Rosliston Forestry Centre | Day Out With The Kids

Rosliston Forestry Centre

Swadlincote, Derbyshire, England

  • Family by snail sculpture at Rosliston Forestry Centre in Swadlincote
  • People riding bikes at Rosliston Forestry Centre in Swadlincote
  • Adventure playground at Rosliston Forestry Centre in Swadlincote

Attraction Information

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Ages: all ages

Venue type: Outdoor

Rosliston Forestry Centre lies at the heart of The National Forest, and is a woodland haven offering lots of opportunities for family fun, including outdoor activities, and a range of events throughout the year.

Rosliston's mix of woodland and meadow, ponds and play areas offer the perfect playground for visitors of all ages, all year round. Spot the wildlife, join a guided walk, follow a Nature Trail or cycle path, or take advantage of a packed programme of events, the choice is yours! Home to kestrels, owls, kingfishers and waterfowl as well as bats and butterflies during summer, Rosliston's mix of habitats means that there is always something to see.

Or if you fancy some adventure and try your hand at archery, or perhaps a spot of laser gameplay in a forest setting! Whether it's laser clay shooting, laser inflatable or combat laser in the woods, there's a real adrenaline buzz at Rosliston! Drop in sessions are held throughout the year while pre-booked group sessions are also available. Laser game sessions must be pre-booked and minimum charges apply.

Whether you want total relaxation, or pure excitement, Rosliston caters for everyone. Spot thriving wildlife, have a barbecue, go fishing, experience falconry, and more. If you want to make the fun last longer, they have forest lodges to stay in!


  • Restaurant Restaurant Onsite
  • Snacks Snacks Available
  • Picnics Picnics Allowed
  • Toilets Toilets Available
  • Disabled Disabled Toilets Available
  • Wheelchair Wheelchair Friendly
  • Pushchair Pushchair Friendly
  • Parking Parking Available On-site

Getting There and Contact Information


Burton Road, Rosliston, Swadlincote, Derbyshire, DE12 8JX, England


Click here to visit Rosliston Forestry Centre's website
01283 563483

Standard Opening Times and Pricing

Opening hours

Monday to Sunday 07:30 - 17:00
Closed 25th & 26th December, 1st January


Free admission

More Information

Pets allowed

Dogs are welcome

Parking facilities

Parking Charges
Up to 1 hour: £1.00
All Day: £3.00