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16 fun things to do in Leicester

Leicester is the 10th largest city in England and with that comes a city bustling with exciting things to do and brilliant, friendly people. The city is very multicultural and this has led to Leicester being a hub of culture, food, religion and entrepreneurs in the midlands.

When in Leicester you have to try as many local restaurants as you can as the fusion of tastes of something different to anywhere else. There is also lots of fun activities to do due to it being a big student city with multiple universities and colleges. This also means there is great pubs all around town for you to discover.

PARKS AND MUSEUMS

Leicester also has stunning parks so if the weather is good then it is strongly recommended you check them out. Abbey Park has some lovely wildlife and Victoria Park has a great view of Leicester University which has some of the most famous buildings and architecture in the city. You can find some unique and brilliant musuems and art exhibits too, such as the Immersive Van Gogh Experience and The Newarke Houses Museum and of course the King Richard the Third visitor centre!

SPORTS AND ACTIVITIES

The city loves its sport so don’t miss out on seeing the Leicester City Football Stadium and the Leicester Tigers rugby stadium, Welford Road, which are hives of activity throughout the season and bring even more life to the city! Looking for something a little more  active in Leicester? Then enjoy activities such as the bouncy Trampoline Park or take to the waters and have a fun day of Kayaking down the River Soar to the pub! There’s plenty more on offer so check out the page below to see if anything catches your eye.

Things to do in Leicester

Head to Boost Trampoline parks and enjoy the fantastic chose of activities for the whole family. With over 50 trampolines, 2 dodgeball courts, battle beams, wipe out zones, and much much more. This indoor activity centre and enjoy the many events like …

Discover over 120 shops and restaurants in this massive Leicester shopping centre. You will have many different options to chose from when you visit for everything you need in one place. Shop and dine in this friendly environment where you can find …

Calling all water sports fans, down in Leicestershire you can spend the day kayaking around the rivers and canals and even paddle to the pub! Explore this beautiful area in style and reward yourself with a couple of drinks at the end. …

Looking for an intergalactic day out how about a trip to the award-winning National Space Centre in Leicester? It’s a truly out of this world experience with six interactive galleries on display, the UK’s largest planetarium, and the iconic 42m high Rocket …

If you’ve had a tough week then why not treat yourself to some self love and relaxation in the Bannatyne Spa in Leicester. With lots of classic spa treatments we are sure you’ll be able to find exactly what you want and …

Enjoy the fresh air outdoors and have a picnic in Newarke Houses Gardens. You will be able to relax and view a huge variety of plants and flowers in this amazing peaceful place. Children will have an amazing time in the toy …

These beautiful botanical gardens are focused on biodiversity and protecting species from all around the world. Because of it being run by the university there is a large focus on scientific research and education so it a great place to see and …