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There's lots to see and do for families and couples and for all interests whatever the weather.

Girl splashing in water

Is your family ready to explore the galaxy, encouter rare species of monkeys, go wild in the forest, escape from a giant maze, mess about on the water or discover fascinating local heritage?  Leicestershire offers excitement for everyone!

Truly out of this world, the National Space Centre is Britain's only attraction dedicated to space exploration.  With over 250 exhibits, you can ascend the 42 metre-high Rocket Tower and experience the intergalactic travel in the space theatre. 

Back on earth, Twycoss Zoo, is one of the UK's leading zoos.  It's home to 1,000 animals and is famous for its rare and endangered primates, but there's also snow leopards, giraffes and lots more besides.

Or why not visit Conkers in the National Forest, it's the perfect place to enjoy British woodland.  The discovery zones are designed for all ages with assault courses, a rabbit warren to explore, bare foot walking, water play and a huge outdoor play area.

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.

Swadlincote Ski Centre

Swadlincote Ski Centre

Learn to ski or board in a day and be ready for your skiiing holiday, or enjoy the tobogan run and sno-tubing - great fun for all the family.

Conkers train


Conkers is a unique mix of indoor and outdoor experiences. Explore 120 acres of maturing woodland, the 450 metre sensual barefoot walk, the Conkerchoo train, woodside and lakeside trails, amazing adventure play to keep the kids entertained for hours.


Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre

Re-live the famous turning point in British history, ending The Wars of the Roses.

A fascinating historical site offering a complete insight into medieval times and the battle itself where King Richard III met his fate in 1485. Optional tours and falconry displays are also available to book during your visit.

Manor House

1620s House and Garden

Immerse yourself in our early 17th century experience and take a walk back in time in the wonderful, fully furnished house owned by a family who are living in the shadow of the Gunpowder Plot


Twinlakes Park

Family rides, attractions, birds and animals all set in 100 acres of glorious countryside. Indoor play zones will entertain the family if the weather isn’t great, but when the sun’s shining, then the immense, water splash park and Dragon Falls Log Flume is the place to be.



Step into an incredible weekend festival (3-5 July) of debate, celebration and reflection in the National Forest. Timber invites you to stand up and be counted as we rethink our relationship with trees and forests.


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.

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.

Wheelgate Park

Wheelgate Park

Crazy campers have arrived at Wheelgate Park - just one of the amazing new rides is now open for 2020. Wheelgate Family Theme Park is an amazing family focused All-Weather park near Mansfield. All inclusive UK largest Robin Hood’s waterpark. Slide the wet and wild water slides, splash through the water fountains and watch out as the bucket tips for a guaranteed drenching. Theme Park, Farm Park and Waterpark in one! 

Archery Legends

Archery Legends

Discover the enjoyment and challenge of archery. Can you learn the skills, discipline and focus needed to hit the gold? Can you hit our swinging targets? Join Mark and Huw and they’ll help you find out if you have what it takes to become the next Archery Legend.