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7 Unusual things to do in Leicestershire

Amourgeddon

So the weather’s not been the best and you might be feeling a little low as the January blues set in. One way to beat that is by injecting a little fun into your free time and there are plenty of unusual things to do in Leicestershire to make things interesting.

At the Queen Street Apartments we love to get out and about in Leicester, so here are just a few activities that we spotted which are well worth checking out if you’re looking for something cool to do.

Armourgeddon

How awesome does the chance to drive tanks around a World War II bombing range sound? Welcome to the world of tank paintball! Armourgeddon is based just south of Leicester on a farm in Husbands Bosworth and other stuff to do there includes Airsoft for individuals, groups, corporate team building days and private parties. Imagine yourself at the controls of a FV432 tank with none of the pain of paintball as its the tanks that take the hit!

45 Gin School

Who doesn’t like a little cheeky tipple now and then? If you’re a gin lover in particular, check out the ultimate insight into the world of an artisan distillery with a visit to the 45 Gin School which is nestled beautifully among the picturesque countryside and elegant villages of Charnwood Forest. There you’ll get to choose and blend botanicals to create your own unique recipe before distilling and bottling your craft gin creation ready to take home.

Charnwood Forest Alpacas

Ever wanted to escape the hustle and bustle of city life and get back to nature? Well how about taking an alpaca for a carefree and leisurely walk through the woods? This is a great experience for animal lovers of all ages and a perfect opportunity to enjoy the passive calm and serenity that these beautiful creatures can bring.

Escape Reality

The clue’s in the title and how cool does it sound! This is a game played in a real life situation where a team have just 60 minutes to escape from specially constructed rooms by solving puzzles and overcoming challenges. It’s such an exciting and completely different experience, evoking memories of the Crystal Maze and it’s great for team building type experiences, or just a bit of fun.

Walshy’s Sports Pad

One for sporting fans, the SportsPad is the chance to take part in a whole host of virtual reality challenges. Visitors are set up on their chosen sport from football and rugby to golf, hockey and tennis. They then choose their game mode in a specially crafted simulator which can be adjusted to the age and ability of the players. There are lots of different levels to play and choices on position, for example, with football free kicks or rugby penalties.

Rebound Trampoline Park

A totally cool kids active experience, in Ashby de la Zouch which offers parents a great chance to well and truly wear them out! This is a series of interconnected trampolines running wall to wall – and up the walls!

With the addition of slides and jump boxes, it’s the perfect place to practise flips, burn off some energy, or even keep fit! And as if that wasn’t enough, you can even play dodgeball, shoot some hoops, dive into a foam pit, or arm yourself with pugil sticks and challenge your mates to a gladiator style dual on the balance beam!

The 1620s House and Garden at Donington le Heath

Finally for fans of history, this is a must see.

Donington Le Heath Manor House is one of the oldest houses in Leicestershire and was built in around 1290. It is steeped in masses of history, which can be enjoyed through the stories of the house itself and some of the stunning objects and costume clad living history interpreters, to the inspirational workshops available.

As you can see there’s something amazing for everyone to do in Leicestershire, whatever your age or taste. And if you’d like to find out more about having somewhere amazing to live – whether it’s medical school accommodation or a range of flats for professionals of all kinds – why not contact us and find out more about the Queen Street Apartments today?

 

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