Access for Visitors with Disabilities

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Photo courtesy of Terry Winter

The Bradgate Park Trust is committed to making Bradgate Park and Swithland Wood as accessible as possible for our visitors with disabilities.

A copy of our Access Statement can be downloaded here The tarmac carriageway that runs through the Park is very suitable for wheelchairs and both the Deer Barn and Conservatory Tearooms offer step-free access. There are wheelchair-accessible toilet facilities at Hallgates car park and at the Deer Barn buildings and there is a Changing Places facility at the Newtown Linford car park. This latter facility is on a RADAR lock and a spare key can be borrowed from the Conservatory Tearoom. Between  April  – October on Thursday afternoons and Saturday mornings, November – March Saturday mornings only, the Drive-Through scheme offers Blue Badge holders the opportunity to drive through the Park. Details here.

Accessibility in Bradgate Park

It is the aim of the Bradgate Park Trust that all members of the community should be able to enjoy the Park. Whilst recognising that the physical nature of the Park means that not all areas will be accessible to everyone, the Trust aims to extend access so far is reasonable possible.

Summer Drive Through Scheme

Operates between 1st April till 31st October

Every Saturday morning – 9.00am till 11.45am (last admission 11.00am)

Every Thursday afternoon – 2.30pm till 7.00pm (last admission 6.30pm)

Winter Drive Through Scheme

Operates between 1st November till 31st March

First Saturday of each month only — 10.00am till 12.00 noon

 

Drive through the Park entering and egressing via Newtown Linford gates. Parking is available at The Deer Barn (Tearoom & Visitor Centre).

For cars and coaches displaying a blue badge and have been issued a Permit from the estate office. This permit is free of charge, donations are welcome. Estate Office tel: 0116 2362713

A member of the car parking team will assist you upon your arrival.

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Off Road Mobility Scooter Hire

Bradgate Park has a Tramper mobility vehicle which can be hired free of charge by visitors.

Booking is essential in advance at the Estate Office.

The Tramper can be collected from the

Newtown Linford Car Park team following the completion of registration and safety instructions please allow 20 minutes.

Bradgate Park Trust Access Statement can be downloaded from our website from the link above.

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