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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Leicester Comedy Festival 2020

Wed 5 - Sun 23 Feb 2020

Europe's biggest comedy festival is back once again for 2020. Leicester Comedy Festival never fails to deliever great comedy to the special city of Leicester.

Leicester

 
 
 
Super Hero Activities

Fri 14 - Sun 23 Feb 2020

All our fabulous Feb Half Term Fun activities are included in your day ticket or annual passes. Hero activities take place indoors. Explore over 100 acres of theme park fun including rides, outdoor and giant indoor play.

Melton Mowbray

 
 
 

Sat 15 - Sun 23 Feb 2020

A fun, educational session to learn more about crime and punishment in medieval times.

Leicester

 
 
 
 
 

Thu 20 - Sat 29 Feb 2020

Based on a true story, The Pitmen Painters is a funny, feelgood, moving tale of a group of ordinary men who achieved extraordinary things.

Ashby-de-la-Zouch

 
 
 
Geocaching

Fri 21 Feb 2020

Geocaching is an exciting outdoor adventure for the whole family. It is a modern day twist on a treasure hunt it is suitable for the whole family. A ‘cache’ is a small waterproof treasure box hidden outdoors

Coalville

 
 
 

Fri 21 Feb 2020

Winter 1968 and showbiz legend Judy Garland arrives in Swinging London to perform a five-week run at The Talk of the Town. 30 years since she shot to stardom in The Wizard of Oz, but if her voice has weakened, its dramatic intensity hasn't

Coalville

 
 
 
Leicester Comedy Festival 2020

Sat 22 Feb 2020

From 10am, our restaurant serves up a truly special start to your day; inclusive of comedy from hilarious special guests, bottomless mimosas & bloody marys, and of course brunch!

Leicester

 
 
 

Sat 22 Feb 2020

With more than thirty Top 40 singles and several of the best-selling albums of the last four decades to choose from, this world class seven piece band recreates every slick groove and perfect melody from Mick Hucknall’s remarkable career.

Coalville