Visit Bradgate Park

Bradgate Park is Leicestershire's only Medieval Deer Park to the north of Leicester City. Over 830 acres, steeped in history, teeming with wonderful wildlife, the UK's oldest fossils, 400 red and fallow deer and the childhood home of Lady Jane Grey. Rich in heritage, wildlife and amazing landscapes, Bradgate Park is Leicestershire's favourite day out with two tearoom and free-to-visit Visitor Centre.

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Visit Swithland Wood

Swithland Wood is an attractive and atmospheric area of Ancient Woodland, covering 170 acres. Rich in history and wildlife, it is designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest. The Wood is an important habitat for a wide range of plant and animal species, with rocky outcrops and old quarries.

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Welcome to the website of The Bradgate Park Trust

The educational and heritage charity that cares for Bradgate Park and Swithland Wood, some of Leicestershire’s best-loved areas of countryside.

Donate

Help support the work of the Bradgate Park Trust to protect and share Bradgate Park and Swithland Wood now and for future generations.

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Volunteer

Volunteering opportunities include conservation projects, helping visitors at the Visitor Centre, guiding walks and tours, assisting with events, school visits and community talks. We have something for everyone!

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Support Our Work

The Bradgate Park Trust is a registered charity, established by Charles Bennion when he purchased the Estate for the enjoyment of visitors in 1928. We appreciate all help people give us and if you would like to support our work, please get in touch.

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Education and Learning Activities For Schools

A summary of our educational activities and modules for school visits and guidance for visiting schools.

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Latest events

  • Notice of Intention to Vary Public Space Protection Order Relating to Dogs

    Consultation: Charnwood Borough Council Notice of Intention to Vary a Public Space Protection Order (‘PSPO’) DOG CONTROL – BRADGATE PARK AND SWITHLAND WOOD Read more

  • Queen of Bradgate Historic Ghost Walks

    Join the Haunted Heritage Team on this special Ghost Walk, which is part of the Queen of Bradgate Celebrations. Over 16s only. Wrap up warm and bring a torch. The walk covers a distance of approximately 2 miles with frequent stops. Read more

  • The History of Bradgate Park

    Bradgate Park is steeped in history – from its Norman beginnings as a hunting park to the building of Bradgate House, home of Lady Jane Grey in the early 1500s and beyond. Read more