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Brocks Hill Country Park and Visitor Centre

Washbrook Lane | Oadby, Leicester LE2 5JJ, England
+44 116 257 2888
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A great place to take children or just for a walk. Quite a few trails to follow and outdoor play... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Dayle T
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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Who knew this place was even there? I didn't but we had a great family trip there. It's just off... read more

Reviewed 26 June 2018
Ellie J
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Brocks Hill Centre is set within the 30 hectare country park. Wildlife habitats include woodland, meadows, ponds and community orchard, which are all laid out with access friendly paths. The site has an accredited Green Flag award and Country Park Accreditation standard. A dedicated team help visitors explore the natural environment and take part in regular activities and events for all. Play areas inspired by the natural environment and den building area provide a popular family focus. Additional elements include sculptures and orienteering courses around the Country Park. Brocks Hill hosts popular holiday and school activities, as well as natural history training days and events that encourage a reconnection to the natural world. Volunteers help manage the natural environment and the site team run popular employee volunteer and conservation volunteer days. The Centre incorporates a cafe, gift shop and toilets, as well as a hall and meeting room overlooking the Country Park, which are available for hire. Free car parking means it is a popular location for a great day out!
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  • Poor2%
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“play area” (10 reviews)
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Washbrook Lane | Oadby, Leicester LE2 5JJ, England
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+44 116 257 2888
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"family visit"
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"nice walk"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A great place to take children or just for a walk. Quite a few trails to follow and outdoor play area for children to enjoy also other interests for them to explore. There is a cafe on site although we found it rather expensive, better...More

Thank Dayle T
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Reviewed 26 June 2018 via mobile

Who knew this place was even there? I didn't but we had a great family trip there. It's just off the main road but is really peaceful. Perfect for us with a small baby and can definitely see us going there regularly as he gets...More

Thank Ellie J
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Reviewed 23 June 2018

A simple set up of country park walks with a visitors centre and cafe (with cake) we have been a few times and thy hold events and sales. Access to the centre is good and as it is a modern building so disabled facetiae’s are...More

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Reviewed 2 June 2018 via mobile

Parking is an issue in school holidays or at weekends as there are lots of visitors to the leisure centre too. There are some nice walks around, and a range of play equipment. With sons of 1 and 3 we find there is less for...More

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Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

Good park for young children, lots of play equipment & plenty of space for them to run about. Cafe awful, wasn’t that busy but service unbelievably slow, used crockery laying around, dirty tables, poor choice of snack items, had cappuccino but was very poor. Would...More

Thank Moor123456
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Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

I visited with my sister- in -law and our children and I can't fault the grounds or the play area although a lot of things were taped off so they couldn't go on them but plenty of other things to do then we decided to...More

4  Thank Samantha G
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Reviewed 13 September 2017

You can take dogs and children her, with entertainment for them such as a large adventure play ground, with slides and swings. There is inside seating but prices are quite high.

Thank emeraldelegance0
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Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

Lovely place, great park for kids of all ages. Lovely walks with lots of little wooded areas to explore & den building area. Nice little cafe serving good variety of snacks & ice creams /tea coffee.

Thank jellytots_28
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Reviewed 2 August 2017

Good place for children, dogs wheelchair friendly paths.Play areas for children. Outside seating.Good as we had our dog with us.Very surprised at the cafe no atmosphere at all.The displays of cakes and scones not at all inspiring.The redeeming feature the coffee was good.

Thank drurymo
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Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

Myself and my friend both drove over an hour to meet at this park for a day out. We each have 2 children under 2, unfortunately it was raining and chilly so we could not sit outside to eat. We went into the little cafe...More

Thank Zoe G
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Kevin N
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Response from MLambert51 | Reviewed this property |
I have seen joggers at Brocks Hill and there are no rules against it, just be aware that some of the paths further from the visitor centre can be a little narrow and it might interrupt your jogging! Perhaps as a deviation... More
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