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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 Central Station, Great Central Road, Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE11 1RW

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The King Richard III: Dynasty, Death and Discovery visitor centre guides visitors through the dramatic story of the king's life, brutal death and the fascinating story of his rediscovery.

4A St Martins, Leicester, LE1 5DB

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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.

Glebe Road, Oadby, Leicester, LE2 2NE

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With six interactive galleries, the UK’s largest planetarium, unique 3D Simulator experience and the iconic 42m high Rocket Tower, the award-winning National Space Centre is an out of this world experience.

Exploration Drive, Leicester, LE4 5NS

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New Walk Museum and Art Gallery originated in 1849 when the Literary and Philosophical Society formally presented to the town its collections.


Swing by for Amazon-themed adventure golf, cracking coffee, tropical cocktails and handmade pizza. No need to book in our rainforest – just turn up and tee off!

Highcross, 3 Shires Lane, Leicester, LE1 4AN


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.

Watermead Country Park OPEN, Wanlip Road, Syston, Leicester, LE7 1PD

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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.

Wistow Maze, Kibworth Road, Wistow, Nr Great Glen, Leicestershire, LE8 0QF


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.

Abbey Park Road, Leicester, LE4 5AQ

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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!

Bradgate Park & Swithland Wood OPEN, Bradgate Park, Newtown Linford, Leicestershire, LE6 0HE

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Granville Road, Leicester, LE1 7RU



We offer a range of activities for groups, individuals and birthday parties of all ages, throughout the year on our 15 acre site. The water sports we offer are Canoeing, Kayaking, Bell boating and Raft Building.

Leicester Outdoor Pursuits OPEN 4/7/20, Loughborough Road, Leicester, LE4 5PN

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Located in the oldest retail building in Leicester, close to both 45 bars and overlooking the New Market Place, our stunning new venue offers you a unique insight into how to make gin and the magical world of distilling.

7-9 Market Place, Leicester, LE1 5GG

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Cocoa Amore are dedicated to sharing the benefits of the cocoa bean and an innate love of chocolate, selling handmade chocolates and offering chocolate-making workshops.

Silver Arcade, Leicester, LE1 5HF


Phoenix is an independent cinema, digital arts centre and café bar located in Leicester's Cultural Quarter. A charitable organisation, Phoenix aims to bring inspirational film and art to all through its varied programme and exhibitions

4 Midland Street, Leicester, LE1 1TG

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The Visit Leicester Centre offers visitors an excellent selection of books about Leicester and Leicestershire and, in particular, the Battle of Bosworth and King Richard III. Also on offer is a good range of souvenirs and leaflets.

51 Gallowtree Gate, Leicester, LE1 5AD