Charnwood Museum

Charnwood Museum

Located in nearby Loughborough is the Charnwood Museum: this hidden gem is well worth a family visit – especially during the summer holidays, when there are activities a-plenty to keep young minds entertained!

Standing in the beautiful Victorian surroundings of Queen’s Park, this museum - which is free to enter - has both temporary and permanent exhibitions, as well as a host of special activities. Our summer favourite is temporary exhibition ‘Well-Loved Tales: Stories from a Ladybird Childhood’, which is open until 27th August. This charming exhibition draws from fifteen evocative, much-loved titles, including Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, The Elves and the Shoemaker and Jack and the Beanstalk: reencounter the tales of your childhood like never before!

There are a host of other special summer events, too at Charnwood Museum in Loughborough: make your own parrot at ‘Parrots for Pirates!’ (22nd August); play long-forgotten games from all across the world and throughout time on ‘Games Day’ (16th August); or don your eye-patch and brave ‘X Marks the Spot’, the pirate-themed gallery game (until 1st September). There are also regular children’s activities, such as ‘Tiny Tuesdays’, ‘Wednesday Wotsits’, and permanent feature ‘Changing Room’ - a dedicated space for under-fives with dressing up, games and quizzes. Why not pop into the delicious Queen’s Park Cafe before you leave, too, for a tasty snack or beverage?

Located an easy 35-minute drive from us at the Holiday Inn Leicester Wigston, the Charnwood Museum offers a wonderful family day out, particularly if the weather is less than favourable.

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