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Fantastic deals for short breaks

Fantastic deals for short breaks

With so much to explore and do in The National Forest you'll need more than just one day. So why not make a weekend of it.


Leicester Shire Promotions has teamed up with a range of exciting attractions and top hotels to bring an exclusive range of short breaks in The National Forest and Leicestershire.

Stay Play Explore

Stay Play and Explore

Visit any three of the fantastic attractions: Conkers,Snibston, Twinlakes Park, National Space Centre and Bosworth Battlefield and enjoy overnight accommodation and breakfast at a top hotel from just £109 per family.


Stay Play Explore - Family Adventure short break

Drystone Walks

Family Adventure from Stay Play Explore is just £109 and includes 4 star overnight accommodation for a family of four with breakfast and a choice of three activities: cycle hire, tobogganing, land or water-based outdoor pursuits activities, ten pin bowling and bush craft, orienteering or ancient woodland skills.


Glorious Heritage Short break

Calke Abbey

Discover 500 years of Glorious Heritage with this new accessible short break. For just £109 two people can enjoy 4 star accommodation with breakfast and get tickets for three attractions from the National Brewery Centre, National Memorial Arboretum, Bosworth Battlefield, or Snibston or exploring Richard III's Leicester.


For more details on these three breaks and other special offers visit Go Leicestershire or call the short break specialists at the Visit Leicester Centre on 0844 888 5181.

Book a Brewery Break

National Brewery Centre

Two-night treat in grade-ll listed, 18th-century hotel with tickets to National Brewery Centre and three-course dinner for two.

Find out more and book: Mercure Burton upon Trent Newton Park Hotel


Spa breaks

Lady in jacuzzi

Reeds Health Club and Spa within the four-star Best Western Premier Yew Lodge Hotel in Kegworth is offering some amazing spa packages. Its day package includes a 30-minute maintenance manicure and pedicure, a 30-minute massage AND a 30-minute facial, as well as lunch and full use of the leisure facilities including pool, Jacuzzi and gym for just £89 (Mon-Thur), £99 (Fri-Sat). One and two night packages are also available which include treatments and three-course evening meals in its two Rosette restaurant.


St George's Park

The Health Club and Spa at St George's Park offers the 'Switch Off', 'Fresh Start' and 'Bounce Back' packages which combine two wonderful treatments from £85. All packages can be upgraded to include lunch. For the latest spa break deals visit the Hilton website and click on Special Offers.


Fantastic Family Breaks at YHA National Forest

YHA National Forest

Book a family break (2 adults, 2 children) including overnight stay and evening meal at YHA National Forest and family day pass for CONKERS for just £80 per night (and all within walking distance!). Only £10 per person for extra family members.

Or stay at YHA National Forest for 1 night and get a family pass for Alton Towers for £140 (2 adults, 2 children). To book call 01283 229 662 and quote NF CONKERS and NF Alton respectively. Other deals available contact the YHA National Forest for details.


Water Adventure Package

Canal Boat

Mercia Marina has teamed up with Shakespeare Classic Line narrowboat hire company to offer a unique Water Adventure Package. The package allows holidaymakers to spend part of their break in one of the marina's luxury waterside lodges, then to set sail on the Trent & Mersey Canal to explore the river network for the remainder of their holiday. The length of break can be tailored to suit and full tuition of the boat is included. Find out more on the Marina's website.


National Forest Walking Festival

Group of people walking

17 - 29 May 2014
If you like walking - you'll love the National Forest Walking Festival.

Join in the short, medium and long guided walks across the varied landscape of The National Forest. Discover canals, rural villages, reservoirs and woodlands and hear fascinating facts about the wildlife and local heritage of this beautiful area.

Read more: Walking Festival

Canal Boat Hire

Canal Boat Hire

Embark on a relaxing canal boat holiday with Aqua Narrowboat Hire. Or for a shorter trip hop on at Moira Furnace to cruise along the recently restored Ashby Canal to Conkers.

Read more: Shakespeare Classic Line

Read more: Aqua Narrowboat Hire

Read more: Moira Furnace

Woodland Craft and Bushcraft Breaks

Woodland craft and survival skills

Try your hand at ancient woodland crafts and survival skills with Greenwood Days and Funky Monkey's weekend woodland crafts courses or with one of our survival schools - Woodland Ways, Survival School and Woodland Survival Skills.