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  • Quality Tourism in Leicestershire

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QLTY TOURISM IN LEICESTERSHIRE

Bradgate Park Visitor Centre

Bradgate Park Visitor Centre

Contact

Bradgate Park Estates Office

0116 236 2713

Address

Bradgate Park,
Newtown Linford,
Leicestershire,
LE6 0HE

Details

Information and displays on Lady Jane Grey (Nine day Queen of England), the Grey family, the Ruins of Bradgate House, Old John Tower, Swithland Slate Quarrying, the history of Bradgate Park and Swithland Wood, the gift of the Country Park to the people of Leicester and Leicestershire, the geology, flora and fauna of the Country Park, the park's herds of Deer and much more besides.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsAccepts groups

Children welcomeGuided tours for groupsSmoking not allowed

Disabled access along tarmac path through centre of park. All-terrain mobility scooter available for hire. Drive-through scheme for Blue Badge holders - contact us for details or visit our website. Check our website or pick up a leaflet for details of our guided walks and events programme.

Opening details

The Visitor Centre is currently CLOSED FOR REFURBISHMENT

The exciting new Bradgate Park Visitor Centre will be

OPENING SUMMER 2016

Facilities

  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Guided tours for groupsGuided tours for groups
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed

Disabled access along tarmac path through centre of park. All-terrain mobility scooter available for hire. Drive-through scheme for Blue Badge holders - contact us for details or visit our website. Check our website or pick up a leaflet for details of our guided walks and events programme.

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details

Parking

  • YesDesignated parking for guests with disabilities
  • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
    • Yesis solid
  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesIs flat (i.e. without steps)
    • YesHas a ramp

Food

  • YesLevel access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to cafeteria
  • Restaurant / cafe provide meals for visitors with special dietary requirements:
    • YesGluten free (coeliacs)
    • YesVegetarian
  • YesHigh chairs for children

Notes

  • Our Access Statement is available on our website www.bradgatepark.org

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
    • YesTo a specially adapted public toilet suitable for wheelchair users
  • YesBaby changing facilities

General

  • YesSeating available for visitors with limited mobility
  • YesRoutes/pathways suitable for wheelchair users or visitors with limited mobility

Location

Directions

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Map reference: SK 525112  Lat: 52.69637 Long: -1.22374

Bradgate Park has three entrances: the main entrance in Newtown Linford. Also Cropston (Hallgates) and Old John (Hunts Hill). Swithland wood has two entrances, north and south.

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 5 km from Leicester station