The National Memorial Arboretum
Croxall Road Alrewas Staffordshire DE13 7AR
Featuring over 300 thought provoking memorials, along with a varied programme of activities and events there's lots for everyone to explore, discover and remember at the National Memorial Arboretum.
Stoneywell (National Trust)
Stoneywell, Polly Botts Lane Ulverscroft, Markfield Leicestershire LE67 9QU
Discover this unique Arts and Crafts cottage, where every turn conjures childhood memories of holiday excitement. Explore the garden and woodland where the sense of adventure continues.
Advance booking essential
Moira Furnace Museum and Country Park
Furnace Lane Moira, Swadlincote Derbyshire DE12 6AT
An ancient scheduled monument built in 1806 by the late Sir Rawdon Hastings. The Furnace produced iron and is seeped in industrial and social history.
Ashby de la Zouch Castle
South Street Ashby de la Zouch Leicestershire LE65 1BR
Enjoy the impressive ruins of a medieval manor house turned castle. Climb the huge 24 metre Great Tower, tiptoe through the underground tunnel and explore the undulating grounds.
Beacon Hill Country Park
Woodhouse Eaves Leicestershire LE12 8TA
A 128ha country park with spectacular views across Charnwood Forest and the Soar Valley.
British Waterways Sawley, Long Eaton Nottinghamshire NG10 3AE
Gateway to the waterways.
Calke Abbey (National Trust)
National Trust Calke Abbey Ticknall Derbyshire DE73 7JF Derbyshire
Calke Abbey tells the story of the dramatic decline of a country house estate where little has been restored. Enjoy the wider estate of Calke Park and National Nature Reserve.
Mercia Marina, Findern Lane Willington Derbyshire DE65 6DW
A multi-awarded conservation park and visitor attraction in Derbyshire. Easily accessible and free entry and parking offering quality shops, eateries, walks and wildlife against the backdrop of 25 acre lake.
Sharpe's Pottery Museum
23, West Street Swadlincote Derbyshire DE11 9DG
Explore this award winning pottery site, exhibiting internationally important pottery and sanitary ware, plus The National Forest story. Visit the Tourist Information Centre, café, gift shop, playzone and activities for all.
Barton Marina Barton under Needwood Staffordshire DE13 8DZ
Superb Waterside destination with pub/restaurant, 13 retail shops, lakes, fishery, nature walk, garden centre and boat marina. The Waterfront Pub and restaurant is open every day including Christmas Day. Shops open every day except Christmas Day.