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Vibrant festivals, live gigs, contemporary theatre, and unusual rural events, Leicester and Leicestershire has lots to entertain you!

Leicester boasts a diverse range of entertainment. From live music and performances at De Montfort Hall to city festivals including the Leicester Caribbean Carnival. If you need some laughter in your life, visit the Leicester Comedy Festival held each February. 

But it's not all about big festivals and performing art productions – visit The Musician for intimate performances from live bands, or as you are walking around the city centre look out for street performances. If you're a major film buff, watch in style at Leicester's Cinema de Lux or Phoenix

In the county you can experience quirky and traditional rural festivals and live music performances. Enjoy the many food festivals taking place all year round such as the Melton Mowbray Food Festival, Artisan Cheese Fair, ChocFest or PieFest. Outdoor ampitheatres, concerts in castles to the bizarre Hallaton Hare Pie Scramble & Bottle Kicking and our very own GlastonBudget – ideal if you missed those essential tickets to Glastonbury! The award-winning Loughborough Town Hall is the place to be if you enjoy live performances and panto's, or visit Conkers or Calke Abbey for live musical performances in magnificent surroundings (don't forget to take along a picnic full of tasty Leicestershire goodies!)

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Destination Space at National Space Centre

Sat 16 - Sun 24 Feb 2019

Discover the hidden mysteries of the Universe Take part in Destination Space and discover the latest in space exploration… Deep Space Telescopes, Martian Missions, UK Spaceports and more.

Leicester

 
 
 
Medieval Playtime

Sat 16 - Sun 24 Feb 2019

Medieval Games

Leicester

 
 
 
See PAW Patrol favourites Chase & Marshall

Tue 19 - Thu 21 Feb 2019

Come and see PAW Patrol favourites Chase & Marshall this February half term! The heroic pups will be making personal appearances at Loughborough. There's lots of fun for all the family with steam train trips, fun fair rides and why not get

Loughborough

 
 
 
Ghost Walk, Bosworth Battlefield

Tue 19 Feb 2019

When we first researched this area for the ghost walk we were surprised just how many ghost stories and sightings had been reported. There’s no smoke with out fire..

Market Bosworth

 
 
 

Wed 20 Feb 2019

Half term fun in the Community Heritage Centre. Come along and help your child create their own unique craft item. Then you can all sit and enjoy a drink and a cake before taking the results home.

Ashby-de-la-Zouch

 
 
 

Thu 21 Feb 2019

Join us on a magical exploration of our woods and discover if there are fairies afoot. Child must be accompanied by adult.

Loughborough

 
 
 

Thu 21 Feb - Sat 2 Mar 2019

Following the courtships and disguises of its satirical, farcical characters, London Assurance is a merry parade of wittily constructed skirmishes between love and money, town and country, nature and artifice.

Ashby-de-la-Zouch

 
 
 

Fri 22 Feb 2019

Lovely pastry, tasty fillings, lashings of buttery mash and gravy – what could be better!

Loughborough

 
 
 

Fri 22 Feb 2019

The entertainer Luke Jermay is back with a brand new interactive stage show jam-packed with phenomenal jaw dropping demonstrations of intuition, telepathy and prediction. Your mind will be read, your choices will be predicted.

Coalville