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Things to see and do in Leicester and Leicestershire

Leicester and 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 2017 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

National Space Centre, Leicester


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.

Conkers, National Forest


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.

Twinlakes Park, Melton Mowbray

Melton Mowbray

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

Twycross Zoo


Open 364 days a year, come along and discover Twycross Zoo. Established for over 50 years, Twycross Zoo looks after over 500 animals of 150 species including all four types of great ape, leopards, giraffes, penguins, monkeys and more.

Wistow Maze

Market Harborough

Giant 8 acre Maize Maze with a fun Quiz Trail hidden amongst 3 miles of paths with high level bridges & towers. For 2017 the award-winning maze is designed in the shape of “Sherlock Holmes”.



Phoenix is an independent cinema, digital arts centre and café bar located in Leicester's Cultural Quarter. A charitable organisation, Phoenix aims to bring inspirational film and art to all through its varied programme and exhibitions.

Stonehurst Family Farm and Motor Museum


See and touch friendly farm yard animals at Stonehurst Family Farm, collect eggs and visit 'Cuddle Corner.' Our tearoom sells home baked cakes every day.

Rebound Ashby


Fun for the whole family at the exhilarating world of Rebound Ashby!

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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.
Leicester City Football Club
The entire football world is talking about the exploits of Leicester City Football Club - see more sporting success stories
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Download the 2017 Great Days Out brochure with lots of ideas for a trip to Leicester and Leicestershire
Looking for some excitement?  Try these experiences and test your nerves.
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 July 2017