The Carillon Tower

The Carillon Tower is a war memorial and museum rolled into one, with a really unusual bell tower that houses 47 different bells. They can be played to ring out melodies rather than peels.

You can visit the ground floor for free, but there is a very small cost for visiting other floors and the tower climb.

The Tower and museum are open between Good Friday to 30th September, everyday but Monday’s 1pm – 4.30pm. However, if you wish to visit outside these times you will need to contact the museum.

Contact details and more information are available here.

Charnwood Museum

A short stroll across the park and you’ll reach Charnwood Museum. The museum houses a selection of permanent and temporary exhibitions. It is situated right in the centre of Loughborough in Queen’s Park and has free entry.

Opening times vary throughout the year so double check before planning a visit.

Loughborough has a number of other places to visit if you wanted to extend your visit to this Division.

Queen’s Park

At the park you can play in the excellent playground, look at the aviary and picnic in the park.

Leisure Centre

Or visit Loughborough Leisure Centre, which is just across the road, for swimming or roller skating. See the website below for times and prices.

You Scream, I Scream, We all Scream for Ice Cream

Need a pit stop? Enjoy an artisan ice-cream, a coffee or milkshake at Dolcino which is less than 5 minutes walk from Queen’s Park. View some of their products on their website.


Tower Building

Use rolls of newspaper, spaghetti and marshmallows or cocktail sticks and jelly babies to build the highest or most exciting tower that you can.

We’ve included some inspiration below:

You could even see if a small object (Lego figure and toy car) could be supported by your structure.

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