Explore the great places that Leicestershire has to offer, from beautiful rural countryside, charming Market Towns and the bustling city of Leicester.
You will receive a link to our digital guide before you stay with us, and is tailored to your accommodation. This includes specific information about your cabin or roundhouse, local shops, links to activities, restaurants, takeaways, local walks and a lot more.
We regularly post about places we have been to, please keep take a look at our news page, chatter from the meadows.
Suggested Days Out
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Has a circular walk of around 2.5 miles, fishermen take out boats, the village has a couple of pubs.
Bosworth Battlefield is a recommended historical trip, the visitors centre is very informative and the locality is a nice walk.
This ancient parkland has lots of geological interest, a herd of red and fallow deer, and was the home of Lady Jane Grey, Queen of England for 9 days back in the Tudor times. There is a coffee shop and a visitor’s center in the park, and restaurants in Newtown Linford that are highly regarded in the area.
You can also take in the Sutton Cheney Wharf and with its canal boats and coffee shop
There is a steam train that runs at weekends and certain days through the year called the Battle Field Line
Historic Market Bosworth holds a market every Wednesday, with the Farmers’ Market occurring on the fourth Sunday of every month.
At the farmers’ market in particular you can expect an excellent range of food and drink, including locally produced meat, fruit and vegetables. full details can be found here Market Bosworth Market Details
These are beautiful in the Bluebell season and a very popular walk for us
as a family. https://www.bradgatepark.org
This is a reclaimed coal mine that is part of the national forest and has been planted with trees and wildlife encouraged, nice gravel paths make for fairly clean walking. https://www.nationalforest.org/visit
Dobbies Garden Center (on the A447 nr to Stapleton)
Has a stylish farm shop and several outlet units. A nice restaurant and coffee shop also. Ashby Road, Stapleton, Leicester LE9 8JE
The city has many shops and a nice cosmopolitan feel, highlights are the Cathedral, with the newly placed tomb of Richard the Third, the Richard the Third visitors centre and the New Walk Museum. The Highcross Shopping Centre has a big John Lewis, cinema and many other outlets. The National Space Centre is just outside the city centre it is a superb visitor attraction. The perfect rainy day trip. https://spacecentre.co.uk/
Fosse Park Retail Park
This large out of town retail park, boasting a flagship Next and Marks &
Spencer stores and large food court and lots of free parking.
Nestled on the northern outskirts of Desford Village in Leicestershire. Tropical Birdland is a 6.5-acre sanctuary for parrots and exotic birds. Housing over 250 feathery residents, every square inch has been devoted to giving a home to some of the most alluring and captivating species from around the world.
Triumph Factory Experience
This is an engaging immersive visitor experience; a story that unfolds through nine themed areas, each reflecting the passion shared by motorcycle riders all over the world. It has a lovely coffee shop and best of all the experience is free to visit! Factory Tours are best booked well in advance.
We have a fabulous micro market with a sustainable theme which takes place on the first Sunday of each month at the village schoolroom. details of the traders can be found on their facebook page.
There are many great places to eat in Leicestershire. These are some of our favourites, and many more are listed in our digital guide, social media and local tourist information.
- The Windmill at Brascote (click here to view our walk there)
- Hercules Revived
- Mallories (walking distance)
- Fourwards Restaurant
- Pesto at the White Horse
- The Lancaster Arms
We often publish our personal reviews and recommendations on our News page.