Out and about

These are locations / attractions which are located within Leicestershire and the surrounding counties. We encourage all families to spend time together and get out and about.

Please note:

  • Not all places have been visited by Uplands Staff.
  • Please check any weblinks for times, prices and other information
  • Please adhere by any Government / venue guidelines and be aware of your surroundings.

This page will be updated as more places are discovered. If there are any places which are not listed, please let me know and I will look into including them.

Special Events (Coming Soon)

Free places to visit

However, depending on venue a suggested donation, car park fees or charge for special events may apply.

  • The Canal and River Trust locations have maps and activities packs which can also be downloaded for free.
  • Go Orienteering – you can find parks with permanent orienteering courses. Some have free maps others have a small fee to download
Type of venueLeicesterLeicestershireNottinghamshire
Parks & Outdoor SpacesAbbey Park,
Botanical Gardens,
Bradgate Park,
Braunstone Park
Brocks Hill Country Park,
Evington Park,
Knighton Park,
Spinney Hill Park
Victoria Park
Western Park,
Watermead Country Park.
Beacon Hill (Loughborough),
Foxton Locks (Market Harborough)
Attenborough Nature Reserve,
Beeston Locks
Cotgrave Country Park,
Colwick Country Park,
Gunthorpe Lock
Rushcliffe Country Park,
The Arboretum
Woolaton Hall & Deer Park
Museum & GalleriesAbbey Pumping Station
Belgrave Hall
Leicester Guildhall
Leicester Museum & Art Gallery
National Gas Museum
Newarke Houses
Charnwood Museum,Greens Windmill & Science centre
AnimalsStonebridge Farm,

Charge to visit (Under £25 for Family – Price found April 2022 – see their website for details)

These venues may also charge car park fees or additional charges for special events may apply.

Type of venueLeicesterLeciestershireNottinghamshire
AnimalGorse Hill City Farm,Stonehurst Family Farm,