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.

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Latest events

  • Deer Barns Talks - 15th & 16th Century History with Katie Bridger

    This talk explores the turbulent world of early Tudor Leicestershire through the county’s parks and politics, with particular reference to Bradgate Park. Armed with fascinating detail from sixteenth-century court records, we will bring the park to life and encounter the power of the Greys of Bradgate as they navigated hunting disputes and swiftly dealt with anyone in their way - friend or foe. Read more

  • **FULLY BOOKED** FREE Bite size Bradgate Wildlife Walk

    Bite size Bradgate Wildlife walk. As a protected site there is a wealth of habitats and species that live on the Park. Come along to find out a what lives here. Read more

  • **SOLD OUT** History of Bradgate Walk

    The Park has a fascinating history. This walk will take you on an historic journey through the Park's past and meet some of its many colourful characters. Read more