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  • Green Flag Award

Country Park, free entry

GREEN FLAG AWARD, QLTY TOURISM IN LEICESTERSHIRE

Brocks Hill Centre

Brocks Hill Centre

Contact

Brocks Hill Country Park Centre

0116 257 2888

Address

Washbrook Lane,
Oadby,
Leicester,
LE2 5JJ

Details

The Brocks Hill Centre, set within the Country Park is an established part of the Borough and wider community, hosting everything from cross country championships to toddlers' walks, as well as natural history training days and events that allow participants of all ages to reconnect to the natural world around us.

The Centre incorporates a café, a shop and toilets, as well as a hall and meeting room overlooking the Country Park which are available for hire. Accessible paths and free car parking mean it is a popular location.

Ponds and wildlife friendly plantings, holiday activities, wildlife lectures, team building and volunteering days mean that Brocks Hill Country Park Centre provides something for everyone to have a great day out!

The Centre is set in 67 acres of country park with woodland, meadowland, a community orchard, play area and sculpture trail.

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

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Smoking not allowedFacilities for hearing impaired

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

Opening details

Centre open 10am to 5pm Mon - Fri and 10am to 4pm at weekends and Bank Holidays.
Please telephone for Christmas and New Year opening times. The cafe is open longer. Please check website for current openings due to seasonal variation. When the cafe is open, toilets are accessible.

Prices

Free entry

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
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed
  • Facilities for hearing impairedFacilities for hearing impaired

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: 6.4 km from Leicester station