Enjoy a weekend at the Timber Festival near Ashby de la Zouch

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Vibrant festivals, live gigs, contemporary theatre, and unusual rural events, Leicester and Leicestershire has lots to entertain you!

Leicester boasts a diverse range of entertainment. From live music and performances at De Montfort Hall to city festivals including the Leicester Caribbean Carnival. If you need some laughter in your life, visit the Leicester Comedy Festival held each February. 

But it's not all about big festivals and performing art productions – visit The Musician for intimate performances from live bands, or as you are walking around the city centre look out for street performances. If you're a major film buff, watch in style at Leicester's Cinema de Lux or Phoenix

In the county you can experience quirky and traditional rural festivals and live music performances.  At the Timber Festival you can step into an incredible weekend of music, arts, ideas and wellbeing among the trees at Feanedock, near Ashby de la Zouch. Enjoy the many food festivals taking place all year round such as the Melton Mowbray Food Festival, Artisan Cheese Fair, ChocFest or PieFest. Outdoor ampitheatres, concerts in castles to the bizarre Hallaton Hare Pie Scramble & Bottle Kicking and our very own GlastonBudget – ideal if you missed those essential tickets to Glastonbury! The award-winning Loughborough Town Hall is the place to be if you enjoy live performances and panto's, or visit Conkers or Calke Abbey for live musical performances in magnificent surroundings (don't forget to take along a picnic full of tasty Leicestershire goodies!)

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Sat 28 - Sun 29 Mar 2020

Our goods-themed showcase of how Britain's railways moved goods around the country, becoming a lifeline to towns and villages ahead of the age of mass road transportation.


Guided Walks at Bosworth Battlefield

Sat 28 - Sun 29 Mar 2020

This is a great way to learn about the Battle of Bosworth.

Market Bosworth


Tue 31 Mar - Sat 4 Apr 2020

Rodger & Hammerstein's The King & I Music by Richard Rodgers Book & Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein 11 Based on "Anna and the King of Siam" by Margaret Landon Original Choreography by Jerome Robbins


The Producers

Tue 31 Mar - Fri 3 Apr 2020

This multi award-winning musical is a real treat. Theatrical producer Max Bialystock has fallen on hard times.



Wed 1 Apr 2020

Channelling the style of the brilliantly funny spoofs The 39 Steps and The Play That Goes Wrong, this joyous and anarchic reimagining of classic P.G. Wodehouse is ideal for lovers of farce and fast-paced literary comedy-theatre.



Thu 2 Apr 2020

As seen on Mock The Week, Live At The Apollo, Taskmaster, Michael McIntyre’s Big Show, Cats Does Countdown, After Life, Save Me and Call The Midwife and heard on The News Quiz, The Now Show and I’m Sorry I Haven’t A Clue.



Fri 3 Apr 2020

When renowned crime novelist Harlan Thrombey dies just after his 85th birthday, the inquisitive and debonair Detective Benoit Blanc arrives at his estate to investigate and uncover the truth behind Thrombey's untimely demise.


Billboard Bunny Hunt

Sat 4 - Sun 19 Apr 2020

World famous bunnies have hidden from the prying public eye around our site.

Market Bosworth

Eggstreme Easter

Sat 4 - Sun 19 Apr 2020

Get ready for Eggstreme Easter at Twinlakes with the UK’s 1st Easter Bunny Grotto!

Melton Mowbray