Official visitor website for Leicestershire

Visit Leicestershire in 2018

Plan a visit to Leicestershire in 2018, there's lots to see and do for families and couples and for all interests.

Travel to Bradgate Park and walk through the landscape that Lady Jane Grey, nine days Queen of England once explored.  You can either walk along the smooth pathway through the middle of the park, starting at either Newtown Linford or Cropston, and view the deer and the ruins of Bradgate house. Or take a more energetic walk and start from Hunts Hill and walk up to Old John and see glorious views across Leicestershire and beyond.

Bradgate Park

A visit to the award winning National Space Centre is an out of this world experience and a must for every budding astronaut! Six interactive galleries, a unique 3D SIM ride and iconic 42m high Rocket Tower, there really is something for everyone to enjoy! It's all indoors so no matter what the weather you'll stay warm and dry.

Meet over 500 animals from almost 150 species at Twycross Zoo, including some of the most endangered on our planet. Renowned as a specialist primate zoo, Twycross has a wide variety of monkeys and apes including the UK’s only group of bonobos.

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From just £149* you can book a short break in Leicestershire that includes one night's overnight accommodation with breakfast and entry into 3 from a choice of fantastic attractions and experiences.  The breaks are either for 2 adults or a family of 2 adults and 2 children.

See our Stay Play Explore website for more details.

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
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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.