Shakespeare Park

Shakespeare Park runs between Avon Road and Braunstone Lane, and is currently subject to a large regeneration project.

Currently, the park contains a small childrens playground, tennis courts, a football pitch, changing rooms, and a bowling club.

To reach the park by car, your best option will be the main entrance on Avon Road, which has a small car park.

By bus, the park is quite close to two major bus routes - the Arriva 104 stops on Shakespeare Drive, and the Arriva 51 stops on Braunstone Lane, near to Paul Pender Funeral Directors - previously the Shakespeare pub. There is a small track to the right of the 4th Leicester Scout Hut which will bring you into Shakespeare park.



A view of Shakespeare park from the back of the Shakespeare outbuildings.
A view of Shakespeare park facing towards Braunstone Lane from the tennis courts.
The Shakespeare park playground.
The Shakespeare park playground.
Damsons - tempting, but out of reach.
A view from the Avon Road entrance, just past the playground.

Customer Services Shop


Braunstone Civic Centre
Kingsway,
Braunstone Town,
Leicester,
LE3 2PP

Tel: 0116 2890045
Fax: 0116 2824785

enquiries@braunstonetowncouncil.org.uk

The coat of arms of Braunstone Town, with text reading 'Braunstone Town Council'.

Our Community Centres


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Braunstone Civic Centre
Kingsway, Braunstone Town, Leicester, LE3 2PP.
Tel: 0116 2890045
bookings@braunstonetowncouncil.org.uk

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Thorpe Astley Community Centre
Off Lakin Drive, Thorpe Astley, Leicester, LE3 3RU.
Tel: 0116 2890704
bookings@braunstonetowncouncil.org.uk


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Business Hours


Customer Service Shop

The new opening hours for customer services at the Braunstone Civic Centre during Covid-19 are: 

  • Monday: Closed
  • Tuesday: 9AM - 1PM, then 1:30PM - 5PM.
  • Wednesday: 9AM - 1PM, then 1:30PM - 6PM.
  • Thursday: 9AM - 1PM, then 1:30PM - 5PM.
  • Friday: 9AM - 1PM, then 1:30PM - 5PM.
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed

Please get in touch for information regarding bookings. 

 

Braunstone Town Community Library

  • Monday: 2PM - 7PM
  • Tuesday: 2PM - 5PM
  • Wednesday: 10AM - 12:00 Noon, then 2 PM - 5PM.
  • Thursday: 2PM - 5PM
  • Friday: 10AM - 12:00 Noon, then 2 PM - 5PM.
  • Saturday: 10AM - 1PM
  • Sunday: Closed

Thorpe Astley Community Centre

Not available for hirings due to Covid-19 Outbreak