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Rosliston Forestry Centre

Opened in 1994, the centre is being developed by South Derbyshire District Council and The Forestry Commission, in partnership with The National Forest Company and managed by Aurora Country Developments Limited.

Cedar lodge exterior

There is plenty for you to see and do, from quiet places to enjoy the countryside, to family-fun activities such as orienteering trails, cycle hire and fishing.

The visitor centre is surrounded by 62 hectares of land, containing young trees, ponds, gardens and meadows and the Rolls-Royce Greenheart Lake.

Talks, workshops, parties, guided walks, meetings and school visits can also be arranged. Details can be obtained from the centre managers or the on-site environmental education staff.

Luxury timber lodge accommodation

If you wish to explore the area for a little longer than just a day, why not stay in our forest accommodation?

There are six luxury timber lodges on-site - four sleeping up to 10 guests, two sleeping up to six. The larger lodges have two bathrooms and all are equipped for guests with mobility and disability issues. Set in a secluded area on the site, they are the perfect location for a short break away from it all.

You can view and book the lodges.

Weddings at the Glade

Rosliston Forestry Centre boasts a unique outdoor wedding venue with luxury marquee available for hire. A beautiful setting for your bespoke wedding, with plenty of car parking for all your guests. Find our more about weddings at the Glade or email:

Crazy Golf

A bird of prey themed crazy golf course. A real fun challenge for all ages. No need to book, just call into the barn shop to pay.

Birthday parties

If you are looking for a venue for a child's birthday party look no further. You can just hire a room, or book one of our amazing activities. Choose from soft play, Kiddie Kombat, archery, bird of prey or Wonderful Woodland. For prices and availability please contact the centre.

School holiday clubs and drop in sessions.

If you are looking for something for your children to do during the school holiday why not try ‘Out and Active’ School holiday club? Fully supervised from 9am to 5pm, the staff ensure that the children take part in lots of outdoor activities. If you are just looking for something to do for the day, the centre regularly has ‘drop in sessions’ of its most popular activities. These are taster ‘queue and do’ sessions, and no booking is required.

The Hub in the Forest Cafe

With panoramic views over the site, The Hub offers hot and cold snacks, drinks and light meals. The cafe is fully licensed and open daily from 10am. The room / catering are available for hospitality and parties.

Seating capacity is 64 persons.
Bookings or details: 01283 538909

Get Active in The Forest

Get Active in the Forest is a district wide project based at Rosliston Forestry Centre and is a way of being active, having fun and burning calories all at the same time!

Audio trail

Launched alongside the Footsteps in the Forest Walking Festival. Listen to this soundtrack using your mp3 player as you enjoy the walk.

Car parking

Car parking is 80p for an hour, £2 for a day or £20 for an annual pass.

Enjoy your visit!

The site is open daily, but the craft shops and restaurant have individual days/hours of opening.

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