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Places to Visit

Leicester and Leicestershire is packed with award-winning attractions, fascinating museums for all the family to enjoy.

Don't miss the spectacular National Space Centre in Leicester, with its real rockets and interactive challenges! Visit the historic Bosworth Battlefield where King Richard III lost his life. Why not take a boat trip on the Grand Union Canal, or travel back in time on a steam train at the Great Central Railway. If speed and adrenaline are your thing, visit the famous circuit at Mallory Park.

The whole family can enjoy a world of discover at one of our fantastic, award-winning, family attractions. Head to Conkers in the heart of The National Forest, where you can enjoy indoor and outdoor exploration. Take a step back in time at Snibston  where you find fashion galleries, transport and engineering museum, or venture into outer space at the National Space Centre. Enjoy monkeying around at Twycross Zoo where you will see one of the worlds largest primate collections. Why not head to Twinlakes Park or Wistow Maze and have a fun-packed day out.

Discover ancient Egypt at New Walk Museum, the art of making bells at Taylor's Bell Foundry and the Royal Leicestershire Regiment at Newarke Houses Museum plus much more fascinating local history in one of Leicestershire's museums... and best of all, most are free to get into!

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Plan your visit by browsing through the may places to visit that Leicestershire has to offer.



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Family friendly attractions

These attractions can be enjoyed by all the family - farm parks, adventure parks, and much more.



Browse a list of museums


Industrial heritage, fashion, Roman treasure, social history - whatever your interest, there's a museum that will entertain you.


Walk or cycle around our countryside

Countryside and parks

Take the time for a walk around one of the many country parks in Leicestershire and enjoy the flora and fauna. 



Don't let the rain spoil your fun

Rainy day

There are lots of places to visit even when it's wet!  Here is a list of venues where you can keep dry and still have some fun.



Look for ideas for a night out


The city and county come alive at night with clubs, bars and pubs open until the early hours and each county town is not far from a theatre or cinema.



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