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Official visitor website for Leicestershire

Amazing days out in Leicestershire

Goodbye summer and hello autumn! Enjoy days out with family and friends in Leicestershire. Make memories to last a lifetime at family-friendly attractions, explore the great outdoors, discover fascinating history and heritage, shop till you drop at high street stores or quirky independent shops, enjoy great food and drink at one of our many award winning restaurants, pubs, cafes and tearooms, you’ll be spoilt for choice!

There's a calendar jam-packed with festivals and events, from music festivals to children's festivals, there's lots to look out for.

Days Out
Take a look at our annual guide to Great Days Out in Leicestershire for ideas on where to take the family for a Great Day Out
Boys playing
Make some memories on your family outings in Leicester and Leicestershire.
Throne
Don't let the weather spoil your fun - visit these attractions that are under cover.
Plane
Looking for some excitement?  Try these experiences and test your nerves.
Crafts
Feeling creative?  Spend a few hours finding the creative side in you - ceramics, textiles - there's lots to choose from.
Monkey
If you love animals and birds, you'll love these attractions - you might even get a furry cuddle.
Train
Be transported back in time with steam railways, industrial heritage and the bygone age.
Theatre
Comedy, music and live entertainment can all be found at the numerous theatres and venues across the city and county.
Maiyango
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.

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Abinger Guest House in or near Leicester
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Jurys Inn Hinckley Island in or near Hinckley
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Clockmakers House B&B in or near Ashby-de-la-Zouch
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Bouverie Lodge B&B in or near Melton Mowbray
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Shepherds Rest Cottage in or near Market Harborough
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Ramada Encore Leicester City Centre in or near Leicester
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From just £149 you can book a short break to Leicestershire for either 2 adults or a family of 2 adults and 2 children.  The break includes overnight accommodation at a choice a fabulous hotels with breakfast plus entry for everyone into 3 great attractions or experiences.

Or, if you're looking for a birthday present you could purchase a gift voucher so that your loved one can choose which of our short breaks they would like themselves and book it for a date of their choice.

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Enjoy monkeying around at Twycross Zoo

Twycross Zoo

Twycross Zoo is a World Primate Centre with 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.

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 the family engaged for hours.

Wistow Maze

Enjoy a fun day out exploring one of the country's largest maize mazes, set in 8 acres of living maize and sunflower crop. It's great exercise for mind and body!

To mark the 70th Anniversary of the NHS, the maze has been designed in the shape of an Ambulance, and has a 'First Aid' themed Quiz Trail hidden amongst the 3 miles of pathways.

Knights

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.

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 and 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.

Twinlakes

Twinlakes Park

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

Throne

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.