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

  • Fully Booked Old John Tower & Natural History

    This unique tour offers a rare opportunity to see inside the Tower and enjoy the amazing panoramic views of Leicestershire. Read more

  • The English Civil War a talk with Eddie Smallwood

    Renowned Leicestershire Historian Eddie Smallwood will tell the tales of this mostly ignored period in history and all the battles that raged around Leicestershire and its feuding families. Namley the Grays, Hastings & Ferrers. Read more

  • Ramble with a Ranger

    A leisurely six hour guided walk. Learn about the history of the Park, enter closed off spinneys and the Deer Sanctuary and see inside Old John Tower and the Bradgate House Ruins. Read more