Short breaks

Stay Play Explore Leicestershire Short Breaks for 2 adults - opening times and useful information

During your stay you can visit three from this selection of fantastic attractions and experiences

Admission to
King Richard III Visitor Centre


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.

Entry to visitor centre for two adults.


Address: 4A St. Martin's, Leicester, Sat nav: LE1 5DB Tel: 0300 300 0900 See for opening times

Admission and Tour at
The National Brewery Centre


Daily guided tours with experienced guides take visitors through each step of the brewing process and explain the fascinating role that the steam engines, Shire Horses and vintage vehicles on show played in the development of the industry.

Entry and tour for two adults.


Pre booking is not required.  Please show voucher on arrival.  Includes three beer tasting vouchers per adult.  The National Brewery Centre is open every day except Christmas Eve, Christmas day & Boxing day. The museum opens at 10.00am daily. 1st April to 30th September closes at 5.00pm with guided tours at 11.00am and 2.00pm. From 1st October to 31st March closes at 4.00pm with guided tours at 11.00am and 1.30pm

Address: Horninglow Street, Burton Upon Trent Sat nav: DE14 1NG Tel:01283 532880 See for opening times

Afternoon Tea at
National Memorial Arboretum


Indulge in traditional afternoon tea for two people before taking time to explore beautiful woodland and gardens at the National Memorial Arboretum. The 150-acre site is a living, growing tribute to those who have served and continue to serve our country.


Pre-booking required.
Address: Croxall Road, Alrewas, Staffordshire. Sat nav: DE13 7AR Tel: 01283 245100 See for opening times

Cocktail Concoctions OR Lunch at
The Fish & The Chip

Sample two innovative concoctions chosen by you from The Fish & The Chip' extensive cocktail list. There's an impressive cocktail menu which includes Unicorns and Popsicle Bellinis as well as all the classics waiting to be tasted!


Enjoy a mixture of old school classics and street food influenced dishes. The Fish & The Chip is definitely not your average chippy! All of our batters are gluten free and all of the dishes we serve are lovingly prepped and crafted from scratch in our kitchen. This allows us to be super allergen friendly and serve quality, fresh food without cheating! This experience includes a 2 course lunch. There is superb choice of vegetarian and vegan options on the menu.


Pre-booking essential.
2 course lunch for two people includes a starter or dessert and a light lunch dish OR sample two innovative cocktails chosen by you from the extensive list. Cocktails available Tuesday - Sunday, 12pm - 9:30pm, Lunch available Tuesday - Sunday 12pm - 5pm. Address: 19-21 St Nicholas Place, Leicester Sat nav: LE1 4LD Tel: 0116 340 8001 See for menu

Lunch at
Mem-Saab Restaurant


Enjoy lunch for 2 people from the set menu plus a soft drink at Memsaab Indian Fine Dining & Champagne Bar. With its unique combination of traditional values and contemporary sophistication, Mem-Saab offers the authentic taste of an Indian home, in an atmosphere conductive to fine dining. A little luxury and well-earned relaxation in elegant surroundings, with good food, prepared with fresh ingredients, served by efficient and friendly people, devoted to your well being.


Pre-booking required.
Indian Fine Dining & Champagne Bar - Lunch for two from set lunch menu, plus a soft drink each. Lunch service opening times: 11.30am-5pm Mon to Sat. Address: 59-59a Highcross Street, Leicester Sat nav: LE1 4PG Tel: 0116 253 0243 See for information

Afternoon Tea at
Mrs Bridge's Tearoom

Enjoy an indulgent classic afternoon tea for 2 adults at the oldest tearooms in Leicester.  Comprising a choice of finger sandwiches served with cornish clotted cream, jam and strawberry adorned fresh scones, ample homemade cakes and freshly brewed tea.

Two tiers of classic English magic!


No prior booking required.
Available at any time except between 12.30pm and 2.30pm Monday to Saturday. Opening times: Mon - Thurs 9am - 4.30pm, Fri - Sat 9am-5pm, Sunday 11am - 3.30pm. Offer applies to classic afternoon tea for two and is not redeemable against any other items on the menu or promotions currently being ran. Address: 17 Loseby Lane, Leicester LE1 5DR Tel: 0116 262 3131 See for details

Pork Pie demonstration at
Ye Olde Pork Pie Shoppe

Pork Pies

Watch a personal demonstration of ‘hand raising’ a pork pie and discover how Melton Mowbray became so famous for pork pies. 2 adults can enjoy samples of the pies and Melton Hunt Cake plus £16.50 per couple to spend in the shop.


Pre-booking essential.
Address: 10 Nottingham Street, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire Sat nav: LE13 1NW Tel: 01664 562341 See for information

Traditional Afternoon Tea at
Miss B's Tearoom

Afternoon tea

Take a step back into yester year with china cups, loose leaf tea and homemade scones and cakes-just like Granny used to make.  Two adults can enjoy a traditional afternoon tea which includes a selection of sandwiches, homemade scones and a slice of cake with tea or coffee.


Pre-booking required.
Address: 34A Market Place Melton Mowbray Leics LE13 1XD Tel: 01664 481625 Afternoon Tea must be booked prior to visit via telephone or email. As we are situated on the second floor, we have no disabled access. Afternoon Tea served between 11.30am and 3.30pm Mon to Sat. Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year’s Day & Bank Holiday Mondays. Please advise of any allergies or dietary requirements at time of booking. See for information

Brewery tour at
The Belvoir Alehouse

Find out how beer is made and discover the ingredients that go into it. Enjoy a brewery tour and sample a selection of the beers made on site, as well as a light lunch for 2 adults made with local produce and ingredients by their chef.


Pre-booking required.
Address: Crown Park, Station Road, Old Dalby, Leicestershire Sat nav: LE14 3NQ Tel: 01664 823978 Please advise of any allergies or dietary requirements at time of booking. See for information

Cheese tasting at the
Melton Cheeseboard


On this gourmet experience for two adults you will enjoy a pre-arranged tasting session of famed and local Leicestershire cheese and then £16.50 per couple to spend on cheese from the shop.


Pre-booking essential.
Address: 8 Windsor Street, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire Sat nav: LE13 1BU See for information

Two course lunch at
The Crown, Old Dalby


Enjoy a two course set lunch for two people in the beautiful surroundings of Melton Mowbray. Available Monday to Saturday served between 12noon and 2.30pm.


Pre-booking required.
Address: Debdale Hill, Old Dalby LE14 3LF Tel: 01664 820320 2 course lunch available Monday to Saturday.  See for more information

Cream Tea at
Scalford Hall Hotel


Scalford Hall Hotel offers guests an idyllic venue to relax and enjoy Cream Tea is served daily between noon and 5pm and can be taken in on the terrace overlooking the picturesque Leicestershire countryside.


Pre-booking required.
Address: Scalford Road, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire Sat nav: LE14 4UB Tel: 01664 444654 Please advise of any allergies or dietary requirements at time of booking. See for more information

Entry to
Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre

Re-live the famous turning point in British history, ending The Wars of the Roses.

A fascinating historical site offering a complete insight into medieval times and the battle itself where King Richard III met his fate in 1485. Optional tours and falconry displays are also available to book during your visit.

This ticket is valid for 2 adults to enter Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre. 


Address: Sutton Cheney, Leicestershire Sat nav: CV13 0AD Tel: 01455 290429 See for information

Lunch OR afteroon tea at
The White Peacock


The White Peacock is located in a charming Grade 2 listed building at the foot of New Walk in the heart of Leicester.

Offer applies to afternoon tea for two people OR 4 course taster lunch for two people at the White Peacock. 


Must book at least 48 hours in advance.
Quote Stay Play Explore 'afternoon tea' or ' lunch offer' at the point of booking. Afternoon tea is available between 12pm and 4pm (Tuesday to Saturday). The 4 course taster lunch is available Tuesday to Saturday. Any supplements and extra courses must be paid on top of the value of the voucher, Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer. Address: 14-16 King Street, Leicester Sat nav: LE1 6RJ Tel: 0116 254 7663. See for information

Cinema Tickets and Bottle of Wine at
Phoenix Leicester

Phoenix is an independent cinema, art centre and cafe bar located in Leicester's Cultural Quarter. Around twenty films across two screens are shown every month, so everyone is able to find something of interest. This experience includes cinema tickets for two plus a bottle of wine (or drinks to equivalent value) to be enjoyed before, during, or after your chosen film screening. For a ‘What’s On’ guide and up to date show times visit the Phoenix website.


A pair of cinema tickets and a bottle of wine (or drinks to equivalent value) to be enjoyed pre or during film screening. Open daily 10am-11pm. Films subject to availability and showing schedule. For 3D screens an additional £1.50 per person applies. Excludes satellite shows, double bills and events. Address: 4 Midland Street, Leicester Sat nav: LE1 1TG Tel: 0116 242 2800