Leicestershire meet up?

(64 Posts)
Treblesallround Tue 18-Sep-12 14:43:53

Following on from the midlands thread, anyone up for a meet up? Maybe in October? Where are most people based? City or County?

MrsBozzaLeic Mon 26-Nov-12 17:26:52

Hi anyone here thinking of signing up to NCT classes in Leic? Im in Glenfield and very undecided as I hear its very clicky and cant be bothered to hang out with annoying people! Baby due april 2013 x

GreenEggsAndNichts Fri 21-Sep-12 13:04:11

The Manor House near Quorn is also quite nice.

I think of the ones listed, I've only been to the Bulls Head. I know Quorndon Fox is meant to be nice, and it's across the road from the bus stop if people wanted it? (The um.. 127? Whichever one runs from Leicester- Loughborough)

Treblesallround Fri 21-Sep-12 12:42:09

Don't mind anywhere except the Hobby Horse. Woodhouse Eaves is lovely and easy from M1 as well as A6 and Notts side of county, but not as cheap as other options

HauntedLittleLunatic Fri 21-Sep-12 08:13:06

Ye olde bulls head in woodhouse eaves could work for a slight less cheap and cheerful option.

HauntedLittleLunatic Fri 21-Sep-12 07:56:13

Void fine for me.

Quorndon fox, packe arms, hobby horse all reasonably cheap and cheerful and I think there's a 2 for 1 or 2 for £10 hathern way. Toby carvery in lboro reasonably cheap and cheerful too.

Mirage Thu 20-Sep-12 23:37:44

I'm in the void too.

Birnamwood Thu 20-Sep-12 20:37:16

I honestly don't mind, a nice daytime meet with the kids somewhere they can run around and then maybe something a bit more urban for a night meet (tbh, I would rather go to a night meet to hide behing a g&t I don't get out much these days blush)

MrsEdinburgh Thu 20-Sep-12 18:59:44

Near that big out of town shopping centre just off the M1. No wonder I never have any money!
For those who don't drive maybe a city meet up would be an idea?

GurlwiththeFrothyCurl Thu 20-Sep-12 18:51:08

The void too far for me as I'm not very well. It's OK though, I just may not be able to make any of the suggestions as I work full time (when well enough) and my DSs are all grown up now smile

Treblesallround Thu 20-Sep-12 14:14:29

The void suits me too!

GreenEggsAndNichts Thu 20-Sep-12 13:06:43

hah alright grin We can leave it to see if anyone else with a wider range replies tonight, and if not, I'll start taking names by PM and ringing round a few likely places.

Also wondering whether or not I should have namechanged for this. grin Oh you scary people on the internets!

Jinsei Thu 20-Sep-12 12:54:29

greeneggs, the void between Leicester & Nottingham suits me just fine! grin

Jinsei Thu 20-Sep-12 12:53:14

Ooh, I'd like to come! Also north of Leicester, south of nottingham. Can only do evenings or weekends, and this half term is out for me as I'm away, but would like to come along if I can! smile

GreenEggsAndNichts Thu 20-Sep-12 12:43:44

I could attempt to organise an evening pub thing, but my scope is limited to my general area (the void between Leicester and Nottingham wink ) so if there are people with a broader knowledge of pubs around Leics they might be a better choice.

issimma Thu 20-Sep-12 12:20:34

Oh, and can I come to the evening one too?

issimma Thu 20-Sep-12 12:20:06

I'll do daytime with preschoolers grin. Pm me if you're up for it, with location and will attempt to be organised.

Treblesallround Thu 20-Sep-12 12:03:29

Excellent plan, Haunted, and we can vary the venues. So we need 3 organisers. Who's doing which? <tries not to sound bossy>

HauntedLittleLunatic Thu 20-Sep-12 12:00:44

I think there could be 2 or 3 needs which could be kept seperate - might be easier logistically, could be organised by different peeps? Would also help people to be included as there is a choice..

A daytime for those with preschoolers
Half term for those that want to meet with their school age kids.
Evening meet for those that want to ditch the kids.

Treblesallround Thu 20-Sep-12 10:09:06

So, we need somewhere in reach of just about everywhere in the County, and a daytime meet, and an evening one.

How about one day during half term, or a Saturday if half term's too far off? Afternoon somewhere outdoors with kids, then early evening in a pub for those who can't make daytime? Should mean that most people can get to either or both? (or am I over optimistic about the weather?) Anyone got a better logistics brain than me?

So, suggestions:

1) Burbage Common for a walk then meet about 7pm at a pub nearby?
2) Beacon Hill for a walk then meet at the Old Bull's Head
3) Conkers with the kids then pub
4) Twinlakes then pub
5) Something out to the south of the county

Anyone got any other ideas (especially if the weather's crap)?

radiohelen Wed 19-Sep-12 21:15:38

Hello! I'm a city bird. I'd love to do a meet up <rattles pombear packet>
I can travel wherever! wine

memphis83 Wed 19-Sep-12 18:41:34

I have never met another Mumsnetter apart from in Sainsburys a woman was all smiley and then notice Pombears (for DH) in my shopping and then she turned her back on me grin

issimma Wed 19-Sep-12 15:52:20

grin There are loads of babies and toddlers here - only met one other confessed MN-er though! We're in town and the park a lot, so we must have crossed paths at some point.

memphis83 Wed 19-Sep-12 14:23:49

issimma don't panic, I don't think I have ever looked at a thread history of people, I work Thursdays and go swimming on a weekend or a Monday so only place we would have bumped into each other is the park or if you pass me when ds is crawling on the floor through St Mary's as he is pretending to be a dinosaur/tiger/dog! grin

HauntedLittleLunatic Wed 19-Sep-12 13:03:16

(oh and I would prefer an evening and/or weekend meet. I would travel. All my kids are school age but I am a single parent and would need reasonable notice to arrange childcare)

HauntedLittleLunatic Wed 19-Sep-12 13:01:40

Hmm that narrows it down greeneggs...also describes me.

Iirc on a previous thread there were a lot of MNetters in the woodhouse/swithland neck of the woods that came out of the woodwork.

Based on this and previous thread I estimate that there are at least half a dozen MNettees within 5mile radius of me.

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