A State Occasion (Two talks, 11:30am & 1.00pm)

On this very date in the year, 1547, Elizabeth renowned as Bess of Hardwick married Sir William Cavendish in the Bradgate Chapel. Sir William was the royal treasurer to the King. Myth has it that the Wedding took place at 2am. This may be due to the stars being correctly aligned or alternatively just that the groom was running late! To mark this grand occasion, Bess will be honouring Bradgate Chapel with a visit once more, from her ancestral home at Hardwick Hall. Read more

The Life of Bess of Hardwick ***Sold Out***

This hour-long talk will recount the incredible life of Bess of Hardwick, complete with a PowerPoint presentation of her Hall in pictures. From her modest beginnings to becoming one of the richest women of her time and a close confident of Queen Elizabeth I. Bess’ houses exemplify her magnificent rise to wealth and power. Read more

**SOLD OUT** Bradgate After Dark

Join the ranger team and volunteers to learn about wildlife you won’t see in the daylight! You will meet rescued Hedgehogs and Owls and discover how you can help them. Read more

*** Fully Booked *** Geology of Bradgate Guided Walk

A wide variety of rocks, covering a time span of 560 million years, can be found in the Park, perhaps more easily seen than anywhere else in Britain. The walk lasts about 3 hours and visits some of the significant exposures so that the story of the geology can be explained. Read more

Fundraising Family Charity Walk and Picnic

A fundraising sponsored walk to help raise funds for Bradgate Park and the Sakhi Navnirman Charitable Trust organised by the Mitra Milan Ramblers Read more

**Extra Date Due to Demand *** The Art of Glass Fusion (Autumn) Morning and Afternoon Sessions

Ali from SmARTsy will bring a beautiful array of glass to Bradgate Park to our Autumn themed creativity workshop at the Visitor Centre, in the heart of the Park. Read more

**SOLD OUT** Bradgate After Dark

Join the ranger team and volunteers to learn about wildlife you won’t see in the daylight! You will meet rescued Hedgehogs and Owls and discover how you can help them. 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

The Art of Glass Fusion (Autumn) ***FULLY BOOKED***

Ali from SmARTsy will bring a beautiful array of glass to Bradgate Park to our Autumn themed creativity workshop at the Visitor Centre, in the heart of the Park. Read more

*** SOLD OUT *** Historic Ghost Walks

Join the Haunted Heritage Team on this popular Ghost Walk. Over 16s only. Wrap up warm and bring a torch. The walk covers a distance of approximately 2 miles with frequent stops. Read more

Calligraphy: with Jane Lappage ‘Modern Calligraphy’

Join Jane Lappage in the Deer Barns, Meeting Room for a Calligraphy Workshop “Great for beginners and the more experienced calligraphy. Try your hand at this new on trend ‘Modern Calligraphy’. Read more

** FULLY BOOKED ** Old John Tower Guided Walk with a Ranger

This unique tour offers a rare opportunity to see inside the Tower and enjoy the amazing panoramic views of Leicestershire. Read more