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Abbey Park - Sports and Recreation, See & Do in Leicester

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Abbey Park

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Abbey Park

Hugging the banks of the River Soar in the north of the city is Abbey Park – a beautiful green space to relax and admire Leicester’s riverside scenery.

The park has a choice of activities to keep the whole family entertained. The boating lake in the centre of the park offers hire of both rowing and pedalo boats – fun for adults and children alike!

There is also a miniature railway offering rides and a popular pets corner which is free to enter and has a selection of birds and animals.

Heritage lovers will enjoy a stroll around the remains of the twelfth century Leicester Abbey and the ruins of Cavendish House, a 17th century mansion.

Those looking to get active can take advantage of the parks many sporting facilities, including a bowling green, five hard surface tennis courts, orienteering courses, a lavender maze and Ping! table tennis tables – perfect for those looking to try something new or get in some extra practise.

If you're feeling peckish after all that fun, visit Peppercorn's cafe at the centre of the park for refreshment and a well earned rest! There are also changing facilities and toilets within the park grounds.

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Leicester, LE4 5AQ

Tel: +44 (0)116 4541003

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