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Secret World of Gases

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

Science with a BANG!

  • Rail station: Leicester (3 miles)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
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1620s House at Donington le Heath

1620s House and Garden, Manor Road, Donington Le Heath, Coalville, Leicestershire, LE67 2FW

The Bug Hunt will run when the 1620s House & Garden in open – Thursday to Sunday and Bank Holidays from 10.30 am to 4.30 pm. Collect a sheet from our Ticket Office, explore the 1620s Gardens to find the bugs.

  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
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Make Great Savings This Summer!

Twycross Zoo, Burton Road, Atherstone, Warwickshire, CV9 3PX

Make great savings on your family day out this Summer at Twycross Zoo! Hurry! Limited time left!

  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
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Moira Furnace

Moira Furnace Museum & Country Park, Furnace Lane, Moira, nr Ashby, Leicestershire, DE12 6AT

The Moira Furnace Folk Festival at the heart of the National Forest takes place at Moira Furnace located on the Leicestershire / Derbyshire border, one of the most picturesque settings in the industrial midlands.

  • Rail station: Loughborough (10 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
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Bosworth Battlefield

Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre, Ambion Lane, Sutton Cheney, Market Bosworth, Leicestershire, CV13 0AD

This is a great full day family event, with not just the battle re-enactment, but jousting, a medieval market, children’s games, large living history encampment, entry to the award-winning Exhibition, FREE car parking and lots more too.

  • Rail station: Hinckley (6 miles)
  • Parking: with charge
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Music in the Mead

Hinckley, Town Centre, Hinckley, Leicestershire, LE10 OAT

Fern and Lisa perform ‘Musicals in the Mead’ with a selection of songs from stage and screen.

Sat 18 Aug 2018
  • 13:00, 15:00
  • Free entry
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Summer Sundown LIVE Music Night

Twycross Zoo, Burton Road, Atherstone, Warwickshire, CV9 3PX

Bring the family to enjoy our last Summer Sundown LIVE Music Night this Saturday 18th August 2018. Only £7 per person!

Sat 18 Aug 2018
  • 17:00 to 20:30
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
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Conkers

Conkers, Millennium Avenue, Rawdon Road, Moira, Swadlincote, Leicestershire, DE12 6GA

Talon showcase all the classic Eagles hits from the timeless back catalogue.

Sat 18 Aug 2018
  • 18:15 to 23:00
  • Rail station: Burton upon Trent (9 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
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Talon - Best of the Eagles at Conkers

Conkers
Sat 18 Aug 2018
  • 18:15 to 23:00

Ashby-de-la-Zouch

 

North Street Car Park, North Street, Ashby de la Zouch, Leicestershire, LE65 1HU

Sun 19 Aug 2018
  • 09:00 to 13:30
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World Orang utan Day!

Twycross Zoo, Burton Road, Atherstone, Warwickshire, CV9 3PX

*FREE entry to all visitors with red hair on Sunday 19th August – this includes natural, dyed or red wigs!

Sun 19 Aug 2018
  • 10:00 to 18:00
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry
  • Disabled access
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Shepshed Watermill, Mill Farm Hathern Road, Shepshed, Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE12 9RP

Special open day - come and explore Shepshed Watermill and its grounds.. The Machine Floor consists of a vertical pit wheel driving the horizontal line shafts, which in turn drive the stone nuts to the four sets of millstones.

Sun 19 Aug 2018
  • 11:30 to 16:30
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Open Day at Shepshed Watermill

Sun 19 Aug 2018
  • 11:30 to 16:30

Loughborough

 
Hinckley Bid Event

Hinckley, Town Centre, Hinckley, Leicestershire, LE10 OAT

Robbie the land train will be providing free rides from Market Place. There is also crazy golf at The Crescent.

Wed 22 Aug 2018
  • 10:30 to 16:00
  • Free entry
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Conkers

Conkers, Millennium Avenue, Rawdon Road, Moira, Swadlincote, Leicestershire, DE12 6GA

Direct from London’s West End, the UK’s biggest George Michael tribute show.

Fri 24 Aug 2018
  • 19:30 to 23:00
  • Rail station: Burton upon Trent (9 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
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Outdoor Activity Centre Leicestershire

Field Sport UK Activity Centre, Melbourne Road, Lount, Leicestershire, Ashby De La Zouch, LE65 1RS

Some of the itinerary will cover a variety of outdoor survival skills - from lighting a fire using various methods, techniques and materials, to building a protective shelter. You'll explore the psychology of survival.

  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
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Leicestershire County Show

Leicestershire County Show, Gallow Field Road, Market Harborough, Leicestershire, LE16 7QB

The Leicestershire County show is a 2-day annual event, organised by the Leicestershire Agricultural Society. The event celebrates rural life with livestock and equine classes and a range of family-friendly entertainment.

  • Rail station: Harborough Railway Station (3 miles)
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Leicestershire County Show

Leicestershire County Show

Market Harborough

 
Open weekend

Stapleford Miniature Railway, Stapleford Park, The Old Forge Yard, Stapleford Road, Stapleford, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, LE14 2SF

Public running of the railway. Lots of attractions including vintage and classic vehicles and tractors, craft and other traders, club displays and much more as well as as our resident Berkshire steam loco and diesel.

  • Rail station: Melton Mowbray (3 miles)
  • Parking: free
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Music Festival

Pug and Greyhound, 14 London Road, Great Glen, Leicestershire, LE8 9GF

Join us at The Pug & Greyhound for our fourth annual Pugstock Festival! Taking place on Saturday 25th August we will have a day of live music from local singers and bands, bars, street food, all day BBQ, kids activities, stalls and more!

Sat 25 Aug 2018
  • 12:00 to 22:00
  • Free entry
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Katherine Johnson

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

Hidden Figures tells the incredible untold story of Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson, who served as the brains behind the launch into orbit of astronaut John Glenn.

Sat 25 Aug 2018
  • 18:30 to 22:00
  • Rail station: Leicester (3 miles)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome
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Conkers

Conkers, Millennium Avenue, Rawdon Road, Moira, Swadlincote, Leicestershire, DE12 6GA

With a set list boasting an impressive range to suit all ages, with the emphasis on great hit songs from this golden era of music

Sat 25 Aug 2018
  • 19:30 to 23:00
  • Rail station: Burton upon Trent (9 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
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SuperSonic 70's at Conkers

Conkers
Sat 25 Aug 2018
  • 19:30 to 23:00

Ashby-de-la-Zouch

 
Open Garden

Tresillian House, Tresillian House, 67 Dalby Road, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, LE13 0BQ

Three quarters of an acre garden re-established by current owner since 2009. Beautiful blue cedar trees, excellent specimen tulip tree. Parts of garden original, others reinstated with variety of plants and bushes.

Sun 26 Aug 2018
  • 11:00 to 16:00
  • Rail station: Melton Mowbray (2 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
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