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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

© Lane7 Leicester

With 10-pin bowling and a range of fun games to play, Lane7 is so much more than just a bar.

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.

© Lane7 Leicester

Getting peckish? You'll find independent food trucks "Thai Express" and "Get Your Tots Out" in the Goods Yard.

After 7 pm Lane7 is open to over-18s only, so take ID if you look youthful!


2. Try Bouldering at Social Climbing

© Social Climbing

Social Climbing is a fun place to try bouldering (indoor climbing without ropes).

It's easy to get started, just sign the online disclaimer and turn up wearing comfortable stretchy clothes.

© Social Climbing

All you need is climbing shoes and chalk - and you can rent those. There's a short safety demonstration, then you're ready to climb.

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

© Leicester Simulations

If you want to fly a Spitfire, drive an F1 car or play on a spectacular golf course - all without leaving Leicester, then Leicester Simulations is the place to go.

You can fly a Spitfire around London or re-create the Battle of Britain and shoot down some German bombers.

© Leicester Simulations

The racing simulator lets you drive solo, or compete head to head against a friend to see who's really the best driver.

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

© National Space Centre

Space and technology enthusiasts will love a day 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.

© National Space Centre

Enjoy the experience of the new Tetrastar Spaceport attraction where you climb on board the Tharsis spacecraft, cruise into orbit and journey to the stars.

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

© RoamDome

RoamDome offers a unique VR experience for groups of up to 5 people.

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.

© RoamDome

Put on your VR headset and you can enter this virtual world, but still see and interact with your group - just like in the real world.

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

© Caddyshackers Leicester

Billing itself as the biggest baddest and best 18-hole crazy golf in Leicester, Caddyshackers offers a fun and challenging game on a very crazy course.

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.

© Caddyshackers Leicester

There's a licensed bar with craft beer, wines and a selection of cocktails and mocktails for the non-drinkers in your group.

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

© East Street Lanes

Right next door to Caddyshackers you'll find East Street Lanes, an 8-lane boutique bowling venue.

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.

© East Street Lanes

You can grab a bite to eat while you're there - they do a range of burgers, pizzas and sharers to keep your bowling team fuelled up for the game.

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.

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You'll learn about the history of prohibition and the origins of some of today's most popular cocktails.

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

© Treetop Adventure Golf

For mini-golf with a rainforest theme, check out 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.

© Treetop Adventure Golf

On Ancient Explorer you must overcome the challenges set when ancient temples were built, including the Sacred Mask and Sleepy Head before you gain access to the Inner Temple.

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.

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The brewery is set in Everards Meadows - 90 acres of beautiful landscape.

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.

Stock Photo © Micah Chelf via Pixabay

With a secluded woodland location, SAS 22 offers both natural and man-made game zones to provide a variety of fun and challenging paintball experiences.

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!

If you want a great boozy bottomless brunch whilst you're in Leicester, have are the best to choose from: 9 Best Bottomless Brunches in Leicester.

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