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Snibston

 
 
 
 


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
VAQAS VAQAS
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

Showing 1 - 20 of 20

 

Battledress
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.


Amazing Plants
12 July 2014 to 05 October 2014

An exploration of the powerful relationships between people and plants, showcasing amongst other collection of botanical materials including the stories of local collectors.

Opening hours. Included in Admission. 01530 278444.


Ornamation Craft Exhibition
01 September 2014 to 30 September 2014

Ornamation Craft Exhibition in The Community Gallery Display of artworks created by the Ornamentation Craft group. Opening hours. FREE. 01530 278444.


Helen Sutherland and Sam Ruth
15 September 2014 to 30 September 2014

Helen Sutherland and Sam Ruth in The Community Gallery Joint artist exhibition that will explore aspects of nature through a variety of art forms. Opening hours. FREE. 01530 278444.


Miners' Morning
18 September 2014
10:30 to 12:00

Miners' Morning: The railways that came to Coalville by Jeffrey Knight. Find out about the railways that came to Coalville and those that didn't make it, as well as plans for a canal to be built in Coalville, which were never realised.

£4 including tea / biscuits. 01530 278444.


Century Theatre: Smile! Smile! Smile!
18 September 2014
From 19:45

This latest show by acclaimed historical musicians Blast from the Past has been especially created to mark the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of the First World War.

Pre-booking advisable. £8 Advanced. £10 On The Door. 01530 278444.


Cold War Talk One
20 September 2014
13:30 to 14:30

Cold War Talk One: Britain and the development of her independent nuclear deterrent.  A series of four talks on Britain and the Cold War. These talks look at the role of Britain in the Cold War and how we would have prepared in the face of nuclear war. Talk one: Britain and the development of her independent nuclear deterrent.

£4 including tea / biscuits 01530 278444


Century Theatre: Derek Acorah, Englightenment Tour
20 September 2014
From 19:30

Derek Acorah, one of the UK's best recognised spirit mediums returns to the Century Theatre this September for an evening of mediumship.

Pre-booking essential. £18 per person. 01530 278444.


Century Theatre: The Top Ten Beatles
26 September 2014
From 19:30

Introducing you to one of the country's premier Beatles tribute bands, recreating the sound of the "FabFour" for the young and old alike. The Top Ten Beatles are committed to creating that iconic sound which will leave audiences amazed.

Pre-booking essential. £10.00 per person. 01530 278444.


Cold War Talk Two
27 September 2014
13:30 to 14:30

Cold War Talk Two: Civil Defence. How did we prepare for the civilian population? A series of four talks on Britain and the Cold War. These talks look at the role of Britain in th Cold War and how we would have prepared in the face of nuclear war. Talk two: Civil Defence. How did we prepare for the civilian population?

£4.00 including tea / biscuits. 01530 278444.


Century Cinema: Jimmy's Hall (12A)
03 October 2014
From 19:30

In 1921 Jimmy Gralton's sin was to build a dance hall on a rural crossroads in Ireland where young people could come to learn, to argue, to dream ... but above all the dance and have fun. Jimmy's Hall celebrates the spirit of these free thinkers. The film is set in 1932 and follows events when Jimmy returned from a decade in New York and re-opened the hall. The film is freely inspired by Jimmy's life and turbulent times.

£3.50 On The Door only. 01530 278444.


Cold War Talk Three
04 October 2014
13:30 to 14:30

Cold War Talk Three: Britain and the Cold War Conflicts

A series of four talks on Britain and the Cold War. These talks look at the role of Britain in the Cold War and how we would have prepared in the face of nuclear war. Talk three: Britain and the Cold War Conflicts.

£4 including tea / biscuits. 01530 278444.


Leicestershire Skills Experience
09 October 2014
10:00 to 19:00

This free event is a fantastic opportunity for people aged 14 to 25 from Leicester and Leicestershire to find out about a huge range of career opportunities, apprenticeships, employment and training opportunities available across the city and county.

FREE. 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.


Cold War Talk Four
11 October 2014
13:30 to 14:30

Cold War Talk Four: What's left? A look at the archaeology and records from Cold War Britain. A series of four talks on Britain and the Cold War. These talks look at the role of Britain in the Cold War and how we would have prepared in the face of nuclear war.

£4 including tea / biscuits. 01530 278444.


Century Theatre: Seann Walsh: 28
11 October 2014
From 20:00

Support (Marlon Daivs) The Lie-In King is back! Star of Channel 4's Comedy Gala Live At The 02 2012 and 2013, Never Mind The Buzzocks (BBC2), Celebrity Juice (ITV2), Mock The Week (BBC2), 8 Out Of 10 Cats (Channel 4) and Alan Carr: Chatty Man (Channel 4).

14+ years. Pre-booking essential. £14.00 Standard, £12.00 Concessions (NUS). 01530 278444.


Miners' Morning
16 October 2014
10:30 to 12:00

Mines Rescue by Paddy McManus. A talk about the importance of Mines Rescue within a working mine.

£4.00 including tea / biscuits. 01530 278444.


Century Theatre: The Daily Bread
16 October 2014
From 19:30

Drama where August de Ville is a master baker and his tiny village bakery is the talk of the town, as the W1 ladies flock for miles to sample his sumptuous sponge and beautiful buns.

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


Century Theatre: Mercury
17 October 2014
From 19:30

After a decade on tour and back by popular demand, Mercury have firmly established themselves as one of the world's most authentic tributes to the legend that is Freddie Mercury and Queen.

Pre-booking essential. £15.00 Advance. £17.00 On The Door. 01530 278444.


Century Theatre: Mercury
18 October 2014
From 19:30

After a decade on tour and back by popular demand, Mercury have firmly established themselves as one of the world's most authentic tributes to the legend that is Freddie Mercury and Queen.

Pre-booking essential. £16.00 Advance. £18.00 On The Door. 01530 278444.




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Ashby Road
Coalville
Leicestershire
LE67 3LN

01530 278444

0116 3054597

http://www.snibston.com

Snibston Discovery Park

Coal Play

Opening times

Snibston, Please see website for up to date times

Admissions

Snibston:
Adult: Please see website for prices

Parking

Free car and coach parking.

Buses

Midland Fox 11 Mon-Sat.