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

  • Bradgate Park Memorial - a talk with Jed Jaggard

    Bringing history to life Jed Jaggard will keep you entertained throughout his fascinating talk about the Leiciester Yeomanry Mermorial which is located here at Bradgate Park. Dressed as a Tommy, Jed will tell stories associated with the Leicester Yeomanry. Read more

  • Christmas Bauble Painting

    A Ceramic painting workshop for adults at Bradgate Park Visitor Centre, where you'll create a Christmas Bauble! Design your own or learn one of our designs Read more

  • Fully Booked Hung Drawn & Quartered & Medieval Medicine

    Join us for this fascinating insight into medieval life, hear about the gruesome form of torture and death that was popular for the time. Enjoy a relaxed evening of cheese and wine Read more