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image for Outdoor Event item typeIf you go down to the woods today at Brocks Hill

  • Green Flag Award

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GREEN FLAG AWARD, QLTY TOURISM IN LEICESTERSHIRE

Brocks Hill Country Park & Visitor Centre

Brocks Hill Country Park & Visitor Centre

Contact

Libby Gluyas

0116 257 2860

Address

Washbrook Lane,
Oadby,
Leicester,
LE2 5JJ

Details

Learn how to Make and follow track, Identify wild flowers in a wood and build a shelter. Bring along your teddies and we will go on a bear hunt in the woods. Along the way we will make mud pies and a smelly cocktail for the teddies to have a little party around a pretend campfire.

• Youth Activity for children 10+ See separate listing

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (with charge)Disabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

Cafe, toilets, free car parking; fully accessible paths, free building entry; events throughout the year; room hire, orienteering; school group support

Opening details

Wednesday 17th August 2016

Times: 10.20 a.m. to 11.30 a.m or 12:30 p.m. to 1:40 p.m.

Prices

Cost £4.00 for children of all ages.

Facilities

  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (with charge)Credit cards accepted (with charge)
  • 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
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality

Cafe, toilets, free car parking; fully accessible paths, free building entry; events throughout the year; room hire, orienteering; school group support

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)

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
    • YesFrom the entrance to reception / ticket area
    • YesTo a specially adapted public toilet suitable for wheelchair users
    • YesTo the gift shop
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesContrast markings on clear surfaces such as glass doors
  • YesBaby changing facilities
  • YesVisitor information available in large print (14pt and over)
  • YesHearing loop installed in public areas

General

  • YesClear signage
  • YesEffective lighting for visually impaired visitors
  • YesGood colour/tonal contrast for visually impaired visitors
  • YesRoutes/pathways suitable for wheelchair users or visitors with limited mobility
  • YesDisplays at suitable height for wheelchair users / children
  • YesAudible alarm system

Entrance

  • YesEntrance is well lit
  • YesAutomatic door at the main entrance

Food

  • YesLevel access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to cafeteria
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesMenus available in large print (14pt and over)
  • Restaurant / cafe provide meals for visitors with special dietary requirements:
    • YesSugar free (diabetic)
    • YesGluten free (coeliacs)
    • YesLactose free (dairy free)
    • YesNut free
    • YesOrganic
  • YesSeating suitable for wheelchair users, ie moveable and good height for person sitting in a wheelchair
  • YesHigh chairs for children
  • YesChildren's menu

Location

Directions

See location of Brocks Hill on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: SP 619996  Lat: 52.59095 Long: -1.08739

Washbrook Lane is off the B582 Wigston to Oadby road. Follow signs to Parklands Leisure Centre. Continue through the leisure centre car park, beyond which is Brocks Hill Environment Centre & Visitor Centre.

Bus services: 31, 31A, 45, Circleline 40.

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 4 km from Leicester station