Welcome to Leicester and Leicestershire
Summer is here and Leicester and Leicestershire is the place to be with a host of exciting festival and events taking place you will not want to miss. Stay longer and choose from a variety of accommodation that are available to book online – you will need more than a day to fit everything in!
Explore the rich heritage of Leicester and Leicestershire - visit the site where King Richard III met his death at Bosworth Battlefield and then travel into the city to the new Visitor Centre and see where his mortal remains were discovered and reintered.
At Stoneywell Cottage, the new National Trust property in Charnwood Forest, discover examples of furniture designed by the arts and crafts designer Ernest Gimson or visit Abbey Pumping Station to see the fully restored beam engines that were also designed by Ernest Gimson.
The BoilerHouse at Foxton Locks has now re-opened with fantastic new displays and state of the art equipment.
The giraffes are back at Twycross Zoo where there are around 500 animals of 150 species to see, including many endangered animals and native species and at Stonehurst Family Farm you can feed farmyard animals and have a cuddle with the rabbits in pets corner.
At the National Space Centre explore the universe in the planetarium or take the family to Twinlakes to try out the rollercoasters and water rides.
Wed 3 Jun - Sun 19 Jul 2015
Book a short break
Book one of the exciting themed short breaks that we have in Leicester and Leicestershire.
Choose from a wide range of exclusive packages, from family fun breaks to mouth-watering gourmet getaways. All packages include accommodation and entrance to 3 from a choice of 5 experiences, all for just £129.
Free prize draw
After your visit to Leicester and Leicestershire, come back here and tell us about your trip. We'll enter your name into a free prize draw to win a Stay Play Explore short break worth £129.
Closing date: 30th September 2015
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Rugby World Cup 2015
Book your accommodation for the Leicester games online here
and plan your visit with help from our website.
King Richard III
Tipped by The Lonely Planet as one of the 'hottest' attractions in the world for 2015.
Follow the fortunes of four characters from the Battle of Bosworth and hear their stories during this turbulent time.
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.
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.
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.
Visit five sites in the city with a connection to King Richard III during the days leading up to the Battle of Bosworth in 1485. It continues to Bosworth and other locations linked to King Richard’s reign.