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).
Designated disabled toilets and parking.
Loads to see and do key
Accepts Credit Cards
Baby Changing Facilities
Children's Play Area
Free WiFi Connection
Toilets on Site
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.
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.
Dragon Stew Summer Reading Challenge Event
30 July 2014
10:30 to 11:30
Enjoy a dragon stew of stories and crafts with Sue Bagshaw. Ages 4 - 12 years. £2.00 per child.
World War I Project Launch
02 August 2014
Heritage Network Forum WWI Project launch event. 01530 278444.
Adult Cycling Courses
18 August 2014
17:30 to 19:30
Regardless of your cycling ability, sign up for one of our courses taking place across Leicestershire. Our friendly course instructors will teach you road safety and help increase your confidence on two-wheels. Visit the website for a list of courses.
Over 16s. Pre-booking required. FREE. 0116 305 3179 and email is email@example.com.
Snibston Discovery Park
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Free car and coach parking.
Midland Fox 11 Mon-Sat.