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Walk Leicester Festival 2019


Walk Leicester Festival 2019

A showcase of all Leicester has to offer on foot – Over 20 walks and events taking place in a variety of settings such as city streets, parks and waterways.

These are just a few of the many walks taking place during the festival:

Open Streets: Suffragettes
Sunday 28 April, 12.45pm – 4pm
New Market Square
Join us for two walks! Learn about the history of the Greyfriars area and its recent regeneration at 1pm, and visit places associated with some of Leicester's remarkable Suffragettes at 3pm. Take part in other Suffragette themed activities, suitable for all ages, in New Market Square from 1-4pm.

Star Wars Quiz Trail
Saturday 4, Sunday 5 and Monday 6 May, 11am – 2pm
Braunstone Park
Celebrate Star Wars Day by following our family friendly quiz trail around Braunstone Park. Collect a quiz sheet from the Gooding Avenue entrance (close to Blessed Sacrament Church) and give it a go!

Leicester City Football Club Foxes Walk
Tuesday 14 May, 7pm – 8.30pm
Meet at the Fan Store at King Power Stadium
Join a special EuroFIT walking session with fellow football fans around the King Power Stadium and to the site of the former ground on Filbert Street.

Wake Up and Smell the Coffee!
Thursday 16 May, 12.30pm – 1.30pm
Meet at the Thomas Cook statue, near Leicester Railway Station
Find out how Thomas Cook was involved in founding Leicester'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 on Granby Street.

Funky Feet and Wacky Wheels
Wednesday 29 May, 11am – 1pm
Meet at The Oval, Abbey Park
A fun free event for all the family! Come 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!

Most sights and attractions are within a short stroll of the city centre, so people are encouraged to walk to the events.

For more details on these events and many more, please visit our website or call 0116 373 7589.

To view the full programme of walks and events visit our website. All walks are free and pre-booking may be required on Eventbrite (search for Leicester City Council).

Throughout festival, you can enter a free weekly prize draw on the BetterPoints app to win points that can be exchanged for high street vouchers or a charity donation. To find out more please visit our website.

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Various venues across Leicester, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE1 1FZ

Tel: +44 (0) 1163737589


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