Walk barefoot through the woods at CONKERS

Swadlincote, Derbyshire

From teddy-bear picnics to jumping on crunchy leaves, England’s woodland is brimming with things to do with toddlers - and award-winning CONKERS, in the heart of The National Forest, is no different.

Kick off those shoes and wriggle your toes in the mud - feel the forest floor beneath your feet, just as our ancestors did.

At CONKERS forest park, you really are in touch with nature. Discover the textures and sensations as you walk on timber, bark, coal, mud and pebbles along the 450-metre barefoot walk, or crawl through the warrens - a maze of underground tunnels suitable for all ages. Or embark on a family adventure through the 120 acres of woodland, lakes and gardens, crossing wobbly bridges and climbing the viewing tower at the centre of the Fairy Labrynth. Away from the canopy of trees, there's also an adventure playground for unleashing imaginations, and a water play area for splashing about in. 

And even if the weather isn't on your side, there's plenty to do indoors too. The Discovery Center has over 100 interactive exhibits to help your little ones learn, and the Enchanted Forest play zone gives them the chance to wear themselves out before the journey home. 

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