If you are planning a group visit to Bradgate Park with a school, please see our Learning and Schools Section

Self organised Groups who do not require a guide are welcome to visit Bradgate Park. However, we ask that you advise the Estate Office of your intended visit, so that our staff are aware of your group’s presence and can be on hand to provide any advice or assistance you may require.


Guided tours are a marvellous way to both enjoy and gain a greater appreciation of Bradgate Park and Swithland Wood.

Tours (must be pre-booked) can be arranged for any club or group and be tailored to all ages. Maximum of 30 people per Group (no minimum number). For larger parties more than one tour can be provided at an additional cost.

The topics the Guided Tours can cover include:-

Ruins of Bradgate House

A Tour around the Ruins explaining The History of Bradgate House, the Grey family who built it and who owned the Park for many centuries, and the story of Lady Jane Grey (the Nine Day Queen of England) who was born at Bradgate and spent much of her short life here.

History of Bradgate Park

A Tour through part of the Park exploring Bradgate's rich heritage and some of the characters from its 15,000 years of human history. A great introduction to the Park and its stories.

Natural History of Bradgate Park

A Tour through part of the Park looking at its rich and varied flora and fauna and the natural history of the area. The tour can include the Red and Fallow Deer Herds, the Park’s ancient oaks, the River Lin, the fascinating geology and lots more.

Bradgate Park

A combined Tour touching on the history and natural history of the Park (including, if desired, a brief look at the Ruins of Bradgate House) – the ideal introduction to Bradgate Park.

Visitor Centre

Whilst entry to the Visitor Centre is free, for groups who require guides and support we do ask you book a bespoke visit with our Visitor Experience team. This means your participants will have the best experience. Twilight and evening visits can be booked in advance through the Centre and are ined with tours around aspects of the Park's heritage. 

Tours usually take about one hour. If a longer Tour is required, this can be provided subject to an additional charge.

Tours are usually available, at any reasonable time, all year round
(excluding Weekends and Bank Holiday periods).


£55.00 (including VAT) per Group of up to 30 Adults

Download the Walks and Activities Programme for 2018 by clicking the images below.

Walks and Activities Leaflets 2018 Download