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It’s the countdown to Easter and from now right through the holidays there’s a huge variety of activities and things to do for families across the city and beyond. Here’s your Lincoln Mums round up of what’s on and when…

Throughout the Easter holiday

  • The Conqueror’s Castle Easter Quest

10.30am – 4.15pm

Celebrating the 950th anniversary of Lincoln Castle, junior visitors are invited to seek out the clues to building a Castle with chocolate rewards for all.

01522 554559 www.lincolncastle.com

 

  • Easter Bunny Trail at Rufford Park, Nr Ollerton, NG22 9DF

30th March – 15th April

10.30am – 4pm

Come and join in the fun and take part in our Special Easter Egg Hunt!  Follow the clues to find the eggs and receive a Chocolate Treat once complete.

The trail will be open from 10.30am until approx. 4pm daily and can be purchased from Visitors Reception.

£2 Per Trail

01623 821338 https://www.parkwoodoutdoors.co.uk/centre/rufford-abbey/events

 

  • Mad Hatter’s Easter Eggstravaganza at Pink Pig Farm, Holme Hall, Holme Lane, Scunthorpe, DN16 3RE

Come and join us for the Mad Hatters Easter Egg-stravaganzer … Free Crème Eggs for all the kids, Easter Egg hunt, Baby Lambs, Our Assault Course will be out, The Queen of Hearts will be coming to visit us, and you can pre-book your Mad Hatters afternoon tea!

01724 854082 www.pinkpigfarm.co.uk

 

  • Charlie’s Easter Trail at Cranwell Aviation Heritage Museum, Heath Farm, North Rauceby, Sleaford, NG24 8QR

March 30th to April 15th

10am – 4.30pm

Visit the museum to see if you can crack Charlie the Crane’s Easter Egg Trail. Collect your trail and explore this fascinating museum as you hunt for clues – there’s a chocolatey prize when you’ve finished!

50p per trail.

Cranwell Aviation Heritage Museum portrays the fascinating story of the historic RAF Cranwell – from its early days as a Royal Naval Air Service base to the current day. Discover the history of RAF Cranwell/RAF College Cranwell through artefacts, story boards, displays and exhibits.

The Museum is open all year around with free admission and includes a gift shop and refreshments area.

www.cranwellaviation.co.uk

 

  • Molly and Dora’s Easter Trail at Cogglesford Mill East Rd, Sleaford, Lincs, NG34 7EQ

March 30th to April 15th

11am – 4pm

Join Molly and Dora in Sleaford for an Easter Eggstravaganza trail between Cogglesford Watermill and Navigation House.

Cogglesford Watermill’s Molly the Mill Mouse is visiting Dora the Duck in Navigation House for Easter. Join in with their adventure and try your hand at their cunning trail.

Visit the mill and Navigation House to collect your trail sheet and don’t forget to claim your own Easter prize!

A great Easter Holiday activity and a wonderful way to explore the market town of Sleaford.

50p per trail

01529 413671 www.heartoflincs.com

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  • Eggcite! Arts festival for children at various Lincoln venues

March 31st to April 15th

Children’s arts festival over the Easter holidays held across Lincoln venues, including arts & crafts, theatre, storytelling, music, and more.

Plan a trip to one of these shows or activities during the Easter holidays for entertainment and inspiration. From theatre to live music, films to arts and crafts, there’s something for children of all ages, plus Mum and Dad!

 

Saturday 17th March

·         Dogs Don’t Do Ballet at The Terry O’Toole Theatre, Moor Lane, North Hykeham, Lincoln, LN6 9AX

Showing at 12pm and 3pm

Little Blue Monster Productions

Biff is not like other dogs. He doesn’t do dog stuff like weeing on lampposts, or scratching his fleas, or drinking out of the toilet.

Biff likes moonlight and music and walking on his tip toes! You see, Biff doesn’t think he’s a dog. He thinks he’s a ballerina!

Running Time: 55 minutes   Age Guide: Perfect for little pups aged 3+

Tickets: £8.00 Family [4] £28.00

Please book your family tickets through the Box Office: 01522 883311

·         Early Man at The Venue, Longdales Road, Lincoln, LN1 3DY

Showing at 2.30pm

Set at the dawn of time, when prehistoric creatures roamed the earth, Early Man tells the story of courageous caveman hero Dug (Eddie Redmayne) and his best friend Hognob as they unite his tribe against a mighty enemy Lord Nooth (Tom Hiddleston) and his Bronze Age City to save their home.

Cert PG | 14:30 | Running Time 89mins

01522 527347 www.thevenuelincoln.co.uk

 

Saturday 17th – Sunday 18th March

  • Lambing Weekend at Rand Farm Park, Rand, Nr Wragby, LN8 5NJ

11.30am 1.30pm 3.30pm

With lots of lambs expected to arrive this weekend, why not come along to see us.  You might even see a lamb being born, how cute is that!

You can get up close to the cute fluffy lambs, they absolutely love it when you bottle feed them milk, there’s always a few eager greedy ones…you better hold on tight. Bottle feeding lambs will take place at 11.30am, 1.30pm & 3.30pm

01673 858904 www.randfarmpark.com

 

Sunday 18th March

·         The Greatest Showman Sing-a-long at The Venue, Longdales Road, Lincoln, LN1 3DY

Showing at 2.30pm

This is a special sing-a-long performance.

Inspired by the imagination of P. T. Barnum, The Greatest Showman is an original musical that celebrates the birth of show business & tells of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a spectacle that became a worldwide sensation.

01522 527347 www.thevenuelincoln.co.uk

 

Monday 19th – Thursday 22nd March

·         New Youth Theatre: Dreamworks ‘Madagascar – A Musical Adventure’ at Lincoln Drill Hall, Free School Lane, Lincoln, LN2 1EY

Showing 7.30pm

Filled with outlandish characters, adventure galore and an upbeat score, Madagascar will leave audiences with no choice but to “Move It, Move It!”

Full price ticket £9 all others £8

01522 873894 www.lincolndrillhall.com

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Wednesday 21st – Thursday 22nd March

·         Teletubbies Live at New Theatre Royal, Clasketgate, Lincoln, LN2 1JJ

Shows at 10am and 1pm both days.

See the iconic, world famous Teletubbies in their first ever theatre show created especially for your little ones. Join Tinky Winky, Dipsy, Laa-Laa and Po in a show full of love and laughter as they explore the magical world of Teletubbyland. Look out for the Tubby Phone, Noo-noo and Sun Baby in a fun, bright and safe world which captures young children’s imaginations and encourages them to explore the world around them. Join in and enjoy beloved features from the TV series along with brand new songs.

Running time 90 minutes including interval

Online full price £17. Online family of 4 tickets £57.00

01522 519999 http://www.newtheatreroyallincoln.co.uk

Thursday 22nd March

·         Superhero themed open day at The Toy Library, Waterside South, LN5 7JN

10am – 3pm

We will be celebrating the success of the Toy Library and would like to invite you to join us. Fancy dress optional. Entrance will be free so please spread the word.

https://www.facebook.com/pg/lincolntoylibrary/events/?ref=page_internal

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Friday 23rd March

·         Lil Pacs: Story telling with Kirsty at LPAC, Brayford Pool, Lincoln, LN6 7TS

Fun creative play sessions led by storytellers, musicians and artists: perfect for parents and toddlers.

Friday Mornings in Zing Cafe Bar 10-11.30am

FREE ENTRY

01522 837600 www.lpac.co.uk

·         Discover the history of Hartsholme Park at Hartsolme Park, Skellingthorpe Rd, Lincoln, LN6 0EY

11am – 1pm

Join Park Rangers for a guided walk to discover the History of Hartsholme Country Park and celebrate Discover Lincolnshire weekend. This walk will take you back through time to when Hartsholme was a thriving estate to the present-day country park. The walk is 3 miles long and will last around 2 hours, taking a route along woodland paths, which in places are undulating and at times wet and muddy. There is no charge this event and booking is essential. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Location Meet at 11.00am outside the Visitors Centre, Hartsholme Country Park, Skellingthorpe Road, Lincoln, LN6 0EY

For further details Call Park Rangers at Hartsholme Country park on 01522 873735 or email hartsholmecp@lincoln.gov.uk

Friday 23rd and Saturday 24th March

·         Everybody Dance Now! at The Terry O’Toole Theatre, Moor Lane, North Hykeham, Lincoln, LN6 9AX

7pm – 9.30pm

Rhythm in Movement Dance Company

This performance has been re-scheduled from Friday 2nd March 7.00pm due to the ‘Beast from the East’!

An evening of dance presented by the pupils of both the Lincoln and Gainsborough branches of Rhythm in Movement Dance Company. ‘Everybody Dance Now’ will be their fifth annual performance where the pupils of the school showcase what they have been learning in their weekly dance sessions ranging from Ballet, to Acrobatics and everything in between.

Tickets £8.00   Concessions £6.00

http://terryotooletheatre.org.uk/event/everybody-dance-now-2/

·         Relaxed performance of Early Man at The Venue, Longdales Road, Lincoln, LN1 3DY

Showing at 10.30am

The Venue, Lincoln is aware that going to a standard performance of a film can be a challenge for guests on the Autism spectrum or with sensory or learning disabilities.

To promote great social inclusion, The Venue, Lincoln is delighted to host specially adapted Relaxed Screenings. Our relaxed screenings are planned and delivered in association with GAIN (Grantham Autism Information Network).

The special performances have subtle changes to the cinema environment that people have sensory difficulties have a more positive experience than they would in a traditional cinema setting. Changes Include: The Light being kept on at a low level. Lower than usual sound levels. No trailers or advertisements – just the film. Allowance for increased levels of movement and noise. Our hope is that, as guests with difficulties become more familiar with the cinema environment, at some point they will feel comfortable attending standard screenings.

You can find out the details of the screenings at www.thevenuelincoln.co.uk/

Set at the dawn of time, when prehistoric creatures roamed the earth, Early Man tells the story of courageous caveman hero Dug (Eddie Redmayne) and his best friend Hognob as they unite his tribe against a mighty enemy Lord Nooth (Tom Hiddleston) and his Bronze Age City to save their home.

Cert PG | 14:30 | Running Time 89mins

01522 527347 www.thevenuelincoln.co.uk

 

·         Coco at The Venue, Longdales Road, Lincoln, LN1 3DY

Showing at 2.30pm

Despite his family’s generations-old ban on music, young Miguel dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol Ernesto de la Cruz. Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colourful Land of the Dead. After meeting a charming trickster named Hector, the two new friends embark on an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story behind Miguel’s family history.

Cert PG | 14:30 | Running Time 105mins

01522 527347 www.thevenuelincoln.co.uk

Sunday 25th March

·         Volunteer day on the Lincolnshire Wolds Railway

Static Display. Come and see the work we do to keep our railway running!

Situated in a beautiful part of Lincolnshire in countryside between the Wolds and the coast, LWR is only a short distance from Grimsby, the seaside resort of Cleethorpes and the historic market town of Louth. The railway operates on a stretch of line that was once part of the Great Northern route from Boston to Grimsby.

01507 363881

 

  • Re-homing afternoon at Bransby Horses, Bransby, Lincoln, LN1 2PH

1pm – 3pm

Join us for an informal afternoon to find out more about rehoming a rescue horse. Running from 1pm-3pm, you will have the opportunity to meet horses available for rehoming and look around the Rehoming Barn. Staff and current fosterers will be on hand to answer any rehoming questions you have or to chat about what to expect as a Bransby Horses’ fosterer. The afternoon will begin with an introductory talk from one of the Rehoming Officers and current fosterers will the share their rehoming experiences with you. Please park in the Visitor Centre Car Park and make your way to the Rehoming Barn.

1.30pm – Rehoming Officer’s Talk – (approx. 15mins)

2.00pm – Fosterers’ Talk – (approx. 20mins)

01427 788464 www.bransbyhorses.co.uk

 

Monday 26th March

  • The Happy Monday Club – Lincoln Drill Hall, Free School Lane, Lincoln, LN2 1EY

10.30am

We run regular creative play sessions for the under 5s in our café bar on Mondays. The sessions are organised by Rhubarb Theatre and led each week by a different local artist (music, dance, storytelling & making).

There are just 20 places each week and accompanying adults go free (the bar is always open for coffee & cake!)

£3

For more info call 01522 873894 www.lincolndrillhall.com

Wednesday 28th March

·         Butterfly Club Night (March) at Lincoln Drill Hall, Free School Lane, Lincoln, LN2 1EY

Once a month we host an awesome party night for adults (aged 16+) with disabilities, their families and support workers. These nights are friendly and relaxed and a great opportunity not only to dance to great music, but to socialise and meet new people. Head into the main auditorium where our resident DJ spins top tunes all night or chill out in the bar and catch up with friends.

Tickets: £3 adv (£4 on the day)

*Please note we do not offer one-to-one support at these events, but we are wheelchair friendly and have a fully equipped Changing Places Toilet.

01522 873894 www.lincolndrillhall.com

  • The Very Hungry Caterpillar (interactive story time) at Tattershall Farm Park, Marsh Lane, Tattershall, LN4 4JR

11am

Interactive story time with Rhubarb Theatre

Crunch, move and sing your way through this captivating story of the very hungry caterpillar, told in a way you’ve never heard before by Kirsty from Rhubarb Theatre in her own unique style.

Spaces for the performance are limited and tickets will be issued on a first come first serve basis

https://www.facebook.com/pg/TattershallFarmPark/events/?ref=page_internal

Easter themed Rhyme Time at Waddington Children’s Centre, Waddington Redwood Primary School, Redwood Drive, Brant Rd, Lincoln, LN5 9BN
9.30am – 10.15am
A song and rhyme session focusing on supporting children’s early communication skills. During the session children will have the opportunity to sing along to their favourite songs and rhymes using a variety of props and resources. 0 – 5 years.
01522 721750 E-mail: waddingtonCC@lincolnshire.gov.uk

Thursday 29th March

  • The adventure playground’s 40th birthday party at Belton House, Belton, Grantham, Lincs, NG32 2LW

9.30am to 5.30pm

On Easter Sunday 1978, Jungleland, as originally named, was officially opened by Blue Peter’s Peter Purves, and he’ll be returning this Easter to celebrate 40 years of Belton’s outdoor playground.

The Brownlow family created the children’s adventure jungle for the pleasure of visitors in mind. In 2015, a renovation project updated the playground to create a memorable, bespoke play experience for young visitors.

Today, Belton’s outdoor adventure playground is the largest in the National Trust.

Join us for a full day of play to celebrate with puppet shows, archery, children’s outdoor theatre, bush craft activities, face-painting and more.

Booking not required.

Free event (admission applies)

01476 566116 belton@nationaltrust.org.uk

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  • Easter crafts at the Arboretum, Monks Rd, Lincoln

10am – 11.30am

Get creative and celebrate Easter with our craft workshop where you could make anything from and Easter Bonnet to an egg decoration to hang at home. There is a charge of £3.50 per child for this event and booking is essential. All children must be accompanied by an adult. This activity is aimed at children aged 4 to 13 years

Location The activity is taking place from 10.00am to 11.30am at the Cafe in the Arboretum, Monks Road, Lincoln

For further details Call Park Rangers at Hartsholme Country Park on 01522 873735 or email hartsholmecp@lincoln.gov.uk

 

  • Easter crafts at Hartsholme Park, Skellingthorpe Rd, Lincoln, LN6 0EY

1pm – 2.30pm

Get creative and celebrate Easter with our craft workshop where you could make anything from and Easter Bonnet to an egg decoration to hang at home. There is a charge of £3.50 per child for this event and booking is essential. All children must be accompanied by an adult. This activity is aimed at children aged 4 to 13 years

Location Meet at 1pm inside the Visitor Centre, Hartsholme Country Park, Skellingthorpe Road, Lincoln, LN6 0EY

For further details Call Park Rangers at Hartsholme Country Park on 01522 873735 or email hartsholmecp@lincoln.gov.uk

 

  • Lego Club at Lincoln Central Library, Free School Lane, Lincoln, LN2 1EZ

4pm – 5pm

No booking required

http://www.better.org.uk/library/lincolnshire/lincolncentrallibrary/timetable

 

  • Storytime at The Collection Museum, 1 Danes Terrace, Lincoln, LN2 1LP

Under 5s Storytime every Thursday at 11:15am in our Auditorium

Price: Free, donations welcome.  No need to book, just drop in.

Need some quiet time after exploring our exhibits? Get comfortable with your little ones in our museum spaces and our storytelling sessions will whisk you away for a tale guaranteed to spark imaginations.

Please note children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

PLAY is also open every day from 10am to 4pm with lots of activities and games for young children.

01522 782040 www.thecollectionmuseum.com

 

  • Visitor Centre Tour at Bransby Horses, Bransby, Lincoln, LN1 2PH

1.30pm – 2.15pm

Don’t miss your chance to meet the adoption animals living at the Visitor Centre Yard. The FREE tour will start at 1.30pm and will take approx. half an hour with our Visitor Centre Team. Suitable for all ages.

01427 788464 www.bransbyhorses.co.uk

 

  • Story time at Branston Community Library, Station Road, Branston, Lincoln

10.30am – 11.30am

Our story time sessions are aimed at under 5’s but older siblings are also welcome to come along.

This event is free Our Storytime sessions are aimed at under 5’s but older siblings are also welcome to come along.

 

Friday 30th March

  • Pony Grooming at Bransby Horses, Bransby, Lincoln, LN1 2PH

11.30pm – 12.15pm

Join us for Pony Grooming (£1.50 per person for 5 minutes) on the Visitor Centre Yard between 11.30am-12.15pm or 1.30pm-2.15pm. Hats will be provided, please wear suitable footwear. Adult supervision required.

01427 788464 www.bransbyhorses.co.uk

 

  • High Street Farmers Market at Lincoln High Street 9am – 4pm

A conveniently located market on Lincoln’s city’s buzzing High Street, offering fresh and local food.

If you want an intimate market that offers one-to-one advice, as well as locally sourced produce, then look no further.

Take a break from the expanse of retail shops, and get back to nature’s wholesome produce, with the most convenient of Lincoln City Centre’s Farmers’ Markets.

Farmers’ markets aren’t just a source of local organic produce, they’re also a great day out for the whole family. With stalls offering beyond just fresh ingredients: there are cakes, treats and snacks available to enjoy; and the local attractions can be visited too – much more than just your average trip to the supermarket.

 

Friday 30th March to Monday 2nd April

  • Cadbury’s Easter Egg Hunt at Belton House, Belton, Grantham, Lincs, NG32 2LW

9.30am – 4.30pm

Collect a Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt map and explore Belton for clues. There’s a long and a short trail available to suit very little and slightly bigger explorers, so pick which one suits you best. Adventurers that complete a trail get a Cadbury chocolate prize for all their hard work.

Free Easter craft activities will be available in the Discovery Centre too, so why not head over and get creative? The indoor and outdoor adventure playgrounds will be open all day, as will the restaurant marquee, house, gardens and parkland. So, there’s more than enough to make for an entire day of family fun!

Each trail costs £3. Grounds admission applies for non-National Trust members.

By taking part in our Easter holiday events and activities you’ll not only have a great day out, but you’ll also help us care for special places like Belton.

01476 566116 belton@nationaltrust.org.uk

 

  • Cadbury’s Easter Egg Hunt at Gunby Hall Gunby Estate, Hall and Gardens, Spilsby, PE23 5SS

11am – 5pm

Visit throughout the Easter weekend for the annual Cadbury Egg Hunt. See if you can spot all the clues and collect your chocolate reward. Make a day of it with a visit to the house and one of the walks around the estate.

£2 per hunt

Contact telephone: 01754 890102 gunbyhall@nationaltrust.org.uk

 

  • Alice’s Easter Grotto Egg-stravaganza! at Ark Wildlife Park, West Fen Lane, Stickney, PE22 8BD

11am – 2pm

Hop along to visit our beautiful Easter Grotto and meet the Easter Bunny and Alice in person. They will introduce you to the Grotto’s resident giant rabbits: Ghost and Ginger and give you the chance to guess the weight of Ghost. Fantastic rabbit toy to be won!

01205 481568 https://www.facebook.com/jurassicencounters/

 

  • Easter Egg-citement at Hartsholme Park, Skellingthorpe Rd, Lincoln, LN6 0EY

Between 12pm and 3pm

Join us for Easter fun at Hartsholme Country Park. Explore the park and find the hidden treasures left by the Easter bunny, which will lead you to a delicious Easter treat! There is a charge of £3.50 per child for this event and booking is essential. All children must be accompanied by an adult. This activity is aimed at children aged 4 to 13 years. This is a Children’s University validated activity.

Location Get your Easter Egg hunt sheet anytime between 12.00pm and 3.00pm from the Visitor Centre, Hartsholme Country Park, Skellingthorpe Road, Lincoln, LN6 0EY

For further details Call Park Rangers at Hartsholme Country park on 01522 873735 or email hartsholmecp@lincoln.gov.uk

 

  • Easter cracker on the Lincolnshire Wolds Railway

Easter Egg Hunt on Good Friday and Saturday 31st March. Children get free Easter Chocolate on Sunday 1st April, Easter Bonnet Competition on Monday 2nd April

Situated in a beautiful part of Lincolnshire in countryside between the Wolds and the coast, LWR is only a short distance from Grimsby, the seaside resort of Cleethorpes and the historic market town of Louth. The railway operates on a stretch of line that was once part of the Great Northern route from Boston to Grimsby.

01507 363881

 

  • Easter at Belvoir Castle, Grantham, NG32 1PE

Join us over the Easter Weekend for a magical trail through the woodlands of Belvoir Castle. Search high and low to find your clues, maybe they’ll be beside the statue in the Rose Garden or maybe hiding in the Hermit’s Hut. Don’t forget to check the branches of the Handkerchief tree!

Follow the footsteps of past Dukes and Duchesses to discover your chocolate treat. Bring the whole family along for a wonderful Easter adventure. The trail is free of charge and included in the children’s entrance ticket for the 4-day event (Good Friday – Easter Monday). The Easter Egg Hunt will be outside in the grounds of the estate, so ensure suitable footwear and clothing is worn. Four legged friends are also welcome, but please keep dogs on leads!

Our opening hours for the Easter Weekend are 11:00am – 5:30pm, with the Ticket Office opening at 10:30am.

Guided Castle Tour & Garden Tickets:

Adults £20: Children aged 4-16 £12 Under 3’s free: Family (2 Adults & 2 Children) £58

Guided tours take place at 11:30am, 1:30pm & 3:00pm.

Free Flow Castle & Garden Tickets:

Adults £18: Children aged 4-16 £10 Under 3’s free: Family (2 Adults & 2 Children) £51

Garden only tickets

Adults £12: Children aged 4-16 £8 Under 3’s free: Family (2 Adults & 2 Children) £36

01476 871001 www.belvoircastle.com

 

Friday 30th March – Saturday 7th April

 

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  • Alice in Wonderland at The New Theatre Royal, Clasketgate, Lincoln, LN2 1JJ

Performances:
Friday 30th: 7pm

Saturday 31st and Saturday 7th: 2pm and 7pm

Monday 2nd: Relaxed performance at 2.30pm

Tuesday 3rd and Wednesday 4th: 2.30pm

Thursday 5th and Friday 6th: 7pm

CBBC favourite, Christopher Johnson hops down the rabbit hole with Alice, played by Sophie Towns for a whimsical, enchanting tale perfect for the whole family.

With a laugh out loud script brought to you by Patric Kearns ( Dame Donna Kebab from Aladdin) as the magnificent Queen of Hearts, Ian Crowe as the larger than life Mad Hatter, Chris Hayes as ‘Twinny Dee’ and charming choreography from two young dance ensembles, the Top Hats and Pocket Watches.

This heart-warming and uplifting classic makes the perfect family treat over the Easter break.

https://newtheatreroyallincoln.ticketsolve.com/shows/873581305/events/128307650

 

Easter Egg Hunt at St Marks, Lincoln, LN5 7EY
On Good Friday (30th March) and Easter Saturday (31st March) from 11am – 3pm, Easter bunny will be roaming the centre giving out FREE Cadbury’s Crème Eggs, offering you the chance to find your white one!
Plus, from Good Friday through to Saturday 7th April from 9am – 5pm, collect your Easter treasure hunt form from The Entertainer to fill in the ten gaps and return to The Entertainer by 5pm on Saturday 7th April to be in for the chance of winning a hamper of chocolate…Good luck!
Plus, meet Easter Bunny handing out FREE Cadbury’s Crème Eggs from 11am – 3pm on Good Friday and Easter Saturday. Can you find your white one?
www.stmarks-lincoln.co.uk

Friday 30th March – Sunday 8th April

  • Easter at Sundown Adventureland, Treswell Rd, Rampton, Retford, DN22 0HX

Come and join us for an Eggciting Eggventure trail! Usual park admission applies

01777 248274 www.sundownadventureland.co.uk

 

Friday 30th March – Friday 13th April

  • Easter Family Sports at Clumber Park, Worksop, S80 3AZ

Grab your family and challenge your friends at a range of sports and activities on our activities field! There’s a whole range of sports to choose from, including football, volleyball and tennis to ensure there’s something for everyone.

01909 544917 https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/clumber-park/features/easter-adventures-at-clumber-park

 

 

  • Brief Encounters: Informal tour of our collections: Museum Highlights at The Collection Museum, 1 Danes Terrace, Lincoln, LN2 1LP

2pm

Adults: £3 Concessions / Children (5 – 16): £2

Tours are not suitable for children aged 4 and under.

Booking: Places are limited to 15 people.

This is an opportunity for you to explore our archaeology gallery and learn more about some of our objects.  For new visitors this is a great introduction to our museum.

01522 782040 www.thecollectionmuseum.com

 

  • Easter weekend at Marshall Yard, Gainsborough, DN21 2NA

Easter themed entertainment plus a visit from the Easter Bunny!

https://www.marshallsyard.co.uk/events/easter-weekend1

 

·         Easter Egg hunt at The Toy Library, Waterside South, LN5 7JN

10am – 1pm

Join us for an Easter Egg Hunt, find the eggs around the toy library for a chocolatey reward!

https://www.facebook.com/pg/lincolntoylibrary/events/?ref=page_internal

  • Easter Egg Hunt at Bransby Horses, Bransby, Lincoln, LN1 2PH

10am – 3.15pm

Join us for an Easter Egg Hunt around the Visitor Centre and Main Yard and receive a goody bag at the finish! £3 per person.

01427 788464 www.bransbyhorses.co.uk

  • Easter Egg Hunt at the Little pottery studio at Suite 3, The Lawns, Lincoln, LN1 3BU

9.30am – 5pm

Easter hunt within the grounds of the Lawns. Prize draw for every completed egg hunt. Easter crafts selection available for a small fee with the Little Pottery Studio

https://en-gb.facebook.com/events/2065713053650121/

 

  • Easter Egg Hunt and Duck Race at Wyndham Park, Manthorpe Rd, Grantham, Lincs, NG31 9BA

12noon

Follow the Easter trail and solve the clues to win a small chocolate reward. £1 entry fee includes a free ticket to the Easter Egg raffle.

The Kesteven Rotary Duck Race starts at 12 noon and is £1 per duck. Tickets will be on sale on the white bridge from 10.30am

There is an admission fee for this event. Easter Egg Hunt – £1 entry fee includes a free ticket to the Easter Egg Raffle. The Kesteven Rotary Duck Race starts at 12 noon and is £1 per duck.

Email: j.ashworth@southkesteven.gov.uk

 

  • Waterside craft fair at The Waterside Shopping Centre, Lincoln

9am – 5.30pm

A monthly craft fair featuring local makers, taking place in the Waterside Shopping Centre.

 

  • Washingborough Easter Fayre and egg hunt at Washingborough Community Centre, Fen Rd, Washingborough, LN4 1AB

11am – 4pm

Free admission. Stalls, egg hunt, cakes, raffle etc

Text 07812 749408 for more details.

 

Saturday 31st March – Sunday 1st April

The Castle was begun under instruction from William the Conqueror, who after his victory at Hastings on 1066, set about imposing his rule across the Country. In 1068 the first castle was established and it wasn’t long before King William visited Lincoln.  The Castle and Cathedral are both monuments to William’s rule.  This weekend King William makes a triumphal return along with his Court and baggage trayne.  Meet the King on his royal progress to inspect his castle and hold an audience with visitors.  With a full supporting cast of soldiers, civillians and musicians entertain the king with pastimes and merriment and also display of military skills.

Price: Event charge admissions apply.

The Lincoln Castle Annual Pass gives you free admission to this event

01522 554559 www.lincolncastle.com

 

Sunday 1st April

  • The Amazing Bubble Man! at Lincoln Drill Hall, Free School Lane, Lincoln, LN2 1EY

Showing 11.30am and 2pm

Louis Pearl, aka The Amazing Bubble Man, has been thrilling audiences worldwide or over 30 years with the art, magic, science and fun of bubbles. An Edinburgh Fringe favourite, he has sold out there for the last ten years. Louis explores the breath-taking dynamics of bubbles, combining comedy and artistry with audience participation and enough spellbinding bubble tricks to keep everyone mesmerised. From square bubbles, fog and helium bubbles, giant bubbles, volcanoes, tornadoes and trampolines to people inside bubbles, the Amazing Bubble Man conjures shrieks of laughter and gasps of amazement from all ages.

New this year, live music by Jet Black Pearl

Tickets from £12.

Ticket prices will rise with demand so book early to get your seats at the best price!

01522 873894 www.lincolndrillhall.com

 

  • Spring bulb pageant at Doddington Hall, Doddington, Lincoln, LN6 4RU

Gardens open 11 February – 1 April, Sundays only, 11am – 4.30pm.

Join us for a spectacular pageant of spring bulbs, beginning in early February with wonderful snowdrops, Cyclamen coum, and Crocus tommasinianus, continuing through March and early April with drifts of Lent lilies and our unique collection of heritage daffodils (including rare Edwardian varieties), winter aconites and snake’s head fritillaries until May.

The spring bulb pageant was started in the 1950s by Claire’s grandparents Ralph and Antonia Jarvis. Claire’s father Antony Jarvis and late mother Victoria continued the work and Antony estimates that he has planted or moved 150,000 bulbs in the last 25 years. Claire added a further 5000 snowdrops to the nature trail with some money she inherited from her maternal Grandmother Cecily Mathias. ‘Cecily’s Snowdrops’ have now been enjoyed by visitors since 2005.

Adult £7, Child 3.50, Family £18. Tickets available on arrival at the Gatehouse.

HHA & RHS cards accepted

01522 694308 www.doddingtonhall.com

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  • Easter Sunday Transport Festival at the Road Transport Museum, Whisby Rd, Nth Hykeham, LN6 3QT

10am – 5pm

Fun for all the family. Free bus service from Lincoln city centre [Barbican bus stop St Marys Street] Free Park and Ride from Teal Park off Whisby road LN6 3XX both start at 10am. Classic Vintage bus & car rides including City bus tour at 5pm. Refreshments available, Hot and cold drinks filled rolls and selection of cakes. Variety of stalls inside museum

Admission Adults £7 Accompanied young persons under 18 FREE

Please note no dogs [except assistance dogs on site/vehicles]

Parking at Museum limited to blue badge holders

01522 500566 www.lvvs.org.uk

 

  • Easter Sunday Special at Lincolnshire Wildlife Park, Dickonhill Rd, Friskney, PE22 8PP

10am – 5pm

Don’t be a fool… Come and join us this Easter for a day of fun & treats!

On Sunday 1st April from 10am – 5pm we are having some great activities for children, see our new development in progress, feed our birds & enjoy a wonderful family day out at ELDC’s Attraction of the Year! Just some of the wonderful activities during the day include:

– Children’s Crafts and Colouring Challenge with prizes to win!

– Free treat for every child upon entry!

– Find a golden egg on your walk around the park and win a family Meerkat experience!

– Giant Tiger Experience Photo Globe!

– Feed the Birds and Meerkats!

T’s & C’s: No Dogs. No Smoking

– Standard entry admissions apply, for prices please see: http://www.lincswildlife.com/plan-your-visit/ticket-prices/

– Doors open at 10am, last entry is 4pm

– All activities & prizes available on 01/04/18 only

– Season Tickets accepted

– Extra charges applied for purchase of Globe Photo’s

0871 3841130 www.lincswildlife.com

 

  • Meet the Police Horses at Bransby Horses, Bransby, Lincoln, LN1 2PH

1pm – 1.45pm

Come along and meet some of our Police horses enjoying retirement here at the charity including adoption star Justice. Meet at the Visitor Centre courtyard at 1pm and the FREE tour will be approx. half an hour.

01427 788464 www.bransbyhorses.co.uk

 

  • 100th Anniversary of RAF Open Cockpits Day at Newark Air Museum, Drove Lane, Winthorpe, Newark, NG24 2NY

10am – 5pm (last admission 4pm)

This event is being organised to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the formation of the Royal Air Force (RAF).

In addition to giving visitors the opportunity to view the cockpits and interiors of many of the museum’s collection of RAF aircraft, cockpits and CIMs; the event will also feature a host of visiting displays.

N.B. The cockpits and aircraft may not be open at all times during the day and access will depend on the availability of our team of volunteer cockpit openers. A small additional donation will be requested for access into the aircraft and cockpits.

The event is open to everyone and normal museum admission rates will apply: Adults £9.00, Over 65s £8.00, Children £4.50 and Family ticket [2 adults & 3 children] £24.00.

{A small additional fee / donation will be applicable when going inside the museum aircraft – this will go towards funding the restoration & refurbishment of our aircraft.}

Please telephone 01636 707170 if you require any further information.

http://www.newarkairmuseum.org/100th_Anniv_RAF

 

Sunday 1st – Monday 2nd April

  • Easter eggsploration at Doddington Hall, Doddington, Lincoln, LN6 4RU

11am – 4.30pm

Join Jolly the Unicorn and friends for family fun on the Croquet Lawn and an Easter trail in the wild gardens. Help Jolly find all the white rabbits and claim your chocolate treat.

Included in garden admission (adult £7 gardens only. Child £3.50 gardens only. Family £18 gardens only)

The Hall opens Easter Sunday until 30 September, every Wednesday, Friday, Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday, 12noon – 4.30pm (gardens 11am / last admission 3.30pm).

01522 694308 www.doddingtonhall.com

 

  • The Great Big Easter Egg Hunt at Tattershall Farm Park, Marsh Lane, Tattershall, LN4 4JR

11am and 1pm

Come along to our Farm Park on Easter Sunday or Easter Monday and join in the hunt for coloured eggs. Collect one of each of the different coloured eggs and claim your chocolate egg from the Easter Bunny and his helpers.

Keep your eyes peeled for the hidden golden eggs to claim special prizes.

Join in with festive fun games, bunny hop, duck racing and more!

This is a ticket only event and tickets will go on-sale from our Farm Park or online.

Tickets are the usual £5.50 for adults and £6.50 for children that want to join the egg hunt and claim their chocolate egg prize. If you have an annual pass (or if your child is under 2), then there is just a £1 charge towards the cost of the chocolate egg.

If you’ve been before you’ll know how much fun, we have with this event. Hopefully see you there.

https://www.facebook.com/pg/TattershallFarmPark/events/?ref=page_internal

 

Monday 2nd April

  • Roller Disco at Skegness Embassy Centre, Grand Parade, Skegness, Lincs, PE25 2UG

Get your skates on and let the good times roll! Good music, friendly family atmosphere, fun for all ages. Skate hire is included or you can bring your own.

4 Sessions of Family Fun available:

Session 1             12:00noon

Session 2             2:00pm

Session 3             4:00pm

Session 4             6:00pm

Sessions length is 1 hour 50 minutes

Under 12yrs must have an accompanying adult on site. If you wish to accompany your child and sit ring side you must purchase a £1 spectators ticket.

Please read the ‘Rules of the Rink’ before you skate

Tickets per Session: £5 including Skate Hire   |   £1 Accompanying Spectator

Beat the rush, book on line now and collect your tickets from our box office in advance or on the day.

https://embassytheatre.co.uk/shows/skegness-roller-disco/

 

  • Meet the Horses (Walklands Farm) at Bransby Horses, Bransby, Lincoln, LN1 2PH

11.30am – 12.30pm

Meet the residents living at Walklands Farm. The FREE tour starts at the Visitor Centre at 11.30am. Please note there will be a 5-10-minute walk to Walklands Farm from the Visitor Centre, please wear suitable footwear.

01427 788464 www.bransbyhorses.co.uk

 

Tuesday 3rd April

  • Messy Cathedral at Lincoln Cathedral, Minster Yard, Lincoln, LN2 1PX

10.30am – 1.30pm

We will be celebrating Easter and the story of new life in Jesus with crafts, activities and worship. Come and share the joy!

Messy Cathedral is family church – so grownups, please bring children and children, please bring grown-ups!

To book or find out more, please contact: The Revd. Philippa White, Succentor: 01522 567004

curate@lincolncathedral.com

 

  • Face Painting and glitter tattoos at Bransby Horses, Bransby, Lincoln, LN1 2PH

10.30am – 2.30pm

Come along for face painting and glitter tattoos in the Visitor Centre 10am-2pm. £3 per person per activity.

01427 788464 www.bransbyhorses.co.uk

 

  • Bubble blowing workshop at the Little pottery studio at Suite 3, The Lawns, Lincoln, LN1 3BU

10am – 11am

Blowing bubbles and using stickers to create amazing pieces of work. Choose from either a plate, mug or bowl. £10 pp – price includes juice and biscuits

Booking essential- please call on 01522 536535 to make payment

https://www.facebook.com/events/369087380238303/

 

Tuesday 3rd – Thursday 12th April

  • Belton’s nature challenge at Belton House, Belton, Grantham, Lincs, NG32 2LW

Make the most of the holidays and discover the delights of trees in the parkland as part of Belton’s Nature Challenge between Tuesday 3 and Thursday 12 April. £2 per trail.

01476 566116 belton@nationaltrust.org.uk

 

Tuesday 3rd April – Sunday 15th April

  • Daily Easter Activities at Ark Wildlife Park, West Fen Lane, Stickney, PE22 8BD

11.30am

Prizes and Easter Treats to be won every day!

Tues 3rd: Dino egg hunt

Weds 4th: Egg and spoon race

Thurs 5th: Easter themed drama games with Pink Frog Theatre

Fri 6th: Egg-citing family quiz

Sat 7th: Rabbits tea party

Sun 8th: Egg and spoon race

Mon 9th: Dino egg hunt

Tues 10th: Easter themed drama games with Pink Frog Theatre

Weds 11th: The great egg quiz

Thurs 12th: Egg and spoon race

Fri 13th: Dino egg hunt

Sat 14th: Final egg quiz of the week

Sun 15th: Rabbit tea party

Free craft packs and Easter cookie decorating. Guess how many sweets in the jar – get it right and win the lot!

01205 481568 https://www.facebook.com/jurassicencounters/

 

Wednesday 4th April

  • Paul Temple and his amazing Punch and Judy show at Rufford Park, Nr Ollerton, NG22 9DF

Showtimes: 12.30pm 1.30pm and 2.30pm

Always fun for all the family!  Come and have a day out at Rufford and catch one of our special Punch and Judy Shows. Adapted for a modern-day audience the show will have both children and adults in fits of laughter.

Free event

01623 821338 https://www.parkwoodoutdoors.co.uk/centre/rufford-abbey/events

 

 

  • Meet the Horses (Main Yard) at Bransby Horses, Bransby, Lincoln, LN1 2PH

11am – 11.45am

Come along for a FREE tour and meet our hers at Main Yard. Meet at the Visitor Centre Courtyard at 11am, the tour will take approx. half an hour.

01427 788464 www.bransbyhorses.co.uk

 

  • Giant Unicorn Moneybox workshop at the Little pottery studio at Suite 3, The Lawns, Lincoln, LN1 3BU

1pm – 2pm

Giant moneybox workshop for £20 per person

This includes sparkly paints, juice and biscuits

Booking essential- please call on 01522 536535 to make paymenthttps://www.facebook.com/events/369087380238303/

Take Part in Art at Natural Wold Centre, Whisby Nature Park, Moor Lane, LN6 9BW
10.30am – 12pm
Join ‘Take Part in Art’ for an Easter themed nature printing session. We’ll take a short walk (weather permitting) to collect a few materials from which your children will make their masterpiece whilst learning some printing techniques. Grown-ups are advised to stay with their children and are encouraged to get involved too!
£3.50 per child. For more information or to book call 01522 688868.
https://www.facebook.com/pg/naturalworldcentre/events/?ref=page_internal

Thursday 5th April

·         Family House Tour at Belton House, Belton, Grantham, Lincs, NG32 2LW

Discover the untold stories of Belton House with our interactive tour. It’s been specially designed for families with children aged five years and over in mind. This special tour will run on Thursday 5 and 12 April. Please book for this tour online.

01476 566116 belton@nationaltrust.org.uk

 

·         Mosaic Making at Hartsholme Park, Skellingthorpe Rd, Lincoln, LN6 0EY

1pm – 2.30pm

Join Park Rangers to take part in making your very own mosaic tile to take home. There is a charge of £3.50 per child for this event and booking is essential. This activity is aimed at children aged between 4 and 13 years

Location Meet at 1.00pm in the Visitor Centre, Hartsholme Country Park, Skellingthorpe Road, Lincoln, LN6 0EY

For further details Call Park Rangers at Hartsholme Country Park on 01522 873735 or email hartsholmecp@lincoln.gov.uk

  • Storytime at The Collection Museum, 1 Danes Terrace, Lincoln, LN2 1LP

Under 5s Storytime every Thursday at 11:15am in our Auditorium

Price: Free, donations welcome.  No need to book, just drop in.

Need some quiet time after exploring our exhibits? Get comfortable with your little ones in our museum spaces and our storytelling sessions will whisk you away for a tale guaranteed to spark imaginations.

Please note children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

PLAY is also open every day from 10am to 4pm with lots of activities and games for young children.

01522 782040 www.thecollectionmuseum.com

 

  • Easter Egg Hunt at Bransby Horses, Bransby, Lincoln, LN1 2PH

10am – 3.15pm

Join us for an Easter Egg Hunt around the Visitor Centre and Main yard and receive a goody bag at the finish! £3 per person.

01427 788464 www.bransbyhorses.co.uk

Music with Mummy Easter Eggstravaganza at St Andrews Centre, Saxilby, LN1 2LP
9.45am – Bouncing Bunnies (confident walkers) 11.15am Easter Babes (from birth)
£5 per child. £3.50 for siblings. Adults go free!
Easter bonnet competition, singing and dancing. Easter Egg Hunt, Crafts. Messy Play. Refreshments. Plus – local businesses and mini photo sessions by Margaret Corson Photography.
To book contact Elaine on 07717 758485 or elaine.bielby@ntlworld.com

Whisby Wanderers Treasure Trail at the Natural Wolrd Centre, Whisby, Thorpe on the Hill, LN6 9BW
10am – 4pm
Free event
Become a Whisby Wanderer for the day with a treasure trail to follow around Whisby.
Start at The Natural World Centre in Whisby Nature Park, then onto TFM Countrystore in Whisby Village, finishing your day at The Play Barn in Whisby Garden Centre.
See the nature, local parks, and businesses in Whisby for a fantastic day out.
Dogs welcome although some restrictions in place at Whisby Natural World and Whisby Garden Centre.
Please note £2 parking charge at Whisby Nature Park
https://www.visitlincoln.com/whats-on/whisby-wanderers-treasure-trail

Friday 6th April

·         Friday #50things challenges at Belton House, Belton, Grantham, Lincs, NG32 2LW

Join us on Friday 6 April to make a trail with sticks. Mark a path through the woods and challenge your family to follow it. Return on Friday 13 April to plant it, grow it, eat it.

01476 566116 belton@nationaltrust.org.uk

 

  • Pony Grooming at Bransby Horses, Bransby, Lincoln, LN1 2PH

11.30am – 12.15pm

Join us for Pony Grooming (£1.50 per person for 5 minutes) on the Visitor Centre Yard between 11.30am-12.15pm or 1.30pm-2.15pm. Hats will be provided, please wear suitable footwear. Adult supervision required.

01427 788464 www.bransbyhorses.co.uk

 

  • High Street Farmers Market at Lincoln High Street 9am – 4pm

A conveniently located market on Lincoln’s city’s buzzing High Street, offering fresh and local food.

If you want an intimate market that offers one-to-one advice, as well as locally sourced produce, then look no further.

Take a break from the expanse of retail shops, and get back to nature’s wholesome produce, with the most convenient of Lincoln City Centre’s Farmers’ Markets.

Farmers’ markets aren’t just a source of local organic produce, they’re also a great day out for the whole family. With stalls offering beyond just fresh ingredients: there are cakes, treats and snacks available to enjoy; and the local attractions can be visited too – much more than just your average trip to the supermarket.

 

Saturday 7th April

 

  • PJ Masks at White Post Farm, Mansfield Rd, Farnsfield, NG22 8HL

We can officially announce our first two exciting character events of the year! Owlette & Gekko from PJ Masks on the 7th April and Rubble & Skye from PAW Patrol on the 6th May. These heroic characters will be making appearances at intervals on each day, so make sure you bring your camera!

As with all our character events, the days will be hosted by Farmer Ant and George will the usual jokes, japes and games. Get your best PJ Masks or PAW Patrol outfits on and head on down to the farm where we are celebrating 30 years of free range fun!

Book your Farm admission online as these cool character events will be popular!

See you there!!

01623 882977 www.whitepostfarm.co.uk

 

  • Mad Hatters Tea Party at Lincoln Cathedral, Minster Yard, Lincoln, LN2 1PX

10am – 11.30am and 1.30pm – 3pm

The Queen of Hearts’ jam tarts and tea with the White Rabbit!

Lincoln Cathedral is opening its doors to welcome to you a unique family event hosted in the Nave. We would like to invite you and your family to join us in the Cathedral for a Mad Hatters tea party.

The Nave will be decorated as you have never seen before and will host a variety of special guests including the Mad Hatter and White Rabbit, who will be our tea party guests of honour. Set out on the tables you will find a surprise tea party box filled with yummy treats.

We encourage everyone to be involved with the tea party and activities which follow. There will be a number of fun filled creative activities and you will have a chance to get your pictures taken with the Mad Hatter and his friends.

All tickets are priced at £15. Everyone attending must purchase a ticket.

Adults will be allocated seats at the table to be with the child/children they are responsible for.

www.lincolncathedral.com

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  • ·         Reynard The Fox at The Terry O’Toole Theatre, Moor Lane, North Hykeham, Lincoln, LN6 9AX

3pm

The Fabularium

Colourful comedy and furr-tastic storytelling as The Fabularium re-tell the tale of Reynard the Fox, a most infamous scoundrel who prides himself on being the trickster of the forest! But when the Woodland Court announces the theft of the King’s Crown Jewels, the animal kingdom immediately blames the fox and Reynard must do everything he can to prove his innocence.

Will the gift of his silver tongue be a shade too bright against his roguish, red fur to save his own tail?

Tickets £8.00   Family Ticket [4] £28.00

Please book Family Tickets through the Box Office: 01522 883311

Running time: 45 minutes

Age Guide: 3 years+

http://terryotooletheatre.org.uk/event/reynard-the-fox/

·         Early Man at The Venue, Longdales Road, Lincoln, LN1 3DY

Showing at 2.30pm

Set at the dawn of time, when prehistoric creatures roamed the earth, Early Man tells the story of courageous caveman hero Dug (Eddie Redmayne) and his best friend Hognob as they unite his tribe against a mighty enemy Lord Nooth (Tom Hiddleston) and his Bronze Age City to save their home.

Cert PG | 14:30 | Running Time 89mins

01522 527347 www.thevenuelincoln.co.uk

  • Lincoln Makers Market, Castle Hill, Lincoln, LN1 3AA

10am – 5pm

Nestled between Lincoln’s beautiful Cathedral and Castle, the new Lincoln Makers’ Market offers visitors the chance to view and buy a variety of beautiful, hand-crafted, and unique pieces of artwork and crafts.

The Lincoln Makers’ Market offers a fantastic opportunity to buy bespoke pieces for your home, or unique gifts for your loved ones.

Showcasing art, craft, ceramics, woodwork, glass art, fabrics and much more, our bi-monthly market is home to a wide range of local Lincolnshire artisans.

Sat on the ancient cobbles of Castle Hill, the Makers’ Market is surrounded by Lincoln’s beautiful architectural heritage, a location enviable by even the country’s largest outdoor showcases for art.

The market is a great way to browse and buy affordable homemade art and craft direct from both established, and up and coming artisans from the local area. So, make a day of it, and explore Lincoln’s beautiful Cathedral and Castle; or visit the variety of boutique shops, restaurants and cafés that Lincoln has to offer.

The Lincoln Makers’ Market is a bi-monthly event running from March – December, with additional markets through the summer months:

Every 1st Saturday of the Month: Castle Hill

Every 2nd Saturday of the Month: Lincoln Cornhill

Extra Summer Markets, every 3rd Saturday from June – September: St. Martin’s Square

 

Family Cinema morning! HOP at Monks Road Sports & Social Club, 241-247 Monks Rd, Lincoln, LN2 5JT
(Film lasts 1hour 35mins)
Doors open 10:30. Film starts 11:15
£2 an adult, £1 a child
Tuck shop. Bar open serving hot and cold drinks
No tickets required, just show up on the day!
Family cinema mornings will take place every first Saturday of the month.
https://www.facebook.com/events/1777019095676865/

Saturday 7th – Sunday 8th April

  • Children’s Activity Weekend at Rufford Park, Nr Ollerton, NG22 9DF

If you are struggling to keep the little ones amused during school Easter holiday, why not come along to Rufford and let them join in with some fun activities in our Courtyard Marquee.  There will be our popular colouring competition, arts, craft, music and games.

Free event

01623 821338 https://www.parkwoodoutdoors.co.uk/centre/rufford-abbey/events

 

Sunday 8th April

·         Bird Watching for All at Hartsholme Country Park, Skellingthorpe Rd, Lincoln, LN6 0EY

10.30am – 12.30pm

Join local RSPB members for a guided walk around Hartsholme Country Park and Swanholme Lakes Local Nature Reserve to discover the many species of birds which reside here throughout the year. The walk will last around 2 hours, taking a route along woodland paths, which in places are undulating and at times wet and muddy. This event is free of charge and all children must be accompanied by an adult. Suitable for all age groups. Location Meet at 10.30 am outside the Visitor Centre, Hartsholme Country Park, Skellingthorpe Road, Lincoln, LN6 0EY

For further details Call Park Rangers at Hartsholme Country Park on 01522 873735 or email hartsholmecp@lincoln.gov.uk

 

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·         Countryside Lincs at Lincolnshire Showground, A15, Lincoln, LN2 2NA

10am – 4pm

Visit the Showground for Countryside Lincs, a fun packed family day out about food, farming and the countryside #CountrysideLincs18

Back for its fourth year, Countryside Lincs returns to the Lincolnshire Showground on Sunday 8 April with a fun-filled and interactive day all about food, farming and the countryside. Meet producers, crafters, farmers and lots of animals all in one place to inspire young minds all about Lincolnshire’s heritage.

With a huge variety of activities in both our indoor and outdoor zones, Countryside Lincs is the perfect day out whatever the weather. We have seven different zones for children to explore including learning how to make and bake tasty local foods, getting hands-on with creative activities, meeting farmyard animals big and small and even having a ride around the Showground on our big tractor and trailer.

In addition to all of this, we also have a packed ring timetable full of displays for you to enjoy.

Get involved using #CountrysideLincs18!

Advanced tickets are on sale now, priced at £7 for adults, £4 for children (5 – 16 years) and under 5’s go free. Family tickets are £18 in advance, which includes entry for two adults and up to two children.

01522 522900 https://lincolnshireshowground.co.uk/whats-on/event/countryside-lincs18

Monday 9th April

  • Meet the ‘Golden Oldies’ Shetland Ponies at Bransby Horses, Bransby, Lincoln, LN1 2PH

1.30pm – 2.15pm

Come along and meet some of our oldest residents living at the charity (FREE Event).

01427 788464 www.bransbyhorses.co.uk

 

Tuesday 10th April

  • Kite Making at Hartsholme Park, Skellingthorpe Rd, Lincoln, LN6 0EY

1pm – 2.30pm

“With tuppence for paper and string you can have your own set of wings!!” Join us the Rangers and try your hand at making a kite and see if it flies!! Spend some time in the Visitor centre creating your very own flying masterpiece. There is a charge of £3.50 per child for this event and booking is essential. All children must be accompanied by an adult. All children must be accompanied by an adult. This activity is aimed at children aged 4 to 13 years

Location Meet at 1pm inside the Visitor Centre, Hartsholme Country Park, Skellingthorpe Road, Lincoln, LN6 0EY

For further details Call Park Rangers at Hartsholme Country Park on 01522 873735 or email hartsholmecp@lincoln.gov.uk

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  • Lantern Making at Boultham Park, Boultham Park Rd, LN6 7PH

10am – 11.30am

Join Park Rangers to construct your very own willow and paper lantern to light up the night sky!! There is a charge of £3.50 per person and booking is essential. All children must be accompanied by an adult. There are toilets and refreshments at the Park. All children must be accompanied by an adult. This activity is aimed at children aged 4 to 13 years

Location The activity is taking place from 10.00am to 11.30am meet outside the Cafe at Boultham Park, Rookery Lane Lincoln LN6 7PH

For further details Call Park Rangers at Hartsholme Country Park on 01522 873735 or email hartsholmecp@lincoln.gov.uk

  • Face Painting and glitter tattoos at Bransby Horses, Bransby, Lincoln, LN1 2PH

10.30am – 2pm

Come along for face painting and glitter tattoos in the Visitor Centre 10am-2pm. £3 per person per activity.

01427 788464 www.bransbyhorses.co.uk

 

  • Teddy Bears Picnic – make a bear at the Little pottery studio at Suite 3, The Lawns, Lincoln, LN1 3BU

10am – 11am

Make a bear – teddy bears picnic themed

Going on a Bear Hunt – Story

£14 pp, price includes making a bear, juice and biscuits

Payment is required to secure booking – please call on 01522 536535 to book

https://www.facebook.com/events/217046685539843/

 

Tuesday 10th – Sunday 15th April

·         The Moscow State Circus at Lincolnshire Showground, A15, Lincoln, LN2 2NA

Showing Tuesday 10th at 7pm, Wednesday 11th to Friday 13th at 3pm and 7.45pm, Saturday 14th at 3pm and 6pm and Sunday 15th at 2pm and 5pm

The World’s Most Famous Circus – The Moscow State Circus, is a magical experience for people of all ages coming together to witness some fantastically unbelievable acts.

Gostinitsa is a rapturous and passionate new circus experience that unites the Moscow State Circus with the glorious Golden Age of Hollywood a show that promises to have all the spectacle and nerve-tingling, edge of your seat feats for the whole family.

https://lincolnshireshowground.co.uk/whats-on/event/the-moscow-state-circus

Wednesday 11th April

  • Diddy Disco at Lincoln Drill Hall, Free School Lane, Lincoln, LN2 1EY

10.30am

Join us for our hip club for under 7s and their happening parents! We play a bit of everything from current tunes to rock and roll to disco, mixing it up to make it fun for children and mums and dads alike! All children must be accompanied and face-painting is also available.

Adults £3 Children free

01522 873894 www.lincolndrillhall.com

 

·         Butterfly Club Night (March) at Lincoln Drill Hall, Free School Lane, Lincoln, LN2 1EY

Once a month we host an awesome party night for adults (aged 16+) with disabilities, their families and support workers. These nights are friendly and relaxed and a great opportunity not only to dance to great music, but to socialise and meet new people. Head into the main auditorium where our resident DJ spins top tunes all night, or chill out in the bar and catch up with friends.

Tickets: £3 adv (£4 on the day)

*Please note we do not offer one-to-one support at these events, but we are wheelchair friendly and have a fully equipped Changing Places Toilet.

01522 873894 www.lincolndrillhall.com

  • Paul Temple and his amazing Punch and Judy show at Rufford Park, Nr Ollerton, NG22 9DF

Showtimes: 12.30pm 1.30pm and 2.30pm

Always fun for all the family!  Come and have a day out at Rufford and catch one of our special Punch and Judy Shows. Adapted for a modern-day audience the show will have both children and adults in fits of laughter.

Free event

01623 821338 https://www.parkwoodoutdoors.co.uk/centre/rufford-abbey/events

 

  • Horse Handling (Peter Hunt Yard) at Bransby Horses, Bransby, Lincoln, LN1 2PH

 

11.30am – 12.30pm

Come along and see behind the scenes at the Peter Hunt Yard where specialist handling takes place. (FREE event).

01427 788464 www.bransbyhorses.co.uk

 

  • Dogs Don’t Do Ballet at The South Holland Centre, 23 Market Place, Spalding, Pe11 1SS

Showing at 2pm

Little Blue Monster Productions

Biff is not like other dogs. He doesn’t do dog stuff like weeing on lampposts, or scratching his fleas, or drinking out of the toilet.

Biff likes moonlight and music and walking on his tip toes! You see, Biff doesn’t think he’s a dog. He thinks he’s a ballerina!

Based on the award-winning children’s book by Anna Kemp and Sara Ogilvie, this fabulous, feel good show features music, songs, handcrafted puppets and Biff, the ballet dancing dog!

Running Time: 55 minutes   Age Guide: Perfect for little pups aged 3+

http://www.southhollandcentre.co.uk/whats-on/view/dogs-dont-do-ballet

 

Take Part in Art at Natural Wold Centre, Whisby Nature Park, Moor Lane, LN6 9BW
10.30am – 12pm
Join ‘Take Part in Art’ for an Easter themed nature printing session. We’ll take a short walk (weather permitting) to collect a few materials from which your children will make their masterpiece whilst learning some printing techniques. Grown-ups are advised to stay with their children and are encouraged to get involved too!
£3.50 per child. For more information or to book call 01522 688868.
https://www.facebook.com/pg/naturalworldcentre/events/?ref=page_internal

Thursday 12th April

·         Nick Sharratt’s Big Draw-along at LPAC, Brayford Pool, Lincoln, LN6 7TS

2pm

Join acclaimed children’s writer and illustrator Nick Sharratt to find out how he creates his picture books. He’ll show you how to draw Tracy Beaker and Timothy Pope, kings and cats and all kinds of crazy creatures. Plus, he’ll share some of his very best drawing tips. Bring pencils, paper and something to lean on and expect plenty of chances to join in!

Nick has illustrated close to 260 books. They range from board books for babies to novels for young teenagers. He’s worked with authors including Julia Donaldson, Jeremy Strong, Michael Rosen, Giles Andreae, Kaye Umansky, Kes Gray and most notably Dame Jacqueline Wilson and he’s also written around 40 of his own bestselling books.

He’s also the proud recipient of a gold Blue Peter badge.

Tickets: £8 Adult // £5 Child

Running Time: 1 hour (no interval)

01522 837600 www.lpac.co.uk

 

·         Dear Zoo at The Palace Theatre, Appleton Gate, Newark, NG24 1JY

1.30pm and 3.30pm

Author Rod Campbell’s best-selling classic lift-the-flap book, Dear Zoo, is being brought to life for the very first time in 2018 as a brilliant new stage production. Dear Zoo, which has delighted generations of young readers since it was first published in 1982 and has sold more than 8 million copies worldwide.

Tickets £14 Family £52

01636 655755 http://www.newark-sherwooddc.gov.uk/palacetheatre/

·         Family House Tour at Belton House, Belton, Grantham, Lincs, NG32 2LW

Discover the untold stories of Belton House with our interactive tour. It’s been specially designed for families with children aged five years and over in mind. This special tour will run on Thursday 5 and 12 April. Please book for this tour online.

01476 566116 belton@nationaltrust.org.uk

·         Willow Weaving at the Arboretum, Monks Rd, Lincoln

10am – 11.30am

Join the rangers to get creative with some willow and come along and try your hand at making your very own objects to put in your garden or home. There is a charge of £3.50 per person for this event and is suitable for all ages, children must be accompanied by an adult. This activity is aimed at children aged 4 to 13 years.

Location The activity is taking place from 10.00am to 11.30am at the Cafe in the Arboretum, Monks Road, Lincoln

For further details Call Park Rangers at Hartsholme Country Park on 01522 873735 or email hartsholmecp@lincoln.gov.uk

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·         Bottle Rockets at Hartsholme Country Park, Skellingthorpe Rd, Lincoln, LN6 0EY

1pm – 2.30pm

Join the Park Rangers and discover the joys of flight by making your very own bottle rocket. This activity has lots going on, a satisfying ‘whoosh’, a high-speed departure and a good soaking if you are standing close!! There is a charge of £3.50 per child for this event and booking is essential. All children must be accompanied by an adult. This activity is aimed at children aged 4 to 13 years. This is a Children’s University validated activity.

Location Meet at the Visitor Centre at 1pm, Hartsholme Country Park, Skellingthorpe Road, Lincoln, LN6 0EY

For further details Call Park Rangers at Hartsholme Country park on 01522 873735 or email hartsholmecp@lincoln.gov.uk

 

  • Storytime at The Collection Museum, 1 Danes Terrace, Lincoln, LN2 1LP

Under 5s Storytime every Thursday at 11:15am in our Auditorium

Price: Free, donations welcome.  No need to book, just drop in.

Need some quiet time after exploring our exhibits? Get comfortable with your little ones in our museum spaces and our storytelling sessions will whisk you away for a tale guaranteed to spark imaginations.

Please note children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

PLAY is also open every day from 10am to 4pm with lots of activities and games for young children.

01522 782040 www.thecollectionmuseum.com

 

  • Pony Grooming at Bransby Horses, Bransby, Lincoln, LN1 2PH

 

11.30am – 12.15pm

Join us for Pony Grooming (£1.50 per person for 5 minutes) on the Visitor Centre Yard between 11.30am-12.15pm or 1.30pm-2.15pm. Hats will be provided, please wear suitable footwear. Adult supervision required.

01427 788464 www.bransbyhorses.co.uk

·         Lil Pacs: Story telling with Kirsty at LPAC, Brayford Pool, Lincoln, LN6 7TS

10am

Oh help! Oh no! It’s a Gruffalo! …

Join us for a very special Eggcite Lil’Pacs based on The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheiffer. This free creative storytelling session is perfect for parents and toddlers.

Tickets: Free (Due to limited capacity a £5 refundable deposit is required for advanced booking)

Location: Auditorium

01522 837600 www.lpac.co.uk

 

·         Dear Zoo at The Palace Theatre, Appleton Gate, Newark, NG24 1JY

11am and 2pm

Author Rod Campbell’s best-selling classic lift-the-flap book, Dear Zoo, is being brought to life for the very first time in 2018 as a brilliant new stage production. Dear Zoo, which has delighted generations of young readers since it was first published in 1982 and has sold more than 8 million copies worldwide.

 

Tickets £14 Family £52

01636 655755 http://www.newark-sherwooddc.gov.uk/palacetheatre/

·         Friday #50things challenges at Belton House, Belton, Grantham, Lincs, NG32 2LW

Friday 13 April

plant it, grow it, eat it.

01476 566116 belton@nationaltrust.org.uk

 

·         Talking Pictures: War and pieces edition at Belton House, Belton, Grantham, Lincs, NG32 2LW

Discover the stories behind the War and Pieces exhibition at Belton this spring. This interactive, 20-minute workshop will run on Friday 6 and 13 April. Suitable for visitors aged six years and older. Please book online for this tour.

01476 566116 belton@nationaltrust.org.uk

 

  • Board Games at Lincoln Central Library, Free School Lane, Lincoln, LN2 1EZ

10am – 12pm

No booking required

https://www.better.org.uk/library/lincolnshire/lincolncentrallibrary/timetable

 

  • Guess the Weight Competition at Bransby Horses, Bransby, Lincoln, LN1 2PH

10am – 1.30pm

Come along and guess the weight of two of our friendly giants, Beau and Justice from 10am-1.30pm. The winner will receive a free adoption pack.

Weigh in at 1.30pm on the Visitor Centre Yard.

01427 788464 www.bransbyhorses.co.uk

 

  • Lego Club at Branston Community Library, Station Road, Branston, Lincoln

4pm – 5pm

Join us for a fun filled hour of Lego building! Children must be accompanied by a parent/guardian.

Places limited – please email the Library for details branstonlibrary@gmail.com

 

  • High Street Farmers Market at Lincoln High Street 9am – 4pm

A conveniently located market on Lincoln’s city’s buzzing High Street, offering fresh and local food.

If you want an intimate market that offers one-to-one advice, as well as locally sourced produce, then look no further.

Take a break from the expanse of retail shops, and get back to nature’s wholesome produce, with the most convenient of Lincoln City Centre’s Farmers’ Markets.

Farmers’ markets aren’t just a source of local organic produce, they’re also a great day out for the whole family. With stalls offering beyond just fresh ingredients: there are cakes, treats and snacks available to enjoy; and the local attractions can be visited too – much more than just your average trip to the supermarket.

 

Friday 13th – Sunday 15th April

  • Belton International Horse Trials at Belton House, Belton, Grantham, Lincs, NG32 2LW

Belton International Horse Trials is a 3-day equestrian event that takes place in Belton’s parkland each spring. The event is managed by Bede Ltd and runs independently of the National Trust, so for full event details, please refer to the Belton International Horse Trials website. Friday 13 – Sunday 15 April.

01476 566116 belton@nationaltrust.org.uk

 

Soar by Tales of Curiosity at Bailgate Church, Lincoln, LN1 3AR
10.30am – 2.30pm
Join us for a bird and nest themed workshop. Lots of stimulating play based activities which will engage your children as they immerse themselves in learning all about birds, nests and eggs.
We are holding 2 workshops:
Little Tales of Curiosity: 0 – 4 year olds: 10.30am until 12noon
Big Tales of Curiosity: 5 – 9 year olds: 1pm until 2.30pm

Bookings taken on our website.
www.talesofcuriosity.co.uk

Saturday 14th April

·         Monstersaurus at LPAC, Brayford Pool, Lincoln, LN6 7TS

2pm

This brand-new show from the creators of Aliens Love Underpants is monster-ously good! Follow the young inventor Monty as he creates a whole world of whacky inventions and incredible monsters, but he has a problem – now he has made them all, what is he going to do with them?! This energetic show full of thrills, spills, magic and mayhem will delight the whole family – with original music and plenty of audience participation! Suitable for ages: 3+

Tickets: £10 Adult // £8 Child

Running Time: 50 minutes (no interval)

01522 837600 www.lpac.co.uk

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  • Crafty Kids Club at Lincoln Central Library, Free School Lane, Lincoln, LN2 1EZ

10am – 12pm

https://www.better.org.uk/library/lincolnshire/lincolncentrallibrary/timetable

 

  • Lego Club at Lincoln Central Library, Free School Lane, Lincoln, LN2 1EZ

2pm – 3pm

No booking required

http://www.better.org.uk/library/lincolnshire/lincolncentrallibrary/timetable

 

·         Sleeping Beauty at Skegness Embassy Centre, Grand Parade, Skegness, PE25 2UG

Performances at 3pm and 7pm

This classic fairy tale is brought to life with our original music and a host of magical characters.

This family favourite is a fantastic treat for adults and children alike!

Tickets Full: £18.00   Child: £15.00   Family: £56.00

01507 613100 https://embassytheatre.co.uk/shows/sleeping-beauty-a-new-musical/

  • Free Pony Rides at Tattershall Farm Park, Marsh Lane, Tattershall, LN4 4JR

10.30am and 2.30pm

http://www.tattershallfarmpark.co.uk/whats-on/

  • Lincoln Makers Market, Cornhill, Lincoln, LN5 7HB

10am – 5pm

Nestled between Lincoln’s beautiful Cathedral and Castle, the new Lincoln Makers’ Market offers visitors the chance to view and buy a variety of beautiful, hand-crafted, and unique pieces of artwork and crafts.

The Lincoln Makers’ Market offers a fantastic opportunity to buy bespoke pieces for your home, or unique gifts for your loved ones.

 

Every 1st Saturday of the Month: Castle Hill

Every 2nd Saturday of the Month: Lincoln Cornhill

Extra Summer Markets, every 3rd Saturday from June – September: St. Martin’s Square

Sunday 15th April

  • Steam running day on the Lincolnshire Wolds Railway

Situated in a beautiful part of Lincolnshire in countryside between the Wolds and the coast, LWR is only a short distance from Grimsby, the seaside resort of Cleethorpes and the historic market town of Louth. The railway operates on a stretch of line that was once part of the Great Northern route from Boston to Grimsby.

01507 363881

·         Sleeping Beauty at Skegness Embassy Centre, Grand Parade, Skegness, PE25 2UG

Performance at 1pm

 

This classic fairy tale is brought to life with our original music and a host of magical characters.

This family favourite is a fantastic treat for adults and children alike!

Tickets Full: £18.00   Child: £15.00   Family: £56.00

01507 613100 https://embassytheatre.co.uk/shows/sleeping-beauty-a-new-musical/

 

  • Lincoln BIG Mini Day on the Brayford Waterfront, Lincoln

10am – 4pm

Hundreds of Minis line the Brayford Waterfront for a fantastic display of cars in Lincoln’s most vibrant area.

Trent Valley Mini Owners Club and Lincoln BIG invite all types of Mini to this annual event, so expect displays from the oldest to the newest cars.

More than 200 old and new, cool and quirky Mini cars line up Lincoln’s Brayford Waterfront and restaurants, pubs and bars in the area will be open to make a great family day out.

https://www.visitlincoln.com/whats-on/lincoln-big-mini-day-2018

 

Monday 16th April

  • The Happy Monday Club – Lincoln Drill Hall, Free School Lane, Lincoln, LN2 1EY

10.30am

We run regular creative play sessions for the under 5s in our café bar on Mondays. The sessions are organised by Rhubarb Theatre and led each week by a different local artist (music, dance, storytelling & making).

There are just 20 places each week and accompanying adults go free (the bar is always open for coffee & cake!)

£3

For more info call 01522 873894 www.lincolndrillhall.com

 

Sunday 22nd April

  • Spring bulb planting at Belton House, Belton, Grantham, Lincs, NG32 2LW

Join the garden team and on Sunday 22 April between 2pm and 4pm to ‘have a go’ bulb planting. Help add to Belton’s annual spring flower display.

01476 566116 belton@nationaltrust.org.uk

  • Big Fish, Little Fish – Family Rave at The Engine Shed, Brayford Pool, Lincoln, LN6 7TS

2pm – 4.30pm

Drum and Bass spectacular with DJ SS,

The Big Fish Little Fish crew are bringing our award-winning, critically acclaimed family rave back to Lincoln for a Circus themed Drum and Bass Special! Our raves are designed to be as much fun for adults as children and are social, creative, anarchic, daft and a lot of fun for all.

We are absolutely made up to announce our DJ for this event. He is the man who put Leicester on the Rave map, from hardcore through jungle and on to drum & bass, DJ SS has never stopped making crowds go insane through years of producing and playing – he will be bringing the Drum & Bass on our multisensory dancefloor with club visuals, glitter cannon, bubbles, giant bouncy balloons and topped off with the famous parachute dance.

The children can get busy in our craft area making themed crafts, be artistic on our giant colouring mural, and creative at our playdoh table. There is a baby safe space with soft …mats, ball pool. Toddler play area with tents and tunnels. Free glowsticks & transfer tattoos. Licensed bar and cakes & savouries stall. Fancy Dress theme is “Circus” – optional but very much encouraged! Face painting extra.

Rave on!

Parents remain responsible for children at all times.

For families with younger children (0-8 years old) though older siblings are welcome. Adults are not admitted unless accompanied by a child. A max of 3 children per adult. A max of 4 adults per child. Tickets are non-refundable but if anybody with tickets finds they cannot attend a sold-out event please email infoem@bigfishlittlefishevents.co.uk and I will attempt to put you in touch with people seeking to buy tickets. Each member of your group must have a ticket, adults £8.50, child £6.00 and Under 1’s free (but ticketed). Will cost more on the door (if tickets available).

This is a standing/dancing event with limited seating, please contact me on infoem@bigfishlittlefishevents.co.uk if you have mobility issues. Please be prepared for the event to be busy it is a rave! The event is conducted indoors with club lighting (no strobes), when entering please allow a few minutes for your eyes to adjust. Please no running!

By entering you accept that you/your children’s image & video may be used in press and publicity for Big Fish Little Fish.

Adult: £8.50 // Child: £6 // Pre-Walker: FREE

01522 837400 www.engineshed.co.uk

 

 

 

 

 

 

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