Market Bosworth things to see and do
Market Bosworth Country Park, with its open grassland is a great place for family ball games and other activities such as kite flying. There are also facilities for picnics and barbeques, and a visit to the new play area is always popular with the children.
The network of surfaced paths throughout the park provides access for all and an opportunity for walking and jogging. There are many seats along the trails for visitors to sit and enjoy the peace and quiet.
The woodlands and other habitats are ideal for bird watching and general nature study, and a visit to the wild flower areas in the spring can be rewarded with bluebells, fritillaries, ox-eye daisies, cowslips and primroses.
The arboretum at the park contains a wide ranging collection of exotic tree species including Coast and Dawn Redwoods, Himalayan Birches, Japanese Maples, Evergreen Oaks, Hemlocks and Eucalyptus. A visit to the arboretum is a must at any time of year – watch out for the splashes of colour from flowers in the spring and the vibrant colours from Japanese Maples in the autumn months.
Market Bosworth Country Park is also a great starting point for longer walks around the local countryside. Follow the route of the Leicestershire Round long distance path south to the village of Sutton Cheney, call in at the Battle of Bosworth visitor centre, walk the towpath of the Ashby canal or ride on the Battlefield line railway which terminates at Shenton station.
Food and Drink
Picks Organic sell high quality hot drinks and cakes from the car park each weekend during the summer and on fine days in winter, 10.30am – 4pm. Ice Cream is on sale on fine days during the summer.