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Welcome to Leicester and Leicestershire
Visit Leicester and Leicestershire this Bank Holiday and visit some of the fantastic events taking place.
In the city watch hundreds of cyclists riding through the town that are taking part in Skyride, at Beacon Hill Country Park visit the annual National Forest Wood Fair and see chainsaw sculpting and lumberjacks in action and at nearby Great Central Railway at Loughborough visit Peppa Pig and George taking a ride on the UK's only double track, main line heritage railway.
Stay longer and choose from a variety of accommodation that are available to book online – you will need more than a day to fit everything in!
Explore the rich heritage of Leicester and Leicestershire - visit the site where King Richard III met his death at Bosworth Battlefield and then travel into the city to the new Visitor Centre and see where his mortal remains were discovered and reinterred.
At Stoneywell Cottage, the new National Trust property in Charnwood Forest, discover examples of furniture designed by the arts and crafts designer Ernest Gimson or visit Abbey Pumping Station to see the fully restored beam engines that were also designed by Ernest Gimson.
The BoilerHouse at Foxton Locks has now re-opened with fantastic new displays and state of the art equipment.
The giraffes are back at Twycross Zoo where there are around 500 animals of 150 species to see, including many endangered animals and native species and at Stonehurst Family Farm you can feed farmyard animals and have a cuddle with the rabbits in pets corner.
For more ideas of places to visit:
We Love Ladybird Exhibition
11th July to 2nd November
We Love Ladybird, an exhibition at Charnwood Museum celebrating 100 years of the world-famous books which started life in Loughborough, with original artwork from the Ladybird archives.
© Ladybird Books Ltd 1964
Sat 29 Aug 2015
Free prize draw
Closing date: 30th September 2015
Book a short break
Choose from a wide range of exclusive packages, from family fun breaks to mouth-watering gourmet getaways. All packages include accommodation and entrance to 3 from a choice of 5 experiences, all for just £129.
Rugby World Cup 2015
Take a tour around our city and county and plan a short break or a day out in Leicestershire.
In the north of the county in Loughborough you can board a steam train at Great Central Railway and travel to Leicester North on the outskirts of Leicester city. In Leicester visit Abbey Park and the National Space Centre and see the UK's largest planetarium.
In the south, visit Foxton Locks and explore the new BoilerHouse that uses the latest technology to explain the history of the inclined plane.
At Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre imagine the sights and sounds from the battle that saw the end of the reign of King Richard III.