Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service

The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service is awarded to The Mountsorrel and Rothley Community Heritage Centre. We are absolutely ecstatic to announce that we have been awarded the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service in the Queen’s Birthday Honours! Since 2007 hundreds of passionate and dedicated volunteers from the surrounding communities… Continue reading Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service

Our 4th Anniversary

It’s 4 years ago today since the Heritage Centre opened! Back then we opened with only the Heritage Centre, Granite’s, the Nunckley Trail and the Mountsorrel Railway. Since then we’ve added a second nature trail, a den building area, garden railway, Granite’s Shack, crazy golf, Quarry Heritage Building, Mountsorrel Railway… Continue reading Our 4th Anniversary

Newsletter: February 2020

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Christmas Memory Tree Thanks to all of you who supported our Christmas Memory Tree. We raised £740 which was split equally between our current appeal and Macmillan Cancer Support. The tree looked amazing with hundreds of memories tied to it! Garden Railway and Crazy Golf Weather permitting our Garden Railway… Continue reading Newsletter: February 2020

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

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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

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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

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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

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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