Carol Singing

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You are welcome to join us for an afternoon of festive carol singing with our Heritage Centre volunteers. This years event will take place on Saturday 2nd December between 2pm and 3:30pm under our new pergola on Granite’s patio. Please feel free to join in. We will also be lighting… Continue reading Carol Singing

Christmas Wreath Making Workshop

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We are running two festive wreath making workshops at the Heritage Centre. Choose from the morning (10am to noon) or afternoon (2pm to 4pm) session on Saturday 25th November. The workshops will take place under our new pergola on the Granite’s patio. All equipment and materials are provided to create… Continue reading Christmas Wreath Making Workshop

Spooky Ghost Train

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Join us on the weekend of the 28th and 29th October for a fun and spooky train ride on our Quarry Bottom narrow gauge railway. Our volunteers have transformed the line giving it a spooky, haunted makeover. Look out for the animated witches, the giant spider, banjo playing skeleton and… Continue reading Spooky Ghost Train

GCR Trains: Feb-Mar 2023

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We are thrilled that the Great Central Railway will be running passenger trains on the Mountsorrel branch line again from the end of February! It’s two and a half years since trains last ran on the line and three and a half years since they last ran all the way… Continue reading GCR Trains: Feb-Mar 2023

Dinosaur Hunt

Calling all Dinosaur Hunters! It has been a strange week at the Mountsorrel and Rothley Heritage Centre. The trees are rustling, the leaves have been munched and we have reports of Dinosaur sightings! We invite you to come along to our Dinosaur hunts. You are sure to have a Dino-mite… Continue reading Dinosaur Hunt

Bear Hunt

♫ If you go down to the woods today…. ♫ You might see some familiar faces. Our woodland has been visited by some friendly bears, could you please help us out! We need spotters of all ages to assist, please come and join us. The bear hunts will take place… Continue reading Bear Hunt

Big Butterfly Count 2022


Do you have an interest in nature and a love of butterflies? Then why not take part in the Big Butterfly Count! All you have to do is record the type and number of butterflies you see in fifteen minutes. Our Nunckley Trail, and wild-flower areas are ideal locations to… Continue reading Big Butterfly Count 2022

Christmas Memory Tree

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For the first time we are having a Christmas Memory Tree on the Granite’s patio. We have a box of baubles with ribbon in Granite’s. Write on the ribbon the name of a loved one or friend no longer with us and tie it to the tree, then leave a donation in our donation box. Donations will be split equally between our current appeal fund and Macmillan Cancer Support. Continue reading Christmas Memory Tree

Steam Toy Extravaganza: 9th November 2019

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A team of steam toy enthusiasts are joining us at the Heritage Centre to showcase a variety of their steam powered engines and toys. The wagons in the Railway Museum will be temporarily moved outside in order to make space for the exhibits which means you can enjoy this event… Continue reading Steam Toy Extravaganza: 9th November 2019

Spooky Wood Weekend 2nd – 3rd November

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This year we are running our Spooky Wood weekend on the 2nd and 3rd November between 10am and 4:15pm, after Halloween to avoid clashing with trains running on the last Sunday in October. Our volunteers will be transforming the Nunckley Trail into an enjoyable spooky adventure. Come and look for… Continue reading Spooky Wood Weekend 2nd – 3rd November