Market Bosworth Attractions

What makes a great day out? For you, perhaps it's family fun and activities with the kids. Bosworth Water Park, The Battlefield Line Steam railway and the Country Park offer great family activities. Maybe you'd prefer to imbibe Market Bosworth's history and heritage on a walking tour of the town, or get out and about and explore the fresh air in the countryside following one of the many walks including the Leicestershire Round.

Bosworth in Bloom has won many Regional and National accolades over the last 33 years and the floral displays are especially stunning during late spring through to Autumn.

No matter what your preference or how you want to spend your day or your short break this season, you'll find plenty of things to do in and around Market Bosworth that perfectly suit your mood.



The Battlefield Line (Click for details)

The Battlefield Line is a 'must visit' Victorian Heritage railway, here in the heart of Leicestershire's rural countryside.
Our 3 stations are at Market Bosworth, at Shenton for The Battle of Bosworth Visitor Centre and "Station Glass" (glassblowing studio) and at Shackerstone.
At Shackerstone station you will find The lovely Victorian Cafe, a railway museum and gift shop.
We run steam trains at weekends between March and November. Diesel Rail cars often run in school holidays (midweek).

We welcome cyclists and dog walkers on our trains too!!
Our seasonal attractions include :Easter Egg Hunt, Real Ales festival, Fish & Chip supper trains, Bonfire Night trains, and the popular Santa Specials in December.
Please visit our website: for timetables, prices and a full list of attractions!


Squirrel at Wellesborough (Click for details)

Squirrel At Wellsborough is a rural centre for art & craft experiences, Set in a converted stable block in the idyllic hamlet of Wellsborough, just 2.5 miles from Market Bosworth.

Squirrel At Wellsborough,

The Stables,

Bosworth Road,


CV13 6PA

Facebook: @squirrelatwellsborough

Instagram: Squirrel_at_Wellsborough

Tel: 01455 291 693


This family run venture is known for its warm welcome, eclectic mix of art, craft & rural experiences and great cake!

Expect arm knitting, oil painting, needle – felting, chocolate making and an abundance of seasonal craft experiences all delivered by local crafters!

Book a workshop or drop in to pick up a present from the range of locally made artisan gifts.

Visit our website or Facebook page for current event listings or get in touch to book your own private experience, Workshops can be booked for individuals and groups of up to 20!


Canal (Day) Boat for Hire (Click for details)



HARRY & SALLY' 43' cruiser stern DAYBOAT

Take a quiet cruise along the tranquil, rural, and lockless Ashby Canal. Perfect for special celebrations, birthdays, business away days and holiday treats.

Bosworth Marina
Carlton Road
Market Bosworth
Nr Nuneaton
Warks CV13 6PG

Link to Availability Calendar

Link to Facebook Page

Tel: 01455 291111

Available Spring-Autumn for full days (9.30 am – 5 pm) or half days (9.30 am – 1 pm or 1.30 pm – 5 pm Monday to Fridays and excluding Bank Holidays).

Capacity 2-12 people self steering or up to 11 people plus our friendly helpful skipper

  • Large covered front deck with table, roll up canopies and cruiser deck at rear
  • Heating and sound system throughout
  • Well equipped galley with fridge, sink, kettle, microwave
  • Toilet and washing facilities
  • Disabled access to deck
  • Shop, coffee and snacks available at marina
  • Taster trips and gift vouchers available.


National Forest Ebike holidays (Click 4 info)


Self-guided electric bike holidays around Market Bosworth and the National Forest


Tel: 01530 417482 / 07970 907976 

Our easy self-guided electric bike cycling holidays are perfect for gentle adventurers, looking for a relaxing and fun holiday. Undiscovered by mass tourism, the peaceful countryside is packed with things to explore. 

Every cycling holiday includes hire of top quality electric bikes, equipped with Sat-Nav, lovely accommodation, daily luggage transfer between hotels, a detailed route to follow at your own pace and local support, should you need a helping hand. Local experts, we're always happy to share our favourite secret places with guests.

Cycling holidays range from 2 to 6 nights, with routes to suit all interests. Enjoy a steam train ride through the lovely English countryside. Learn about the death of King Richard III and the dramatic discovery of his remains. You can even combine your holiday with a barge trip or learn a new rural craft or skill. 

Contact us on above for more information and availability.




Mallory Meadows (Click for details)

Mallory Meadows is a self catering holiday lodge park set in Kirkby Mallory Leicestershire, just 5 miles from historic Market Bosworth.

We have 6 bespoke timber clad lodges nestled in a meadowland setting, each lodge has a private hot tub situated on the deck area. The accommodation has all the features and comfort of a typical lodge but on a much smaller footprint giving you the ultimate boutique lodge experience in the most tranquil of settings.

Our lodges have everything you need to make a short stay in the Market Bosworth area very comfortable:- fully equipped kitchenettes, cosy heating systems, king size beds and a very warm welcome awaits.

Mallory Meadows, Barwell road, Kirkby Mallory, LE9 7QA 01455 841867

Instagram @mallorymeadowsKM

For bookings :-

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Battlefield Centre (Click for details)

Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre

Visitors of all ages will find something to enjoy at the Battlefield Centre and Country Park – where the dramatic story of how King Richard III lost his life, crown and the throne of England to Henry Tudor is told.  Get up-close-and personal in the colourful and interactive hands-on displays of the multi award-winning exhibition experience, following the journey of the Wars of the Roses through the stories of those who were there. 

There’s a wide range of outdoor activities, including guided and self-led walks, living history events and a packed events programme available throughout the year, with Individual and Family Entry Tickets valid for 12 months (Annual Pass) from the date of purchase - (special events including the annual Bosworth Medieval Festival Weekend in August excluded). 

The 1485 Tithe Barn restaurant offers a variety of refreshments and the well-stocked shop has a great range of souvenirs, gifts and books.


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Legions to Legends (Click for details)

‘Legions to Legends’ is my bespoke business providing guided walks, talks and tours in Leicestershire and Warwickshire border area.

I can provide a series of talks on different eras in history, from Romans through to Victorians, or guided walks from 2 Kms through to 24 kms in distance and from 1 to 8 hours duration for a minimum of 2 up to a maximum of 25 people (Sorry, but due to the routes and restrictions due to livestock, Dogs are not allowed)

So, want to treat your loved one to a special walk? or are you part of a group looking to learn more about the area bordering the A5 Watling Street?, please contact me  and I will get back to you as soon as possible with details. 


Mobile:- 07807 103577