Activities and special events in our parks

Activities and events 2024

Events and special activities at our parks

Events that are due to take place in our parks and green spaces are included, with full details, in our events calendar

Some of our most popular events are listed below.

Burbage Common Open Day - cancelled

Burbage Common Open Day has now been rescheduled until the 8 September 2024.

Wild Play sessions at Burbage Common

There are a number of Wild Play events, run by Leicestershire & Rutland Wildlife Trust, taking place at Burbage Common over the spring and summer holidays. 

There are two sessions each day: one at 10am to 11.30am, and one at 12.30pm to 2pm. Priced at £6 per child per session. Booking is essential: book a place at our Wild Play event

For full details, including booking details and age restrictions, please visit our events calendar: events at Burbage Common

  • Tuesday 23 July 2024 - Minibeasts 
  • Tuesday 6 August 2024 - Wild Art
  • Tuesday 20 August 2024 - Dens 

Clarendon Park fun fair - Barker's fun fair

The fun fair will be here on the 20 June until 30 June 2024.

Hollycroft Park 

The very popular Proms in the Park 2024 will take place on Saturday 9 June 2024, 6pm to 8:30pm. Full details in the events calendar: concerts in Hollycroft Park

Friends of Hollycroft Park events

The Friends of Hollycroft park group organise a number of Sunday band concerts on Sunday afternoons throughout the summer, with a variety of music on offer. 

Dates for this year are:

  • Sunday 5 May: Ratby Mid Band 
  • Sunday 26 May: Mind the Gap 
  • Sunday 16 June: Junction 21
  • Sunday 30 June: Take it from the Top  
  • Sunday 14 July: Jones Jazz Orchestra
  • Sunday 28 July: AcSia
  • Sunday 18 August: Equinox 
  • Sunday 1 September: The Rontones
  • Sunday 15 September: JCC Alumni Big Band  

Other events organised by The Friends of Hollycroft Park are:

  • Friday 20 April: Plant swap

Full details in the events calendar: concerts in Hollycroft Park

They also organise volunteer gardening sessions from April to October on the first Saturday of the month, from 10am to 12 noon. 

From February until the first week in December, their Community Cafe in the Pavilion is held on the first and third Wednesday of each month 10am to 1pm. 

For details of their events and the group itself, visit Friends of Hollycroft website (

Argents Mead

Music in the Mead performances take place in the bandstand through the summer, starting in May and ending in September. For details of this year's performances, please visit Music in the Mead in the events calendar.

Last updated: 10/06/2024 13:05