5 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Bradgate Park

Bradgate Parks WWII History

During WWII, Bradgate Park was used for training by both the home guard and the regular Army. Remnants of this use can still be found in the park today. A short work up the hill from the Deer Barn Cafe, in front of a rocky outcrop stands a wooden target complete with original bullet holes.

Wooden Target – Image is owned by Leicester Chronicle. All rights reserved.

More information can be found by viewing this video from “WW2 Wendal”.

By Isaac Hartshorn

Isaac Hartshorn is fascinated by the city's long and varied history. He also hates to discuss himself in the third person but can be persuaded to do so from time to time.


  1. Very interesting I have visited the park all through my life time and never knew these five things

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