Coronavirus (covid-19) update - 18 June 2020

Focusing on the health and wellbeing of everyone is our top priority. 

People who are able to access our parks are welcome to visit but we are asking that social distancing guidelines are followed at all times, staying two metres apart from others and keeping dogs on leads.

Car parks are open as are toilet facilities at Beacon Hill Country Park, Market Bosworth Country Park and Shenton Station.

Beacon Hill Cafe will be operating a takeaway service from 19 June. Opening hours will differ, visitors are encouraged to check the Facebook page for the latest information.

Playgrounds, toilets (except those listed above), 1485 Tithe Barn cafe and other visitor facilities remain closed at this time until further notice.

Our number one priority is to keeping people safe. To help ensure this, we are reducing our capacity in car parks, installing additional signage and increasing the presence of wardens and rangers on site. Ticket machines are regularly sanitised but we ask that you use contactless payment where possible and follow Government hygiene recommendations - using gloves for shared surfaces e.g ticket machines and regularly sanitising hands.

Our car parks will close when they are 80% full. This is to give you more space to park away from other cars. At busy times we expect this may make entering and exiting our car parks slower so we ask that you please be patient if this happens.

If you’re a regular visitor, our season tickets are automatically contactless. Find out about applying for a season ticket on the council's webpage.

Staying safe in these unprecedented times is vital and we'd encourage everyone to keep up to date with the latest government guidance at www.gov.uk/coronavirus.

Please be rest assured that we will continue to monitor the situation and will post any further updates on this website and our social media channels.

Please note that visitors are no longer allowed to light barbecues at our parks due to the recent hot weather. Thank you for your cooperation.

How to Find Us:

We are located north-east of Leicester, immediately adjacent to the A46, between the villages of Syston and Wanlip. The country park’s main entrance can be accessed from Wanlip Road, Syston, near to the Hope and Anchor pub (LE7 1PD) SK 60721 11408

Public Transport Info:

Bus routes to the local villages from Leicester and surrounding towns: Arriva 6 (walking involved). For more information please contact Traveline

www.traveleastmidlands.co.uk

Download our Guide here
Watermead Country Park PDF Leaflet

Opening Times

All our parks are open every day. Beacon, Watermead North and Market Bosworth Country Parks car parks allow entry from 7am until 8pm. We do not permit overnight parking or camping.

Please note: The toilets at Watermead Country Park (North) are closed until further notice. We apologise for any inconvenience caused

Prices / ticket machines

All-day parking at Watermead costs just £2.50. Pay-on-exit machines are installed at Beacon Hill and Market Bosworth. Please ensure you have correct change on arrival. All proceeds from car parking charges go into the maintenance and upkeep of our country parks.

Season Tickets

If you are a regular visitor to Leicestershire County Council Country Parks you could save money with a car park Season Ticket, which is valid for all our parks. For just £60 (plus £10 deposit) you could save money and eliminate the hassle of searching for change every visit.  For more information and an application form, please visit www.leicestershire.gov.uk/country-park-car-parking-season-ticket , email or contact our helpdesk on 0116 3055000.

 

Countryside Code

Help us to keep our country parks safe and enjoyable for all visitors by respecting the Countryside Code and bylaws.

– Keep dogs under close control
– Leave gates and property as you find them
– Do not pick wild flowers or remove any other flora
– Do not swim in any of our lakes or ponds, nor let your dog(s) swim
– Do not light fires

*Please note: customers are no longer allowed to light BBQ’s at our parks due to the recent hot weather. Thank you for your cooperation.

For more information see the full Countryside Code here