The place to find out all about the history of Bradgate Park and Swithland Wood, its rich natural history and much more besides.
Displays on Lady Jane Grey (Nine days 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 geology, the Park’s herds of Deer, flora and fauna of Bradgate Park & Swithland Wood, the benefactors who made the Country Park possible and many other items of interest.
Wildlife dioramas and models of Old John Tower, Bradgate House, volcano and geological formations. Life size models of Lady Jane Grey and her family and 500 years of history in a tree!
Well stocked shop selling cold drinks, ice cream & confectionery, gifts, souvenirs, booklets & publications on the Country Park and the local area. Visitor Information.
Located - in the centre of Bradgate Park - in a range of buildings against the tarmac carriageway through the Park and next to the Deer Barn Tea Rooms - between the Ruins and Hallgates car park. (see detailed map for location)
April – October (inclusive)
11am – 5pm
November – March (inclusive) - Open in school holiday periods
Wheelchair access is to the ground floor of the Visitor Centre only.
Dogs are not admitted (other than Guide Dogs).
|In addition to the above opening times, the Visitor Centre can also be opened, for pre-booked groups, outside normal opening times (excluding Weekend and Bank Holiday periods).|
Telephone: Bradgate Park Estate Office on Leicester
(0116) 234 1850 and ask for Lynda Taylor.
A wide range of publications giving more information on Bradgate Park, it's history, the Grey Family and general visitor information are on sale at the Visitor Centre and Country Park Shop.