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Abbey Park Leicester

Leicester, Leicestershire, England

4 star Rating 4/5 (1 review)

  • Equidistant trees placed along a walking trail at Abbey Park in Leicester.
  • A large red Asian-inspired bandstand in Abbey Park Leicester.
  • Volunteers clearing and planting at Abbey Park Leicester in Leicester

Attraction Information

  • Parks and Playgrounds icon Parks and Playgrounds
  • Petting Zoos icon Petting Zoos
  • Sailing and Kayaking icon Sailing and Kayaking

Suitable for all ages

Venue type: Outdoor

The River Soar divides this beautiful park into two distinct areas: to the east of the river lies the highly decorative Victorian part of the park with its evergreen shrubberies, trees, lakes and formally planted flower displays and to the west of the river lies the fascinating Abbey Grounds, either side great for family exploring but in differing ways!

Within this area are the remains of the twelfth century Leicester Abbey and the ruins of Cavendish House, a seventeenth century mansion, so an ideal educational stop to have a rummage round the ruins if they've had enough of running about shrieking!

The Pets Corner area of the park is open throughout the summer season and offers a variety of animals for visitors to enjoy from familiar family pets such as rabbits to the less familiar and expected… They're not going to tell you, so go along and make some new friends, furry and otherwise!

There is also a miniature railway for model engines on Abbey Park itself which is a charming feature very popular with children. The railway is open to the public most Sundays throughout the summer and is a lovely way to extend your family jaunt.

There are also a family friendly cafe and a large play area suitable for children of all ages as well as grassed areas for ball games and the like, so get the kids to pack up the bats, balls, frisbees, and anything else you can think of that'll fit in the kit bag!


  • Restaurant Onsite Restaurant Onsite
  • Snacks Available Snacks Available
  • Picnics Allowed Picnics Allowed
  • Wheelchair Friendly Wheelchair Friendly
  • Toilets Available Toilets Available
  • Parking Available On-site Parking Available On-site
  • Pushchair Friendly Pushchair Friendly

Getting There and Contact Information


2 Abbey Park Lodge, Abbey Park Road, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE4 5AQ, England


Click here to visit Abbey Park Leicester's website
0116 252 7003

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Standard Opening Times and Pricing

Opening hours

Daylight access to Park

For Pet Corner please call attraction for details


Easter - September: Saturday to Sunday and School Holidays 11:00 - 17:00


Free admission to Park and Pets Corner

General Admission (Boating)

Adults: £3.00

Kids: £2.50

Family (2 adults, 2 kids): £6.00

More Information

Weather policy

Boating may close due to weather conditions. 

Pets allowed

Dogs are welcome. 

Parking facilities

Up to 2 hours: £1.00

Up to 4 hours: £2.00


Good day out

4 star Rating 4 / 5

Written by Anonymous . 24.09.15

I went to the park with my cousin and our children, had a lovely morning walking around, on the play area, in pets corner. Very impressed witH the play area, but the cafe is expensive... Would recommend you take a picnic!

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Abbey Park Leicester


4 star Rating 4/5 (1 reviews)

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