Curious About Leicester (< 1 mile)
Curious About Leicester
is a unique experience: 2 treasure hunt style walks of discovery to keep the whole family intrigued and amused. Answer clues and match pictures, whilst reading stories about this diverse, multicultural city. Buy or download the booklet then explore in your own time.
King Richard III Discovery Centre (< 1 mile)
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.
Megazone Leicester (< 1 mile)
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!
Fun Valley (1 miles)
- is an Indoor Family Soft Play Centre for parents and kids 0 to 12 can 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
Abbey Park (1 miles)
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?
Laserforce (1 miles)
An exciting, participation fantasy game allowing players to be the space hero that they have always wanted to be, in a safe environment.
Goldhill Adventure Playground (2 miles)
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.
National Space Centre (2 miles)
National Space Centre
The award winning National Space Centre is the UK's largest attraction dedicated to space. 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...
Gorse Hill City Farm (2 miles)
Gorse Hill City Farm
A family friendly working farm, with the opportunity to feed and touch the animals. Play area, rare breeds, woodland walk, picnic area, small animals, education facilities, events, gardens and much more.
The Jungle Club (2 miles)
The Jungle Club
3 floor spread of crazy soft play welcoming 4 to 12s with dedicated under 3s area and daily face painting!
JTC VIP Area at Leicester Tigers (2 miles)
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.
360 Play (3 miles)
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...
Meridian Leisure Park (3 miles)
Meridian Leisure Park
Nine screen state-of-the-art Vue cinema. Also offers four family friendly restaurants, tenpin bowling, gym and indoor play.
AMF Hollywood Bowl Leicester (3 miles)
Leicester Leys Leisure Centre (3 miles)
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.
Wacky Warehouse at the Bees Knees (3 miles)
Fuzzy Eds Play Area (3 miles)
Fuzzy Eds Play Area
Indoor soft play area with toddler space as well as the main climbing play area with the usual selection of soft mayhem equipment.
Leicester Outdoor Pursuits Centre (3 miles)
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.
Stretton Circuit (4 miles)
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!
Wacky Warehouse - Hobby Horse (5 miles)
Wacky Warehouse - Hobby Horse
has a purpose built indoor play structure which leaves children to run themselves ragged for a couple of hours, leaving the adults free to collapse on the sofas.
Bradgate Park (5 miles)
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.
Wistow Maze (6 miles)
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"
Tropical Birdland (7 miles)
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.
Stonehurst Family Farm and Museum (7 miles)
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.
Witham Villa Riding Centre (8 miles)
Witham Villa Riding Centre
BHS approved all weather facility offering lessons for over 5s, plus cross country and show jumping facilities.
Bruntingthorpe Aviation Museum (9 miles)
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!
Oak Farm Park (9 miles)
Oak Farm Park
Friendly farm animals; indoor play including bouncy castle and trampolines; outdoor play including more trampolines, slide mountain, pedal karts and sandpit.
The Climbing Station (10 miles)
The Climbing Station
800sqm of world-class bouldering facility with friendly, supportive staff offering kids' club and advanced technique classes for over 7s.
Charnwood Museum (10 miles)
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.
Creations (10 miles)
- 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.
Mini Monsters (10 miles)
Friendly monster themed soft play facility with multi tiered adventure play structure, mini football pitch, separate baby and toddler area and role play village.
Owston Lodge Equestrian Centre (11 miles)
Owston Lodge Equestrian Centre
BHS approved all weather facility offering lessons, off road hacking, cross country jumps and a recognised Pony Club. RDA approved and welcoming of disabled riders too.
Foxton Boat Services (11 miles)
Foxton Boat Services
Site of the Foxton Inclined Plane Boat Lift, a remarkable piece of Victorian engineering, soon to be undergoing restoration. Many hundreds of canal boats pass through the locks every year, providing a colourful attraction. Wildlife, flora and fauna thrive in the ideal habitat.
Foxton Canal Museum (11 miles)
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.
Foxton Locks Spy Mission Treasure Trail (11 miles)
Foxton Locks Spy Mission Treasure Trail
This exciting discovery Trail takes you round this famous site, with its flight of ten locks, the fantastic Inclined Plane Boat Lift and museum. The Trail then takes you along the towpath into the village of Foxton, before returning across country to the locks.
F1 Karting East Midlands (11 miles)
F1 Karting East Midlands
8+ only. Karting race events, training and parties. Race up to 40mph in their 200cc biz karts. Their track is 400m long with 100m main straight.
Barneys Indoor Play Centre (12 miles)
Wild Kidz (12 miles)
2 large separate play areas with 0-12 years catered for. Refreshments and food available. Babies go free up to 1 year old.
Bosworth Battlefield (12 miles)
Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre and Country Park is a unique day out for all the family. Relive this famous turning point in British history, the death of a King and the birth of the all powerful Tudor dynasty.
Heath Manor House (12 miles)
Heath Manor House
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.
High Cross Riding School (12 miles)
High Cross Riding School
BHS and ABRS approved all weather facility offering lessons from 4 in riding, plus dressage and show jumping training. No hacks, but regular competitions and events.
Snibston (13 miles)
The award winning attraction explores the impact of technology on our every day lives with over 90 indoor and outdoor interactive exhibits.
Bosworth Water Trust (13 miles)
Bosworth Water Trust
Experience the seaside inland on the golden sands of our man-made beach. It’s the ideal place to relax, go paddling or build sandcastles. Looking for adventure? Let the kids go wild in our pirate adventure playground or hire some boating equipment and take them out on the water.
Bumble Bees (13 miles)
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.
Battlefield Line Railway (13 miles)
Battlefield Line Railway
Jump aboard a steam train which runs along Ashby canal for a lot of the journey - is nearby Bosworth Battlefield Country Park wich is worth a visit
Harborough Museum (14 miles)
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.
Nottingham Raceway Karting (14 miles)
Nottingham Raceway Karting
An outdoor Karting track that is great for both beginners and seasoned karters. Specialised Cadet karts for kids aged 8 years and older. All safety equipment provided. Birthday party package available.
Manor Farm and Woodlands (14 miles)
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.
Mini Mischiefs (14 miles)
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.
Melton Carnegie Museum (14 miles)
Melton Carnegie Museum
Stilton Cheese and Pork Pies from Melton Mowbray are famous all around the world. Explore the history of these trades and others including saddlery, shoemaking and tinsmithing and the impact they had on the town. Go back even further in time to see how the Romans, Anglo Saxons, Normans, Tudors, Georgians and...
Thanks for all the great things to do in Leicester with kids you keep sending in.
Now we have the easter and summer holidays fast approaching, we're trying to find the best days out and as many fun things to do with kids as possible, especially cheap and free family friendly places to visit this year - theme parks, waterparks and swimming pools, museums, indoor playcentres and softplay for toddlers, petting farms, wildlife parks and zoos, aquariums, horse riding, castles, steam railways, pottery making and ceramic cafes, roller and ice skating rinks, karting tracks, snowdomes, dry and indoor ski slopes, climbing walls, activity centres, outdoor play at the best local parks, ten pin bowling alleys and all the other best family tourist attractions, that you can visit at the weekend.
Also teachers may find the site useful for ideas for the best places to take their classes on school journeys with many historical and educational atractions listed
So, if you've been for great days out with the kids, or a school trip, which isn't shown above, just send in an email and we'll add it on so people visiting on holidays and all the other children in Leicestershire can enjoy the great day out as well.
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