Hollycroft Park - Hinckley
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Hollycroft Park - Hinckley

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Hollycroft park. Beautifully kept park in Hinckley, Leicestershire, which contains a lawn bowls green, tennis courts, and a pitch n' putt course. Hollycroft is owned and maintained by Hinckley & Bosworth Council.

The green is regularly used throughout the summer months by Hollycraft Park Bowls Club as well as the Hinckley Ladies Bowling Club.

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