If you’re looking for some inspiration on which local event to support with family, friends & kids especially during school holidays and busy seasonal times, you will find plenty listed on the calendar below.  Don’t forget there are lots of options on eating & dining on the site too. With Melton Mowbray being the Rural Capital of Food, there’s no shortage of fabulous foodie events to choose from plus a great range of sporting events, live music and dramatic productions.  Don’t forget to check out the accommodation listings if you are planning a longer stay!

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    'From the Butchery' menu, Dickies

    Dickie's Butchers
    Plungar Ln, Nottingham NG13 0JN, UK


    Every Thursday, Friday and Saturday evening throughout Jan and Feb.

    Inspired by Secret Steak Club you will still be able to chose your steak personally but we have upgraded the offering with more choice. We will offer 4 amazing starters each week and 4 mains which are not steak based for those who would rather sample our amazing chicken, pork or fish. Not forgetting a fantastic vegetarian option!

    The steak will still be dry aged to the max and we have developed some fantastic sides to accompany and enrich our fantastic meat. We will publish the full menu shortly so stay tuned and get booked in to try this fantastic new experience.


    Be sure to book ahead 01949 869733

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    Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs - Harby Harlequins

    Harby Village Hall
    Harby Village Hall, School Ln, Harby, Melton Mowbray LE14 4BZ, UK

    Snow White and the Dwarfs (a pantomime by Eddie Lilley)

    BOX OFFICE: 01949 860713

    19.30-22.00 nightly
    plus Saturday matinee performance 14.00-16.30

    The Harby Harlequins are currently rehearsing for the production of Snow White and the Dwarfs (penned by writer/director Eddie Lilley). In their 21st consecutive year of pantomime, they bring humour, music, colour and warmth to this fairytale classic. As usual, the storyline does not conform to typical renditions of Snow White. Is Snow White really whiter than white? Will she find the Prince without kissing a frog? And how “Charming” will he be?

    With five performances and Saturday evening giving the final curtain, the cast of 20 can unwind after three months of intense rehearsal. Complementing them will be the musical director and live five-piece band, wardrobe manager/team, scenery manager, audio and lighting engineers, stage management, choreographer, make up personnel, box office, bar and front of house. Production involves over 50 personnel.

    Performances commence Wednesday 30th January through to Saturday 2nd February. Evening performances commence 7:30 pm, Saturday matinee 2 pm. Tickets on sale from Monday, January 7th (10am – 7pm) from JUDITH NEALE, tel: 01949 860713. Tickets: adults £8, children £4 (u/16). ALL Saturday evening seats charged at £8. Senior citizens free admission Wednesday evening (please book through box office). Licensed bar, tea, coffee, ice-cream.

    The Harby Harlequins are acclaimed for presenting highly original scripts and slick performances with talented actors and musicians. Some past comments include:
    “Far better than the professional pantomime we saw”
    “Saw the Nottingham Playhouse panto last week, Harby’s one knocked it into a cocked hat”
    “Never miss it, will definitely be back next year”

    Harby Harlequins

    For the complete list of pantomimes this season….



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    IACF Newark

    All day
    Newark Showground
    Unnamed Road, Winthorpe, Newark NG24 2RB, UK


    The Newark International Antiques & Collectors Fair is world renowned. The ultimate of treasure hunting grounds, it is the largest event of its kind in Europe – a world-wide phenomenon; this is one IACF event that needs to be experienced to be believed!

    Please check website for opening times.


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    Regal Cinema Listings 1-7 Feb

    All day
    Regal Cinema
    Melton Mowbray LE13, UK

    1st February – 7th February

    Friday 1st February
    Stan & Ollie (PG) 6.00pm
    Holmes & Watson (12A) 8.15pm

    Saturday 2nd February
    Ralph Breaks the Internet (PG) 1.30pm
    Stan & Ollie (PG) 4.00pm
    Holmes & Watson (12A) 6.00pm
    Stan & Ollie (PG) 8.15pm

    Sunday 3rd February
    Stan & Ollie (PG) 1.00pm
    Holmes & Watson (12A) 3.00pm
    The Favourite (15) 5.15pm
    Stan & Ollie (PG) 7.45pm

    Monday 4th February
    The Favourite (15) 6.00pm
    Stan & Ollie (PG) 8.30pm

    Tuesday 5th February
    Stan & Ollie (PG) 2.00pm
    Stan & Ollie (PG) 4.15pm
    EOS: Young Picasso 6.30pm
    RBG (PG) 8.15pm

    Wednesday 6th February
    Stan & Ollie (PG) 6.00pm
    The Favourite (15) 8.15pm

    Thursday 7th February
    RBG (PG) 2.00pn
    Stan & Ollie (PG) 6.00pm
    The Favourite (15) 8.15pm

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    Willow Weaving Chicken Workshop - Hanwell Wine Estate

    10:00 -16:00
    Hanwell Wine Estate
    Melton Rd, Melton Mowbray LE14 3QG, UK

    Have you ever wanted to make a beautiful focal point in your garden?

    Discover the pleasures of working with willow and create a stunning structure and sculpture at this one day workshop.
    Enjoy a unique and satisfying experience learning to work with locally sourced willow in the beautiful surroundings of Hanwell Wine Estate. Chris, your tutor, will take you through a journey teaching you the basics of making sculpture from English willow. She will share with you her years of experience and knowledge of tools and materials to use. Chris exceptional experience will guide you through, so by the end of the day you will have learnt different weaving techniques using a frame to create a bird feeder and a random weave to make a chicken, ready to take pride of place in your garden. Both techniques will be useful for any future work with willow and give you useful experience of the material.
    This workshop is suitable for both complete novices and people with experience of using willow. All materials and tools are provided along with refreshments throughout the day and a two-course handmade lunch served with a glass of wine.
    By the end of the day you will have made one bird feeder and a life size Chicken to take home

    We can’t teach you to make a basket in a day, but you can take home a Chicken !

    “The beauty of this once commonplace craft, is now an increasingly rare craft”
    A relaxing opportunity to get away from it all and do something different in the beautiful country side.

    Outline of the day
    9.50 Light refreshments and settle in
    10:00 Welcome
    10:15 Introduction on the history of willow
    Get hands on with willow and make your bird feeder
    Refreshment break with snack
    Start preparation for your Chicken sculpture
    12:30 Lunch is served – 2 course homemade lunch served with a glass of local wine
    Continue where you left off
    Refreshment break with snack
    16:00 Home time, ready to take your completed bird feeder and Chicken home to show your family and friends
    To ensure the quality of your personal experience, group size will be limited to 9.
    For more information about this event or other Rural Antics workshops, contact Hanwell Wine Estate, events@ruralantics.co.uk or 01949 81393.

    About Chris Baxter
    Chris has an exceptional talent and skill as a basket maker. Expressing her art genes originally through Fine Art she then turned to working with willow. Tutored by Jane Jennifer in Diss on the Norfolk/Suffolk border, her teachings has come from a confirmed heritage that began over 100 years ago starting with Ronnie Woods family. A member of the Basketmakers Association she shares their aim “to promote the knowledge basketry, chairseating and allied crafts…”
    Working locally she produces bespoke commission pieces and regularly teaches willow workshops. Working in willow that is harvested in the UK (Nottinghamshire and Somerset)

The Vale of Belvoir is a vibrant and lively area with a wealth of events ranging from brilliantly organised sporting events to food fayres and long-established music festivals.  We spend a lot of time searching for events in Melton Mowbray and the surrounding villages and receive many contributions from the community and event organisers.  If you have an event in Melton Mowbray or the surrounding area that you know about or are involved in running, please let us know and we’ll include it. There’s no charge for this and we are happy to support local events.

Please contact us if you would like to include anything on the events page.

As well as the events happening in Newark, Melton & Grantham, the busier towns of Nottingham, Leicester and Derby are also within an easy drive.  Check our Facebook & Twitter pages for the very latest news.

Make sure you also check out the list of the area’s main attractions listed here. From beautiful National Trust properties to the thrill of skydiving centres, there really is something for everyone.  There’s also a wealth of great quality local accommodation if you’re planning a longer stay.