Join Sooty and friends at CONKERS this Whitsun half-term

CONKERS, the award-winning visitor attraction at the heart of The National Forest, is throwing a party this Whitsun half-term when Sooty and his friends will perform their famous entertainment and magic show for visitors.

Presented by Bonnie Spencer, Sooty will perform three shows during the day on Friday 2 June and visitors can also enjoy a range of other activities, performances and shows through the half-term week.

CONKERS recently opened one of the first 4D cinemas in the Midlands. The 80-seat 4D cinema is showing films that will stimulate the senses and during half-term, it will be showing ‘Little Ants Adventure’.

The Sooty shows and entrance to the cinema are both included in the general admission price but the Sooty shows must be booked at CONKERS’ Discovery Centre on arrival. To book admission tickets in advance, call 01283 216 633 or receive a 20 per cent discount by booking online at

As well as Sooty and the 4D cinema, CONKERS will also present Punch & Judy, Lollipop Ponies & Flip the Clown, Ras King Bobo acrobat show, Sublime Science, Dippy the Clown and daily Ranger activities including pond dipping, bush craft, orienteering, craft shows and a construction derby.

Chris Sturdy, Regional Operations Manager at CONKERS said: “This is the first time that we’ve been able to welcome the legendary Sooty and his friends to CONKERS so we’re really looking forward to his show. With the new 4D cinema and range of outdoor experiences such as the Hi and Lo Ropes, there’s plenty to do throughout half-term, whatever the weather!”