Join us to celebrate the opening of the amazing new Snibston Colliery Park in Coalville with a full week of fun events and activities for the whole family from Saturday 10th until Sunday 18th July   #celebratesnibston

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Cycling Sessions

Snibston Colliery Park  – Car park   

11th, 12th and 14th July  [11am – 1pm]   FREE

Bring your own balance bikes and pedal bikes with safety helmets too and get some coaching on a mini-circuit.  Practice your skills and gain confidence with some helpful tips before heading out into the main park!  Suitable for younger children up to 12 years. No need to book. Please note: Safety helmets must be worn if taking part in this activity. 


Mega Walk


12th – 17th July  [all day – start any time]  FREE

For this self-guided tour you’ll explore all that Coalville has to offer as you make your way across the town, taking in all of the hidden gems including theatres, parks, nature reserves, and the newly revamped Snibston Colliery Park. Download your map or collect one from the Colliery Café to start your adventure!


Kids Pedal Go-Karts

Snibston Colliery Park  –  Car park 

13th – 18th July  [11am – 4pm]  FREE – small donations welcome

Get active as you go go go round our small go-kart course! Challenge your friends and family to see who will be the ultimate champion for the day. Suitable for age 4 years and older.   No need to book.


Survival Skills – FULLY BOOKED

Snibston Colliery Park

13th, 15th July  [11am – 12.30pm  and 1.30 – 3pm]   FREE

Join our Snibston rangers to learn basic survival skills. Out in the country park we will show you how to build an amazing den and the skills you would need to survive in the wild. Suitable for 6- 12 year olds but on booking, you will need to book tickets for accompanying adults. Children must be accompanied at all times.  Meet outside the Colliery Cafe.

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Building Coalville and the Museum of Grot!

Century Theatre  –  Studio 

13th -18th July  [11am – 4pm]   FREE

CAN COALVILLE? Coalville CAN …. Come and get creative with the Coalville C.A.N volunteers who will be on hand to help you get up to date with the latest projects from cardboard creations to having your say – there’s a role for everyone to play a part in. Also featuring – the Museum of Grot! Find out more about the Grot that’s thrown out, the Grot that has been collected and the creative use that has been made of Grot – why not bring your own masterpiece! Brought together with the help of North Leicestershire Wombles!  Suitable for all ages. No need to book.


Shared Reading

Century Theatre  –  Mezzanine

13th July [12.45 – 2.30pm]  FREE

Join the Leicestershire Shared Readers group for some short readings of prose and poetry, perfect for a literary afternoon. 

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Century Theatre  –  Studio 

13th – 18th July  [11am – 1pm and 2 – 4pm]   £2

Get creative and come and do a daily challenge with the Minecraft Crew – after your session you can continue your creations at home!  2 hour slot – limited computers available.

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DJ Turntable and Scratch Session – FULLY BOOKED

Century Theatre  –  Mezzanine

15th and 16th July  [10am – 12pm and 1 – 3pm]    FREE

Join professional musicians from Leicester-Shire Schools Music Service’s, to get hands-on experience with DJ decks so you’ll be turning tables like your favourite Scratch DJ. In your 20 minute workshop you’ll learn about pulse and rhythm as you explore this diverse and contemporary genre of music. Suitable for 7 – 18 year olds.

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Celebrate Snibston: Film Night – POSTPONED 

Century Theatre

Friday 16th July transferred to Friday 30th July

***NEW DATE*** – 30th July [7 – 10pm]   £2.50

Fancy an evening out to something a bit different?  A film Festival showcasing and sharing local film makers and places – an evening to watch some great films – with some surprises too! All in the amazing and unique setting of the UK’s oldest travelling theatre – Century Theatre.

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Celebrate Snibston: Music Night – POSTPONED

Century Theatre 

Saturday 17th July transferred to Saturday 31st July.

***NEW DATE*** – 31st July  [7 – 11pm]   £2.50

A great night out featuring an eclectic mix of local talent including Eva, Holly, Oli Mellor and Olivia Pole with headline performances from Kirsty Clarke and hard rock trio, Ricochet Rebellion.

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Music Recording Session

Century Theatre 

17th and 18th July  [1pm]   £25 per session*

Guidance: Under 21s

Record your own hip hop, grime or soul track in these exclusive sessions with music producer Seven AND record a music video for it, with your own backing dancers! WOW!!!!!  This is an amazing opportunity thanks to Arts Council England to work with Nottingham based music producer, rapper, lyricist and beatboxer Seven.
Seven has worked with some amazing hip hop, drum and bass and grime artists. In these two sessions you will choose your beat, write your lyrics and record the song. Then watch as the backing dancers bring it to life in your own music video!  Places are limited. *You must book both sessions (one session on each date). Half price and free sessions for those on low income or benefits.  Email for more details

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A Miner’s Story – FULLY BOOKED

Snibston Colliery Park

17th July  [2 – 3pm]    FREE

A miner’s work underground was dangerous, hard but full of camaraderie. A former miner from Snibston Colliery, who also worked at Whitwick and Bagworth collieries, will take you on a tour of Snibston Colliery Park mine simulation display and show you the machines that were used to get the coal and stories of the miners’ who work on them. Duration 1 hour approx. Meet outside the Colliery Cafe.

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Snibston Collieries and Colony: a trip through time

Snibston Colliery Park

18th July  [12 – 1pm and 2 – 3pm]  FREE

A guided walk looking at the history and heritage of George Stephenson’s Snibston Collieries and what remains of Stephenson’s ‘New Snibston’ colony, which became part of Coalville. The walk will start at the Colliery Café and walk around Snibston No. 2 Colliery (Snibston Colliery Park) to Oliver’s Crossing and back to the Colliery Park along Ashby Road to see the remains of the colony.   Duration 1 hour approx.  Meet outside the Colliery Cafe.

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