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Stay Play Explore Leicestershire Family Short Breaks - opening times and useful information

Here is more information about each of the ten world class visitor attractions:

National Space Centre - home to the UK's largest 360° planetarium

Family

The award winning National Space Centre is an out of this world experience and a must for every budding astronaut! Six interactive galleries, a unique 3D SIM ride and iconic 42m high Rocket Tower, there really is something for everyone to enjoy!

T&Cs

PLEASE NOTE PLANETARIUM WILL BE CLOSED UNTIL 10TH FEB 2018. Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day (please check website before visiting for any closed dates throughout the year, as the Centre very occasionally hosts private filming and career events). Cannot be used for evening or premium events which include Science of the Time Lords taking place 27th-28th January and 23rd-24th June . This ticket cannot be used for FREE Annual Pass upgrade and must be transferred to a Day Pass on site (no fast track). See website for details of events and Christmas opening times: www.spacecentre.co.uk. Closed some Mondays.
Address: Exploration Drive, Leicester Sat nav: LE4 5NS Tel: 0116 261 0261

Conkers - a full day of adventure in the heart of The National Forest

Girl

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.

T&Cs

Conkers Family Attraction - Not valid during Winter Wonderland dates (see Conkers website) for dates.  Closed on weekdays in January till 12th February open weekends normal opening hours.  Ranger-led activities at Conkers - Pre-booking is essential, telephone Conkers Education Department on 01289 213731. Conkers is an LOTC credited site. Closed Christmas Day and Boxing Day. Does not include the new high and low ropes course which has an extra charge. Please check www.visitconkers.com for terms and conditions.
Address: Rawdon Road (B586), Moira, Nr Ashby de la Zouch, Derbyshire Sat nav: DE12 6GA Tel: 01283 216633

Stonehurst Family Farm - get hands-on with the animals

Girl

Stonehurst Farm is a proper working family farm where you can meet and feed the friendly animals, collect freshly laid eggs, swing in the straw barn, enjoy tractor rides, pony rides, hold baby animals, explore our nature trail and see what you can catch 'pond dipping'.

T&Cs

Entry into farm for 2 adults & 2 children plus a free bag of animal feed.
Open 9.30am - 5.00pm daily, all year round except 25th December to 2nd January.
Address: Bond Lane, Mountsorrel, Loughborough, Leicestershire LE12 7AA www.stonehurstfarm.co.uk Tel: 01509 413216

Twycross Zoo - meet over 500 fantastic animals

Snow Leopards at Twycross Zoo

Meet over 500 animals from almost 150 species, including some of the most endangered on our planet. Renowned as a specialist primate zoo, Twycross has a wide variety of monkeys and apes including the UK’s only group of bonobos.

Entry into Zoo for 2 adults and 2 children

T&Cs

Twycross Zoo - The zoo is closed on Christmas Day. This ticket cannot be used towards upgrade to annual membership scheme or in conjunction with any other promotion or special offer. The ticket also cannot be used for evening events planned at the zoo on 15/07/17 and 02/09/17, the zoo remains open as normal during the day on both of these days. www.twycrosszoo.org
Address: Burton Road, Atherstone, Warwickshire Sat nav: CV9 3PX Tel: 0844 474 1777

Swadlincote Ski Centre - tobogganing and sno-tubing

Tobogan

Swadlincote Ski Centre combo: ½ hour sno-tubing and 2 toboggan rides per person. Sno-tubes are large inflatable rings that can be spun and linked together as they slide down the hill. It’s safe, fast, furious & fun for children and adults alike.

½ hour sno-tubing and 2 toboggan rides per person.

Pre-booking advisable to avoid queues.

T&Cs

Open 11am to 9pm on weekdays and 10am to 6pm at weekends. For the toboggan children between 4-7 years must be accompanied by an adult (aged 16+) and children ages 8 and over must ride on their own. No under 4s allowed. Call 01283 217200 to book. Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.
Address: Sir Herbert Wragg Way, Swadlincote, Derbyshire DE11 8LP www.jnlswadlincote.co.uk Tel: 01283 217200

Bosworth Water Park - try crazy golf or work off some energy on a pedalo

Canoes

Bosworth Water Park is a 50 acre leisure park packed full of exciting things for all the family. 20 acres of water based fun including boating, fishing and windsurfing. Let the kids burn off some energy in the Pirate Adventure play area.

Open 7 days a week from April until October.

Includes a round of crazy golf and half an hour’s pedalo hire. The ticket also includes free parking for one car.

T&Cs

Valid at Bosworth Water Park 7 days a week from 9am until 5pm from 1st April until 31st October. Dogs are welcome but must be kept on the lead in the cafe and reception areas. Pre-booking is not needed but enquire with the park if concerned about weather conditions and the availably of pedalos.
Address: Wellesborough Road, Market Bosworth, Nuneaton, Warwickshire Sat nav: CV13 6PD Tel:01455 291876

Twinlakes Theme Park - endless adventures and fun

Family

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.

T&Cs

Twinlakes Park- not valid for XTREME SCREAM PARK, BONFIRE FESTIVAL and BREAKFAST WITH CHARACTERS. Small additional cost applies for Santa’s Grotto and skating rink. Park will be closed 8th-26th January and 25th-26th December. www.twinlakespark.co.uk
Address: Melton Spinney Road, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire Sat nav: LE14 4SB Tel: 01664 567777

Adventure at Leicester Outdoor Pursuits Centre

Children

Leicester Outdoor Pursuits Centre offers land and water based adventure. Activities from 5+years.  For a full list and timings check the Adventure Club page on the website.

T&Cs

A group activity, which may be with other members of the public, chosen from our Adventure Club programme. Adventure Club runs a range of activities on weekdays, evenings and weekends, with up to 12 spaces available on each one. Alternatively we can run a 1 hour session for just your family – this is subject to availability. Advanced booking is essential – call 0116 2681426. Bookings are transferable with 48 hours’ notice at the discretion of LOPC management. All participants must have a consent form, signed by themselves or their legal parent/guardian if under 18. Age restrictions apply. Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year’s Day & Easter Sunday, along with occasional other dates throughout the year.

Become a Forensic Scientist at King Richard III Visitor Centre

Museum

Come face to face with royalty at the King Richard III Visitor Centre

Discover the incredible story of the last English king to die in battle and the first to be DNA tested. The award-winning King Richard III Visitor Centre is in Leicester city centre and was created around the car park where the King Richard III’s remains were buried for over 500 years.

T&Cs

King Richard III Visitor Centre – The visitor centre requires no pre booking. See www.kriii.com for latest information and to check opening hours before visiting. Closed between 8th and 18th January 2018 for annual maintenance
Address: 4A St. Martin's, Leicester, Sat nav: LE1 5DB Tel: 0300 300 0900.

Ranger-led Activities at Conkers

Campfire

Choose one ranger-led activity at Conkers in the heart of the National Forest. Bush craft basic survival skills activities, crafts and games  whilst learning survival skills.

Pre-booking essential.

T&Cs

Conkers Family Attraction - Not valid during Winter Wonderland dates (see Conkers website) for dates. Ranger-led activities at Conkers - Pre-booking is essential, telephone Conkers Education Department on 01289 213731. Conkers is an LOTC credited site. Closed Christmas Day and Boxing Day. Does not include the new high and low ropes course which has an extra charge. Please check www.visitconkers.com for terms and conditions.
Address: Rawdon Road (B586), Moira, Nr Ashby de la Zouch, Derbyshire Sat nav: DE12 6GA Tel: 01283 216633