Curious About Leicester (< 1 mile)
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.
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.
Jewry Wall Museum (< 1 mile)
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.
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 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!
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 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.
Gorse Hill City Farm (2 miles)
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.
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! Fun, exercise and giggles for all!
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)
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!
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)
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!
Congo River Crazy Golf (5 miles)
Congo River Crazy Golf
offers 18 holes of mini golf here with simple holes and pleasing putting, with minor hazards and a bit of landscaping, plus a couple of Congo features.
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 and great summer timetable offering pony camps for all ages!
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.
Midlands Roller Arena (11 miles)
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!
Foxton Boat Services (11 miles)
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.
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. Free admission for accompanied children.
Foxton Locks Spy Mission Treasure Trail (11 miles)
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.
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)
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.
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.
Noahs Ark (12 miles)
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.
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. A lovely manor house surrounded by period gardens and woodland.
High Cross Riding School (12 miles)
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!
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
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!
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.
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.
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.
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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