Marvellous May in Melton Mowbray!


May we be blessed with sunny evenings, warm bank holidays, and alfresco dinning! While reality might differ, we’re hopeful for a sunny May 2024. Let’s bid farewell to the lingering chill and embrace the warmer days of spring ahead.  Here’s your guide to sunny days and upcoming bank holidays this May! So let's dive right into our May Bank Holiday Bonanza... Credit: Belvoir Castle May Day Garden Party @ Belvoir Castle – May 4th-6th Enjoy bank holiday weekend with a whole host of family activities in the glorious Belvoir Castle grounds. Dive into a world of family fun set [...]

Marvellous May in Melton Mowbray!2024-05-01T18:09:38+00:00

Hidden Food Tours Melton Mowbray


New luxury tourist experience to launch in Melton Mowbray this spring. Hidden Food Tours, a new walking food tour company based in Melton Mowbray, is launching a showcase for the diverse and rich culinary offerings of the East Midlands, with the first tour due to take place in March. The tour, spanning three hours, will take small groups to different venues and locations around the town, sampling the best local produce, and telling the story of some of the best known foodstuffs in Britain - as well as some newer surprises! From the classic foods such as Stilton [...]

Hidden Food Tours Melton Mowbray2024-01-26T16:33:36+00:00

New art project ‘Kick Up The Arts’ to launch in Melton


New local community arts project launches in the heart of Melton Mowbray. Part of Creative Leicestershire’s Creative Spaces Project ‘Animated Leicestershire Towns’, the project called Kick Up The Arts, is a week long event full to the brim of creative activities for the whole community. Launching on the 27th of November. The project will run from until the 3rd of December and aims to celebrate local artists, showcase aspiring young artists, and bring people in the community together in a local venue to share in the joy of getting creative. It will be a hub for [...]

New art project ‘Kick Up The Arts’ to launch in Melton2023-11-21T12:28:26+00:00

Mapping Melton Mowbray


Historic map centres at new Melton Mowbray exhibition Melton Mowbray’s long and celebrated history is brought to life in a new exhibition charting the rise of the famous rural Leicestershire town. With displays featuring maps of Melton Mowbray from the late 18th century, interactive flip books and a fascinating map animation film, the exhibition explores how Melton Mowbray has changed over the last 200 years. The centre piece of the exhibition is a reproduction of a stunning 1871 Lordship map produced for the townsfolk and local lawyers of the day by local solicitor William Latham (1800-1887), who [...]

Mapping Melton Mowbray2023-05-24T14:20:20+00:00

Discover Melton’s Markets


Melton Mowbray markets offer a truly unique shopping experience. Here's what you can expect when you visit Melton Mowbray’s markets... The vibrant market town has an abundance of specialist independent retailers, tasty bistros and cafes, local producers and let’s not forget the famous markets that can be dated back to the 1086 Domesday Book. The Stockyard sheds have seen trading for more than 150 years. Once it used to be sheep, cattle and pigs; now our sheds are alive every week for our busy markets on a Tuesday, Friday and Sunday throughout the year. Weekly Markets Tuesdays [...]

Discover Melton’s Markets2023-11-21T12:45:37+00:00

Melton Mowbray – Royal Connections


Walking around Melton Mowbray today, it’s almost certain that you’ll be following in the footsteps of royalty. Melton is a town which is filled with Royal connections, from the visit of King Richard I in 1194 through to Prince Charles visiting the historic livestock market. Eleven of the 14 Plantagenet kings visited Melton, and Thomas ‘Wolf Hall’ Cromwell owned the priory that is now the Anne of Cleves pub. Between 1194 and 1487, 11 of England’s 15 kings visited, but what brought them to this Leicestershire town? Some might offer pork pies or fox hunting as a [...]

Melton Mowbray – Royal Connections2023-05-24T16:30:17+00:00

Discover active escapes with a new ‘Fitcation’ short break


    Over 40 experiences available, offering thrill-seeking challenges, opportunities to learn a new sport or have family active fun Visitors to Leicester and Leicestershire can enjoy a new ‘Fitcation’ short break, experiencing a wide range of thrill-seeking challenges and adventure activities, as well as learning a new sport or finding some active family fun. Developed by Visit Leicester in partnership with Active Together, one of the key aims of the Fitcation campaign is to encourage families, individuals and groups to include physical activities when booking a short break. It features a range of over 40 bookable activities and challenges for [...]

Discover active escapes with a new ‘Fitcation’ short break2023-05-24T16:35:17+00:00
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