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Weekend Picks: Farmers Market

Stone Farmers Market: Sat 6th Feb (Market Square, Stone, Staffordshire)

Stone Farmers' Market has grown in popularity since it began over a decade ago Credit: Fredrik von Erichsen/DPA/Press Association Images

Stone’s monthly farmers market is being held this weekend from 9am till 1pm. The market offers a variety of locally sourced and grown produce within a 30 mile radius.

Some of the organically produced food on sale at the market include bread, wine, jam and preserves and fresh meat.

The Stone Farmers' Market has grown in popularity ever since it began eleven years ago as part of the Stone food and drink festival. Today it’s regarded as Staffordshire's biggest and best Farmers' Market.

For prices, opening times and more information visit: http://www.staffordbc.gov.uk/stone-farmers-market

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Weekend Picks: Winter Warrior

Winter Warrior: Sat 6th Feb (Donington Park, Derbyshire)

The Winter Warrior assault course comes to Donington Park Credit: Peter Steffen/DPA/PA Images

An obstacle race involving snow and ice will be held at Donington Park this weekend.

The Winter Warrior assault course will feature more than 60 challenging obstacles including a climbing zone, avalanche, human cannon ball, tunnels, giant walls, hurdles and much more.

For prices, opening times and more information visit: http://xrunner.co.uk/winter-warrior-obstacle-race/

Weekend Picks: Walk in the Woods

A Walk in the Woods: Sun 7th Feb (Stourport-on-Severn, Worcestershire)

Visitors can explore and experience woodlands Credit: John Rhymer

This weekend enjoy a family event walking through Bishops Wood.

Visitors can explore and experience woodlands in different ways by making your own tree identification book and learning about the different uses of trees.

The event will be an opportunity for children to make craft items with woodland products, listen to stories about woodland animals and fairytale adventures.

“There will be plenty of activities to occupy everyone and everything will be repeated during the day to give people the chance to try out more of the sessions”

– John Rhymer, Secretary of Friends of Bishops Wood

For prices, opening times and more information visit: http://fobw.weebly.com/

Weekend Picks: Hedgelaying Weekend

Hedgelaying Weekend for Beginners: Sat 6th Feb (Oakham, Rutland)

Two day hedgelaying course in Oakham this weekend Credit: Frank May/DPA/PA Images

Visitors will get the chance to the ancient art of hedgelaying this weekend in Oakham.

The two day course will be run by experienced hedge layer John Shone. By the end of the course visitors will be able to lay their own section of hedge in the local Midland style. All tools will be provided.

For prices, opening times and more information visit: https://www.rutlandwater.org.uk/

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Weekend Picks: Beer Festival

Moseley and Kings Heath Beer Festival: Fri 5th - Sat 6th Feb (Moseley, Birmingham)

Visitors can choose from more than forty craft beers Credit: Frank May/DPA/PA Images

Back for its third year, this weekend Moseley Roundtables are holding a charity beer festival.

Visitors will be able to choose from more than forty craft beers and more than 15 bespoke ciders. There’ll also be live entertainment and hot food available on both dates.

For prices, opening times and more information visit: www.moseleyandkingsheathbeerfestival.co.uk

Weekend Picks: Stargazing

Stargazing: Sat 6th Feb (Sherwood Forest Country Park, Nottinghamshire)

Look out for constellations in the night sky this weekend Credit: Ben Birchall/PA Archive/Press Association Images

Join rangers and staff from a local observatory this weekend for a stargazing event in Nottinghamshire. Visitors of all ages are being invited to take part by looking at the different constellations in the night sky at Sherwood Forest Country Park.

For prices, opening times and more information visit: http://www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk

Weekend Picks: Spring Fair

Spring Fair: Sun 7th - Thurs 11th Feb (Birmingham)

Fashion catwalk at Spring Fair Credit: i2i Events Group

The UK’s leading gift and home exhibition will begin this weekend at the NEC. Spring Fair will sit alongside Jewellery & Watch Birmingham, the UK’s biggest specialised jewellery exhibition.

There’ll be over 3,000 British and international suppliers at the event, including hundreds that are new to Spring Fair for this year.

“This is my first year at the helm of Spring Fair, having spent the past few years developing sister shows Autumn Fair and Glee, and I’m incredibly excited about the 2016 exhibition. We’re all now looking forward to a great show, where everyone who attends will see some fantastic new products from both their existing and new suppliers”

– Nick Davison, Spring Fair Portfolio Director

For prices, opening times and more information visit: http://www.springfair.com/

Weekend Picks: Comedy Festival

Comedy Festival: Wed 3rd – Sun 21st Feb (Leicester)

Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer to headline De Montfort Hall Credit: Chris Radburn/PA Archive/Press Association Images

Venues around Leicester will be holding events for city’s annual comedy festival. It’ll be the 23rd year for the festival with over 600 shows across the city. Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer will be headline acts at De Montfort Hall.

There’ll also be special events running throughout the festival including: The UK Pun Championships, Comedy in the Dark and the Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year Competition.

For prices, opening times and more information visit: www.comedy-festival.co.uk

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