Days Out and Local Attractions


Take a look at our rooms, Book a stay, and use the Best Western Ullesthorpe Court Hotel as a base to explore the local area and attractions.

Dining Options

When you have arrived back to the hotel from a day out why not sit down for a meal in our restaurant or Lincoln's Bar.

Stately Homes and Museums

Coventry Transport Museum

Home to the World's biggest collection of British Road Transport, and the World's fastest car! Find out how Coventry became the centre of the world's transport industry at this amazing FREE museum - More details on their website

Postcode: CV1 1JD   Travel Time from Hotel: approx. 30mins 

Discover Shakespere

Stratford-upon-Avon is a market town with more than 800 years of history and home to Shakespeare.

Postcode: CV37 6QW Travel Time from Hotel: approx. 45mins 

Kelmarsh Hall & Gardens

Kelmarsh Hall is a Grade I listed country house built in 1732. The Kelmarsh Estate is now in the care of a charitable trust, charged with maintaining it in perpetuity for the benefit of the nation.

Postcode: NN6 9LY Travel Time from Hotel: approx. 30mins

Lutterworth & District Museum

Situated just a five-minute walk from the heart of Lutterworth, the museum is home to many local artefacts, including a very large collection of Frank Whittle memorabilia.

Postcode: LE17 4DY Travel Time from Hotel: approx. 15mins

National Space Centre

The award winning National Space Centre has six interactive galleries, rocket tower, sim ride and planetarium.  Makes a day out that is really out of this world. See the National Space Centre website.

Postcode: LE4 5NS Travel Time from Hotel: approx. 35mins 

Tourist Information

The official Tourist Information website for Leicester and Leicestershire.

Find out more.

Postcode: LE1 6AG Travel Time from Hotel: 41mins

Sanford Hall

Visiting the Hall, take a walk in the walled Rose Garden, Old Forge, Craft Workshop or The Stables Cafe. Event Days are hosted in the grounds. Italian Car Concourse to the Morris Minor Owners Club and Classic Bike Clubs, visit the Stanford Hall website.

Postcode: LE17 6DH Travel Time from Hotel: approx. 25mins 

Warwick Castle

Explore Warwick Castle, where you'll be surrounded by jaw-dropping history, magic, myth and adventure!

Postcode: CV34 4QU Travel Time from Hotel: approx. 35mins 


Fosse Park, Leicester

One of the UK's biggest outdoor shopping parks.

Postcode: LE19 1HY Travel Time from Hotel: approx. 20mins 

Heart of Shires - Shopping Village

Heart of the Shires Shopping Village offers a wide range of shops for you to choose from. Set around a Victorian courtyard it offers a selection of individual shops with character.

Postcode: NN7 4LB Travel Time from Hotel: approx. 30mins

Highcross, Leicester

Leicester's City Centre Shopping Area.

Postcode: LE1 4AN Travel Time from Hotel: approx. 35mins 

Market Harborough

Postcode: LE16 7AG Travel Time from Hotel: approx. 35mins 


The birthplace of George Eliot

Postcode: CV11 5TZ Travel Time from Hotel: approx. 20mins

West Orchards, Coventry

Coventry's City Centre Shopping Area.

Postcode: CV1 1GF Travel Time from Hotel: approx. 30mins

Theme Parks & Zoos

Birmingham Sea Life Centre

The National Sea Life Centre is an aquarium with over 60 displays of freshwater and marine life.

Postcode: B1 2HL Travel Time from Hotel: approx. 1hr 

Drayton Manor Theme Park

Drayton Manor theme park, resort, and zoo is in the grounds of the former Drayton Manor, in Drayton Bassett, Staffordshire, England. 

Postcode: B78 37W Travel Time from Hotel: approx. 40mins 

Go Ape - Coombe Country Park

Go Ape Coventry offers high rope antics with a treetop challenge and adventure all situated in the 500 acres of Coombe Country Park in Coventry. 

Postcode: CV3 2AB Travel Time from Hotel: approx. 20mins 

Mini Meadows Farm

A small farm in Welford, Northamptonshire which specialise in the breeding of rare and unusual poultry, it also has a children's farm for families to visit which is a lovely day out. More information on the Mini Meadows Farm.

Postcode: NN6 6HZ Travel Time from Hotel: approx. 30mins 

Twin Lakes

Twin lakes family theme park has endless adventures of family fun packed with variety, adventure and fun for every member of your family.

Postcode: LE13 1SQ Travel Time from Hotel: approx. 50mins

Twycross Zoo

The zoo includes a host of animals including one of Europe's best collections of monkeys and apes. See more on the Twycross Zoo website.

Postcode: CV90 3PX Travel Time from Hotel: approx. 35mins 

Stratford Butterfly Farm

Enjoy the unique pleasure of watching hundreds of the world's most spectacular and colourful butterflies flying all around. You can see them feeding and flying in a wonderful tropical environment. Find out more on the Stratford Butterfly Farm.

Postcode: CV37 7LS Travel Time from Hotel: approx. 45mins

West Midlands Safari Park

West Midland Safari Park is home to some of the world's most beautiful and endangered exotic animal species. Safari Drive-Through, theme park and more.

Postcode: DY12 1LF Travel Times from Hotel: approx. 1hr 25mins

Woburn Safari Park

Woburn Safari Park is a safari park located in Woburn, Bedfordshire, England. Visitors to the park can drive through the large animal exhibits, which contain species such as White Rhino, Elephants, Tigers and Black Bears.

Postcode: MK17 9QN Travel Times from Hotel: approx. 1hr

Places of Interest & Days Out

Belgrade Theatre - Coventry

Fantastic nights out for everyone Drama, Musicals, Comedy and more! - What's On Guide/

Postcode: CV1 1GS Travel Time from Hotel: approx. 30mins

Bosworth Water Park

The place to enjoy a range of fun water sports. Our 50-acre site has 20 acres of water for boating, fishing and windsurfing. Hire a pedalo, walk the dog or let the kids burn off some energy in the Pirate Adventure play area. 

Postcode: Cv13 6PD Travel Times from Hotel: approx. 30mins

Bosworth Battlefield

A full calendar of special events throughout the year visit Bosworth Battlefield website for more details

Postcode: CV13 0AD Travel Time from Hotel: approx. 30mins

Bruntingthorpe Aerodrome & Proving Ground

Home to the Cold War jet collection - Vulcan, Victor, Hunter, Canberra, Comet and many more... some museum visitors may be fortunate enough to be present when the engines on individual aircraft are tested. Further information on the Bruntingthopre Aerodrome website

Postcode: LE17 5Q5 Travel Time from Hotel: approx. 20mins 

Cadburys World

Discover a whole world of chocolatey fun! Uncover a world of chocolate delights and enjoy a fascinating, fun-packed day out at Cadbury World. With fourteen amazing zones, there’s so much to see and do for the whole family.

Postcode: B30 1JR Travel Time from Hotel: approx. 1hr 


An award winning attraction, a unique mix of indoor and outdoor activities for the family, journey through the enchanted forest in the Discovery Centre or visit the Waterside centre with adventure playground and tranquil walks along the canal path. See more on the Conkers website

Postcode: DE12 6GA Travel Time from Hotel: approx. 45mins

Coventry Cathedral

A place of worship for over 900 years. Walk from the ruins of the old Cathedral into the splendour of the new one. Further information on the Coventry Cathedral website.

Postcode: CV1 5FB Travel Time from Hotel: approx. 30mins 

Coombe Country Park

400 acres of historic parkland, founded by Cistercian monks in 1150 it has taken ten centuries of cultivation to reach it present splendour. It now features beautiful gardens, woodlands and lakeside walks.

Postcode: CV3 2AB Travel Time from Hotel: approx. 20mins 

Curve Theatre - Leicester

Curve is a spectacular state-of-the-art theatre based in the heart of the Leicester’s vibrant Cultural Quarter. Opened in 2008 by Her Majesty The Queen, our award-winning building, designed by acclaimed architect Rafael Vinoly, offers a completely unique visitor experience. 

Postcode: LE1 1SB Travel Time from Hotel: approx. 30 mins

De Montfort Hall - Leicester

De Montfort Hall is Leicester's largest entertainment venue and has been serving the city with quality live acts since 1913. With a wide variety of shows, musical artists and comedians they have something for everyone!

Postcode: LE1 7RU Travel Time from Hotel: approx. 30mins

Dobbies Garden Centre & Plantasia

A visit to Dobbies isn't complete without a trip to Plantasia, 5 different mazes, 3 lakes full of carp and an animal field with deer, sheep, alpacas, wildfowl, pigs and donkeys.

Postcode: CV9 1RS Travel Time from Hotel: approx. 20mins 

Draycote Water

Draycote Water is a 650 acre reservoir set high in the rolling Warwickshire countryside. Sailing is a great sport for getting fit and being out in the fresh air. Our training department offers Taster Days if you would like to see if sailing is for you.

Postcode: CV23 8AB Travel Time from Hotel: approx. 35mins 

Foxton Locks

Set in the heart of rural South Leicestershire, watch the colourful narrowboats ascending the 'staircase' of ten locks. Find out about Foxton's fascinating history at the museum or take a boat trip on the canal.

Postcode: LE16 7RA Travel Time from Hotel: approx. 30mins 

Great Central Railway

The UK's only double track, mainline heritage railway.  Trains run every weekend of the year, bank holidays and daily in the summer. There are a number of family events including 'Days Out with Thomas the Tank Engine' Bonfire Night and Santa Specials. See the Great Central Railway website.

Postcode: LE11 1RW Travel Time from Hotel: approx. 45mins 

Mallory Park

Renowned as being one of - if not the best - circuit for spectator viewing in the country. Located in a natural amphitheatre, the grassy banks that overlook the circuit enable you to see all of the action. This is especially true when the oval Mallory Mile circuit is in use for Eurocars - you can see all of the circuit from any spectator point. See what's going on this weekend.

Postcode: LE9 7QE Travel Time from Hotel: approx. 25mins 

Midlands Roller Arena

The Midlands Roller Arena is a family-owned rink that was launched in January 2012. The rink is intended to give teams, clubs and individuals the chance to practise and take part in games or tournament’s on the purpose-built international-sized rink.

Postcode: LE17 5JD Travel Time from Hotel: approx. 5mins

Leicester Racecourse

Leicester Racecourse is a dual Flat and National Hunt venue located in the East Midlands, hosting 32 race meetings throughout the year.

Postcode: LE2 4AL Travel Time from Hotel: approx. 30mins 

Stoney Cove - Dive Centre

Stoney Cove the UK’s National Diving Centre. Diving first started here around 1960 and as the sport gained popularity Stoney Cove was developed into the amazing underwater adventure park it is today.

Postcode: LE9 4DW Travel Time from Hotel: approx. 10 mins

Tamworth Snowdome

Indoor snow slope with real snow, with rental fleet of skis and snowboards and also has snowblades and toboggans for hire. Find out more on the Tamworth Snowdome website.

Postcode: B79 7ND Travel Time from Hotel: approx. 45mins 

Wistow Maze

Enjoy a great day out exploring one of the country's largest maize mazes, set in 8 acres of living maize and sunflower crop. It's great exercise for mind and body! See more on the Wistow Maze website.

Postcode: LE8 OQF Travel Time from Hotel: approx. 25mins