Conkers Centre Stay Play Explore Review

The Conkerchoo II

We then took the Conkerchoo train ride to our destination for lunch.  I love parks that have a train ride.  It’s so exciting for the small kids and a chance for us grown ups to rest our legs and take in the view.  

Eating at Conkers

Conkers Centre Stay Play Explore Review

Conkers Centre Stay Play Explore Review

A delicious buffet lunch was provided for us but there are plenty of places to choose from to eat at Conkers.  There are also lots of picnic benches to bring your own food too.

Playdale Play Zone

Conkers Centre Stay Play Explore Review



Conkers Centre Stay Play Explore Review

Conkers Centre Stay Play Explore Review

Conkers Centre Stay Play Explore Review

Conkers Centre Stay Play Explore Review

After lunch, we had time to explore Conkers on our own.  First stop was the Playdale Play Centre as the kids couldn’t wait to run about and play.  

There are the usual park activities as well as an explorer dome and the zipwire.

Woodland Walks and Sculpture Trail

Conkers Centre Stay Play Explore Review

Conkers Centre Stay Play Explore Review

Conkers Centre Stay Play Explore Review

Conkers Centre Stay Play Explore Review

Conkers Centre Stay Play Explore Review

Conkers Centre Stay Play Explore Review


I enjoyed just taking the time to explore the woodland walks and sculpture trail.  We also had another train ride.

Water Play 

Conkers Centre Stay Play Explore Review


There is a small water play area outside the Discovery Centre.  We also went to see Edwig and Wizzo, the resident owls.  

The Enchanted Forest 

Conkers Centre Stay Play Explore Review

We then went back into the Discovery Centre and played in the Enchanted Forest while we waited for the show to start.  Izzy had seen a scary troll on the posters and couldn’t wait to find the troll inside.  Rebecca got a bit scared in places as she isn’t keen on enclosed spaces or the dark, but she managed to get through.  

Pirate Pat’s Show

Conkers Centre Stay Play Explore Review

Conkers Centre Stay Play Explore Review

During the school holidays there are extra activities at Conkers, such as Pirate Pat’s show.   Danny went off to explore with Dave while me and the girls enjoyed this.  They love pirates and this show included magic, humour and songs.  We even got to dance on the enchanted forest floor.  His kids were so good in the show too!   While we were driving back to our hotel I was singing some of the songs from the show.  I found out from the kids that we were meant to be singing “Pirate Pat” not “Pirate Pants” as I had heard the lyrics (oops- I blame the Trevor and Simon “Swing your Pants” years!).

Conkers Centre Stay Play Explore Review


By this point we were exhausted and all Conker-ed out!  It was a great day and we will definitely go again, especially as we didn’t get the chance to do everything.  There is also a Sky Viewing Tower, new Hi and lo Ropes Course (booking required and extra charges apply), canoeing, cycling and karting.

Conkers Centre Stay Play Explore Review



Stay Play Explore Leicestershire is a great, affordable way to make the most of your family break in leicester.  For just £129 a family of four can visit any three out of five world class attractions and enjoy overnight accommodation including breakfast at a choice of 4 star family friendly hotels.

We were Guest of Conkers and asked to review a Stay Play Explore break.



Country Kids from Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays Cornwall 

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10 Comments

  1. Eleanor at The Bristol Parent
    July 30, 2015 / 3:18 pm

    Your son and the ant. Love that picture.

  2. Alice Judge-Talbot
    July 30, 2015 / 3:26 pm

    This looks like a wonderful day out! Tamworth is only about an hour for us so we'll definitely have to visit one day this holiday x

  3. Molly
    July 30, 2015 / 8:06 pm

    What a fantastic place! You've obviously got some budding Bear Grylls adventurers there. Boo to the 8 hour journey though. Summer holiday traffic is no fun is it?!

  4. Gill Crawshaw
    July 30, 2015 / 8:39 pm

    Ahh this looks like so much fun for kids. Love the idea of the barefoot water walk, really unusual x

  5. Jess @ Along Came Cherry
    July 31, 2015 / 5:46 pm

    Lovely photos, it looks like so much fun. Just our kind of place! x

  6. Cathy Glynn
    August 1, 2015 / 10:00 am

    It looks like you had an amazing time, we were supposed to be going but Grotbags decided to have an accident the day before x

  7. Tracey Williams
    August 1, 2015 / 1:56 pm

    We last visited Conkers 7 years ago and we always said we would return. Love the range of activities you can do and looks like you had a fantastic family day out. The stay play and explore option sounds fantastic value at £129.00. Tempted to check this out as an end of summer holiday treat #CountryKids x

  8. Mary @over40andamumtoone
    August 1, 2015 / 5:21 pm

    It's a great place to explore isn't it. We were there with another blogging group not long ago, but we certainly didn't get the same weather! We're hoping to go back soon for more adventures #CountryKids

  9. Coombe Mill
    August 1, 2015 / 5:56 pm

    What a wonderful time and all those bloggers there together, i feel as though I have been myself after reading everyone's posts on Country Kids, I have to say it does look like lots of fun and very well organised with a good mix of organised activities and things to do alone. Your pictures are lovely and would make anyone long to visit. Thank you for sharing with me on Country Kids.

  10. Laura Side Street
    August 3, 2015 / 11:31 pm

    Really wish we had come to this as it looks like it was an amazing day – making shelters, dens and campfires could you ask for anything more? We really want to visit Conkers sometime soon – Mr A would love thisLaura x

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