Coronavirus update (covid-19) -  May 2021

Coronavirus restrictions remain in place across England affecting what people can and cannot do.

Our parks are open as normal but we're asking people to continue to follow the government guidelines.

In England, up to 30 people (from any number of households) can meet for recreation and/or exercise – as always, you must keep your distance if you are meeting people not in your household or support/childcare bubble.

Read the full information on what you can and cannot do on the Government's website.

Please check our Facebook page for any further updates before you decide to visit.

Thank you for your co-operation and stay safe.

The newly regenerated Snibston Colliery Park has now re-opened.  Visitors can learn more about the story of Coalville and there’s a host of new features including the Colliery Café, Snibston Heritage Trail, a play area and Grange Nature Reserve.

Mountain bike trail

Snibston Colliery Park’s mountain bike trail is 4km of jumps, bumps and berms that takes you twisting and turning through physically and technically demanding tracks on and around the original colliery spoil heap. With mining heritage on the horizon as you move through the woodlands and the natural foliage, this trail offers an exhilarating experience like no other.

The mountain bike trail is a blue grade route suitable for intermediate cyclists or mountain bikers with basic off-road riding skills.

Before visiting our fantastic bike trail, please familiarise yourself with the below safety information outlining everything you need to know.

Safety information – mountain bike trail (8MB)

Skills area and pump track

Build confidence at Snibston’s skills areas where you can practice if you’re not quite ready to tackle the trail. The skills area is designed with jumps, uneven terrain and boardwalks giving novice cyclists the chance to build confidence and master the basics.

Next to the play area is the pump track which is perfect for younger riders. The track has been specially designed and is suitable for balance bikes, scooters and pedal bikes. The circuit of rollers and banked turns gives riders the chance to build confidence and gain momentum as they learn new skills.

Before visiting our skills area and pump track, please familiarise yourself with the safety information below.

Safety information – pump track (4MB)

 

Colliery café

The Colliery Café is open for dine-in and takeaway giving you the chance to take a break from exploring or grab something on the go. Opening hours are currently 11am until 4pm Wednesday through to Sunday.  This may vary and visitors are encouraged to check the Facebook page for the latest information.

Events 

If you’re interested in running an event or education visit or would like to find out about hiring an indoor space at the Snibston Colliery Park site please email countryparks@leics.gov.uk

Toilets at Snibston Colliery Park are located in the Colliery Café.  They will only be open in line with Café opening times.  An enhanced cleaning regime is in place.

Play areas at Snibston Colliery Park are open.  Please ensure you follow signs and guidance on site carefully for your own and others safety.

 

Car parking and season tickets

Tariff

10 minutes (drop off / pick up) – Free

Up to 1 hour – £2

1 – 2 hours – £3

2 – 3 hours – £4

All day £5

Card payment only (contactless payment available). 

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 including here at Snibston. 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.

Electric vehicle (EV) charge points

New electric vehicle (EV) charge points are now available on-site.  Located in the main car park, the chargers are dual mounted (each socket is rated 22kw) with a session charge of 40p and 20p/kWh after that. Setting up is simple – just download the GeniePoint app or visit https://www.geniepoint.co.uk/ds so your account is ready for your first charge.

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 

 

 

Snibston Colliery Park

The grounds of Snibston Colliery Park cover more than 40 hectares of mixed habitats. The grounds include the former colliery spoil heap which has been reclaimed to form woodland and an open rough grassland area.

At the heart of the park is the Grange Nature Reserve. Once the gardens of the Colliery Manager, it is now an important ecological site for wildlife. The Grange Nature Reserve became Leicestershire County Council’s first Local Nature Reserve in May 1993.

 

View Snibston Colliery Park map (3MB)

Opening Times

All our parks are open every day. Beacon, Watermead North and Market Bosworth Country Parks car parks allow entry from 7am each morning until the following last entry 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.

Visitor Information

Snibston Colliery Park is adjacent to the Century Theatre off Ashby Road, Coalville, LE67 3LN. Look out for the stockheads and enter through the roadside gates.