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

 
 
 
 
 
Monster Walk

Sun 16 Feb 2020

The day will see the monsters, out and about in Coalville Forest Adventure Park for families to find as part of a monster hunt. There will also be a monster's village where you can get more information on how you can get active outdoors.

Coalville

 
 
 
Geocaching

Mon 17 Feb 2020

Geocachings an exciting outdoor adventure for the whole family. It is a modern day twist on a treasure hunt and suitable for the whole family. A ‘cache’ is a small waterproof treasure box hidden outdoors. Well behaved dogs on leads welcome

Coalville

 
 
 
Chase and Skye from PAW Patrol

Tue 18 - Thu 20 Feb 2020

Come and see PAW Patrol favourites Chase & Skye during February half term!

Loughborough

 
 
 

Tue 18 Feb 2020

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

Ashby-de-la-Zouch

 
 
 

Wed 19 Feb 2020

Come along to the Community Heritage Centre with your parent or carer to enjoy a morning of heart-y craft activities, including biscuit decoration and pom-pom wreath making.

Ashby-de-la-Zouch