Our top rainy day activities
As the seasons change the opportunity to discover the best parts of our local area in Leicestershire changes too. You can of course pop on your woolly hat, and waterproofs but if braving the elements isn’t your thing we, as your local experts, have collated some of our favourite indoor rainy day activities and places to visit, whilst staying with us at Mallory Meadows.
We have a wealth of local attractions and activities all within a 30-minute drive. If you can drag yourself away from your cosy cabin, roundhouse and indulgent hot tub, check out our favourite Leicestershire rainy-day activities below:
Head over to Leicester City to learn about King Richard III’s life. Travel back through time uncovering plot lines, family rights, connections, and quarrels. With immersive and interactive displays, it’s sure to awaken your historical interest. The centre is built on the site where the long-lost Kings remains were found in a council car park in 2012. Leicester Cathedral is currently undergoing some internal building work until autumn 2023, but do stop by and take a look if access allows.
This fantastic visitor experience in Hinckley offers an interesting insight into Britain’s most iconic motorcycle manufacturer. It’s super interesting and informative for everyone even if you’re not a motorbike enthusiast. The coffee shop is great, and the factory tours are worth booking in advance too.
Leicester Museum is located on New Walk, a rare example of a Georgian pedestrian promenade, in the city. General entry is free and with a vast array of galleries and temporary exhibitions, it’s a fab visit for all.
‘To infinity and beyond!’ Well, not quite but you’re only a 30-minute drive to finding out more about what’s out there. The National space centre has 6 interactive galleries, the UK’s largest planetarium and a 42m high rocket tower! Booking in advance is advised for this brilliant day out.
Leicester’s industrial museum, located next to the National Space Centre, with free general entry. Find out how the Victorians kept clean water flowing in the city and more. With four restored beam engines and hands in history exhibits in science, transport, industry, health and hygiene, it’s a great place to visit.
If you’re looking for cool indoor fun head over to Lane7! With bowling, crazy golf, American pool, beer pong, shuffleboard, ping pong and retro arcades it’s the perfect place to escape the wet weather. Their yard has fab independent food vendor trucks for tasty eats, washed down with a great choice of drinks from milkshakes to cocktails.
If arts, crafts and the countryside tick your boxes Squirrel at Wellsborough is a must-visit. They have lots of creative and seasonal workshops (they are super popular so book in advance) on a variety of crafts. They also have a lovely shop, full of locally crafted artwork and gifts, the perfect place to find a holiday memento.
Crazy golf, if you’ve escaped the rain with some retail therapy in the Highcross shopping centre and now you’re looking for some fun, Treetop adventure golf is located under it. With two 18-hole courses to choose from it’s great fun! The stone-baked pizza and drinks are a great way to finish your day.
The Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre has an award-winning exhibition about medieval warfare and how the battle of Bosworth unfolded. Richard III was the last Plantagenet king, upon his death Henry Tudor became king and marked the start of the Tudor Dynasty. If there is a break in the rain (or take a brolly) it’s well worth heading out to see the sundial and King Richards well.
Did any of those take your fancy? Do let us know if you have other great rainy day ideas and recommendations to share.
We hope to see you soon.
Emily-Jane, Chris and Team x