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Places to Visit in Leicestershire where the Toilets open

Bradgate Park

Whilst I appreciate that visiting places is not for everyone at the moment, I thought that a list of where you can visit that also have toilets open might be handy.

Social Distancing rules obviously still apply and I would say that using toilet facilities is very much at your own risk. Please practice good hygiene at all times!

I will endeavour to update this list regularly. Please let me know of you know of anywhere else.

Moira Furnace Museum and Country Park

From Saturday 6th June between 11am and 4pm, the museum shop will be open for take away refreshments. Contactless and card payments only. They will be opening the disabled toilet for people to use whilst the shop is open (11am-4pm). It will be a one in, one out system with sensible queuing expected. The toilet will be cleaned before opening and half way through the day. Moira Furnace are urging people to wash their hands and only use the toilet if desperate to keep queuing to a minimum.
Opening Hours:
Museum Shop 11am to 4pm
Car parks will be open from 9am to 5pm (Free)
View of Moira Furnace and canal

Hicks Lodge

Hicks Lodge is a former coal mining site that has been totally transformed by new plantings and exciting cycling and walking trails for you to enjoy. The site and the carpark is now open to the public. Please do not park on the verges or street if the car park is full. The Grounds Cafe is open (9am-5pm) with a limited takeaway menu and there are limited toilet facilities (temporary). The playground remains closed.
Opening Hours:
Car park is open 8am – 8pm
Cost:
Car parking is £2 per hour and £5 all day
Hicks Lodge lake view

Bradgate Country Park

Renowned for its herds of deer, Bradgate is the only remaining enclosed medieval deer park in the East Midlands and contains the oldest rocks in England. The lower part of the Park is easily accessible for wheelchairs and pushchairs.

All three carparks are open at Bradgate, they are extremely busy and Bradgate are reminding people not to park on verges and surrounding streets. Toilets facilities are available however they are limited.

Opening Hours:

Car parks open at 9:30am (please note that there are 3 car parks) and toilets 10:00am. The car parks close at dusk.

Cost:

Parking is per vehicle at £3 mid week and £4 at the weekend.

Bradgate Park

Calke Abbey (technically not Leicestershire but popular with those living in North West Leicestershire)

The gardens and parkland at Calke will reopen from Wednesday 3 June. You will need to book your car parking space in advance. Members will be able to book a space for free, while non-members will need to pay in advance for their space. The toilets will also be reopening. Please note that you will be turned away if you havent booked.

Opening Hours:

Timed slots for arrival are from 10am until 3:30pm

Cost:

Free for members of the National Trust. An adult ticket is £8.00 and £4.00 for a child aged 5-17.

Foremark Reservior (again just over the Leicestershire border)

Foremark Reservior is now open with extra measures in place to ensure the safety of other visitors, the local community and staff. Limited toilet facilities are available but please expect to queue. The car park closes once full and you will be turned away. All footpaths are open.

Opening Hours:

The car park is open from dawn until 8pm. Last admission to the site is 5pm.

Cost:

Car parking is £3 for all day which is pay on entry.

Foremark Reservior view of water

Bosworth Water Park

Bosworth Water Park will be opening to the public from the 1st June. Facilities will be very limited, the office, cafe, hire equipment (such as pedalos and canoes) and play areas will remain closed. They will provide limited toilet facilities only. The blue lagoon will be open for children to paddle. Refreshments and ice cream are available from the candy cottage and the ice cream van.

Opening Hours:

9am until 6:00pm with the last entry at 5:30pm.

Cost:

Parking charges will be £3 per car per hour, pedestrians (entering on foot) £2 per person, buses £2 per person.

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