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Rosliston Forestry Centre

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Forests, Nature & wildlife areas, Nature & Parks
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Address: Burton Road | Rosliston, Swadlincote DE12 8JX, England
Phone Number: 01283 563483
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Good value and interesting

Booked a falconry experience for two via the old Group On. There were about 15 people in our group. In essence you sat in an outside semi covered area and a friendly young chap... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
Anita37
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England
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England
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179 reviews 179 reviews
72 attraction reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Booked a falconry experience for two via the old Group On. There were about 15 people in our group. In essence you sat in an outside semi covered area and a friendly young chap who clearly knew his stuff demonstrated and discussed each bird of prey in turn. The pace of the event was quite slow prob. due to the... More 

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Lichfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

I booked this off Groupon. Had to wait 5 weeks for the day, but it was well worth the wait. Any guys out there that like photography this is the day for you. Had a talk and PowerPoint to start. I must admit I thought it dragged on a little, but when you get outside, you understand why. You are... More 

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Lutterworth, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Visited this place today for a Falconry Photography day. Lovely setting, safe and clean. Had both breakfast and lunch in the cafe, great food and service even though it was really busy at lunchtime. The Falconry Centre staff were amazing. A fantastic day. The centre has both indoor and outdoor playareas, lots of walks and although I am not disabled... More 

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Swadlincote, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015 via mobile

Rosliston forestry centre is a really nice place to go with the family always something going on there. The staff are very friendly and helpful. Plus the lodge cabins they have are just brilliant if u love the nature u will love it I would recommend this place to anyone that want a family day out.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Whether you like walking, have children, like cycling, or enjoy watching birds, Rosliston has it all for you. On top of that there are lots of other facilities, including a lovely cafe, a classroom, and some excellent holiday lodges

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Living nearby I visit rolleston forestry centre regularly with my daughter on her trike to go for a nice walk. There is a small gift shop, a small soft play area which (extra Charge) and a lovely cafe serving a range of cakes, hot and cold food all reasonably priced. Theres a good play area for the kiddies with swings,... More 

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Cromford, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

I admit that when we arrived to what looks like a run-down location, including a car park meter that doesn't work and building work which means the falconry experience has to take place inside, I was not expecting much. We were also left standing in a room where we had to get our own fold-up chairs and with no one... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Visited today with my husband and 1 year old son. We had been recommended due to it having a soft play area and nice cafe. We arrived and had to pay the £1 for parking in the small shop due to the pay and display machines not working. Our first experience of the staff were they weren't very friendly or... More 

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Hinckley
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Unlike your reviewer of 17th Jan. who bemoaned his experience, we found ours to be excellent in every respect. The birds were presented in size from tiny to huge by two completely charming, knowledgeable people full of natural enthusiasm for their subject and genuine warmth. Our party was a group of people aged 11 to 70 and every single person... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

We last visited about a year ago and we either missed some trails or they have added to existing trails. A cold day but our children enjoyed the playground and the sculpture trail, hunting for the next animal sculpture. Good waymarked paths, no noticable swarms of cyclistsand good facilities at the visitor centre. We look forward to summer and hope... More 

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