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Latest News

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

Dandelion Hideaway launches woodland explorer's club

28 September 2015

In association with the Royal Forestry Society

International flavour to Melton Mowbray Food Festival this weekend

28 September 2015

Come and sample besides local and regional foods, specialities from around the world this weekend 3-4 October 2015

Last updated September 2015