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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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Taking the Plunge
25 May 2013 to 11 May 2014

Showcasing the history of men's and women's swimwear, the displays will chart the development of swimwear from the health promoting properties of sea bathing in the 1890's, to examining the changing attitudes of sunbathing in the 1920's, through to the booming swimwear industry created by the affordable package holidays that began in the 1960's and 1970's.  It will also explore the fabric technologies that have helped to create modern swimwear used by both amateur and competitive swimmers.

Normal gallery prices apply.  Normal opening hours.  01530 278444

Looking at the Landscape
12 April 2014 to 06 July 2014

From Leicestershire's collections - a stunning exhibition exploring topographical and local landscape painting. Museum opening times.

FREE as part of admission. 01530 278444.

Retro Gaming Weekend
18 April 2014 to 21 April 2014

A fantastic hands-on opportunity to discover and play on computers and consoles from the last 35 years including; Acorn, Sony, Amstrad, Atari, Commodore, Nintendo, Sega, Sinclair, Dragon and Apple amongst others. Museum opening times.

Prices: Adult single day: £10.50 (advance) £12.00 (on door)

Adult two days: £15.50 (advance) £17.00 (on door)

Adult four days: £25.50 (advance) £27.00 (on door)

Child single day: £6.50 (advance) £8.00 (on door)

Child two days: £9.50 (advance) £11.00 (on door)

Child four days: £15.50 (advance) £17.00 (on door)

Ticket price will include admission to the Museum. Advance tickets can be purchased by contacting us on 01530 278444 or - You can also buy tickets from by clicking donate (please state what days and ticket type you are buying in the comments box) until Sunday 13th April.

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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.