Giant Illuminated Monsters Set to Invade Leicester City Centre

Giant Illuminated Monsters Set to Invade Leicester City Centre
Giant Illuminated Monsters Set to Invade Leicester City Centre

Brace yourselves for Leicester Monsters, a trail of glowing monsters, who will be playfully peeking over buildings from 16-31 October.

Gigantic monsters will spring to life through the creative minds of artists Filthy Luker and Pedro Estrellas. BID Leicester presents the trail, with support from Highcross Leicester and Leicester City Council.

Monsters, magic, and marvel 

Imagine mesmerizing monsters reaching their claws over rooftops, tentacles bursting wildly through windows, and illuminated spooky sights that will leave you in awe. And the best part, it’s totally free! From picturesque New Walk to the historic Clocktower and beyond, Leicester’s key locations will be magically illuminated by these quirky creatures. 

There will be 8 playful monsters peeking curiously over buildings, forming a fun, free trail that is suitable for all ages. Grim Fingers’ spooky jazz hands, Slime Minister’s gooey charm, and Groaner’s pun-filled humour – these monstrous friends are waiting to entertain you. Plus, don’t miss the debut of an exclusive mega-monster, designed just for Leicester Monsters! 

Halloween magic for all ages 

If you’re looking for family-friendly Halloween fun you are in luck, as the Leicester Monsters trail is here to make October amazing. This fun filled adventure is a perfect half-term activity or an alternative to Halloween trick-or-treating. It promises a wallet-friendly activity for the October half term, and a family-friendly experience that’s sure to captivate hearts and ignite imagination. 

The trail is being bought to the city by BID Leicester, a not-for-profit organisation funded by businesses in the city centre. BID Leicester has a history of igniting the city with creativity, having been the driving force behind numerous successful projects that enhance the city’s vibrancy and appeal. The Leicester Monsters trail joins a sparkling line-up of projects presented by the BID, including the awe-inspiring Katena Luminarium, the mesmerizing Rhizome light installation, and the hugely popular Light Up Leicester festival. 

Find monster deals

Coinciding with the Leicester Monsters trail is another BID Leicester project: Leicester Restaurant Week, taking place from 16 October for one week. This initiative, also presented by BID Leicester, will see cafes and restaurants citywide offer special deals and menus, allowing visitors to enjoy a delightful meal after their monstrous adventure. 

Gather your family, friends, and fellow adventurers, and prepare for an unforgettable experience. 

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