L and A love collecting conkers in the Autumn and then playing the game ‘conkers’. Conkers are what we call the seeds of the horse chestnut tree. They fall from the tree in autumn and are in plentiful supply! We enjoy going to find them and then taking them home to play with.
The game conkers is a traditional game where you drill a hole through the centre of a conker and thread string through it. You then tie the string at the end so the conker doesn’t fall off. You need at least two conkers on string to play the game. The aim of the game is to knock your opponents conker off the string. If you manage this you are the winner! You need to take aim carefully to hit your opponents conker. It is great fun!
Tip: We have found that the easiest way to make a hole in a conker is with a screwdriver.