Due to the current Covid-19 situation, many events locally have been cancelled in line with Government guidelines. What is listed here are options for distractions and diversions during this uncertain time. While we still can, let’s get out and enjoy the benefits getting out and about bring whilst being respectful and supportive of each other. We are all in this together, and together we will come out of this dark time.  For absolute guarantees of the latest information please check with the individual business’ websites. Thank you.

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  • 22
    22.October.Thursday

    Belvoir Flower Show 2020 rescheduled 5 & 6 September 2020

    00:00
    22/10/2020-06/09/2020

    Rescheduled from July due to COVID-19.

    5 & 6 September 2020

    Celebrity gardeners, stunning show gardens and borders, specialist plant growers, expert talks and demos set in the beautiful Capability Brown designed landscape are all in store for the Belvoir Castle Flower & Garden Show 2020. 

    This year, children will also go free and the ticket price includes admission to the Castle Gardens.

    Among the gardening celebrities lined up is BBC gardening presenter and designer Toby Buckland. In 2008 Toby won RHS Gold and Best in show for his Ethical Garden at BBC Gardeners’ World LIve. In 2009 he won the Environmental Award from the Garden Media Guild for a Gardeners’ World Special on peat in gardening.

    The renowned floral designer Jonathan Moseley will be back doing his popular and entertaining demonstrations on both days. Since early childhood, a fascination with flowers and nature have inspired Jonathan to become one of the UK’s leading designers within the floral art world and he is very much in demand at all the leading flower shows.

     

    A borders competition to help budding new garden designers and experts to show what they can achieve with plants is once again being sponsored by The London College of Garden Design and is a great way to discover new and upcoming designers.

    Show organiser Andy Tudbury said “Now in our third year, we have a great show planned with all the most popular elements retained and some exciting new additions to the programme. It’s two days packed with inspiration and advice all in a stunning setting. It’s also better value than ever with early bird tickets giving a £5 saving on gate prices and kids going free.”

     

    A popular feature is sure to be the Question Time slot where visitors can put their burning gardening questions to the expert panel.

    Away from the talks, visitors can explore a full line up of exhibitors showing everything from garden furniture, sculpture artists, tools and crafts, as well as expert horticulturalists on hand to answer gardening questions.

    Ticket prices on the gate are priced at £15 per adult, with accompanied children under 16 free. Ticket includes on site parking, admission to the event and Belvoir Castle garden.

     

    The Festival organised by Halcyon Days Garden Events will be supporting the Gardeners Royal Benevolent Society, Perennial.

    For more information and to buy tickets online, go to: www.belvoircastle.com/event/belvoir-castle-flower-garden-show

    Link to tickets: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/belvoir-castle-flower-and-garden-show-tickets-77976360393?aff=ebdssbeac#

     

    For regular updates, like the event Facebook page.

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    For further information please contact:      halcyondays.ge@gmail.com.

    For further press info please contact Liz Bee (lizb@redbrickcommunications.com)
    Carly Jones (carlyj@redbrickcommunications.com)
    Redbrick Communications, 68 St James’s Street, Nottingham, NG1 6FJ
    www.redbrickcommunications.com
    T: 0115 910 1500

     

    Belvoir Castle Open

    09:21
    22/10/2020-12/12/2020
    Belvoir Castle
    Belvoir Castle, Belvoir, Grantham NG32 1PE, UK

    Belvoir Castle Open

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    THE CASTLE

    Choose from a guided tour of the state rooms with one of our knowledgeable Belvoir guides, or discover the wonders of Belvoir Castle for yourself on a free flow visit.

    • Guided Castle tours start at 11.30am, 1.30pm and 3.00pm and last 1-1½ hours. Tours do not need to be pre-booked, guides will be waiting at the time slots for visitors in the Pre-Guard Room.
    • Free flow admission – anytime between 11.00am – 4.00pm, with our friendly Castle Guides on hand to answer your questions throughout your visit.

    Please note that the last admission to the Castle is at 4.00pm, the Castle doors close at 5.00pm, and the Ticket Office gate is locked at 5.30pm.

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    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

     

     

    Belvoir Castle Open

    11:00 -17:00
    22/10/2020

    THE CASTLE

    Choose from a guided tour of the state rooms with one of our knowledgeable Belvoir guides, or discover the wonders of Belvoir Castle for yourself on a free flow visit.

    • Guided Castle tours start at 11.30am, 1.30pm and 3.00pm and last 1-1½ hours. Tours do not need to be pre-booked, guides will be waiting at the time slots for visitors in the Pre-Guard Room.
    • Free flow admission – anytime between 11.00am – 4.00pm, with our friendly Castle Guides on hand to answer your questions throughout your visit.

    Please note that the last admission to the Castle is at 4.00pm, the Castle doors close at 5.00pm, and the Ticket Office gate is locked at 5.30pm.

    x

    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

     

     

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    Belvoir Castle Open

    11:00 -17:00
    22/10/2020-29/08/2020

    THE CASTLE

    Choose from a guided tour of the state rooms with one of our knowledgeable Belvoir guides, or discover the wonders of Belvoir Castle for yourself on a free flow visit.

    • Guided Castle tours start at 11.30am, 1.30pm and 3.00pm and last 1-1½ hours. Tours do not need to be pre-booked, guides will be waiting at the time slots for visitors in the Pre-Guard Room.
    • Free flow admission – anytime between 11.00am – 4.00pm, with our friendly Castle Guides on hand to answer your questions throughout your visit.

    Please note that the last admission to the Castle is at 4.00pm, the Castle doors close at 5.00pm, and the Ticket Office gate is locked at 5.30pm.

    x

    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
    22/10/2020-06/08/2020

    THE CASTLE

    Choose from a guided tour of the state rooms with one of our knowledgeable Belvoir guides, or discover the wonders of Belvoir Castle for yourself on a free flow visit.

    • Guided Castle tours start at 11.30am, 1.30pm and 3.00pm and last 1-1½ hours. Tours do not need to be pre-booked, guides will be waiting at the time slots for visitors in the Pre-Guard Room.
    • Free flow admission – anytime between 11.00am – 4.00pm, with our friendly Castle Guides on hand to answer your questions throughout your visit.

    Please note that the last admission to the Castle is at 4.00pm, the Castle doors close at 5.00pm, and the Ticket Office gate is locked at 5.30pm.

    x

    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

     

     

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    Capability Brown Tour

    12:00 -14:00
    22/10/2020-30/08/2020

    Capability Brown Garden Bus Tour

    £12.00 – £70.00

    This ticket entitles you to a tour of the Capability Brown landscape. Please call to ensure there is space available and to check the weather before travel. Ticket valid for 6 months.

    Tours will be available on Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays from April 10th – August 30th.

    Each tour is approximately 60 – 90 minutes long, starting from the times below:

    12pm
    2pm

    Tours are available as:

    • Tour with full Castle free flow and access to the formal gardens
    • Tour with guided tour of the Castle and formal gardens

    Terms and Conditions

    No unaccompanied children. No refunds given to pre booking but journeys can be changed. Booking valid for 6 months from the date of purchase. Please, no animals on the bus. Tours may be cancelled on the day due to unfortunate weather conditions.

    Royal Afternoon Tea

    14:00 -16:00
    22/10/2020-16/08/2020
    Belvoir Castle
    Belvoir Castle, Belvoir, Grantham NG32 1PE, UK

    Royal Afternoon Tea inspired by The Crown

    £40.00 – £80.00

    On Saturday 21st and Mothering Sunday, March 22nd 2020 and Afternoon Tea Week 10th – 16th August

    Royal Afternoon Teas will be served at 2pm.

    It is with great pleasure that we welcome you to The Royal Afternoon Tea inspired by The Crown, taking place in regal opulence of Belvoir Castle, stand in for Windsor Castle in the Netflix production.

    Enjoy champagne, sandwiches, handmade scones and pastries served in the State Dining Room, where you will be following in the footsteps of the starry cast of The Crown led by Her Majesty played by Olivia Coleman.

    This special afternoon tea experience includes The Crown guided tour of the castle, featuring the key filming locations used by Netflix in all three series of its regal blockbuster including the normally private Wellington and Tapestry bedrooms featured throughout Season 3.

    Crafted under the guidance of Belvoir Castle’s head chef and made fresh daily inhouse.

    Traditional Afternoon tea Adult: £70 pp (minimum order of 2)
    With a glass of Champagne: £80 pp (minimum order of 2)
    Child: £40

    To purchase tickets, please, select from the available tickets dates:

    Stevie Jones live at The Geese & Fountain

    17:00 -20:00
    22/10/2020
    Geese & Fountain
    3 Main St, Croxton Kerrial, Grantham NG32 1QF, UK

    Stevie Jones is a well established performer who also fronts the original rock band Stevie Jones and The Wildfires and is one haf of acoustic duo The Waltzers. This will be a solo acoustic set. With over 30 years experience he has built up a huge adaptable back catalogue of classic covers to draw from mainly focusing on 60s-90s hits from The Rolling Stones. Johnny Cash, David Bowie to Oasis, U2, REM and much more.

    https://steviejones.com/home

    Monthly Pub Quiz - Geese and Fountain

    19:30 -22:30
    22/10/2020
    Geese & Fountain
    3 Main St, Croxton Kerrial, Grantham NG32 1QF, UK

    It’s the Monthly Mondays Pub Quiz with your host and quizmaster Mr Carl Woods on the mic. It’s not that the questions are difficult, but the answers are a real struggle. Come down and show off your general knowledge (or your general ignorance) and enjoy pub classics and pizzas all night too.

    Tables available from 6pm, register for the quiz from 7.30 for the picture round and questions start at 8pm. £2 per person entry, cash and beer prizes.

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    23.October.Friday
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    24.October.Saturday
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  • 25
    25.October.Sunday

    Belvoir Castle Open

    11:00 -17:00
    25/10/2020

    THE CASTLE

    Choose from a guided tour of the state rooms with one of our knowledgeable Belvoir guides, or discover the wonders of Belvoir Castle for yourself on a free flow visit.

    • Guided Castle tours start at 11.30am, 1.30pm and 3.00pm and last 1-1½ hours. Tours do not need to be pre-booked, guides will be waiting at the time slots for visitors in the Pre-Guard Room.
    • Free flow admission – anytime between 11.00am – 4.00pm, with our friendly Castle Guides on hand to answer your questions throughout your visit.

    Please note that the last admission to the Castle is at 4.00pm, the Castle doors close at 5.00pm, and the Ticket Office gate is locked at 5.30pm.

    x

    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

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.