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Welcome to Leicester and Leicestershire
Visit Leicester and Leicestershire this autumn - there's lots to see and do!
There's fun for all in Leicestershire. Whether it's the great outdoors, hands-on museums, great festivals or shopping, Leicestershire is the perfect destination. Explore our website and you'll find lots of ideas for days out themed tours and trails to explore, and many short breaks to enjoy.
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:
Loogabarooga Festival 22nd - 26th October 2015
The Loogabarooga Festival will feature ‘incredible illustrations and brilliant books’, and will showcase new and existing illustrated children’s literature.
The fun-filled programme will include workshops, events, readings and activities with appearances from some of the nation’s favourite children’s authors and illustrators.
Fri 30 Oct 2015
Free prize draw
Closing date: 30th April 2016
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.
Abbey Park Bonfire & Firework Display
Book your tickets in advance and save up to 35%.
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.