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Brocks Hill Visitor Centre and Country Park

Welcome to Brocks Hill. Here you will learn about the visitor centre and country park, the opening times, what we have for you to enjoy and a little of the history of the building and surrounding country park. There are also links to activities and events happening at the Centre.

Please contact us for current costs for hiring a room at Brocks Hill and for educational visits. The web site will be updated shortly with these details for 2014/2015.

The visitor centre

The Back of Brocks Hill Visitor CentreThe centre is accessible to all and has a hearing loop system. The unusual design of the visitor centre offers practical solutions to environmental problems as well as demonstrating ideas in new technology such as solar water heating. It houses an exhibition, café, shop and a meeting room which is available for hire. There is a disabled toilet and baby changing facilities in both the ladies' and gentlemen's toilets. No dogs are allowed in the centre except for service dogs.

Opening times

Saturdays, Sundays and bank holidays: 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Weekdays: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Free entry and free parking

The café at Brocks Hill

Every day: 10:15 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.

A takeaway service for hot drinks is also available.

The country park and play areas

The country park and play areas are accessible at all times.

Winter view of Brocks Hill Country ParkThe country park extends for 30 hectares (67 acres) where native trees have been planted. Wild flower meadows, ponds and an orchard have been created and wheelchair and pram friendly paths have been laid around the park. The natural play area has been funded by the Big Lottery Fund and boasts a range of play equipment and landscaping to encourage 'natural' play. There is also a separate play area for children aged under eight years.

Current events and other information

PDF Document April events from Brocks Hill Country Park and Centre (PDF Document, 984.96 Kb)shows some of the events being held at Brocks Hill over the next few months and how to contact us. If you would like to receive a copy of our programme of events regularly, by email or by post, please contact us to be put onto the mailing list.

History

Big Lottery Fund LogoThe centre and park were opened in April 2001. The project received £939,000 funding from the Millennium Commission and match funding from various partners including De Montfort University and Leicestershire County Council. This green wedge between Oadby and Wigston has now been protected from housing development.

Last updated: Tuesday, 1 April 2014 3:50 pm

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