There’s not only something to suit every visitor in Leicestershire, but also a day out to suit any weather. Effortlessly inspiring, the region’s home to everything from a history that’s seen it hit the worldwide news in recent years to family attractions that’ll have the kids captivated.
Now, everyone’s heard of Leicester, but don’t miss a visit to one of the nostalgic market towns that may not be famed but offer an experience of the region’s rural side. Take the delightfully named Melton Mowbray for example, every inch the quaint English market town, it’s a great day out for the foodies thanks to the local produce that’s gained it a reputation throughout the region. If you time your Leicestershire holiday for the start of October you’ll be able to go along to the Melton Mowbray Food Festival and experience one of the country’s biggest regional festivals for yourselves.
In the cultural city of Leicester you’ll find everything you need for the perfect city escape, from award-winning restaurants to days out for all ages. The King Richard III Visitor Centre tells the story that’s gripped the world since the king’s remains were discovered, and the King Richard III Walking Trail not only highlights the sites that linked the king to Leicester, but it’s also a great way to see more of the city.
If you get a wet day during your stay, gather the kids and take them on a journey to outer space…well to the National Space Centre anyway. This indoor attraction’s home to the largest domes planetarium in the UK, as well as space suits, rockets and all kinds of space-related memorabilia that’s bound to inspire your own budding astronauts. For those days when you feel like taking the scenery in in style, hop aboard the Great Central Railway in Loughbourough. Trains run all year round, and it’s great fun to chug your way through the countryside aboard a steam train.