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Katherine Fortnum Ceramics, 15 Knoll Street, Market Harborough, Leicestershire, LE16 9QR

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Katherine Fortnum Ceramics, 15 Knoll Street, Market Harborough, Leicestershire, LE16 9QR

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Loogabarooga Festival

Charnwood Museum, Queens Park, Granby Street, Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE11 3DU

We are delighted to have an exhibition of Comic Art running at Charnwood Museum Gallery from 25 September to 31 October 2018, with free entry throughout.

  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry
Show more details of Exhibition-From Dennis the Menace to Desperate Dan
 
Twinlakes Park

Twinlakes Park, Melton Spinney Road, Thorpe Arnold, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, LE14 4SB

Voted the best Halloween daytime attraction for families, Family Scream runs from 13th October to 4th November daily with over 20,000 FREE pumpkins for kids to carve.

  • Rail station: Melton Mowbray (2 miles)
  • Parking: free
Show more details of Family Scream & Xtreme Scream
 
Apollo 50 at the National Space Centre

National Space Centre, Exploration Drive, Leicester, LE4 5NS

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first mission in the Apollo space programme to carry a crew into space.

  • Rail station: Leicester (3 miles)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
Show more details of Go 7! Apollo Half Term
 
Loogabarooga Festival

Creations Pottery, 16 Church Gate, Loughborough, LE11 1UD

Craft your very own creation in clay and take home a souvenir of Loogabarooa! We will help you make a unique masterpiece. This event is part of the Loogabarooga Festival of Incredible Illustrations and Brilliant Books.

  • Children welcome
Show more details of Creative Clay Play
 

Charnwood Museum, Queens Park, Granby Street, Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE11 3DU

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Charnwood Museum, Queens Park, Granby Street, Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE11 3DU

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Hinckley Farmers Market, Castle Street, Hinckley, Leicestershire, LE10 1AA

Why not come along and sample some of the gastronomic delights that the local area has to offer? Producers at the market offer free tastings and can give some great cookery tips.

Thu 18 Oct 2018
  • 09:30 to 14:00
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Hinckley Farmers Market

Thu 18 Oct 2018
  • 09:30 to 14:00

Hinckley

 

Loughborough Library, Granby Street, Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE11 3DZ

A live show suitable for younger children, who must be accompanied by a grown-up.

Thu 18 Oct 2018
  • 10:30, 13:00
  • Children welcome
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Screenpainting

Charnwood Museum, Queens Park, Granby Street, Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE11 3DU

John Patrick Reynolds, the only screen printer with permission from DC Thomson, the publisher of The Beano, to use its fabulous archive of images in his work will give a talk about the process he uses from comic to paper.

  • Parking: with charge
  • Free entry
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Stanley's Stick

Loughborough Town Hall, Market Place, Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE11 3EB

This colourful event brings together author John Hegley and illustrator Neal Layton who present the tale of Stanley's Stick. This event is part of the Loogabarooga Festival of Incredible Illustrations and Brilliant Books.

Thu 18 Oct 2018
  • 15:00 to 16:00
  • Rail station: Loughborough (1 mile)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome
Show more details of Stanley's Stick - with John Hegley & Neal Layton
 
Loogabarooga Festival

Chocolate Alchemy, 5 Churchgate Mews , Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE11 1UA

Taste chocolate from around the world before having a go yourself to create your very own popping candy chocolates to take home with you. This event is part of the annual Loogabarooga Festival of Incredible Illustrations and Brilliant Books

  • Rail station: Loughborough (1 mile)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome
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Photo: Neil Walker

Loughborough Town Hall, Market Place, Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE11 3EB

This workshoppy show, tells the tale of an ordinary living room sofa zooming into the sky to visit people and places determined by you and me, the author. Part of the Loogabarooga Festival of Incredible Illustrations and Brilliant Books.

  • Rail station: Loughborough (1 mile)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome
Show more details of Telling and Drawing the Supersonic Sofa
 

Loughborough Library, Granby Street, Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE11 3DZ

Come and listen to Penguinpig illustrator Amy Bradley, whose quirky, colourful drawings really brought the important story of Penguinpig to life and draw your own Penguinpig!

Fri 19 Oct 2018
  • 12:15 to 13:00, 15:15 to 16:00
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Amy Bradley talks Penguinpig at Loughborough Library

Fri 19 Oct 2018
  • 12:15 to 13:00, 15:15 to 16:00

Loughborough

 

Loogabarooga Festival Den, Queens Park, Granby Street, Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE11 3DU

Roll up, roll up! The Imagination Station has landed! Have a go at our art and craft activities inspired by children's illustrated literature.

Fri 19 Oct 2018
  • 13:30 to 14:30
  • Children welcome
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Loogabarooga Festival

Loogabarooga Festival Den, Queens Park, Granby Street, Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE11 3DU

As the night draws in, come along to a fun-filled evening of top notch children's film on the biggish screen in the Festival Den - then stay on to create your very own magical shadow puppets.

Fri 19 Oct 2018
  • 19:00 to 20:30
  • Children welcome
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Loogabarooga Festival

Loughborough Library, Granby Street, Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE11 3DZ

Come with Tiny Frenzy for lots of fun, role-play and music as we read Julia Donaldson’s Room On The Broom in our 35-minute Drama and Storytelling Class.

Sat 20 Oct 2018
  • 10:30 to 11:00
  • Children welcome
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Loogabarooga Festival

A Plan Insurance, 30 Cattle Market, Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE11 3DL

Bring a snuggly blanket and hunker down with your favourite teddy while Nicky sprinkles her own unique bearish magic on a selection of teddy-bear themed children’s stories. Nicky might even tell a story about YOUR BEAR!

  • Children welcome
  • Free entry
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Loogabarooga Festival

Loughborough Library, Granby Street, Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE11 3DZ

Come and join Mini Frenzy as we Search for the Gruffalo through Drama and Imaginative Play. In this 45-minute session, we will transport your little ones to another world using drama games and focused imaginative play.

Sat 20 Oct 2018
  • 11:30 to 12:15
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Loogabarooga Festival

Loughborough Library, Granby Street, Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE11 3DZ

Does your youngster love to play, pretend and perform? Then come along with Little Frenzy as we explore the story of Where The Wild Things Are, in a 60-minute workshop involving drama, role-play and plenty of fun games.

Sat 20 Oct 2018
  • 14:30 to 15:30
  • Children welcome
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