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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

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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.


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.


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.




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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.