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Activities to do when staying at Charnwood Lodge

If you’re holidaying in Leicestershire this year, chances are you’ll be diving into all the fantastic things there are to see and do right here in the heart of the Midlands.

Up in the north of the county, where Charnwood Lodge is situated, just outside of Loughborough, there are hundreds of activities to suit all tastes, whether you’re on holiday alone, as a couple, or with a family that includes young children.

From history buffs to animal lovers, people come from all over the world to discover some of the attractions, beautiful and fascinating things there are to experience, so, if you’re looking for activities to do when staying at Charnwood Lodge, you’ve definitely come to the right place.

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Top 5 picks

  • Great Central Railway – One of the things Loughborough is most famous for. This multi award winning tourist attraction is Britain’s only mainline steam railway and the only place in the world where you will be able to see full size steam engines passing each other. It’s a fascinating place to indulge your inner train spotter and take a ride on one of the trains – as well as being steeped in a wonderful history that will keep you enthralled, even if you aren’t that into locomotives.

  • 45 Gin School – This is a great idea for grown ups, especially if you are fond of the odd G&T. 45 Gin School is the home of Burleighs London Dry Gin and is a lovely chilled place which is nestled in the stunning surroundings of historic Charnwood Forest. It offers the unique chance to have a tour of a working distillery, with the opportunity to sample the odd snifter or two, right at the source where it is made.

  • Charnwood Forest Alpacas – A perfect activity for animal lovers of all ages, these beautiful creatures can be found on a lovely farm in the picturesque surroundings of Charnwood Forest. Alpacas are an absolute pleasure to behold and their calming, friendly nature is renowned the world over. If you visit the Charnwood Forest Alpacas, you can learn about their roots in South America, what makes them unique and how to halter and lead them, while enjoying a scenic walk around the farm.

  • Loughborough Carillon – For any fans of military history the popular Loughborough Carillon is a must see. This 152 ft high landmark is visible from miles away and plays home to a magnificent bell tower and the Loughborough War Memorial Museum. When you visit you can take in a huge range of military memorabilia including artefacts from both world wars as well as the viewing gallery right at the top which offers magnificent views of surrounding Charnwood.

  • Whatton House and Gardens – Anyone who loves the beauty of the English countryside cannot miss the chance to see these lovingly tended and simply stunning 15 acre gardens. Whatton House and Gardens is renowned for its pleasing sense of warmth, serenity and charm, which gives a lovely romantic feel to any couples or families who visit.

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Placed right in the heart of the Midlands, Charnwood Lodge is ideally located for all the fun things that this central location has to offer. So, if you’re planning to be in the neighbourhood and are looking for a welcoming place to stay, book online or get in touch today for more details.

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