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City break in Leicester. Active leisure ideas for Leicester - attractions, recreation and nightlife

After exploring historical sites and visiting various cultural institutions, guests of the city are definitely recommended to go to one of the entertainment centers. Phoenix Square cinema remains one of the most favorite holiday destinations among city dwellers and visitors. Next to the theater several popular restaurants and bars are located; they serve visitors till late at night. Fans of horse riding would have a pleasant surprise, as the Leicester Racecourse Center offers daily horse-riding trips and excursions to the most beautiful places. Just a couple of lessons are enough for beginners to learn how to stay in the saddle and to go on a fascinating trip.
The first settlement on the site of the modern city emerged during the reign of the Roman Empire. Leicester is one of the oldest cities in the country. In the center of the city there is the … Open
The vast and beautifully designed Bird on the Hand Falconry Experiences Park attracts travelers seeking a relaxing break from the bustle of the busy city. The name of the nature reserve was not by chance, as bird are its main inhabitants. They aren’t afraid of people and carelessly flutter beside; this amazing fabulous place will be interesting for the whole family.
Among families with children Go Kids Go play area is popular; it is located near the center of the city. It is a large sports and entertainment complex aimed to kids of young and middle age. At the site there are slides, sports complexes, fun rides and a large seating area with benches. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
1. Travelers coming to Leicester for the first time are sure to visit the tourist center, which is located on the Every Street. Here you can take a city guide, a detailed map and leaflets … Open
Leicester will please fans of contemporary music and dance, as its colorful nightclubs and discos are countless. Within a short walk from the city center is The Club House; in a few years this stylish establishment has managed to gather many fans. The club often hosts performances by popular bands and DJs; an interesting entertainment program and colorful parties are organized for guests. Like any respectable club, The Club House hosts a great bar, where every visitor would be able to choose an exotic cocktail.
De Montfort Hall The largest shopping center of the city is Highcross; there are more than a hundred different trade stands in it. The Lanes area is famous for its high-end shops and boutiques. Beaumont Leys situated in the heart of the city remains the most popular market. Large selection of fresh food, interesting souvenirs and gifts is also represented at the Indoor Market and Leicester Market.
Absolutely everyone will find a suitable place to do shopping in Leicester. A huge selection of clothing and accessories is offered to customers by Highcross Shopping Centre Leicester. It … Open
Have a great time with the whole family at Wistow Maze where visitors will be thrilled by an interesting maze from which they need to find a way out. Tourists also like the very atmosphere of the maze, as well as picturesqueness of the area. In the city, you can find many interesting workshops where visitors are happy to learn something new: those wishing to learn to choose the right gin, the most popular drink in the UK, must visit 45 Gin School, and those who want to get creative should not miss Lollipops Pottery Painting Studio or Crafty Sew & So. Locals are very fond of everything Indian, including cuisine. It is for that reason that the Indian Spice School is based here in the city. Here, everyone can learn a lot of interesting things about Indian food.
St Nicholas and Jewry Wall Those who wish to spend time actively would be very excited about visiting the Leicestershire Aero Club. Here you can get to the front seat of an airplane and a helicopter and learn how to fly the aircraft from a professional pilot. Such a head-spinning pastime will certainly bring a pleasant experience to any tourist. Paintball and laser tag are very popular here, and the best games of this kind can be played in Paintballing SAS 22, so fans of active pastime should never go past the club. Nor should they ignore Social Climbing Center, which is preferred by rock-climbing enthusiasts or those who want to learn basics.
Leicester is a city in England that is also the administrative center of Leicestershire. The city was founded approximately two thousands of years ago on the former Celtic settlement. At … Open
For those who want to have a good time playing golf, there are three centers that are considered to be the best in the city and its surroundings: so, travelers can choose from such clubs as Birstall, Blaby or Humberstone Heights. Those vacationing with children are expected to visit mini-golf courses, namely, such a golf club as Adventure Golf. Those wishing to hit some pins will certainly appreciate a pastime in the center called Hollywood Bowl, where, among other things, visitors have the opportunity to play gaming machines. Besides, many tourists note the excellent design of the club, due to which spending time here is always a pleasure.
Engineering Building, Leicester University A great idea would be to visit Manor Farm Riding School where you can learn to ride a graceful horse amidst the picturesque nature. After visiting the riding school, many tourists prefer to spend time on Gorse Hill City Farm where they have a great opportunity to enjoy the pastoral atmosphere and see domestic animals such as cows, sheep, horses, goats, rabbits. Needless to say, the smallest travelers are especially delighted with visiting the farm. Taking into account that all the animals can be fed and stroked, it becomes clear that this place is definitely suitable for family pastime. Just like Thurlaston Airgun & Archery Center where you can practice archery in the pastoral atmosphere.
The town of Leicester located in the heart of the United Kingdom can be a good option for a family holiday. Here you can find entertainment to suit every taste - kids should be brought to … Open
Sutton Circuit is a great place for those who want to try karting, and Leicester Outdoor Pursuits Centre would be a gift for those who want to overcome rope obstacle courses, try bungee jumping, as well as go climbing. A popular type of outdoor recreation in Leicester is boating, most equipment rental points are based in Bede Park. You can also experience kayaking while in the city so you should not pass by clubs offering this kind of opportunity. After an active pastime, many travelers prefer to relax in the spa to wash off their pleasant tiredness and gain strengths to go ahead with activities. Well, the most wonderful place for that is The Bannatyne Spa.
Leicester square Another Leicester's activity enjoying great popularity among both locals and tourists is escape room quests. Among the clubs offering 60 minutes to find a way out of the room, it is worth highlighting the three best ones: Escape Asylum, Escape Reality, and Clue HQ. As for the first center, here you can find mystical rooms remarkable for the plot. Escape Reality invites to plunge into the atmosphere of the jungle, try to rob a bank or break a code. In the last escape center - Clue HQ - you can find mostly sci-fi-themed rooms (there are only six of them, so visitors won't have problems with choosing a room to their liking).
One of the best restaurants specializing in British cuisine is considered The Boot Room. Its room decorated in a contemporary style and helpful attitude of the staff will be a great … Open
In addition to the above, Leicester has plenty of clubs and bars where you can spend time after dusk. For example, those who wish to dance will be pleased by The Stage Club, fans of colorful shows and spectacular musical performances should head to Jukebox bar, and if you want to try your luck at night, it would be worthwhile to mention such facilities as Mecca Bingo (where slot machines and bingo are available for visitors), as well as Grosvenor Casino (where tourists can play roulette). As for lovers of excellent cocktails, it is worth noting several bars where the best drinks are served: Bossa Bar, 45 West Bottle Shop & Bar, and 1901 - The Turkey Cafe. Beer lovers would be happy to visit The Blue Boar or BrewDog, and those who appreciate a spacious atmosphere above all shouldn't ignore The Old Horse and The Barley Mow bars.
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Map of all parks
National and city parks around Leicester
♥   Park 'Queen Elizabeth II' , 143.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all pret-parks
Amusement parks near Leicester
♥   Amusement park 'Twinlakes Theme Park' , 25 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Amusement park 'Drayton Manor' , 39.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Amusement park 'Wicksteed Park' , 39.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Amusement park 'Gulliver’s Kingdom' , 61.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Amusement park 'Alton Towers Resort' , 64.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all aquaparks
Water attractions around Leicester
♥   Water park 'Alton Towers Waterpark' Staffordshire, 64.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Water park 'Water World' Stoke-on-Trent, 83.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Water park 'Calypso Cove at the Barnsley Metrodome' Barnsley, South Yorkshire, 104.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all Michelin restaurants
Michelin-starred restaurants in Leicester
♥   Restaurant 'Blacksmiths Arms' Loughborough. Type - Traditional cuisine. 13.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Boboli' Kibworth Harcourt. Type - Italian. 13.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Lighthouse' Leicester. Type - Seafood. 14.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'The Joiners' Bruntingthorpe. Type - Traditional British. 14.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant '34 Windsor St' Hinckley. Type - Modern cuisine. 18.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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City break ideas for neighbours of Leicester

Guide to your best city break in Leicester - popular places for recreation and leisure. Things to do during the day in Leicester - attractions, parks, beaches, aquaparks, racing tracks, biking trails or waterski. Recommendations (with addresses, phone numbers and links) where to spend your time in the evening (bars, discos, clubs, etc.). We share some good ideas and the question 'What to do in Leicester?' disappears immediately.
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