Peppa Pig’s Adventure, De Montfort Hall, Leicester, Wed 4 April – Thur 5 April
Join Peppa as she gets ready to go on an exciting camping trip to the woods with George and her school friends, including Pedro Pony, Suzy Sheep and Gerald Giraffe. With lunch-boxes packed and Daddy Pig driving the bus, Peppa and friends are excited about their outdoor adventure, full of games, laughter and live music. The happy campers soon settle down to sleep and listen to the gentle pitter patter of rain. Safe and warm inside their tents the excited group can look forward to morning time, when there will be lots of muddy puddles to play in.
De Montfort Hall, Granville Rd, Leicester LE1 7RU. Box Office: 0116 233 3111
St George’s Festival, Leicester, Saturday 21 April
Enjoy the annual family friendly festival on Orton Square with music, dance and live performances on the square and in venues across the Cultural Quarter which is jam-packed with activities to try out and fun things to do including the fancy dress parade and the popular dragon hunt event. Find out more here.
Orton Square and Cultural Quarter, Leicester
Prosecco Festival, Athena Leicester Fri 6 April – Sat 7 April
Prosecco and Italian food may just be two of my most favourite things! If this sounds like you, then book tickets to the first ever festival of its kind in the city where you can also enjoy live music. Tickets start from are£9.50. To book your tickets please visit the Prosecco Festival website.
Athena Leicester, Queen Street, LE1 1TG
An Evening with Kwoklyn Wan, Mon Amie Kibworth Tuesday 24th April
Join the talented chef in The Barn for an evening of Chinese cookery demonstrations and chat about his life and his passions. 7-9pm. £15 per person.
The Barn, 29 High St, Kibworth Beauchamp, LE8 0HS
Taste of Science, National Space Centre, Sat 21 April
A food festival with a science twist. Enjoy a night out surrounded by the very best food available to try and buy. An evening dedicated to eating, drinking, learning and discovering something new and exciting around every corner. The Centre will be filled with a market of food stalls, workshops, talks, demonstrations, experiments, music and an outdoor food court. GBBO finalist Andrew Smyth, will bring together baking, engineering and space in his ‘bakineering’ shows and will show crowds ‘how to use honeycomb in space’ and create a ‘heat shielding spacecraft with meringue’. Fascinating! Tickets are £10.
National Space Centre, Exploration Dr, Leicester LE4 5NS
Cheese Fest Leicester, Athena Leicester, 14 April
For the first time ever, cheese lovers can sample a whole array of the UK’s best cheeses from street food hot traders right through to some amazing artisan producers. From traditional Mozarella sticks to Halloumi fries and the most amazing mac and cheese ever and more.
Cheese Fest at Athena, Queen Street, Leicester, Le1 1QD
Rutland Food and Drink Festival, Oakham, 8 April
Enjoy a variety of events and special promotions around the county, including food markets, beers festival, themed menus and a chance to meet some of the local chefs as well as food and drink producers. At the centre of the event is the market, where you can buy authentic Rutland produce from a range of traders competing to give you the best bargains, from cakes to meats, and cheeses to gourmet breads.
Gin-Ema, Bawdon Lodge, Nanpatan, Loughborough. Fri 6 April
Enjoy a Friday eve with gin and cinema in the second Gin-Ema night bought to you by the award-winning team at Badwon Lodge Farm. Home of Burleigh’s Gin, the good people there will be showing Dirty Dancing in the indoor cinema screen in the farm’s barn along with various Burleigh’s Gin and products available to purchase and enjoy. You can sip a Gin cocktail on arrival, take part in a gin tasting and cocktail demonstration and Biddulph’s Pizza and the cinema ticket for £34.50 or just enjoy a cocktail on arrival while watching the film for £9.50.
Bawdon Lodge Farm, Nanpantan Road, Loughborough, LE12 9YE