Looking for the perfect weekend away? There’s plenty to bring you to Leicestershire this year:
National Space Centre
Boasting six interactive galleries, the UK’s largest planetarium and its iconic forty-two-metre-high Rocket Tower, this is a perfect destination for explorers of all ages: get hands-on with interactive exhibits – drive a Martian rover on Mars or have a bath on Saturn; discover genuine moon rock; brave the 3D space flight simulator; and learn the answer to the Centre’s most asked question – how do you go to the toilet in space?
One of the nation’s top attractions, the award-winning National Space Centre is a truly out-of-this-world experience, and is only a few miles from us at the Holiday Inn Leicester Wigston.
Richard III Visitor Centre
In August 2012, the long-lost remains of King Richard III – the last Plantagenet King of England – were discovered in a car park in Leicester. Now, overlooking the very car park where the skeleton was discovered, the 150-year-old building has been transformed into a state-of-the-art visitor centre.
Become a detective as you travel back five centuries into the heart of the War of the Roses, into the chaos of murder, mystery and mayhem, and uncover the fascinating story of the king’s life and death.
Take a crisp country walk in this stunning 830-acre park. First enclosed as a deer park more than 800 years ago, its rugged landscape, breath-taking views and centuries-old oak trees attract thousands of visitors every year.
Whether you’re after a gentle (and fully accessible) family stroll, or a more challenging climb, Bradgate Park has plenty to offer: amble along Little Matlock; enjoy a picnic by Leicestershire’s shortest river, the River Tin; or wind your way up 18th-century folly Old John to the park’s highest point.
All of these attractions are easily accessible from us at the Holiday Inn Leicester Wigston: located just a few minutes from both the M1 motorway and Leicester Railway Station, staying with us leaves you perfectly placed to enjoy everything Leicestershire has to offer. What’s more, with a Bella Italia and Starbucks on site, our brand-new fitness suite and trendy bar, you’ll find yourself in a delightful home from home!
Book a night stay at Holiday Inn Leicester Wigston and take advantage of these incredible events in the city.