School holiday activities

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Our Summer holiday takes place between Monday 15 July and Wednesday 28 August 2019.

Free adventure playgrounds

Free funded sessions are available at the City's adventure playgrounds during the school holidays for children and young people who live in Leicester. 

Free Summer Activities

A summary of free summer activities taking place across the City during the holiday.  

Get Up and Go!

Get Up and Go is about encouraging children, young people and their families to be more physically active during the summer holidays and beyond.  Events take place in or near to the City's Children, Young People and Families Centres.

Holiday Food Programme 2019

The Holiday Food Programme provides free meals and activities to children eligible for free school meals or families who struggle during the holidays. 

Youth Summer Activities

Youth Services are offering free summer activities for young people aged 13 to 19 at their youth centres in Leicester.

Space Chase Summer Reading Challenge

Join in Leicester libraries Summer Reading Challenge for children age 0-15 year from Saturday 29 June to Saturday 31 August.   Visit your local library and read six books to win your rewards! 

Leicester's Playday

Leicester's Playday takes place at the Town Hall Square on Wednesday 7 August 2019 between 11am to 3pm.

Let’s Ride Leicester

Let's Ride Leicester are hosting a free cycling festival for everyone on Sunday 25 August 2019.  The event provides activities, challenges and stunt shows for the whole family enjoy.  Register your free place with Let's Ride Leicester 

Active Leicester

Active Leicester offers a summer timetable of sporting activities for all the family.  Active Leicester have seven leisure centres with swimming pools and gyms suites; one climbing wall; one athletics track; one golf facility and several dedicated football facilities.  


Organisations and clubs may offer structured activity and play sessions for children and young people during school holidays.  Search for playschemes in Leicester.   

Providers are independent and Leicester City Council is not responsible for the quality and safety of the schemes.  Carry out a search for playschemes in Leicester. The suitability and use of a scheme is a parental choice and costs payable are the parent's responsibility. 

Pets Corner

The popular and well established pet’s corner on the western side of Abbey park is free to enter and has a selection of birds and animals.

Gigs in the Garden

De Montfort Hall are hosting Gigs in the Garden in August. Enjoy live music from top artists in the great outdoors. 

Events and other leisure activities

Related links

First Bus - Discounted offers during the summer with mTicket

Mychoice - search for other activities, clubs and childcare in Leicester

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