13 to 19 July

Free and low cost activities taking place across the city.

Saturday 13 July

  • Creative Romans
    Cultural Quarter Earlies creative family festival travels back in time to Roman times.  Find out what it was like to live in Roman Leicester, handle real Roman pottery and try your hand at archaeological excavation with University of Leicester archaeologists.
  • Doorstep Museums at Pork Pie Library
    Discover special objects from the Museum's technology collection, and many more treasures from the Cabinet of Curiosity!

Sunday 14 July

  • Bands in the parks - New Orleans Hotshots Jazz Band
    Relax and see a live band performing in the park on a Sunday afternoon.

Monday 15 July

Tuesday 16 July

  • Get up and go! events
  • Lego coding workshop
  • Meet the Police family fun day
    Free Family Fun Day! Come meet our local PCSO's at Leicester Guildhall. Explore the history of Leicester's first police headquarters, try out our Victorian prison cells, put mum and dad in the stocks, play dress up and enjoy solving our mystery trail around the museum. 
  • Railway Days
    Come and enjoy the Abbey Pumping Station and have a ride on Leonard the Steam Locomotive in action. Train rides cost 50p cash only, to be paid on the train.

Wednesday 17 July

  • Get up and go! Mini Playday
    • 11am to 2pm at Town Hall Square
  • Lego coding workshop
  • Leicester Led Rides - Robert De Beaumont and the 1173 siege of Leicester ride
  • Daniel Lambert day
    Celebrate Leicester’s famous son Daniel Lambert. Enjoy Daniel Lambert themed crafts and a trail around the museum.
    • Sessions available from 11am to 2pm at Newarke Houses
    • Crafts suitable for ages 5+; Craft activities £4
    • Booking required
  • Family archaeology days
    Calling all budding archaeologists, or those that jut love digging and making things! Make a mosaic, excavate a dig box, design your own Roman altar and more. In connection with University of Leicester Archaeological Services. Free drop-in activity 

Thursday 18 July

Friday 19 July

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