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Go bonkers at Conkers
Member Name: clairedooyoo
Advantages: good fun for children and adults
Disadvantages: a little dark in the discovery centre
I stumbled across this great day out, when searching the 'Derbyshire, great day out with the kids' website and thought we would give it a go. Conkers has its own website which is worth checking out before visiting as it has a list of special events that you may want to plan your trip around.
Also before visiting it is worth typing 'Conkers' into Google, we found some 20% discount tickets, that off of the already reasonable price of £24.95 for a family ticket (2 adults and 2 children) makes it a very affordable day out.
Conkers itself is located in the National forest, which means the surrounding scenery is very pleasant. If you are lucky enough to visit on a sunny day there are many picnic benches dotted around in the outside area. There is also a train you can take to another play area, or if you prefer you can walk, although this means leaving through the main entrance and walking part of the way through the car park.
Inside there is a discovery area which the kids loved, although for effect the lighting is set low, making it a little dark which I didn't really like. The best part of the day for us was the adult and teenager outside assault course, this created a lot of laughs. Although the children are not allowed to join in as the apparatus is too big, some people do allow their children on which creates a bit of a jam.
I would recommend this day out to other families, a very enjoyable day
Summary: A fantastic day out for all the family
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