Welcome to North West Leicestershire

North West Leicestershire offers something for everyone, Ashby de la Zouch has a charming main street which is great for shopping, the heritage-rich areas surrounding Coalville share the history of its industrial past, and the flourishing National Forest is bursting with places to visit and things to do and take a look at the annual Timber Festival, an event not to be missed!


Learn all about the natural world of woodland at the award-winning family attraction Conkers or visit the ruins of Ashby Castle, backdrop to the famous jousting scenes in Sir Walter Scott's classic novel Ivanhoe, and see craftspeople at work in the historic Ferrers Centre or simply enjoy miles of hidden nature trails. 

Download a copy of the 2021 Great Days Out guide for lots of ideas for days out in Leicestershire

Conkers | GoLeicestershire

Days out

1620s House and Garden | GoLeicestershire

Events & festivals

Yew Lodge Hotel | GoLeicestershire

Stay overnight

Must visit ...

Conkers | GoLeicestershire


120 acres of adventure with indoor and outdoor play and over 100 interactive exhibits, that will keep your family engaged for hours!

1620s House and Garden | GoLeicestershire

1620s House & Garden

Immerse yourself in an early 17th century experience and take a walk back in time in the wonderful, fully furnished house.

Swadlincote Ski Centre | GoLeicestershire

Swadlincote Ski Centre

Enjoy the thrills of sno-tubing, adrenaline filled toboggan rides and then dare the drop slide for even more exhilarating fun as well as ski & snowboard!

Yew Lodge Hotel | GoLeicestershire

Yew Lodge Hotel

Enjoy a short break, a meal at Marco's or take a seat for Harry Houdini's final performance in one of the hotel's escape rooms!

National Brewery Centre | GoLeicestershire

National Brewery Centre

A world-class visitor centre that celebrates Burton upon Trent's proud brewing heritage and its influence on brewing techniques throughout the world.

Charnwood Forest Alpacas | GoLeicestershire

Charnwood Forest Alpacas

Once you have been partnered up with an alpaca chum, your trekking experience will begin - and there's plenty of time for pictures and alpaca selfies!

Ferrers Gallery | GoLeicestershire

Ferrers Gallery

A collection of beautiful pieces of craftsmanship from British artists and designer-makers.

Field Sport UK | GoLeicestershire

Field Sport UK

Activities are tailored to suit you, from novice to expert. Try your hand at axe throwing, air rifle and pistol shooting, archery and survival skills.

Grace Dieu Ruins | GoLeicestershire

Grace Dieu Ruins

The ruins stand in a valley bottom bounded by a small brook on the edge of Charnwood Forest.  Guided walks take place regularly.

Moira Furnace | GoLeicestershire

Moira Furnace

An early 19th century iron-making furnace. There is also a restored section of Ashby Canal on the site so you may wish to enjoy a boat trip.

National Memorial Arboretum | GoLeicesteshire

National Memorial Arboretum

The Arboretum is the UK’s year-round centre of Remembrance. 150 acres, over 300 memorials and an abundance of wildlife.

Hough Mill | GoLeicestershire

Hough Mill, Swannington

A 200 year old restored windmill where you can get hands-on with the exhibits.  Family and heritage events take place through the year.

Ashby Museum |GoLeicestershire

Ashby Museum

Exhibits showcase the history of Ashby de la Zouch and the surrounding area.