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Visit Loughborough and Charnwood Forest

Loughborough is a thriving market town in the heart of Charnwood’s rugged countryside. It offers a great choice for shopping, diverse eating out experiences, family attractions, exciting events and plenty of places to explore.


The Market in the heart of the town plays an important role in the vitality of Loughborough. The Weekly Market is held every Thursday and Saturday with over 125 stall holders. The Vintage Market is held every Friday and offers over 40 traders selling antiques, collectables, and memorabilia. A Farmers’ Market is held on the second Wednesday of each month with producers from across the area selling a wide range of interesting organic, healthy food and drink with a wealth of knowledge about their specialised products.

During the autumn and winter months there’s a range of family friendly activities that take place in the town including the Loogabarooga Festival when the town plays host to incredible illustrators and brilliant authors at this annual festival.  November Fair takes over the town centre at the end of November which then leads on to preparations for the festive season and many family events that take place all over Charnwood. 

Loughborough has a large selection of car parks which are located around the main shopping areas. They offer great value and convenience and have won Secured Car Park awards so shoppers know they are safe to use.

Last updated June 2017