Christmas Memory Tree

For the first time we are having a Christmas Memory Tree on the Granite's patio. We have a box of baubles with ribbon in Granite's. Write on the ribbon the name of a loved one or friend no longer with us and tie it to the tree, then leave a donation in our donation box. Donations will be split equally between our current appeal fund and Macmillan Cancer Support. Continue reading Christmas Memory Tree

Granites: Open Daily 10am to 4:45pm

We offer a wide range of hot and cold drinks, a selection of cakes and treats to suit all pockets, light meals and even speciality ice creams.

Nunckley Trail: Open Daily

Our half mile nature trail gives excellent views towards Old John tower and Bradgate park.

Newsletter: Christmas 2019

Wishing you a merry Christmas Santa

So what does Christmas mean to you? For us it is the chance to take a well earned rest and take stock of what we have achieved during the year. We never cease to be amazed by the work our volunteers continue to provide year in, year out come rain… Continue reading Newsletter: Christmas 2019

Christmas Memory Tree

Christmas memory tree banner

For the first time we are having a Christmas Memory Tree on the Granite’s patio. We have a box of baubles with ribbon in Granite’s. Write on the ribbon the name of a loved one or friend no longer with us and tie it to the tree, then leave a donation in our donation box. Donations will be split equally between our current appeal fund and Macmillan Cancer Support. Continue reading Christmas Memory Tree

Steam Toy Extravaganza: 9th November 2019

Steam toy banner

A team of steam toy enthusiasts are joining us at the Heritage Centre to showcase a variety of their steam powered engines and toys. The wagons in the Railway Museum will be temporarily moved outside in order to make space for the exhibits which means you can enjoy this event… Continue reading Steam Toy Extravaganza: 9th November 2019

Newsletter: Autumn 2019

Route of the Narrow Gauge Railway

Autumn, the season of mists and mellow fruitfulness. Romantic yes, but Keats never ran a railway! The ECO team are always busy keeping the site tidy and cutting back the rampant undergrowth, whilst the railway team have recently been extending the narrow gauge railway track. More of that later. Railway… Continue reading Newsletter: Autumn 2019

Bachmann Thomas and Friends Large Scale Reseller

Garden Railway

You might be interested to know that we are now a reseller of the Bachmann LARGE SCALE Thomas and Friends range! This means that you could soon have the large scale Thomas and his friends running at home! Please enquire at the garden railway or in Granite’s for further details. Continue reading Bachmann Thomas and Friends Large Scale Reseller

Spooky Wood Weekend 2nd – 3rd November

Halloween spooky wood weekend banner

This year we are running our Spooky Wood weekend on the 2nd and 3rd November between 10am and 4:15pm, after Halloween to avoid clashing with trains running on the last Sunday in October. Our volunteers will be transforming the Nunckley Trail into an enjoyable spooky adventure. Come and look for… Continue reading Spooky Wood Weekend 2nd – 3rd November

GCR Trains: Autumn 2019

DMU at Nunckley Hill

There are just two more train running days this year. The Great Central Railway will be running trains from their main line onto the Mountsorrel branch line on Sunday 29th September and Sunday 27th October. For just £7 (£4 for children) you can take a trip on their Diesel Multiple… Continue reading GCR Trains: Autumn 2019

Visit by the Duke of Gloucester

Prince of Wales visit

On the 24th July we were thrilled to host our second royal visitor in less than three years. The Duke of Gloucester spent over an hour touring the site, chatting with our volunteers and visitors, investigating some of the content on our interactive screen, meeting some of the sponsors and… Continue reading Visit by the Duke of Gloucester

GCR Trains: July and August 2019

DMU at Nunckley Hill

The Great Central Railway will be running trains from their main line onto the Mountsorrel branch line on Sunday 28th July, Wednesday 7th and 14th August and Sunday 25th August. For just £7 (£4 for children) you can take a trip on their Diesel Multiple Unit (DMU) taking a circular route stopping at Quorn, Nunckley Hill, Mountsorrel, Rothley and then back to Quorn. Continue reading GCR Trains: July and August 2019

GCR Trains: Sunday 30 June 2019

DMU at Nunckley Hill

The Great Central Railway will be running trains from their main line onto the Mountsorrel branch line on Sunday 30th June. For just £7 (£4 for children) you can take a trip on their Diesel Multiple Unit (DMU) taking a circular route stopping at Quorn, Nunckley Hill, Mountsorrel, Rothley and then back to Quorn. Continue reading GCR Trains: Sunday 30 June 2019