Bring your group to Harborough
Coaches can park onsite and a guided tour of the site by a lock keeper can be booked prior to your visit.
It is advisable to book ahead of your visit.
This museum is free to visit and a tour, for a small fee, can be arranged for your group if booked in advance.
Group rates available; guided tour available; coach parking on-site.
Coach parking on-site, group rates available.
Bruntingthorpe Proving Ground hosts its very own extensive test track and an off-road track which offers groups an exciting day out with a variety of experiences.
Drive a supercar at high speed around the track with an instructor who will make sure you get the most out of this thrilling ride.
Or drive a Landrover Defender around a demanding course with hills, troughs, ruts and mud and water. Laser clay pigeon shooting and falconry is also available.
Must pre-book. Minimum group size: 10
For the adrenalin fuelled - a trip to Armourgeddon to experience driving tanks and military vehicles, exciting activities at Avalanche Adventure or the opportunity to soar like a bird at The Gliding Centre.
Morning: A visit to Armourgeddon
Discover the fun and excitement of driving tanks and other military vehicles over courses set around a World War II bombing range at Armourgeddon, the worldwide home of Tank paintball, incorporating Chaos Paintball and a wide range of activities including Airsoft for individuals, groups, corporate team building days and private parties.
Lunchtime: Lunch at The Three Swans, Market Harborough
Try some of the activities at Avalanche Adventure, such as quad biking, off road race buggies, clay pigeon shooting and much more. The 400 acre site gives ample space to offer this wide range of activities, with highly experienced instructors to ensure that you and your group has a great time and make the most out of your experience.
Experience a thrill to remember at The Gliding Centre, with various flight experiences suitable for all ages. Either relax and take in the amazing scenery whilst up in the air or you can take control. As well as offering the opportunity to experience the joy of silent flight, The Gliding Centre also offers adventure activities including clay pigeon shooting and off road driving. This is the ideal way to ensure your day is a day to remember.
Explore and discover the history of the Harborough district at Rockingham Castle, home to the Saunders Watson family, afternoon tea in the Castle's tearooms, and a visit to Harborough Museum.
Morning: A visit to Rockingham Castle
Built by William the Conqueror and home to the Saunders Watson family, Rockingham Castle is set in a panoramic location with views across five counties, magnificently furnished rooms of several periods and a surrounding 18 acres of superbly contrasting gardens. Tour the Castle from The Old Kitchen, an outdoor tour to find out more about the development of the Castle, to the Great Hall which was divided in the 1600's by Edward Watson, creating the adjacent Panel Room.
Lunchtime: Afternoon tea at Rockingham Castle's tearooms
Afternoon: A visit to Harborough Museum and Market Harborough town
Harborough Museum celebrates Market Harborough's long history as a centre of trade and industry in the Welland Valley. Take a look at the displays the museum has to offer, including The Hallaton Treasure Gallery, Falkner's Boot and Shoe Making Workshop and the Railways in Market Harborough.
Take a walk through Market Harborough's town centre, walk along the River Welland which flows through the town, and discover the unique buildings that are built throughout the ages.
INFO FOR GROUP ORGANISERS
2.9km from A6
18.5km from A14
20.4km from M1 (Jn 20)
0.8km from Market Harborough Station
19.6km from Kettering Station
18.5km from Corby Station
24.5km from Leicester Station
32.1km from A6
6.6km from A14
1.6km from M1 (Jn 20)
22.2km from Market Harborough Station
26.6km from Leicester Station
Call Sairah Butt on 01858 465206 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Drop off point:
There are two coach bays available for drop-off outside the Market Hall
Guided tours available:
Guided tours available to book at Rockingham Castle
Guided tours by lock keepers at Foxton Locks
Harborough Market toilets (St. Marys Place)
Major annual events:
- Foxton Locks Festival - June
- Blaston Show - June
- Cold War Jets Open Day - August
- Arts Fresco - September
Places of interest:
Famous historic figures:
- Thomas Cook
- John Wycliffe
- Frank Whittle
Places to eat & drink:
- The Orangery at Kilworth House Hotel
- Woodland Court Restaurant at Best Western Plus Ullesthorpe Court
- Foxton Locks Inn
For assistance in organising your trip call Sairah Butt on 01858 465206 who will help you with timings, prices and logistics for the visit.