Need somewhere to take the kids? Visit Leicester!
5 August 2020
If you’re visiting Leicester with the family, then Mercure Leicester The Grand Hotel offers the perfect place to act as a base for your break away. The hotel helps make life easy from the minute you arrive. With plenty of parking, a warm welcome, family bedrooms, interconnecting bedrooms, and a choice of menus, including a children’s set menu, we’re geared up to help families enjoy their stay. What’s more, the hotel with its city centre location offers the perfect opportunity for that little bit of retail therapy the mum & dad will need after a full day out.
The hotel is located about 6-7 minutes of brisk walk from the train station. If you are driving into the city, Mercure Leicester The Grand Hotel offers 126 car parking spaces. The Hotel is right in the city centre and is within walking distance to Highcross, state of the art shopping centre, with over 100 shops, 40 restaurants and Showcase Cinema De Luxe
The hotel is a dog friendly hotel; we welcome small, well behaved, dogs with a maximum of one dog per room. So if you’re looking for a break with the kids and your family friend just let us know.
The City of Leicester offers plenty of modern family attractions, coupled with the attractions of The Cultural Quarter. Leicester has its own “Car Park” king, with an incredible story and a visitor centre 200 meters from the hotel. For our space buffs, National Space Centre is 1.5 miles from the hotel. For rainy days, New Walk Museum & Art Gallery is 500 meters from hotels door and houses great collection of artefacts.
For the thrill seekers, Social Climbing, Leicester’s largest bouldering climbing centre, located within Highcross Shopping Centre is 5 minutes walk. For Sunny days, Abbey Park hugging the banks of River Soar in the North offers the perfect space for a picnic. The park has a choice of activities to keep the whole family entertained. Boating lake in the middle, surrounded by a bowling green, 5 tennis courts, orienteering course, a lavender maze and ping table tennis tables.
Bradford may hold the title of Curry Capital of England, however its Leicester where you come to taste authentic Indian Food. With its own Golden Mile (Belgrave Road), this is the beating heart of Leicester Asian Community. The road itself is an ancient Roman road linking Leicester to Lincoln. It especially comes alive at Diwali, an ancient Hindu New Year and Festival of Lights. Click here to find out more.
No blog will be complete without mentioning Leicester City winning its first ever Premier League title in 2016 and in that moment realising dreams of a million hearts. King Power Stadium is 1.5miles from the Hotel and is a must visit from all little Jamie’s out there.
Whether you are a family 2 or a family of 10, Leicester has got something to offer for you all and this blog is an open letter to all. Visit Leicester and you will not be disappointed!