Accessed from either Beacon Road or Breakback Road, Woodhouse Eaves, Loughborough, Leicestershire LE12 8SP / LE12 8TA
Beacon Hill has been recognised as the site of a Bronze Age Hill Fort since a line of defensive earthworks was discovered near the summit of the Hill. Explore the rocks, rhododendron labyrinth, pathways, chainsaw carvings before having a break at the cafe.
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.
Staunton Harold, Ashby de la Zouch,
Greenwood Days offers craft courses in an outdoor centre set in a beautiful 90-acre woodland in The National Forest, bringing together some of the country's leading craft practitioners.
Market Bosworth, Leicestershire CV13 0LP
Market Bosworth Country Park, with its open grassland is a great place for family ball games and other activities such as kite flying. There are also facilities for picnics, and a visit to the new play area is always popular with the children.
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 its fascinating history, with woodland walks and trails to explore.
The National Forest - England’s first forest for 1,000 years
Come and discover the
National Forest, England’s first forest to be created for 1,000 years. Spanning 200
square miles to the north east of Leicester, the Forest’s vibrant and varied
landscape takes in ancient forest and newly planted woodland, wildflower
meadows and rugged, rocky uplands. You’ll find reminders of the region’s
industrial heritage, atmospheric castles and mighty manor houses, bluebell
woods and country parks, home to herds of deer.
Woodhouse Lane, Woodhouse Eaves, Loughborough LE11 3YG
Tel: 01509 634565
A fun place for all the family, the award-winning Outwoods is 110 acres of ancient woodland and is one of the oldest surviving woodland sites in Charnwood. It stands on some of the oldest rocks in Britain which are home to rare fossils. There are quiet trails, toilet facilities, car parking, a new natural play area and Olivia's, a great new cafe to enjoy hot drinks and food.
Snibston Colliery Park
Ashby Road, Coalville, Leicestershire LE67 3LN
The grounds of Snibston Colliery Park cover more than 40 hectares of mixed habitats. The grounds include the former colliery spoil heap which has been reclaimed to form woodland and an open rough grassland area.
Cycle track, walks, cafe and children's play area on site.
Glebe Road, Oadby, Leicester LE2 2LD
Tel: 0116 271 2933
A world of plants in one place: displays in a 16-acre garden includes woodland, herbaceious borders, water garden, pond, glasshouses, alpines and succulents.
You can see and learn about a wide range of plants that grow in our extensive collections from around the world.
Wanlip Road, Syston, Leicester LE7 1PD
Surfaced paths throughout the park provide an opportunity for walking, running and cycling, and many seats along these trails are ideal places for visitors to sit and enjoy the general peace and quiet.
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. New design each year.