Family Things to do in Leicester

Family Things to do in Leicester

Come rain or shine, there are plenty of activities in Leicester to enjoy with the whole family. From action-packed shows to beautiful outdoor spaces, you won’t be short of things to do when visiting this part of the UK. Here are five kids activities in Leicester to add to your itinerary.

  1. The Tiger Who Came to Tea

West End smash-hit, The Tiger Who Came to Tea, is now touring the UK and will be roaring into Leicester this October. Based on the popular children’s book of the same name written by Judith Kerr, the stage show tells the story of a little girl called Sophie and her encounter with a friendly but very greedy tiger who eats and drinks everything in her house. A tea-guzzling delight for the whole family, this show is packed with magic, sing-along songs and clumsy chaos. Book your tickets now to be part of the action.

  1. Victoria Park

Victoria Park is a wonderful place to visit on a cold but sunny day. It’s one of the most beautiful open spaces for families in Leicester and there are a number of play areas to keep you little adventurers entertained. Take a walk under the towering trees, admire the stunning flower beds and let the little ones burn off some energy. If you’re feeling sporty, there’s also plenty of fun to be had. Facilities include a bowling green, tennis and basketball courts, football and rugby pitches and an outdoor gym which is free to use.

  1. Abbey Park

A trip to Leicester’s Abbey Park makes for a wonderful day out. Divided by the River Soar, this park is very pretty and packed with flowers, shrubberies and trees. Within the park lies the fascinating Abbey Grounds which date back to the 12th century. This is a historic and interesting place to explore. There’s also a miniature railway for model engines and a large play area suitable for kids of all ages. If you want to pause for refreshments, you’ll find a family-friendly café on-site too.

  1. Leicester Museum & Art Gallery

Fun things to do in Leicester include a trip to the Leicester Museum & Art Gallery. This is free to visit and is home to some wonderful treasures from around the world. There’s a gallery all about Ancient Egypt and a section entirely devoted to dinosaurs. Learn more about Wild Space and even discover the Attenborough Collection. From entertaining talks to children’s handling sessions, the museum regularly has a timetable of activities for you to enjoy.

  1. Highcross Leicester

Whether the kids need new clothes, or you simply fancy a spot of retail therapy, Highcross Leicester is the place to be. With over 200 shops including high street stores and local businesses, you can spend hours exploring this mall. There’s also a great selection of tempting restaurants, so if your tummies start to rumble, you can sit down and relax with a bite to eat.

There are plenty of fun things to do in Leicester as a family, with The Tiger Who Came to Tea being an absolute highlight this autumn. Book now to avoid disappointment.


'This Tiger is the cat's meow'

The Times


'Perfectly pitched adaptation'

Daily Telegraph


'A delight from start to finish'

Time Out