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Things to do in Loughborough

Medium-sized friendly Leicestershire town

Are you looking for things to do in Loughborough? We've got plenty of great ideas for you across the town.

Known for...   Loughborough University


Did you know...

  • The town’s John Taylor Bell Foundry of Freehold Street in Loughborough is the largest in the world and is responsible for making the country’s biggest bell - the Great Paul which weighs 17 tonnes - which rings out from St Paul’s in London.
  • In 1841 Loughborough was the destination for the first package tour, organised by Thomas Cook for a temperance group from Leicester.
  • In 2006, Loughborough University was ranked 6th among the British universities by the Times' Good University Guide.



 

  Attractions

Great Central Railways

The UK’s only double track main line heritage railway.
Great Central Road
Loughborough
LE11 1RW

01509632323

 

F1k Indoor Karting

Indoor Karting Centre.
Wymeswold Road
Burton on the Wolds
Loughborough
LE12 5TR

08444141141

 

Manor Farm Animal Centre And Donkey Sanctuary

Fun, educational day out for all the family.
Manor Farm
East Leake
LE12 6LU

01509852525

 
 

  Children's Activities

Kids Ferrari Driving Experience

A Ferrari driving thrill for 12 to 16 year olds. Envious parents can cheer from the sidelines and all kids take home a certificate.
Prestwold Hall
Loughborough
LE12 5SQ

 
 

  Museums

Charnwood Museum

Find out how different groups of people have contributed to Charnwood life from 'Stone-age' settlers to today's population.
Queens Park
Granby Street
Loughborough
LE11 3DU

Recommended by Polly Beck, Leicester
“Nice museum of real local life”

 

Taylor Bells Bellfoundry Museum

The largest bellfoundry in the world.
Freehold Street
Loughborough
LE11 1AR

01509212241

 
 

  Parks

Queens Park

One of Loughborough's most popular parks in the heart of the city with access to Charnswood Museum and cafe.
Queens Park
Granby Street
LE11 3DU

01509263370

 
 

  Galleries

Art Space

Contemporary art gallery.
Loughborough
LE11 3XA

 
 

  Cinema

Reel Cinema

Art deco multi-screen venue.
7 Cattle Market
Loughborough
LE11 3DL

01509212261

 

Odeon Loughborough

Multi-screen cinema.
7 Cattle Market
Loughborough
LE11 3DL

03330144501

 
 

  Theatre

Loughborough Town Hall

Theatre, music, comedy, restaurant and art gallery all under one roof.
Market Place
Loughborough
LE11 3EB

01509231914

 
 

  Golf

Charnwood Forest Golf Club

Golf Club.
Breackback Road
Woodhouse Eaves
Loughborough
Leicestershire
LE12 8TA

 

Charnwood Golf And Leisure Club

Golf Club.
Derby Road
Loughborough
Leicestershire
LE11 5AD

 

Park Hill Golf Club

Golf Club.
Park Hill
Seagrave
Leicestershire
LE12 7NG

 

Rothley Park Golf Club

Golf Club.
Westfield Lane
Rothley
Leicester
Leicestershire
LE7 7LH

 

Longcliffe Golf Club

Golf Club.
Snell's Nook Lane
Nanpantan
Loughborough
Leicestershire
LE11 3YA

 

Rushcliffe Golf Club

Golf Club.
Stocking Lane
East Leake
Loughborough
Leicestershire
LE12 5RL

 
 

  Leisure centres

LA Fitness

Health and fitness club.
4 The Rushes
Loughborough
LE11 5BG

01509232788

 

Charnwood Leisure Centre

Everything from swimming to badminton.
Browns Lane
Loughborough
LE11 3HE

01509611080

 
 

  Riding

Elms Farm Riding School

Lessons available.
Leake Road
Costock
LE12 6XA

 

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