We are taking part in Visit Britain’s campaign to let you know how you can Escape the Everyday to the Harborough district this Autumn. Set in rural Leicestershire, the Harborough district is the perfect place to take a break.


Explore the Grand Union Canal running through the district by foot, bike or boat. You can even stay on the water in a gorgeous Boutique Narrowboat. Visit the Union Wharf at Market Harborough which runs through to the iconic Foxton Locks, the longest and steepest staircase locks in the UK

The Union Wharf, a canal boat docking point in Market Harborough

Outdoor Adventures

Head to Armourgeddon for the only place in the world you can experience a tank paintball battle. Discover hover crafting, axe-throwing and more at Axceler-8 or visit Avalanche Adventure for quad biking, DTV Shredders and other adventures. If you fancy go-karting, check out Sutton Circuit!

Happy customers enjoying their day at Avalanche Adventure


Why not extend your stay in the district? Stay on the water with Boutique Narrowboats, stay in the snug cabins or a treehouse in the woodlands at Hothorpe Venues, try yurting at Country Bumpkin Yurts or treat yourself to a luxurious stay at the Kilworth House Hotel. View all accommodation here.

'The snug' accommodation at Hothorpe Venues

Market Towns

Discover the historic market towns of Lutterworth and Market Harborough and the gems they hold. Exclusive, independent retailers are the perfect places to find those unique Christmas gifts or to treat yourself! Stop for a coffee break, a lite lunch or a delicious meal in one of the many eateries across the towns. Be sure to check out the iconic Old Grammar School in the centre of Market Harborough and the famous Whittle Jet replica in Lutterworth.

Church street is a street lined with independent retailers in Market Harborough

History and Heritage

Book your slot at the Harborough Museum to uncover stories of the district. Walk through the history of the Kibworth villages using the Heritage Trails and explore the historic military vehicles, educational exhibits and movie star tanks (as featured in: Saving Private Ryan, Evita, Fury) at Armourgeddon Military Museum.

The Hallaton Helmet on a stand on display at the Harborough Museum

Know before you go

Know before you go and check restrictions at the different attractions. Please also check the national and local restrictions.

Remember to download and use the NHS Covid-19 app.

If you have coronavirus symptoms: Get a test and stay at home.