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

  • ** FULLY BOOKED ** Archaeology of Bradgate Guided Walk

    Because the land at Bradgate has never been subject to modern farming methods, traces of its 15,000 year history of human occupation still remain and are now yielding up their secrets to archaeologists. Read more

  • ** FULLY BOOKED** FREE Bite size Bradgate history walk

    FREE Bite sized Bradgate History walk. There are so many stories to tell about the Park and this walk will give you a taste of some of them. Read more

  • **SOLD OUT** March 2019 Star Gazing

    The total cost of this event is £6, places must be reserved via download of a non-refundable £1 ticket (remaining balance of £5 is payable on the night ). Please note all guidance for this event and age restrictions. Join us at Bradgate Park for our Star Gazing event with the Leicester Astronomical Society. The event will start promptly at 7.30pm and it is advised people arrive a little before (from 7pm) to be met to walk down. It is suitable for 11 years upwards Read more