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Days out in North West Leicestershire

We have lots of suggestions for days out in North West Leicestershire, family attractions, sporting events, country walks and great food and drink to offer a refreshing break.

The award winning family attraction, Conkers, situated in the heart of The National Forest in Moira is the perfect day out for all the family. From obstacle courses, barefoot walks, treetop walks and an amazing adventure playground, there’s plenty to keep all the family active!

Girl splashing in water

Events are very much a feature of the area and there is entertainment a plenty with festivals and music events taking places throughout the year.

Moira Furnace provides visitors with a unique insight into the industrial heritage of the area and is probably one of the most important blast furnaces still in existence today throughout Europe. Donington le Heath Manor House is one of the oldest houses in Leicestershire and was built in around 1290.  Visitors to the 1620s House and Garden can now see the beautifully restored period rooms and talk to volunteers about the history of the house, the families that lived here and about life in the 1620s.

If you're interested in transport, why not visit the East Midlands Aero Park which is both an aviation museum and a viewing area where you can see preserved planes of yesteryear and watch modern airliners of today taking-off and landing at East Midlands Airport. Nearby you'll also find world famous Donington Park  As well as a famous motorsport venue, Donington is also celebrated as the host of the Download rock festival, which attracts tens of thousands of music fans each year. The venue also holds a wide variety of exhibitions, shows and other music concerts all year round. 

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Days out in Ashby and Coalville

Donington le Heath Manor House


The 1620s House and Gardens at Donington le Heath – formally Donington le Heath Manor House, has undergone a stunning refurbishment in order to tell the story of its former owners and residents.

Breedon on the Hill Lock-Up

Castle Donington

The lock-up was once a common site in English towns and villages where wrongdoers and drunkards could be detained until the authorities could deal with them.

Conkers, National Forest


CONKERS, the award winning attraction at The Heart of the National Forest, a unique mix of indoor and outdoor experiences to keep you and your family engaged for hours.

Outdoor Activity Centre Leicestershire


Field Sport UK offers many activities, packages and training courses, which are great for both individuals and groups. All of our activities are run from our beautiful venue on the border of Derbyshire and Leicestershire.



Ibstock is a large village with lots of amenities situated close to Coalville and Ashby de la Zouch in north west Leicestershire.

Lakeside Tearooms


Lakeside Tearooms has beautiful views of the lake. Breakfast, morning coffee, home cooked lunches and afternoon teas are all on offer at Lakeside Tearooms.

National Memorial Arboretum

Burton Upon Trent

The National Memorial Arboretum is the UK's year-round centre of Remembrance; a spiritually uplifting place which honours the fallen, recognises service and sacrifice, and fosters pride in our country. It is a living and lasting memorial.


See a fabulous range of places to eat and drink: tea rooms, gastro pubs and restaurants.


Explore the industrial heritage of this area as well as fascinating buildings that are in this area.


Whether you're searching for somewhere to walk the dog, watch birds or something more energetic click here.


Craft centres, garden centres, shopping outlets - shop till you drop in North West Leicestershire