Mon Amie’s Floral Escape Workshops, Kibworth, every Thursday in March.
Ever wondered what it takes to create beautiful bouquets? Well now you can at this weekly floristry class where you can absorb yourself in seasonal flowers and foliage. Each week you’ll get the chance to learn some new creative floristry skills, learn all about the selection and care of flowers and then be able to create some floral magic of your own under the guidance of the wonderful duo, Louise and Julie. Booking is essential. Cost £25
Holi, Leicester, Sat 3 March
This religious Hindu festival symbolizes the beginning of spring and will be a family fun day filled with culture, history and entertainment. There will be lots of activities for the kids to take part in as well as face painting, live stage performances, games and of course delicious street food. Tip. Don’t wear your favourite clothes as chances are you’ll be caught up in a colourful powder storm leaving you covered in colour before the end of the day.
Wedding Fair, Oakamh Castle, Rutland, Sun March 4
Enjoy a glass of sparkling wine as you browse a range of different suppliers from florists, to musicians to cake makers, will be at the Castle for you to chat to about your wedding. Soak up and explore your surroundings and see if you’d be happy to have your wedding in the stunning grounds of Oakham Castle. 11am – 3 pm.
Oakham Castle Castle Grounds, Market Pl, Oakham LE15 6DR
Gung Ho, Leicester Victoria Park, Sat 17 March
Everybody’s gone Gung-Ho! Tackle some of Europe’s largest inflatable obstacles, which will be placed around a 5K route in Victoria Park. It doesn’t matter if you’re a seasoned marathon runner or if you just fancy joining in the fun, anyone can take part. Thrill seekers will love the 6.5ft balls in the ball pit and one called The Jungle. Book now here or just go along to cheer on the crazy competitors.
Gung Ho, Victoria Park, Leicester LE1 7RY
Enjoy a vibrant and colourful celebration of Polish dance, song and music presented by over 400 performers from across the UK and Ireland. Celebrating the 10th Festival of Polish Folklore, you will be entertained by 15 song and dance ensembles from across the UK, who will bee showcasing the broad range of national and regional folk songs and dances in the respective traditional costumes. Tickets £15 for the Saturday performance and £20 on Sunday.
De Montfort Hall, Granville Rd, Leicester LE1 7RU. Box Office: 0116 233 3111.
Brickish National Space Centre, Leicester, 3-4 March
Calling all LEGO fans – the Space Centre is the place to be during this fun-filled weekend! You’ll get the chance to see one of the largest displays of LEGO ever created in the UK. Now in its ninth year, the weekend will see the whole building filled with huge LEGO creations, rare kits, planes, trains and automobiles. Visitors will be invited to help build a giant LEGO mosaic and smaller visitors or take control of your very own LEGO NXT Martian Rover. Take a drive on the Martian terrain and see if you can beat the challenge of the day.
National Space Centre, Exploration Dr, Leicester LE4 5NS
Matilda the Musical, Curve Leicester, Mon 5 March – Sat 24 March
The one I’ve been waiting for…one of my favourite Roald Dahl stories comes to life at Curve during this month. The Multi award-winning musical from the Royal Shakespeare Company, inspired by the beloved book by the incomparable Roald Dahl tells the story of an extraordinary little girl who, armed with a vivid imagination and a sharp mind, dares to take a stand and change her own destiny. Tickets from £5-58.
Curve, Rutland Street, Leicester, LE1 1SB