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Grainstore Brewery Cider & Sausage Festival, Rutland, Fri 25 May – Mon 28 May
Forget the DIY barbecue this bank holiday weekend and head down to The Grainstore Brewery instead for the Cider & Sausage Festival! With 40 real ciders straight from the barrel, locally crafted sausages and great music throughout from The Houndogs, Eleni Demetriou, Funked Up and more – it promises to be a banger of a weekend!
Grainstore Brewery, Station Approach, Oakham, Rutland, LE15 6RA
 Aqua Park Rutland, Oakham, from Sat 26 May
The Aqua Park Rutland is back for another summer, starting this weekend! Take on the ‘Total Wipeout’ style challenge with friends and family and tackle floating inflatable trampolines, balance bars, rollers, rockers, climbing walls and humongous slides.  See who will be wiped out first in this entertaining obstacle course.
Aqua Park Rutland, Bull Brig Lane, Whitwell, Oakham, Rutland, LE15 8BL
Ashby Food Gusto Festival, Ashby de la Zouch, Sat 26 May – Sun 27 May
For a real foodie fest don’t miss this Food Gusto event, which is all about great quality local and regional food and drink. From juicy hog roast, organic beef burgers to Asian and Caribbean food there’s plenty to feast on. Discover local producers of artisan breads, cheese, wine and beers, jams and pickles and more, and get your hands on great produce from over 60 producers.
The Bath Grounds, Station Road, Ashby de la Zouch, LE65 2GP
Spirit of Harborough 2018, Market Haborough, Sat 26 May
The Spirit of Harborough event will return for its second year this Saturday, celebrating the wonderful range of local artisan alcohol and food producers from across the area. A full market will take place in the market square with a town-wide walking tasting trail introducing produce from the town itself.
Adam & Eve Street, Market Harborough, Leicestershire, LE16 7AG
Festival2Funky, 2Funky Music Cafe, Leicester, until Sun 27 May
Join in the local music scene at 2Funky Music Cafe and discover up and coming talent and big named artists. Check out poetry, music, a fun family rave, graffiti workshops and more over the glorious weekend.
2Funky Music Cafe23A New Park Street, Leicester LE3 5NH
Leicestershire Foxes Family Funday, Leicestershire County Cricket Club, Leicester, Sun 27 May
The ever-popular Family FunDay is on this weekend, coinciding with the huge Royal London One-Day Cup match against Yorkshire Vikings. The game starts at 11am but gates open from 9:30am. There will be entertainment for the whole family with a wide range of fun activities between 11am and 4pm. The Foxes Den, ran by professional coaching staff, will be open for kids to try out and learn new cricket skills. Visit the bouncy castle near the Foxes Den and face painting in the Red Monkey Play area and make sure you take part in the ‘Find a Fox’ treasure hunt!
Fischer County Ground, Grace Road, Leicester, LE2 8EB
Whit Week Half Term 2018, Visit CONKERS, Ashby de al Zouch, Sat 26 May – Sun 3 Jun
Dreading the half term holidays? Frantically finding last minute ideas to keep the kids entertained? Fear not! CONKERS have it sorted for you with a week-long of fun ranger activities, live shows, 120 acres of indoor and outdoor play, 4D cinema and more.
CONKERS, Rawdon Rd, Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Swadlincote DE12 6GA
Vintage Wedding Fair, Belgrave, Leicester, Sun 27 May
Wedding planners – Elegance of Happiness – have handpicked the best of the best wedding exhibitors to bring you a vintage-themed wedding fair. Enjoy the displays of bridal wear, flowers and wedding cakes, photo and videography and more in the picturesque grounds of Belgrave Hall and Gardens.
Belgrave Hall & Gardens, Church Road, Belgrave, Leicester, LE4 5PE
Melton Show & Festival, Melton Mowbray, Sun 27 May – Mon 28 May

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For a real action-packed weekend don’t miss Melton’s Show & Festival. Established over 30 years ago it’s one of the longest running and best shows in the UK. The event caters for all the family, offering a mixture of fantastic rides and attractions, breath-taking shows and entertainment and loads more.

Park Lane, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire LE13 0PW
Knights at Oakham Castle
Meet the Normans who built the Castle and the feudal Knights who lived here in its heyday. Let the kids have a go archery, watch a medieval alchemist at work and enjoy a host of other displays, crafts activities and exciting combat demonstrations throughout the weekend.
Oakham Castle, Market Place, Oakham, Rutland, LE156DR

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