Opening Times & Parking

Ample Car Parking available spread accross 4 sites


Admission to the Park and Swithland Wood is Free but car parking charges apply.

Read below to find out what these charges are…

Opening Times

Bradgate Park

Bradgate Park is open to visitors from 8am until dusk on every day of the year.  The Car Parks are closed at dusk and all vehicles must be removed by then.

Three car parks are available for use by visitors.  They are located at the main entrance points to Bradgate Park

Newtown Linford (entrance within the village, off Bradgate Road – alongside the Church). This is the  Main entrance and leads to most picturesque areas of Park. Newtown Linford is our busiest car park and, if you are looking for peace and quiet on a busy day or just a different walk, you may like to try one of our other car parks. (Use Post Code LE6 OHB for SatNav)

Hallgates (Cropston) (off Roecliffe Road). Nearest car park to Deer Barn Tea Room & Visitor Centre. (Use Post Code LE7 7HQ for SatNav)

Hunts Hill (Old John) (off Sharpley Hill/Warren Hill) and opposite turn into Benscliffe Road).   Most convenient for the higher parts of the Park and for Old John Tower and the war memorial. (Use Post Code LE6 OAH for SatNav)

There are toilet facilities for visitors at the Newtown Linford, Hallgates and Hunts Hill car parks and also in the centre of the Park (at the Deer Barn Buildings). There are wheelchair-accessible toilets at Hallgates and the Deer Barn Buildings and a Changing Places facility at Newtown Linford.

Toilets close earlier than the car parks.

Parking charges apply at all car parks. Parking tickets are valid at all our car parks on the day of issue – if you want to move the car to explore a different part of the Park,  you do not need to pay again!

Pay & Display parking is in operation at all three car parks

Parking for Coaches (large) available at Newtown Linford and Hunts Hill car parks.

Parking Charges

All prices are for an ‘All Day’ ticket

Car/Small Van/Motorcycle

Monday – Friday £3

Sat/Sun/Bank Holidays £4

Mini-Coach/Large Van/Motorhome

7 Days/week incl Bank Holidays   £6


7 Days/week incl Bank Holidays £12

Horse Box/Trailer

7 Days/week incl Bank Holidays   £6


A fixed penalty ticket policy is in force to ensure effective enforcement of parking charges.

Swithland Wood

Swithland Wood is open to visitors throughout the year during daylight hours. The Car Parks are closed at dusk and all vehicles must be removed by then.

Two car parks are situated at the north and south entrances to the Wood namely:-

Swithland Wood (south) – (off Roecliffe Road). Wood lies to north of Bradgate Park. (Use Post Code LE12 8TN for SatNav)

Swithland Wood (north) – (off Swithland Lane). Nearest car park to village of Woodhouse Eaves (Use Post Code LE12 8SS for SatNav).


Parking Charges - Swithland Wood

Car Parking Charge

(inclusive of VAT) £1.00

NO COACHES. Due to difficult access

A special season ticket valid for Swithland Wood Car Parks ONLY is available. Click here for details.



A fixed penalty ticket policy is in force to ensure effective enforcement of parking charges.

Park Ranger

The Bradgate Park Trust is an independent charity and the revenue we earn from car park charges is a vital part of our income. All the money we raise is used for the management, conservation and improvement of Bradgate Park.

Season Tickets that are valid at all car parks (including Swithland Wood) are available and they represent excellent value for regular visitors  If you visit once per fortnight or more frequently, you will save money by buying a season ticket.

Click here to go to the Season Tickets page, where you can download an application form or telephone the Estate Office 0116 234 1850 to request a form.

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