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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

Distilled - Melton Mowbray's first-ever spirits festival next week

5 June 2018

Expert gin distilling workshops available at Spirits Fest 2018 - from 16-17 June 2018 at St Marys Church in Melton Mowbray

Musical magic at CONKERS this summer

30 May 2018

From rock, soul and country to pop, disco and folk – there’s a tribute band to match all musical tastes including David Bowie, Lionel Richie, George Michael, ABBA, Dolly Parton, Spice Girls and more

Get into the spirit with first-ever Spirits Fest this June

29 May 2018

Festival dedicated to alcoholic spirits and local produce to take place from
16-17 June 2018 at St Marys Church in Melton Mowbray

College Court WINS National Hotel Award

24 May 2018

Conference Centre & Hotel is awarded ‘Conference Hotel of the Year 2018’ at the Hotel Awards

Look out for new, unique locations as Edible Forest festival returns

23 May 2018

A feast of food events across Charnwood from 9-16 September 2018