From the cultural university cities of Lincoln, Nottingham and Leicester to the historic city of Derby and the world famous "pork pie" town of Melton Mowbray, the East Midlands offers a colourful vibrant region with a wide variety of attractions for the tourist. Visit the home of the legendary Robin Hood at Sherwood Forest or take part in a little water sport at Rutland Waters.

Come rain or shine, the Peak District National Park has so much to offer the outdoor enthusiast no matter what your age. And for a little special adventure, why not visit Treak Cliff Cavern in Derbyshire and take in the wonderland of stalactites, stalagmites, rocks, minerals and the unique mineral Blue John Stone.

Find even more family fun at some of England's finest beaches – traditional bucket and spade holidays with plenty to keep the children entertained from morning until night. But don't take our word for it, read below for more exciting things to see and do:

Lincolnshire: Skegness Seal Sanctuary, Skegness, Butterfly and Wildlife Park, Spalding, Belton House, Grantham, Lincoln Aviation Centre, nr East Kirkby

Leicestershire: National Space Centre, Leicester, Rockingham Castle, Market Harborough, Conkers, Ashby de la Zouch, Tropical Birdland, Leicester

Peak District: Chatsworth House, Bakewell, Peak Cavern, Hope Valley, Heights of Abraham, Matlock Bath, Tissington Hall, Tissington

Nottinghamshire: Nottingham Castle, Nottingham, Sherwood Forest, nr Mansfield, Newark Air Museum, Newark, City of Caves, Nottingham

Rutland: Rutland County Museum, Oakham, Rutland Falconry and Owl Centre, Rutland Water, Rutland Water Cycling,

Breacon Beacons: Brecknock Museum & Art Gallery, Brecon Cathedral & Heritage Centre, Big Pit: National Coal Museum, Brecon Mountain Railway

Derbyshire: Heights of Abraham, Chatsworth House, Hardwick Hall and Gardens, Rosliston Forestry Centre

Northamptonshire: Abington Park Museum, South Northampton, Prebendal Manor House, Wansford, Cottesbrooke Hall, Northampton, Canal Museum, Owcester


The Visual History of S2S - See East Midlands Newsletter

S2S - See East Midlands catalogue cover from 29 March, 2011
29 March, 2011
S2S - See East Midlands catalogue cover from 27 November, 2009
27 November, 2009