Have you got your summer activities planned? Leicester is packed full of wonderful things to do this summer, so you can enjoy everything you love about our city while making sure that you stay safe as lockdown restrictions continue to ease.
Many of this summer’s activities have been branded under the banner ‘Summer in the City’, with the council working with a wide range of organisations to put together awesome entertainment and events. From outdoor roller skating, a city-centre beach, urban sports including a skateboarding ramp and parkour to a fun café to feed your child’s creativity and a world-renowned exhibition highlighting the diversity of the natural world.
We’ve taken a look at some of the highlights for this week’s BID Spotlight feature.
Outdoor cinema with An Indian Summer
An Indian Summer will be bringing 2 outdoor film screenings to Green Dragon Square. There’ll be a family favourite on Saturday 14 August with The Jungle Book being shown at 2pm. There will also be 2 screenings of Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge on Friday 13 and Saturday 14 August at 6pm. Tickets are just £3.50 and you can reserve your spot HERE.
Dine in the Square
Dine in the Square continues through the summer offering you wonderful al fresco dining options in the city centre. Dine in the Square operates across 3 locations, Green Dragon Square, St Martin’s Square and St Peter’s Square, where you can enjoy delivery from restaurants and food outlets across the city centre. Grab a table, scan the QR code and pick your restaurant. Perfect for when you and your friends can’t decide where to eat! Find out more via the Dine in the Square website.
Fitness in the City
Enjoy free fitness classes at Town Hall Square every Wednesday and Friday lunchtime. From Latino Zumba to Collective Yoga there’s sure to be something to get you moving! View the timetable on the Visit Leicester website.
The Fun Cafe
Highcross is hosting a make-believe café to feed families’ creativity this summer. Join The Spark Arts for Children this summer in their fun café, serving a mix of storytelling, music and art to eat in and take away. Children and their families will be able to enjoy music and storytelling as the Head Cake Chef will offer you top tips in making your very own food creations using arts, crafts and your imaginations. Suitable for children 4 years plus and their grown ups.
Presented by Phoenix, Homewalk is a new way to enjoy getting out and about this summer. Step outside your door and let Homewalk take you on a walk with a difference this summer.
Via your smartphone, Homewalk will take you on a guided walk from your own front door to Phoenix at the heart of Leicester. Along the way, you’ll be invited to take photographs with your phone, helping you find hidden spots of beauty or see familiar streets and buildings in a new and different light. Once you reach the end of your walk at Phoenix, you can see the collection of photos you took along the route played back on a giant screen, where it will join all the other walks that families have taken during the summer. To take part just visit www.phoenix.org.uk/homewalk on your smartphone.
Rollerskating in the City
Roller-skating has been making a comeback over the past few years, and from 16 – 28 August you can enjoy it outside in the heart of the city. Head down to Jubilee Square this summer and take part in a healthy activity which can be enjoyed by adults and children of all ages. Sessions will run between 10am – 6pm and will last for 30 minutes. There’s no need to book and all sessions are free of charge.
Parkour with LCFC Urban Foxes
Have you ever tried parkour? Join LCFC in the Community this summer for pop-up parkour sessions on Jubilee Square. Try your skills negotiating obstacles by running, jumping and climbing. Pop up sessions will take place on 9, 11 and 18 August.
This August bank holiday is all about craft beer as the inaugural Brew Beat lands in Green Dragon Square. Leicester’s first and only craft beer and music festival will be free to enter and will have a selection of over 100 curated beers, as well as live music and DJs. Outside of Green Dragon Square pubs and bars across the city centre will be taking part in the Brew Beat Craft Beer Trail over the weekend.
For more information about the above ALL the other Summer in the City activities happening during the school holidays you can jump over to the Visit Leicester website.
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