We’ve picked our top 10 great things to do this year in our wonderful county with our visit Leicestershire bucket list.  This is the ninth in our instalment of 10 great things to do in Leicestershire, to inspire you to spend a canal boat holiday in the Midlands this year.  Take a look at our first recommendation to take a walk up Old John or perhaps you would like to check out Twycross Zoo?  Spend a memorable day out with a trip on a steam train along the Battlefield Line If you enjoy historical sites, then visit Bosworth Battlefield, and take in a bit of cultural learning at the King Richard III Visitor Centre.

For a quieter day out with the family, we suggested a trip to the New Walk Museum in Leicester.  And in our last two updates, for a much noisier day out, we suggested either a family friendly trip to Twin Lakes, or a trip to Mallory Park Motor Circuit.  Last week we suggested you visit Tropical Birdland, and this week’s suggestion is to visit the amazing National Space Centre!

#10 of 10 great things to do when you visit Leicestershire

Number 9 on our list is: The National Space Centre

You will have an out of this world day out at the National Space Centre. We can’t recommend it highly enough!  With six interactive galleries, the UK’s largest planetarium, unique 3D Simulator Experience and the iconic 42m high Rocket Tower, the award-winning National Space Centre is an out of this world experience.

To find out more about the National Space Centre, the events they have happening daily (and in all weathers!) and admission prices, visit their website here.

Trinity Marina boasts over 40 miles of lock free canals for you to explore all year round. Based in close proximity to the M1, M6 and M69 motorways you are in a great location if you’re moored here. Trinity Marinas host 140 berths on high quality pontoons suitable for boat length from 40ft up to 70ft.  Enquire about canal boat moorings now