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Enjoy something a little different with behind the scenes experiences in Leicester and Leicestershire. There are some great ideas below, contact us to find out more.

Twycross Zoo

Get Wild

From feeding Penguins, Otters or Meerkats to discovering a day in the life of a Zoo Keeper, Twycross Zoo will bring out your wild side. 

Great Central Railway

All Aboard

Step back in time to the days when steam ruled the railways, by taking control and steering a steam locomotive at Great Central Railway

Cocoa Amore

Mmmm, Chocolate

Enjoy a chocolate making masterclass at Cocoa Amore. Discover the origins of Chocolate and get to make your own tasty treats.


Shake it baby

Enjoy a cocktail mixology class at one of Leicester's finest bars such as Manhattan 34, Maiyango, The Orange Tree and 33 Cank Street

Melton Mowbray Pork Pie


But not just any old pie! Experience how to hand-raise a world-famous Melton Mowbray Pork Pie (and then get to eat it the next day!).

45 Gin School

G&T O'clock

At 45 Gin School you will learn everything 'Gin' with a tour of the distillery and a chance to distill and make your very own personalised Gin.

Melton Cheeseboard

Cracking cheese

Visit the Melton Cheeseboard and enjoy a tasting session of cheeses such as Stilton and Red Leicester, two of the nation's favourite cheeses.

Belvoir Alehouse

Fancy a Pint

Head to Belvoir Alehouse and take a tour of the Brewery and sup some samples along the way. Stay on for a lunch or dinner of tasty local produce.