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Snibston is a 40ha site created by Leicestershire County Council on the former Snibston Mine site, near Coalville.  Colliery buildings, a loco shed and a large exhibition hall form one part of the site.  The Discovery Park includes Science Play and a museum of Leicestershire industry, while a colliery trail shows the pit as it was when in operation.

Elsewhere, a nature reserve and fishing lakes have been created at the Grange.  You can follow two separate trails around the whole site - a sculpture trail with pieces made from natural materials, and a nature trail with woodland, meadow, marshland and hedgerows. Over 30 specimen trees are labelled.

Dogs allowed in the country park only.

Description of Facilities

On site toilets, restaurant/cafe (seating 200), all abilities trail, gift shop, picnic area, site ranger/tour guide available (pre booking required - £1.30 per adult 50p per child) and train rides (£1.30 adult, 50p child). Group activities include pond dipping/bug hunting (£1.50 adult, £1 child) and sheepy Magna (£1.30 adult, 50p child).

Disabled Facilities:

Designated disabled toilets and parking.

Loads to see and do key

Accepts Credit Cards Accepts Credit Cards
Baby Changing Facilities Baby Changing Facilities
Car Parking Car Parking
Children Welcome Children Welcome
Children's Play Area Children's Play Area
Coach Parking Coach Parking
Conference Facilities Conference Facilities
Cycle Trails Cycle Trails
Disabled Parking Disabled Parking
Disabled Toilets Disabled Toilets
Educational Activities Educational Activities
Fishing Fishing
Free WiFi Connection Free WiFi Connection
Gift Shop Gift Shop
Information Centre Information Centre
Licenced Licenced
Picnic Area Picnic Area
Restaurant/Café Restaurant/Café
Toilets Toilets
Walking Trails Walking Trails
Wheelchair Access Wheelchair Access

Woodland key

Angling Angling
Bus Service Bus Service
Disabled Access Disabled Access
Information Information
Parking Parking
Picnic Facilities Picnic Facilities
Refreshments Refreshments
Surfaced Paths Surfaced Paths
Toilets on Site Toilets on Site
Walking Walking

Upcoming Events

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14 June 2014 to 01 May 2015

Commemorating the Centenary of the First World War, Battledress explores the impact of the 1914 - 18 War on Women's fashion. Drawn from the Museum's historic fashion collection the exhibition will contrast the elaborate and restricting fashions of the Edwardian period with the more practical styles that were created as a result of the War and the revolution in fashion that followed during the 1920s. Opening hours.

Included in Admission. 01530 278444.

Ibstock Art Club Exhibition: The Community Gallery
10 October 2014 to 30 October 2014

Annual exhibition of artwork by Ibstock Art Club. Opening hours. FREE. 01530 278444.

Eating In
18 October 2014 to 31 December 2014

The story of cooking and eating at home from prehistory to the present day, including a wide range of food packaging, recipes, kitchen gadgets and tableware from the museum collections.

Opening hours. Included in admission. 01530 278444.

Century Cinema: Mr. Peabody & Sherman (U)
22 October 2014
From 14:00

From the creators of The Croods & Shrek comes Mr. Peabody and Sherman an all-new comedy adventure for the whole family. Emmy Award winner Ty Burrell (Modern Family) voices Mr. Peabody, the world's smartest person who happens to be a dog. When his adopted boy Sherman, voiced by Max Charles (The Amazing Spider-Man), uses their time-travelling WABAC machine without permission, events in history spiral out of control to disastrous and comical results. It's up to this most unexpected of father-son teams to somehow put things back on track before the space-time continuum is irreparably destroyed.

Pre-booking essential. Adults £3.00. Children £2.00 (14 years + below). 01530 278444.

Century Cinema: Maleficent (PG)
24 October 2014
From 14:00

A beautiful, pure-hearted young woman, Maleficenthas an idyllic life growing up in a peaceable forest kingdom, until one day when an invading army threatens the harmony of the land. Maleficent rises to be the land's fiercest protector, but she ultimately suffers a ruthless betrayal - an act that begins to turn her pure heart to stone. Bent on revenge, Maleficent faces an epic battle with the invading king's successor and, as a result, places a curse upon his newborn infant Aurora. As the child grows, Maleficent realises that Aurora holds the key to peace in the kingdom - and perhaps to Maleficent's true happiness as well.

Pre-booking essential. Adults £3.00. Children £2.00 (14 years + below). 01530 278444.

Dr Who and His Monsters
25 October 2014

Doctor Who's most iconic enemies are joining forces to invade Snibston Discovery Museum in the October half term. The event will give fans a chance to get up close and personal with some of their favourite Doctor Who creatures, meet Cybermen, Daleks and K9, also have the opportunity to create their own monster. Prize for best dressed Monster.

Charges apply for some activities. Opening hours. Included in admission. 01530 278444.

Century Cinema: Postman Pat: The Movie (U)
29 October 2014
From 14:00

Pat, everyone's favourite postman, comes face-to-face with the temptations of money, status and a shiny new suit when he enters a national TV talent show competition that threatens to tear him away from his hometown of Greendale and his family and friends. What happens when kindness meets selfishness? When local fame meets Global notoriety? Will a nice cup of tea be kicked aside by a Frappacapacino? Pat is set to find out as he falls for the age-old temptation of the grass being greener.

Pre-booking essential. Adults £3.00. Children £2.00 (14 years + below). 01530 278444.

Fireworks Spectacular
01 November 2014
From 17:00

Snibston Annual Fireworks Spectacular. In conjunction with LOROS.

Gates open at 17:00pm. £5.00 Advance. £7.00 on the gate. 01530 278444.

Ashby Guild of Artists Exhibition
05 November 2014 to 30 November 2014

Ashby Guild of Artists Exhibition in The Community Gallery Selling exhibition of artworks by Ashby Guild of artists.

Opening hours. FREE. 01530 278444.

Century Theatre: Around The World In 80 Days
06 November 2014
From 19:30

A joyfully frenetic whirlwind of a show, full of daft Victorian invention, daring deeds and downright silliness. Three actors portray a cast of thousands in this madcap adaptation of Jules Vernie's globetrotting classic. 7+ years.

Pre-booking advisable. £8.00 Advance. £10.00 On The Door. 01530 278444.


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Ashby Road
LE67 3LN

01530 278444

0116 3054597

Snibston Discovery Park

Coal Play

Opening times

Snibston, Please see website for up to date times


Adult: Please see website for prices


Free car and coach parking.


Midland Fox 11 Mon-Sat.