Glamping Near Leicester

Our Local Guide to Exploring Leicester


Are you ready to escape the rat race and enjoy a luxury glamping break in the heart of the Midlands? Just a short drive from Leicester you will find Meadow Field Luxury Glamping. Ideal for families, friends and even dogs, Meadow Field Luxury Glamping offers a private hideaway, ideal for those wanting to completely unwind, sign off from everyday life and just be. 

And if you are not enjoying a delicious pizza fresh from the pizza oven, sitting around the fire pit or soaking up an early evening sunset over a glass of fizz, there is plenty for you to get stuck into in Leicester. Whether you want to dust off your walking boots and explore the Leicestershire countryside or dig into a hearty meal at a local pub, this guide will help to ensure you get the most out of your stay at Meadow Field Luxury Glamping.

Bradgate Park

Spread across 830 acres of publicly accessible countryside, Bradgate Park never fails to disappoint. Ideal for those wanting to go for a leisurely walk, a more challenging hike, a bike ride or even a paddle in the cooling streams, Bradgate Park is accessible for all abilities and ages. Not only does Bradgate Park stem back 800 years but it is home to around 550 animals, with 75 per cent of those fallow deer. Note, Bradgate Park is dog friendly and has plenty of pathways accessible by wheelchair or pushchair.

How to get there? Bradgate Park is around a 40-minute drive from Meadow Field Luxury Glamping, straight down the M1.

Fancy some grub? On the doorstep of Bradgate Park, in Newtown Linford, is The Bradgate. From light lunch bites to mouthwatering burgers, their menu has something for everyone after a long walk around the park.

Thornton Reservoir

Thornton Reservoir offers multiple trails and footpaths around the reservoir and neighbouring woodland – including a 2.5mile flat circular track around Thornton. The site is a hub for all types of wildlife, including mammals, birds, butterflies and dragonflies – perfect for little explorers. 

Top off your visit with a hot drink and cake at The Fishing Lodge, open from February to October. 

Simply hop on the M1 from Meadow Field Luxury Glamping and you’ll be at Thornton Reservoir in just over 30 minutes. On your way back to our glamping site, why not pop into The Sycamores in Burbage (near Hinckley), the perfect spot for classic pub grub paired with a British ale.


River Soar and Grand Union Canal Walk

Take in picturesque views as you enjoy a stroll down the River Soar and Grand Union Canal. The route, which measures just more than 3km, takes you along the tranquil River Soar (situated closer to the city centre) and out, following the tree-lined waters of the Grand Union Canal. Walkers – and their dogs – as well as cyclists, are all welcome to travel on the route.

Head down the M1 for around 30 minutes and start your journey from Pack Horse Bridge (Aylestone Meadows, LE2 8LT). If you walk the full route, treat yourself to a drink or meal at The Waterside Inn. If the weather is warm, make the most of the outdoor seating available, while watching the boats go by on the River Soar.

Abbey Park

Abbey Park offers some serious riverside fun for all the family. From hiring a rowing boat or pedalo on the boating lake to having a cuddle with one of the many furry animals – including guinea pigs and rabbits – in pets corner, Abbey Park has an abundance on offer for all ages. And, if you’re travelling at the weekend, be sure to enjoy a ride on the miniature railway. 

Abbey Park is just under a 40-minute drive away from Meadow Field Luxury Glamping. If you fancy grabbing a bite to eat, stop off in the village of Gillmorton – The Grey Goose is perfect for a Sunday carvery, while Mortons offers a bistro menu in a rustic setting.


Family-friendly attractions

National Space Centre

Located a short drive up the M1 towards Leicester, you’ll find The National Space Centre. Journey into outer space, as you enjoy the country’s largest planetarium, along with six interactive galleries and the iconic 42metre high Rocket Tower.

Belvoir Castle

For something a little further afield – for those who are happy to drive just over an hour – then head to the famous Belvoir Castle. Bursting with heritage, breathtakingly beautiful gardens, a shopping village, a play area and a cafe, families and friends alike could spend a whole day wandering around Belvoir Castle. Check out their website for any up-and-coming events that might be taking place when you visit.

Great Central Railway

The Great Central Railway is the UK’s only double-track, main-line heritage railway – and is the only place in the world where you will see full-size steam engines passing each other. Trains run throughout the year, but be sure to check the timetable first to avoid disappointment – stations include Loughborough, Quorn & Woodhouse, Rothley and Leicester North. Plus, there are plenty of events on offer throughout the year as well as multiple dining opportunities available across each station.

Are you ready to book your glamping trip near Leicester?

Have we got you itching to book your next glamping trip? Escape reality and discover what Leicester has to offer. Book your 2023 break with Meadow Field Luxury Glamping.

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