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Enjoy Springtime in Leicester and Leicestershire

Stay Play Explore Short Breaks

Stay play explore

Looking for a family half term break?  Or perhaps a foodie break for grown ups? 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.

See our short breaks website

It's time to plan a short break - whether it's a family break for half term, a romantic break for Valentine's Day or just a break to cheer you up, we've got just the break for you.  From £149 either two adults for a family of two adults and two children can enjoy overnight accommodation with breakfast and entry into three fabulous attractions or experiences.  Visit our Stay Play Explore short breaks website and book a break and explore our great city and county.

There are some exciting events taking place here during February - the Leicester Comedy Festival is expected to be the biggest ever with venues all over the city and county hosting events.  As spring is breaking through so are the snowdrops so why not brave the cold and enjoy a walk in the beautiful Leicestershire countryside?

For families there are lots of half term events and activities taking place and lots of great places to visit for a family day out.

Snowdrop walks


Snowdrops are the first signs of spring so why not wrap up warm and enjoy a walk in the Leicestershire countryside and spot them growing in hedges and woodland.

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.
Leicester City Football Club
The entire football world is talking about the exploits of Leicester City Football Club - see more sporting success stories
Download the 2016 Great Days Out brochure with lots of ideas for a trip to Leicester and Leicestershire
Looking for some excitement?  Try these experiences and test your nerves.
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.
Enjoy monkeying around at Twycross Zoo

Twycross Zoo

Zoo Club

Each week we have loads of engaging and exciting activities planned, all themed around animals, wildlife, nature and zoos for your children to get involved in.

As well as being fun, the activities also allow your children to find out more about the amazing and endangered animals here at Twycross Zoo.



Half Term activities

Craft activities for all ages, bushcraft days, live entertainment - plus all the usual fun of this indoor and outdoor attraction in the heart of The National Forest.


National Space Centre

Gastro Space

Discover the world of space gastronomy, including what we eat and how we expel waste in space! 

Join our Mission Commanders for a bumper half term period dedicated to bogies, bums, trumps and burps… the science of all the gross stuff our bodies do in space.


Twinlakes Park

Super Hero Half Term

Children can join in Superhero events with the Twinlakes Special Spy Agent. A daily programme of events takes place each day – there’s lots of exciting Superhero fun throughout half term.

Last updated February 2017