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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

Showing 1 - 10 of 10


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.

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.

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.

Century Cinema: Belle (12A)
07 November 2014
From 19:30

BELLE is inspired by the true story of Dido Elizabeth Belle, the illegitimate mixed race daughter of a Royal Navy Admiral. Raised by her aristocratic great-uncle Lord Mansfield and his wife, Belle's lineage affords her certain privileges, yet the color of her skin prevents her from fully participating in the traditions of her social standing. Left to wonder if she will even find love, Belle falls for an idealistic young vicar's son bent on change who, with her help, shapes Lord Mansfield's role as Lord Chief Justice to end slavery in England.

£3.50 On The Door only. 01530 278444.

Century Theatre: Jeremy Hardy - 2014 Tour
08 November 2014
From 20:00

Jeremy Hardy has been a stand-up comic since 1984 and will be one until he dies or wins the lottery. Jeremy is best known for his work on BBC Radio 4, notably on News Quiz, I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue and Jeremy Hardy Speaks to the Nation. 15+ years.

Pre-booking essential. Standard £14.00. Unemployed £5.00. 01530 278444.

Century Theatre: Mary Queen of Scots
15 November 2014
From 19:30

Performed by Lesley Smith, (Tutbury Castle Curator) here is a chance to meet Mary Queen of Scots in full authentic costume during her imprisonment at Tutbury where she spent a lot of time reading, writing letters and doing embroidery.

Pre-booking essential. £7.50 Advance. £9.00 On The Door. 01530 278444.

Miners' Morning: World War 1 Local Heroes
20 November 2014
10:30 to 12:00

Miners' Morning: World War 1 Local Heroes of Coalville and the district by Michael Kendrick.

Author Michael Kendrick will be talking about the impact the local men and women had on fighting this war.

£4.00 including tea / biscuits. 01530 278444.

Coalville FoodFest
22 November 2014
10:00 to 17:00

Taking place across Coalville, come along and savour the delights of local producers ready in time for Christmas! 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.