Saffron Acres



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Opening status: Soft/partially open
Our COVID-19 measures:
All staff are taking an online Covid Awareness certification Car park areas are now also subject to social distancing and additional sanitation measures Updated site policies to include our covid action plan All policies and procedures including the covid risk assessment are now available in accessible formats Service users with disabilities to our attraction are able to receive communication via Sign language, makaton, pictorial and Easy-read text or other languages or signposted to the local community resource centre for further assistance


Saffron Acres is a community food growing and environmental project. We welcome volunteers and visitors for therapeutic gardening, education activities, training and fun! We are part of registered charity no. 508230.

Saffron Acres
Saffron Acres Project, Copinger & Whittier Road, LE2 6LF, c/o Saffron Resource Centre, 432 Saffron Lane, Leicester, LEICESTERSHIRE, LE2 6SB
Phone : 01162837212

About the area

Discover Leicestershire

Leicestershire is divided between the large country estates of its eastern side and the industrial towns of the East Midlands to its west. Coal mining was an important part of the county’s industrial development in the 19th and 20th centuries. This is reflected in its heritage, including a reclaimed mine near Coalville, now divided between a nature reserve and Snibston Discovery Park, where families can learn about the mining industry. Meanwhile, agricultural areas are concentrated around the pleasant market towns of Market Harborough and Market Bosworth.

The county’s administrative centre is the city of Leicester, and other major towns are Loughborough, which includes bell-founding among its many industries, and Melton Mowbray, home of Stilton cheese and a particularly English item, the pork pie. One shop in Leicester has been specialising in this meaty delicacy since 1851. Northeast of Melton Mowbray is the lovely Vale of Belvoir, beneath which are large deposits of coal.

Charnwood Forest, with fewer trees than one would expect, provides a wild and rugged landscape conveniently situated for escape from the city. It lies to the northwest of Leicester extending to Loughborough and Coalville, with some interruptions.

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