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Visit Leicester and Leicestershire and explore our fascinating heritage and family attractions
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From just £149 you can book a short break in Leicester and Leicestershire that includes overnight accommodation and breakfast and entry to a selection of visitor attractions and experiences.  

Breaks are available for families and for couples - see our website for full details

www.stayplayexplore.co.uk

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Another Bank Holiday is here so let us help you plan a well-deserved break this weekend. There's lots of exciting activities taking place throughout the city and county.

  • Ashby Arts Festival - features local artists, musicians, song writers, poets, performers and story tellers
  • Moira Canal Festival - a family event held on the restored section of the Ashby Canal at the historic Moira Furnace Museum
  • Visit the first ever Spirit of Harborough Festival -a garden party, local taste trail and tours of local breweries in Market Harborough
  • Spark Festival - presents the very best theatre, dance, music, visual arts and digital media events for young people aged 0 - 13 years 
  • Bank Holiday Family Fun Day at Leicester Racecourse - a wide variety of different activities going on throughout the day, not to mention some exciting horse racing

See our events listings for full details.

Why not book a short break and spend a few days in Leicester and Leicestershire on a Stay Play Explore short break - prices start at £149 for one night accommodation with breakfast and entry into 3 visitor attractions or experiences.
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Festival

This May Bank Holiday (27-29th May 2017) enjoy the Spirit of Harborough Festival and join in the celebration of local artisan alcohol producers.

If fine wines, craft beer, locally produced cider or artisan gin is your tipple then this is the perfect festival for you.

See full details here

Enjoy monkeying around at Twycross Zoo

Twycross Zoo

Twycross Zoo is a World Primate Centre set in 80 acres we have 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

Foxton Locks

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.

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Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre

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.

Conkers train

Conkers

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.

Bikes

Avalanche Adventure

We have a spectacular 400 acre site offering the best outdoor activities in the country and our brand new air conditioned log cabin offers you comfort and refreshments.

Children

National Space Centre

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.

Train station

Great Central Railway

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.

Ashby Castle

Ashby de la Zouch Castle

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.

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King Richard III Visitor Centre

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.

Twinlakes

Twinlakes Park

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

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Hotel Maiyango in or near Leicester
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Abinger Guest House in or near Leicester
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Travel Plaza Hotel in or near Market Harborough
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Hilton East Midlands Airport in or near Castle Donington
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Jurys Inn Hinckley Island in or near Hinckley
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£149 £ £ £ £ £ X prpnb
Bouverie Lodge B&B in or near Melton Mowbray
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£35 £ £ £ £ £ £ pppnb
Belmont Hotel in or near Leicester
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Scalford Hall Hotel in or near Melton Mowbray
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Last updated May 2017