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Don't worry about the weather - wrap up warm and enjoy a day out with the family.

There are lot's of events taking place during half term - at Conkers, in The National Forest, Flip and Dippy the clowns will be on hand entertaining the children, at Twinlakes near Melton Mowbray there are special events for princesses or superheroes and at DeMontfort Hall in Leicester there's a Comedy Club 4 Kids.

For a free day out and the chance to let off steam, why not visit the ruins in Bradgate Park, the birthplace and childhood home of Lady Jane Grey, Queen of England for nine days in 1553. Or you could climb Beacon Hill, one of the highest points in Leicestershire at 245m, and boasts spectacular views of Charnwood Forest and the Soar Valley.

If you'd prefer to stay under cover, visit the National Space Centre in Leicester and explore real rockets, blast off into space inside the Vostok Capsule, see a dog spacesuit and go on a 360° journey through our Solar System and beyond in the largest planetarium dome in the UK.

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Overnight accommodation for couples or families including breakfast and admission to three top attractions.

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Planning a day out?  Here's some suggestions..

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Make some memories on your family outings in Leicester and Leicestershire.
Don't let the weather spoil your fun - visit these attractions that are under cover.
Looking for some excitement?  Try these experiences and test your nerves.
If you love animals and birds, you'll love these attractions - you might even get a furry cuddle.
Be transported back in time with steam railways, industrial heritage and the bygone age.
Comedy, music and live entertainment can all be found at the numerous theatres and venues across the city and county.
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Download the 2015 Great Days Out brochure with lots of ideas for a trip to Leicester and Leicestershire
Lunch overlooking a river, afternoon tea at a luxury hotel or a gastonomic feast in a restaurant, there's lots of choice.
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Country shows, food festivals, comedy nights, music and dance - something for everyone.
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Visit the site where the Wars of the Roses ended with the death of King Richard III and then to the visitor centre where his mortal remains were discovered.

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Hinckley Island Hotel in or near Hinckley
AA 4 Star HotelHotel
£129 X X X X £ £ prpnb
Ramada Leicester Stage Hotel in or near Wigston
VisitEngland 3 Star HotelHotel
£69 £ £ £ £ £ £ prpn
Hilton East Midlands Airport in or near Castle Donington
Quality Tourism in LeicestershireHotel
£159 £ £ X X X X prpnb
Bouverie Lodge B&B in or near Melton Mowbray
Quality Tourism in LeicestershireBed & Breakfast
£35 £ £ £ £ £ £ pppnb
Sketchley Grange Hotel in or near Hinckley
AA 4 Star HotelHotel
£79 £ £ ? ? ? ? prpnb
College Court Hotel & Conference Centre in or near Leicester
Quality Tourism in LeicestershireConference Centre
£69 £ £ £ £ £ £ prpnb
Shepherds Rest Cottage in or near Market Harborough
VisitEngland 4 Star Self-cateringSelf-catering
£70 X X X £ £ £ pupn
Ramada Encore Leicester City Centre in or near Leicester
AA Budget HotelBudget Hotel
£69 £ £ £ £ £ £ prpn
Last updated: February 2016