The Christmas break is winding down, but there's still time to create magical memories with your little ones in Leicester!

Before the festive decorations disappear, ditch the TV and head into the city for some fun things to do that won’t break the bank:

1. Glide Through a Winter Wonderland on Jubilee Square Ice Rink: Imagine twinkling lights, festive music, and the exhilaration of gliding across the ice – Jubilee Square Ice Rink is back to make your winter dreams come true! This covered rink caters to all ages and abilities, with penguin aids for wobbly learners and energetic tunes to propel the pros. So, lace up your skates and prepare for squeals of laughter and rosy cheeks! You can book your tickets online in advance with super off-peak deals from only £5 per person with Family tickets also available. But hurry, the ice rink is only open until the 7th of January. CLICK HERE TO BOOK

2. Soar Above the City on the Leicester Christmas Wheel: Experience Leicester from a breath-taking new perspective aboard the majestic Christmas Wheel. As you ascend 35 meters into the air, the twinkling cityscape unfolds beneath you, offering panoramic views of festive streets and sparkling landmarks. This magical journey is guaranteed to leave everyone starry-eyed (and maybe a little dizzy!) - Find Out More

3. Blast Off to the National Space Centre: Embark on a cosmic adventure at the National Space Centre, where the universe is at your fingertips! Explore interactive exhibits, marvel at real rockets and satellites, and learn about the wonders of space exploration. Prepare for minds to be blown and imaginations to ignite! Book Your Tickets

4. Delve into History at the King Richard III Visitor Centre: Step back in time and discover the fascinating story of King Richard III at his dedicated visitor centre. Explore interactive displays, watch a captivating 3D film about his life and reign, and even stand face-to-face with a replica of his famous crown. This immersive experience is a history lesson come alive, perfect for little history buffs and curious minds. You can find out more and book here. Make sure you book in advance to guarantee entry, with free entry for children under the age of 5. 

5. Unleash Your Inner Ninja Warrior: Get ready for some high-octane action at Ninja Warrior UK Leicester! This obstacle course paradise features warped walls, rope swings, climbing challenges, and more, testing your agility, strength, and problem-solving skills. So, unleash their inner ninja and conquer the course (with plenty of laughs and tumbles along the way!). Find out More

Bonus Tip: Fuel up for your adventures with a delicious festive feast at one of Leicester's many family-friendly restaurants. Many offer special menus and kid-friendly options, making it the perfect way to end a day of excitement.




  1. IndianaRoth
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