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Latest News

Bringing the art of Ladybird Books to the streets of Loughborough

13 October 2015

Unique BookBenches to celebrate Ladybird Books’ centenary at Loogabarooga Festival

Celebrating 10 years of Family Fun for visitors to Leicester and Leicestershire

12 October 2015

Over 125,000 bednights have been booked on Stay Play Explore short break campaigns since its launch in 2005 - equivalent of booking out 100-bedspace hotel every night for over three years

Twycross Zoo CEO wins national prestigious award

12 October 2015

Twycross Zoo is pleased to announce that CEO Dr Sharon Redrobe has won the prestigious Vitalise Businesswoman of the Year Award 2015 in recognition of the remarkable difference she is making to animal conservation.

Destination Space Needs You: Astronaut TimPeake calls on UK to join his crew

7 October 2015

Backed by the UK Space Agency, science centres across the UK have joined forces with the European Space Agency’s first British astronaut, Tim Peake, to provide children all over the UK with a unique opportunity to join his crew, learn about human space flight and follow life on the International Space Station.

Leicester unveils bigger, brighter Diwali festival

7 October 2015

Leicester’s famous Diwali celebrations are set to be bigger and brighter than ever thanks to the introduction of a new two-week Diwali Leicester festival.


7 October 2015

The David Clarke Railway Trust team are celebrating after a key restoration project picked up a national award. Biffa Award funded the renovation and interpretation of the station yard at Quorn and Woodhouse station, and has now declared it the top ‘Cultural Facility’ project

Twycross Zoo’s baby bonobo officially named Ndeko

7 October 2015

Twycross Zoo can reveal that the name chosen by the public for its new baby bonobo is Ndeko

Visitors flock to CONKERS this summer

7 October 2015

Numbers up by 16 per cent on last year – a 15-year high

Major children's authors and illustrators to appear at Loogabarooga Festival

5 October 2015

Programme launched for five-day children’s illustrated literature festival from 22-26 October 2015

Last updated September 2015