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Book a short break in Leicester and Leicestershire

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Stay in Leicester and Leicestershire this Easter and enjoy a family short break.

There is so much to see and do in the city and county and exciting events taking place you will need more than a day to fit everything in.

Check out our wide range of accommodation to build your own short break.

Check out our choice of five fantastic Stay Play Explore short breaks - there's overnight accommodation including breakfast and entry into three attractions/experiences, just for £129.

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Visit Leicester and Leicestershire

Enjoy a visit to Leicester and Leicestershire.  At the National Space Centre there's special events taking place throughout the year. Enjoy a family day out at Twycross Zoo where there are around 500 animals of 150 species to see including many endangered animals and native species. At the newly opened Stoneywell Cottage in Charnwood Forest discover examples of furniture designed by the arts and crafts designer Ernest Gimson. Explore the King Richard III Visitor Centre located opposite Leicester Cathedral and discover how the mortal remains of the king were found and visit his final resting place.

There are festivals taking place throughout the year across the city and county including canal festivals, food and drink festivals and something for all the family.


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Enter our free prize draw and win a family ticket to Horrible Histories at Curve in May 2015.

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Tipped by The Lonely Planet as one of the 'hottest' attractions in the world for 2015.
Follow the fortunes of four characters from the Battle of Bosworth and hear their stories during this turbulent time.
Where did King Richard III stay on the night before the Battle of Bosworth?  Who, in the crowds, predicted his downfall and where were his mortal remains discovered?
Book a guided walk, postcards, mugs, or buy a book on the life and death of King Richard III - buy online here.
Fly in a Cessna 172 aircraft over King Richard’s final battle route from the Blue Boar Inn in Leicester via Bow Bridge and out to Bosworth along the Old Roman Road.
This short break includes bed and breakfast for two people at the Ramada Encore Leicester City Centre hotel or the Hinckley Island hotel and a choice of 3 out of 5 King Richard III experiences.
Visit five sites in the city with a strong connection to King Richard III during the days leading up to the Battle of Bosworth in 1485. It continues into the countryside to Bosworth and other locations linked to King Richard’s reign.