Coronavirus (covid-19) update - January 2021

With England in a national lockdown, the Government advice is to stay at home. 

It is against the law to meet socially with family or friends unless they are part of your household or support bubble. You can only leave your home to exercise, and not for the purpose of recreation or leisure (e.g. a picnic or a social meeting). This should be limited to once per day, and you should not travel outside your local area.

If one of our country parks is local to you and you’re looking to use this space for outdoor exercise, please make sure you do so in line with the latest government guidance on exercise.

Full information on what you can and cannot do can be found on the government 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.

Colliery Café

The Colliery Café is operating a takeaway service for locals visiting Snibston Colliery Park as part of daily exercise . Opening hours are currently 11am until 2pm Wednesday through to Sunday.  This may vary and visitors are encouraged to check the Facebook page for the latest information.

We’re encouraging all our customers to stay safe in these unprecedented times by staying at home as much as possible and keeping your distance from anyone you don’t live with if you are exercising in our country parks. Stay up to date with the latest government guidance at

Toilets at Snibston Colliery Park are located in the Colliery  Café.  They will only be open in line with Café opening times –  11am – 2pm Wednesday – Sunday.  An enhanced cleaning regime is in place.

Play areas at Snibston Colliery park 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 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

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.


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.

Parking on this site is currently free.