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Battlefield named as one of England's most important historical sites

7 August 2018

Bosworth Battlefield has been named as one of the 10 most important sites in England’s history of power, protest and progress, as part of a national campaign

One Giant Leap Forward for the National Space Centre

7 August 2018

Thanks to a unanimous 'yes' vote from the Inspiring Science Fund judging panel, the National Space Centre has been successful in securing funds to introduce two unique new facilities that will be developed with help from aspiring, creative young people in Leicester

New property joins family short break for visitors to Stratford and Warwick

31 July 2018

Ettington Chase will offer 4 star overnight accommodation for families on Stay Play Explore Warwickshire short break

PieFest is coming!

23 July 2018

Major food festival with award-winning pies from across the UK will return to Melton Mowbray next weekend

Loogabarooga is back to thrill young readers

18 July 2018

Festival of illustrated children’s literature returns to Loughborough from
18-23 October 2018 to coincide with 80th anniversary of the Beano comic

Space Rocks at the National Space Centre

12 July 2018

The National Space Centre is home to one of only three pieces of moon rock on display to the public in the UK

Who will eat all of the pies at this year's PieFest?

3 July 2018

Major UK PieFest event to take place from 28-29 July 2018 in Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire

Bring on the summer at CONKERS

26 June 2018

Daily entertainment for all of the family from 19 July to 2 September 2018 at award-winning visitor attraction

Festival to stage alternative ‘Bosworth’ battle

25 June 2018

This year’s Bosworth Medieval Festival will have a twist on the history-changing Battle of Bosworth – by exploring what would have happened if the outcome had been different and King Richard III had won the day

Twycross Zoo Celebrates Official Launch of Chimpanzee Eden

14 June 2018

Award-winning conservation charity, Twycross Zoo, welcomed VIP guests to an exclusive event to celebrate the launch of its brand new state-of-the art habitat, Chimpanzee Eden