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, 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.

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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. Please note we are currently unable to support educational visits.

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Latest events

  • Fully Booked The Deer Rut Experience

    Nearly eight centuries ago Bradgate Park was enclosed as a deer and hunting park. Today it is still home to herds of Red and Fallow Deer. Walks will be held during the rut bringing you close to master stags and bucks. Read more

  • ***SOLD OUT*** Deer Rut Photography Workshop with Danny Green

    Nearly eight centuries ago Bradgate Park was enclosed as a deer and hunting park. Today it is still home to herds of Red and Fallow Deer. These workshops are timed to coincide with the annual Red and Fallow Deer rut which will have reached its frenetic peak during the month of October. Read more

  • Cancelled Autumn Bird Circular Walk

    Join the Leicestershire & Rutland Ornithological Society team and learn more about the rich array of birds that can be found in the various habitats of the Park. Read more