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There's so much to see and do...

Corn Exchange
Pork pie making

Leicester and Leicestershire have lots of award-winning attractions and a fabulous range of festivals for your group to enjoy.

Take your group and your tastebuds on a gastronomic journey around Leicester and Leicestershire. You’ll find Michelin starred restaurants, awarding-winning chefs, rural country pubs, contemporary restaurants and country tea rooms where you can enjoy locally produced goodies.

Sample the famous Melton Mowbray Pork Pie, Stilton, Melton hunt cakes and the nation’s favourite, Red Leicester, it's no wonder that Melton Mowbray has been crowned the UK's Rural Capital of Food and Drink.

Leicester has some of the best curry houses to take your tastebuds on a journey. Visit contemporary restaurants serving a fusion of indo-chinese delicacies or head to a more traditional curry house serving the best in Indian cuisine. It's your choice how hot you dare to go!

Food and drink experiences

See how the world renowned famous Melton Mowbray Pork Pie is made and perhaps have a go at making your own. Visit Belvoir Alehouse for a tour of the brewery and enjoy a meal made up of tasty local produce and get to sample the real ale for yourself.

Try your hand at cocktail shaking at Manhatton 34 in the city or sample gin at the Gin School near Loughborough.


More food and drink



A year of festivals

There’s an event that will suit your group at any time of the year: vibrant festivals, live music, contemporary theatre and unusual rural events.


  • Leicester Comedy Festival


  • St George's Day Festival
  • Hallaton Bottle Kicking
  • International Dance Festival


  • Moira Canal Festival
  • Artisan Cheese Fair
  • Ashby Arts Festival


  • Riverside Festival
  • Foxton Locks Festival
  • Blaby Arts Festival
  • Market Bosworth Festival


  • Ashby Show
  • Bosworth Show
  • Rempstone Steam Festival


  • Bosworth Battlefield Anniversary Re-Enactment
  • Leicester Caribbean Carnival
  • Leicester Belgrave Mela


  • Shackerstone Canal Steam and Canal Festival
  • Annual Beer Festival


  • Melton Mowbray Food Festival
  • Black History Month


  • Abbey Park Bonfire & Firework Display
  • Loughborough Fair


  • Melton Mowbray Victorian Christmas Fair
  • Melton Mowbary Christmas Tree Festival

Restaurants and tearooms that welcome groups


Contact us

For help with your plans for visiting Leicester and Leicestershire with a group, call us on 0116 299 6666 or email

We can help secure great deals and book your accommodation, design a bespoke itinerary and organise a Blue Badge guide for your tour.  Just get in touch.

Last updated August 2016