Welcome to Rosliston Forestry Centre

Days out in The National Forest

Rosliston Forestry Centre is a hidden gem in the heart of The National Forest in South Derbyshire offering lots of activities  for great days out, from quiet walks to action-packed family fun activities. Come and see nature at its best.

Rosliston’s mix of woodland and meadow, ponds and play areas offer the perfect playground for visitors of all ages and physical abilities, all year round. Spot the wildlife, join a guided walk or take advantage of our packed programme of events.

Forest Lodge Holidays

At Rosliston, we have six beautiful Forest Lodges where you can enjoy a short break or longer holiday, at any time of the year. Each lodge is privately situated in its own secluded corner of woodland and offers a full range of self-catering holiday facilities. All lodges are also wheelchair accessible and feature facilities designed to be accessible for all.

Outdoor Weddings

Rosliston is a magical wedding venue in Derbyshire which is fully licensed for outdoor weddings in the woods.

Days out at Rosliston
DAYS OUT

Lodges at Rosliston
LODGE HOLIDAYS

Bride in Gazebo
OUTDOOR WEDDINGS

 
 

August Events

 
 

Wildlife Watch Drop in Session

Wildlife Watch Drop-in Session

Tuesday 2nd August 2016
2pm to 4pm
Enjoy exploring the site looking for wildlife. Various activities throughout the year from pond-dipping to nature walks. Prices vary depending on activity. Ring the Education Team on 01283 535039 for more information.

 
 
 
 
 
 

Kraftiz Drop in session

Kraftiz Drop in session

Wednesday 3rd August 2016
10am to 12noon
Join Julie for a craft activity. Adults and children welcome. £2.50 per person. Contact Julie on 01283 480272 or 07971 268943.

 
 
 
 

Laser combat in the woods

Laser Combat in the Woods Drop-in Session

Wednesday 3rd August 2016
2pm to 4pm
Purchase a token from the shop and play a 10 minute game in the woods for £2.50 per person.

 
 
 
 
 
 

Laser combat in the woods

Laser Combat in the Woods Drop-in Session

Thursday 4th August 2016
2pm to 4pm
Purchase a token from the shop and play a 10 minute game in the woods for £2.50 per person.

 
 
 
 
 
 

Archery Drop-in Session

Archery Drop-in Session

Friday 5th August 2016
2pm to 4pm
Purchase a token from the shop and make your way to the archery pavilion. Shoot 6 arrows per person for £2.50.

 
 
 
 
 
 

Kraftiz Weekend Workshop

Kraftiz Weekend Workshop

Saturday 6th August 2016
11am to 4pm
£15.00 per session. See leaflet for details. Contact Julie on 01283 480272 or 07971 268943.

 
 
 
 

Kraftiz Weekend Workshop

Kraftiz Weekend Workshop

Sunday 7th August 2016
11am to 4pm
£15.00 per session. See leaflet for details. Contact Julie on 01283 480272 or 07971 268943.

 
 
 
 
 

Archery Drop-in Session

Archery Drop-in Session

Monday 8th August 2016
2pm to 4pm
Purchase a token from the shop and make your way to the archery pavilion. Shoot 6 arrows per person for £2.50.

 
 
 
 
 
 

Out and Active Holiday Club

Out and Active Holiday Club

Monday 8th August to Friday 12th August 2016
9am to 5pm
Fully supervised fun-packed days for the kids with a fantastic range of outdoor activities which may include archery, laser games and bushcraft. Suitable for children 8 years+. Booking essential. Call 01283 563483 to book.

 
 
 
 
 
 

Wildlife Watch

Wildlife Watch Drop-in Session

Tuesday 9th August 2016
2pm to 4pm
Enjoy exploring the site looking for wildlife. Various activities throughout the year from pond-dipping to nature walks. Prices vary depending on activity. Ring the Education Team on 01283 535039 for more information.

 
 
 
 
 
 

Kraftiz Drop-in Session

Kraftiz Drop-in Session

Wednesday 10th August 2016
10am to 12 noon
Join Julie for a craft activity. Adults and children welcome. £2.50 per person. Contact Julie on 01283 480272 or 07971 268943.

 
 
 

Laser Combat in the Woods

Laser Combat in the Woods Drop-in Session

Wednesday 10th August 2016
2pm to 4pm
Purchase a token from the shop and play a 10 minute game in the woods for £2.50 per person.

 
 
 
 
 
 

Family Bushcraft Evening

Family Bushcraft Evening

Wednesday 10th August 2016
5.30pm to 9pm
Come and learn how to survive in the wild! £10.00 per adult, £7.50 per child. Suitable for ages 7 years+. (Children must be accompanied by a paying adult). Booking essential on 01283 563483

 
 
 
 
 
 

Laser Combat Drop in sessionFamily Drumming Workshop

Laser Combat in the Woods Drop-in Session

Thursday 11th August 2016
2pm to 4pm
Purchase a token from the shop and play a 10 minute game in the woods for £2.50 per person.

 
 
 
 
 
 

Archery Drop-in Session

Friday 12th August 2016
2pm to 4pm
Purchase a token from the shop and make your way to the archery pavilion. Shoot 6 arrows per person for £2.50.

 
 
 
 
 
 

Archery Drop-in Session

Archery Drop-in Session

Monday 15th August 2016
2pm to 4pm
Purchase a token from the shop and make your way to the Archery Pavilion. Shoot 6 arrows per person for £2.50.

 
 
 
 
 
 

Wildlife Watch

Wildlife Watch Drop-in Session

Tuesday 16th August 2016
2pm to 4pm
Enjoy exploring the site looking for wildlife. Various activities throughout the year from pond-dipping to nature walks. Prices vary depending on activity. Ring the Education Team on 01283 535039 for more information.

 
 
 
 
 

Family Drumming Drop-in Session

Family Drumming Drop-in Session

Tuesday 16th August 2016
1pm to 2pm
A fun and energising activity for all the family to participate in. All ages welcome, no experience necessary. Book and reserve spaces £3.00 per person. Call 01283 563483 to book.

 
 
 
 
 
 

Teddy Bear's Cycle Ride

Teddy Bears Cycle Ride

Tuesday 16th August 2016
10.30am to 12.30pm
More information to follow. To enquire call 01283 563483.

 
 
 
 
 
 

Kraftiz Drop-in Session

Kraftiz Drop-in Session

Wednesday 17th 2016
10am to 12noon
Join Julie for a craft activity. Adults and children welcome. £2.50 per person. Contact Julie on 01283 480272 or 07971 268943.

 
 
 
 

Junior Bushcraft Day

Junior Bushcraft Day

Wednesday 17th August 2016
10am to 4pm
Come and learn how to survive in the wild! £20.00 per child. Suitable for 8 years+. Booking essential. Call 01283 563483 to book.

 
 
 
 
 
 

Laser Combat

Laser Combat in the Woods Drop-in Session

Wednesday 17th August 2016
2pm to 4pm
Purchase a token from the shop and play a 10 minute game in the woods for £2.50 per person.

 
 
 
 
 
 

Laser Combat in the Woods Drop-in Session

Laser Combat in the Woods Drop-in Session

Thursday 18th August 2016
2pm to 4pm
Purchase a token from the shop and play a 10 minute game in the woods for £2.50 per person.

 
 
 
 
 
 

Archery Drop-in Session

Archery Drop-in Session

Friday 19th August 2016
2pm to 4pm
Purchase a token from the shop and make your way to the Archery Pavilion. Shoot 6 arrows per person for £2.50.

 
 
 
 
 
 

Kraftiz Weekend Workshop

Kraftiz Weekend Workshop

Saturday 20th August 2016
11am to 4pm
£15.00 per session. See leaflet for details. Contact Julie on 01283 480272 or 07971 268943.

 
 
 
 

Kraftiz Weekend Workshop

Kraftiz Weekend Workshop

Sunday 21st August 2016
11am to 4pm
£15.00 per session. See leaflet for details. Contact Julie on 01283 480272 or 07971 268943.

 
 
 
 

Out and Active Holiday Club

Out and Active Holiday Club

Monday 22nd August to Friday 26th August 2016
9am to 5pm
Fully supervised fun-packed days for the kids with a fantastic range of outdoor activities which may include archery, laser games and bushcraft. Suitable for children 8 years+. Booking essential. Call 01283 563483 to book.

 
 
 
 
 
 

Archery Drop-in Session

Archery Drop-in Session

Monday 22nd August 2016
2pm to 4pm
Purchase a token from the shop and make your way to the Archery Pavilion. Shoot 6 arrows per person for £2.50.

 
 
 
 
 
 

Wildlife Watch Drop-in Session

Wildlife Watch Drop-in Session

Tuesday 23rd August 2016
2pm to 4pm
Enjoy exploring the site for wildlife. Various activities throughout the year from pond-dipping to nature walks. Prices vary depending on activity. Ring the Education Team on 01283 535039 for more information.

 
 
 
 
 
 

Laser Combat in the Woods Drop-in Session

Laser Combat in the Woods Drop-in Session

Wednesday 24th August 016
2pm to 4pm
Purchase a token from the shop and play a 10 minute game in the woods for £2.50 per person.

 
 
 
 
 
 

Kraftiz Drop-in Session

Kraftiz Drop-in Session

Wednesday 24th August 2016
10am to 12noon
Join Julie for a craft activity. Adults and children welcome. £2.50 per person. Contact Julie on 01283 480272 or 07971 268943.

 
 
 
 

Laser Combat in the Woods

Laser Combat in the Woods Drop-in Session

Thursday 25th August 2016
2pm to 4pm
Purchase a token from the shop and play a 10 minute game in the woods for £2.50 per person

 
 
 
 
 
 

Ratburger Open Air Theatre

Ratburger – A Production in The Glade

Thursday 25th August 2016
Performance begins at 4pm. (Gates open at 3pm)
All tickets £10.00 available from Swadlincote Tourist Information Centre, West Street, Swadlincote. Telephone: 01283 222848 or the Barn Shop, Rosliston Forestry Centre, Tel: 01283 563483.

Heartbreak Productions return to The Glade with the theatrical premiere of ‘Ratburger’, based on David Walliams’ hilarious, action-packed and touching novel.

Come and join the grand opening party of ‘Armitage’s Ices’, the ice cream parlour set up by Zoe and her Dad and follow 12 year old Zoe’s journey as she takes on the revolting characters that have proved to be one of the hallmarks of David Walliams’ appeal. Our heroin has a profound love of animals and a dream of travelling the world that keep her going as she copes with her disgusting neighbours, her recently unemployed Dad and the menacing Burt (of Burt’s Burgers) who is after Zoe and her pet rat! Recommended for ages 7years+. Performance lasts approximately 2 hours, including a 20 minute interval.

 
 
 
 
 

Archery Drop-in Session

Archery Drop-in Session

Friday 26th August 2016
2pm to 4pm
Purchase a token from the shop and make your way to the Archery Pavilion. Shoot 6 arrows per person for £2.50.

 
 
 
 
 
 

Archery Drop-in Session

Archery Drop-in Session

Monday 29th August 2016
2pm to 4pm
Purchase a token from the shop and make your way to the Archery Pavilion. Shoot 6 arrows per person for £2.50.

 
 
 
 
 
 

Wildlife Watch Drop-in Session

Wildlife Watch Drop-in Session

Tuesday 30th August 2016
2pm to 4pm
Enjoy exploring the site for wildlife. Various activities throughout the year from pond-dipping to nature walks. Prices vary depending on activity. Ring the Education Team on 01283 535039 for more information.

 
 
 
 
 

Kraftiz Drop-in Session

Kraftiz Drop-in Session

Wednesday 31st August 2016
10am to 12noon
Join Julie for a craft activity. Adults and children welcome. £2.50 per person. Contact Julie on 01283 480272 or 07971 268943.

 
 
 
 

Laser Combat in the Woods

Laser Combat in the Woods Drop-in Session

Wednesday 31st August 2016
2pm to 4pm
Purchase a token from the shop and play a 10 minute game in the woods for £2.50 per person

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

General Enquiries
01283 563483


We have a wide range of outdoor activities and events to choose from.

To enquire, contact a member of the Rosliston Team today.

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