Bradgate Park Trust

Bradgate Park Trust

At a glance


  • Animals / wildlife
  • Education
  • Environment
  • Gardens and parks
  • Museums / heritage

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The Charity exists to manage and conserve Bradgate Park in Leicestershire. The Park is a Site of Special Scientific Interest and was the childhood home of Lady Jane Grey, the 'Nine Day Queen'. The Park is home to a resident herd of 600 Red and Fallow Deer and is a remnant of the Grey family's Leicestershire estates that were broken up and sold off in the 1920s when our Benefactor purchased the deer park and gave it in trust to be managed as a public park. Today, Bradgate Park is Leicestershire's most popular visitor attraction, welcoming over 500,000 visitors each year. As well as managing the Park, the Charity exists to "advance the education of the public in the care and appreciation of the environment".


The Charity operates a Visitor Centre (opened in 2016 by Sir David Attenborough), two tearooms and a gift shop which, together with the income received from car parking, generate some 80% of our income. We deliver an extensive programme of events, ranging from guided walks exploring aspects of the Park's heritage to the annual Bradgate Proms concert in the ruins of Bradgate House. The Charity offers a wide range of formal and informal learning opportunities for schools, families and groups.


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