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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    Animal Parade in Mixed Media - Hosted by The Old Sorting House

    09:30 -15:00
    14/08/2019
    The Old Sorting House, Bottesford
    Bottesford, Nottingham NG13 0AA, UK
    Create a textured background and add favourite animals using papers, paints and pens.
    Workshop times and prices:
    4 to 7 years old 9:30am to 10:30am £7, (2 siblings £10)
    7 to11 years old 11am to 12pm £7, (2 siblings £10)
    11 to 14 years old 1:30pm to 3pm £10 (each child per class)
    All materials provided. DRESS FOR MESS!
    For more information and to book contact Glenda Gibson via messenger or by email at glendagibson@live.com

     

    Hatha Yoga with Niki at The Yoga Lounge, Bingham

    09:30 -10:30
    14/08/2019
    Yoga Lounge, Bingham
    37 Long Acre, Bingham, Nottingham NG13 8AD, UK

     

    Hatha Yoga with Niki – 09.30

    Book Classes

     

    Hatha simply refers to the practice of physical yoga postures, meaning your Ashtanga, vinyasa, Iyengar and Power Yoga classes are all Hatha Yoga. … Hathapractices are designed to align and calm your body, mind, and spirit in preparation for meditation.

    Vinyasa, also called flow because of the smooth way that the poses run together, is one of the most popular contemporary styles of yoga. It’s a broad classification that encompasses many different types of yoga, including Ashtanga and power yoga.

    Power yoga is a general term used to describe a vigorous, fitness-based approach to vinyasa-style yoga. … Power yoga incorporates the athleticism of Ashtanga, including lots of vinyasas (series of poses done in sequence) but gives each teacher the flexibility to teach any poses in any order, making every class different.

     

     

     

    Melton by the Sea

    10:00 -16:00
    14/08/2019-16/08/2019

    Oh I do like to be beside the sea side……………

    Melton by the Sea is back in the Market Place from Wednesday 14th August to Friday 16th August.

    Sand pits, buckets & spades, traditional fairground rides, balloon modelling, flag making, seaside trail and sandcastle competitions. Our favourite princesses, Princess Pals will also be joining us to judge the best sandcastles!

    Space Race Rocket Workshop

    11:00 -15:30
    14/08/2019
    Woolsthorpe Manor
    Woolsthorpe Manor House, Grantham NG33 5PD, UK

     

    Join in the Space Race and design, build and test rockets of different types. Test which one works best; standard paper rockets, water rockets or film cannister rockets? Which are your favourite?

    Spend the rest of the day testing Newton’s theories in our Science Centre and follow our Space Race Trail around the site.

    Workshops run every other Wednesday during the summer holidays.

    £2 per child. Normal admission applies.

    Book on arrival at the Ticket Office.

     

    There are two Workshops – at 11.00  and 13.30

     

    Belvoir Castle Open

    11:00 -17:00
    14/08/2019-15/08/2019

     

     

    The Castle is open from 11.00am – 5.00pm with the Ticket Office opening at 10.30am and last admission is at 4.00pm. Admission into the Castle is free for wheelchair users (ground floor only).

    You’ll find WCs for disabled visitors in the Castle and Ticket Office car park. It takes around 15 minutes to walk up to the Castle from the Ticket Office, and it’s quite a steep hill. For the less mobile, there is limited parking up at the Castle – ask at the Ticket Office for a parking pass.

    Due to the various terrains around the Castle, gardens and woodlands, we recommend flat sensible shoes with grips. Tickets purchased can be used on any day the Castle is open.  Why not pop in to the Engine Yard afterwards to browse the lovely shops and have some refreshments in the Fuel Tank restaurant.

    Save money with an advance purchase ticket.

    This year’s Belvoir Castle admission prices
    AdultsChildren(4-16)Childrenaged 3 and underFamily(2 adults and 3 children)
    Guided Castle tour and garden entry£20£10FREE£54
    Free flow Castle visit and garden entry£18£9FREE£50
    Garden entry only£12£7FREE£34
    Private quarters escorted tour, guided Castle tour and garden entry£45

     

     

    More attractions in the Vale of Belvoir

    Belvoir Castle Open

    11:00 -17:00
    14/08/2019-15/08/2019

    Belvoir Castle Opens to the public  

    The Castle is open from 11.00am – 5.00pm with the Ticket Office opening at 10.30am and last admission is at 4.00pm.

    Admission into the Castle is free for wheelchair users (ground floor only). You’ll find WCs for disabled visitors in the castle and ticket office car park. It takes around 15 minutes to walk up to the Castle from the Ticket Office, and it’s quite a steep hill. For the less mobile, there is limited parking up at the Castle – ask at the Ticket Office for a parking pass. Due to the various terrains around the Castle, gardens and woodlands, we recommend flat sensible shoes with grips.

    Why not combinie your visit to the Engine Yard, where you will find a superb offering of quality retailers & food outlets, or a short drive or walk to some of the great cafes & inns on the doorstep.

    This year’s Belvoir Castle admission prices
    AdultsChildren
    (4-16)
    Children
    aged 3 and under
    Family
    (2 adults & 3 children)
    Guided Castle tour and garden entry£20£10FREE£54
    Free flow Castle visit and garden entry£18£9FREE£50
    Garden entry only£12£7FREE£34
    Private quarters escorted tour, guided Castle tour and garden entry£45

     

    Link to buy tickets online

    Link for all opening dates

    More events in the Vale of Belvoir 

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    Space Race Trail

    11:00 -17:00
    14/08/2019-02/09/2019
    Woolsthorpe Manor
    Woolsthorpe Manor House, Grantham NG33 5PD, UK

     

    Experience the Space Race at Woolsthorpe Manor with all the family.

    The intense rivalry between the Soviet Union and the USA for dominance in spaceflight began not long after the end of World War II.

    Weave your way around the site as you explore the key events in the Space Race.

    See how Newtonian physics was central to many missions and learn how the drive to win lead to phenomenal technological advances on both sides.

    Free. Normal admission applies.

    Site opens 11.00am. Last entry 4.30pm.

    Image credit: NASA Images / Johnson Space Centre

     

    Power Yoga at The Yoga Lounge, Bingham

    11:00 -12:00
    14/08/2019
    Yoga Lounge, Bingham
    37 Long Acre, Bingham, Nottingham NG13 8AD, UK

     

    Power Yoga – 11am

    Book Classes

    Hatha simply refers to the practice of physical yoga postures, meaning your Ashtanga, vinyasa, Iyengar and Power Yoga classes are all Hatha Yoga. … Hathapractices are designed to align and calm your body, mind, and spirit in preparation for meditation.

    Vinyasa, also called flow because of the smooth way that the poses run together, is one of the most popular contemporary styles of yoga. It’s a broad classification that encompasses many different types of yoga, including Ashtanga and power yoga.

    Power yoga is a general term used to describe a vigorous, fitness-based approach to vinyasa-style yoga. … Power yoga incorporates the athleticism of Ashtanga, including lots of vinyasas (series of poses done in sequence) but gives each teacher the flexibility to teach any poses in any order, making every class different.

     

     

     

    Playa Day Club - Nottingham City Centre

    12:00 -13:00
    14/08/2019-01/09/2019
    Market Square, Nottingham
    2 S Parade, Nottingham NG1 2JS, UK

    A brand-new ‘pop up’ day club in Nottingham City Centre that combines elements of sophisticated entertainment, music, dining and drinks in one destination complete with day beds, pool pods and a high-class restaurant ran by 2018 Master Chef winner Laurence Henry.

     

     

    Weekly Dementia-Friendly Swimming at Cotgrave Leisure Ctr

    13:00 -15:00
    14/08/2019
    Cotgrave Leisure Centre
    2 Woodview, Cotgrave, Nottingham NG12 3PG, UK

     

    Dementia-friendly swimming sessions now available at Cotgrave Leisure Centre

     

     Weekly dementia friendly swimming sessions are now available at Cotgrave Leisure Centre to help individuals and carers enjoy exercise in comfortable surroundings.

    Individuals, and families and friends who help sufferers can enjoy sessions every Wednesday from 1pm to 3pm.

    There is no need to book, just turn up and enjoy the session and to help launch the class, the first six weeks are free of charge for all attendees.

    The Dementia Swimming Project is part of Rushcliffe Borough Council’s and Lex Leisure’s wider health strategy with sessions designed to create a safe and friendly swimming environment.

    Robert Linthwaite, Lex Leisure’s centre manager at Cotgrave Leisure Centre, said: “Dementia swimming sessions build confidence for the individual and their carer – and in a welcoming environment that has great health benefits.

    “It’s all here to make it easy and accessible to enjoy the activity and once people visit us we are confident they will return.

    “Anybody with a memory issue can come to the dementia swimming sessions, it has immense benefits for both the carer and the swimmer.”

    The classes are led by swimmers and carers with trained staff attending poolside to offer guidance and support to enjoy a gentle exercise and social session in the pool.

    Rushcliffe Borough Council’s deputy leader, Debbie Mason, said: “Within Rushcliffe, approximately 1% of our residents are living with dementia.

    “As a council, we want to ensure they are supported with wellbeing opportunities wherever we can.

    “The benefits of swimming are well publicised both in terms of physical health and emotional wellbeing, but it has also been shown to improve the quality of life of those living with dementia.

    “This is why we are partnering with Lex Leisure to offer dementia-friendly swimming at Cotgrave Leisure Centre.”

    There are 850,000 people with dementia in the UK, with one in six over the age of 80 now having a form of the condition.

    For more information on the Dementia Swimming Project visit www.swimming.org/dementiafriendly, contact Cotgrave Leisure Centre on 0115 989 2916 or email Cotgrave@LexLeisure.org.uk.

    Mamma Mia - Here We Go Again

    19:30 -22:48
    14/08/2019-08/09/2019
    Belton House
    Belton House, Grantham NG32, UK

     

    Summer Nights is a festival of outdoor film screenings in beautiful heritage locations throughout the summer.

    Everyone is back for more ABBA inspired song and dance numbers!

    When Sophie (Amanda Seyfried) discovers she is pregnant, she delves into a quest of discovery into her mother Donna’s (Meryl Streep and Lily James) past experiencing the fun that she had with her three possible dads (Pierce Brosnan/Jeremy Irvine, Colin Firth/Hugh Skinner and Stellan Skarsgard/Josh Dylan). And this time Grandma is visiting as Cher joins the stellar cast as Grandmother.

    Get ready for an unforgettable cinematic event this summer ON the stunning lands of Belton House! Often cited as the quintessential country house estate, Belton sits with quiet but stately confidence in elegant formal gardens with a historic deer park. Spend time with us and see how generations of the Brownlow family secured the very finest designers and craftsmen to create the Belton that we love today.

    For more information on how the festival works, please visit our FAQs page: https://summernightsfilm.co.uk/frequently-asked-questions

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.