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

  • Santa in Old John Tower SOLD OUT

    A truly unique experience to visit Santa in Old John Tower. The Elves will meet you at Old John Tower and guide you upstairs to see Santa. Read more

  • Woodland and Veteran Trees Walk 4 December 2021

    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

  • NEW DATE 5th December 2021- Santa in Old John Tower

    A truly unique experience to visit Santa in Old John Tower. The Elves will meet you at Old John Tower and guide you upstairs to see Santa. Read more