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Snapdragon Children & Family Festival, Hinckley, until Fri 3 Aug 

If you’ve been in Hinckley this week, you will have noticed it’s the Snapdragon Children and Family Festival. With a different theme everyday from the seaside to fairy tales, there’s been plenty of activities for kids during the summer holiday. Even if you’ve missed some of the festival, don’t worry because Friday brings the grand finale. The Snapdragon performance spectacular!

Argent’s Mead, Church Walk, Hinckley, LE10 1BZ

Caribbean Carnival, Leicester, Sat 4 Aug 

Join the street party and celebrate Leicester’s diverse cultures and experience the traditions of the Caribbean in one colourful celebration at the Caribbean Carnival. Grab your whistle and your loudest, brightest outfit and dance along to the infectious music beats, marvel at the multi-coloured floats on a street parade through the city centre, then make your way up to Victoria Park for food, drinks and even more fun and performances.

Leicester Carnival, Victoria Park, Victoria Park Road, Leicester, LE1 7RY 

Welland Park Food Festival, Market Harborough, Sat 4 Aug 

For a celebration of the region’s best food and drink, head to the annual food fest this weekend. There will be local, national, and international cuisine on offer featuring mouth-watering hot food, a drinks zone, cakes, cheese, pies, olives, and more, a fair for youngsters and a demonstration kitchen for foodies looking for tips from professional chefs. From 11am – 7pm.

Welland Park, Welland Park Road, Market Harborough, LE16 9DR

The Reluctant Dragon, Outdoor Theatre, Bosworth Battlefield, Sun 5 Aug

Quantum Theatre is bringing the story to you this summer. Everyone knows St George has to do battle with the dragon, but what happens when the dragon simply won’t fight St George? In this beloved classic story, a young boy befriends a poetry-loving dragon living in the Downs above his home. When the town-folk send for St. George to slay the dragon, the boy needs to come up with a clever plan to save his friend and convince the townsfolk to accept him. Tickets: Adults £12.50, Child £9.00 or Family £40.00. 6-8pm

Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre & Country Park

Leicestershire, CV13 0AD

Uppingham Flower, Fete and Produce Show, Uppingham, Sun 5 Aug 

Show off your home grown produce, arts, crafts, photos and baking in the annual Fete and Produce Show. A free afternoon out in the heart of Uppingham. With something for everyone including live music & demo’s, food & crafts stands, children’s entertainment & much more. A great afternoon out for all the family. From 1-5pm.

Uppingham Flower & Fete Show, Tod’s Piece, Uppingham, LE15 9QJ 

Yoga in the Wild, Ashby de la Zouch, Sun 5 Aug

What better way to spend a Sunday morning, than by relaxing with some yoga. Feel at one with nature at this outdoor class, as you practise this mindful activity. Whether you are a yoga pro or a complete beginner, you are most welcome to join in regardless of your age. Adults £5, Children £1.

Bath Grounds, Ashby de la Zouch, Leicestershire, LE65 1EX

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