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Things to See and Do 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 South Leicestershire.



Take time to breathe and enjoy our beautiful canals and waterways or get active with our extensive walks and cycle routes. Visit Foxton Locks and enjoy watching the boats moving through the locks. Visit the Military Vehicle Museum near to Lutterworth and see hangers jam-packed full of military vehicles, guns, cannons and military paraphernalia.

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.

Here's some more suggestions for days out in Harborough...

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.


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.


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.

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.


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.



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.


Welland Park

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


Military Vehicle Museum

The museum includes a number of tanks used in War-based movies of the last 20 years: Saving Private Ryan, Evita, Fury and many more.


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.

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.