The Best Things To Do In Leicester Near Me | Day Out With The Kids

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Best Things To Do & Days Out In Leicester

Starting with the incredible National Space Centre, there are many great things to do in Leicester for you and your kids. Let’s take a look at some of them. 

Animal lovers of all ages will fall in love with the furry residents at Gorse Hill City Farm. If you feel like challenging your inner ape, have a go at the obstacle course and climbing walls at Ape Index. Bear in mind, kids are incredibly agile, so you may struggle to catch up!

 

Just want to chill out and get some fresh air? For a relaxing day in the park, we’d suggest going to Bradgate Park for a walk, or exploring Abbey Park where you’ll find the remains of the twelfth century Leicester Abbey and the ruins of Cavendish House.

 

If the weather’s not great, Leicester also has lots of indoor attractions for you to explore, such as the jungle themed Treetop Adventure Golf and Leicester Leys Leisure Centre, an awesome indoor water park with flumes, activity pool and swimming pool for practicing your stroke technique.


Here you’ll find a handy list of the Leicestershire school holiday dates to help you figure out the best times to go out and visit your favourite attractions.

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A flower made of lego at Brickman Exhibition

Brickman Exhibition

  • Leicester
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Love LEGO®? We’ve got a treat for you then! Discover 60 incredible, one of their kind LEGO® models at the fantastic Brickman Exhibition, coming to Le...

A group of kids playing golf at Treetop Adventure Golf in Leicester

Treetop Adventure Golf Leicester

  • Leicester
  • Indoor
  • Crazy Golf

Prepare for an epic adventure, perfect for explorers of all ages! Challenge your kids to a game of mini golf and take on one of the two exciting 18-h...

Inside at King Richard III Discovery Centre in Leicester

King Richard III Visitor Centre

  • Leicester
  • Indoor
  • Tourist Attractions

King Richard III Discovery Centre has been built on the site where the buried remains of the king were found, the site of the medieval Grey Friars Fr...

Catch the Moon at Bean Gaming Board Game Cafe in Leicester

Bean Gaming Board Game Cafe5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Leicester
  • Indoor
  • Tourist Attractions

There’s nothing like a good board game to bring the whole family together! Gather the gang and head out to Bean Gaming Board Game Cafe in Leicester....

Leicester's historic Guildhall on Curious About Leicester trail

Curious About Leicester

  • Leicester
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Curious About Leicester is a journey of discovery: an exciting glimpse into what makes this multicultural and historic city what it is. Resident or j...

Some of the arcade games at East Street Lanes in Leicester

East Street Lanes

  • Leicester
  • Indoor
  • Ten Pin Bowling Alleys

Ready to get bowling over? Head down to East Street Lanes, the perfect bowling alley for your family to hit the lanes. Plus, there’s even a gaming ar...

Cinema screen at Showcase Cinema

Showcase Cinema de Lux Leicester

  • Leicester
  • Indoor
  • Cinemas and Theatres

Dive into the latest blockbusters at Showcase Cinema de Lux Leicester, where there's an amazing 12 screens showing the biggest and best family-friend...

Kids on Murder Mystery Treasure Tail

Leicester Mystery Treasure Trail

  • Leicester
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

The Leicester Mystery Treasure Trail follows the tale of Richard III and the many mysteries surrounding his legend, so what are you waiting for?  Hoo...

Ruins at Jewry Wall Museum in Leicester

Jewry Wall Museum

  • Leicester
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Jewry Wall Museum is dedicated to the archaeology of Leicester's past and offers a great opportunity to discover the stories of different residents o...

Overview of Boost Trampoline Parks trampolines, battle beam and foam pits in Leicester

Boost Trampoline Parks Leicester

  • Leicester
  • Indoor
  • Trampoline Parks

Give your family a boost at Boost Trampoline Parks, Leicester. Let your kids release their energy at a trampoline park overflowing with fun activitie...

Cafe area at Megazone Leicester

Megazone Leicester

  • Leicester
  • Indoor
  • Laser Tag

Megazone Leicester offers an atmospheric laser tag arena for some immersive zero contact war play, including dry ice, intense music and other cool ef...

Victoria Park Leicester

Victoria Park Leicester

  • Leicester
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Victoria Park is one of the most beautiful open spaces for families to visit in Leicester. The park is well-maintained, with a number of play areas t...

High rope course at Go Kids Go in Dublin

Go Kids Go

  • Leicester
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Go Kids Go is an indoor play and party centre at the heart of Leicester. Their aim is to provide safe and friendly fun for families. There’s loads to...

ODEON Cinema room

ODEON Leicester

  • Leicester
  • Indoor
  • Cinemas and Theatres

Days out don’t get much more classic than a trip to the pictures. See the latest blockbusters and animated adventures at ODEON Leicester. With 12 scr...

Walking path at Abbey Park Leicester

Abbey Park Leicester5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(2)

  • Leicester
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

The River Soar divides this beautiful park into two distinct areas: to the east of the river lies the highly decorative Victorian part of the park wi...

Boy playing laser tag at Laserforce Leicester

Laserforce Leicester

  • Leicester
  • Indoor
  • Laser Tag

Laserforce is a thrilling, super modern live fantasy game allowing players to be the space hero that they have always wanted to be! or the villain, o...

Inside view of Ape Index in Leicester

Ape Index

  • Leicester
  • Indoor
  • Climbing

Craving a good challenge? Keep yourself healthy and active at Ape Index gym in Leicester. Bear in mind, this is no ordinary gym! At Ape Index you’ll...

Dad and daughter looking into telescope at National Space Centre in Leicester

National Space Centre

  • Leicester
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

If any member of your family has ever dreamt of becoming an astronaut then they’re going to love the National Space Centre! Get ready for lift off as...

Indoor soft play frame at Fun Valley in Leicester

Fun Valley

  • Leicester
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

If the children have you climbing the walls it’s time to turn things around with a trip to Fun Valley. This giant play area spans over three floors a...

Donkeys at Gorse Hill City Farm in Leicester

Gorse Hill City Farm

  • Leicester
  • Outdoor
  • Children's Farms

Just outside of Leicester City Centre at the heart of the community is Gorse Hill City Farm. This working farm is a registered charity that looks aft...

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