponds, fishing lake and play areas offers the opportunity to enjoy a range of pastimes and activities, many of them free of charge!

From quiet places to enjoy the countryside and its bird and wildlife, through a range of outdoor activities and family fun facilities to a packed programme of events, there is something for everyone.

Accommodation, talks, workshops, parties, guided walks, meetings and school visits are all available too. Come down to this wood, part of The National Forest, and you are sure to have a wonderful surprise at how much there is to see and do.

Outdoor Activities Available:
There's plenty of waymarked walks around the site so you can chose how far you want to go and what type of environments you want to discover on the way. Why not include a visit to the Sensory Garden and a stop off at the wildlife hide? There is an annual programme of walks with a series of themed walks taking place during the summer.

Guided Walks:
These are available to groups for a set charge and can either be general or theme; bird walks and tree walks are among the options available.

Play Areas:
There's a fence-surrounded play area for the young children which contains a series of interesting wooden equipment as well as traditional swings. For more adventurous youngsters a separate adventure play area offers a climbing tower, rope wall and aerial glide. You can also visit our new natural play area, with sand, stepping stones and lots of exciting opportunities to use your imagination and have great fun.

Picnic Areas:
Visitors are more than welcome to bring their own food and there's plenty of permanent picnic tables with seating in various areas of the site.

The Rolls-Royce Greenheart Lake, tucked away on the southern edge of the site, is very generously stocked. Day permits are available and pre-booking is essential if you want to make an early start.

Cycle Hire:
Adult and children's cycles are available each day to hire. Get on your bike for anything from just an hour to a whole day. You can use our surfaced two hours paths or for the more adventurous try the grassy routes around the perimeter.

Falconry Experience:
Rosliston's Birds of Prey Experiences provide an opportunity to spend time with kings of the skies such as hawks, falcon and owls. Choose sessions from just one hour to a full day. Demonstrations and corporate packages available. All birds of prey activities must be booked in advance.

Summer Barbecues:
What better summer fun than to enjoy your barbecue in our Sensory Garden. Book our barbecue space and bring your own food or let us do it all for you.

Laser Games:
Whether it's laser clay shooting, laser inflatable archery or combat laser in the woods there's plenty of opportunity to get active in the forest. Drop in 'have a go' sessions throughout the year and group bookings available. Ring to check availability.

Try your new skill on our new orienteering course - see how good you are at following the map at speed. All abilities route available.

Opening times and Prices:
Site open from 7.30am till dusk daily. For activity/restaurant opening times please ring.

Parking Charges:
80p per hour / £2 for all day / Annual pass £20

£5.00 for adults / £4.50 for OAPs, disabled and children.

Soft Play:
Charge £1.50 for 30 minutes at all times

Cycle Hire:
Charges start at £3

Birthday Party:
Charges from £3.50 per child for a soft-play party with room hire an additional £12.

Laser combat, laser clay shooting, climbing-wall start from £10 per 2 hour session, woodland skills including shelter building £15 per 2 hour session.

Barbecue Hire:
Prices £25 for charity / voluntary groups others £35

Contact Details

[email protected]
01283 563483 Booking Hotline 01283 519119

Burton Road, Rosliston, Swadlincote, Derbyshire, DE12 8JX

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Car Parking
Children Welcome
No Smoking