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Come face-to-face with wildlife in an ‘Animal Encounter’ at Twycross Zoo

30 March 2016

How do you feed the world’s tallest animal, the giraffe? Find out how with an Animal Encounter experience at Twycross Zoo, which, for the first time, is offering visitors the chance to feed its giraffes.

Remembering the reinterment - King Richard III in pictures

26 March 2016

Following the launch of its photography exhibition Reinterment: One Year On in February and subsequent appeal for images from the reinterment, the King Richard III Visitor Centre will unveil a huge photo-mosaic portrait of the King

New guide offers ideas to help plan a great day out in Leicester and Leicestershire

22 March 2016

Visitors can plan a great day in Leicester and Leicestershire with the help of a new guide. The new Great Days Out 2016 guide has been launched to provide tips and recommendations for inspiring days out in the city and county this year.

One year on: Richard III reinterment

22 March 2016

The University of Leicester looks back on the anniversary of the reinterment of the last Plantagenet king

Breaking records for short break booking in Leicester and Leicestershire

17 March 2016

January 2016 bookings for Stay Play Explore family breaks more than double last year

Another national conference coming to Leicester

16 March 2016

Up to 120 UK and European delegates to attend Tourism Management Institute event at Curve on 24 May 2016

Nicky Morgan drives steam train to promote local tourism

16 March 2016

As part of the week long celebrations to mark English Tourism Week, Loughborough MP Nicky Morgan has visited one of the most popular tourist attractions in her constituency, the Great Central Railway. However this visit was slightly different as she drove the train from Loughborough to Quorn!

New visitor maps go on display in town

15 March 2016

Attractive visitor information panels have been installed as part of a major drive to boost tourism across the Harborough district

New partnership hopes to benefit the Leicestershire community

14 March 2016

Two well-renowned Leicestershire businesses are set to be working together; business insurance provider Berkeley Insurance Group will be working with Leicester Racecourse. Both companies have decided to team up with each other in order to bring a new, dynamic level to the way they work within their local community

Awards for Leicester and Leicestershire finalists in VisitEngland’s Awards for Excellence

9 March 2016

Local tourism businesses, venues and experiences competed for national awards at the VisitEngland Awards for Excellence 2016 last night at the Winter Gardens, Blackpool

Second baby bonobo at Twycross Zoo in seven months

9 March 2016

A wonderful act of mother’s care spotted at the only zoo in the UK to house the endangered great ape

'Be Like Bear' During Bushcraft Survival Weekend at Conkers

8 March 2016

Emulate your survival hero by learning wilderness survival skills from 12-13 March 2016

Andrew Bridgen MP Shows Support For Tourism in North West Leicestershire

7 March 2016

Andrew Bridgen, MP for North West Leicestershire visited the Ashby Tourist Information Centre as part of English Tourism Week from 5-13 March 2016, a week-long national celebration of events showcasing the quality and vibrancy of the visitor experience, and the value of the local and English tourism industry.

First ever Artisan Cheese awards Launches

7 March 2016

UK Supreme Champion cheesemaker to be crowned at Artisan Cheese Fair in Melton Mowbray from 30 April to 1 May 2016

Improvements to be made at Jewry Wall Museum

7 March 2016

The archaeologist who led the project to discover King Richard III’s remains will be leading investigations in a project to improve Leicester’s finest Roman site.

VisitEngland eNews February 2016

3 March 2016

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

Midlands regions to join forces to create international 'Shakespeare 2016' marketing campaign

1 March 2016

Midlands regions collaborate for landmark 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s legacy - universities to sell UK’s academic offer to US educational delegation