Holiday Inn has opened its Leicester Wigston hotel, following a £4.5m refurbished to the property.
Celebrate bonfire night with a bang this year at Leicester’s biggest fireworks extravaganza, the Abbey Park Bonfire and Fireworks Display. This year’s event takes place on Saturday 2nd November – and, with over 15,000 visitors each year, you’ll be celebrating in excellent company!
Every October, Leicester joins with the rest of the UK to celebrate Black History Month (BHM). Come and experience a series of events, exhibitions and conversations that recognise and rejoice in Leicester’s incredibly diverse heritage, and celebrate the history and cultural contribution that African and Caribbean communities have made to the East Midlands over the last eighty years.
In August 2012, a skeleton was uncovered beneath a car park in Leicester – and, after extensive examinations and DNA testing, scientists concluded it was indeed the remains of the long-lost Last Plantagenet King of England, King Richard III. Now, overlooking that very car park, the award-winning King Richard III Visitor Centre offers the chance to journey back in time and experience the incredible story of King Richard’s life and death, as well as the remarkable archaeological detective story that led to his unearthing.
The Western Park Beer Festival is Leicester’s very own way of gathering the people of Western Park and the areas surrounding it to come together and enjoy a variety of local beer and local fine foods! It will be held on 6th and 7th of September, 2019 at the St Anne’s Church and Community Hall, Letchworth Road, Western Park.
The International Music Festival is one of the most prestigious and well known music festivals to visit Leicester annually. The father of classical music, Mozart, will be featured at the festival along with legendary Schubert and Britain’s brilliant young composer, Mark Simpson from the 19th to 21st of September, 2019.
2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landings, and Leicester is celebrating with a summer of festivities that will be truly out of this world! With partners including the National Space Centre, Arts Council England and Inspirate, One Giant Leap will be a creative, intergalactic exploration like no other.
Leicester’s very own Caribbean Carnival is back on Saturday 3rd August, and promises to be bigger, brighter and better than ever before! Since its inaugural year in 1985, it has grown each year to become one of the largest carnivals outside London, attracting over 110,000 visitors!
Experience a gig unlike any other with De Montfort Hall’s “Gigs in the Garden”, where some of the biggest names in the music industry will perform in this stunning outdoor setting. Events take place from Friday 16th to Monday 26th August; and, as Leicester’s largest entertainment venue with more than a hundred years of experience hosting live acts, you’re guaranteed a top-quality concert!
For a truly out-of-this-world experience, bring your family to Leicester this summer to visit the award-winning National Space Centre! With its iconic forty-two-metre rocket tower, the largest planetarium in the UK and six interactive galleries, the Space Centre is a mind-blowing day out for all the family.
There is an exciting new exhibition coming to Leicester’s New Walk Museum and Art Gallery from 13th April to 30th June: ‘Mods: Shaping a Generation’. Open seven days a week, this fascinating collection celebrates the Mod scene in Leicester and Nottingham, through remarkable stories told by those who were there.
The Asian Wedding Exhibition shows, arguably the most awaited shows in Leicester, are coming up and we don’t want you to miss out. The shows are unlike any other and allow Brides and Grooms the opportunity to meet wedding specialists and plan their dream wedding all under one roof.
Next Sunday, the 12th of August, Leicester Race course is hosting its famous Family Fun Day which has been described by all as a ‘Day to Remember’.
This is definitely an event not to miss so bring the whole family and make a weekend out of it. Book to stay at the Holiday Inn Leicester –Wigston.
This summer, Rutland Watersports Centre is the place to be. Conveniently located just an hour’s drive from the heart of Leicester, Rutland Watersports offers many fun-filled activities to enjoy.
Bring the whole family and enjoy the hot weather while it lasts. Book to stay at the Holiday Inn Leicester –Wigston.
Enjoy Bradgate park while the sun is shining, there are many things to do that we are sure you’ll enjoy. Whether it is enjoying the wilderness or going for an ice cream – there is something for everyone.
Bring the kids and make a weekend out of it! Book to stay at the Holiday Inn Leicester -Wigston, located minutes away from Bradgate Park
When organizing a corporate conference in Leicester, it is important to know what facilities they have. Choosing the right hotel as a conference venue can really make a difference and it is beneficial to know in advance exactly what you require from a meeting place before booking.
Conference rooms in Leicestershire are a fantastic option when hosting a business meeting away from your usual company office spaces.