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Looking to get out into the countryside this Easter? The beautiful parks in Bradgate in Charnwood Forest are truly historic and have been around since medieval times. As well as being historic it’s officially a site of special scientific interest for its ancient oaks, bird life and some of the oldest rocks in England

Picnic at The River Lin.  Pack up a picnic, take a cozy blanket and enjoy the gorgeous surroundings at The River Lin. Sit on the grass and watch the deer graze while you eat, then dip your toes in the shallows afterwards for a refreshing treat!Fun fact: The River Lin is the shortest river in Leicestershire.

Every weekday at Bradgate park you can join in a free tour between 11.30 and 2pm. The walks are hosted by knowledgeable volunteers who will guide you around the intriguing ruins and tell you about their fascinating history. The walks take place whatever the weather, all you have to do it turn up in suitable clothing and reserve your spot at the Visitors Centre.

Walk amongst wild deer.  The herds of deer at Bradgate Park are legendary and have inhabited the area since the 13th century. You’ll see hundreds of Red and Fallow deer, with a herd size estimated at 550 animals. The deer are wild but are supported by the park, which offers guided walks to tell visitors more about the majestic creatures.

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