Tractor rides, cuddle corner, pony rides and lots more fun at Stonehurst Family Farm

Things to see and do in Leicestershire

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Leicestershire is a destination packed with things to see and do ... whatever the weather.

Leicestershire cannot fail to inspire you. From great family attractions to top class restaurants, there's plenty to discover.

You might prefer to visit a museum or gallery, or hire a boat on the Grand Union Canal or travel back in time on a steam train at the Great Central Railway. You could enjoy a local festival, or explore a Leicestershire stately home.

Experience contemporary, inspirational shopping in Leicester or browse the markets in our market towns, and once you're all shopped out, why not relax in a stylish city bar or restaurant. Alternatively, take life at a more leisurely pace and relax with friends over a pub lunch, or jump on a bike and explore the countryside. 

 Download a copy of the latest Great Days Out guide and find more ideas for places to visit in Leicester and Leicestershire.  Alternatively, request a copy to be posted to you.

Visitor attractions

Conkers, National Forest

Ashby-de-la-Zouch

CONKERS, the award winning attraction at The Heart of the National Forest, a unique mix of indoor and outdoor experiences to keep you and your family engaged for hours.

 
 
 
Twycross Zoo

Hinckley

Open 364 days a year, Twycross Zoo is a fun day out for all the family, located on the Warwickshire/Leicestershire border. Discover over 500 animals of 150 species including some of the most endangered on the planet.

 
 
 
Stonehurst Family Farm and Motor Museum

Loughborough

See and touch friendly farm yard animals at Stonehurst Family Farm, collect eggs and visit 'Cuddle Corner.' The tearoom sells home baked cakes every day.

 
 
 
Houdini's Escape Room Experience

Kegworth

Escape rooms are themed, real life adventures where teams of players work together to find hidden clues, crack puzzles, complete exciting challenges and solve the mystery before the time runs out!

 
 
 
National Space Centre, Leicester

Leicester

The award winning National Space Centre is the UK's largest attraction dedicated to space. From the moment you catch sight of the Space Centre's futuristic Rocket Tower, you'll be treated to hours of breathtaking discovery & fun.

 
 
 
Twinlakes Park, Melton Mowbray

Melton Mowbray

You and your family can enjoy acres of action, animals, indoor attractions and fun-packed events.

 
 
 
Donington le Heath Manor House

Coalville

The 1620s House and Gardens at Donington le Heath – formally Donington le Heath Manor House, has undergone a stunning refurbishment in order to tell the story of its former owners and residents.

 
 
Download your copy of the Leicestershire Great Days Out guide 2019
Take a look at our annual guide to Great Days Out in Leicestershire for ideas on where to take the family for a Great Day Out
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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.
Crafts
Feeling creative?  Spend a few hours finding the creative side in you - ceramics, textiles - there's lots to choose from.
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.
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.