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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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:
Following recent flooding at Watermead our team are continuing to monitor the site carefully. Please keep an eye on our facebook page for further information and updates.
How to Find Us:
We are located north-east of Leicester, immediately adjacent to the A46, between the villages of Syston and Wanlip. The country park’s main entrance can be accessed from Wanlip Road, Syston, near to the Hope and Anchor pub (LE7 1PD) SK 60721 11408
Public Transport Info:
Bus routes to the local villages from Leicester and surrounding towns: Arriva 6 (walking involved). For more information please contact Traveline
Download our Guide here
Watermead Country Park PDF Leaflet
All our parks are open every day. Beacon, Watermead North and Market Bosworth Country Parks car parks allow entry from 7am until the following 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.
Please note: The toilets at Watermead Country Park (North) are closed until further notice. We apologise for any inconvenience caused
Prices / ticket machines
All-day parking at Watermead costs just £2.50. Pay-on-exit machines are installed at Beacon Hill and Market Bosworth. Please ensure you have correct change on arrival. All proceeds from car parking charges go into the maintenance and upkeep of our country parks.
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.
The play area at Watermead remains closed at this time.
Dogs must be kept under close control at all times to facilitate social distancing.
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
BBQ’s are currently prohibited. Thank you for your cooperation.
For more information see the full Countryside Code here