Days Out in the East Midlands

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Map of the East Midlands

Go Ape Salcey Forest

Salcey Forest, Wootton Road, Northampton, Northamptonshire NN7 2HX, UK

Go Ape Sherwood Pines

Sherwood Pines, Edwinstowe, Mansfield NG21 9JH, United Kingdom

Go Ape Buxton

Go Ape Buxton, Buxton Country Park Pooles Cavern, Green Ln, Buxton SK17 9DH, United Kingdom

Twin Lakes Park

Twinlakes Park, Melton Spinney Road, Melton Mowbray, UK

Greensmill Science Museum

Green's Windmill and Science Centre, Windmill Lane, Sneinton, Nottingham, UK

Wicksteed Park

Northamptonshire NN15 6NJ

Wolds Wildlife Park

Louth Road, Horncastle, LN9 5LJ

Uncle Henry’s

1 Grange Cottages, Grayingham, Gainsborough DN21 4JD, UK

Baytree Owl and Wildlife Centre

Baytree Nurseries, Weston, Spalding PE12 6JU, UK

ARK Wildlife & Dinosaur Park

ARK Wildlife & Dinosaur Park, Stickney, Lincolnshire PE22 8BD, UK

Southwell Minster

Southwell Minster, Church Street, Southwell, Nottinghamshire NG25 0HD, UK

Leicester Cathedral

Leicester Cathedral, Peacock Lane, Leicester LE1 5PZ, UK

Lincoln Cathedral

Lincoln Cathedral, Minster Yard, Lincoln LN2 1PX, UK

Peak Rail

Matlock (MAT), Matlock, Derbyshire DE4 3NA, UK

Northampton and Lamport Railway

73VG+H8 Northampton, UK

Midland Railway Butterfly

Rheilffordd Midland, Ripley, UK

Ecclesbourne Valley Railway

Ecclesbourne Valley Railway (Wirksworth Station), Coldwell Street, Wirksworth, Matlock DE4 4FB, UK

One Way Out

One Way Out Escape Rooms, ROL House, Long Row, Oakham, UK

Greetham Valley Golf

Oakham LE15 7SN, UK

Oakham Castle

Oakham Castle, Oakham, UK

Rutland Water Cruises

Rutland Water Cruises, Bull Brig Lane, Oakham, UK

Rutland Water

Rutland Water, Oakham, UK

Sherwood Pines

Sherwood Pines, Edwinstowe, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, UK

Newstead Abbey

Newstead Abbey, Newstead Village, UK

Sundown Adventureland

Sundown Adventureland, Treswell Road, Rampton, Retford, UK

Holme Pierrepont Country Park

Holme Pierrepont Country Park, home of The National Water Sports Centre, Adbolton Lane, Holme Pierrepont, Nottingham, UK

National Justice Museum

National Justice Museum, High Pavement, Nottingham, UK

White Post Farm

White Post Farm, Mansfield Road, Farnsfield, Newark, UK

Sherwood Forest Art And Craft Centre

Sherwood Forest Art & Craft Centre, Forest Corner, Edwinstowe, Mansfield, UK

Catanger Llamas

Catanger Llama Trekking, Wappenham Rd, Weedon Lois, Towcester, UK

Riverside Hub

Riverside Hub, Carousel Way, Riverside Park, Northampton, UK

Delapré Abbey

Delapre Abbey, London Road, Northampton, UK

Kirby Hall

Kirby Hall, Kirby Lane, Deene, Corby, UK

The Canal Museum

The Canal Museum, Stoke Bruerne, Bridge Road, Stoke Bruerne, Towcester, UK

Pinnacle Climbing Centre

The Pinnacle Climbing Centre, Main Road, Far Cotton, Northampton, UK

Tattershall Lake Water Sports

Tattershall Lakes Country Park, Castle Lake, Sleaford Road, Tattershall LN4 4LR, UK

Activities Away

Thorpe Ln, South Hykeham, Lincoln LN6 9NW, UK

Spalding Water Taxi

Broad Gate, Weston Hills, Spalding PE12 6DB, UK

Grimsby Fishing Heritage Centre

Alexandra Dock, Grimsby DN31 1UZ, UK

International Bomber Command Centre

Canwick Ave, Lincoln LN4 2HQ, UK


High Rd, Weston, Spalding PE12 6JU, UK

Wild Pines Park

Legsby Rd, Market Rasen LN8 3DZ, UK

Skydive Hibaldstow

Hibaldstow Airfield, Redbourne Rd, Hibaldstow, Brigg DN20 9NN, UK

The Ferrers Centre

Staunton Harold Hall, Melbourne Rd, Ashby-de-la-Zouch LE65 1RU, UK

King Richard III Visitor Centre

4A St Martins, Leicester LE1 5DB, UK

Bradgate Park

Bradgate Park, Newtown Linford, Leicester LE6 0HE, UK

Union Wharf Narrowboats

1a, Canalside, Union Wharf, Leicester Rd, Market Harborough LE16 7UW, UK

Let’s Get Lost

8, 20 The Newarke, Leicester LE2 7BY, UK

Little Monkeys

Darwin Forest, Two Dales, Matlock DE4 5PL, UK

Derby Museums

The Strand, Derby DE1 1BS, UK


Husbands Bosworth, Lutterworth, Leicestershire LE17 6NW, UK

Mr Mulligan’s Pirate Golf

Mr Mulligan's Pirate Golf Nottingham, Ramsdale Park Golf Centre, Oxton Road, Calverton, Nottingham, UK

Stanwick Lakes

Stanwick Lakes, Wellingborough, UK

Icarus Falconry

Icarus Falconry, Holdenby, Northampton, UK

Rutland Falconry and Owl Centre

Rutland Falconry and Owl Centre, Burley Bushes, Exton Lane, Exton, Oakham, UK

Rutland County Museum

Rutland County Museum, Catmos Street, Oakham, UK

Rutland Farm Park

Rutland Farm Park, Uppingham Road, Oakham, UK

Mini Monsters Soft Play

Minimonsters Softplay, Oakham, UK

Gorse Hill City Farm

Gorse Hill City Farm, Anstey Lane, Leicester, UK

Meridian Leisure Park

Meridian Leisure Park, Lubbesthorpe Way, Leicester, UK

The Climbing Station

The Climbing Station, Loughborough, UK

Jump Giants

Jump Giants Loughborough Trampoline Park, Wymeswold Road, Burton on the Wolds, Loughborough, UK

Gullivers Kingdom

Gulliver's Kingdom, Temple Walk, Matlock Bath, UK

Barnsdale Gardens

Barnsdale Gardens, Barnsdale Avenue, Exton, Oakham, UK

Bassetlaw Museum

Bassetlaw Museum, Retford, UK

The National Holocaust Centre and Museum

The National Holocaust Centre and Museum, Acre Edge Road, Laxton, Newark, UK

Papplewick Pumping Station

Papplewick Pumping Station, Rigg Lane, Ravenshead, Nottingham, UK

West Lodge Rural Centre

West Lodge Rural Centre, Back Lane, Desborough, Kettering, UK

Towcester Museum

Towcester Museum & Visitor Centre, Watling Street, Towcester, UK

Tigers Indoor Play Centre

Tigers Indoor Play Ltd, Riley Close, Daventry, UK

Lamport Hall

Lamport Hall, Lamport, Northampton, UK

Santa Pod Raceway

Santa Pod Raceway, Airfield Road, Wellingborough, UK

Gunby Estate

National Trust - Gunby Estate, Hall and Gardens, Gunby, Spilsby, UK

Grimsthorpe Castle

Grimsthorpe Castle, Bourne, UK

Easton Walled Gardens

Easton Walled Gardens, Easton Lane, Grantham, UK

Doddington Hall and Gardens

Doddington Hall, Doddington, UK

Burghley House

Burghley House, Peterborough, Stamford, UK

Skegness Aquarium

Skegness Aquarium, Tower Esplande, Skegness, UK

Rand Farm Park

Rand, Market Rasen LN8 5NJ, UK

Wistow Maze

Wistow Maze, Kibworth Road, Leicester, UK

Rockingham Castle

Rockingham Castle Estate, Market Harborough, UK

National Space Centre

National Space Centre, Exploration Drive, Leicester, UK

Belvoir Castle

Belvoir Castle, Grantham, UK

Great Central Railway

Great Central Railway, Great Central Road, Loughborough, UK

Donington Park

Donington Park, Derby, UK

Renishaw Hall

Renishaw Hall & Gardens, Chesterfield, UK

Matlock Farm Park

Matlock Farm Park, Jaggers Lane, Matlock, UK

Kedleston Hall

Kedleston Hall, Derby, UK

Derby Cathedral

Derby Cathedral, Iron Gate, Derby, UK

Chatsworth House

Chatsworth House, Bakewell, UK

Cascades Gardens

Cascades Gardens, Matlock, UK

Bakewell Old House Museum

Old House Museum, Cunningham Place, Bakewell, UK

Information about East Midlands

The East Midlands is a region in England consisting of most of the eastern area of the Midlands. It encompasses the combined area of Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Rutland, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire and most of Lincolnshire. For things to do the Lincolnshire coast provides seaside entertainment for many people in the East. Rutland Water is popular for sailing, fishing and bird-watching, and the Peak District is very popular with hikers and cyclist alike, with many excellent hills to climb. The Peak District National Park is thought to be the second most visited National Park in the world, with over 22 million visitors per year on average.

The region has an area of 15,627 km2 (6,034 sq mi), and was home to over 4.5 million people in 2011. There are four principal urban centres, Derby, Leicester, Northampton and Nottingham; and a number of other centres including Boston, Chesterfield, Corby, Grantham, Hinckley, Kettering, Lincoln, Loughborough, Mansfield, and Wellingborough. The region’s relative proximity to London and its connectivity on the national motorway and trunk road networks help the East Midlands thrive as an economic hub. The region’s principal airport is East Midlands Airport located approximately 20km (12.5 miles) from Ashby, Derby, Ilkeston, Loughborough and Nottingham.

There are lots of things to do in East Midlands and the region caters to a variety of interests. Whether exploring the diverse galleries and theatres, indulging in culinary delights, or immersing oneself in outdoor adventures, the East Midlands offers a myriad of experiences. The historic market towns, such as Melton Mowbray and Newark-on-Trent, add a touch of traditional charm, inviting visitors to stroll through cobbled streets and savour local specialties.