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Waterways guide showcases new River Soar Trail

16 August 2017

A new guide is showcasing fascinating walking and cycling routes along the length of the River Soar and Grand Union Canal

Chance to try squirrel and other unusual pies at PieFest 2017

24 July 2017

There will be a diverse range of pies for visitors to try at this year’s PieFest event, to be held in Melton Mowbray from 29-30 July 2017

Edible Forest Festival returns to Charnwood

18 July 2017

A feast of food and drink events showcasing local produce in iconic settings, taking place from 15-17 September 2017

New shows planned for family readers at Loogabarooga 2017

17 July 2017

Children can enjoy Charlie & Lola, Hairy Maclary, Little Howard and the Festival’s first Comic Fair and Dog Show from 18-24 October 2017

New Waterstones Children's Laureate, Lauren Child to headline Loogabarooga 2017

4 July 2017

Major Children’s Illustrated Literature Festival returns to Loughborough for third year from 18-24 October 2017

New family short break for visitors to Stratford and Warwick

3 July 2017

Stay Play Explore Warwickshire offers choice of 3 from 11 fantastic family visitor attractions in the home of William Shakespeare, plus overnight stay at 4 star hotel

Frances Quinn will be a showstopper at this year's PieFest

26 June 2017

Former Great British Bake Off winner to appear at PieFest event in Melton Mowbray from 29-30 July 2017

Grants Available for Food Processing and Tourism Infrastructure

26 June 2017

In January 2017, the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs launched the latest call for funding from the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD)

CONKERS voted Best Family Attraction in Leicestershire

22 June 2017

Wins almost 50 per cent of public vote in Muddy Stilettos Awards 2017

New partnership to boost group travel visitors to Leicestershire

22 June 2017

Leicestershire Promotions and Greatdays Travel Group to promote tourism offer to UK group travel organisers and coach tour operators