Top 10 things to do this Easter in Leicester

Thursday, 12 March 2015
Leicester is a lovely area with so much to see and do there, with Easter upcoming there are plenty of things in which you can do in Leicester. Below I've put a list together of 10 things which you could do, some Easter fun focused others just general suggestions. I've also included some information on where you could stay if coming from afar to visit.

Easter at Calke Abbey.
Easter time is a lovely time to consider visiting Calke Abbey, lambing is in full swing this is taking place 21, 22, 28 & 29 March 10am - 5pm. You may have the opportuntity to see a lamb being born or see the young lambs in the Kitchen Gardens. There is also a easter egg trail for children, which leads to an Easter prize, sponsored by Cadbury's. This is £3.50 per child and a garden ticket is required. This is taking place 3, 4, 5 April 11am - 3.30pm. 

Bosworth Battlefield.
This is more of a general day out, the battlefield heritage centre tells the dramatic story of the Battle of Bosworth which is a major turning point in English History. There are many interactive dispays which you can take part in and fun for all the family. It's open 10.00am - 4.00pm daily. 

Brocks Hill Easter Craft Extravaganza.
The country park has lots too offer and an enjoyable day out is planned for Saturday April 4th beginning at 10.30am and closing at 3.00pm. There is free entry and free parking. Locally produced products both food and crafts will be available to purchase on the day as well as plenty of crafts for you to try out. There will also be a range of childrens craft activities. 

Great Central Railway Easter Events.
31st March, 1st, 2nd, 7th, 8th and 9th April you can meet the Easter Bunny & Bugsy Bunny on the Great Central Railway where there is lots of fun to be had for the whole family. 

Easter Bonnet Competition at Leicester Market.
Children can visit Leicester market on Saturday 4th April for the Easter bonnet parade where they can display their bonnets and be in with the chance of winning a prize. There are many activities going on across the line for everyone to enjoy. 
Throughout Easter weekend Friday 3rd to Monday 6th April there is the Easter vintage festival. There will be vintage fairground rides, stalls, live music and a real ale tent as well as steam train rides and classic vehicles. 

Grossology Easter at National Space Centre.
During the Easter school holiday this event will be taking place at the Space Centre, from 28th March - 19th April 10.00am - 5.00pm. They will be talking about and answering questions to many 'bodily functions' which of course children love.  There is also a session on how astronauts keep clean in space and you can make your own 'Snot in a Pot'. 

Easter Trail at Gorse Hill City Farm.
From 3rd - 6th April 11.00am until 3.00pm you can follow the clues on the Easter Trail and be entered into a prize draw to win an animal adoption package. This is a lovely place to visit for a short day out, showing the children around the animals within the farm. 

De Montford Hall.
This again is somewhere which is open for various activities throughout the year, but during your stay you could possibly watch a performance at Leicester's largest entertainment venue. Theres been live acts taking place since 1913. There are many upcoming shows which would be of interest to different ranges. 

King Richard III Visitor Centre.
This is related to a visit to Bosworth Battlefield so could possibly be linked, perfect for anybody interested in history. The visitor centre has been created around the spot in which King Richard III's remains were buried for over 500 years. There is a range of technology to help tell the story and help visitors discover the fascinating story. 

Leicester Tigers Match.
Well this is just before Easter but still, you could always visit a Leiceter Tigers Rugby match. There is one taking place against Exeter Chiefs on Saturday 28th March with KO at 3.00pm. 

Now if you would be looking for somewhere to stay to enjoy all that is happening this Easter in Leicester or anytime (hotel is always open) then there is a local Holiday Inn. There hotels are lovely, this one has been recently refurbished and situated in the centre for easy access around. It's local to East Midlands Airport so you could always fly here.

This post is in collaboration with Holiday Inn.   

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