Coronavirus update (covid-19) - April 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 six people (from any number of households) or two 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.
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 Friday and 11am until 3pm on Saturday and 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 www.gov.uk/guidance/national-lockdown-stay-at-home
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 only visit in line with government guidelines and ensure you follow advice carefully for your own and others safety.
Car Parking and 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 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.
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.
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.
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.