Enjoy Easter in Leicestershire


Looking to book an Easter short break?

We've a selection of short breaks from £149 for couples and families that include overnight accommodation with breakfast and admission to visitor attractions and experiences.

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Start planning your Easter activities now - if you're looking for some ideas for days out with the family we have lots to show you here:


Plan your Easter outings here - see a list of events taking place in Leicestershire during the Easter holidays


Twycross Zoo

Monday 10th April – Sunday 23rd April

There has been many new zoo babies born since last Easter, see if you can find them on your journey through the zoo.  Hop on down to the zoo this Easter for some family fun and also take part in the Easter Egg Hunt.



Tuesday 11th April — Saturday 15th April

Michael Rosen’s award-winning book We’re Going On A Bear Hunt is brought vividly and noisily to the stage in director Sally Cookson’s fun-filled adaptation set to Benji Bower’s versatile lively score.



Pioneering Space

Saturday 8th - Sunday 23rd April

This Easter holiday, boldly go into space with the Space Centre's inspiring pioneers. Discover some unusual space firsts & launch your very own spacecraft on a fun day out for all the family!



Easter Adventures Saturday 1st to Sunday 23rd April

There are special live shows and activities for all the family throughout the Easter holidays!


Great Central Railway

Easter Holiday Trains – Tues 11 to Thurs 13 & Tues 18 to Thurs 20 April

Meet Alice in Wonderland and The Mad Hatter on the platform at Loughborough station and the Easter Bunny who will be travelling on the steam train at the Great Central.

Brocks Hill

Easter Craft Extravaganza at Brocks Hill

Saturday 15th April 2017

Fun for all the family with locally produced crafts for sale with some crafts for you to try out.  Lots of children’s crafts also available.


Twinlakes Park

Monday 10th April - Sunday 23rd April

It's going to be a Eggstreme Easter in 2017 at Twinlakes Family Theme Park, Melton Mowbray! With the UK’s 1st Easter Bunny Grotto!


Loughborough Town Hall

Wednesday 12th April

Imagination runs wild and logic is abandoned in this fantastical, larger-than-life musical brimming with nonsensical fun and excitement for the entire family.

Follow Alice and the White Rabbit as they set off on a colourful, topsy-turvy adventure like no other and meet a host of outlandish characters including the troublesome twins, Tweedle Dum and Tweedle Dee, the notorious Queen of Hearts, the Cheshire cat and of course, the Mad-as a bat-Hatter!

Days Out
Take a look at our annual guide to Great Days Out in Leicestershire for ideas on where to take the family for a Great Day Out
Boys playing
Make some memories on your family outings in Leicester and Leicestershire.
Don't let the weather spoil your fun - visit these attractions that are under cover.
Looking for some excitement?  Try these experiences and test your nerves.
Feeling creative?  Spend a few hours finding the creative side in you - ceramics, textiles - there's lots to choose from.
If you love animals and birds, you'll love these attractions - you might even get a furry cuddle.
Be transported back in time with steam railways, industrial heritage and the bygone age.
Comedy, music and live entertainment can all be found at the numerous theatres and venues across the city and county.
Lunch overlooking a river, afternoon tea at a luxury hotel or a gastonomic feast in a restaurant, there's lots of choice.
Sheep show
Country shows, food festivals, comedy nights, music and dance - something for everyone.
Bosworth map
Visit the site where the Wars of the Roses ended with the death of King Richard III and then to the visitor centre where his mortal remains were discovered.
Last updated March 2017