Events for all the Family

Thinktank Goes Wild
6th May – 5th Sept  at ThinkTank
An awe inspiring showcase of some of the world’s most amazing animals, and the stunning Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2009 in the new Thinktank goes WILD season

Maze in Maize
18th July to 6th September - 10.00am till 6.00pm
Maze in Maize Spalding, Linconshire or Lambley Nottinghamshire    Why not lose yourself (or your children!) in a living puzzle cut into a field of maize?

Summer fun at Belgrave Hall
21st July - Belgrave Hall Museum & Gardens, Leicester
Wear your sun hats, shades and surfing shorts and join us for crafts, games, treasure hunts and summer stories and enjoy a picnic on the lawn.

Willowbrook Park Funfair
For more details call (0116) 233 3020
22nd-25th July  Willowbrook Park, Leicester (Thurnby Lodge)
Rides for all ages including old favourites like the waltzers and dodgems, plus newer, faster and scarier rides! There’s also a range of stalls from candyfloss to hook a duck!

Beaumont Beach Party
23rd July, 30th July & 6th August  -Beaumont Shopping Centre
Various events including:
23rd July – Storm Troopers invade
30th July – Traditional British Seaside
6th August – Tropical fun

Mickleover Community Fun Day
24th July 12pm – 4.30pm - Vicarage Park, Mickleover, Derby

Beaumont Leys Market Festival Day
30th July    Beaumont Leys Shopping Centre
Includes cookery demonstrations, fresh fruit samples and children’s activities including face painting. Suitable for the whole family.

Aylestone Hall Garden Party
1st August 1pm & 4pm - Aylestone Hall Garden Party, Leicester
Listen to bands, play games and enjoy a fun day out!  Suitable for all the family.

Humberstone Carnival
1st August 10.30am-4pm - Monks Rest Gardens, Leicester
Free family fun includes live tribute acts, Punch & Judy, classic car display, magicians, tombola, coconut shy and many other stalls.

Osmaston Park Play day
4th August - Osmaston Park
Part of a nationwide series of Playdays.  It’s the annual celebration of a child’s right to play.

The Wild West comes to the Guildhall!
5th August - The Guildhall, Leicester
Dig out your best cowgirl / cowboy outfit and get ready for an afternoon of Wild West fun.  There’s also a range of arts and crafts activities where you can make a variety of western themed itemas.
Booking recommended.

St Matthews Community Parks Day
6th August  - Bushey Park, Leicester
Bouncy castle, stalls, games, stage performances and more.

Abbey Park funfair
20th – 30th August  - Abbey Park
Rides for all ages including old favourites like the waltzers and dodgems, plus newer, faster and scarier rides! There’s also a range of stalls from candyfloss to hook a duck!

Riverside Festival 
6th – 8th August  - Victoria Embankment
Nottingham’s largest outdoor festival returns to the beautiful Trent riverside with live music, street theatre. Global crafts and food stalls, arts zone and street fair plus Saturday’s spectacular fireworks.

Evington Village Fete
7th August 12pm – 5pm
Evington Village Green, Leicester
Silver band, entertainment, cream teas, bouncy castle, games – something for all ages.

Summer Fun Day 
9th August  1.30pm – 3.30pm
Spinney Hill Park
Children’s team games, colouring competition, bowling, storytelling, cycling and loads more.

Just for Dogs – Charity Dog show
15 August  10.30am-4pm. Darley Park, Derby
Charity dog show. £1 per dog to enter.

Children’s Festival – ‘Children’s Picnic’
15th August  - Wollaton Park, Nottingham
Bring a picnic and enjoy a fun filled day.  Learn more about the world’s endangered species, listen to stories, see theatre, take part in a workshop and make something to take home.

Thurmaston Party in the Park
22nd August  12pm-6pm - Recreation Ground (behind Thurmaston Progressive WMC)
Bringing together local groups & performers, the Thurmaston picnic in the park has grown in size each year.  With stalls and fair rides it’s a great afternoon out for the whole family.

Castle Park Heritage & Arts Festival
23rd August – 30th August
(Family day is on Monday 30th August 1pm – 5pm)    Various venues in Castle Park Area    Every day of the festival features children and family events.  There will be music, exhibitions, tours and lectures most evenings starting with a concert at Leicester Cathedral.

Postman Pat
28 August – 30 August
Great Central Railway – Loughborough
For stories, games and family bank holiday fun, come and meet Postman Pat and see how he sorts out the mail

Leonard and Gully at East Midlands Designer Outlet
All singing, all dancing day of fun!
Come along and join the fun with our friends Leonard and Gully from Gulliver’s Kingdom at East Midlands Designer Outlet every Tuesday this August.

11.00am -  Leonard's Jungle Jive
12.00noon - Party Dances with Gully Mouse
1.00pm -  Leonard's Jungle Jive
3.00pm - Party Dances with Gully Mouse
All shows last 15 minutes at East Midlands Designer Outlet, junction 28 of the M1.

Fun Fridays at East Midlands Designer Outlet
Excitement and family fun is delivered for free at East Midlands Designer Outlet this August with Fun Fridays.
Take part in a circus skills day with clown school, circus skills and a circus ring master.

6th August 11-3pm –  free face painting
13th August 11-3pm – It’s princess and knights day with a bouncy castle, face painting, workshops and lots more.
20th August intervals between 11-3pm – It’s the Barney show, with lots of fun and games all day with Barney the Dinosaur
27th August – Peppa Pig is going to be coming along for a fantastic day of fun and stories.