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 and 1485 Tithe Barn are providing both eat-in and takeaway services. Opening hours vary.  Please check the social media channels for the latest information:

Colliery Cafe 

1485 Tithe Barn Cafe

Beacon Hill Cafe


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 currently open 11am – 4pm from Wednesday through to Sunday (closed Monday and Tuesday).  Please check the Facebook page for the latest information and updates.   



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

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


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 , 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 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.