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Inside disappointing, outside BRILLIANT

We visited Conkers over the Easter break - with it being only down the road from us, and neither of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Samantha S
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Leicester, United Kingdom
A great way to spend a day out with the family

We have been coming to Conkers for at least 10 years,since the kids were small. It’s great to see... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
AM-Derby26
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Derby, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 December 2017 via mobile

Whilst we live so very close to Conkers we have not visited for a very long time and we finally got around to it for a birthday treat for my nephew and niece.

We were fortunate enough to visit on Halloween weekend and even more fortuitous was finding the tickets on Groupon which given we were buying for ten made a big difference to the cost.

It is fantastic what has been achieved at Conkers. It has its own personality and is a very unique place.

I really enjoy a venue a little less “glitzy” than Alton Towers and Drayton Manor. There is so much wholesome outdoor activities to undertake and make,sure you enjoy all the outdoor courses. Incredibly there are even full size adult activity courses which are great fun. Make sure you are not all “dressed up to the nines” it is not that sort of place. Sturdy shoes , serviceable clothing that is the order of the day.

The walks are amazing and if you are feeling a little tired get on the small steam train to the other side of the park.

Indoors you will find some really interesting and engaging activities. Suitable for all ages and well worth interacting.

Plenty of picnic activities or use the cafe.

Well recommended for good old fashioned day out .

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Mike S, Manager at Conkers, responded to this reviewResponded 13 December 2017

Thanks for your review and for recognising the strengths of Conkers offer. "The more you put in the more you get out" and don't forget we have some free additional activities during the December holidays, a panto and our 4D cinema production of Winter Wonderland.

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Reviewed 6 November 2017 via mobile

We had a great day at Conkers. My two are 11 and 6 and it's really difficult to find things that they'll both enjoy. We loved the climbing wall, zip wire, low ropes and high ropes and I thought they were really good value. The cafe was nice, food good quality although a little expensive. We will definitely visit again, wish we'd heard of it sooner.

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Mike S, Manager at Conkers, responded to this reviewResponded 9 November 2017

Thank you for your review and for your excellent feedback. Hope to see you again soon.

Look out for our Winter Wonderland special in December.

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Reviewed 6 November 2017 via mobile

Visited last week Oct. Appreciate it was out of season but it was markedly tired and run down. The interactive exhibits were very dated and ‘old school’. The cost of entry is a lot considering that this type of attraction now lags behind what else is out there. Poor value for money.

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Mike S, Manager at Conkers, responded to this reviewResponded 9 November 2017

Thanks for your review. Really struggling with your comments, especially given that 8,000 visitors came last week and the vast majority were very happy and we got several 5 star reviews.

Conkers does offer a variety of experiences including a train journey, 4D cinema and 3 play areas, plus over 100 interactive exhibits on the Discovery Centre and 120 acres of grounds to explore.

Yes the Centre is 16 years old but we regularly update with new features added each year. Sorry if this was not your cup of tea, but for many families the Conkers Centre does provide a great day out.

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Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

Visited again for Halloween this year
Had a good time kids enjoyed it not a bad price for a family ticket

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Mike S, Manager at Conkers, responded to this reviewResponded 9 November 2017

Thank you for your review. Very pleased to hear that you enjoyed the Halloween evening this year. Don't forget we also run a great Winter Wonderland programme during December. Could be worth another visit to see Santa.

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Reviewed 3 November 2017

Purchased tickets on line but still had to que, dull Christmas animatronics, eco environmental science lesson tryed to teach the children how vibrations are made using plastic straws, how ironic is that. The food was hot and tasty the staff helpful, the surroundings all over where tired and dated or activities broken. My children all under 11 couldn't go on the assault coarse and there wasn't one for there age, only swings and slides( who doesn't have them at home) and balance obstacles which they did enjoy until older children shoved them off. The train went through areas that I can only disscribe as waist land full of rubish and unused or broken building supplies. We tried to get lost in the labyrinth but the broken sparse hedge and willow fence that was the maze was a joke and huge disappointment. There were other entertainments the rope walk and 4d cinema but at an extra cost to the entrance fee. On the whole not good, not good at all will not be reccomending or coming back. Learn lessons conkers and stop using non biodegradable plastic straws if you want to be taken seriously about how to encourage our children to save the earth.

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Mike S, Manager at Conkers, responded to this reviewResponded 10 November 2017

Thank you for your review and sorry if you found some of our facilities a little under par. We do have 3 play areas and only one is recommended for teenagers only. Our train is free and there is no extra charge for the 4D cinema. Only our high ropes course has an extra cost and this is subsidised for day visitors.

We take your point on the straws and we will look into this.

At least you enjoyed your meals and hopefully we can encourage you back in the new year when we will be adding some more features.

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