Shepshed is a town in Leicestershire which is situated within the borough of Charnwood and it is the second largest settlement area after Loughborough. The town is located nearby M1 motorway, adjacent to junction 23. There are numerous attractions for all ages in Shepshed such as parks, recreation centres, museums, and nature reserve.
For the usual family and group getaway, Shepshed is a great place to visit if you want a mix of cultural and natural attractions in one visit. Like many towns in Leicester, Shepshed is among the smaller towns that showcase family friendly destinations. Apart from restaurants, cafes, and places to stay, there’s the Longcliffe Golf Club for those who love to putt in the green. The Grendon Abbey is a landmark worth seeing in town if you are into churches and cathedrals.
If you have children, you can take them to Noah’s Ark which is an animal themed indoor play centre. The centre has a decent-sized main frame and proper toddler area. Other activities offered are craft-making, biscuit decorating, and baby sensory class.
Many landmarks, recreation areas, and other leisure activities are located outside of Shepshed – usually a few miles away from town. The Mount St. Bernand Abbey in Coalville is accessible at 4.1 kilometers away. Other golf clubs you can visit is the Charnwood Forest Golf Club which is 6.2 kilometers and the Lingdale Golf Club which is 7.8 kilometers away from town.
Sports & Leisure
For rugby fans, the Hind Leys Campus is where the Shepshed R.F.C. train and play. For cricket fans, Morley Lane is where the Shepshed Town is based and Pudding Bag Lane Shepshed Messengers. The Shepshed Dynamo F.C. is the main football club that plays at the Midland Football League.
These leisure and fun activities are great for the whole family or a group of sports fans traveling together. The nearest train station is in Loughborough, so it’s best to book a chauffeured car in Shepshed if you are visiting for a few days. You will certainly enjoy the attractions even more if you have a safe and comfortable ride while you are in town.