The Beauty of Bradgate Park captured in a calendar for 2021 is now on sale from our Tearooms and online.
The calendar contains 12 stunning photographic images selected to feature the Park's most iconic locations and wildlife. Read more
Bradgate Park & Swithland Wood access, Tearooms, Shop & car parks open. Toilet blocks open (reduced availability).
The Visitor Centre closed until further notice. The Deer Barn and Conservatory Tearoom are offering a limited Take Away service.
Estate Office Open Mon-Weds 9-4 only
Many event postponed, or cancelled.
Click to visit full page. Read more
The Trust sell seasoned logs, kindling, charcoal and other wooden products as by-products of our Estate work. Read more
Celebrate someone special with a unique Bronze Memorial Oak Leaf at Memorial Wood in the heart of Bradgate Park. Read more
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, 550 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.
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.
The educational and heritage charity that cares for Bradgate Park and Swithland Wood, some of Leicestershire’s best-loved areas of countryside.
Help support the work of the Bradgate Park Trust to protect and share Bradgate Park and Swithland Wood now and for future generations.
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!
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.
A summary of our educational activities and modules for school visits and guidance for visiting schools.
Ley Lines a discussion with Anthony Poulson-Smith.
An examination of Ley Lines and other ancient track ways. How they were laid out and why.
A nocturnal walk across the Park using bat detection equipment.
An off the beaten track walk, discovering some of the ancient oak and sweet chestnut trees across the Park; some over 500 years old. Read more