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Country Parks in Leicestershire

Get outdoors, re-connect with nature, and explore the beauty of the countryside!
Woodland scene at Beacon Hill
Leicestershire County Council manages many Country Parks and green spaces. All our country parks are open every day, and admission is free, however parking charges may apply.
For more information about visiting our country parks, see the Visitor Information page.

Country Parks Locations

Select the Country Park or Green Space you wish to view from the map below:
Country Parks location map

Country Parks News

Refreshments at Country Parks this summer
From Easter Sunday (20th), refreshment stalls will be at three country parks every Sunday and bank holiday Monday. The Coffee Express returns to Beacon HIll's lower car park selling high quality hot drinks and homemade cakes. At Watermead North and Market Bosworth Country Parks, Picks Organic will sell locally sourced organic hot dogs and burgers. Each stall will be at the parks from 10am til 4pm.
Brand new children's play area opened at Beacon Hill Country Park
Children at Beacon HillVisitors to Beacon Hill can now enjoy a new play area located near to the lower car park. The four play pieces have been supplied by Timberplay who specialise in natural wooden play equipment.
Interspersed with the play pieces are three new wooden carvings made by Peter Leadbeater, Beacon Hill's resident carver. The rabbit, toad and mole represent British wildlife that can be seen within the park boundaries.
Children from St Paul's primary school in Woodhouse Eaves joined Country Parks staff and Councillor David Snartt to officially open the play area in April 2014.
Market Bosworth Country Park play area closed temporarily
The play area at Market Bosworth Country Park is currently closed due to improvement works being carried out. We hope to be able to re-open the play area soon. In the meantime, we apologise for any inconvenience this may cause, and thank you for your patience.
New volunteer days at Donisthorpe Woodland Park
Do you want to be part of a new weekend volunteer group at Donisthorpe Woodland Park?Volunteers at Donisthorpe Woodland Park
We are launching our brand new weekend sessions with our second of two special events taking place on Sunday 4th May 2014, 10am - 3pm, at Donisthorpe Woodland Park. The day will introduce you to a typical volunteer day where you will be able to try out the traditional art of willow weaving (working with Peter Wood from Greenwood Days) and the chance to make a bird box to go up in the park to encourage birds to nest in the area.
All tools and equipment provided but please bring a packed lunch and wear outdoor work clothes. Pre-booking is essential due to limited places. For more details and to book your place, contact us on 0116 305 5000 or

Contact Details

Tel: 0116 305 5000 (8.30am-5pm Mon-Thu, 8.30am-4.30pm Fri). Outside of these times, emergencies only please.
Email:    Emails are checked weekdays only; you will not receive a response to your email at weekends or Bank Holidays.

Country Parks Visitor Survey

If you have visited one of Leicestershire County Council's Country Parks recently, we'd love to hear your views to help us plan future improvements.
Please complete our Country Parks Survey.

Conservation Volunteering

Conservation volunteering is a great way to get involved with your local country park.
Volunteer with RangerIf you would like to help our rangers carry out practical conservation tasks whilst keeping fit, meeting people, learning new skills as well as developing your knowledge of the countryside and how we try to improve our parks for visitors and wildlife, then please contact us.
Watermead VolunteersNew volunteers are always welcome to come along and join in with us, but please get in touch to let us know in advance. No previous experience is necessary, just enthusiasm and a desire to get involved.
Click here for more information about all our volunteering opportunities.

Car Park Season Tickets

Car Park Season TicketYou could save money with a Car Park Season TIcket. Click here for more details on how to apply (valid for all Leicestershire County Council Country Parks).

Other Parks and Green Spaces in Leicestershire

For information about visiting Bradgate Park, Watermead Country Park South, or any other non-County Council green spaces, please see Non-County Council Parks and Areas.
Donisthorpe Woodland Park Oakthorpe Colliery Picnic Site Saltersford Valley Picnic Area Ashby Woulds Heritage Trail New Lount Nature Reserve Jubilee Wood Beacon Hill Country Park Broombriggs Farm and Windmil Hill Snibston Country Park Donington le Heath Manor House Grounds and Woodland Shenton Station and Cutting Bosworth Battlefield Country Park Market Bosworth Park Bagworth Heath Woods Sheet Hedges Wood Watermead Country Park (North) Misterton Marshes Burrough Hill Country Park Brampton Valley Way

Page Last Updated: 16 April 2014