King Richard III Visitor Centre
Discover the incredible story of the last English king to die in battle and how, 500 years later, his long lost remains were discovered in a Leicester car park.
The National Space Centre
With six interactive galleries, the UK’s largest planetarium, and the iconic 42m high Rocket
Tower, the award-winning National Space Centre is an out of this world experience.
Curve is a spectacular state-of-the-art theatre based in the heart of Leicester’s vibrant Cultural Quarter. The theatre has developed a reputation for producing and programming a diverse and critically-acclaimed programme of musicals, plays, new work, dance and opera.
Ninja Warrior UK
An indoor adventure park inspired by ITV’s Ninja Warrior UK, you can climb, balance, jump and swing across different obstacles using and developing your Ninja skills. A great place for supervised family activities and for keeping fit.
Leicester Museum & Art Gallery
With collections spanning the natural and cultural world, Leicester Museum & Art Gallery provides a great day out for all the family. Galleries include Ancient Egypt, Dinosaurs, Wild Space, Victorian Art, Arts and Crafts, Picasso Ceramics, The Attenborough Collection and Leicester’s internationally renowned German Expressionism collection.
This stunning Grade II listed property is set within two acres of beautiful gardens, which are regularly open to the public. The hall is also accessible on special event days.
Newark Houses Museum
Collections include toys from the beginning of the 1500s to the present day, a thought provoking regimental collection and a recreated WWI trench.
Abbey Pumping Station
Step through the doors beneath the 150-foot chimney to discover how the Victorians tackled some of the biggest issues of the day - including how to keep clean water flowing. Exhibits encourage all the family to get hands on with science, industry, transport, health and hygiene.
De Montfort Hall
Nestled at the edge of the city’s Victoria Park, De Montfort Hall is one of Leicester’s premier entertainment venues offering an eclectic programme of live music, comedy, classical, theatre and family shows.
Over 600 years old, Leicester’s Guildhall is one of the best-preserved timber framed halls in the country.
1620s House & Garden Donington Le Heath Manor House
Originally built in the 13th century and then modernised in 1618, this rare and beautiful house was home to the Digby family, which included gunpowder plotter Sir Everard Digby. Visitors can see the beautifully restored period rooms, learn about the families who lived here and enjoy the 17th century style gardens.
Ashby-de-la-Zouche & Castle
Find out about the castle’s colouful history, including how Edward IV’s Chamberlain Lord Hastings added the chapel and impressive keep-like Hastings Tower, walk the underground passage between the tower and kitchen and climb to the top of the half-ruined tower.
Adventure experiences including quad bike safari, Land Rover off-road driving experiences, clay pigeon shooting, buggy racing, archery, digger driving, axe throuwing and blindfold driving amongst others.
The University of Leicester’s Attenborough Arts Centre is a pioneering place to make and see art. The galleries host three major exciting and inspiring contemporary art exhibitions each year. Alongside each exhibition is a a series of regular free lectures, debates, talks, tours and family workshops.
Beacon Hill Country Park
Enjoy magnificent views, woodland walks and open heathland. Discover the rhododendron labyrinth and the many unique wooden sculptures. The park also features a children’s play area and natural play area.
Billa Barra Hill
A 20 hectare local nature reserve located in the north of the borough of Hinckley and Bosworth consisting of a variety of habitats.
Bird on the Hand Falconry Experiences
Falconry experience days that give lots of time to handling and close up falconry experiences.
Bradgate Country Park
Bradgate Park offers 830 acres of wild and rugged landscape with dramatic rocky outcrops and gnarled old oak trees, many of which are well over 500 years old. The park also features Old John, one of Leicestershire’s most famous landmarks, and the ruins of Bradgate House, childhood home to Lady Jane Grey who was Queen of England for nine days in 1553.
Tour Burleigh’s working distillery, discover the history of gin and find out what it takes to produce craft distilled gin in their 450 litre copper-pot still. Guided by a Burleigh’s distiller, you will learn to create your own unique gin using botanicals of your choice.
Situated in former Victorian swimming baths, Charnwood Museum showcases the rich heritage of the local area and features a wide range of exhibits reflecting the history, geology, archaeology and industries of Charnwood and the surrounding area.
Family-friendly centre in the National Forest with play areas, discovery zones and an amphitheatre. Activities include hi and lo ropes, outdoor pursuits, adventure play, water play, fairy labyrinth, activity trail and 4D cinema.
Everards Brewery & Meadows
The Beer Hall at Everards Brewery and Meadows offers a spacious and relaxing place to eat and drink. The shop is stocked with all your favourite Everards beers. Brewery tours will also be available soon.
Great Central Railway
The Great Central Railway is the UK’s only double track, mainline heritage railway. It’s the only place in the world where full size steam engines can be seen passing each other – just as it was when steam ruled the rails. Trains run every weekend, bank holidays and selected weekdays throughout the summer.
Guru Nanak Sikh Museum
A museum devoted to Sikhism and the Guru Nanak, exhibits include manuscripts, pictures and other artefacts. In addition to serving as a museum, the building is used as a Sikh temple.