Conkers National Forest Discovery Centre Reaches 2 Million Milestone
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Moira, nr.Swadlincote, UK – On Thursday 12th August 2010, the £16m Conkers Discovery Centre in the heart of The National Forest, will receive its two-millionth visitor.
Based on recent visitor figures, the team at the attraction have calculated that their milestone will be reached shortly after the centre opens at around 10.30am.
Who: Stephen Woolfe, chairman of the Heart of the National Forest Foundation, the charitable organisation ultimately responsible for the site, will be in attendance and will present the lucky visitor(s) with a certificate, a prize hamper and an Annual Family Ticket to the site.
When: 10.30am Thursday 12th August 2010
Where: Conkers Discovery Centre, Rawdon Road, Moira, nr. Swadlincote, South Derbyshire, DE12 6GA.
Site Contact: Tim Ward – Parker Ward Limited
Tel: 01283 21 66 33 (on the day)
Tel: 01743 851 015 (before/after the event)
Mobile (out of hours): 07966 022 532
Conkers is a £16m indoor and outdoor family attraction all about life in British woodland. It also tells the story of The National Forest, which is being created in an area of over 200 square miles covering parts of Leicestershire, Derbyshire and Staffordshire.
The idea of Conkers was first conceived back in 1997 by the Heart of The National Forest Foundation – a partnership of business and the local community. It is a unique mix of hundreds of indoor interactive exhibits and outdoor attractions that include woodland, sculpture, nature trails, lakes, an assault course, an amphitheatre, adventure playground and a train ride.
Conkers is operated by Planning Solutions Ltd on behalf of the Heart of The National Forest Foundation.
Earlier this year, the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Select Committee recently hailed the National Forest as a ‘national success story’, recognising the real difference the Forest is making to communities, the landscape and people's lives.
For further information please visit www.visitconkers.com