Things To Do In Leicester

King Richard III Visitor Centre

Less than 2 years have actually passed since Leicester City Council bought a traditional structure with the aim of creating a centre that would inform the story of the exceptional search for– and at that point unconfirmed discovery of– King Richard III

The unbelievable improvement of the former Alderman Newton’s School, situated right beside the spot where the king’s remains were found, is now complete and the King Richard III Visitor Centre opened its doors to the general public on 26 July.

The previous school– a stunning Victorian Gothic revival structure built partially on the website of the previous Grey Friars Church and in the heart of Leicester’s Old Town– had stood empty given that 2008 when its last residents, Leicester Grammar School, vacated.

Gorse Hill City Farm

Positioned on a 20 acre site on the outskirts of Leicester City Centre we are a registered charity, a working farm and neighborhood centre committed to the welfare of our animals and to providing an enjoyable and academic experience for all.

We offer the chance to see uncommon and native breeds of animals that you might not be able to see elsewhere. Our experience is totally interactive and immersive, meaning that our guests can really get a feel of exactly what it implies to be a part of a working farm. Everyone who checks us out has the opportunity to feed our animals, we offer our special animal feed for simply 50p per bag. This indicates you can get very near to our really friendly animals.

University of Leicester Botanic Garden

The University of Leicester is dedicated to equivalent access to our centers. DisabledGo has an in-depth availability guide for the Botanic Garden.

For details of upcoming occasions please see our attractions calendar on our site.

Abbey Park

Abbey Park is Leicester’s premier park and lies approximately one mile north of the city centre.

On the western side of the river are the fascinating Abbey Grounds with the remains of the twelfth century Leicester Abbey, and the ruins of Cavendish House, a seventeenth century mansion.

To the east of the river lies the highly decorative Victorian part of the park with its evergreen busheses, trees, boating lake, miniature railway, and officially planted flower screens.

The popular and well established pets corner on the western side of the park is totally free to get in and has a selection of birds and animals.

Escape Reality

Welcome to Escape Reality, if you are looking for a brand-new and amazing activity that you will not forget, then you have come to the ideal location. To be the hero of your alternative world, you must prepare to leave behind the world you once understood, and start your new adventure. It’s time to immerse yourselves in the supreme race against time inside one of our 6 escape spaces in Leicester.

Assemble your team of between 2 to 6 players and pick your mind-stimulating experience. You could discover yourselves embroiled in an extreme bank break-in mission in Bank Job, or attempting an illegal jail escape in Alcatraz.

National Space Centre

The National Space Centre is establishing a brand new ticketing hall and welcome gallery. From 06 April to mid-July our main entryway will go through some structure work. Throughout this period there will be an alternative entryway and our Tranquillity Base and 3D SIM flight will be closed. For additional information and to follow our change, visit our facebook page.

Aylestone Meadows Local Nature Reserve

Aylestone Meadows is the home of a great variety of wildlife. Long Horn cattle graze on throughout the summertime, reinforcing this sensation of a long lost rural idyll.

Aylestone Meadows is our largest local nature reserve, and its natural environments support an abundant variety of plant and animal life. Limited plants such as slim spike rush, tubular water dropwort, marsh arrow yard, ragged robin and lady’s smock all function on the site. Animal such as Otters, swans and badgers make their house here.

Visit Leicester

CHECK OUT LEICESTER invites you to discover the excellent variety of things to see and do in Leicester and Leicestershire. As the city and county’s main tourism website, we manage and offer comprehensive, high quality information on the many tourism related product or services in the city and county so that visitors understand everything about us as a location.

We want to make our place your location.
Our goal is to deliver motivating and informative material that drives visitation and favorably impacts our economy. Our company believe this effort likewise enhances the quality of life and sense of pride for homeowners.

Brocks Hill Visitor Centre

Welcome to Brocks HillBrocks Hill Country Park and Centre

Brocks Hill supplies a dynamic and accessible centre set within a nation park of 30 hectares (67 acres). Blended wildlife habitats consist of woodlands, meadows, ponds and a community orchard, all set out with wheelchair and pram-friendly paths.

The site has actually received a recognized Green Flag award and Natural England Country Parks Accreditation Standard. It is supported by a dedicated team, helping visitors check out the natural surroundings and take part in routine activities and occasions for all ages.

The Guildhall

The Guildhall has actually been at the heart of Leicester for more than 600 years. To help mark the re-interment of King Richard III, we are releasing new irreversible display screens which celebrate the abundant heritage of the building and encourage visitors of all ages to check out life in Leicester in the middle ages.

Through objects, activities and digital technology, walk the streets of Medieval Leicester and uncover a world both familiar and very various to our own.

Abbey Pumping Station Museum

Abbey Pumping Station is Leicester’s Museum of Science and Technology, showing Leicester’s industrial, technological and scientific heritage. Situated adjacent to the National Space Center, the two destinations tell the story of over 200 years of science and innovation from the early days of steam and industry, to the area expedition of today.

Museum is open 11.00 am – 4.30 pm daily from February to October, except for unique event days when opening times might vary. See Events for opening times on unique event days. During November to January the museum is open for unique events.

Curve Theatre

Celebrating its 10th birthday this year, Curve is an incredible advanced theatre based in the heart of Leicester’s dynamic Cultural Quarter.

Nearly one million individuals a year engage with Curve through efficiencies and tasks at our home in Leicester, throughout the UK and globally. Under the management of Chief Executive Chris Stafford and Artistic Director Nikolai Foster, Curve has established a track record for producing, programming and touring a vibrant and varied program of musicals, plays, new work, dance and opera. All of this exists together with a vibrant mix of community engagement, artist development and learning programs, which firmly places audiences, artists and communities at the heart of everything we do.

Go Kids Go

Go Kids Go is the Leicester’s the majority of amazing indoor play and celebration centre. We intend to offer safe and enjoyable family home entertainment. We have a variety of interactive video games and activities such as Lazer arena, Rope-a-phobia, Climbing trees, bouncing castle, 3 tier play frame, sega games and a lot more. Please visit Go Kids Go where family fun never ever stops!

Victoria Park

Victoria Park was the city’s race course up until 1883, the park now has actually attentively laid out pathways shaded by avenues of trees dividing its 69 acres of open parkland.

There are two war memorials on the park, the most noteworthy of which is the splendid memorial arch (Cenotaph) developed to honor the dead of the First World War. A small Rock Memorial situated close to the pavilion honors the American 82nd Airbourne division who were based in Leicester prior to the D Day landings in 1944.

Jewry Wall Museum

About Jewry Wall Museum

Matching our Roman archaeology collections, there are remarkable artefacts from other ages. From ancient stone tools to striking medieval decorated tiles from Leicester Abbey, there’s something to interest the whole family.

The museum grounds consist of one of Leicester’s most popular landmarks, the Jewry Wall, part of the roman town’s public baths. It is one of the highest surviving pieces of Roman masonry in the nation.

The event of Leicester’s roman history continues inside the museum, with spectacular collections including in-depth mosaics, complex painted wall plaster and a stunning Roman cavalry helmet cheek piece.

Tropical Birdland

By popular demand Tropical birdland chooses to build the new outside Children’s play area, which to this day is showing to be a great success. Other building work that was finished in 2013 consisted of the repair of the ‘Walkthrough Aviary’ doubling it in size.

The Little Theatre

The Little Theatre is a mainly voluntary run organisation and has established itself as house of the Leicester Drama Society (LDS), having actually run for 90 years in the heart of Leicester’s city centre. Proudly boasting patrons such as Sir Anthony Hopkins, Richard Cadell and Sooty, Gervase Phinn and former Honorary Life President the Late Lord Richard Attenborough, (who when trod the boards at The Little Theatre himself!), the society produces twelve main-house reveals each year and a regularly popular pantomime, performed in the 350 seat auditorium to an annual typical 30,000 plus audience members. In addition to Lord Attenborough, Joe Orton was also an alumnus of the Society.

De Montfort Hall

De Montfort Hall is Leicester’s biggest entertainment place and has been serving the city with quality live acts considering that 1913. On our site you can find information on shows, news, booking details and information on the centers here at the hall.

360 Play Leicester

360 Play is a household organisation and was produced by a household. Founder and managing director Duncan Phillips, who also developed Gulliver’s Theme Park group with parks in Milton Keynes, Warrington, and Matlock, wanted to develop something brand-new for families looking for a day out with their children. Someplace to go whatever the weather and not simply another indoor play centre but something where the entire household might enjoy a day out throughout the year and which would aid with children’s general health and advancement.

Megazone Leicester

Megazone Leicester has been providing quality laser tag experiences given that the early 90s. We share workplaces with the UK laser tag business, Zone, and gain from regular repairs, brand-new tourist attractions and well maintained laser tag equipment.

We are the happy sponsors of the LCFC Junior Foxes.

Hollywood Bowl Leicester

At Hollywood Bowl we want bringing friends and families together for inexpensive fun and healthy competitors, offering everyone who visits our centres that feel-good element.

A visit here isn’t just about the brilliant bowling … it’s about delighting in great times together, which’s why we’re happy to offer a lot excellent entertainment under one roofing system– consisting of fantastic food, drink, amusements and pool.

Leicester Cathedral

Leicester Cathedral is at the physical heart of our city and county. Our church, built on the site of a Roman temple and dedicated to St Martin of Tours, has actually been embedded in the public, economic, cultural and spiritual life of this community given that middle ages times. Because 1927, as the seat of the Bishop of Leicester, we now collect individuals together for praise, celebration, lament, dispute and service of the bad and vulnerable. We offer hospitality to the wider church, the communities of faith making up our multicultural society and those who come as visitors to the East Midlands, specifically in search of the story of King Richard III.

Meridian Leisure Park

Welcome to The Meridian Leisure Park in Leicester, where the absolute best in movie theater, eating in restaurants and entertainment is at your fingertips.

Woods Coaches


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