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April 2019

Watermead Ride to Open Streets

Sunday 28 April, 11:45 - 12:30
Watermead South car park,
off Alderton Close
Leicester, LE4 7RN
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The route follows the riverside corridor along newly completed paths into Abbey Park. Quite roads are then chosen leading riders to New Market Square where secure bike parking is provided. This is an opportunity to be guided Leicester City Centre's Open Street event using off-road cycle paths. Open Streets is a celebration of people-friendly streets with numerous activities including monthly themed rides and walks and lots of interactive activities for young people. Off-road and quiet cycle tracks and paths This…

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Open Streets: Suffragettes

Sunday 28 April, 12:45 - 16:00
New Market Square,
Leicester, LE1 5AW
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Join us from 1pm on Sunday 28 April in New Market Square for the launch of these monthly events. Each event will be themed around a different part of the city’s history through FREE activities including guided walking tours, outdoor exhibitions, craft workshops and street games for all ages. There will also be bicycle hire and parking on the Market Square and a variety of cycling events, including guided cycling tours, free bike fixing, rickshaw rides and bike polo. Find all the info…

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Cycles & Suffragettes – Guided Ride

Sunday 28 April, 13:00 - 14:30
New Market Square,
Leicester, LE1 5AW
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Join us for a tour of Leicester to discover it’s notable women and those who were influential in the Suffragette movement, the most famous of which was Alice Hawkins. We visit the Blue Plaque sites, marking where they lived, worked and campaigned for women’s rights to vote for the social reform. An active Trade Unionist and work in the shoe trade of Leicester, Alice would cycle around Leicester and Leicestershire speaking to crowds, not always receptive to her message! We…

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May 2019

Imperial Typewriters factory strike: a guided walk

Wednesday 1 May, 14:00 - 15:30
Spinney Hill Park,
East Park Road
Leicester, LE5
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On its 45th anniversary, discover why 500 South Asian workers at the Imperial Typewriters factory went on strike. On its 45th anniversary, discover why 500 South Asian workers at the Imperial Typewriters factory went on strike. Presented by a writer and researcher with interest in the topic, booking is essential, please book on Eventbrite or call 0116 373 7589. This walk has been organised for Walk Leicester Festival 2019 from 28 April - 31 May, to find out more please…

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Outdoor gym demonstration with warm up walk: Humberstone Park

Wednesday 1 May, 18:00 - 18:45
Humberstone Park,
Uppingham Road
Leicester, LE5 4DG
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A walking warm-up around Humberstone Park followed by a demonstration of the Outdoor Gym equipment by a fitness instructor to help you get moving more and feeling great. Booking is essential, please use Eventbrite. This walk has been organised for Walk Leicester Festival 2019 from 28 April - 31 May, to find out more please visit our website. All walk participants MUST complete a registration form in advance for the ticket to be valid. The form can be accessed here.…

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Star Wars Quiz Trail

Saturday 4 May, 11:00 - 14:00
Braunstone Park,
Car park off Gooding Avenue LE3 1JT
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May the force be with you on this Bank Holiday weekend! Celebrate Star Wars day by following this family friendly quiz trail around Braunstone Park. Just turn up and give it a go! Collect your quiz-sheet from the Gooding Avenue entrance (close to Blessed Sacrament Church) at Braunstone Park between 11 am – 2 pm on Saturday 4 Sunday 5 and Monday 6 May. This walk has been organised for Walk Leicester Festival 2019 from 28 April - 31 May,…

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Explore Evington

Saturday 4 May, 14:00 - 16:00
St Denys Church,
Church Road
Leicester, Evington LE5 6FA United Kingdom
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An ancient church, a famous author and an organ played by Prince Albert are just some of the many things you will hear about on this walk through Evington. Presented by a local historian, booking is essential, please use Eventbrite. This walk has been organised for Walk Leicester Festival 2019 from 28 April - 31 May, to find out more please visit our website. All walk participants MUST complete a registration form in advance for the ticket to be valid.…

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Star Wars Quiz Trail

Sunday 5 May, 11:00 - 14:00
Braunstone Park,
Car park off Gooding Avenue LE3 1JT
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May the force be with you on this Bank Holiday weekend! Celebrate Star Wars day by following this family friendly quiz trail around Braunstone Park. Just turn up and give it a go! Collect your quiz-sheet from the Gooding Avenue entrance (close to Blessed Sacrament Church) at Braunstone Park between 11 am – 2 pm on Saturday 4 Sunday 5 and Monday 6 May. This walk has been organised for Walk Leicester Festival 2019 from 28 April - 31 May,…

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Star Wars Quiz Trail

Monday 6 May, 11:00 - 14:00
Braunstone Park,
Car park off Gooding Avenue LE3 1JT
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May the force be with you on this Bank Holiday weekend! Celebrate Star Wars day by following this family friendly quiz trail around Braunstone Park. Just turn up and give it a go! Collect your quiz-sheet from the Gooding Avenue entrance (close to Blessed Sacrament Church) at Braunstone Park between 11 am – 2 pm on Saturday 4 Sunday 5 and Monday 6 May. This walk has been organised for Walk Leicester Festival 2019 from 28 April - 31 May,…

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Discover Leicester’s History

Wednesday 8 May, 12:30 - 13:30
Jubilee Square, Leicester,
Jubilee Square
Leicester, LE1
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This hour long walk will introduce you to some of the most important times in Leicester’s past that have left their mark on the modern city today. Presented by a Blue Badge Guide, booking is essential, please use Eventbrite. Please wear sensible shoes and weather appropriate clothing. This walk has been organised for Walk Leicester Festival 2019 from 28 April - 31 May, to find out more please visit our website. All walk participants MUST complete a registration form in…

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Walk on the Wild Side – Ellis Meadows (please pre-book)

Thursday 9 May, 10:00 - 11:30
Abbey Pumping Station,
Corporation Road
Leicester, LE4 5PX
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Walk on the Wild Side - Ellis Meadows Thursday 9th May  Starts at 10am, from start of the riverside path at the end of Corporation Road, near Abbey Pumping station. Up to 1.5 hours, Steady pace. Please pre-book (free) via Eventbrite to secure your place. BOOKING IS OPEN NOW! A Walk on the Wild Side walk in Ellis Meadows is hosted by an experienced wildlife expert who will lead you around the meadows and talk about the different types of insects, plants and…

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Outdoor Gym Demonstration with Warm Up Walk: Victoria Park

Thursday 9 May, 17:30 - 18:20
Victoria Park Leicester,
Leicester, LE1 7RY
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A walking warm-up around Victoria Park followed by a demonstration of the Outdoor Gym equipment by a fitness instructor to help you get moving more and feeling great. Booking is essential, please book via Eventbrite here. This walk has been organised for Walk Leicester Festival 2019 from 28 April - 31 May, to find out more please visit our website. All walk participants MUST complete a registration form in advance for the ticket to be valid. The form can be accessed here.…

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A walk to REMEMBER

Saturday 11 May, 13:30 - 15:00
All Saints Church,
107 Highcross Street
Leicester, LE1 4PH United Kingdom
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Visit some of Leicester’s forgotten war memorials and hear the stories of how they have been saved from fires and preserved from loss. Upon the walk’s finish at All Saints, participants are invited to view the memorials in the church where refreshments will be available. Booking is essential, please use Eventbrite or call 0116 373 7589 This walk has been organised for Walk Leicester Festival 2019 from 28 April - 31 May, to see the whole programme of led walks…

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Leicester City Football Club: Foxes Walk

Tuesday 14 May, 19:00 - 20:30
King Power Stadium,
Flibert Way
Leicester, LE2 7FL United Kingdom
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Join a special EuroFIT walking session with fellow football fans around King Power Stadium and to the site of the former ground on Filbert Street. Meet at the Fan Store at King Power Stadium. Booking is essential - email trust@lcfc.co.uk quoting Foxes Walk or call 0116 373 7589.

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Wake Up and Smell the Coffee!

Thursday 16 May, 12:30 - 13:30
Leicester Railway Station,
Leicester Railway Station
Leicester, LE2 0QB
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Find out how Thomas Cook, the Father of Tourism, was involved in founding the town's first chain of coffee shops as a non-alcoholic alternative to Ale Houses. This walk traces some of the teetotal and tourism influence that Cook had on Leicester and finishes with a free drink at the Leicester Coffee House Company. Booking is essential, please use Eventbrite or ring 0116 373 7589. This walk has been organised for Walk Leicester Festival 2019 from 28 April - 31…

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Walking Sports Festival

Friday 17 May, 10:30 - 12:00
Morningside Arena,
31 Charter Street
Leicester, LE1 3UD United Kingdom
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If you are over 50 years of age and interested in finding out more about healthy lifestyles and getting involved in gentle physical activity, why not come along and have a go at walking basketball, cricket and football. These sessions are ran by Leicester’s professional sports clubs who will be able to provide information on how you can get involved regularly. Just turn up and give it a go! For more information please contact Sunny Rohit at The Centre for…

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Roman Leicester Walk

Saturday 18 May, 14:00 - 16:00
St Nicholas Church,
St Nicholas Circle
Leicester, LE1 4LB United Kingdom
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Presented by a local expert, this stroll around the streets of Roman Leicester will take in key Roman sites and buildings that have been lost and found. Booking is essential, please visit Eventbrite or ring 0116 373 7589. This walk has been organised for Walk Leicester Festival 2019 from 28 April - 31 May, to find out more please visit our website. All walk participants MUST complete a registration form in advance for the ticket to be valid. The form can…

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Discover Leicester’s Culture Walk

Monday 20 May, 12:30 - 13:30
Leicester Town Hall,
Town Hall Square
Leicester, LE1 9BG
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Learn about some of Leicester’s cultural landmarks and discover what is unique about the city. Booking is essential, please use Eventbrite or call 0116 373 7589. Please wear sensible shoes and weather appropriate clothing. This walk has been organised for Walk Leicester Festival 2019 from 28 April - 31 May, to find out more please visit our website. All walk participants MUST complete a registration form in advance for the ticket to be valid. The form can be accessed here. If you…

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Happy ShoesDay

Tuesday 21 May
Array
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Join thousands of school children around the country wearing their happy shoes. Find out all about it and sign up here.  

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Open Streets: Arts and Crafts

Sunday 26 May, 13:00 - 16:00
New Market Square,
Leicester, LE1 5AW
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Join us from 1pm on Sunday 26 May in New Market Square for the second in the series of these monthly events. Each event will be themed around a different part of the city’s history through FREE activities including guided walking tours, outdoor exhibitions, craft workshops and street games for all ages. There will also be bicycle hire and parking on the Market Square and a variety of cycling events, including guided cycling tours, free bike fixing, rickshaw rides and bike polo.…

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Funky Feet and Wacky Wheels

Wednesday 29 May, 11:00 - 13:00
Abbey Park,
St Margaret's Way
Leicester, LE1 3EJ
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A fun free event for all the family! Come along to decorate your shoes, scooters or bikes and join us on a parade of the park. Just turn up with a grown-up and give it a go! This walk has been organised for Walk Leicester Festival 2019 from 28 April - 31 May, to find out more please visit our website.

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From Belgrave Road to the Golden Mile

Thursday 30 May, 19:00 - 20:00
Mahatma Gandhi Statue,
Belgrave Road
Leicester, LE4 6BD United Kingdom
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Learn about Belgrave’s industrial past and how migration brought a new lease of life to the area in the 1970’s. Booking is essential, please use Eventbrite or ring 0116 373 7589. This walk has been organised for Walk Leicester Festival 2019 from 28 April - 31 May, to find out more please visit our website. All walk participants MUST complete a registration form in advance for the ticket to be valid. The form can be accessed here. If you experience any problems…

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De Montfort University’s Medieval Campus

Friday 31 May, 11:00 - 12:00
Leicester Castle,
7 Castle View
Leicester, LE1 5WH United Kingdom
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De Montfort University and its campus sit at the heart of Leicester, in an area that is steeped in history. This walking tour will give you an insight into the city's medieval origins. At 1 pm there will be a tour of De Montfort University's modern buildings too. Booking is essential, please use Eventbrite or ring 0116 373 7589. This walk has been organised for Walk Leicester Festival 2019 from 28 April - 31 May, to find out more please visit our website.…

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De Montfort University’s Modern Campus

Friday 31 May, 13:00 - 14:00
De Montfort University Campus Centre,
Mill Lane
Leicester, LE1 5TT United Kingdom
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De Montfort University and its campus sit at the heart of Leicester, in an area that is steeped in history. This walking tour will give you an insight into the city's manufacturing heyday and look at the University's modern buildings. At 11 am there will be a tour of De Montfort University's medieval buildings too. Booking is essential, please use Eventbrite or ring 0116 373 7589. This walk has been organised for Walk Leicester Festival 2019 from 28 April - 31…

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June 2019

Walk on the Wild Side – Braunstone Park (please pre-book)

Wednesday 5 June, 10:00 - 11:30
Winstanley House, Braunstone Park,
Braunstone Park
Leicester, LE3 1HX
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Walk on the Wild Side - Braunstone Park Wednesday 5th June Starts at 10am, from the gates to Winstanley Hall, in the centre of the park Up to 1.5 hours, Steady pace. Please pre-book (free) via Eventbrite to secure your place. BOOKING OPENS BEGINNING OF MAY. A Walk on the Wild Side walk in Braunstone Park is hosted by an experienced wildlife expert who will lead you around the park and talk about the different types of insects, plants, trees and other wildlife found here. The…

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July 2019

Walk on the Wild Side – Abbey Park (please pre-book)

Tuesday 9 July, 10:00 - 11:30
Abbey Park,
Abbey Park
Leicester, LE4 5AQ United Kingdom
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Walk on the Wild Side - Abbey Park Tuesday 9th July Starts at 10am, from the small car park near Pet's Corner, off Abbey Park Road) Up to 1.5 hours, Steady pace. Please pre-book (free) via Eventbrite to secure your place. BOOKING OPENS BEGINNING OF JUNE. A Walk on the Wild Side walk in Abbey Park is hosted by an experienced wildlife expert who will lead you around the park and talk about the different types of insects, plants and other wildlife found here.…

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August 2019

Walk on the Wild Side – Aylestone Meadows & Pack Horse Bridge (Please pre-book)

Thursday 15 August, 10:00 - 11:30
Aylestone Meadows (Marsden Lane entrance & car park),
Marsden Lane
Leicester, LE2 8LT
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Walk on the Wild Side - Aylestone Meadows & Pack Horse Bridge Thursday 15th August Starts at 10am, from the Marsden Lane car park, off Aylestone Road Up to 1.5 hours, Steady pace. Please pre-book (free) via Eventbrite to secure your place. BOOKING OPENS BEGINNING OF JULY. A Walk on the Wild Side walk in Aylestone Meadows is hosted by an experienced wildlife expert who will lead you around the meadows and talk about the different types of insects, plants and other…

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