Visiting Bradgate Park Visitor Centre Visitor Centre & Shop Visitor Centre, Shop & Hot/Cold drinks The Visitor Centre opened Summer 2016, following a redevelopment made possible as part of the Rotary Club of Leicester's centenary and grants from a number of local trusts and foundations. The official opening was performed by Sir David Attenborough, a life-long visitor to Bradgate Park. There is no entry charge and the family friendly displays and information tell the stories of the Park, its origins, its history, its geology and the wildlife that live in and visit the Park. There are opportunities to have a close-up encounter with wildlife, hear from Lady Jane Grey about her story and learn how a nearby volcano created the Bradgate Park landscape. The displays include artefacts, as well as plenty of background to the heritage of the Park and the people that have played a part in the history of the Estate. The Visitor Centre also has a shop to purchase some lovely items ranging from pens/pencils to beautiful glass decanters. It is also an outlet for venison sales and ice cream & you can even purchase a hot drink.