We’ve picked our top ten things to do in Leicestershire and the surrounding areas this year. This is the second in our instalment of 10 things to do, to inspire you to spend a break away in the Midlands this year.  Take a look at our first recommendation to take a walk up Old John.

#2 of 10 things to do in Leicestershire

Number 2 on our list is: Twycross Zoo!

Have you been to Twycross and seen the monkeys? If you’re moored with Trinity Marinas then you are only a 20 minute drive away from the wide range of primates based there which makes a fabulous day out for young and old alike.  Twycross houses around 500 animals including many endangered species and is open 364 days of the year, so you will never be turned away at locked gates (unless you turn up on Christmas Day of course!).  Go and visit the Amur Leopard (the world’s rarest cat), find out more about individual species in the daily talks at the zoo, and go and see my own favourites – the Meerkats!

Almost everyone has heard of Twycross Zoo, and many would agree that this has a firm place in a top ten things to do in Leicestershire list.  So join the crowds and see what all the fuss is about! Get directions to the Zoo here, and details of admission prices and any special events: https://twycrosszoo.org/visit-us/find-us/ 

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.