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Explore something new this year - try these exciting experiences in Leicester and Leicestershire
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There are lot's of events taking place during half term - at Conkers, in The National Forest, Flip and Dippy the clowns will be on hand entertaining the children, at Twinlakes near Melton Mowbray there are special events for princesses or superheroes and at DeMontfort Hall in Leicester there's a Comedy Club 4 Kids. At New Walk Museum in Leicester there are puppet-making workshops that the children can take home or join in with Lindsey and Ian at their interactive family show taking place at the Attenborough Arts Centre in the city. 

For a free day out and the chance to let off steam, why not visit the ruins in Bradgate Park, the birthplace and childhood home of Lady Jane Grey, Queen of England for nine days in 1553. Or you could climb Beacon Hill, one of the highest points in Leicestershire at 245m, and boasts spectacular views of Charnwood Forest and the Soar Valley.

If you'd prefer to stay under cover, visit the National Space Centre in Leicester and explore real rockets, blast off into space inside the Vostok Capsule, see a dog spacesuit and go on a 360° journey through our Solar System and beyond in the largest planetarium dome in the UK.

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Overnight accommodation for couples or families including breakfast and admission to three top attractions.

Family breaks > gourmet food > King Richard III Heritage > Veggie vacation

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Planning a day out?  Here's some suggestions..

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.
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.
Download the 2016 Great Days Out brochure with lots of ideas for a trip to Leicester and Leicestershire
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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Travel Plaza Hotel in or near Market Harborough
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Sketchley Grange Hotel in or near Hinckley
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£79 ? £ ? £ £ £ prpnb
Bouverie Lodge B&B in or near Melton Mowbray
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£35 £ £ £ £ £ £ pppnb
Hilton East Midlands Airport in or near Castle Donington
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£159 X X X X X X prpnb
Hinckley Island Hotel in or near Hinckley
AA 4 Star HotelHotel
£129 X X £ £ £ £ prpnb
Hotel Maiyango in or near Leicester
AA 4 Star Small HotelSmall Hotel
£99 X £ £ X £ £ prpnb
Ramada Leicester Stage Hotel in or near Wigston
VisitEngland 3 Star HotelHotel
£54 £ £ £ £ £ £ prpn
The Greenway at Knaptoft House Farm in or near Lutterworth
VisitEngland 4 Star FarmhouseFarmhouse
£250 £ £ X X X £ prpnb
Last updated: February 2016