Spooky Wood Weekend 27th – 28th October

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Our volunteers will once again be transforming the Nunckley Trail into a spooky adventure to be enjoyed on the run up to Halloween. Come and look for the ghosts and witches. What can you find cooking in the witch’s cauldron? Don’t get caught in the cobwebs at the willow arch! Continue reading Spooky Wood Weekend 27th – 28th October

Trains Running: 20th and 21st October 2018

DMU at Nunckley Hill

We are pleased to announce that the GCR will again be running their DMU on Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st October. Ticket prices are £6 for adults, £4 for children available in advance from the GCR. Continue reading Trains Running: 20th and 21st October 2018

Crazy Golf now open

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Our 9 hole crazy golf course is now officially open!

For just £2 per adult, or £1.50 per child you can test your skill against our 9 tricky holes. Continue reading Crazy Golf now open

Steam Toys in Action: 22nd Sep 2018

Stram toys in action

A team of steam toy enthusiasts are joining us at the Heritage Centre to showcase a variety of their steam engines and toys.

Lots of steam toys will be on display, including toy trains, toy steam engines, model train tracks and a quarter size traction engine, all in our Railway Museum for you to enjoy! Continue reading Steam Toys in Action: 22nd Sep 2018

Events: Autumn 2018

DMU at Nunckley Hill

Contents:-

  • Site Tours
  • Shunting Demonstrations
  • Garden Railway
  • Train Running weekends
  • Steam Toy exhibition

Continue reading Events: Autumn 2018

Trains 21st & 22nd July 2018

DMU at Nunckley Hill

Once again the Great Central Railway will be running trains from their main line onto the Mountsorrel branch line. Their Diesel Multiple Unit (DMU) will be running a circular route stopping at Quorn, Nunckley Hill, Mountsorrel, Rothley and then back to Quorn.

It is over a year since trains last ran onto the GCR main line so make a note in your diary. Continue reading Trains 21st & 22nd July 2018

Big Butterfly Count 2018

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Do you have an interest in nature and a love of butterflies? Then why not take part in the Big Butterfly Count! All you have to do is record the type and number of butterflies you see in fifteen minutes. Our Nunckley Trail, and wild-flower areas are ideal locations to… Continue reading Big Butterfly Count 2018

Leicestershire Festival of Archaeology

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As part of the Leicestershire & Rutland Festival of Archaeology why not join Robert for a guided tour looking at the history and archaeology of Nunckley Hill Quarry, the restored Mountsorrel Railway (the Swithland branch line), the remains of the 19th century building known as “Dobb Hall”, and the 1888… Continue reading Leicestershire Festival of Archaeology

Morris Minor Rally Sunday April 22nd

Morris Minor Owners Club

The Leicestershire branch of the Morris Minor Owners Club will be meeting at the heritage centre on Sunday April 22nd. Continue reading Morris Minor Rally Sunday April 22nd

Steam Trains 24th & 25th March 2018

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The Great Central Railway will be running steam trains along the Mountsorrel Railway over the weekend of March 24th & 25th. This is the first time steam passenger trains have run since the opening of the line back in 2015 and it is the only confirmed steam weekend for this year, so don’t miss it! Trains are running along the branch line only, there is no through running from GCR main line stations. Continue reading Steam Trains 24th & 25th March 2018