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.
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.
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
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 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.
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.
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.