Cosby Yarn Bomb 2024

Fun and Games, Mischief and Mayhem!

Cosby’s famous Yarn Bomb is an annual street art festival which celebrates creativity, community togetherness and wellbeing. Now entering its 6th year, this three-week-long event showcases over 50 textile art installations created by the community for the community, and represents many months of planning and hard work by the Cosby Crafters. Every year this group of visionary volunteers surpasses the year before in terms of scale and ambition, producing one of the district’s best loved summer events. 

From 10th - 31st July the village of Cosby will be transformed into a world of Fun and Games, Mischief and Mayhem. Expect to see everything from Computer Games to the Olympic Games all executed with the usual inspiring levels of creativity, comedy, community spirit and skill.

Where to find the Yarn Bomb

Cosby is a village in Leicestershire, located in the south of the county near the larger villages and towns of Whetstone, Blaby and Wigston. It’s a short drive from Leicester and the M1/M69 junction, and is on the 84 Arrivas Bus Route from Leicester City Centre. It's also a 7 minute taxi or 40 minute walk from Narborough Train Station. Bikes racks are available at Cosby Village Hall (Park Road, LE9 1RN).

The Yarn Bomb is concentrated in the village centre so you can’t miss it. Maps are available outside Bunning Hall and most village shops for a £2 donation (cash only). Pick one up if you want to be sure not to miss anything!

What to expect

This uplifting outdoor trail provides hours of fun exploring Cosby and discovering each and every wonderful creation, all installed in and around the buildings and landmarks of the village. There are literally hundreds of knitted or crocheted creatures and characters to be found.

This is a totally free event so there is no need to book and no restriction on how long you can stay. Do remember it’s an outdoor event and the weather can be unpredictable!

Is it suitable for children?

Yes! We don’t encourage children to climb on the installations as some are rather delicate, but many of the creations are interactive – just look out for the signs inviting you to play. Children will also enjoy taking part in the treasure hunt, maps for which are available all around the village.

Where can I park?

There is designated free parking opposite Cosby Golf Club at Attfields Field (Broughton Road, LE9 1RG).

Are there toilets?

Yes - the main (non-disabled) toilet is located at the Bunning Hall (Main Street, LE9 1UW).

There's a disabled portaloo outside Cosby Village Hall (Park Road, LE9 1RN) and a fully accessible disabled toilet at the Community Church (Croft Road, LE9 1SE).

Is it wheelchair and pushchair friendly?

Absolutely! The majority of the displays are fully accessible via the pavements and pathways throughout the village so it’s perfect for visitors on wheels. 

Are there places to eat and drink?

Cosby village has lots of popular places to grab a bite to eat or get a takeaway coffee. You’ll find light lunches and delicious homemade cakes at the Cook in the Nook, wonderful local produce and a lovely spot for a sit down meal at the Tithe Barn, plus fish and chips from The Nook Fish Bar. There's also the Bull's Head Cosby, Bangla Spice, and a short drive away is Attfield's Farm Shop and Country Kitchen.

Plus this year there is a Community Café at The Bunning Hall (25 Main Street, LE9 1UW) which is open most days 11am - 4pm. Each day the café is being run as a fundraiser by a different local community group or charity.

Find out more on the Cosby Yarn Bomb Facebook page.

Last updated 8 July 2024