Visit Leicester and Leicestershire

Welcome to the official tourism website for Leicester and Leicestershire.

There's fun for all the family in Leicestershire. Whether it's the great outdoors, hands-on museums, great festivals or even an afternoon on a beach, Leicestershire is just perfect for families.  Explore our website and you'll find lots of ideas for days out with the family, themed tours and trails to explore, and short breaks to enjoy.

At the National Space Centre there's special events taking place throughout the summer, the 'Train with Tim' events will challenge young and old to see what it takes to train to be an astronaught.  Enjoy a family day out at Twycross Zoo where there are around 500 animals of 150 species to see including many endangered animals and native species and Snibston Discovery Museum at Coalville offers a day out for all the family - look out for the colliery tours and special event days when the trains are running.

The Great Central Railway is the UK’s only double track, main line heritage railway and Teddy Bear Picnics regularly take place throughout the summer along with other special events.

.. and if you're wondering where you can find a beach in Leicestershire, visit Bosworth Water Trust where you'll find golden sands and gently lapping water, so visit Leicestershire and enjoy a paddle and build a sandcastle.


See lots more ideas for family days out

Visitor Centre

Richard III Visitor Centre: Dynasty, Death and Discovery


Admission: adults £7.95, children (3-15 years) £4.75, concessions £7, family ticket (2+2) £21.50

More than 500 years after the death of the last English king to die in battle, the story of one of history’s most controversial monarchs is brought to life once again in this stunning new visitor centre.

Address: 4A St Martins, Leicester LE1 5DB

King Richard III

Bosworth BattlefieldVisit the sites in the city and county that played an important part in the last days of King Richard III or book a guided walk around Leicester city with a Blue Badge Guide.

Heritage Trails

Charnwood MuseumIf you're interested in the heritage of Leicestershire, see these themed trails and enjoy a day out exploring our history. Trails include, Fashion, Industrial Heritage, Castle and Battles.

Short Breaks

Stay Play ExploreSee our full range of short breaks for families and adults: Family Fun, Adventure, Gourmet Trail, Theatre Breaks, Glorious Heritage and City Breaks.

Explore Leicestershire
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