Country parks are open as usual. Social distancing requirements have been lifted, but we're asking visitors to remain mindful and try to keep a safe distance from others.

It is essential that Schools wishing to visit our country parks contact us before doing so by emailing  We can advise of anything that is happening on the day that may affect your visit.  Find out more about preparing for your school visit here

Beacon Hill Café, 1485 Tithe Barn and the Colliery Cafe, are providing both eat-in and takeaway services. Opening hours vary, check the social media channels for the latest information:

Colliery Cafe 

1485 Tithe Barn Cafe

Beacon Hill Cafe


How to Find Us:

We are located only two miles from the M1 motorway, just south of Loughborough, in Leicestershire, near the village of Woodhouse Eaves. We have 2 car parks; the upper car park is off Beacon Road, (LE12 8SP, SK 51034 14457) and the lower car park is found off Breakback Road (LE12 8TA, SK 52214 14836).

Opening Times

All our parks are open every day. Beacon, Watermead North and Market Bosworth Country Parks car parks allow entry from 7am to the following times:

December – January – 4pm

February – 5pm

March – 6pm

April – 7pm

May – August – 8pm

September – 7pm

October – 6pm

November – 5pm

We do not permit overnight parking or camping.


Prices / ticket machines

Contactless payment is available at Beacon Hill and Market Bosworth which provide visitors with options for the following range of charges depending on their length of visit.  

Up to 1 hour – £2

1-2 hours – £3

2-3 hours – £4

Over 3 hours – £5

Ticket machines are regularly sanitised.  Car Parks will be operating at reduced capacity and will be carefully monitored to ensure the safety of visitors.

Pay and display machines are installed at some other car parks.  All proceeds from car parking charges go into the maintenance and upkeep of our country parks.


Public Transport Info:

Bus routes which travel close to Beacon Hill are: Centrebus 154 (Mon-Fri), Kinchbus 123 (Saturday only) to Woodhouse Eaves. For more information please contact Traveline

Download our Guide here

Beacon Hill Country Park PDF Leaflet

BBQs at Beacon Hill

BBQs at Beacon Hill Country Park are currently prohibited.  Any further updates will be posted on the Leicestershire Country Parks Facebook page and on this web page. 

Dogs must be kept under close control at all times to facilitate social distancing.

Beacon Hill Cafe

Beacon Hill Cafe offers both dine-in and takeaway services and is open daily 10am until 4pm. Visitors are encouraged to check the Facebook page for the latest information. 

Beacon Hill continues to offer plenty of beautiful picnic spots so if our tables are full, be sure to get a takeaway and head out into the park.

We’ll be continuing to help each other stay safe by wearing face coverings and keeping our covid-secure safety measures. Customers are welcome to wear face coverings and socially distance if they wish to do so.

Toilets at Beacon Hill remain open from 9.30am until 4pm.  An enhanced cleaning regime is in place. 

Play areas at Beacon Hill are open.  Please only visit in line with government guidelines and ensure you follow advice carefully for your own and others safety. 


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 , email or contact our helpdesk on 0116 305 5000.


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

For more information see the full Countryside Code here