11 Fun Things to do in Leicester for Adults
There's always lots going on for adults in Leicester. It's a vibrant multicultural city, with a wide range of activities and places to go.
Here's our pick of the top fun things for grown-ups to do in Leicester:
1. Go Bowling at Lane 7
As well as bowling you can try your hand at American pool, crazy golf, beer pong, shuffleboard, ping pong or one of the retro arcade games.
After 7 pm Lane7 is open to over-18s only, so take ID if you look youthful!
2. Try Bouldering at Social Climbing
It's easy to get started, just sign the online disclaimer and turn up wearing comfortable stretchy clothes.
If you want a bit more help, you can take an introduction class which includes the rest of the day's climbing in the price.
3. Fly a Spitfire at Leicester Simulations
You can fly a Spitfire around London or re-create the Battle of Britain and shoot down some German bombers.
Or try driving of a different sort on the golf simulator. Challenge your friends to a round of golf and you don't need to worry about the weather.
Leicester Simulations can host groups of up to six people, and there's a fully licensed bar too.
4. Marvel at the Wonders of Space at the National Space Centre
Boasting six interactive galleries, the UK's largest planetarium and a 42m high rocket tower, there's nothing like it in Britain.
Discover the secrets of our home planet, our solar system and the known universe, as well as finding out all about space exploration.
You can break up your visit with trips to the Boosters Cafe, where you can have lunch, afternoon tea, or just a freshly-brewed coffee while you sit beneath the rockets.
5. Experience Immersive Virtual Reality at RoamDome
With Earth decimated by global warming and oxygen in short supply, your team will need to work together to find the diamond skull and save the earth.
You'll be able to pick up real objects and also experience real scents and real wind so all your senses are engaged in the VR world - making the experience feel much more real.
When you've mastered the virtual world, there's real-life crazy golf, e-darts, a chill-out area and a licensed bar.
6. Play the Craziest Crazy Golf at Caddyshackers
So whether it's a first date, office get-together or a stag or hen party that you're organising, you can't go wrong with crazy golf at Caddyshackers.
But it's not just crazy golf, Caddyshackers offers axe-throwing too, so if you're looking for something a bit different, why not give it a try?
Caddyshackers is open to over-18s only after 7 pm.
7. Challenge Your Friends to 10 Pin Bowling at East Street Lanes
As well as 10-pin bowling, East Street Lanes offers a gaming arcade filled with classic arcade games, pool tables, air hockey and lots more.
And with a range of mocktails, cocktails, beers, wines and soft drinks to choose from, you won't go thirsty either.
8. Learn to Make Amazing Cocktails with a Cocktail Masterclass at Manhatten 34
Adults can learn to make cocktails like a pro on a Cocktail Masterclass at Manhatten 34 in Leicester.
The first two rounds of drinks will be made for you by the pros, then you can join them behind the bar and make your very own cocktail for the last round.
9. Get a Hole in One at Treetop Adventure Golf
There are two 18-hole courses to choose from - Tropical Trail and Ancient Explorer, with lush foliage and crumbling ancient temples to navigate.
Both courses are superbly themed: On Tropical Trail you'll navigate the Twisted Fig, and listen out for the barbershop frogs on your way to the Cascading River.
There's coffee and snacks at the Jungle Buzz Cafe, beer, wine, cocktails and mocktails at The Thirsty Toucan bar, and tasty food at Pizza Cabana.
10. See How Leicester's Favourite Beer is Made on the Everards Meadows Brewery Tour
Take a guided tour of Everards of Leicestershire and see how their famous beers are made.
The guided tour lasts about 90 minutes and you'll learn about the company's history, the ingredients used and how brewing is done in a state-of-the-art modern, sustainable brewery.
At the end of the tour, you can take part in a beer-tasting, so you can sample the products for yourself.
Tours are available from Thursdays to Sundays - though if you want to see the brewery in action please note that the brewing team are only on-site on weekdays.
11. Take on the Challenge of Paintballing at SAS 22
Ten minutes outside Leicester you'll find SAS 22, home to one of the Midlands' best paintball venues.
From the moment you step into the military base built by ex-special forces, you'll find yourself immersed in an exhilarating adventure that will set your pulse racing.
Professional marshals will make sure your visit runs smoothly and that everyone stays safe and has loads of fun.
There's a snack bar on-site for snacks and hot drinks or you can pre-order hot food like burgers or hot dogs.
We hope you've enjoyed our pick of the best fun things to do in Leicester for adults. As you can see there's lots to choose from. Have a great time in Leicester!