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There's a jam-packed calendar of events for the whole family to enjoy this autumn in Leicestershire.

Chocolate

For chocolate lovers there's a delicious ChocFest taking place in Melton Mowbray in November. Music festivals, heritage days, craft fairs, there's always something taking place, plus award winning attractions aplenty, you'll be spoilt for choice.

 

See our events listings for details of more events and festivals taking place this year.

Ashby de la Zouch & National Forest

Ashby de la Zouch & The National Forest

Ashby de la Zouch lies at the heart of The National Forest, an area that embraces ancient buildings, fascinating visitor attractions and miles of hidden nature trails.
Hinckley& Bosworth

Hinckley & Market Bosworth

The market towns of Hinckley and Market Bosworth lie in the west of Leicestershire, surrounded by rolling countryside and many pretty villages.
Blaby

Blaby

Blaby covers an area south and west of Leicester, including the villages of Blaby, Narborough and Kirby Muxloe. Stroll around the village of Blaby, much of which has been designated a conservation area.
Loughborough & Charnwood

Loughborough & Charnwood

Explore the area of Loughborough and Charnwood where you can experience the buzz of a university town mixed with the tranquility of the great outdoors.
Leicester

Leicester

Leicester is a contemporary city bursting with arts, culture, history, festivals, attractions, shopping and food and drink.
Oadby & Wigston

Oadby & Wigston

Oadby and Wigston lie on the southern outskirts of Leicester, between the city and the rolling South Leicestershire countryside.
Melton Mowbray

Melton Mowbray & Vale of Belvoir

Melton Mowbray is in the north east of Leicestershire, close to the picturesque Vale of Belvoir which literally translated means 'beautiful view'.
Market Harborough

Market Harborough & Lutterworth

The town of Market Harborough is the ideal place to head for to experience rural activity, bustling streets, stylish independent shopping and tasty food and drink.
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At this year’s ChocFest, there will tastings, demonstrations, talks, workshops and plenty of chocolate and associated food and drink to buy from some of the UK’s best local producers.

Buy your tickets online here

Tower

Book a Sunday Heritage Tour online here for The Magazine in Leicester.

Book here

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Why not book a short break and spend a few days in Leicester and Leicestershire on a Stay Play Explore short break - prices start at £149 for one night accommodation with breakfast and entry into 3 visitor attractions or experiences.

If you've got any special birthdays or anniversaries coming up why not splash out and buy a gift voucher for one of our short breaks?  They make a great present for someone special in your life.

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Bouverie Lodge B&B in or near Melton Mowbray
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Here's just a few ideas for fantastic family days out in Leicestershire

Children

National Space Centre

The award winning National Space Centre is the UK's largest attraction dedicated to space. From the moment you catch sight of the Space Centre's futuristic Rocket Tower, you'll be treated to hours of breathtaking discovery & fun.

Train station

Great Central Railway

The Great Central Railway is Britain's only double track main line steam railway. Enjoy an exciting calendar of events, a footplate ride or dine in style on board one of the steam trains.

Ashby Castle

Ashby de la Zouch Castle

Come and find out about the castle’s colourful history with our lively audio tour. Hear how Edward IV’s Chamberlain Lord Hastings added the chapel and the impressive keep-like Hastings Tower – a castle within a castle.

Family

Twinlakes Park

You and your family can enjoy acres of action, animals, indoor attractions and fun-packed events.

Throne

King Richard III Visitor Centre

Leicester’s newest attraction tells the fascinating and moving story of the king’s life and death, and reveals one of the greatest archaeological detective stories ever told.

Enjoy monkeying around at Twycross Zoo

Twycross Zoo

Twycross Zoo is a World Primate Centre set in 80 acres we have over 500 animals of almost 150 species including all 4 great apes, over 20 species of monkey, Asian elephants, snow leopards, penguins, meerkats, giraffes and many more.

Foxton Locks

Foxton Locks

Foxton Locks is a series of 10 locks on the Grand Union Canal. There is lots to explore including watching the boats, visiting the museum and eating in one of the pubs on site.

Containing many fascinating exhibits of the time, the BoilerHouse demonstrates how tough it was to make a living showing how families survived the harsh conditions of 19th century canal life.

Knights

Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre

Delve into Leicestershire's fascinating history at Bosworth Battlefield Country Park - the site of the 1485 Battle of Bosworth. Look out for special events or go for a stroll and some refreshments served onsite.

Conkers train

Conkers

Conkers, the award winning attraction at The Heart of the National Forest, a unique mix of indoor and outdoor experiences to keep you and your family engaged for hours.

Bikes

Avalanche Adventure

We have a spectacular 400 acre site offering the best outdoor activities in the country and our brand new air conditioned log cabin offers you comfort and refreshments.