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Latest News

Explore city museums with passport scheme

1 July 2015

A new scheme that will encourage people to explore all of Leicester’s museums this summer has been launched in time for the school holidays

The Woodlands – a new event venue, luxury treehouse accommodation and self-catering snugs opens

30 June 2015

A quirky new village-style event venue and woodland accommodation has opened in Theddingworth, between Lutterworth and Market Harborough

Leicester to host Active City conference

26 June 2015

Leicester will host a pioneering conference next year to promote cities that support cycling, walking and active lifestyles

CONKERS can keep the kids busy all summer

23 June 2015

Daily outdoor activities and adventures for families and children from 11 July to 6 September

Twycross Zoo needs your vote!

23 June 2015

Zoo appeals for public support to gain grant funding for new disabled access facilities

VisitEngland eNews June 2015 Edition 2

19 June 2015

Welcome to the latest edition of VisitEngland eNews, a bi-monthly newsletter designed to keep you up-to-date on all of VisitEngland’s latest activity, news and insights

Twycross Zoo scoops top awards

16 June 2015

Twycross Zoo is honoured for outstanding contribution to wildlife conservation

Five Leicestershire Galleries feature in the first Good Galleries Guide

12 June 2015

Rachael Chambers owner of Ferrers Gallery at Staunton Harold near Ashby de la Zouch has helped support other independent galleries in the East Midlands by producing the area’s first Good Galleries Guide

April tourism figures see return to growth in 2015

11 June 2015

International tourism returns to growth with record results in April, including increases in both nominal spend and visits across Britain

New urgent care service for East Leicestershire and Rutland

11 June 2015

Provides patients (including visitors to the city and county) with more choice and increased access to healthcare at weekends, bank holidays and evenings