Visit Oadby & Wigston | GoLeicestershire

Welcome to Oadby & Wigston

Oadby and Wigston lie on the southern outskirts of Leicester, between the city and the rolling south Leicestershire countryside.

Visit Oadby and take a stroll around the fascinating University of Leicester Botanical Gardens; 16 acres of gardens and greenhouses featuring a herb garden, woodland, tropical plants and several national collections. Nearby, you can also enjoy horse racing at Leicester Racecourse, which has regular meets and events throughout the year.

Oadby is also home to Brocks Hill Country Park, which features a completely self-sufficient Environment Centre. The building demonstrates wind and solar power, rainwater recycling and composting. It is set in 67 acres of parkland, with woodland, meadows, an orchard, an arboretum, a play area and a human sundial.

At neighbouring Wigston, discover the Framework Knitters Museum, a legacy of Leicestershire's textile industry. Set in a former knitting workshop the museum has original knitting machines and offers you the chance to have a go at knitting yourself.

Both villages offer varied shopping for you to experience with florists, beauty salons, grocers and much more to browse.

If you're staying overnight the newly refurbished Holiday Inn Leicester Wigston hotel is located just outside the town centre and convenient for travelling into the city of Leicester.

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Holiday Inn Leicester Wigston | GoLeicestershire

Holiday Inn Leicester Wigston

This brand new hotel is situated in the leafy area of Wigston, just a short drive from Leicester city centre.

University of Leicester Botanic Garden | GoLeicestershire

University of Leicester Botanic Garden

16 acres of lovingly cultivated grounds and greenhouses display a wide variety of features and environments.