Things to see and do in Hinckley and Bosworth
Twycross Zoo is one of the top ten zoos in Britain. The 80 acre site is home to over 500 animals of almost 150 species. Twycross Zoo is world renowned as a World Primate Centre and has a wide variety of monkeys and apes. The Zoo has a breeding group of species so babies are always a big attraction. Other animals include Asian elephants, snow leopards, penguins, meerkats, tapirs, hyenas and the world’s rarest big cat, the Amur leopard.
At the Ashby Boat Company at Stoke Golding you can travel along the longest stretch of canal in the country without a lock, at Sutton Cheney Wharf you can enjoy tea at the canal side tea room. This beautiful stretch of water runs through some of the most picturesque countryside in Leicestershire and also passes by the Battle of Bosworth Field. Stoke Golding is a picturesque village offering three good pubs, store, post office and 13th century church.
Visitor attractions in Hinckley and Bosworth
Enjoy windsurfing, canoeing and fishing at this 50 acre leisure park. Great for a weekend away camping or caravanning. Refreshments available onsite.
Garlands is an amazing place, offering a wide range of team building tasks, company fun days, business development programmes and reward days, alongside conference and event spaces. We are here to create your perfect event, and then some!
Visit Market Bosworth Country park and explore 87 acres of rural parkland - discover an oak and maple arboretum along with a children's adventure playground.
Twycross Zoo is a World Primate Centre set in 80 acres we have over 500 animals of almost 150 species including all 4 great apes, over 20 species of monkey, Asian elephants, snow leopards, penguins, meerkats, giraffes and many more ...
Bagworth Heath Country Park has been transformed from scarred industrial landscape of Desford Colliery into a valuable recreational resource, made up of woodland, grassland, heathland, lakes and ponds.
Delve into Leicestershire's fascinating history at Bosworth Battlefield Country Park - the site of the 1485 Battle of Bosworth. Look out for special events or go for a stroll and some refreshments served onsite.
A new commemoration stone has been laid in the Market Square in Market Bosworth to mark the spot where King Richard III's mortal remains rested on their journey to their final resting place in Leicester Cathedral.
All Aboard! See the views of Bosworth and Shackerstone from onboard a steam or diesel train. See memorabilia in our museum and look out for our special events.
Head to Billa Barra Hill and see magnificent views of Leicestershire. Great for an afternoon walk.