Great Days Out
Or why not visit the award-winning National Space Centre which is the UK's largest attraction dedicated to space and luckily for us, right on our doorstep. Or take 'one small step' into the past and head over to see the dinosaurs, mummies and much more at New Walk Museum which is only minutes away from Leicester Railway Station, so easily accessible from wherever you are within our county.
Ride on a stram train through the beautiful Leicestershire countryside, feed the goats and donkeys and hug the rabbits in cuddle corner at Stonehurst Family Farm. Or take your shoes and socks off at Conkers and get your feet muddy in the barefoot walk, or try out the outdoor adventure day which combines water sports with forest ranger activities.
Or simply enjoy exploring some of the fabulous country parks that we have in Leicestershire and take a picnic of local goodies.
See some of the top visitor attractions in Leicester and Leicestershire below:
Twycross Zoo is a World Primate Centre with 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 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.
Conkers, the award winning attraction at The Heart of the National Forest, a unique mix of indoor and outdoor experiences to keep you and the family engaged for hours.
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.
We have a spectacular 400 acre site offering the best outdoor activities in the country and our brand new air conditioned log cabin offering you comfort and refreshments.
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 and fun.
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.
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.
You and your family can enjoy acres of action, animals, indoor attractions and fun-packed events.
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.