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Leicestershire has lots to entertain you!

Vibrant festivals, live gigs, contemporary theatre, and unusual rural events, Leicestershire has lots to entertain you. There’s world class performance at Curve, lots of laughs at Leicester Comedy Festival, and a huge range of festivals and events across the county including Timber Festival, Melton Mowbray Food and Drink Festival, the Artisan Cheese Fair, ChocFest, PieFest, Hallaton Hare Pie Scramble and Bottle Kicking and the Bosworth Battlefield Medieval Festival.

However things are a little different this year and lots of our festivals, events and experiences and events have had to change their offer to ensure visitor safety. Many have had to either postpone or create an online experience. As restrictions and guidance continues to change we’d advice you to check individual websites and social media to make sure you have the most up to date information to have a safe and enjoyable experience.

Good to Go | VisitEngland

VisitEngland launched a new industry standard mark as a way of supporting tourism businesses and providing reassurance to visitors.  Look out for the Good to Go symbol on our venues that have signed up to the scheme.

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Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre | GoLeicestershire

Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre

Join a guided walk to discover the battle in its landscape or experience the Bosworth story in the immersive and award-winning exhibition galleries.

Conkers | GoLeicestershire

Conkers

120 acres of adventure with indoor and outdoor play and over 100 interactive exhibits, that will keep your family engaged for hours!

Swadlincote Ski Centre | GoLeicestershire

Swadlincote Ski Centre

Enjoy the thrills of sno-tubing, adrenaline filled toboggan rides and then dare the drop slide for even more exhilarating fun as well as ski & snowboard!

Twinlakes | GoLeicestershire

Twinlakes Park

Endless adventures of family fun providing great days out, where the fun never stops!

Stonehurst Farm | GoLeicestershire

Stonehurst Farm

A great family day out, fresh produce on sale straight from the farm and fresh cakes and a tasty menu in the tearoom.

Wheelgate | GoLeicestershire

Wheelgate Park

A 30 acre family theme park and water park including two large indoor play centres, a farm and a water park.

1620s House and Garden | GoLeicestershire

1620s House & Garden

Immerse yourself in an early 17th century experience and take a walk back in time in the wonderful, fully furnished house.

Twycross Zoo | GoLeicestershire

Twycross Zoo

Walk with ring-tailed lemurs; see a troop of emperor tamarins leap above your head in their treetop exhibit, and watch Humboldt penguins take their daily walk.

New Walk Museum | GoLeicestershire

New Walk Museum

Galleries include Ancient Egypt, Dinosaurs, Wild Space, The Den gallery for the under 5s, the Victorian art gallery, Arts & Crafts gallery and Picasso Ceramics.

Belvoir Castle | GoLeicestershire

Belvoir Castle

The ancestral home of the Duke of Rutland, where the family have lived in an unbroken line for almost a thousand years. 

Quorn Grange Hotel | GoLeicestershire

Quorn Grange Hotel

Book an afternoon tea, lunch or evening meal for a special occasion - or perhaps an overnight stay.

Bosworth Water Park | GoLeicestershire

Bosworth Water Park

Whatever your age, however active you feel – there’s something for everyone, sailing or pedalos, play areas or crazy golf.

National Space Centre | GoLeicestershire

National Space Centre

Discover six galleries, including the iconic Rocket Tower and the UK’s largest domed planetarium, crammed full of space suits, rockets, satellites and meteorites. 

Treetop Adventure Golf | GoLeicestershire

Treetops Adventure Golf

Play the two indoor, 18 – hole mini golf courses. Tackle the Tropical Trail or Ancient Explorer then brave the bonus 19th hole to win a free round.

Great Central Railway | GoLeicestershire

Great Central Railway

The UK's only double track, main line heritage railway, a great day out for everyone. Special events and dining opportunities galore.

Yew Lodge Hotel | GoLeicestershire

Yew Lodge Hotel

Enjoy a short break, a meal at Marco's or take a seat for Harry Houdini's final performance in one of the hotel's escape rooms!

Charnwood Museum | GoLeicestershire

Charnwood Museum

Dig through layers of the town's history and watch out for the Barrow Kipper! This Jurassic marine reptile 'swims' under the floor of the Museum.

National Brewery Centre | GoLeicestershire

National Brewery Centre

A world-class visitor centre that celebrates Burton upon Trent's proud brewing heritage and its influence on brewing techniques throughout the world.

Brook Meadow | GoLeicestershire

Brook Meadow

Family run holiday site set in the heart of a working farm. Enjoy the space and tranquillity of the setting and the variety of accommodation and activities on offer.

Harborough Museum | GoLeicestershire

Harborough Museum

The internationally-important Hallaton Treasure is showcased in the Treasure Gallery and contains over 2,500 glittering coins and a unique 1st century Roman cavalry helmet.

King Richard III Visitor Centre | GoLeicestershire

King Richard III Visitor Centre

Turn detective and travel back through time to uncover the plot lines, birth rights and family connections that create an intricate story of medieval murder, mystery and mayhem.

University of Leicester Botanic Gardens | GoLeicestershire

University of Leicester Botanical Garden

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

Watermead Country Park | GoLeicestershire

Watermead Country Park

Surfaced paths are great for walking, running and cycling, and many seats along these trails are ideal places for visitors to sit and enjoy the peace and quiet.

Holywell House | GoLeicestershire

Holywell Guest House

Offers an experience of a time gone by, with breakfast served on a beautiful table fully set out and quality beds and bathrooms to ensure you have an enjoyable stay.

Charnwood Forest Alpacas | GoLeicestershire

Charnwood Forest Alpacas

Once you have been partnered up with an alpaca chum, your trekking experience will begin - and there's plenty of time for pictures and alpaca selfies!

Melton Carnegie Museum | GoLeicestershire

Melton Carnegie Museum

The museum tells the story of Melton through fascinating collections about shops and trades, rural life, the history of foxhunting, archaeology and painting the town red.

Ye Olde Porke Pie Shoppe | GoLeicestershire

Ye Olde Pork Pie Shoppe

Book your place on a pie-making demonstration or the Pork Pie Experience, learn why pork pies are important to Melton Mowbray or simply call in to buy your pie.

The White Horse, Quorn | GoLeicestershire

The White Horse, Quorn

Traditional country pub serving steaks and seafood with a lively events diary throughout the year.

Timber Festival | GoLeicestershire

Timber Festival

Step into an incredible weekend of music, arts, ideas and wellbeing among the trees at Feanedock, near Ashby de la Zouch.

Ferrers Gallery | GoLeicestershire

Ferrers Gallery

A collection of beautiful pieces of craftsmanship from British artists and designer-makers.

Beacon Hill Country Park | GoLeicestershire

Beacon Hill Country Park

At 248m, the summit of Beacon Hill boasts panoramic views across Leicestershire. 135 hectares of woodland, heathland, grassland and wildflower meadows.

Cafe Next Door, Woodhouse Eaves | GoLeicestershire

The Cafe Next Door

Fully licensed cafe serving breakfasts, lunches and afternoon tea in a relaxing tearoom with friendly staff.

Leicester Outdoor Pursuits Centre | GoLeicestershire

Leicester Outdoor Pursuits Centre

Adventurous outdoor activity experiences designed to stimulate, educate and motivate young people and others in a challenging and safe environment.

Field Sport UK | GoLeicestershire

Field Sport UK

Activities are tailored to suit you, from novice to expert. Try your hand at axe throwing, air rifle and pistol shooting, archery and survival skills.

Horseshoe Cottage Farm | GoLeicestershire

Horseshoe Cottage Farm

A haven for business people and pleasure seekers alike - environmentally friendly, luxury accommodation, along with a warm welcome.

Moira Furnace | GoLeicestershire

Moira Furnace

An early 19th century iron-making furnace. There is also a restored section of Ashby Canal on the site so you may wish to enjoy a boat trip.

Belvoir Alehouse | GoLeicestershire

Belvoir Alehouse

The Alehouse visitor centre has a bar, restaurant, and shop offering a great selection of Star Quality Beer, fresh local produce, and a range of brewery related merchandise.

National Memorial Arboretum | GoLeicesteshire

National Memorial Arboretum

The Arboretum is the UK’s year-round centre of Remembrance. 150 acres, over 300 memorials and an abundance of wildlife.

Wistow Maze | GoLeicestershire

Wistow Maze

Remaining closed until summer 2021
Enjoy a fun day out exploring one of the country's largest maize mazes, set in 8 acres of living maize and sunflowers. 

Sysonby Knoll Hotel | GoLeicestershire
Sysonby Knoll Hotel

Less than a mile from the centre of Melton Mowbray with a warm and welcoming reception and bright and airy restaurant overlooking 4.5 acres of land.
Melton Cheeseboard | GoLeicestershire
Melton Cheeseboard

A must-visit for all lovers of cheese! Melton Cheeseboard offers 150 different variety of cheeses.
The Outwoods | GoLeicestershire
The Outwoods

110 acres of ancient woodland with an easy access path, a bird feeding station and children's play area.
The White Peacock | GoLeicestershire
White Peacock

Book a formal lunch and dinner in a relaxing ambience with passionate staff on hand to care for you from the moment you step in.

Hough Mill | GoLeicestershire
Hough Mill, Swannington

A 200 year old restored windmill where you can get hands-on with the exhibits. Family and heritage events take place through the year.

Grace Dieu Ruins | GoLeicestershire
Grace Dieu Ruins

The ruins stand in a valley bottom bounded by a small brook on the edge of Charnwood Forest. Guided walks take place regularly.

Travel Plaza Hotel | GoLeicestershire
Travel Plaza Hotel

Generously sized en suite rooms with baths and power showers, free broadband access, fridge in each room and free ample parking.

Ullesthorpe Court Hotel | Go Leicestershire

Ullesthorpe Court Hotel & Golf Club

Modern luxury accommodation in what was originally a 17th Century Manor House perfect for business or pleasure.

Old John in Bradgate Park | GoLeicestershire

Bradgate Park

Country park with the ruins of Bradgate House, deer and the folly 'Old John'. Events throughout the year including outside theatre, guided walks and workshops.

The Greenway at Knaptoft House Farm | GoLeicestershire
The Greenway at Knaptoft House Farm

4 star rooms and bed & breakfast accommodation near Bruntingthorpe.

Bruntingthorpe Events | GoLeicestershire
Bruntingthorpe Events

Whether you're organising a launch, your wedding or shooting a film, Bruntingthorpe is the perfect location.

Market Bosworth Park | GoLeicestershire
Market Bosworth Country Park

Open parkland landscape with majestic mature specimen trees interspersed with small areas of woodland, wild flower meadows and a lake.

College Court | GoLeicestershire

College Court Hotel & Conference Centre

Based in the heart of Leicester the venue provides functional meeting space, stylish accommodation and tranquility within its four acres of landscaped gardens.

Brockleby's Pies | GoLeicestershire

Brocklebys Pies

The Ultimate Pork Pie Making Workshop offers you the chance to make your own pie from the raw ingredients, including making your own hot water pastry and gelatine.

Tresillian House | GoLeicestershire

Tresillian House Guest House

Newly refurbished, whether you are staying for business or pleasure, for a night or a week, Tresillian House is a home away from home.

Book a fabulous great value Stay Play Explore short break in Leicestershire from £149

Stay Play Explore short breaks
Stay Play Explore short breaks are a fabulous collection of great value, flexible and easy to book UK family holidays. Every super break includes admission into 3 top attractions or experiences of your choice and a family friendly hotel.

Our Perfect Getaways short breaks also offer exciting weekends away for couples ready to discover new days out with beautiful hotel accommodation.