Plane spotting at East Midlands Aeropark

Please note that East Midlands Aeropark is currently closed (July 2020) Our little boy is obsessed with planes. He dreams of being a pilot and has built up quite a collection of model airplanes over the years. We live very near to East Midlands airport so we spend alot of time there plane spotting! East Midlands Aeropark is the official viewing area for the airport (we sometimes view from other…

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King Richard III Visitors Centre – Leicestershire

The county of Leicestershire has a wealth of history and amazing stories to tell. None more famous than that of King Richard III. The King Richard III Visitors Centre opened in 2014 and is dedicated to telling the story of King Richards life, death and his discovery some 527 years later. Located inside a stunning Victorian Gothic revival building, once home to a school. The building is located next door…

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National Space Centre – Leicestershire

One of favourite family days out is the National Space Centre located in the city of Leicester. The centre gives a fascinating insight into the history of space travel, space technology, our Solar System and much more. So what can you expect from a day out at the National Space Centre? Getting there Getting there is fairly straight forward, the National Space Centre website has a great “How To Find…

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Exploring Ashby de la Zouch Castle – Leicestershire 

We are passionate about exploring as many historical buildings and properties as possible. We are fortunate to have so many wonderful places to visit near us. We have recently purchased English Heritage annual passes. Our passes arrived last week and the first place we decided to visit couldn’t have been any closer to home, in fact Ashby de la Zouch Castle is located just a short drive from our home.…

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5 Reasons to visit Staunton Harold Estate – Leicestershire

Staunton Harold Estate is nestled in the beautiful North West Leicestershire countryside just outside the market town of Ashby de la Zouch. A traditional country estate Staunton Harold is one of our favourite places to visit! At over 2000 acres this historic and vast estate is a thriving and working family business. Much of the land is let to local farmers however the very heart of the estate is open…

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