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Watermead Park

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I do love it down in Watermead Country Park. It was the pits, former gravel pits, when I was a... read more

Reviewed 13 October 2018
KevinSadler2364
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Leicester, United Kingdom
Great local park

Loads of different entrances to the park with plenty to do. Various well looked after bird hides, a... read more

Reviewed 1 October 2018
191carat
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Reviewed 13 October 2018

I do love it down in Watermead Country Park. It was the pits, former gravel pits, when I was a child, but it has been developed into a wonderful park, an oasis in an urban jungle.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank KevinSadler2364
Reviewed 1 October 2018 via mobile

Loads of different entrances to the park with plenty to do. Various well looked after bird hides, a boating lake and plenty of sculptures. The walks can take you along the canal to see the narrow boats and to several pubs. Thurmaston lake has tonnes...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank 191carat
Reviewed 29 August 2018 via mobile

Very good park if you just want to walk and relax. Only issue is there is one car park where you have to pay to park. I can’t understand why this is the case as it’s at the very back of the park

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank connorgreaves
Reviewed 28 August 2018

Great place for a walk,cycle,run,family picnic.feed the birds( not bread)wild bird food only. Very picturesque .

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank robram31
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

Lovely Country Park for a walk, we didn’t take a picnic but there are plenty of picnic benches and open park to enjoy a picnic there. £2.50 to park for the day, pay on arrival which didn’t seem an unreasonable amount. We took our dog...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 24 August 2018 via mobile

This stunning park has been a life saver for my dogs with this hot summer. And so scenic for us too!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Hannbo F
Reviewed 7 August 2018

A beautiful park in which to stroll, relax and discover the diverse wildlife, birds and statues... Perfect for a picnic with your two or four legged babies

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank limeys12
Reviewed 29 July 2018 via mobile

I love visiting Watermead, most recently cycling through heading through Leicester, following the river. There are miles of paths and often, especially on weekdays, room to cycle fairly freely, following the national cycle route that runs through it. There is variation in the quality of...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank MLambertGeo
Reviewed 24 July 2018

We rode across Leicester to see Watermead Park. Having never visited before we were surprised by the size of it. We rode along the 48 route through the park and as it was a gloriously sunny day, it was very busy. There were lots of...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank LME1402
Reviewed 21 July 2018 via mobile

We walked around the park and enjoyed the fun little hidden parks and the polar bear play area and whent up mamouth hill to see for miles around such a beautiful place.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Rebecca K
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Eve T
31 July 2017|
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Response from bluefox9er | Reviewed this property |
It’s true, dogs aren’t allowed in the lakes but dog owners are far too selfish to think that rule applies to THEIR dog. Unleashed dogs are common place. Watermead needs a dog only portion so everyone else can enjoy the park... More
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