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Joanna’s guidebook

Activities
Garlands is located on site at Mythe Farm and offers a great range of activities including archery and quad biking. Fishing is also available on the river Sence at Mythe Farm.
Garlands Corporate
Garlands is located on site at Mythe Farm and offers a great range of activities including archery and quad biking. Fishing is also available on the river Sence at Mythe Farm.
With it's mini - beach and great range of watersports activites, Bosworth Water Trust is a great place for the family to visit.
Bosworth Water Trust
With it's mini - beach and great range of watersports activites, Bosworth Water Trust is a great place for the family to visit.
Kingsbury Water Park has fifteen lakes situated in over 600 acres of country park. It is renowned for its birdlife, and is popular with birdwatchers. Lovely flat tails for kids on bikes, there a good playground and there's a park run too. You need to pay for parking.
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Kingsbury Water Park
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Kingsbury Water Park has fifteen lakes situated in over 600 acres of country park. It is renowned for its birdlife, and is popular with birdwatchers. Lovely flat tails for kids on bikes, there a good playground and there's a park run too. You need to pay for parking.
Hicks Lodge, which is owned by Forestry England, is a fantastic day out for the whole family - from budding cyclists to the more confident. Set in beautiful young woodland at the heart of the National Forest, it has been designed with the whole family in mind with a variety of trails to explore. The trails are graded according to their difficulty - so you can choose flat and easy paths or the more difficult twists and turns of the singletrack trails. The Hicks Lodge Trail, a flat and wide 2km path around the lake, is great for walkers, cyclists and even horses. The Family Forest Trail (2km short loop and 4.5km long loop) takes you on an exploration across the whole site, there are some hilly bits but it's still suitable for bikes, trikes, tagalongs, wheelchairs and pushchairs. The Wood Farm Trail (2.5km) introduces cyclists to easy singletrack and the Shell Brook Trail (7km) brings on more technical features on a moderate graded singletrack which is suitable only for mountain bikes. If you're making a day of it you can stop halfway round the Family Forest Trail at the fantastic viewpoint for a picnic. Warm up afterwards in the stunning eco-friendly visitor centre with cafe, bike hire and repair shop, showers and a wood-burning stove for chilly days.
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Hick's Lodge
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Hicks Lodge, which is owned by Forestry England, is a fantastic day out for the whole family - from budding cyclists to the more confident. Set in beautiful young woodland at the heart of the National Forest, it has been designed with the whole family in mind with a variety of trails to explore. The trails are graded according to their difficulty - so you can choose flat and easy paths or the more difficult twists and turns of the singletrack trails. The Hicks Lodge Trail, a flat and wide 2km path around the lake, is great for walkers, cyclists and even horses. The Family Forest Trail (2km short loop and 4.5km long loop) takes you on an exploration across the whole site, there are some hilly bits but it's still suitable for bikes, trikes, tagalongs, wheelchairs and pushchairs. The Wood Farm Trail (2.5km) introduces cyclists to easy singletrack and the Shell Brook Trail (7km) brings on more technical features on a moderate graded singletrack which is suitable only for mountain bikes. If you're making a day of it you can stop halfway round the Family Forest Trail at the fantastic viewpoint for a picnic. Warm up afterwards in the stunning eco-friendly visitor centre with cafe, bike hire and repair shop, showers and a wood-burning stove for chilly days.
Fantastic indoor leisure facility with a ski slope, swimming pool, ice skating, rock climbing, slow play and a great family restaurant.
SnowDome
Fantastic indoor leisure facility with a ski slope, swimming pool, ice skating, rock climbing, slow play and a great family restaurant.
Thousands of acres of forest and trails for walking and biking. The Birches Valley centre has mountain bikes for hire and a fabulous playground for kids. There's a really great cafe too. Oh, and a Go Ape!
Cannock Chase Forest
Thousands of acres of forest and trails for walking and biking. The Birches Valley centre has mountain bikes for hire and a fabulous playground for kids. There's a really great cafe too. Oh, and a Go Ape!
Fabulous rock climbing facility that's great for a rainy morning or afternoon. There's a swimming pool too.
Green Bank Leisure Centre
Fabulous rock climbing facility that's great for a rainy morning or afternoon. There's a swimming pool too.
Lovely country park adjoining the historic Coombe Abbey Hotel. There's a new Go Ape and a cafe too.
Coombe Country Park
Lovely country park adjoining the historic Coombe Abbey Hotel. There's a new Go Ape and a cafe too.
Brand new water park in the centre of Coventry.
The Wave
Brand new water park in the centre of Coventry.
Food scene
This is a fabulous Italian restaurant located in Sheepy Magna. An absolute must - visit.
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San Giovanni
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This is a fabulous Italian restaurant located in Sheepy Magna. An absolute must - visit.
Lovely little village pub with a beer garden that's walking distance and serves good pub food.
The Gate Inn
22 Main Road
Lovely little village pub with a beer garden that's walking distance and serves good pub food.
Another really great place to eat locally. Stylish venue and great cocktails.
Turpins Bar & Grill
29 Main Rd
Another really great place to eat locally. Stylish venue and great cocktails.
Great restaurant in the quaint market square of Market Bosworth.
The Black Horse
17 Market Pl
Great restaurant in the quaint market square of Market Bosworth.
Our favourite take - away. Well worth the drive to Market Bosworth to collect it.
Tin Tin Cantonese Takeaway
31 Station Road
Our favourite take - away. Well worth the drive to Market Bosworth to collect it.
Great Indian restaurant that also offers take away, just a 5 minute drive away in Atherstone.
Maya Bar & Restaurant
Great Indian restaurant that also offers take away, just a 5 minute drive away in Atherstone.
Family Attractions
A local must - visit family attraction, great dining experience with various food outlets located in the restaurant area.
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Twycross Zoo
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A local must - visit family attraction, great dining experience with various food outlets located in the restaurant area.
Classic family theme park fun just 20 minutes away.
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Drayton Manor Theme Park
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Classic family theme park fun just 20 minutes away.
Lovely historic attraction surrounded by beautiful countryside. Quality exhibits and lovely walks make this a great day out. Great cafeteria for lunch too.
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Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre
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Lovely historic attraction surrounded by beautiful countryside. Quality exhibits and lovely walks make this a great day out. Great cafeteria for lunch too.
Our outdoor woodland adventure, with 120 acres of adventures in the forest involving lots of rugged trails, climbing, jumping, running and getting hands on, so grab your wellies and get ready for an adventure to remember. There's lots to do indoors from imaginative play through to the NEW 4D Cinema Experience and the simulated tree top walk. 100 interactive exhibits, but can find the scary troll?! Outdoors you can explore 120 acres including the Barefoot Walk, Adventure Play, The Warrens underground adventure and much more. You can take a ride on CONKERCHOO between the Discovery and Waterside Centres. There's an add on adventure too with the NEW E Scooters, also the Hi and Low Ropes (there is an additional charge for these activities). There is a brilliant range of ten different outdoor pursuit activities on offer at CONKERS. You can choose a selection that suits your family – all at a very reasonable cost When you need a break - there is a great range of restaurants and Café’s at CONKERS – and don’t miss out on a visit to The Trading Post for all those souvenirs and gifts
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Conkers
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Our outdoor woodland adventure, with 120 acres of adventures in the forest involving lots of rugged trails, climbing, jumping, running and getting hands on, so grab your wellies and get ready for an adventure to remember. There's lots to do indoors from imaginative play through to the NEW 4D Cinema Experience and the simulated tree top walk. 100 interactive exhibits, but can find the scary troll?! Outdoors you can explore 120 acres including the Barefoot Walk, Adventure Play, The Warrens underground adventure and much more. You can take a ride on CONKERCHOO between the Discovery and Waterside Centres. There's an add on adventure too with the NEW E Scooters, also the Hi and Low Ropes (there is an additional charge for these activities). There is a brilliant range of ten different outdoor pursuit activities on offer at CONKERS. You can choose a selection that suits your family – all at a very reasonable cost When you need a break - there is a great range of restaurants and Café’s at CONKERS – and don’t miss out on a visit to The Trading Post for all those souvenirs and gifts
Fabulous National Trust property that all of the family will love. Really interesting, great restaurant, lovely playground and beautiful old parkland with stunning walks.
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National Trust - Calke Abbey
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Fabulous National Trust property that all of the family will love. Really interesting, great restaurant, lovely playground and beautiful old parkland with stunning walks.
Iconic factory tour with chocolate included. One of a kind and well worth a visit.
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Cadbury World
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Iconic factory tour with chocolate included. One of a kind and well worth a visit.
A great day out for all the family. Well worth a visit for old and young alike.
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National Space Centre
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A great day out for all the family. Well worth a visit for old and young alike.
Thinktank, Birmingham's award winning science museum, offers an enlightening and fun packed day out for the family. From steam engines and talking robots through to gurgling guts and a chocolate wrapping machine, Thinktank has over 200 hands-on displays on science and technology. Housed inside the impressive Millennium Point building at Thinktank you will find four floors of hands-on exhibits and historical collections that will amaze and inspire you, showing you the science of the world all around us. Including MiniBrum, a new interactive gallery for under 8s, a new 4k Planetarium, Science Garden, plus an exciting programme of events and activities.
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Thinktank Birmingham Science Museum
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Thinktank, Birmingham's award winning science museum, offers an enlightening and fun packed day out for the family. From steam engines and talking robots through to gurgling guts and a chocolate wrapping machine, Thinktank has over 200 hands-on displays on science and technology. Housed inside the impressive Millennium Point building at Thinktank you will find four floors of hands-on exhibits and historical collections that will amaze and inspire you, showing you the science of the world all around us. Including MiniBrum, a new interactive gallery for under 8s, a new 4k Planetarium, Science Garden, plus an exciting programme of events and activities.
This place never fails to amaze. Located in the centre of Birmingham on the canal, it's appeal continues to endure.
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National SEA LIFE Centre Birmingham
3 Brindley Pl
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This place never fails to amaze. Located in the centre of Birmingham on the canal, it's appeal continues to endure.
Everyone loves Lego, and the discovery centre is a brilliant place where kids will have hours of fun. It's located in the centre of Birmingham just over the canal from the Sealife Centre.
LEGOLAND Discovery Centre & LEGO Store Birmingham
Everyone loves Lego, and the discovery centre is a brilliant place where kids will have hours of fun. It's located in the centre of Birmingham just over the canal from the Sealife Centre.
New visitor centre in Leicester, great to visit before or after the Bosworth Battlefield Centre.
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King Richard III Visitor Centre
4A Saint Martins
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New visitor centre in Leicester, great to visit before or after the Bosworth Battlefield Centre.
Coventry Transport Museum houses the largest publicly owned collection of British vehicles on the planet and tells the story of a city which changed the world through transport. Visitors can expect captivating displays, interactive galleries, and highly immersive exhibitions - a day to remember.
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Coventry Transport Museum
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Coventry Transport Museum houses the largest publicly owned collection of British vehicles on the planet and tells the story of a city which changed the world through transport. Visitors can expect captivating displays, interactive galleries, and highly immersive exhibitions - a day to remember.
Local Retail
Enjoy an afternoon browsing antiques in this unique farm. There's also a tea room here.
Whitemoors Antique & Craft Centre
Enjoy an afternoon browsing antiques in this unique farm. There's also a tea room here.
At Dobbies there is also Plantasia and Maze World. Discover the UK’s largest collection of permanent mazes, learn about the world of plants at the interactive exhibition, meet and feed animals, follow the tree-top trail, picnic, take a wild walk through woodland and visit the play area. With so many things to do, Plantasia makes a great kids day out! There's also a good cafe at the garden centre.
Dobbies Garden Centre Atherstone
At Dobbies there is also Plantasia and Maze World. Discover the UK’s largest collection of permanent mazes, learn about the world of plants at the interactive exhibition, meet and feed animals, follow the tree-top trail, picnic, take a wild walk through woodland and visit the play area. With so many things to do, Plantasia makes a great kids day out! There's also a good cafe at the garden centre.
Lovely country arts and crafts centre close to Calke Abbey. Definitely worth a visit.
Ferrers Centre for Arts and Crafts (please check each shop for individual opening times)
Lovely country arts and crafts centre close to Calke Abbey. Definitely worth a visit.
A number of women's wear boutiques make this bustling market town a great place to go for a bit of retail therapy with the girls.
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Ashby-de-la-Zouch
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A number of women's wear boutiques make this bustling market town a great place to go for a bit of retail therapy with the girls.
Sightseeing
Stunning historic city with quaint streets, a lovely park, fantastic cathedral and several small and interesting museums such as the Samuel Johnson Birthplace Museum.
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Lichfield
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Stunning historic city with quaint streets, a lovely park, fantastic cathedral and several small and interesting museums such as the Samuel Johnson Birthplace Museum.
The ancient capital of Mercia, Tamworth Castle is a lovely place to visit. It's packed with history and will take a couple of hours to see properly. It's located next to a really great playground it's a short walk from the Snowdome and bowling alley. Take some bread to feed the ducks on the river Tame.
Tamworth Castle
The ancient capital of Mercia, Tamworth Castle is a lovely place to visit. It's packed with history and will take a couple of hours to see properly. It's located next to a really great playground it's a short walk from the Snowdome and bowling alley. Take some bread to feed the ducks on the river Tame.