Bradgate Park is part of the national trust charity and is well known for the free roaming deer and 830 acres that is publically accessible. . The lower area of the park has a tarmac pathway and is easily accessible and suitable for wheelchairs and pushchairs, with scenic views and the River Lin that runs through the lower park that has become a favourite for picnic areas. There are two café one in the Newtown Linford car park and the other in the middle of the park, these are both wheelchair accessed and are purposed built with a hoist in the Newtown Linford disabled toilet and handrails. A new off road mobility scooter has been issued to the park called a tramper. This is free of charge however booking is essential which a phone call to the Estate office is. The tramper can be collected from the car park following a completion of the registration and safety instructions that can take 20 minutes. This allows access over other areas that cannot be covered by a standard wheelchair.
Transport & Parking
There is two car parks Newtown Linford and Hallgate both have disabled spaces close to the park entrance. The car park charge is £4.00 for the whole day.
Throughout the park there are no steps on the tarmac pathway or leading to either tea rooms, however there are a few slopes on this pathway however it is very open and areas to sit down to take in the views. Both tea rooms are wheelchair accessed and therefore staff are happy to cater for the needs whether this is carrying the trays outside or bringing extra chairs out to the benches outside.
There is a disabled toilet at the Newtown Linford car park that has a radar key, to access this there is a short 2 minute walk to the conservatory tea room that the staff will give you the key. This toilet has a hoist, bed and hand rails that cater for all needs and can easily manover a wheelchair in and out of the toilet, all accessible by a ramp.
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