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Rosliston Forestry Centre

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Address: Burton Road | Rosliston, Swadlincote DE12 8JX, England
Phone Number: 01283 563483
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Great for all the Family

Lovely place to visit for all ages. Good paths, many are wheelchair and pushchair friendly. Brilliant place also for people and dogs. Always something to do. Also arrange themed... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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English first
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185 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely place to visit for all ages. Good paths, many are wheelchair and pushchair friendly. Brilliant place also for people and dogs. Always something to do. Also arrange themed days. Great little cafe on site. Pay to park, is reasonable.

Thank DerbyshireCook
Level Contributor
15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I took my 7 year old for a Sunday afternoon walk and she loved it. Plenty of activity play ground equipment (one of which is a first for me) a wheelchair swing. It enables disabled children in a wheelchair to experience the swings, pure genius! The only downside was a lot of the areas where closed off, I can only... More 

Thank Martina R
Ashby de la Zouch, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My 5 year old would happily move in! There's lots of activities run here that you can book on to but we just visit to roam around and play. When he was younger we used the soft play area a lot but now it's all about the outdoors. You just pay for the parking and can stay all day. Bring... More 

1 Thank Nikki S
Birmingham, England
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Firstly let me make it clear that I am reviewing the Eagle Photography Day run by Falconry Experiences not Rosliston Forestry Centre itself which happened to be the venue. The Eagle Photography Day was an unsolicited present to me, bought on Groupon for the much reduced price of around £40.00. I understand the full price is £150.00 !! Leaving aside... More 

4 Thank KimLaurence
Bury, United Kingdom
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74 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice cafe after a walk round he forestry centre. Sell the usual, sandwiches, jackets, chips, salad. Good selection of cakes.

Thank Wiscasset
Hatton, United Kingdom
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

We are regular visitors to Rosliston and our kids love it their, but was so annoyed and disappointed today by really unfriendly staff attitude and I did not feel like my child was welcome there, I will not go to the cafe again and pay their inflated prices. Me and my friend were there with our two just turned two... More 

Thank GemmaReddy
Level Contributor
8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015 via mobile

Clean and tidy. Great cafe and gorgeous setting. With lovely views. Great for families and couples. They have lots going on so check out website for details of what's coming up

Thank LouSoutham
Chesterfield, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

My wife bought me the 'Falconry Experience' for my birthday and accompanied me for the event on Wednesday 7th October 2015. There was only the two of us, so we had a good ratio of two, to the one falconer, named Alice. A very memorable experience to see and hold such magnificent birds close up. Alice, who by her own... More 

Thank Colin P
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

My partner bought the two of us the falconry experience as part of my 50th birthday celebration - what a fantastic treat! We spent 4 hours learning all about the birds which included a wonderful barn owl called Lucky, a small owl called Simon Cowl and two amazing eagles called Thor and their golden eagle called Shadow. Shane who was... More 

Thank Mel H
Burton upon Trent, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

My wife and I attended the ‘Evening With Owls’ thanks to a Groupon voucher she bought for my birthday. There were hot drinks available on arrival, before over 30 of us were taken to the display building. It was cold, but we were well wrapped up, and the close encounter with six owls, together with the detailed knowledge provided by... More 

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