Visiting Opening Times Opening Times Bradgate Park Bradgate Park is open to visitors from 8am and closes at sunset no later than 8.30pm in the summer, 365 days a year including holiday seasons. Lawful use of the public footpath that crosses the site is unaffected when the Park is closed. Sunset varies so please check online before you visit (external website). The Car Parks are closed at sunset no later than 8.30pm in summer, vehicles will not be allowed in after this time. Gates are added at most car parks, with safe egress routes identified. Please note toilets close earlier than car parks. Please note the last car park and toilets to be locked is Newtown Linford. Three car parks are available for use by visitors, they are located at the main entrance points to Bradgate Park Newtown Linford (entrance within the village, off Bradgate Road – alongside the Church). This is the main entrance and leads to the most picturesque areas of the Park. Newtown Linford is our busiest car park and, if you are looking for peace and quiet on a busy day or just a different walk, you may like to try one of our other car parks. (Use Post Code LE6 OHB for SatNav) Hallgates (Cropston) (off Roecliffe Road). Nearest car park to Deer Barn Cafe and Visitor Centre. (Use Post Code LE7 7HQ for SatNav) Hunts Hill (Old John) (off Sharpley Hill/Warren Hill) and opposite turn into Benscliffe Road. Most convenient for the higher parts of the Park and for Old John Tower and the War Memorial. (Use Post Code LE6 OAH for SatNav) There are toilet facilities for visitors at the Newtown Linford, Hallgates and Hunts Hill car parks and also in the centre of the Park (at the Deer Barn Buildings). There are wheelchair-accessible toilets at Hallgates and the Deer Barn Buildings and a Changing Places facility at Newtown Linford. Please see parking charges page for full details: Parking charges Regular visitors may wish to consider purchasing a season ticket (details here) Swithland Wood Swithland Wood is open to visitors throughout the year during daylight hours, with car parks accessible from 8am however we do try to open these car parks earlier if possible. The lawful use of the public footpath that crosses the site is unaffected when closed. The Car Parks are closed at dusk and all vehicles must be removed by then. Car Parking is Pay and Display (cash only) Two car parks are situated at the north and south entrances to the Wood:- Swithland Wood (south) – (off Roecliffe Road). The wood lies to the north of Bradgate Park. (Use Post Code LE12 8TN for SatNav) Swithland Wood (north) – (off Swithland Lane). The nearest car park to the village of Woodhouse Eaves (Use Post Code LE12 8SS for SatNav). Cafe, Shop and Visitor Centre at Bradgate Park The Bradgate Park Trust has the Deer Barn Cafe which is open seven days a week offering a range of hot and cold drinks, cakes, snacks and ice creams. There is also the Deer Hut Kiosk at the Deer Barns, adjacent to the Visitor Centre in the heart of the Park, open at weekends for take-away warm drinks and snacks. (See our Eat, Drink, Shop page for further details). Deer Barn Café April-October (inclusive) Daily, 10am-5pm November-March (inclusive) Daily, 10am-4pm Visitor Centre Term time Weekends, 11am-4pm School holidays + bank holidays Daily, 11am-4pm Bradgate House Ruins & Old John Tower Bradgate House Ruins will be open to the public for free flow access between 11am and 4pm each weekend from 1st April - 29th October 2023. Guided Tours Join us to delve into the history of Bradgate Park on one of our volunteer-led, 45-minute long history tours: Tour Day Time Ruins Guided Tour Wednesday 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm Old John Guided Tour Thursday 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm Find out more information here.