Exploring Hinckley's Parks and Gardens for Older Adults

Hinckley, a charming town in Leicestershire, is home to a variety of beautiful parks and gardens perfect for older adults to explore. Many of our Home Instead clients enjoy visiting these serene locations, where they can enjoy leisurely strolls, picnics, and quality time with their loved ones. In this blog post, we’ll share some of the best green spaces in Hinckley that cater to the needs of older adults, ensuring a relaxing and enjoyable experience.

Hartshill Hayes Country Park

Hartshill Hayes Country Park is a stunning spot with 137 acres of woodland and an open hilltop, offering incredible views across the Anker Valley. It’s a fantastic place for a family ramble or a peaceful picnic, surrounded by nature. With lovely benches to enjoy coffee or a picnic, visitors appreciate the great views of the valley. The park also features a children’s play area, making it a perfect destination for a multigenerational day out. The car park is reasonably priced at £3 for the day, and toilet facilities are available.

Hollycroft Park

Hollycroft Park is a delightful example of a 1930s park, boasting facilities such as tennis courts, a bowling green, a pitch and putt, and an art deco-style bandstand. This park is also host to numerous music events and concerts during the summer, most of which are free to attend. As a great place for a walk, the park offers the perfect setting for sledding during winter. The park is easily accessible, with wheelchair-friendly car parks and entrances, and dogs are welcome too.

Burbage Common & Woods

Burbage Common & Woods is a 200-acre site on the edge of Hinckley, offering a mix of semi-natural woodland and unspoiled grassland. It’s a fantastic destination for walkers and dog lovers alike. Visitors can enjoy hours of peaceful and calming walks through the woods, which look amazing in the sun. The site offers free parking, a visitor centre, public toilets, and a coffee shop, ensuring a comfortable visit for everyone.

The Rock Gardens

Opened in 1929, The Rock Gardens in Hinckley offers a tranquil green space featuring shrubs, rockeries, annual flowerbeds, and a sunken rose garden. Particularly enjoyable on a sunny summer’s day with a picnic, this beautiful green space is a true gem. The gardens are easily accessible, with a wheelchair-friendly entrance and nearby parking on the adjacent road.

Exploring these parks and gardens can be made even more enjoyable with the companionship of a Home Instead Care Professional. Our trained Care Professionals can accompany clients on outings, ensuring they have the support they need while they make the most of Hinckley’s beautiful green spaces. Home Instead offers a range of services tailored to the needs of our clients, from companionship to personal care.

If you’d like to learn more about how Home Instead Hinckley can help you or your loved one enjoy the beauty of Hinckley’s parks and gardens, get in touch with us to schedule a Care Consultation.