The 1620s House and Garden is like taking a step back in time where you can explore the early 17th century house and its gardens and see how people lived 400 years ago.
Shackerstone, Leicestershire CV13 6NW
Tel: 01827 880754
This remarkable railway captures the very essence of a country line, with steam, diesel and railcar train services along with small stations meandering along a single track line. It really does convey something of the feeling and atmosphere of heady days past.
Since 1859, the grade II* listed Loughborough Bellfoundry, home to historic bellmakers John Taylor & Co., has cast more than 25,000 bells that are hung in over 100 countries around the world. The museum will be closed for refurbishment from September 2022 but an online guide can be seen on the website.
The home of the Duke & Duchess of Rutland, history really does come to life at Belvoir Castle. You'll see life as the butler saw it and you might bump into the fifth Duchess or a handmade going about her daily business. At the foot of the castle is the Engine Yard retail village.
Ambion Lane, Sutton Cheney, Market Bosworth, Leicestershire, CV13 0AD
Tel: 01455 290429
Bosworth Battlefield tells the story which changed the course of history in 1485, when two Kings, Richard III and Henry VII fought over the Crown of England, and Henry established the powerful Tudor dynasty.
Carlton Road, Market Bosworth CV13 6PG
Tel: 01455 291111
The Harry and Sally day boat is based at Bosworth Marina, situated on the tranquil rural and lockless Ashby Canal, which passes through an attractive farming landscape, close to visitor attractions and pretty villages. Full or mini day hire & short taster trips available.
Rawdon Road, Moira, Leicestershire, DE12 6GA
Tel: 01283 216 633
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.
Try your hand at axe throwing, air rifle and pistol shooting. Challenge friends to a tactical zombie shoot using four very different weapons. Test your eye with our traditional clay shoot...or spice it up with a pump action shotgun.
The Great Central Railway is Britain's only double track main line steam railway. Train rides are available every weekend and Bank Holiday throughout the year and daily in May through to September.
Turn detective and travel back through time to uncover the plot lines, birth rights and family connections that combined to create a story of medieval murder, mystery and mayhem. Fast-forward over 500 years to a car park in Leicester city centre where the amazing evidence-gathering that resulted in the discovery of the long-lost remains of King Richard III is revealed.
Adventurous outdoor activity experiences designed to stimulate, educate and motivate young people and others at affordable prices in a challenging and safe environment.
An early 19th century iron-making furnace. Displays relate to the iron making process, the industries of Moira and the story of its inhabitants. There is also a restored section of Ashby Canal on the site so you may wish to enjoy a boat trip. Enjoy finding out about it's fascinating history, with woodland walks and trails to explore.
With six interactive galleries, the UK’s largest planetarium, unique 3D Simulator experience and the iconic 42m high Rocket Tower, the award-winning National Space Centre is an out of this world experience.
Bond Lane, Mountsorrel, Loughborough, Leicestershire,
Tel: 01509 413216
Stonehurst Farm is a real working family farm where you can meet and feed the friendly animals, collect freshly laid eggs, enjoy tractor rides, pony rides, hold baby animals, explore our nature trail and see what you can catch pond dipping.
Come and play our two indoor, 18 – hole mini golf courses. Tackle the Tropical Trail or Ancient Explorer then brave the bonus 19th hole to win a free round.
Tropical Birdland is a 6.5-acre sanctuary for Parrots and exotic birds. Housing over 250 feathery residents, every square inch has been devoted to giving a home to some of the most alluring and captivating species from around the world.
Melton Spinney Road, Thorpe Arnold, Melton Mowbray,
Leicestershire LE14 4FF
Tel: 01664 567777
Twinlakes Park offers the very best in family entertainment jam-packed with a breath-taking variety of family Rides, Attractions, animals and even a waterpark. Set in 70 acres of glorious countryside, where you'll find unlimited action and play zones, a massive 125,000sqft indoors plus rides and attractions galore. All weather action all year round!
With over 500 animals, the Himalaya Centre, Wet 'n' Wild play, an indoor soft play jungle, and so much more, you can make amazing memories from amazing moments with a visit to the Zoo. Plus the four-acre Gruffalo Discovery Land brings together the much-loved characters, from The Gruffalo, inspired by the bestselling children’s book The Gruffalo.
Enjoy a fun day out exploring one of the country's largest maize mazes, set in 8 acres of living maize and sunflower crop. It's great exercise for mind and body! Follow the fun Quiz Trail, and see if you can find all 12 quiz boards hidden amongst the 3 miles of paths, with high level bridges and viewing towers giving stunning panoramic views.