The National Forest
During your stay at Mercure Burton Upon Trent Newton Park take a visit to The National Forest, just 20mins down the road.
Things to see and do at The National Forest
The gentle undulating landscape of The National Forest is perfect for walking, cycling and horse-riding. And through the creation of new habitats, it is an ideal location for bird and wildlife watching.
From watersports to wildlife watching, cycling to craft centres and loads of wet weather options too, The National Forest really does have something for everyone. And in this ever-changing landscape as the Forest grows, one thing is guaranteed, there is always something new to see.
This forest in the making is attracting more than just wildlife! Around eight million visitors now come to the Forest and explore the wealth of attractions and activities across the destination every year.
You can combine a peaceful riverside walk with a brewery tour in Burton upon Trent, go skiing, snowboarding or tobogganing all year round at Swadlincote or try the mountain biking trails at Hicks Lodge: National Forest Cycle Centre.
There are lots of wet-weather options too, ranging from farm parks to forestry centres, interactive discovery parks to stately homes and historic castles to craft centres. With adventure play areas and interactive displays, Conkers Discovery Centre, is a brilliant place for families to learn about The National Forest and life in a British Woodland.
Throughout the year an array of events attract visitors from around the world. These include the National Forest Walking Festival, the National Forest Wood Fair, the ancient art of Well Dressing, scarecrow festivals, music festivals and the peculiar rural custom of the Abbots Bromley Horn Dance.
As the seasons come and go you can witness the ever-changing scenery and the spectacular colours transforming the landscape. Vivid bluebells, lush green leaves in Spring and the rich golds and reds of Autumn.
With the wealth of things to do and see in The National Forest you can be as busy as you choose…. or just simply relax and enjoy the stunning landscapes, sparkling reservoirs, and large swathes of new and ancient woodland.
For more information on the wealth of things to do and see in The National Forest visit the website: www.visitnationalforest.co.uk, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01283 551 211.