On Saturday we went along to a blogger open event at Conkers which we had been invited to. It was a very wet day so I did check to make sure it would still be going on and we were very pleased to find out that it would be. So we got out the raincoats and wellies and off we went.
Enjoy the Great Outdoors at Conkers! Take it slow and explore the 120 acres of maturing woodlands, lakes, ponds and play areas – or go wild and take the 18 stage Assault course challenge.
Indoors there’s lots and lots to experience – and the weather can’t spoil your fun. Delve into the life of a British Woodland with over 100 indoor interactive exhibits in our four seasonal zones. Or experience the Enchanted Forest full of adventure and discovery climbing through the treetops and along rope walkways!
On arrival we were met by two very friendly Forest Rangers who told us a little about what we would be doing and split us into our groups, gave us a map and sent us to find the things we would need to make our shelter. Boo happily took control of the map reading and with a little help from Daddy and Bugs they found our equipment, we then set off to camp to start making our shelter.
When we arrived at camp there were quite a few groups already making their shelters so we had a quick briefing and got on with it, then it was time to make our camp fire. Daddy took this very seriously indeed and it wasn’t long before we had a glorious fire in our shelter 🙂 The rangers then came round to give everyone chocolate biscuits and marshmallows so that we could make Smores!! Which were rather delicious!
After the fire had been put out safely we moved on to our next challenge the 450m Barefoot Walk. This was really wonderful for the feet, the kids squealed a little at the cold water but it was such a fun experience and left our feet feeling lovely and tingly afterwards.
Delight your senses with the wonderful sensation of walking on timber, bark, coal, pebbles, wood and clay. Feel the mud ooze between your toes, the foot bath and the sun baked rocks, the softness of the grass and soil.
After we had cleaned our feet and put our wellies back on it was time to climb aboard the train. The kids loved riding on the train and had fun shouting “CONKERS” as we went through the tunnel!
We were then treated to a delicious lunch which we were all very ready for! Gorgeous food and the coffee was lovely! When we were all satisfied our tummies were full we were given the afternoon to explore Conkers for ourselves and of course where would the kids choose to go but the playground 😉 It was rather a wet day but it didn’t stop our fun, we spent the whole day outdoors and it was wonderful to see the kids doing things out in the wilderness that they wouldn’t normally get a chance to do.
As you can see we had an amazing day at Conkers and we were very impressed by all it had to offer! We will definitely be going back as we only live 30 minutes away, we are seriously considering getting a season pass. Boo had such a great time that she now wants to have her birthday party there.
If you aren’t local to Conkers and fancy visiting then you must check out the new Stay Play Explore breaks that Leicester and Leicestershire have to offer… For just £129 a family of 4 can visit any 3 of 5 world class attractions and enjoy overnight accommodation including breakfast at a choice of 4 star family friendly hotels.
A huge thank you to everyone at Conkers for making our day so enjoyable!
* We were invited along to Conkers for the day free of charge.