Sport & Leisure
Leicestershire has an enviable sporting history, not only with the sporting stars of today but in developing sporting stars of the future at Loughborough University.
Not only can you enjoy the roar of car and bike engines, but you can also take part in driving experiences and watch exciting performance race meets.
Leicester City Football Club is affectionately called the 'Foxes'. The loyal Blue Army supporters turn the city blue on match day to cheer them on. Visit Walkers Stadium where you can have a tour of the stadium, or even better visit on a match day and soak up the atmosphere!
Leicester Lions has a new home in Leicester at Beaumont Leys. The Lions have a full fixture list and you are all welcome to come and try out this new venue.
Leicester is home to the world-famous Tigers rugby club, two-times Guinness Premiership winners in 2009 and 2010, and the first club to retain the European Heineken Cup. With the faithful supporting their team every match day, the city is awash with red and green. Visit Welford Road and experience the excitement of match day.
The Leicestershire County Cricket Club is known as the 'Leicestershire Foxes'. The Twenty20 Cup has become the team's signature competition in recent seasons, winning the trophy on three separate occasions in 2004, 2006 and 2011.
Willie Thorne rose to success and opened up his snooker hall in the city centre. He has passed on the cue to Leicester's Mark Selby, the 'Jester from Leicester', who is now ranked number one in world.
With so much sporting activity going on in Leicester and Leicestershire, it's no wonder there's plenty to keep you all active! See a list of leisure and sports centres.
See a list of 9-hole and 18-hole golf courses open for visitors.
Take a look at other activities taking place in Leicestershire, from paintballing to go-karting and tobogganing to skateboarding.
See a list of sporting venues, spectator sports and leisure activities in Leicestershire.