People hold Bradgate Park close to their hearts throughout their lives, help us protect this and Swithland Wood for everyone to enjoy.

  • Bradgate Park is visited and enjoyed by half a million visitors each year, who explore the 834 acre Medieval Deer Park and the historic Ruins of Bradgate House. People hold Bradgate Park close to their hearts throughout their lives, help us protect this and Swithland Wood for everyone to enjoy.
  • Our free Visitor Centre, which is open throughout the year, is enjoyed by over 85, 000 visitors each year and has something to appeal to all ages.
  • Swithland Wood is the largest and most botanically diverse remnant of historic woodland in the Charnwood Forest.

The Bradgate Park Trust works to care for and share OUR past rich heritage of these loved spaces for OUR future generations.

When established, the running costs of the Trust were met by both Leicester City Council and Leicestershire County Council. Nowadays the budget for maintaining the Estate is approximately £1.2 million a year and the Charity has to raise over 95% of this itself through events, grants, donations, pay and display parking, sales of Estate products and at our Tearooms and shop.

  • Each of the 400 deer have to be given supplementary feed in winter, when grass is scarce, at a cost of £25 per animal each year.
  • Disposing of waste left by visitors costs £100 a day.
  • For each acre of the Estate it costs £350 each year to care for the natural and historic heritage.
  • It costs £3,300 a day to keep the Park and Swithland Wood open.

Your future support could help the Trust achieve remarkable things.  We know we have accomplished much, but there is still so much to uncover and share for visitor’s enjoyment in the future. Help conserve Bradgate Park and Swithland Wood for generations to come.