The historic county of Leicestershire is situated in the heart of England in the East Midlands, bordering Derbyshire, Staffordshire, Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire, Rutland, Northamptonshire and Warwickshire. With an estimated population of 650,500, it’s home to famous battlefields, flooded quarries and local reservoirs, Stilton and Red Leicester cheese and the golden mile of curry houses.
There are loads of family-friendly things to do in Leicestershire. From historic houses and buildings to gardens and parks, there are plenty of places to explore in Leicestershire, including the National Trust properties Stoneywell and Staunton Harold Church. The annual two-day Leicestershire County Show celebrates rural life and has a wide variety of family entertainment with livestock, equine classes and a classic car and tractor rally. The county is also known for the notorious 15th-century ruler King Richard III who fought in the Bosworth Fields Battle. It was here that Richard III became the last English king to die in battle. His body, which was famously found beneath a council car park, has been reburied at Leicester Cathedral. There is also an abundance of walks in Leicestershire. From the King Richard III walking trail in Leicester to old hill forts and medieval castles, there is so much history and beauty to discover in the county. Complete with medieval guildhalls and copious places to eat, you'll never be stuck for things to do on a day out in Leicestershire.