Museums and Galleries
National Space Centre: Have a day that’s “out of this world” at the National Space Centre that can be found at Exploration Dr, Leicester LE4 5NS, UK. The centre offers space themed educational and fun experience for children and adults alike. 2017 sees a new ‘Journey to the surface of Venus’ immersive experience too.
Abbey Pumping Station: Is ‘Leicester’ at its heart, it is a fantastic collection of industrial, technological and scientific exhibits that are well worth a visit. You can find Abbey Pumping Station at Corporation Rd, Leicester LE4 5PX, UK.
New Walk Museum and Art Gallery: You will find the New Walk Museum and Art Gallery at 53 New Walk, Leicester LE1 7EA, UK, just a hop and a skip from Leicester centre. It is a wonderful family day out offering a wide range of exhibits from a Victorian art gallery to the Exploring Lost Worlds dinosaur gallery, and if you like a lovely piece of architecture then you should also take a look at the stunning new staircase they have had installed.
Charnwood Museum: An excellent little museum with free entry, the Charnwood Museum is set in the grounds of Queens Park and can be found at Granby St, Loughborough LE11 3DU, UK. Its permanent exhibitions offer a wonderful insight into how Charnwood was shaped so if you are interested in the history of the area this is a great place to visit.
Farms, Parks and Gardens
University of Leicester Botanic Garden: Entry to the garden is free (unless it’s a special event), you will find an extensive selection of plants and as the gardens stem from the universities interest in global biodiversity they stem from a huge variety of areas around the world. The water features, sculptures and seating areas provide a beautiful scenic garden for your pleasure and education. You will find the garden’s visitor entrance at Glebe Rd, Oadby, Leicester LE2 2LD, UK.
Abbey Park: A beautiful public park located just about a mile from the centre of Leicester. With the Abbey grounds, the River Soare and a beautiful decorative Victorian park to admire, you won’t regret visiting, you’ll find the park at Abbey Park Rd, Leicester LE4 5AQ, UK.
Gorse Hill City Farm: With play areas, a small animal farm and their wildlife garden and pond, this charity offers educational outdoor fun for all ages 365 days a year. It’s located not far from Leicester city centre at Anstey Ln, Leicester LE4 0FJ, UK.
Paradise Found Educational Farm Park: With excellent facilities and a family ticket (for 2 adults and up to 3 children) available for just £20 this is a great value day out where all the family can interact with a great selection of animals. The farms address is Leicester Road, Sapcote, Leicester LE9 4JF, UK.
Theatre, Cinema and Indoor Leisure
Escape Asylum: Discover this fantastic new escape room trend at Escape Asylum, 11, 14 St Martins, Leicester LE1 5DF, UK. A scary adrenaline filled games day for fun with friends and corporate team bonding alike, will you escape?
Curve Theatre: Not only a stunning piece of Leicester architecture but also an absolutely refreshing take on the art of theatre. This theatre lets you see the whole shebang with no ‘backstage’ or ‘behind the scenes’ areas of traditional theatres it’s a real insight into the world of theatre offering a really unique visitor experience. Find the Curve at 60 Rutland St, Leicester LE1 1SB, UK.
Pheonix Cinema and Arts Centre: If you are looking for an everyday cinema experience the Vue and Cineworld are both good option in Leicester but if you are looking for something a little more Indie then this place is a fantastic place to go. At the Pheonix you will find arthouse and indie cinema, exhibitions and lots more. Their address is 4 Midland St, Leicester LE1 1TG, UK.
Megazone Leicester: For a fun and adrenaline filled indoor trip for family, friends and business, you can’t go far wrong with Lazer Tag. Megazone is based at 23 Gower St, Leicester LE1 3LH, UK and also offers a wide range of games and hosts special comedy events and parties.