Ashby Caste

Ashby Castle is a ruined castle situated in the middle of the town (you could even get the bus to extend your trip!) While visiting the castle you could climb to the top of the tower where there are some amazing views (our fingers are crossed for a clear day!). Or you could even head below ground and explore the hidden tunnels!

Important information for Leaders: The site is run by English Heritage. Opening times vary according to the season. There is an entry fee for this site. Picnic benches and toilets available.

Follow this link to the website for the most up to date information when planning your visit

Want to make a day of it?


How high can you jump? Rebound is one of Leicestershire’s trampoline parks which are all the craze at the moment!

Entry costs £10 for one hour.

Don’t forget to ask if any of your unit have been before, they can use their special trampoline socks from any trampoline park! Don’t worry if you haven’t been before, socks will cost £2.


Conkers is an indoor and outdoor adventure space just outside of Ashby town centre.

You can explore the 120 acre woodland where you can get your feet muddy on the barefoot walk or play on the adventure playground. If you fancy a break, head indoors where you can learn about the environment around from trees to bees and much more.

For more information and to plan your visit, head to their website



Make a blanket fort

Would you like to make a castle of your own? Here’s all the things you’ll need to build your own fort out of blankets.

1. Chairs, bed, drawers, sofa or tables (or any stable furniture you may have around your meeting place)

2. Large sheets and/or blankets (everyone could bring their own camp blanket)

3. Safety pins or clothes pegs

4. Heavy books or objects

5. Pillows or cushions

6. Large, clean area to build your fort

7. Creativity!


Struggling for ideas, there are lots of pictures on Pinterest and You Tube to help you build the biggest blanket fort around! Don’t forget to share your photos on social media…you could inspire another units fort!