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How to Scatter Ashes at Leicester Park on the River Soar

After you lose a loved one, it is time to think about how you will honour them. If your loved one was cremated, you will need to decide what to do with the ashes. Scattering ashes locally is a good way to keep their memory close. Leicester Park in the East Midlands makes for a peaceful place to scatter the remains of your loved one.

Can I Scatter Ashes at Leicester Park on the River Soar?

Yes, you are allowed to scatter the ashes of your family and friends on the River Soar. Leicester Park has designated a specific location where you are able to gather and honour the memory of your loved one.

This quiet location was chosen with your family in mind. You and your family can remember the one that has gone on before in peaceful environment.

Is There Parking Close to the River Soar?

You are not able to park right next to the river. However, not far off is the National Space Centre’s paid parking lot is a convenient place to park. It is located on Exploration Drive.

Am I Allowed to Scatter on the Grass?

Yes, there are places in the park you are allowed to scatter ashes. They only ask that you pay close attention to the direction of the wind and nearby people, when scattering.

What Do I Need to Do Before Scattering Ashes?

Only family members are allowed to petition to scatter ashes at the park. There is a fee involved in laying your loved one to rest  at the park.

In order to scatter ashes on water in the Leicester Park, you will need to fill out the service request form. Find that form HERE.

Once you have filled out the form, you will need to return it to:

Park House

Abbey Park

Abbey Park Road

Leicester LE4 5AQ

There is also a fax option that allows you to submit the form faster. Their fax number is 0116 2333180.

Once it is approved you are free to proceed with the your plans.

Am I Allowed to Leave Memorial Flowers Where I Scattered?

Unfortunately, you are not allowed to leave memorial flowers or any other form of remembrance where you scattered ashes. However, they do have some areas in which you can purchase a tree or shrub. Also, you are able to have a memorial bench with a bespoke memorial plaque.


Leicester Park makes for a great place to lay a loved one to rest. If you are in need of an urn to house your loved one’s remains until you figure out how to best honour them, please feel free to check out our water urns. We are able to deliver all over the United Kingdom.

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