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Things To Do & Days Out in Leicestershire
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Twinlakes Park Discover fun round every corner at Twinlakes, the beautiful park tucked under the wolds. Packed with acres of action, rides, indoor playcentres an outdoor waterpark and animals galore. Guaranteed great day out for the whole family whatever the weather.
Tropical Birdland Come and see hundreds of beautiful and exotic birds. Wander around their walk through aviary. There is a new adventure playground, also several way marked trails around the 6 acres of woodland, plus explore the koi pond and water gardens.
Gorse Hill City Farm Situated on a 20 acre site on the outskirts of Leicester City Centre we are a registered charity, a working farm and community project dedicated to the welfare of our animals and to providing a fun and educational experiences for all.
Oak Farm Park Friendly farm animals; indoor play including bouncy castle and trampolines; outdoor play including more trampolines, slide mountain, pedal karts and sandpit.
Stonehurst Family Farm and Museum A proper working family farm that is friendly and fun. Friendly animals to meet and feed, fresh eggs to collect and baby animals to hold. Tractor rides, pony rides, nature trail, 2 playgrounds and a motor museum to enjoy.
Manor Farm and Woodlands An animal sanctuary with ponies, donkeys, goats and over 40 owls. Numerous other animals to meet such as rabbits, guinea pigs, llamas, chickens, ducks, and geese. Indoor and outdoor play areas, and a Nature Trail to follow.
Paradise Found Educational Farm Park Over 1000 friendly animals waiting to be fed and petted, plus infant indoor play, reptile house, parties, a weekend train ride and more besides!
National Space Centre The award winning National Space Centre is home to the UK's largest 360 degree planetarium, the National Space Centre is a hands-on, interactive journey through six stunning galleries, Rocket Tower, and S.I.M ride that offers an experience that is out of this world.
Charnwood Museum There are lots of interactive exhibits: you can dig through the layers of history and find out why archaeologists like old rubbish, peep under rocks, in cracks and crevices to find the hidden creatures or zoom-in on a centipede's head with the video microscope.
Melton Carnegie Museum Free to visit museum covering the history of the local area, and the famous products that orginate here, such as Stilton chese, and pork pies from Melton Mowbray. Discover the history of these, and many other local trades.
Ashby de la Zouch Museum Local history museum with special events for families and children. Open all the year round with interesting exhibitions, models and children's activity sheets. Specially designed hands-on activities available including a new audio feature to the cartoon timeline!
Harborough Museum The newly refurbished Harborough Museum is home to the Hallaton Treasure, discovered in 2000 and one of the most important Iron Age finds in Britain.
Bruntingthorpe Aviation Museum Visit the home of a Cold War Jet collection that includes a Hunter, Victor, a Jaguar, plus a Nimrod MR2 and a Sea Harrier. 2 Open Days are held each year when you can see them in action!
Jewry Wall Museum A fascinating free museum where you can discover one of Leicester’s most famous landmarks, plus see a number of artefacts, including a Roman helmet, mosaics, ancient stone tools and more. There is something to interest the whole family.
Hood Park Outdoor Pool Outdoor heated pool with other goodies nearby.
Harborough Leisure Centre Great standard swimming pool but the Tiger Pool comes complete with Octopus slide and interactive water features, waterfalls, squirty fish, water dams and tipping bucket, making it suitable for the whole family.
Leicester Leys Leisure Centre Facilities include a fun leisure pool with wave machine, two exciting flume rides, children's interactive activity pool plus a dedicated toddler and baby pool.
Barneys Indoor Play Centre With a simple 2 level play structure offering 2000 sq ft of play space this is small but perfectly formed with enough to keep under 6s exercised and entertained.
Wacky Warehouse at Two Steeples Indoor soft play area with toddler space as well as the main climbing play area with the usual selection of soft mayhem equipment.
The Jungle Club 3 floor spread of crazy soft play welcoming 4 to 12s with dedicated under 3s area and daily face painting! Fun, exercise and giggles for all!
Wild Kidz 2 large separate play areas with 0-12 years catered for. Refreshments and food available. Babies go free up to 1 year old.
Mini Monsters Softplay Three story, bespoke play structure featuring all the classic from slides to balls to mazes and more, with secure separate area for under 2s.
Fun Valley is an Indoor Family Soft Play Centre for parents and kids 0 to 12 to play in a safe and secure venue. 3 big floors of soft play for kids to enjoy: giant 4 lane astro slides, tubes, ball pits, trampoline, traverse wall, sports area, go karts and more!
360 Play Explore our huge indoor play centre, navigate the adventure play frame, drive the dodgems and ride the carousel. Visit 360 Street with Twizzles Garage, boutique and Luigis Pizza Parlour. Let your child be artistic, messy and mucky without it mattering. All included in one price, stay all day, with free easy...
Mini Mischiefs offer a huge multi level adventure play area 5.5m high with loads of slides and other features, plus dedicated toddler and baby zones and equipment!
Wacky Warehouse at the Bees Knees Small multi level adventure play area with fun features attached to a family restaurant, also offers a toddler and baby area.
Bumble Bees is a 2 storey indoor soft play centre for the under 7s based in Coalville. Bumble Bee’s is a real hive of activity with slides, ball pits and tunnels for kids to have fun and explore. We’ve a cafe bar, free parking and baby changing.
Noahs Ark Animal themed indoor play centre with a decent size main frame and good toddler area. Bonus activities include biscuit decorating, crafts and baby sensory class.
Ashby de la Zouch Castle A Royalist stronghold during the Civil War, the castle finally fell to Parliament in 1646, and was then made unusable. An underground passage from the kitchen to the tower can still be explored today.
Rockingham Castle has magnificently furnished rooms and interesting audio visual displays, tours of the grounds and castle, and all surrounded by 12 acres of superb gardens waiting to be played in, not least while kids complete the Wentworth the Gallant grounds quiz!
Belvoir Castle The castle's splendid interior contains many beautiful treasures from great works of art, to fine furniture and beautiful tapestries. Children can enjoy the delightful Regency Nursery and School Room, the adventure playground and gardens.
The 1620s House And Garden Step back in time and experience how people really lived in Medieval, Tudor and Stuart times in this preserved manor house, which dates back to 1280. A lovely manor house surrounded by period gardens and woodland.
King Richard III Discovery Centre Discover the fascinating and moving story of King Richard III through storytelling and modern technology. See where he was buried, and how his remains were discovered in 2012.
Midlands Roller Arena Roller rink with open skate sessions, youth hockey league, disco nights, 80s themed nights and Ladies Only sessions. A wholesome family fun activity great for kids taking friends along too!
The Climbing Station 800sqm of world-class bouldering facility with friendly, supportive staff offering kids' club and advanced technique classes for over 7s.
Leicester Outdoor Pursuits Centre runs a Holiday Scheme which coincides with all the School Holidays, so when the children are off School you can count on us providing day care with a difference. Available for anyone aged between 5 (must be in year 1) and 16 years old.
AMF Hollywood Bowl Leicester Play tenpin bowling, enjoy the gaming and redemption arcade, catch up on team events in the sports bar and get your munch on in Harry's Kitchen. Sounds like a day to us!
Stretton Circuit Junior and Cadet Karting ages range from 10 years old to 15 years old with younger passengers in the twin karts. Plus with planning senior karters can sometimes race juniors: time to take the kids to school!
Foxton Locks Spy Mission Treasure Trail Can you solve the clues to complete a spy mission around Foxton on this self guided themed Treasure Trail? Discover and learn more about Foxton Locks and Village on this Trail.
Curious About Leicester is a new way to explore and be surprised by Leicester. Keep the family intrigued with two treasure hunt style walks of discovery. Read stories, match pictures, and answer clues about this fascinating city. Buy or instantly download the booklet then explore in your own time.
The Rutland Water Treasure Trail Get the kids out on their bikes or complete this adventure by car as you follow the Trail and solve the clues on this self-guided treasure hunt themed Trail along the south shore of Rutland Water.
Foxton Canal Museum Models, interactive displays, and a wide range of waterway artefacts tell the story of the lift, the Locks, the waterways and the people who lived on the canals. Free admission for accompanied children.
Battlefield Line Railway Running pleasing journeys between their 2 stations alongside Ashby Canal, with the HQ at Shackerston boasting loco shed and main rolling stock plus their Victorian Tea Room and Souvenir Shop. There's also a museum within a short walk. Lovely!
Foxton Boat Services Site of the Foxton Inclined Plane Boat Lift, a remarkable piece of Victorian engineering, plus the longest staircase locks in the country. Passenger trips and private day hire available. Set in the beautiful Leicestershire countryside, brimming with heritage.
Great Central Railway the place to meet Peppa and George, Villains and Superheroes, characters from Frozen, be scared at Halloween and be awestruck on Bonfire Night. Want to meet Santa? He’s on the trains in up to Christmas with presents for you!
Abbey Park Beautiful river-split park with miniature railway, pets' corner and a large play area suitable for children of all ages, plus formal gardens, historic ruins and loads of room for traditional games. Where's that frisbee?
Goldhill Adventure Playground A real adventure playground for 5 to 14 year olds, children can play freely, and have fun while being supervised. Leicester's largest inclusion programme.
Bradgate Park 830 acres of enclosed Deer Park that is over 800 years old! Full of dramatic rocky outcrops and and woodland to explore. Visitor centre, 18th century folly, plus the ruins of Bradgate house to discover.
Hicks Lodge National Forest Cycle Centre 16km (almost 10 miles) of exciting off road cycle trails, plus Forest Trails and a Gruffalo Trail for the kids between October and February. Play Area with scramble nets, climbing frames, balance courses and more.
Rutland Water Nature Reserve An internationally famous nature reserve covering 1,000 acres and over 20,000 waterfowl! A variety of habitats to explore and loads of wildlife to look out for, including kingfishers, ospreys, badgers and butterflies. Great calendar of events throughout the year.
Meridian Leisure Park Nine screen state-of-the-art Vue cinema. Also offers four family friendly restaurants, tenpin bowling, gym and indoor play.
JTC VIP Area at Leicester Tigers Kids can get involved in 2 hours of free activities every matchday when they sign up to free JTC membership. Anyone can join by going to the website or coming to the VIP Area on matchday. There are family tickets available for all games so there really is something for everyone.
Creations is an Art Studio Cafe. Children (and adults) can do pottery painting, clay modelling, decopatching, sgrafitto, make a bear, fabric paint, felt making amongst other art activities.
Paint a Pot Craft Studio offers an opportunity to paint your own pottery!
Elsies Pottery Painting Barn is a place to come and unleash (or even discover) your creative talents. Choose from our wide range of plain bisque shapes to paint and create your own pottery masterpiece to be treasured.
Wistow Maze A giant 8 acre maize maze with high level bridges and viewing towers. Follow the fun quiz trail and collect clues hidden amongst 3 miles of pathways. Includes Activity Funyard with games and mini mazes for all the family. Open July-September. Winner of Leicestershire's "Best Visitor Attraction"
High Cross Riding School BHS and ABRS approved all weather facility offering lessons from 4 years in riding, plus dressage and show jumping training. No hacks, but regular competitions and events!
Witham Villa Riding Centre BHS approved all weather facility offering lessons for over 5s, plus cross country and show jumping facilities and great summer timetable offering pony camps for all ages!
Laserforce An exciting, participation fantasy game allowing players to be the space hero that they have always wanted to be, in a safe environment.
Megazone Leicester Immersive laser tag arena with atmospheric effects plus fast shooting Challenge Zone target challenge and The Raid: a new individual activity comprising a one man mission and a laser maze!