Ideas for a sunny day in Leicester
The sun is shining, the weather is sweet, what a gorgeous time of year to get outside and have some fun!
There are absolutely loads of great things to do in and around our county, while topping up your tan and enjoying the sunshine, so if you’re looking for ideas for a sunny day in Leicester, it’s a great place to be! You could try picking up a picnic from a local shop and head over to one of the below destinations!
Just take a look at some of our very favourite outdoor areas to give you some inspiration.
Our list of Outdoor Ideas
- University of Leicester Botanic Garden and Attenborough Arboretum – focusing on global biodiversity, this is an opportunity to learn about the wide range of plants that grow in their collections from around the world.
- Bradgate Park – so many different reasons to visit here, from exercise, to taking in the wonderful views, spotting the diverse range of wildlife or clambering over Old John. It’s easy to see why Bradgate Park is so popular with people from all over Leicestershire and beyond.
- Victoria Park – recently the venue for the Foxes celebrations when Leicester City won the football premiership, Victoria Park is near to the city centre and makes a perfect spot for a picnic.
- Abbey Park – another city centre park, but once you’re in there, you could believe you were in the countryside. Here you can take a walk by the river, stroll through the grounds, enjoy a bite in the café or take the kids for a play on the park.
- Town Hall Square – Take a picnic and relax in the conservation area in the centre of town, next to outdoor fountains and grade 2 listed buildings
- Western Park – the city’s largest park, again only a stone’s throw from the centre. A great place to enjoy a stroll through the meadows or woodland. Take a picnic with the kids and have a kick about on the grass or a stint in the play area.
- Wistow Maze – real must-see if you’re out and about in Leicestershire. This year, to mark the centenary of Roald Dahl’s birth it has been designed in the shape of the BFG. As well as winding your way through the maze, you can also take part in a quiz trail and enjoy the play areas.
- Belvoir Castle – a stunning stately home in Leicestershire, this is the ancestral home of the Dukes of Rutland, which includes a beautiful house and sprawling gardens to explore.
- Gorse Hill City Farm – situated on a 20 acre site on the outskirts of Leicester city centre this is a city farm and community project dedicated to the welfare of animals while providing a fun and educational experience.
- Foxton Locks – a fabulous family day out which gives the opportunity to wander up and down viewing the grade II listed locks on the Grand Union Canal, while you take in the delightful waterways and all of the vessels which use it.
- Watermead Country Park – a network of artificial lakes, woodland and nature reserves in the valley of the River Soar and Grand Union Canal. A haven for wetland wildlife and gorgeous views, as well as being the perfect place to picnic.
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As you can see, Leicestershire has some excellent outdoor places to visit and enjoy, whether it’s a picnic, spot of exercise, or the beauty of nature that you want to enjoy. The outdoor spaces are just one of the great things about our city which is rich in culture and heritage.
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