New walking trail encourages children to discover Leicesters hidden gems

Fantasical creatures, mythical beings and mysterious people feature in a new children’s activity trail which aims to highlight Leicester’s architectural gems.

Dragons, unicorns, angels and cherubs feature in the city centre walking trail, which has been created by Leicester City Council in partnership with the University of Leicester.

Young sleuths are being encouraged to investigate the city's historic buildings as part of the 'Look at Leicester' initiative.

Designed to capture their imagination and appeal to their inquisitive natures, the i-spy trail invites youngsters to turn detective, and score points for spotting specific historical features in the city centre.

Colin Hyde of the Centre for Urban History at the University of Leicester said: “Looking at your local environment in detail is a first step towards appreciating and valuing the people and places around you.

“We are delighted to be partners with the city council in developing this trail, which we hope will be a fun way for young people to learn more about Leicester.”

The Look at Leicester trail activity book can be purchased for £1 from the Visit Leicester shop in Gallowtree Gate, or is available free of charge at

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