Enjoy a day at the races at Leicester Racecourse

Visit Oadby and Wigston, Leicestershire

University of Leicester Botanical Gardens

Oadby and Wigston lie on the southern outskirts of Leicester, between the city and the rolling south Leicestershire countryside.


Visit Oadby and take a stroll around the fascinating University of Leicester Botanical Gardens; 16 acres of gardens and greenhouses featuring a herb garden, woodland, tropical plants and several national collections. Nearby, you can also enjoy horse racing at Leicester Racecourse, which has regular meets and events throughout the year.

Oadby is also home to Brocks Hill Country Park, which features a completely self-sufficient Environment Centre. The building demonstrates wind and solar power, rainwater recycling and composting. It is set in 67 acres of parkland, with woodland, meadows, an orchard, an arboretum, a play area and a human sundial. 

At neighbouring Wigston, discover the Framework Knitters Museum, a legacy of Leicestershire's textile industry. Set in a former knitting workshop the museum has original knitting machines and offers you the chance to have a go at knitting yourself.

Both villages offer varied shopping for you to experience with florists, beauty salons, grocers and much more to browse. 

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