FRI 20 APR – SUN 22 APR
Antiques & Collectables, Melton Mowbray Market, Fri 20 Apr
Pick up a bargain at Melton’s Antique Fair – a central hub for buying and selling of genuine antiques and modern classic designs. The articles on offer are endless but expect to find a selection of silver, brass, copper, jewellery, furniture, china and ceramics. Runs every Tuesday and Friday, 8am – 1:30pm.
Melton Mowbray Market, Scalford Road, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, LE13 1JY
A Taste of Science, National Space Centre, Leicester, Sat 21 Apr
Experience a food festival that’s out of this world! From baking to cocktail making, there’s something for everyone to learn and discover the science behind food. There’ll be plenty of food stalls where you can sample and buy from local traders and live music throughout.
National Space Centre, Exploration Drive, Leicester, LE4 5NS
Murder at Brooksby Hall, Melton Mowbray, Sat 21 Apr
Cast yourself back to the year of 1930 and help famous Detective Hercule Smith solve a mysterious murder of an international businessman. Could it be the Lord of the Manor? The renowned novelist? Or maybe the champion racing driver or his fiancée? Tickets include a three-course meal at £40.
Brooksby Hall, Brooksby, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, LE14 2LJ
Leicester Vegan Festival, Athena, Leicester, Sat 21 Apr
Veganuary has long gone but now there’s a vegan festival taking over Athena. With 80+ stalls, there’ll be plenty on offer ranging from plant-based food and sweet treats, cruelty-free beauty products, clothing and so much more. Vegan or not, there’s fun for everyone with cooking demos, talks, workshops and activities for the children. Visit Leicester Vegan Festival website for more information and VIP tickets. Standard entry is £3 on the door.
Athena, Queen Street, Leicester, LE1 1QD
St George’s Festival, Orton Square and Cultural Quarter, Leicester, Sat 21 Apr
Join in the fiery fun at this annual festival with non-stop entertainment for all the family. There’ll be music, dance, exhibitions, workshops, live performances and a fancy dress parade. Take part in the popular Dragon Trail to find the names of hidden dragons for a chance to be entered into a prize draw.
Orton Square and Cultural Quarter, Leicester
D-Day Darlings Afternoon Tea, Beaumanor Hall, Sat 21 Apr
The event will feature performances from the talented musical duo, who will sing some World War II classics whilst you enjoy a traditional afternoon tea of homemade sandwiches and cakes. Pre-booking required.
Beaumanor Hall, Woodhouse, Leicestershire, LE12 8TX
Ramble With A Ranger, Bradgate Park, Sat 21 Apr
A leisurely six hour guided walk where you can learn about the history of the Park, enter the closed off spinneys and the Deer Sanctuary and see inside Old John Tower and the Bradgate House Ruins. Starts 9:00am.
Hallgates Car Park, Bradgate Park Cropston, Leicestershire, LE7 7HQ
Belvoir Castle Spring Wedding Fair, Grantham, Sun 22 Apr
Following the huge success of their Autumn Fair, Belvoir Castle are hosting another Wedding Fair this weekend. Explore the magical castle and gardens, and with up to 50= exhibitors, you’re sure to find something for your perfect wedding.
Belvoir Castle, Grantham, Leicestershire, NG32 1PE
The Stilton Cheese Classic Vehicle Run, Uppingham, Sun 22 Apr
Over 350 classic vehicles will take to the road to retrace a route that was made to deliver Stilton Cheese around the villages, one of the longest commercial carriage rides of its time.
Uppingham Market Place, Rutland, LE15 9QH
Visit Conkers Bush Craft Weekend, Moira Derbyshire, Sat 21 – Sun 22 Apr
For adults and children alike, unleash your inner Bear Grylls and learn the basics of survival from building weather-proof shelters, water collection and how to safely build a fire. Sessions run at various time across the weekend and last an hour.
CONKERS, Rawdon Road (B586), Moira, Nr. Ashby-de-la-Zouch, DE12 6GA
Compiled by Wing Chi Chan