We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Watermead Park

Features Animals
Review Highlights

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

Reviewed 1 week ago
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 2 weeks ago
Cara T
via mobile
Read all 256 reviews
All photos (68)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good37%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“dog walking”(12 reviews)
“walk or cycle”(6 reviews)
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
Thurmaston Village, Leicester LE7 1PD, England
Reviews (256)
Filter reviews
256 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Show reviews that mention
All reviews dog walking an ice cream van walk or cycle nature reserve family picnic anchor pub different routes wild birds relaxing walk polar bear great place for a walk melton road sunny day couple of hours few hours city centre lakes
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 256 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

Thank KevinSadler2364
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

Thank Cara T
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

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 .

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

Thank Sue D
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!

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

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

Thank MLambert51
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

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.

Thank Rebecca K
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 40 nearby hotels
Comfort Hotel
43 reviews
2.65 km away
Campanile Hotel Leicester
530 reviews
3.63 km away
Ibis Leicester
735 reviews
3.97 km away
Ramada Encore Leicester City Centre
682 reviews
4.14 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 1,310 nearby restaurants
228 reviews
1.47 km away
15 reviews
.51 km away
The Indian Chef at 3 Kilns
61 reviews
1.19 km away
Gypsy Lane Chippery
24 reviews
1.53 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 269 nearby attractions
Birstall Golf Club
11 reviews
3.39 km away
Abbey Pumping Station
360 reviews
3.11 km away
Abbey Park
307 reviews
3.78 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
Eve T
31 July 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
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