Short breaks

Create the perfect family break for 2 adults and 2 children from £149

Visit any 3 from a choice of 10 exciting, world class attractions and enjoy overnight accommodation including breakfast at a choice of 4 star family friendly hotels.  

Visit any three of these ten amazing attractions, whether it’s a day out with the animals at Twycross Zoo, exploring the Great Outdoors at Conkers or an out of this world experience at the National Space Centre, there’s plenty to keep the all the family happy. See the full list of participating attractions at the bottom of the page.

Booking couldn’t be simpler, choose your hotel and no need to choose which attraction you’d like to visit until you arrive!

Some of our hotels can cater for larger families with up to 3 children, see the booking page for details.

* During Bank Holiday weekends this break costs £159 for 2 adults and 2 children. 

Family Family fun at the National Space Centre

Booking your short break

  • STEP ONE - type  the date of the first day for your preferred stay and the number of nights you wish to stay in the boxes below and click 'search'
  • STEP TWO - look at the grid of hotels and see which have rooms available on this date and for the number of nights you require, choose which hotel you wish to view and click 'select'
  • STEP THREE - if you are happy with your hotel selection click 'select'
  • STEP FOUR - on the secure booking page complete the number of adults and children in your party.  If the size of your party requires more than one room change this in the appropriate box, the system will calculate the cost of your short break. Complete your contact details.
  • STEP FIVE - double check all the details you have filled in, particularly your email address as this will be used to send you your booking confirmation
  • STEP SIX - follow the payment procedure on screen - after making payment, your booking confirmation will be emailed to you together with a link to your eTickets.

At selected hotels, larger families can buy one additional child ticket for £20, simply add the total number of children in your party to the booking form and your short break cost will be calculated - see below which hotels can accommodation up to 3 children. Additional nights incur an additional cost of £3 per night for extra children.  The booking screen will automatically add the correct prices to your booking.

* During Bank Holiday weekends there is a premium rate of £159 charged for this break for 2 adults and 2 children.

If you can't find available rooms for the date you want to Stay Play Explore, call 0116 225 4000 and we will do our best to add the rooms you would like.


Family Break - Leicestershire 

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Hilton Leicester in or near Leicester
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Hilton East Midlands Airport in or near Castle Donington
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Sketchley Grange Hotel in or near Hinckley
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Jurys Inn Hinckley Island in or near Hinckley
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Leicester Marriott Hotel in or near Leicester
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Visit 3 of these family attractions during your short break

Space National Space Centre
toboganning Swadlincote Ski Centre
Girl King Richard III Visitor Centre
King Richard III Visitor Centre is closed between 8th and 18th January for annual maintenance.
Monkey Twycross Zoo
Sheep Stonehurst Family Farm
Climbing wall Leicester Outdoor Pursuits Centre
Girl Conkers
Canoes Bosworth Water Park
Children Twinlakes Park
Twinlakes is closed during January 2018.

For more details about each visitor attraction


Take a look at our short break accommodation:

Just 3 miles from the city centre the Hilton is great for families looking for the perfect short break. The hotel has a fully equipped LivingWell Health Club with an 18m indoor heated swimming pool. Dining facilities include Flavours restaurant and our Court Bar which offers a range of light meals and Piacetto Coffee.

Additional child ticket available at this hotel (max 2 adults & 3 children).
The Sketchley Grange combines the perfect blend of historical character and contemporary design. The original country house, has been extended and enhanced over the years into a luxury four star hotel, enticing guests with our Romans Health Club within the 17 metre indoor pool, sauna and spa.

Additional child ticket available at this hotel (max 2 adults & 3 children).

Swimming pool
Centrally located to three major road networks, the Hilton East Midlands Airport is an ideal location to stay when visiting any of the chosen attractions. Our Livingwell Health Club has a 16 metre indoor heated pool along with a spa pool which is included in your stay, along with a gym sauna and steam room.

More lovely hotels to choose from

This family friendly hotel offers free parking, free Wi-Fi, excellent leisure facilities, great dining with a Piazza Lounge, contemporary Triumph Bar plus Marco Pierre White Steakhouse & Grill to choose from.

Additional child ticket available at this hotel (max 2 adults & 3 children).


Just minutes from J21a of the M1, yet set in a quiet area. After a day's sightseeing, relax or invigorate in the gymnasium, heated swimming pool, steam room and sauna. Enjoy the Mixx Restaurant for informal European dining. Light snacks, Starbucks coffees and teas are available in the Atrium Lounge.


Useful information

Important information - please read before making your booking

1. All bookings must be made online through this website, there is a booking fee of £3 per transaction. If you can't see a room available on the day you wish to book, give us a call on 0116 225 4000 and we'll try our best to increase the number of rooms available.

2. See our full T&Cs before booking your break.

3. This short break is subject to availability. Check in advance of your visit for individual attraction opening dates, times and exclusions and if you need to pre-book your place in advance. If you have a query, take a look at our Frequently Asked Questions page.  All facilities listed in the hotel details should be available during your stay.  However, should any facilities become unavailable for reasons beyond our control there will be no reduction in the price nor concessions made to your booking.

4. Your attraction e-Tickets will be available to download and print once the booking of your short break has been completed.  It is your responsibility to print your tickets and bring them with you on your break.  Attractions may refuse entry if you do not bring your paper tickets with you.

5. Tickets are valid from the date of your stay for 12 months. If you don't have time to enjoy all three fun activities during your short break, you can come and use it within the 12 month period.

6. Your e-Ticket entitles the bearer for ENTRY ONLY into 3 out of the 10 participating attractions: Conkers, National Space Centre, Stonehurst Family Farm, Twinlakes Park, Twycross Zoo, Conkers Outdoor Activities, Bosworth Water Park, King Richard III Visitor Centre, Swadlincote Ski Centre, Leicester Outdoor Pursuits Centre.

7. Each attraction may only be visited once, with one e-Ticket scanned by each venue visited to gain entry.

Cancellations & Amendments to Bookings

1. Bookings are non-refundable under any circumstances within 7 days prior to your stay date or at any point if any redemptions have been made from your eTicket. For cancellations made up to 7 days before your accommodation date you will receive a refund of your package price minus a £5.00 administration charge.

2. If you wish to change the short break package currently booked, change the date of a short break, cancel the booking or change the hotel, Leicestershire Promotions will try to accommodate you. However, each change requested will incur a £5.00 processing charge. All changes are subject to approval and availability of the hotel providers in question. Any card transaction fees incurred at the time of booking will not be refunded. Please note you cannot make any changes within 7 days prior to your stay date.

3. To reduce/increase the amount of nights connected to a short break, change the short break currently booked or change the hotel provider of the short break, please refer to the alterations sections on our FAQs page.

4. For cancellations please contact Leicestershire Promotions directly on 0116 225 4000.

5. For the above reasons you may wish to take out cancellation insurance, which is inexpensive and can be obtained from any good broker.