FRI 15 JUNE – SUN 17 JUNE
Father’s Day Weekend, Melton Mowbray, Sat 16 – Sun 17 June
Who doesn’t love a trip to Twinlakes? Whether you’re a child looking forward to going on the rides and letting off some steam, or a parent secretly dying to go and play in the massive indoor play area, the theme park provides fun for all the family. It’s time to treat Dad this Father’s Day with Twinlakes’ special £5 offer for all fathers out there.
Twinlakes Park, Melton Spinney Road, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, LE14 4SB
Foxton Locks Festival, Foxton, Sat 16 – Sun 17 June
Head down to Foxton Locks this weekend for their annual festival and bask in some canal side fun. There’s all sorts of entertainment, from live music, craft stalls, to trading boats and dog shows. For an idea of what to expect, previous years have included alpacas and historical re-enactments. With the festival programme being developed up until the event, go along and see what activities are on offer this year.
Foxton Locks, Gumley Road, Foxton, near Market Harborough, Leicestershire, LE16 7RA
Flavours of the World, Hinckley, Sun 17 June
Food events company Savoir Fayre is bringing one of its top food markets to Hinckley this Sunday. Enjoy a stroll around the town centre at the same time indulging in some delicious specialty food. What’s not to love?
Hinckley Town Centre, Hinckley, Leicestershire, LE10 OAT
Uppingham Feast Day, Uppingham, Sun 17 June
Back for another year, Uppingham Feast Day is a fun day out for all the family. Running from 12pm – 9pm, there’s a variety of live music to enjoyed throughout the day, and of course, food stalls for you to feast on. If you head into the town hall, you will also find an array of craft and gift stalls to fulfil your inner shopaholic.
Market Place, Uppingham, Oakham, LE15 9QH
Jousting and Medieval Living History Village, Rockingham, Sun 17 June
Rockingham Castle is hosting a day full of medieval history fun. It’s the perfect opportunity to have a picnic whilst experiencing the thrills of the jousting displays. In addition to this exciting display, you can visit the medieval village and be amused at the jesters and their jokes.
Rockingham Castle, Rockingham, Leicestershire, LE16 8TH
Thornton Open Gardens, Thornton, Sun 17 June
Overlooking the reservoir, many homes in the picturesque village of Thornton are opening their gardens to the public. Why not combine a walk around the reservoir with a look at some beautiful gardens? You can also refuel with refreshments at the community centre and take a moment to admire the village church, especially the funds from the event support its restoration.
Thornton Community Centre, 175 Main Street, Thornton, Leicestershire, LE67 1AH
Loughborough Car Show 2018, Loughborough, Sun 17 June
Whether you’re a petrol head or not, a trip to the Loughborough Car Show is an ideal Father’s Day present. From Classic Hot Rods to Soap Box Racers, the event is a treat for any car-loving dad. Local classic car club The Charnwood Cruiser will also be in attendance.
Market Place, Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE11 3EB
Nevill Holt Opera, Market Harborough, The Marriage of Figaro 14 June – 21 June
Eight Church Square, Opening of new art space, Sat 16 June
This lovely vintage and antique shop are opening their brand spanking new art space in which they will be exhibiting work from some fantastic artists including oil paintings by Phoebe Bray, watercolours by Vicky Keskeys, Ink sketches by Emma Fitzpatrick and ceramics by Eleanor Brown. Head there between 4pm – 7pm.
Eight Church Square, Market Harborough, LE16 7NB
The Greatest Showman & Dirty Dancing, Belvoir Castle, Grantham, Fri 15 June & Sat 16 Jun
Distilled Melton Mowbray, Sat June 16- Sun 17
Making gin in a church! Well I never but yes you read right! St Mary’s Church is hosting this first-ever event where exhibitors at spirits festival include Leicester’s Burleighs Gin, Market Harborough’s Two Birds Spirits and Melton Mowbray’s Sloeberry Spirits. Take part in one of the gin-distilling workshops and there will also be a chance to sample other spirit-related products such spirit coffees and alcoholic chocolates. Tickets are available in advance at the reduced price of £4 (£5 on the door) via website.
Spirit Fest, St Mary’s Church, 8 Burton Street, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire LE13 1AJ
Clarendon Park Fair, Leicester, Sun 17 June
Soak up the lovely Clarendon Park Community atmosphere, while supporting independent business, local entrepreneurs and all the great shops, restaurants and bars on Queens Road and Clarendon Park Road. 11am – 5pm.
Queens Road, Leicester LE2 1TT