Top spots to find conkers in the Midlands

We've got lots of great spots for finding conkers in the Midlands. All you need to do is head outside, find a horse chestnut tree and get searching on the ground. Here are some of our top places:

The 'Colours, Conkers and Collage' family learning weekend at Attingham Park

Packwood House, Warwickshire

You can’t miss the avenue of horse chestnut trees right opposite Packwood House. Or if you’re feeling more adventurous call into reception for directions for our woodland walk. This takes you right to the edge of the parkland. Look out for woodland instruments and games as you go.

Conkers in autumn parkland at Charlecote Park

Charlecote Park, Warwickshire

Playing conkers is one of the top '50 things' activities to try at Charlecote Park. There are lots of horse chestnut trees around so simply head out and collect a pocketful of shiny brown conkers for a great game.

Child playing with a conker in autumn at Stourhead, Wiltshire
Walking trail

Croome, Worcestershire 

Croome is a great place to collect conkers in the autumn. In the shrubbery between the Grotto and the Island Pavilion there are plenty of horse chestnut trees. Just head to point 9 on the buggy friendly walk

Horse-chestnut leaves and conkers in September at a National Trust property

Clumber Park, Nottinghamshire

‘Clumber Park is a well-known spot for gathering conkers from the many horse chestnut trees. The trees are scattered across the estate, but around Hardwick Village is one of the favourite spots.’ - Gareth Jones, ranger.

You can hunt for conkers by foot or cycle around the park on bikes. The woodlands are also prime den-building territory.