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Stay in Leicester and Leicestershire this Easter and enjoy a family short break.

There is so much to see and do in the city and county and exciting events taking place you will need more than a day to fit everything in.

Check out our wide range of accommodation to build your own short break.

Check out our choice of five fantastic Stay Play Explore short breaks - there's overnight accommodation including breakfast and entry into three attractions/experiences, just for £129.

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Enjoy Easter in Leicester and Leicestershire

There's fun for all the family in Leicester and Leicestershire this Easter. Look out for the Easter Bunny at Great Central Railway or let your children make their own chocolate goodies at a Chocolate Workshop at BitterSweet Chocolate at Breedon on the Hill.

Following a phenomenal week of events across the city and county for King Richard III's reinterment at Leicester Cathedral you can now come and see for yourself the Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre to explore the site of the battle and the new King Richard III Visitor Centre which tells the story of how the mortal remains of the king were discovered in the city in 2012 - the visitor centre has been named by The Lonely Planet as  one of  the 'hottest' attractions in the world for 2015.

At the National Space Centre there's special events taking place throughout the year. Enjoy a family day out at Twycross Zoo where there are around 500 animals of 150 species to see including many endangered animals and native species. At the newly opened Stoneywell Cottage in Charnwood Forest discover examples of furniture designed by the arts and crafts designer Ernest Gimson.

There are festivals taking place throughout the year across the city and county including canal festivals, food and drink festivals and something for all the family.

FREE prize draw

Enter our free prize draw and win a family ticket to Horrible Histories at Curve in May 2015.

Historical figures and events will come alive on stage and hover at your fingertips.

Enter our free prize draw

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Tipped by The Lonely Planet as one of the 'hottest' attractions in the world for 2015.
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Follow the fortunes of four characters from the Battle of Bosworth and hear their stories during this turbulent time.
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Where did King Richard III stay on the night before the Battle of Bosworth?  Who, in the crowds, predicted his downfall and where were his mortal remains discovered?
Book a guided walk, postcards, mugs, or buy a book on the life and death of King Richard III - buy online here.
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Fly in a Cessna 172 aircraft over King Richard’s final battle route from the Blue Boar Inn in Leicester via Bow Bridge and out to Bosworth along the Old Roman Road.
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This short break includes bed and breakfast for two people at the Ramada Encore Leicester City Centre hotel or the Hinckley Island hotel and a choice of 3 out of 5 King Richard III experiences.
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Visit five sites in the city with a strong connection to King Richard III during the days leading up to the Battle of Bosworth in 1485. It continues into the countryside to Bosworth and other locations linked to King Richard’s reign.
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