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.  Most attractions do not need to be booked in advance simply turn up on the day!

Rooms available for families with 3 children too!

Booking your short break

Booking instructions
  • During Bank Holiday weekends this break costs an additional £10

  • Selected hotels can accommodate 3 children for an additional £20 (and £3 for each additional night booked), 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 accommodate up to 3 children. 
Family fun - Leicestershire 

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Hilton Leicester in or near Leicester
VisitEngland Accredited HotelHotel
£149 £ £ £ X X X Per room
Hilton East Midlands Airport in or near Castle Donington
Stay Play ExploreHotel
£149 £ £ £ £ X X Per room
Sketchley Grange Hotel in or near Hinckley
Older and less mobileHotel
£149 £ £ £ £ X X Per room
Jurys Inn Hinckley Island in or near Hinckley
AA 4 Star HotelHotel
£149 £ £ £ X £ £ Per room
Leicester Marriott Hotel in or near Leicester
Green Tourism Gold AwardHotel
X £ £ £ X X X Per room
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. 

Take a look at our short break accommodation:


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


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

Swimming pool

Maximum 2 adults and 2 children

More lovely hotels to choose from:


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



Maximum 2 adults and 2 children

Useful information

Important information - please read before making your booking

1. All bookings must be made online through this website. 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.