Trip to Kelmarsh Hall & Gardens – Tuesday, 3rd July 2018.

This trip replaces the ‘Walking with Alpacas’ outing which, unfortunately,  had to be cancelled  due to insufficient numbers.

Instead, we are now meeting at Kelmarsh Hall & Gardens, Northants, on Tuesday, 3rd July 2018 at 11am at the main entrance to the house.   Tickets are priced at £10 each, or £9 for concessions, for entry to House and Gardens.    Just turn up and pay on arrival.  Bring friends along too!

Kibworth House 3 July 2018 trip

The house has recently undergone some renovations.  There are three new spaces – the Basement rooms, with the servant’s bedrooms, bake-house and wine cellar; the Hidden Tunnel used by the servants to move about without being seen; and the Laundry Rooms.  There are interactive displays so you can experience what it was like to live and work in a country house.

We’ll  be stopping for refreshments in the Old Stables Tea Room.  The weather forecast looks great so we should be able to make the most of the lovely gardens too!

More information about the Hall and how to get there can be found on the Kelmarsh Hall website:


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MHWI – Forthcoming Social Events

There are plenty of social events happening over the Summer for you to enjoy.  You can book at next week’s meeting or e-mail the relevant person to reserve a place.

Urgent – Walking with Alpacas in Charnwood Forest – Tuesday, 3rd July at 11am

Talk about alpacas, then a chance to take them for a walk in the gorgeous surroundings of Charnwood Forest.   Includes break for pancakes!  Cost £15.  Car sharing possible.

Contact Ann Murphy to reserve a place by this Saturday morning, 23rd June:


Walk to Great Bowden – Sunday, 29th July at 10 am

Meet at 10am at Sherrard Road/Ridgeway West, Market Harborough to join our Walking Group on a  3 mile walk to Great Bowden.  Should take just over an hour.  Three stiles to navigate.  Walking boots recommended.  Friends welcome.

Coffee stop at Welton’s, 26 The Green, Great Bowden.  Contact Roseanne Steadman to put your name down:


Family Day Out to Wistow Rural Centre & Maze – Saturday, 18th August at 9.45am

A chance to bring your family and friends along for a fun day out at Wistow Maze.  Individuals  also welcome.  Takes approximately 1hr 30mins – 2hrs to complete the Maze, but you can get out earlier if needs be!  There are also shops and a café there too.

Pay on arrival.  ONLY CASH AND CHEQUES!

Prices as follows:   Adults £6.95. Child under 13 £5.95.   Child under 2 free.  Family ticket (2 adults and 2 children) £24.00.

Meet Jan Cooper in the car park next to the Maze (opposite Rural Centre) at 9.45am (look for an orange car!).  Please let Jan know you are coming, so she can organise teams:


Trip to the University of Leicester’s Botanic Gardens, Oadby, Leicester – Thursday, 13th September, at 2pm

Includes a guided tour around these lovely gardens.   Then afterwards,  relax and enjoy tea and cake.   Price £8.50 each.

Contact Fiona Dudridge if you wish to attend:



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Trip to Emma Bridgewater Factory – Friday 18 May 2018

We have had a great response to this social event, which has now been booked for 18 May 2018.   The cost of the trip is £30.00 and payment is needed by this week’s meeting on Wednesday, 22nd November.  If you prefer to pay by online bank transfer and do not have the bank details, please e-mail: for further information.
Just to remind you the trip will include:
  • A behind the scenes factory tour
  • Afternoon tea style lunch and time to browse in the gift shop (10% discount on full price items)
  • 1.5 hours decorating studio session

It is hoped to leave Market Harborough at 9.30 am and arrive back around 6.30 pm.  There will be a nominal contribution towards transport, no more than £10.  Transport money will be collected nearer the time.

Ticket for breadery and floral demonstration in Market Harborough

A ticket has become available for this popular event on Saturday 25 November, organised by the Federation Home Economics team; demonstrations, wine and lunch are all included.  It is in Market Harborough this year at the Methodist Church. Festive-Breadery1 Please contact our Secretary if you are interested in this ticket or to enquire if other tickets are available: email:


(Apologies if this event was not published on our website earlier as it appears the original flyer was not received by me n the monthly mailings of flyers until this request was passed on this week).