Suggested Days Out
Has a circular walk of around 2.5 miles, fishermen take out boats, the village has a couple of pubs with The Reservoir being the one that we have visited several times.
Regular training sessions for experienced triathletes and beginners alike. Very local to Mallory Meadows and thoroughly recommended for a traffic free bike ride during your stay. If attending a race event and looking for local accommodation, please get in touch for preferential rates.
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.
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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
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.
Leicestershire Handmade Cheese Company
Located in Upton, this is the best cheese mongers in the area, on the farm where the milk is produced, ran by David and Jo Clarke
Open Friday & Saturdays to purchase a Leicestershire speciality, Coffee shop and cheese related goodies to taste. Sparkenhoe Farm, CV13 6JX