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!
Daylight access to Park
Easter - September
Saturday to Sunday 11:00 - 17:00
School Holidays 11:00 - 17:00
2 Abbey Park Lodge, Abbey Park Road,
0116 252 7003
Free admission to Park & Pets Corner
General Admission (Boating)
Family (2 adults, 2 kids): £6.00
Yes, there is parking onsite.
Up to 2 hours: £1.00
Up to 4 hours: £2.00
Yes, there are toilets.
No, there are no baby changing facilities.
Yes, you can bring a picnic.
Yes, there is an onsite restaurant and snacks are available.
Yes, Abbey Park Leicester is wheelchair friendly.
Yes, Abbey Park Leicester have stated they are pushchair friendly.
Dogs are welcome
Boating may close due to weather conditions.