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Family Day Out Guide

We've collected all the best things to do at Meridian Leisure with all the family to ensure the best memories can be made!

360 Play

Run off all that energy and get active in 360's huge indoor play areas. Specially designed for 360, the soft play areas are not only designed for 4-12 year olds but are also full scale for adults too. With giant wave sides, aerial gliders, race tracks, interactive ball zone, curly slides and tube slides, mirrors, biff bash bags, roller squeezers and lots more there is lots of room to run around and play for hours.

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Fancy seeing the best kids films and family films with both adult and child tickets from only £2.49 per ticket?

Our Mini Morning sessions give both adults and kids the chance to experience big screen entertainment for a very small price. Both adults and children pay from £2.49 per ticket.

Mini Mornings are run every Saturday and Sunday morning from 10am, plus every day in the school holidays (with availability likely to change depending on when your child’s holidays occur). Showing kids movies and new kids films, Vue's Mini Mornings ensures fun in the cinema for all the family.

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Bella Italia

Enjoy the wonders of Italian food and create memories with the family at Bella Italia. From delicious pasta to pizzas and other Italian classics, they’ve got a choice for everyone. Bella Italia truly believe that the best moments in life are those spent with loved ones, sharing food, friendship, laughter and embracing the joy of the Italian table. As they’re a family friendly restaurant, kid’s menu comes in two sizes to suit different ages and appetites. The smaller menu is £6.49 and offers perfectly portioned mini mains, and their larger menu is £8.49 with 50% bigger mains. During weekdays, children aged 2-11 eat for just £1, available Monday to Thursday 4pm to 6pm.

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Frankie & Benny's

Has it been a long week at work, is there no food in the fridge, or is cooking the last thing you want to do? Then Frankie & Benny’s is the perfect place to take the family for a nice relaxed meal out! There’s a wide variety of dishes to cater to all taste buds, from classic American-style burgers and ribs to Italian pasta and pizza dishes. Vegetarian and gluten-free options are also available to ensure that everyone in the family can find something they love. Families can now enjoy Frankie & Benny’s for less with their family deals. Small eaters can enjoy a drink, main and dessert for £6.80 and big eaters for only £8.30. Head to Frankie & Benny’s for the perfect family night out.

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Nando’s is quickly becoming a staple in the family routine, nothing beats a medium spice double chicken burger with a side of PERi-PERi salted chips, halloumi cheese and a bottomless drink. Is someone in your family a veggie? Nando’s have something for everyone with their fresh menu that’s bursting with flavour! Why not try ‘The Great Imitator Wrap’ and tell us if you can taste the difference. Nando’s relaxed and friendly atmosphere is the perfect place to spend your Friday night with the family. Grab a bite before a film at cinema or take advance of their quick and effective service if you have hungry kids who do not have the patience to wait for their food. Are your kids not sure what you they want? Why not look at the ‘Nandino’s’ set menu (for kids under 10) and see what tickles their fancy for only £5.95. Nando’s have you covered for every eventuality!

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Pizza Hut

Pizza Hut has been and will always be a family favourite, with their tasty pizzas and delicious salad bar there really is something for everyone. Keep your little monsters happy with their monster meal deal which includes an unlimited Salad, a bottomless drink, a kids Main (think Pizza, Pasta, Chicken and more), a scrumptious Side and Dessert, all-in for just £7.99! Their super fun activity packs will also keep the little ones engaged and entertained. If you are looking for a tasty treat for the whole family then look no further than the Pizza Hut Buffet! Weekday Buffets start from just £9.99 for adults and £7.99 for kids and both come with Unlimited Salad. You can also upgrade to the Buffet t£14.99 for adults and £9.99 for kids.

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Full of flavour, heat, style and passion. Chiquito really has it all, bringing you its Mexican inspired cuisine for all the family. The menu is packed-full of all your Mexican favourites, from messy burritos to tasty tacos, so whether you’re after a traditional feast or a lively fiesta with plenty of margaritas, you’re always guaranteed a good time.

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Harvester believe in making the most of time with family and friends, and at Harvester Leicester, you can do just that while enjoying their famous rotisserie chicken and tucking into flavour filled dishes straight from the grill. Plus, don’t forget all their main meals come with fresh, unlimited salad. You can enjoy breakfast, lunch, dinner or order take-away. They can’t wait to welcome you at Harvester Meridian Park.

Five Guys

Do you like being able to design your burger just the way you like it? Do you want the freshest and finest of ingredients in your food? Then Five Guys is the perfect place for you, as everything is cooked from scratch so you get the best flavour and texture. Five Guys potatoes are hand-cut daily and you’ll know exactly where they’ve come from because they put it on posters on their walls. Five Guys beef comes from Scotland and is grain finished for a marbled texture perfect for patties. With 15 free toppings you have more than 250,000 possible combinations to choose from. If you had one a day, it would take you 684 years to try them all! Let the whole family enjoy the finest burgers and shakes at Meridian Leisure today.

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The cinema is perfect for a family night out! Escape reality with VUE as they take you to a whole new world. Nothing beats a night at the cinema with your favourite flavour of popcorn and a nice cold refreshing drink, then settling into the comfortable chair for hours of pure entertainment. VUE has plenty of blockbuster films that the whole family can enjoy! Mini Morning sessions give both adults and kids the chance to experience big screen entertainment for a very small price. Both adults and children pay from £2.49 per ticket.

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Hollywood Bowl

Hollywood Bowl is the perfect place for a family day out! Take a step into the past with their American inspired diner which serves delicious food and drink including their thick shakes with all the old fashioned flavoured ice cream. For parents, there is a range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks to choose from at the Hollywood Bar. If bowling isn’t for you then take a ride with Mario or show off your skills at pool, or even play a game on the grabbers! The games are waiting for you in the arcade.

Burger King

Fancy something quick, easy and utterly delicious? Burger King will always be there to take care of you and your family. Burger King is famous for it’s flame grilled burgers and it’s the home of the whopper, choose from their selection of family bundles to feed the whole family.

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