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6 things to do for free this month

Kids driving you nuts? If you're stuck for things to do this month, we've hunted out some fab free events across Leicestershire and Rutland. It's our pleasure!

Brew Beat, Leicester

Did ya hear? Leicester’s first ever Craft Beer and Music Festival is taking place over the bank holiday weekend. Featuring a live music, a beer tent and food delivery from local restaurants in Green Dragon Square and it’s totally free to attend! Expect a jam-packed line up of beer from local and national breweries, emerging musical talent, and delicious hand-delivered food from local restaurants.

Summer of Fun, Hinckley

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Woah! Where do we start? Seriously, there’s a whole heap of stuff to enjoy over in Hinckley this month. Their Summer of Fun events have been designed with young families in mind so expect everything from crazy golf to train rides, treasure hunts to circus workshops and more. The kiddos are going to love it and it’s all free, free, free! Did we mention it’s free?

Let’s Paddle, Foxton Locks, 11 Aug

Ever wanted to learn to canoe but didn’t know where to start? Join The Canal River Trust as they host a free taster session over at Foxton Locks. It’s a great way to introduce a change of pace to your week or to de-stress while you carefully navigate your way down the peaceful Grand Union Canal.

Art on Tap, until 15 Aug

Work by Oliwia Bober can also be seen.

Some of the city’s popular pub courtyards have been given a bit of a colourful makeover thanks to Art on Tap, a brand new art exhibition from Liberty UK Festival. Admire the large-scale murals by Laura Parker at The Tree, Katie Fishlock at The Parcel Yard, Zoe Power at the Rutland & Derby, The Rebel Bear at The Queen of Bradgate and Oliwia Bober at Cafe Bruxelles (pic above). As well as this, you can catch Accessible Art for All, a European-wide project featuring quirky installations in a variety of errr toilets in shopping and cultural venues across the city centre too. Just don’t linger inside too long!

Bands in the Bandstand, Oakham

 Pic credit: Clem Onojeghuo on Unsplash

This brilliant free local music event is back for the summer. Visitors and locals can enjoy live music from a variety of bands every Sunday in the Cutts Close Park bandstand in Oakham until 29 Aug. Expect everything from folk to classical and if you’re lucky, a little jazz too.

Oakham Food, Drink and Craft Fair, The Rutland Showground, 28 – 30 Aug

Pic Credit:  Nataniel Susantoputra on Unsplash

Showcasing the best from local producers plus live music. Tickets are only £2.50 and under 12’s are entirely free! Whoop whoop making it a great way to spend the bank holiday weekend. Shop around and stock up on gorgeous local produce, crafts, gifts and on Saturday night, you can even enjoy a Queen Tribute concert (ticketed event).

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