Rosliston Forestry Centre
Burton Road, Swadlincote, Derbyshire DE12 8JX
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Rosliston Forestry Centre is just on the outskirts of the village and is one of South Derbyshire’s most popular destinations. The car parks are accessed to the south, and a pay and display (£2 all day). This really is the perfect place for children of all ages, there are huge areas of open space, a children’s playground, with a huge owl shaped slide and on the day of our visit a huge pool, where you could get into a huge transparent ball and move around the surface of the water. Adults are equally well catered for, a variety of walks of different distances, through the now well established forests, percolated occasionally with wooden sculptures, monuments to the area’s industrial heritage and a large pond, complete with baby coots and moorhens. There is a recently opened craft shop, specialising in card making, a souveneir type shop and a cafe, to name but a few of the attractions.
The Hub Cafe is fairly large building with a decent amount of both indoor and outdoor seating. Menu wise, a good range of drinks, both hot and cold, alcoholic and non. Food wise, there are hot dishes like burgers, lasagne, pasties etc. There is also a wide variety of ice creams, sandwiches, paninis and a soup of the day. Pretty standard fare overall, but tasty nonetheless, the salad could have done with being fresher though. Cajun fries were a hit, very spicy!
As I said, at any time of the year the Forestry Centre is relentlessly busy, which detracts somewhat from its overall appeal – perhaps I’m just antisocial! Still, if you walk far enough, you can still find peaceful and serene locations, away from the hustle and bustle.
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