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
Century Theatre: Jeremy Hardy - 2014 Tour
08 November 2014
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
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.
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.
Snibston Discovery Park
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Free car and coach parking.
Midland Fox 11 Mon-Sat.