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“Gets the kids out” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Watermead Park

Watermead Park
thurmaston village, Leicester LE7 1PD, England
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Ranked #21 of 143 things to do in Leicester
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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leicester
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“Gets the kids out”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Went here again the other day with the kids. They love it on their bikes and scooters and its completely free if you park where the swans are

Visited July 2013
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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“A lovely place for all the family”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Watermead Park is a nice place to go for a walk or to go bird watching. There is something for everyone all year round although as it is quite a large site it would benefit from having a few more toilet blocks.

Visited January 2013
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“For Feet or Wheels”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Watermead park is an area that used to be gravel pits adjacent to the River Soar and the Canal. The pits have been filled with water and the area landscaped, to provide car parking, cycle routes, with good flat paths for walking and wheelchairs and it is a haven for wildlife. There are open areas for play and picnics. There is no cafe but sometimes there is a ice cream van in the main car park. There are toilets near the main car park, but they are not immediately obvious. They have always been clean when. I have used them. Sometimes, but not often, there are special events. There is a charge for car parking (approx £2.50). Good place to visit all year round for cycling, walking or bird watching. As there are several lakes it is possible to walk or cycle short or longer distances. There are seats around the lakes. Pity there is no cafe, but maybe the number of visitors don't justify one. Take a picnic!

Visited July 2013
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“peaceful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

So lovely and just down the road from me. Love walking round the Lakes at any time of the year. Its beautiful so serene.

Visited May 2013
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“A great park for cycling to and then around!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

We love visting the park which is about a 30 min cycle along the canal from our home. We can then cycle either parts or all of the park and stop to watch the birds on the lake. Really lovely!

Visited August 2012
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