Top Things to Do in Leicester This Summer
Whether you’re new to the area or have been living here a while, you’ll know that Leicester is a fantastic place to be over the summer months. There’s always something going on in the city at any time of year, but the calendar is well and truly packed over the summer.
If you want to get out and about to soak up the atmosphere and sample just a little of what Leicester has to offer, here are just a few things to enjoy in the city over the coming months.
The Riverside Festival
Keep your fingers crossed for some sunshine on the 2nd and 3rd of June, because that’s the weekend this year’s Riverside Festival is taking place on. Spread across Western Boulevard, Bede Park, Mile Straight and Castle Gardens, there’s fun for the whole family and a range of activities to be enjoyed both on and off the water. Watch the boat racing, enjoy live music and sample some incredible local food and drink, with art, workshops and stalls to suit all tastes and budgets.
Bradgate House Ruins
Open for only a handful of weekends during the year, the ruins of Bradgate House will be open to the public on the 2nd-3rd of June and the last three weekends of July. Tour the ruins to learn more about this historic landmark and the family who built it. Entry is free, and it’s a great day out with the kids over the summer holidays.
Another great way to keep the kids entertained over the school holidays, the new Timber Festival blends music, philosophy, art and nature to teach them about the natural world and the environment in a fun and engaging way. It’s held between the 6th and 8th of July in the breathtaking National Forest, and kids can explore the woodland and learn more about our relationship with the country’s historic forests.
Leicester Caribbean Carnival
One of the biggest events on the summer calendar, this year’s Caribbean Carnival is set to take place on the 4th August. Even if the Great British weather lets you down, you can always enjoy a little slice of that gorgeous Caribbean sunshine and celebrate the diversity of this great city with some incredible food, live street performances and fantastic music.
Summer in the city is always a treat for the whole family, and there’s always something to keep everyone entertained while the sun shines. Summer is also a good time of year to think about marketing your home or looking for somewhere new to rent.