Bradgate Park

Bradgate Park

Things to do at Bradgate Park review

Bradgate Park is a vast park of 830 acres near Newton Linford in Leicestershire. It is a Medieval deer park that is steeped in history.

The park was first enclosed as a deer park around 800 years ago. It has a wild and rugged landscape that has dramatic rocky outcrops and many old oak trees, some of which are over 500 years old. You can enjoy some fantastic views from different parts of the park.

Most of the park is made up of hills, however, the lower part is easily accessible and has a tarmac path that is suitable for wheelchairs and pushchairs. You will also find the visitor and cafe here. There are a few focal points in the park including Old John. This is an 18th-century folly that sits on the highest point of the park. It is often referred to as the ‘Icon of Leicestershire’. The tower is open for viewings at certain times of the year.

Other areas of interest in the park include the ruins of Bradate house which are protected as a Scheduled Ancient Monument. These are open every weekend from April until late October. Plus the River Lin is a lovely spot to enjoy a picnic, watch the deer, feed the ducks and there are some shallows for paddling.

FAQ and Further Information Bradgate Park

Is there food and drink available?

There is a cafe serving food and drinks. You are welcome to picnic outdoors.

What are the main things to do?

Vast park with free-roaming deer, a historical tower and a ruined house plus a shallow river for paddling. There are toilets and a cafe.

What are the ticket prices?

*FREEu003cbru003e*Prices are subject to change and/or discounts online. *The park is free to visit.

Is there parking?

There is parking, charges apply.

When are they open?

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Dog friendly?

Dogs are welcome in most areas and must be kept on a lead where there are deer.

Are they accessible?

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