Official visitor website for Leicestershire

Things to see and do in Leicestershire

Bosworth Battlefield
Leicestershire is a destination packed with things to see and do ... whatever the weather.

Leicestershire cannot fail to inspire you. From great family attractions to top class restaurants, there's plenty to discover.

You might prefer to visit a museum or gallery, or hire a boat on the Grand Union Canal or travel back in time on a steam train at the Great Central Railway. You could enjoy a local festival, or explore a Leicestershire stately home.

Experience contemporary, inspirational shopping in Leicester or browse the markets in our market towns, and once you're all shopped out, why not relax in a stylish city bar or restaurant. Alternatively, take life at a more leisurely pace and relax with friends over a pub lunch, or jump on a bike and explore the countryside. 


Download a copy of the latest Great Days Out guide and find more ideas for places to visit in Leicester and Leicestershire.  Alternatively, request a copy to be posted to you.

Richard III visitor centre

Visitor attractions

Donington le Heath Manor House


The 1620s House and Gardens at Donington le Heath – formally Donington le Heath Manor House, has undergone a stunning refurbishment in order to tell the story of its former owners and residents.

45 Gin School


Take a tour of our craft distillery, discovering the history of gin and the fine art of distilling. World renowned master distiller Jamie Baxter will guide you through process of creating your own bespoke and unique gin to take home.



Animal Farm Park with Tea room and Wool Shop.



Looking for fun, smiles, tanks, guns, archery or paintball we have it all here at Armourgeddon. Add in hovercrafts, quads, airsoft, clay shooting, air rifles, and splatter or two of mud we're the perfect experience for you and your group.



This museum comprises of a number of weatherproof hangers jam-packed full of military vehicles, guns, cannons and military paraphernalia.

Beacon Hill Country Park, Leicestershire


The perfect country park to head to for those that enjoy the outdoors. Enjoy scrambling on the rocks or an afternoon walk through the rhododenrons.

Belvoir Alehouse

Melton Mowbray

Belvoir Brewery was established in 1995 and has been growing and expanding as a company ever since.

Belvoir Castle, Melton Mowbray

Melton Mowbray

Enjoy a visit to Belvoir Castle where you can find out about the fascinating history of this Regency period castle and its picturesque gardens.

Best Western Ullesthorpe Court Hotel


BEST WESTERN PLUS UllesthorpeCourt Hotel and Golf Club is situated in the Heart of England. The ideal venue for golf and leisure breaks and conferences.

Days Out
Take a look at our annual guide to Great Days Out in Leicestershire for ideas on where to take the family for a Great Day Out
Boys playing
Make some memories on your family outings in Leicester and Leicestershire.
Don't let the weather spoil your fun - visit these attractions that are under cover.
Looking for some excitement?  Try these experiences and test your nerves.
Feeling creative?  Spend a few hours finding the creative side in you - ceramics, textiles - there's lots to choose from.
If you love animals and birds, you'll love these attractions - you might even get a furry cuddle.
Be transported back in time with steam railways, industrial heritage and the bygone age.
Comedy, music and live entertainment can all be found at the numerous theatres and venues across the city and county.
Lunch overlooking a river, afternoon tea at a luxury hotel or a gastonomic feast in a restaurant, there's lots of choice.
Sheep show
Country shows, food festivals, comedy nights, music and dance - something for everyone.
Bosworth map
Visit the site where the Wars of the Roses ended with the death of King Richard III and then to the visitor centre where his mortal remains were discovered.
Last updated January 2018