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Visit Harborough! It’s lots of fun

THERE is always something to do in Harborough District: from go-karting at Sutton Circuit to enjoying a show at Kilworth House Theatre, to relaxing at the waterfront and so much more! That is why Harborough District Council set out proposals to boost tourism and support businesses involved in the tourism and hospitality sector, to help promote the district as a key destination to visit.

On Friday 14 June, local businesses in the tourism and hospitality sector were invited to Nevill Holt Opera, for the launch of the brand new Visit Harborough website and visit guides. The event was a great success and opportunity to engage with key businesses to share future plans, and how the council plans to work together to make sure that it continues to attract visitors.

The Visit Harborough website has a similar style to the Invest in Harborough District website but has a wider range of information, from retail therapy, things to do, places to stay, food and also a full list of events throughout the year.

The visitor’s guide showcases different days that could be taken in Harborough District from life in the fast lane, history and heritage, and keeping the kids busy; as well as having a brilliant attraction map that shows the car parking, cycle routes, green space, even where the public toilets are! The visitor’s guide is now available throughout the district at key locations, such as Market Harborough train station and the indoor market. If you would like any of the Visit Harborough guides to display in your business, please get in contact by emailing and we can get this arranged for you.

July 7 sees the return of the popular Classic Car Show which attracted more than 26,000 people last year. Entries have already closed as it has reached full capacity of 250 entrants, with this year’s awards categories being: Best in Show, Best Motorcycle, Pride in Ownership and Best Campervan. There will be entertainment from Anne Marie Marlow, Route 66s (60s Band), Luke Truth and Jubilee Brass. It is free to attend, so come along to Market Harborough on 7 July, as it’s set to be another fantastic event.

Grow on Space Update

In other news, the Grow on Space, which is the new innovative commercial building that will be providing office space for businesses, is on track to be open later this year. The Grow on Space building, which will be located at Compass Point Business Park in Market Harborough, will be built to high environmental standards, with available office suites ranging from 1,000 to 3,000 square feet. If you are an innovative business that is looking for the next growth step, then the Grow on Space could be your next move! For any enquiries, email:


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