Visiting Old John and the Ruins The Ruins will be open to the public each weekend from 1st April - 29th October 2023. The Ruins are closed over the winter due to poor ground conditions, and reopen in the springtime. 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 No prior booking required, please meet at either the Ruins or Old John dependant on the day. Suggested donation of £2 per person. Please note: if you are in a group bigger than 10, you will need to pre-book your tour with the Estate Office by calling 0116 236 2713. Free Flow The Ruins are also open to the public each weekend during the spring, summer and autumn from 11am-4pm. Pop by to have a nosey inside, or have a chat with one of our knowledgeable Volunteers to learn more about this fascinating slice of Bradgate Park's history.