MON 2 APRIL – FRI 6 APRIL
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
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
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
Easter Adventure, Ashby de la Zouch Castle, Fri 30 Mar – Mon 2 April
Calling all valiant adventurers this Easter weekend…join in with the fun for the legendary dragon eggs. Set off with an intrepid character from he past to crack the clues and claim your chocolate reward.
Ashby de la Zouch Castle, South Street, Ashby de la Zouch, Leicestershire, LE65 1BR
Oakham Castle, Rutland, Sat 31 March – Mon 2 and Sat 7 April
Get the mudlets to make like Robin Hood and try their hand at archery. There will be a prize for the winner before starting the Easter egg challenge. 10.30am – 3.30pm. £3 for 5 arrows.
Oakham Castle, Castle Grounds, Market Pl, Oakham LE15 6DR
Garden Bunny Hunt, Donington Le Heath, Mon 2 April – Sun 15 April
Enjoy a Garden Bunny Hunt during the Easter holidays. Pick up a sheet from the ticket office, explore the 1620s Garden to find the Easter bunnies and return to collect your prize. 10.30am – 4pm
Donington Le Heath. Manor Road, Coalville, LE67 2FW
Children’s Easter Hunt, Rockingham Castle, Sun 1 April – Mon 2 April
Seek out the brightly coloured eggs which have been hidden in the magnificent gardens. Each egg has a letter, which makes up an Easter word. Once you have found the word you can claim your chocolate egg. Continue the fun and take part in the family quiz. Event and castle gate prices, adult £12, Child £8.50 under 3’s free.
Rockingham Castle, Rockingham, LE16 8TH
Alice in Wonderland Egg Hunt and Cream Tea Party, Beaumanor Hall, Mon 2 April
Lose yourself into the magical fantasy world of Alice and her surreal and splendid Wonderland! Be delighted and entertained by the Madhatter and his menagerie of incredible characters from this iconic story. Play giant garden games, join the white rabbits Easter Egg hunt enjoy the Cheshire cat’s storytelling, play hide and seek with the white rabbit and so much more at this cream tea party. Meanwhile from Mon 26 March – Fri 6 April, there are some great activities lined up from a Crystal Maze challenge to climbing and abseiling. £35 a day.
Beaumanor Hall, Woodhouse Leicestershire LE12 8TX
Wacky World, Leicester Arena, Mon 2 April – Tues 3 April
Wacky World will give big and little kids the chance to jump around on a giant inflatable attraction. Burn off some of those Easter eggs in attractions including the Total Wipeout, the Human Wrecking Ball, gladiator duels, assault courses and more. Tickets cost £14.50 for children sessions (includes free adult supervisor), £14.50 for mixed ages session, and £24.50 for adult session.
Leicester Arena, Morningside Arena, Charter Street, Leicester, LE1 3UD
Hare Pie Scramble, Hallaton Village, Mon 2 Apr
Enjoy this 19th century tradition of Hallaton and Medbourne villagers as they battle for the cask of ale. This ancient custom includes a charity dole and a mass ‘ballgame’ played with small wooden casks called bottles. The bottles are filled with ale and a pie is blessed and thrown into the crowd. The bottles are then moved over the hills back to their respective village in a rugby-like scrum and involves a lot of rough and tumble. Sounds fascinating and well worth watching but perhaps from a distance!
Hallaton, Leicestershire, LE16 8UE