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
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 email@example.com - You can also buy tickets from www.retrocomputermuseum.co.uk by clicking donate (please state what days and ticket type you are buying in the comments box) until Sunday 13th April.
Snibston Discovery Park
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Free car and coach parking.
Midland Fox 11 Mon-Sat.