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Great Days Out in Harborough

Whether you are looking for a fun fuelled family day out, a visit to explore our many heritage sites and museums, somewhere to eat and drink, to shop, to learn, to explore, to walk, to run, or just simply... relax, you can do it all in the south of Leicestershire.

Take time to breathe and enjoy our beautiful canals and waterways or get active with our extensive walks and cycle routes. Adrenalin fuelled or slow paced boating, it’s all here.

Visit Rockingham Castle, home to the Saunders-Watson family, which is set in a panoramic location and is surrounded by 18 acres of contrasting gardens. A number of great events take place in the grounds throughout the year so see our events guide for a full list.

Nevill Holt Opera celebrates the best of young British talent, with a history of high quality, touring productions and sell out audiences building a community of opera lovers. For the latest West End shows and comedy evenings see the list of performances taking place at Kilworth Theatre which is set in a magical woodland glade.

The Cotesbach Educational Trust is a heritage education charity, hosting a full yearly programme of events and activities for all the family to enjoy.

 

Great Days Out

Foxton Locks

Heritage & Museums

Jet plane

Outdoors

Canal

Adrenalin Fuelled

Festival
Ampitheatre

Kilworth House Theatre

There’s a special aura and magic about open-air theatre on a beautiful summer’s evening, so what better way to experience that magic than amidst the magnificent surroundings of the Kilworth estate.

Museum

Harborough Museum

The museum celebrates Market Harborough’s long history as a centre of trade and industry in the heart of the Welland Valley at the crossroads between Leicestershire and Northamptonshire.

Foxton Locks

Foxton Locks

Foxton Locks is a series of 10 locks on the Grand Union Canal. There is lots to explore including watching the boats, visiting the museum and eating in one of the pubs on site.

Bird on the Hand

Bird on the Hand

A superb and unique experience for all owl fans! Get an "Owl on the Hand" experience and fly a variety of fantastic owls from the smallest to the largest.


Castle

Rockingham Castle

Set in a panoramic location with views over five counties, the Castle has magnificently furnished rooms of several periods, and is surrounded by 18 acres of superbly contrasting gardens.

The Gliding Centre

The Gliding Centre

Whether you’re new to gliding, already learning to fly or an experienced pilot looking for a top class gliding club, you’ll be very welcome at The Gliding Centre.

Children

Wistow Maze

Wistow Maze is a giant 8 acre maize maze with a fun Quiz Trail hidden amongst 3 miles of pathways, with high-level bridges and towers giving fabulous panoramic views.

Armourgeddon

Armourgeddon

Experience the fun and exhilaration of driving monster tanks and other military vehicles over courses set around a real life World War II bombing range.


Park

Welland Park

Welland Park, our award winning park in Market Harborough, offers a wide range of activities for all the family.



Lutterworth Museum

Visit Lutterworth Museum and discover interesting facts about local history with regularly changing displays.

Armourgeddon

Lutterworth

Looking for fun, smiles, tanks, guns, archery or paintball we have it all here at Armourgeddon. Add in hovercrafts, quads, airsoft, clay shooting, air rifles, and splatter or two of mud we're the perfect experience for you and your group.

 
 
 

Lutterworth

Enjoy a number of top class events facilities all on one huge and impressive site, designed to accommodate just about any kind of event.

 
 
 
Cotesbach Educational Trust

Lutterworth

Cotesbach Educational Trust is a registered charity centred around a unique Marriott family Archive, full to bursting with 400 years of maps, deeds, receipts, letters and diaries.

 
 
 
Foxton Locks, Market Harborough

Market Harborough

Foxton Locks is a series of 10 locks on the Grand Union Canal. There is lots to explore including watching the boats, visiting the museum and eating in one of the pubs on site.

 
 
 
Harborough Museum

Market Harborough

The museum celebrates Market Harborough’s long history as a centre of trade and industry in the heart of the Welland Valley at the crossroads between Leicestershire and Northamptonshire.

 
 

Last updated September 2017