What's the Pollen Count in Leicester Today?
Planning a trip in Leicester - but worried about hay fever allergies ruining your day? Enter the postcode into our pollen tracker and you’ll be able to find out the current pollen count for Leicester.
Pollen Forecast for Leicester
Planning a summer picnic in Victoria Park or heading across the road to De Montfort Hall to watch live music at Gigs in the Garden? Check out our pollen tracker so you know the Leicester pollen count for the next few days.
Pollen Hotspots in Leicester
There are more than 130 parks in Leicester, so there’s plenty of open green spaces to escape the hustle and bustle of the city. But, this also means more chances for pollen to cause your hay fever to flare up. The type of pollen you need to look out for is tree pollen - with around 16% of Leicester covered in tree canopy.
Graph shows mean pollen grains per metre cube in Leicester
Tree pollen peaks in April and May – so while the popular Abbey Park is a picturesque place to spend a spring day, you’ll want a few Allergy Comfort Wipes in your pocket because it’s also home to more than 33,000 trees.
If you’re allergic to tree pollen then maybe give Evington Park a wide berth, as it’s filled with English oak, chestnut, rare gingko and mature beech. Castle Hill Country Park might also set off your allergies thanks to its 250-acre grasslands and ash, oak and willow trees.
Hay Fever Friendly Activities in Leicester
Don’t let high pollen count in Leicester stop you from enjoying your days out. There are plenty of hay fever-friendly activities you can get up to with minimal impact on your allergies. Check the local pollen count with the tracker, whether you’re heading out in peak pollen seasons between March and May or want a lovely June day out when grass pollen peaks.
Graph shows pollen grains per metre cube by month for each main type in Leicester
The city’s heritage – from its industrial past to its 1th century history – are great places to avoid pollen. Discover how this the Leicester of today was shaped by its past.
1. 1620s House and Garden
2. Abbey Pumping Station
3. Retro Computer Museum
Food and Drink
Leicester and its surrounding towns has plenty to tickle the taste buds with loads of hay fever-friendly shopping locations to do your food and drink shopping.
1. Leicester Market
2. Belvoir Brewery
3. Farndon Fields Farm Shop
Leicester has a rich and interesting history, which is best discovered through its many interesting (and allergy friendly) museums.
1. National Space Centre
2. Richard III Visitor Centre
3. Leicester Guildhall