We’ve picked our top 10 great things to do this year in our wonderful county with our visit Leicestershire bucket list.  This is the ninth in our instalment of 10 great things to do in Leicestershire, to inspire you to spend a canal boat holiday in the Midlands this year.  Take a look at our first recommendation to take a walk up Old John or perhaps you would like to check out Twycross Zoo?  Spend a memorable day out with a trip on a steam train along the Battlefield Line If you enjoy historical sites, then visit Bosworth Battlefield, and take in a bit of cultural learning at the King Richard III Visitor Centre.

For a quieter day out with the family, we suggested a trip to the New Walk Museum in Leicester.  And in our last two updates, for a much noisier day out, we suggested either a family friendly trip to Twin Lakes, or a trip to Mallory Park Motor Circuit.  This week’s suggestion is a little more sedate!

#9 of 10 great things to do in Leicestershire

Number 9 on our list is: A visit to Tropical Birdland in Desford

Whether you have young children or not, Tropical Birdland in Desford is a fantastic day out. It gives you the opportunity to get up close and personal with Parrots and Cockatoos and claims to be rated number 2 on the list of things to do when you visit Leicestershire. So you had better check it out!

Nestled on the northern outskirts of Desford village in Leicestershire, Tropical Birdland is a 6.5-acre sanctuary for Parrots and exotic birds.

For more information about visiting Tropical Birdland and admission prices, view the website here

Trinity Marina boasts over 40 miles of lock free canals for you to explore all year round. Based in close proximity to the M1, M6 and M69 motorways you are in a great location if you’re moored here. Trinity Marinas host 140 berths on high quality pontoons suitable for boat length from 40ft up to 70ft.  Enquire about canal boat moorings now

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