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Tractor rides, cuddle corner, pony rides and lots more fun at Stonehurst Family Farm

Great Days Out in Charnwood

Lots of exciting events take place each year at Bradgate Park

From ancient woodland to craggy rocks, Loughborough and Charnwood have plenty of countryside and open spaces to explore.  Family friendly attractions include farm parks and adrenelin packed activity centres and there's lots of heritage sites just waiting to be explored.

Here's a selection of places to visit but to see more either download our visitor guide or click here to see more suggestions of great days out in Charnwood.

Here's a few suggestions for days out in Charnwood

Stonehurst Family Farm and Motor Museum

Loughborough

See and touch friendly farm yard animals at Stonehurst Family Farm, collect eggs and visit 'Cuddle Corner.' The tearoom sells home baked cakes every day.

 
 
 
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Loughborough

The Great Central Railway is Britain's only double track main line steam railway. Enjoy an exciting calendar of events, a footplate ride or dine in style on board one of the steam trains.

 
 
 
Loughborough Town Hall

Loughborough

Loughborough Town Hall is one of Leicestershire's top theatre venues, offering a variety of shows & events throughout the year as well as a regular programme of exhibitions within the Sock Gallery.

 
 
 
Beacon Hill Country Park, Leicestershire

Loughborough

The perfect country park to head to for those that enjoy the outdoors. Enjoy scrambling on the rocks or an afternoon walk through the rhododendrons.

 
 
 
Bradgate Country Park, Newtown Linford

Leicester

Enjoy peace and tranquility in the magical surroundings of this medieval deer park, the childhood home of Nine Day Queen Lady Jane Grey. Take along a picnic or buy a cup of tea or lunch at one of our two tearooms.

 
 
 
Stoneywell

Markfield

The cottage and its collection provides a rare surviving example of an Arts and Crafts home in its entirety, and sits as part of an international movement of truly British origin.

 
 
 
The Big Bookcase

Loughborough

Charnwood Museum is situated in the beautiful Victorian surroundings of Queen's Park in Loughborough. The museum is open all year round, with free admission, both temporary and permanent exhibitions.