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Delve into Leicestershire's fascinating history at Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre & Country Park - the site of the 1485 Battle of Bosworth; a major turning point in national history.

Market Bosworth

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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.

Rail Route: Loughborough to Leicester

Loughborough

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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.

Loughborough

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Family rides, attractions, birds and animals all set in 100 acres of glorious countryside.

Melton Mowbray

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Open 364 days a year, Twycross Zoo is fun day out for all the family set amongst the beautiful countryside on the Warwickshire/Leicestershire border.

Hinckley

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Robin Hoods Wheelgate Family Theme Park is an amazing family focused All-Weather park near Mansfield.

Melton Mowbray

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Wistow Maze is a giant 8 acre maize maze with a fun Quiz Trail hidden amongst 3 miles of pathways, with high-level bridges and towers giving fabulous panoramic views.

Market Harborough

 

The perfect country park to head to for those that enjoy the outdoors. Enjoy rambling on the rocks, long afternoon walks or a day of outdoor fun with the family.

Loughborough

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Explore the Botanic Gardens where you can view greenhouses, national collections and interesting garden sculptures. Friends of the Botanic Gardens run events throughout the summer months.

Leicester

 

Visit Market Bosworth Country park and explore 87 acres of rural parkland - discover an oak and maple arboretum along with a children's adventure playground.

Market Bosworth

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A country park with play equipment, cycle route and walks and access to the area around the colliery buildings where visitors can learn more about the story of Coalville.

Coalville

 

Watermead Country Park is one of the best sites in Leicestershire for bird watching and nature study. As well as the Reedbed Nature Reserve, the park is also home to the Birstall Nature Reserve, situated towards the south of the park.

Leicester

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Whether you want to explore this 840 acre country park with friends or family for a day enjoying the outdoors or want some peace and tranquility Bradgate Park is a must-visit. Take along a picnic, camera or your walking boots!

Leicester

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Broombriggs Farm is a mosaic of small fields enclosed by dry stone walls, hedgerows, fences and woodlands. They are managed to provide permanent pasture for grazing livestock and to grow various arable crops.

Loughborough

 

An award winning park, situated in Leicester's city centre. Enjoy exploring a Chinese garden, historical ruins, canals and boating lakes. Abbey Park is also home to fun fairs and festivals.

Leicester

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Bagworth Heath Country Park has been transformed from scarred industrial landscape of Desford Colliery into a valuable recreational resource, made up of woodland, grassland, heathland, lakes and ponds.

Coalville

 

1 acre garden with lots of different areas, silver birch walk, wildlife pond with seating, apple tree garden, Mediterranean planted area and lawns surrounded with herbaceous plants and shrubs.

Hinckley

 

Climb aboard one of our trains and you’re transported back in time on an historical journey. The Battlefield Line is the last remaining part of the former Ashby and Nuneaton Joint Railway which was opened in 1873.

Market Bosworth