Ticknall, Derbyshire, DE73 7LE
With peeling paintwork and overgrown courtyards, Calke Abbey tells the story of the dramatic decline of a country house estate.
Millennium Avenue, Rawdon Road, Moira, Swadlincote, Leicestershire, DE12 6GA
Conkers, the award winning attraction at the heart of the National Forest. It is a unique mix of indoor and outdoor experience to keep your family engaged for hours. Restaurants on site and are accessible without visiting the attraction.
Ashby Road, Coalville, Leicestershire, LE67 3LN
Perfect for big kids and little kids alike, this award winning attraction offers hands-on exhibitions, tours and events for everyone to enjoy. On-site cafe for snacks available.
Burton Road, Atherstone, Warwickshire, CV9 3PX
Now celebrating its 50th year, Twycross Zoo is a renowned specialist primate zoo and has a wide variety of monkeys and apes including the UK's only group of bonobos.
Spring Wood, Staunton Harold, Leicestershire, DE74 8BJ
Woodland Survival Crafts offers a range of bushcraft survival courses designed to educate, challenge and inspire both young and old.
Ashby Canal, Moira, Leicestershire, DE12 6AA
Explore the waterways of the Ashby Canal, set in the picturesque National Forest. Start a pleasant walk at Conkers and finish at Moira Furnace.
South Street, Ashby de la Zouch, Leicestershire, LE65 1BR
The impressive ruins of this late medieval castle are dominated by a magnificent tower, over 80 feet high. The property began as a manor house in the 12th century and reached castle status in the 15th century.
Beacon Road, Woodhouse Eaves, Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE12 8SP
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.
Deer Barn Buildings, Bradgate Park, Newtown Linford, Leicestershire, LE6 0HE
Explore the 840 acre country park and enjoy some peace and tranquility at Bradgate Park. Take along a picnic or buy a cup of tea at the tearoom.
Beacon Road, Woodhouse Eaves, Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE12 8SR
Explore Broombriggs Farm Country Park and find out about a day in the life of a working farm.
Queens Hall, Granby Street, Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE11 3DU
Charnwood Museum is an award winning museum featuring a range of exhibits that reflect local history and industries. It is a popular family friendly museum set in the heart of the beautiful Queens Park in the centre of Loughborough.
Pitt Lane, The Moor, Coleorton, Leicestershire, LE67 8GE
Enjoy the great outdoors of Leicestershire and The National Forest at Coleorton Wood. This former colliery site has been transformed into woodland.
Manor Road, Donington Le Heath, Coalville, Leicestershire, LE67 2FW
Explore medieval life at a superbly restored 13th century Manor House with a virtual tour, audio tour and displays.
Church Street, Donisthorpe, DE12 7RH
Created on the former Donisthorpe Colliery which closed in 1990, this 36 hectare site has been reclaimed to create a picturesque new landscape that is accessible for all.
Anstey Lane, Leicester, LE4 0FJ
Family friendly community farm where visitors can feed animals, see rare breed sheep and cattle.
Loughborough Central Station, Great Central Road, Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE11 1RW
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.
Rail Route: Loughborough to Leicester
Ferrers Centre for Arts & Crafts, Staunton Harold, Ashby de la Zouch, Leicestershire, LE65 1RU
Learn how to live off the land with a Greenwood Days course. Learn how to weave willow, pole lathe turn and much more.
Woodhouse Lane, Nanpantan, Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE11 3YG
Home Farm is Charnwood Forest's traditional organic rare breed farm with a farm shop.
Main Street, Swannington, Coalville, Leicestershire, LE67 8HF
Visit Hough Windmill and see what restoration work has been carried out to bring the mill back from a ruinous state to a visitor centre for the local area.
Furnace Lane, Moira, nr Ashby, Leicestershire, DE12 6AT
Moira Blast Furnace is an impressive 19th century piece of architechture situated in the heart of The National Forest. Enjoy finding out about it's fascinating history, with woodland walks and trails to explore.
Nr Lount, Ashby de la Zouch, LE67 8JH
Explore this local nature reserve and discover a wealth of plant and animal life.
53 New Walk, Leicester, LE1 7EA
Discover dinosaurs, mummies and natural history at New Walk Museum. Visit the art gallery where you will find art ranging from Expressionism, modern and old masters.
Heath Road, Between Bagworth & Barlestone, Leicestershire, CV13 0JD
Oak farm park is an all weather attraction with both indoor and outdoor activities. Come and see what life is all about on a real farm, groom the ponies, see the animals, or just have a cup of tea and a slice of cake!
Oakthorpe, Oakthorpe, Leicestershire, DE12 7RH
Take along a picnic brimming with tasty local produce to this 36 hectare picnic site - once a colliery.
233 Shaw Lane, Markfield, Leicestershire, LE67 9PW
Sanctuary to domestic, farm and wild animals; these can range from hamsters to horses! Some domestic animals are available for re-homing.
Oakthorpe, Leicestershire, LE65
Explore 7 acres of this local nature reserve, where you will find open water, known as flashes, the Salterford Brook, woodland, grassland and wildflower meadows.