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Visit Leicester and Leicestershire and explore our fascinating heritage and family attractions
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From just £149 you can book a short break in Leicester and Leicestershire that includes overnight accommodation and breakfast and entry to a selection of visitor attractions and experiences.  

Breaks are available for families and for couples - see our website for full details

www.stayplayexplore.co.uk

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Leicestershire cannot fail to inspire you. From breath-taking woodland walks to great family attractions, there is plenty to discover.

There is also a jam-packed calendar of events for the whole family to enjoy, from a delicious chocolate festival to fun pop-up seasides, which are sure to entertain the children for free for hours. Plus award winning attractions aplenty, you'll be spoilt for choice.


See our events listings for details of summertime events and festivals this year.

Why not book a short break and spend a few days in Leicester and Leicestershire on a Stay Play Explore short break - prices start at £149 for one night accommodation with breakfast and entry into 3 visitor attractions or experiences.

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Melton Mowbray Food Festival

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Enjoy a day out at the annual Melton Mowbray Food Festival. 200 stands will showcase some of the region’s finest food and drink and a Street Food arena serving hot food from around the world - 7th & 8th Oct.
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The perfect gift - let your friends choose which short break they wish to book

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Book onto a guided tour with one of our expert Blue Badge guides, who can share their detailed knowledge of the history of this fascinating building and explain features of architectural interest - last Sunday of each month.
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Actor Frank Williams talks about his time as a vicar before playing the role of the vicar in the TV series Dad's Army - 1st July.
Harborough by the Sea

28th - 31st July

Enjoy building sandcastles, listening to bands playing and eating ice cream in the town centre of Market Harborough

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Here's just a few ideas for fantastic family days out in Leicestershire

Enjoy monkeying around at Twycross Zoo

Twycross Zoo

Twycross Zoo is a World Primate Centre set in 80 acres we have over 500 animals of almost 150 species including all 4 great apes, over 20 species of monkey, Asian elephants, snow leopards, penguins, meerkats, giraffes and many more.

Foxton Locks

Foxton Locks

Foxton Locks is a series of 10 locks on the Grand Union Canal. There is lots to explore including watching the boats, visiting the museum and eating in one of the pubs on site.

Containing many fascinating exhibits of the time, the BoilerHouse demonstrates how tough it was to make a living showing how families survived the harsh conditions of 19th century canal life.

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Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre

Delve into Leicestershire's fascinating history at Bosworth Battlefield Country Park - the site of the 1485 Battle of Bosworth. Look out for special events or go for a stroll and some refreshments served onsite.

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Conkers

Conkers, the award winning attraction at The Heart of the National Forest, a unique mix of indoor and outdoor experiences to keep you and your family engaged for hours.

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Avalanche Adventure

We have a spectacular 400 acre site offering the best outdoor activities in the country and our brand new air conditioned log cabin offers you comfort and refreshments.

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National Space Centre

The award winning National Space Centre is the UK's largest attraction dedicated to space. From the moment you catch sight of the Space Centre's futuristic Rocket Tower, you'll be treated to hours of breathtaking discovery & fun.

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Great Central Railway

The Great Central Railway is Britain's only double track main line steam railway. Enjoy an exciting calendar of events, a footplate ride or dine in style on board one of the steam trains.

Ashby Castle

Ashby de la Zouch Castle

Come and find out about the castle’s colourful history with our lively audio tour. Hear how Edward IV’s Chamberlain Lord Hastings added the chapel and the impressive keep-like Hastings Tower – a castle within a castle.

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King Richard III Visitor Centre

Leicester’s newest attraction tells the fascinating and moving story of the king’s life and death, and reveals one of the greatest archaeological detective stories ever told.

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Twinlakes Park

You and your family can enjoy acres of action, animals, indoor attractions and fun-packed events.

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Abinger Guest House in or near Leicester
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Scalford Hall Hotel in or near Melton Mowbray
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Travel Plaza Hotel in or near Market Harborough
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Jurys Inn Hinckley Island in or near Hinckley
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Hilton East Midlands Airport in or near Castle Donington
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Sketchley Grange Hotel in or near Hinckley
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Tresillian House in or near Melton Mowbray
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Last updated June 2017