Leicester and Leicestershire boast a landscape featuring the 200 square mile National Forest and over 70 miles of waterways, both perfect for physical activities.

The Fitcation offer is about inspiring gentle adventures and active escapes as part of short break activity holidays and trips. Travelers seeking transformational experiences that have a perceived payoff in normal life are invited to consider a Fitcation.

Fitcation is about relationships with the environment, family and friends. A Fitcation can help to discover and re-discover how to include movement in our everyday life, expand our minds through physical exploration of an area, gaining a sense of wellbeing by getting closer to nature and stimulating our palates through regional cuisine.

Business Opportunity

Interested in including your visitor experience?

Minimum criteria for the experience must be:

  • Available in Leicester or Leicestershire
  • Available on a regular basis (i.e. seasonally or all year round, not just specific dates)
  • Able to be booked by the general public not just member
  • Bookable by a website, or by email or phone which is responded to regularly

If you would like to put your visitor experience forward to be included, please contact Ali Clements with some of the headline details and a link to a website for more information.

Ali Clements

Ali Clements

Strategic Lead

Active Together

I am working flexibly in the office or at home, therefore please contact me via email or phone number provided.

My areas of responsibility are:

- Business of Sport Network
- Sport & Economy Growth Plan
- Premier Sporting Location
- Place based support for Leicester City
- Supporting ethnically diverse communities

01509 467476
07785 766644

How to get involved

With a range of experiences to suit every level of excitement, age group and fitness ability, there are lots of activities to choose from.

If you are looking for inspiration then multi-day challenges bring together a few suggested activities to try, with some ideas for local accommodation for you to rest well between adventures. There are also great package holidays to choose from with E-Bike Holidays, National Forest walking holidays or Boutique Narrowboats.

For those looking for an adrenaline rush, try your hand at driving a hovercraft, flying a glider, skydiving, quad biking, abseiling or axe throwing.

Looking for a fun break with the family? Enjoy crazy golf, roller disco, indoor climbing, trampolining, bowling, cycling or generally enjoy the great outdoors by following woodland trails or solving a walking Maze!

Try out a new sport that could lead to an active hobby. Learn to play golf, fish or scuba dive or have a go at archery, clay pigeon shooting, open water swimming, mountain biking or kayaking.

Benefits of active breaks

If you aim for the recommended 150 minutes of physical activity a week, there are lots of great health benefits including:

  • Healthy heart
  • Improves muscle, bone and joint health
  • Improves sleep
  • Maintains healthy weight
  • Manages stress

All of which will improve your quality of life.

"The greatest benefits to our physical and mental health comes from when we go from doing no physical activity at all to doing just a little bit!"

The Legal Bit

The information contained on the Fitcation webpages has been provided by third parties (activity providers) independent of Visit Leicester. It is the responsibility of each activity provider to ensure that information relating to their activity / facility remains up to date and accurate. Visit Leicester accepts no liability for any illegality arising from error or omissions or inaccuracy in such material and take no responsibility for such material.

Before taking part in any activities listed here, Visit Leicester strongly recommend that you make appropriate checks to ensure high quality provision and a safe environment is provided. Visit Leicester accepts no liability (to the full extent permitted by law) for the quality of the activities provided.