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MON AUG 13 – FRI AUG 17 2018

Loughborough by the Sea, Loughborough, Sun 12 – Wed 15 Aug

If you haven’t been able to make it to the beach during this warm weather, don’t worry. Loughborough is bringing you a solution this week. Head to the town centre and you’ll find all the ingredients for a trip to the seaside. Sandcastle contests, Punch and Judy shows, donkey rides and much more to be enjoyed.

Market Place, Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE11 3EA

Dinosaur Invasion, Hinckley, Wed 15 Aug

Hinckley BID is putting on another fantastic event during its ‘Summer of Fun’, providing lots of things to do for children and parents alike. This week, it’s time to meet the dinosaurs! There’ll be a T-Rex coming for a visit, featuring in shows as well as posing for photos. Who said Jurassic Park isn’t real?

Market Place, Hinckley, Leicestershire, LE10 1NT

Moira Furnace Folk Festival, Moira, Fri 17 – Sun 19 Aug

Returning for an impressive 10th year, the Moira Furnace Folk Festival is back, bringing you the best of folk music. Other folk traditions will also be taking place, such as group ceilidh dance and church service. If folk is your music genre of choice, then this will be right up your street.

Moira Furnace, Furnace Lane, Moira, Swadlincote, Leicestershire, DE12 6AT

Bird Fair, nr Oakham, Fri 17 – Sun 19 Aug

Wildlife fans, it’s time to get out those binoculars because come the end of the week, Bird Fair is coming to Rutland! A paradise for birdwatchers, you’ll find everything here to fulfil your bird spotting heart.

Rutland Water Nature Reserve, Egleton, Rutland, LE15 8BT

City Festival, Leicester, Fri 17 – Mon 27 Aug

This Friday sees the City Festival come back bigger and better than ever! Aimed at celebrating all that Leicester has to offer, there are an array of events featuring everything from sports and music, to art and culture. Friday night is kicking it all off with an outdoor cinema screening of ‘An Indian Summer’.

City Centre, various locations, Leicester

Bosworth Medieval Festival Sat Aug 18 – Sun 19 

This is a great full day family event, with not just the battle re-enactment, but jousting, a medieval market, children’s games, large living history encampment, author talks and book signings, entry to the award-winning exhibition. From 9:30 am – 5:30 pm. To receive a 10% discount on tickets click here.

Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre & Country Park, Leicestershire, CV13 0A

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