Coronavirus update (covid-19) -  July 2021

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

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 in west Leicestershire, I mile from the A447, immediately to the east of Market Bosworth town. The country park’s entrance and car park can be accessed from the B585 which leads into the market town. (CV13 0LP, SK 411 031))

Public Transport Info:

Bus routes which travel to Market Bosworth from Leicester, Hinckley and Coalville include: Arriva bus 153 and Roberts 159. For more information please contact Traveline

Download our Guide here : 
Market Bosworth Country Park PDF

Opening Times

All our parks are open every day. Beacon Hill, Watermead North and Market Bosworth car parks allow entry from 7am until 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 machines are available at Market Bosworth and Beacon Hill country parks, 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 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.

Season Tickets

If you’re 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 3055000.

Toilets at Market Bosworth, Shenton Station and Bosworth Battlefield country parks remain open from 9.30am until 4pm.  An enhanced cleaning regime is in place. 

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

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