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7 Top Dog Friendly Leicestershire Attractions & Days Out

The Best Places To Take Dogs in Leicestershire

Leicestershire is a great holiday location set in the heart of England, it means you are close to other great major cities if you want to go further afield. There is also a variety of dog friendly days out in Leicestershire for your canine companion.

With historic Castles, the National Space Centre and other great dog friendly attractions in Leicestershire, it’s no wonder so many families flock to this major city with there canines.

You can find a terrific range of accommodation near the city to suit your needs whilst enjoying the the bars, restaurants and pubs on your doorstep.

Activities & Things to Do

Find below 7 of the best days out in Leicestershire for dogs

1. National Space Centre

The UK’s largest planetarium is located at the National Space Centre. It consists of over 192 seats, the famous Rocket Tower, 3D simulator and 6 interactive galleries. You can learn about the constellations or journey to the surface of Venus. The younger members of the family will enjoy the real rockets housed in the tower. You can even become a trainee astronaut.

2. Tropical Birdland

Tropical Birdland is home to 250 exotic birds and parrots. A visit to this stunning attraction will be most memorable. It is full of brilliant colours and some amazing bird calls.

Visit the aviaries which house some of the most beautiful birds imaginable. Come face to face with the birds on the Parrot Path. The kids can have fun in the play area while the grown-ups enjoy a meal at the Real Macaw cafe. You don’t have to be a bird lover to appreciate their beauty.

3. Conkers

Conkers is 120 acres of enchanting woodland deep in the National Forest. It is also home to one of the best adventure parks in England.

Try the shelter building challenge. Brave the assault course and why not walk barefoot through the mud? The kiddies can enjoy some fun in the play area and Fairy Labyrinth. There is exciting storytelling in the Storytelling Den. Visit the covered Amphitheatre where you will be thrilled by the Mad Science Show.

4. Market Bosworth

Market Bosworth is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. This is a quaint historic market town. Stay at one of the cottages nearby so you can experience what life is like in a small country town. The massive country park is an awesome place to enjoy a picnic, play with a frisbee and maybe kick a ball, feed the ducks or just relax on a blanket with a good book. Why not hike through the stunning countryside and visit the Battle of Bosworth Heritage Centre. The town is full of restaurants and pubs. You will be able to take your pooch with you as some do allow dogs.

5. Belvoir Castle

Belvoir Castle majestically overlooks the Vale of Belvoir. This Grade l listed castle is situated in northeast Leicestershire and offers visitors of all ages a wealth of activities.
Opulent interiors, which include the Kings Room and Elizabeth Saloon. A collection of art and furniture offers a historic glimpse into the past. There are15,000 acres of grounds for the kids to play. It includes a Japanese Woodland, an adventure playground and tearoom serving delicious cakes.

6. Winlakes Theme Park

Winlakes Theme Park is fun for the whole family. It is located close to Melton Mowbray in Leicestershire. It attracts thousands of visitors every year. It is a great day out with so much to see and do. You can get face to face with some creepy crawlies like lizards, tarantulas, and snakes. Be careful not to get lost in the Mystic Mirror Maze. There are not only creepy critters to get the adrenaline pumping. There are heart pounding rides, water parks, farms, birds of prey, adventure zones and places to eat and drink to satisfy any taste bud.

7. New Walk Museum and Art Gallery

Art lovers must visit the New Walk Museum and Art Gallery. This exquisite museum which originated in 1849. was one of the first public museums in England. There is a fabulous Ancient Egypt gallery where you can see mummies and ancient relics. Toddlers can have some fun in The Den gallery.

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