Spring is my favourite time of the year, seeing the Bluebells and snowdrops appear, and the trees turning green is a beautiful indication that warmer longer days are on their way. With so many places to visit and explore and things to see and do in Leicestershire here are our top things to do this spring.
Get Up Close With Nature.
In the late winter or early spring head out to the countryside and find the snowdrops (we have written a fun facts blog post about them here) The display of these delicate white flowers at Dimminsdale is pretty spectacular and not one to miss if you’re looking for the perfect spring outdoors fix. Or head out to find the bluebells, we have a blog post on them too, our closest and one of the best places to see bluebells in our nook of Leicestershire is at Burroughs Woods, the sea of bluebells is pretty impressive!
Visit Bradgate Park.
Enjoy the picturesque surroundings of Bradgate Park. Known for its open spaces, woodlands, and the historic ruins of Bradgate House. The once-magnificent Tudor mansion was home to the Grey Family and the birthplace of Lady Jane Grey, the tragic ‘Nine Days Queen’. Spring is a lovely time to explore the park with blooming wildflowers flowers and wildlife. The Bradgate Park Trust have various events throughout the year from guided walks, deer feeding and woodland workshops. You could even carve your own Hazel Walking staff on the 24th of March or every Monday you could also turn up to an organised ‘Wellbeing Walk’.
Explore Leicester Botanic Garden.
Located at the University of Leicester about a 30-minute drive away. The botanic garden features a wide range of plants and themed gardens. Spring brings vibrant colours and blossoming flowers, making it an ideal time to visit for a leisurely stroll.
Attend Local Festivals and Events.
Check out our local what’s on event calendars, links can be found in our Digital guide here. With lots of spring festivals, markets, and community events taking place in and around us this is the best place to find the most up-to-date events. Some of the bigger events are :
Shedfest – 4th May 2024 – Mallory Park
Explore the Local Canals.
Leicestershire has a fab network of canals, and walking along the towpaths can be a relaxing way to enjoy the spring weather. Visit Leicester has produced some fantastic guides to help find the best routes. Check out our Canal walks near Market Bosworth and Everards Meadows
Visit the National Space Centre.
Explore the wonders of space at the National Space Centre in Leicester. It’s an educational and entertaining experience suitable for all ages. If you have the time we also recommend a visit to Abbey Pumping Station located just over the car park.
Take a Walk around Kirkby Mallory.
Enjoy the beauty of our village and blow away the cobwebs by taking taking a stroll around Kirkby Mallory. For a small village, we have some rather interesting history and features, you can read more about that here. We have produced a short walking route taking in the best parts, you can find the route here.
Visit Leicester Cathedral.
Take a trip to the recently refurbished Leicester Cathedral, a beautiful and historic building in the city centre. Explore the cathedral and see King Richard III’s Tomb. The King Richard III Visitor Centre is worth a visit too. Finish your day off with a spot of retail therapy or something yummy to eat and drink.
If all these activities have made you want to visit our wonderful county of Leicestershire
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