Unique Gifts and Things To Do in LeicesterBuilt on the ruins of a colourful history spanning over two millennia, Leicester boasts heritage sites ranging from Roman Baths to the recent re-burial ground of King Richard III’s remains. First time visitors to this wonderful city should plan to spend some time exploring a variety of historical sites – attractions include: the low walled ruins of Leicester Abbey where a monument to Cardinal Thomas Wolsey can be found; the ornate Medieval Leicester Cathedral with its classically Georgian Spire, and contemporary monument for Richard III’s reinterment; and the famous Jewry Wall, an impressively rare example of standing Roman masonry.
Far more than just history and heritage, Leicester has a great selection of contemporary and family friendly museums, galleries and attractions. The award winning National Space Centre houses six interactive galleries, the UK’s largest domed planetarium, and a truly out-of-this-world rocket tower and is a must do activity for visitors to Leicester. The New Walk Museum and Art Gallery includes a variety of collections ranging from Picasso ceramics to Ancient Egypt and Dinosaur exhibitions. You should also make time to visit the state-of-the-art Curve theatre in the heart of Leicester’s cultural quarter, or take a peek behind the scenes for a fully immersive theatre experience.
For locals seeking an adventure day out, Leicester and its surrounding towns provide the ideal location. Whether you are looking to practice and perfect your aim with an Archery lesson or a Clay Pigeon Shooting experience, or would prefer to make the most of the picturesque landscape with a Military Vehicle Driving Day in the countryside, there is an outdoor activity to suit all individuals and groups.
If you are looking for an experience gift or Driving Day for a petrol head or motoring enthusiast then you’ve come to the right place! Nestled in the heart of the Leicestershire countryside is the famous Mallory Park Racing Circuit - this historic motoring venue provides plenty of opportunities to take the wheel of a Ferrari, Porsche, or Lamborghini for a Supercar Driving Experience. Set against a stunning backdrop of rolling hills and tranquil lakes, they’ll have a chance to disturb the peace as they rip-roar their way around the motor track for an adrenaline-fuelled driving day out.
So for an unforgettable day out or an experience gift to remember, visit Leicester and discover the fantastic foods, magnificent history, and awesome outdoor adventures to be had.