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Watermead Park

thurmaston village, Leicester LE7 1PD, England
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Ranked #20 of 41 Attractions in Leicester
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Parks, Outdoors
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English first
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40 reviews 40 reviews
14 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

You have acres and acres on top of acres of land to visit with mountains of countryside thrown into the mix and a huge side dish of wildlife that will make you forget that you are a short stretch away from reality You can walk all the way from Abbey Park following the canal and eventually end up at Watermead... More

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

The Park and lakes are lovely and there's plenty of space for kids to let off steam and it's a really pleasant place to have a stroll. But there are no facilities to speak of apart from the odd toilet block and there's a distinct lack of rubbish bins so there's a temptation for people to litter the area. The... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Love walking around Watermead, plenty of space for the kids to bike/run around. Lots of wildlife to look at & plenty of places to stop & watch the world go by. A relaxing haven on the doorstep.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

The park could be great but there is a lack of disabled access.there is a lack of disabled access. lack of rubbish bins.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

From berry picking, feeding the ducks grain, climbing a large hill, having a little picnic, cycling, through to a long slow relaxing walk - the place is great for a family day out. Oh and end it with a flake 99 from the ice cream van.

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12 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

I walk here every day with my two dogs n son. It's a lovely walk with easy access for all. Definetly recommend

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Leicester
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

I haven't been to watermead in years, i had forgotten how much I enjoyed going there for walks when I was young. I went for a walk in the evening yesterday and it was a lovely day a lot of people which is to be expected with this lovely weather but overall a nice atmosphere just a shame about the... More

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Loughborough, United Kingdom
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76 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Great country park with numerous walks/pathways taking you around both large and small lakes and the Grand Union canal. Always lots of wildlife on show including resident herons. The park in huge and you can easily spend 2-3 hrs walking around. Having said that it's just as easy to park up and picnic without having to walk far at all.... More

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 via mobile

Busy, busy, busy. ..it is almost impossible to have a relaxing walk due to bikes rushing past, dog poo and litter. I used to walk almost daily and always pick my dog's poop up! I don't walk here anymore. I rather get into my car and walk somewhere else. It is so sad. :-( people don't put their aggressive dogs... More

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Leicester
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Not been to Watermead for years. So decided to take a family stroll today, and was very disappointed at the mess, and the rudeness of others. Folk having BBQ's, drinking and smoking, listening to loud music. Just leaving their food and used BBQ's laying around! My children wanted to go into the hide to look at birds, and we couldn't... More

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