Visiting Bradgate Park Eat, Drink, Shop Eat, Drink, Shop The Bradgate Park Trust provides two Tearooms to be enjoyed by visitors. The Conservatory Tearoom, situated in the garden area adjacent to our Newtown Linford car park and the Deer Barn Tearoom located in the middle of the Park next to the Visitor Centre. Both Tearooms are open seven days a week and offer a range of light lunches, locally produced cakes, hot and cold drinks, as well as ice creams. We cater for many dietary requirements - just ask our Catering Team. Both Tearooms offer free Wifi for visitors (please ask for details when placing your order, or ask at the Visitor Centre for the Deer Barns). They also take card payments (minimum spend £5). The Conservatory Tearoom offer Afternoon Teas, choose from either a simple walk in platter or if you are looking for something a bit more special then book in advance one of our superior and very popular Afternoon Teas. Afternoon Teas are £20 for 2 people and can be booked on 01530 242 987. NEW for 2019 - The Conservatory Tearoom is launching a Speciality Tea Menu, these loose leaf teas are named after the colourful characters from Bradgate Park and are also available to buy as a gift. The Conservatory Tearoom is also the venue for the Parks very popular evening Cheese & Wine Talks, with guest speakers. Details of these events can be found on the events page. Both Tearooms operate a GREEN Initiative when you purchase a Bradgate Park Bamboo mug, ask the Tearoom staff how to get involved. Both Tearooms have a small number of high-chairs and are fully accessible. We have giant umbrellas covering a number of picnic tables outside available all year (except high winds/heavy snow), outdoor picnic benches and plenty of dog water bowls too. If the bowls are empty, just let the Team know and they will top them up. Assistance dogs only are welcome indoors. There is also the Deer Hut Kiosk at the Deer Barns, adjacent to the Visitor Centre in the heart of the Park. From Easter this opens at midday and offers drinks and snacks to take away at weekends and school holidays. In winter this is home to the Bradgate Creperia (run under commercial licence), which sells warming crepes and waffles, as well as hot drinks, at weekends from 10.30. Ice Cream As well as being able to buy ice creams in our Tearooms, Bradgate Park is also home to Alonzi's Ice cream who have been serving visitors to the Park for over 20 years, under licence. Their team has ice cream vans at busy periods at Hallgates (Cropston) and Hunts Hill (Old John) car parks. Within the Park their popular Ice Cream Tricycles stop along the carriageway at busy periods and school holidays. They also join major events in the Ruins and wider Park. For Christmas & New Year holidays, please see details on display at entrance notice boards, or ring the Estate Office for details. Please note the Tearooms are closed Christmas Day and Boxing Day. Conservatory Tearoom Our Conservatory Tearoom is located in the garden adjacent to the main car park at Newtown Linford. Entrances can be found by the blue Police Box and over the wooden bridge. The Tearoom offers seating for up to 40 people and there is outdoor seating at picnic tables over-looking the adjoining garden, or you might choose to have a picnic on the grassed areas sweeping down to the River Lin (bring your own rug). The Conservatory Tearoom is also one of our two on-site outlets offering venison products (when available in season). Whilst at the Conservatory Tearoom don't forget to have a visit to our Bradgate Park Shop, located in the adjoining 300 year old Cottage. April – October (inclusive): Daily – 10.00am – 5.00pm November – March (inclusive): Daily – 10.00am – 4.00pm Deer Barn Tearoom This is located next to the Visitor Centre, just off the tarmac carriageway (between the Ruins and Hallgates car park). See the detailed map on the Visit Bradgate Park page for location (opens in new window). It offers tea, coffee, cold drinks, ice creams, confectionery, crisps and a wide range of light refreshments, home-made cakes, cream teas and hot and cold snacks. Seating is available within the Tearoom, on the patio (with views over Bradgate Park and Cropston Reservoir) or on the adjacent picnic area. The Tearoom opening hours are: April - October (inclusive): Daily 10.00am - 5.00pm November – March (inclusive): Daily -10.00am – 4.00pm Bradgate Park Shop Our Shop can be found at Newtown Linford, within the historic Marion's Cottage, adjacent to the Conservatory Tearoom. The Shop is open the same hours as the Conservatory Tearoom. Here you will find a wide variety of quality gifts, bespoke Bradgate Park items, souvenirs, and a range of books about Lady Jane Grey, local and natural history. There are also plenty of items (such as pond dipping nets, duck food, trails and booklets that will help add to your visit to Bradgate Park, including a pack for our Orienteering Trail that helps you explore the whole of the Park.) You can also purchase Car Park Season Tickets and Event Tickets at our Shop. The Shop also carries a small stock of Bradgate Park charcoal and net bags of logs and kindling. These are made as by-products of our Estate work. All income from these helps in our work to conserve and maintain the historic landscape of Bradgate Park and Swithland Wood. Picnics As well as at our Tearooms, there are plenty of places to enjoy picnics when visiting Bradgate Park, with picnic tables located near to our three car parks and just off the main carriage way. Please do remember if you are bringing a picnic to clear up after your visit, take your litter home, or use the general waste and recycling bins provided. Please do not feed the wildlife.