SPECIAL FACILITY FOR DISABLED AND ELDERLY VISITORS TO HAVE A COACH TRIP THROUGH BRADGATE PARK
Vehicles are not normally permitted to drive into Bradgate Park. A special exception can usually be made available, to enable a Coach carrying a group of disabled or very elderly people, to drive along the carriageway through the centre of Bradgate Park.
This Special Facility is only available during April - October (Inclusive)
Any weekday morning or afternoon (except Thursday afternoons) (subject to making prior written arrangements with the Estate Office). Coach Trips cannot be accommodated at weekends or Bank Holiday periods.
Only Mini-Coaches, Ambulances for the Disabled or Coaches (up to 52 seater) are permitted.
Note: Continental-type or double-decker Coaches are not permitted, (due to height restrictions under the trees along the carriageway and width of gateways).
A member of the Bradgate Country Park staff meets the party at the main Newtown Linford entrance to the Park and will then accompany the Coach along the Carriageway, past the Ruins of Bradgate House, through to the Deer Barn Buildings (centre of Park).
The Ranger will, during the journey, give a short talk covering aspects of the History, Natural History and Geology of the Park, the Grey family, and the Country Park generally.
Note: Occupants are not permitted to alight during the journey through the Park but the coach is allowed to pull up at the various points of interest. The coach must drive slowly.
At the Deer Barn Buildings the coach will stop. Visitors can alight to use the toilets and visit the Deer Barn Tea Room (with range of light refreshments, snacks, tea, coffee, cold drinks and ice cream available). The Bradgate Park Visitor Centre is adjacent. NB: See separate information for Tea Room and Visitor Centre opening times.
Return Journey. The coach will turn round at the Deer Barn and, when the group is ready to leave the Park, drive back along the same route to exit at Newtown Linford. The Ranger will not accompany the coach on the return journey.
|Mini Coach||Â£45.00 (inclusive of VAT)|
|Coach||Â£65.00(inclusive of VAT)|
|Ambulance for the Disabled||Â£35.00(inclusive of VAT)|
To enquire about Booking a Coach Trip, telephone the Bradgate Park Estate Office on Leicester (0116) 234 1850 and ask for Lynda Taylor.