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It’s Christmas! There is SO much happening this month it’s hard to know where to start! Here is your Lincoln Mums guide to Christmas activities, markets, films, shows and where to meet Santa!

All info correct at time of print but always double check before you go!

Where to see Father Christmas:

 

  • Uncle Henrys, Grayingham, DN21 4JD 8th and 15th December

Santa is making a special visit this year to enjoy breakfast at Uncle Henry’s!

Saturday 8th December 9.30am-11.30am Saturday 15th December 9.30am-11.30am

£3 per child: The price includes a visit from Santa to your table and a small gift. Any food and drink are additional on the day. Santa will arrive at 10am. Please enquire at the cafe to book or call 01652 640308.

 

  • Belton House, Grantham, NG32 2LW Dates between 1st and 24th December

No visit to Father Christmas is complete without first saying hello to Mother Christmas, where she’ll help you decorate your own Christmas cookie.

Please note that all tickets must be pre-booked and a booking fee of 5% will apply £5 per child. 15-minute timeslots available to meet Father Christmas and receive your gift. Various times on the following dates: 1st, 2nd 7th, 8th, 9th, 14th, 15th, 16th, 21st, 22nd, 23rd and 24th December 01476 566116

 

  • ARK Wildlife Park, Stickney, PE22 8BD 15th to 24th December

Come and meet Santa in his grotto. Every child receives a gift and it’s all included in the entry price, and that’s not all, over the festive holidays entry to the Ark is just £5 for everyone and as always 3yrs and under are free.

www.facebook.com/pg/jurassicencounters/events/?ref=page_internal

 

  • Lincoln Castle, LN1 3AA 15th to 23rd December

Experience the magic of Christmas at Lincoln Castle by joining Father Christmas in the Victorian setting of the Bath House at the Castle. Sit back and listen to stories of Christmases from the past and enjoy finding out more about Father Christmas himself.  Every child will receive a Victorian style gift and have the opportunity to share their Christmas wishes. Audiences last between 30 and 40 minutes. Places are limited so please book your place in advance to avoid disappointment.  15th, 16th, 2th, 21st, 22nd and 23rd December: 10.15am, 11.30am, 12.45pm, 2.00pm, 3.15pm Children £8, Adult £6 01522 554559 www.lincolncastle.com

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  • Rand Farm Park, Nr Wragby, LN8 5NJ 24th November to 23rd December

The Real Christmas Experience at Rand Farm Park is an immersive Christmas journey through our extensively themed zones. Decorate a biscuit with Mrs Claus, travel through our Magical Forest and learn to be a real Elf in Elf Academy before meeting Santa himself and choosing a toy from his secret toyshop! New for this year; enrol at Santa’s music school! For that extra special Christmas treat, come and have breakfast with Santa and his elves. Available on the 22nd and 23rd of December at 9:00am and 9:30am*. *The Breakfast Experience will last around 1 hour and 30 minutes however The Real Christmas Experience, including meeting Santa Claus in his grotto, is open until 4:30pm and included in the admission price.  This year, for the first time ever, we are hosting “The Most Magical Morning of All” on Christmas Eve. This event is limited so booking in advance, online, is recommended. To celebrate the finale of our Christmas Experience, The Most Magical Morning of All includes the entire Rand Farm Park Christmas Experience plus an extra surprise for all children. 01673 858904 www.randfarmpark.com

 

  • Rufford Abbey Country Park, Ollerton, NG22 9DF  1st, 8th and 15th December

8.30am – 10.00 am. £11.50 per person

Here’s what’s on the menu for breakfast with the jolly great man in the red suit…Yummy Coach House Breakfast Fry Up or Veggie Garden Grill served with toast. Also, Belgian Waffles with chocolate sauce for the children. A choice of apple Juice or Orange Juice for everyone and free tea or coffee top ups for the adults. Suitable for children from 2-year-old, all children must be accompanied by at least 1 paying adult. Every child will receive a special present from Santa. Please ensure that you give advice on any dietary requirements at the time of booking.

Or why not treat the Children with a classy Afternoon Tea with Father Christmas! On Thursday 13th December and Wednesday 19th December between 4pm and 6pm in the Rufford Mill Talbot Suite. The whole family can enjoy an afternoon tea, gingerbread decorating, music, and a one on one meeting with Santa. Suitable for children from 2-year-old, all children must be accompanied by at least 1 paying adult. Every Child will receive a special present from Santa.  Group bookings are available (maximum of 8 people per booking) £12.95 per person 01623 821338 www.parkwoodoutdoors.co.uk/centre/rufford-abbey

 

  • Gainsborough Old Hall, DN21 2NB 15th and 16th December

An audience with Father Christmas 11am-3.30pm. Sit back and listen to stories of Christmases from the past and enjoy finding out more about Father Christmas himself. Normal Admission Applies for Children but “free for adults if accompanied by a paying child” 01522 782040 www.gainsborougholdhall.com/whats-on/day/2018-12-15/

 

  • Clumber Park, Worksop, S80 3AZ 8th, 9th, 15th,16th 22nd and 23rd December

Breakfast with the Elves will be held every morning in the main café at 9.30am & 11am. Adult breakfast is £7.95 with one free child breakfast per adult, and an additional charge of £3 per extra child. While breakfast is served our resident elves will be helping to make special reindeer food to take away for the all-important day.

Or enjoy a magical story-time with Father Christmas in our Parsonage, where children will be read a Clumber Christmas story and be given a present in this traditional event. Children will also be able to write letters to Father Christmas and post them in our special post box; if they leave their details then they will get a response! So come along and join us for this traditional holiday experience. Child £8 10am-3.30pm 01909 544917 www.nationaltrust.org.uk/clumber-park

 

  • Belvoir Castle, NG32 1PE

Throughout December your little ones can visit Santa in our magical Winter Wonderland Grotto at the Engine Yard! Santa’s Grotto will run for 17 days between the 1st of December and the 23rd December from 12pm until 6pm, tickets will be released soon.

 

  • Lincolnshire Wolds Railway, 8th, 9th, 15th and 16th December

Our ever-popular ‘Santa Special’ trains will be running on four days this year, with five trains each day at 10am 11.15am 12.30pm 1.45pm and 3pm

Children aged 12 and under will receive a quality present from Santa and adults get a small gift. All Tickets £12 each www.lincolnshirewoldsrailway.co.uk

 

  • Pink Pig Farm, Holme Hall, Scunthorpe, DN16 3RE 1st, 2nd, 7th,8th, 15th,16th 20th to 24th December

The North Star Experience (Premium) Make reindeer food with Mrs Christmas in her yurt. Visit Santa, guided by our very own elf. Choose a quality toy from our Santa toyshop. ‘Build-a-cuddle’ (pick your teddy or reindeer) Learn how to be an elf in ‘elf school’ Get a children’s ‘Christmas tea in a bag’, which includes; homemade gingerbread, ‘reindeer poo’, carrot sticks, sandwiches, a mini sausage roll & a satsuma. Unlimited play all day.

Santa Experience (Standard) Make reindeer food with Mrs Christmas in her yurt. Visit Santa, guided by our very own elf. Choose a quality toy from our Santa toyshop. Unlimited play all day.

Prices start from as little as £9.99 for children and £4.99 for adults.

Also Breakfast with Santa on 7th and 14th December. Perfect for any pre-schoolers or tiny tots out there! Meet Santa on his famous rocking chair, enjoy scrambled egg & toast with a glass of juice or milk, decorate your very own gingerbread man, and receive a yummy chocolate lolly! This will be more of a relaxed, intimate & organic style event for little ones to enjoy. £7.99 per child. Not available to book online. Please call or email the play barn directly for more info & bookings. Email pinkpigplaybarn@gmail.com 01724 854082 www.pinkpigfarm.co.uk

 

  • Marshall’s Yard, Gainsborough, DN21 2NA 8th December

Join Marshall’s Yard and North Notts lions as Santa makes a stop at Marshall’s Yard!

 

  • White Post Farm, Farnsfield, NG22 8HL 23rd December

Breakfast with Santa is back, and this year it is extra special. Come and enjoy a yummy breakfast with us before the farm opens, do some Christmas crafts, meet Santa, build a Teddy Tastic bear to take home, and finish off the morning with an extra special story time with Santa. Phew! Prices are £19.99 per person, and £10.00 per under 2 (includes full days farm admission) 01623 882 977 www.whitepostfarm.co.uk

  • Sundown Adventureland, Rampton, DN22 0HX 24th November to 24th December

Take a magical ride through the enchanted forest to see Santa in his home and receive a gift don’t forget your dancing shoes to join in the disco. www.sundownadventureland.co.uk

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Adults can enjoy seasonal refreshments including mince pies, hot chocolate and mulled wine in Mrs Claus’ Kitchen. There will also be refreshments and snacks for the children to indulge in. Additionally, entertainment and activities will be available for all ages during this special encounter with Santa, Mrs Claus and their elves. This includes Christmas carolling, letters to Santa, activity sheets and don’t forget you will receive a gift! Your Santa Special experience will last for approximately 1 1/2  hours. Please arrive approximately fifteen minutes before departure time to ensure a pleasurable experience for all. Early Bird – £12.00 per person (1st and 2nd December only) Peak – £14.00 per person (8th, 9th, 15th, 16th, 20th-23rd only) Santa’s Flight – £15.00 per person (24th December only) www.cclr.co.uk/santaspecials

  • Windmill Farm, Off Whisby Road, LN6 3QZ

Give the kids a special treat this Christmas with a breakfast date they’ll never forget – an appearance from the main man himself, Santa Claus! Not only will they meet Father Christmas and enjoy their very Kids Breakfast they’ll also receive a free gift – what’s not to love!

www.farmhouseinns.co.uk/pubs/lincolnshire/windmill-farm/christmas/breakfast-with-santa

  • Brewers Fayre, Gateway Park, Lincoln, LN6 9UH

Not only will the kids get to meet Santa, there’s also Christmas activities, playtime (in selected restaurants), a gift from Santa and a delicious breakfast! Santa will be visiting on: 8th, 9th, 15th, 16th, 21st, 22nd, 23rd & 24th December 2018 between 10am and 11:30am Spaces are limited so to find out more, contact your local restaurant or book online! www.brewersfayre.co.uk/news-and-offers/breakfast-with-santa.html

  • The Waterside Centre Santa’s Grotto 1st to 24th December

11am-5pm. Cost £6 To book www.bookfatherchristmas.co.uk/waterside

  • Baytree Garden Centre Winter Wonderland, High Road, Weston, PE12 6JU 3rd November to 24th December

To see Santa, receive a present and a real tree is £10.00, accompanying adults and children £2.00. To enjoy Winter Wonderland, but not see Santa is just £2.00 Late nights and Weekends during late November and December can be exceptionally busy with queues up to 2 hours. Please arrive in good time to see the Winter Wonderland. Mon-Fri 11am-5pm. Sat & Sun 10am-5pm (Nov 9am-5pm (Dec) Thurs 11am-8pm 01406 370242

  • Wyevale Garden Centre, Wolds View, Horncastle, LN9 5LY 17th-24th December

Meet Santa in his Grotto and receive a present.

Breakfast or tea with Santa is £10.95 per child (Adults £5) Enjoy a delicious, freshly-prepared meal, decorate your own biscuit, receive a present – and meet Santa himself!

  • Downtown Garden Centre, off the A1, Grantham 1st to 24th December

£7.50 includes a gift from Santa, Adults: free and restricted to four adults per child

www.oldrids.co.uk/our-stores/121-downtown-garden-centre-grantham

  • DoubleTree by Hilton, Brayford, Lincoln 9th December

Treat the family to an extra special visit to see Santa. This festive morning begins with a special Christmas themed breakfast followed by a chance to meet with Santa and receive a festive gift, games and children’s disco. £15.95 per person Under 14s £10.95 Under 4s FREE 01522 565197 lincoln.events@hilton.com

  • Lincolnshire Wildlife Park, Dickon Hill Rd, Friskney, PE22 8PP 1st-16th December

Just pay your standard entry admissions at the entrance. All children receive entry to the grotto and a wonderful gift from Santa, plus entry to the park to see his Reindeer and our colouring competition to win special prizes for the whole family! Time slot will be allocated to reduce waiting times.

OR Tea with Santa – have a wonderful freshly cooked tea, fairy-lit walk to the Tigers by twilight & free gift and photo to remember this special treat! Weekdays only throughout December. 4.30pm – 7pm. £14.95 per child with one adult free (Suitable for 2+ years only)

£4 per extra adult, including a free drink & mince pie. Decorate your own Gingerbread man on arrival. Story time, free gift & photo with Santa (available to purchase) Meet the real Reindeer

Payment on booking. Email taken to provide food order by 30.11.18

www.facebook.com/Lincolnshire-Wildlife-Park-257906397579492/

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  • Stokes at The Collection Café, 1 Danes Terrace, Lincoln, LN2 1LP 16th December

From 430pm onwards £12 per child includes a festive afternoon tea and a surprise gift. Booking essential 01522 523548 www.stokes-coffee.co.uk

 

 

 

 

Pantomimes:

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  • Peter Pan at Lincoln Drill Hall, Free School Lane, LN2 1EY

Friday 7th December – Saturday 5th January 01522 873894 www.lincolndrillhall.com

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  • Rapunzel at LPAC, Brayford Pool, LN5 7TS

Wednesday 12th – Monday 24th December www.lpac.co.uk

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  • Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs at New Theatre Royal, Lincoln

Tuesday 4th December – Sunday 6th January www.newtheatreroyallincoln.co.uk

 

  • Cinderella at Skegness Embassy Theatre, PE25 2UG

Saturday 15th – Friday 28th December www.embassytheatre.co.uk/whats-on

 

  • Aladdin at Palace Theatre, Appleton Gate, Newark, NG24 1JY

 

Friday 7th – Monday 31st December www.palacenewarktickets.com/en-GB/shows/tabby%20mctat/info

 

  • Jack and the Beanstalk at The Baths Hall, Scunthorpe DN15 TRG

Wednesday 12th – Monday 31st December 0844 8542776 www.scunthorpetheatres.co.uk

 

  • Jack and the Beanstalk at Sleaford little theatre, 54 Westgate NG34 7PP

Thursday 29th November – Saturday 8th December www.sleafordplayhouse.co.uk/tickets

 

  • Sleeping Beauty by Gainsborough Musical Theatre Society at Trinity Arts Centre, Gainsborough, DN21 2AL

Wednesday 5th – Sunday 9th December www.west-lindsey.gov.uk/trinity-arts-centre

 

 

Christmas Markets:

Skegness Victorian Christmas Market – 1st December. Lumley Road

Sleaford – 2nd December

Louth 2nd December

Lincoln – 6th to 9th December

Belvoir Castle – 6th to 10th December

Burghley House – 6th to 9th December

Woodhall Spa Christmas fayre 7th December 6-9pm

Bransby Horses – 8th December

Heckington Windmill 8th-9th December

Horncastle 9th December 11am-4pm

 

Christmas shopping:

  • Late night shopping until 8pm will take place in Lincoln High Street on:

Thursday 29th November;

Thursday 6th December;

Thursday 13th December;

Thursday 20th December;

Friday 21st December;

Saturday 22nd December.

 

Christmas films:

  • Cinema screenings at The Venue, Longdales Road, Lincoln, LN1 3DY

The following are showing through December, please take a look at the website (www.thevenuelincoln.co.uk) for more information.

Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween (PG) 1st December 2.30pm

Bohemian Rhapsody (12a) 1st December 7.30pm

First Man (12a) 5th December 7.30pm

BGSU Performing Arts Society Panto: Beauty and the Beast 7th December 7.30pm

BGSU Performing Arts Society Panto: Beauty and the Beast 8th December 11am and 7.30pm

BGSU Performing Arts Society Panto: Beauty and the Beast 9th December 7.30pm

01522 527347 www.thevenuelincoln.co.uk

 

  • Cinema screenings at the Odeon, Lincoln

Ralph breaks the Internet (PG) 30th November 1st and 2nd December

Elf (PG) 9th and 12th December

Disney’s Christopher Robin (PG) 27th and 29th November

Cbeebies Christmas show 15th December

A Christmas Carol 11th December

www.odeon.co.uk/cinemas/lincoln/106/

 

  • Festive films at Wildwood, Lincoln, High Street, LN2 1HX

As part of the meal and movie package but may be purchased as cinema only

Elf (PG) 27th and 29th November 1st and 27th December

The Santa Clause (PG) 28th November

The Muppet Christmas (PG) Carol 1st December

Mamma Mia! Here we go again (PG) 4th, 6th and 8th December

Santa Claus: The Movie (PG) 5th December

Home Alone (PG) 11th, 13th, 15th and  26th December

Miracle on 34th Street (PG) 12th December

How the Grinch Stole Christmas (PG) 15th and 21st December

Love Actually (12) 18th, 20th December

It’s a Wonderful Life (PG) 19th December

Frozen (PG) 20th, 24th and 29th December

The Polar Express (U) 20th December

The Incredibles 2 (PG) 22nd December

Home Alone 2:Lost in New York (PG) 23rd December

01522 308555 www.wildwoodrestaurants.co.uk/restaurant/lincoln

 

  • Cinema screenings at The Trinity Arts Centre Gainsborough

Johnny English Strikes Again (PG) 1st December

A Star is Born (15) 14th and 17th December

Fantastic Beats: The crimes of Grindelwald (12A) 21st 27th, 28th and 29th December

Bohemian Rhapsody (15) 27th and 28th December

 

 Christmas Events:

November 24th – December 9th

  • Christmas at Gunby Hall Gunby Estate, Hall and Gardens, Spilsby, PE23 5SS

1.30pm-5.30pm

Bring your friends and family to get into the Christmas spirit as Gunby celebrates ‘A Musical Christmas’.

Enjoy seeing the house sparkle with decorations, sing along to the festive music and tuck into a lovely mince pie in the tea-room.

01754 890102 gunbyhall@nationaltrust.org.uk

 

November 24th – December 24th

  • White Post Christmas at White Post Farm, Farnsfield, NG22 8HL

Head along to our Christmas barn where you can explore the Winter Wonderland Walkthrough, build a snowman, do some Christmas Crafts and, of course, meet Santa in his grotto.

Make sure you save time to take part in our traditional nativity play (on daily at 1pm) and meet our real-life reindeer! Plus all our usual farmyard fun; why not feed the fa la la llamas? Or check out the mistle-toads in the Reptile House? Or go and wish our cows a Moooory Christmas? So much to do!

At weekends, two of our cheekiest elves – Elf Ant & Elf George – will put you through your paces at the very popular Elf Academy! Complete challenges, pass basic elf and safety and get put to the test – have you got what it takes?

01623 882977 www.whitepostfarm.co.uk

 

  • Giant Snow globe at Downtown Garden Centre, Gonerby Junction, A1, Grantham, NG32 2AB

We recommend that you arrive at the Snow Globe no more than 5 minutes before your time slot.

Family ticket (£7) is for up to 7 people to spend 5 minutes in the globe.

www.oldrids.co.uk/our-stores/121-downtown-garden-centre-grantham

 

November 24th – January 3rd

  • Ice Skating at Downtown Garden Centre, Gonerby Junction, A1, Grantham, NG32 2AB

Adults £7.50 children under 15 £5 family from £23 penguin skate aid £3

www.oldrids.co.uk/our-stores/121-downtown-garden-centre-grantham

 

November 25th – December 23rd

  • Christmas at Doddington at Doddington Hall, Lincoln, LN6 4RU

It has been 60 years since the first Christmas trees were planted in woodlands at Doddington and in honour of this, this year’s theme is inspired by the carol ‘O Christmas Tree’. We’re creating a huge celebration of Christmas trees in every size, shape, form and material imaginable. Visitors will be able to see Christmas trees made from surprising and extraordinary things, Christmas trees as ball-gowns and of course a celebration of the very first Christmas tree dating back to Victorian times.

Wednesday to Friday 12-4pm, Saturday & Sunday 10am-4pm

House Admission: Adult £11, Child £5.50 (under 3yrs free), Family £29 (Tickets also include access to the walled and wild gardens) Does not include Father Christmas

The upper floors of the Hall are not accessible by wheelchair or pushchair. Please see our accessibility page prior to visiting.

01522 694308 www.doddingtonhall.com

 

November 29th – December 1st

  • A Christmas Carol at Lincoln Castle, Castle Hill, Lincoln, LN1 3AA

This Christmas, an original copy of this most iconic of Christmas works will be displayed at Lincoln Castle in the David P J Ross Magna Carta Vault as part of the Christmas Emporium.

This year, 2018 marks the 175th anniversary of the release of this enduring tale which has become part of many of our Christmas’s ever since.  Now’s your chance to enjoy the opportunity to see this first edition copy, up close, in Lincoln, this Christmas.

01522 554559 www.lincolncastle.com

November 30th

  • Cookie jar ceramic workshop at The Little Pottery Studio, Suite 3, The Lawns, Lincoln, LN1 3BU

7-9pm

Come and create your own cookie jar , this is £20 per person to include your return visit to paint your item

Age 14 plus

To book please call on 01522 536535 to make the payment- payment are non-refundable and non-transferrable

www.facebook.com/events/318754782055937/

 

  • Lil Pacs – Dance with Beth at LPAC, Brayford Pool, Lincoln, LN6 7TS

10am-11.30am

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

Friday Mornings in Zing Cafe Bar. FREE ENTRY

www.lpac.co.uk

 

  • Christmas Tree Festival at Alford Manor House, West St, Alford, LN13 9HT

Open to the public on Tuesday 27th November, Friday 30th November, Tuesday 4th December and Friday 7th December from 10am – 4pm. We will have over 30 trees sponsored by local businesses and decorated by local schools, preschools and the many voluntary organisations in the town.

There is also another chance to view our wonderfully decorated Christmas Trees on Saturday 1st December when we are open from 10am to 3pm. We will have a range of stalls by local craftspeople in the Marquee. Our Tearoom and the Museum of Rural life are also open.

www.alfordmanorhouse.co.uk

 

November 30th – December 2nd 

 

  • Etsy made local at the Waterside shopping centre, Lincoln, LN2 1AP

Christmas pop up shop. Free entry. Over 40 stalls

www.watersideshopping.com

 

December 1st

  • Letters to Santa at Bransby Horses, Bransby, LN1 2PH

Write your postcards to Santa here at the Bransby Horses Visitor Centre and post them in the North Pole letter box to make sure he receives it in time for Christmas!

Running throughout December from Saturday 1st, everyday 10am-4pm. Donations welcome.

01427 788464 www.bransbyhorses.co.uk

 

  • Winter carols at Belton House, Belton, Grantham, Lincs, NG32 2LW

4pm-6pm

Wrap up warm and sing along with Cranwell Military Wives Choir as we mark the start of advent. Remember to wrap up warm, the winter carols are outside.

01476 566116 belton@nationaltrust.org.uk

 

  • Cracker Decorating Workshop at Hobbycraft, Valentine Retail Park, Lincoln, LN6 7BH

12pm-1.30pm

On the day, you will be decorating two Kraft crackers using a variety of components such as stamps, pens, ribbons and tapes.

The workshop costs £1 and includes all materials required. This workshop is split into two sessions, 12-12:30pm and 1-1:30pm.

Workshop attendees must be 7 years or older to participate. All children must be supervised.

See more information about this make at blog.hobbycraft.co.uk

Warning: This workshop may involve the use of a hot glue gun, which can cause injury and paints which may stain clothing.

0330 0261122 www.blog.hobbycraft.co.uk/event/12-makes-of-christmas-cracker-decorating-workshop-52/

 

  • Macmillan Tree of lights at St Marks Shopping Centre, Lincoln

Join Macmillan and celebrate the lives of loved ones lost this Christmas at the Tree of Lights at St Marks Shopping Centre. There isn’t a day goes by when we do not miss our loved ones when for whatever reason they are no longer with us, but Christmas is a time when we miss them all the more. To remember them, Macmillan invites you to hang a message on their Christmas Tree located nearby Sharps at St Marks Shopping Centre, with a candle in a bucket. Come and enjoy choral music with a glass of mulled wine (non-alcoholic) as the tree is lit up with the messages of love during the evening.

www.stmarks-lincoln.co.uk

 

December 1st – 2nd

  • Christmas craft weekend at Museum of Lincolnshire Life, Burton Rd, Lincoln, LN1 3LY

10am-3pm

Come along to the Museum on Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd December and take part in our first Children’s Christmas Craft Weekend! Make a Christmas card and then post it in Lincolnshire’s oldest working post-box!

£3 per child, to include all materials, stamp, and envelope. Adult supervision is required.

www.facebook.com/events/251238418901758/

 

  • Feeling Festive Weekend at Tattershall Farm Park, Marsh Lane, Tattershall, LN4 4JR

10am

Father Christmas arrives in his new woodland grotto this weekend and will of course be joined by his helpers. There will be magic reindeer food, letters to Santa and photo opportunities around the farm, and a chance to sit in his sleigh too!

Usual farm park entry will apply (under 2’s are free), and tickets for Children to see Santa with a gift will be £5.

We’re offering reduced adult entry of £3.00 across the whole weekend, so bring friends, aunts, uncles, nans and grandads for a lovely and very Christmassy start to December

As well as meeting Santa, you’ll be able to make a fuss of the Reindeer that live permanently at our Farm Park and this weekend only we are delighted to be joined by various talents helping us to ‘get festive’ with Christmas music, singing and of naturally carols.

Watch this space for updates of the performers on the day, and join us for a festive feast served up from our very Christmassy Fodder Box menu (expect lots of Christmassy flavoured treats and hot chocolate as well as more traditional hog roast/ turkey and cranberry tasty treats too)

01526 348332 www.tattershallfarmpark.co.uk

 

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  • Lincolnshire Food and Gift Fair at The Showground, LN2 2NA

The Lincolnshire Food & Gift Fair is a festive weekend packed full of fun for all of the family. Now in its 18th year, it’s one of the biggest in the county – and it’s all indoors!

Join us on 1 & 2 December to shop unique gifts, handmade crafts and delicious treats with over 150 exhibitors and pick up everything you need for your Christmas celebrations.

Take children to visit Santa’s Workshop and enjoy storytelling, hands-on craft and baking activities.

The Lincolnshire Kitchen will be brought to life with top chefs and producers sharing their top tips to help you cook up a festive feast.

Experience all of this whilst enjoying live performances from a number of talented local choirs!

www.lincolnshireshowground.co.uk/

Hartsholme wreath making 2018

 

December 1st  2nd and 3rd

  • Wreathe Making Workshop at Hartsholme Country Park, Skellingthorpe Rd, Lincoln, LN6 0EY

10am to 12.30pm and 1.30pm to 4.00pm

Join the Rangers and try your hand at this traditional Christmas craft and make you very own wreath for your home. There is a charge To be Confirmed for this event and booking is essential. This activity is aimed at adults. Meet 10am and 1.30pm inside the Visitor Centre

01522 873735 email hartsholmecp@lincoln.gov.uk

December 1st – 7th

  • Christmas tree festival at All Saints Church, Branston

Refreshments available. 1st: 10am-4pm. 2nd: 1pm-4pm. 3rd-7th: 11am-3pm. Free entry, donations welcome.

01522 822620

December 1st – 21st

  • Christmas Present Trails at Cogglesford Mill, East Road. Sleaford, NG34 7EQ

Help Molly the Mill Mouse, Dora the Duck and Charlie the Crane find their lost presents. Each venue has its own family trail – so explore these fascinating places looking for clues before claiming your own Christmas gift. 50p per trail.

01529 413671 www.community.lincolnshire.gov.uk/CogglesfordWatermill/section.asp?catId=36570

December 2nd

  • Bird Watching For All – Hartsholme Country Park, Skellingthorpe Rd, Lincoln, LN6 0EY

10.30am to 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. Meet at 10.30 am outside the Visitor Centre.

01522 873735 email hartsholmecp@lincoln.gov.uk

  •  Christmas Extravaganza at Bishop Grosseteste University, Longdales Rd, LN1 3DY

10am and 2pm

Meet Santa in his Grotto! Receive a gift from Santa and his helping ELF! Post your letters to Santa in the North Pole! Watch our fun Christmassy Puppet Shows! Be amazed by our Magic Show! Learn how to juggle and much more in our Circus Workshop! Get your face painted for free! Get colouring at our Christmassy Colouring Table! Help colour in a Santa’s Grotto and an Igloo and possibly win them to take them home for free Plus Free Parking! (subject to availability)

Tickets are £6 per child or £20 for four children (children under 12 months and adults are free of charge)

Takes place in the Robert Hardy Building. For further information please contact Daisy Wedge

01522 585635 or events@bishopg.ac.uk

 

  • Flix in the stix – Nativity!

2.30pm The Franklin Hall, Halton Road, Spilsby, PE23 5LA

www.flixinthestix.co.uk

 

December 2nd and 16th

  • Thoresby Brass Band – Christmas Carols at Clumber Park, Worksop, S80 3AZ

11am-4pm

Feel festive this winter, with Christmas Carols in the Turning Yard! This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.

01909 544917 www.nationaltrust.org.uk/clumber-park

 

December 2nd 8th 9th 15th and 16th

  • Santa Paws at Rufford Abbey Country Park, Ollerton, Notts, NG22 9DF

10.30am – 3.30pm

Located in the Orangery

Treat your pooch to a festive experience with a difference.  Meet Santa Paws himself and each fur baby will receive a treat.

£5 per visit (a donation will be given to the local dog shelter)

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

 

December 3rd

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

10.30am-11.30am

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!)

01522 873894 www.lincolndrillhall.com

 

  • Messy Mornings at Lincoln Central Library, Free School Lane, Lincoln, LN2 1EZ

10.30am – 11.30am

No Booking required

Enjoy the creativity of messy play with your child without the mess in your home! For babies, toddlers and pre-school children.

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

 

  • Children’s Book Club at Lincoln Central Library, Free School Lane, Lincoln, LN2 1EZ

4pm-4.45pm Term time only

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

 

December 3rd – 9th 

  • Thanks to you, National Lottery at Lincoln Castle, Castle Hill, Lincoln, LN1 3AA

Lincoln Castle is proud to support the Heritage Lottery Fund’s #ThanksToYou campaign

From the 3rd to 9th December 2018 we will be offering one free Castle Day ticket for each Castle Day ticket purchased from our shop. Visitors will have chance to walk the medieval walls and explore the Victorian Prison. Visitors will have the opportunity to view a first edition of Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol on loan from the British Library, whilst the Magna Carta is currently off display for its annual conservation checks. Coinciding with Lincoln’s much-loved Christmas Market, it’s a great way of starting your festive celebrations.

Terms and Conditions:

All National Lottery games qualify for the #ThanksToYou campaign offer including both National Lottery draw-based games and National Lottery Scratch cards. Proof of purchase of a National Lottery game can be either a hard copy ticket or a digital ticket.

The #ThanksToYou campaign offer is only valid in the Lincoln Castle shop from the 3rd December to 9th December.

01522 554559 www.lincolncastle.com

 

December 3rd – 16th

  • Christmas at the Castle at Tattershall Castle, Sleaford Rd, Tattershall, Lincs, LN4 4LR

Looking for a new tradition this Christmastime? Kick start the festive period and join us for an alternative take on celebrating Christmas.

This year celebrates the senses; immerse yourself in a multi-sensory experience taking place throughout the Great Tower. See the front of the Castle lit up and experience new sights and smells that you wouldn’t normally associate with the inside of a medieval castle.

Adult £8 Child £4

01526 342543 www.nationaltrust.org.uk/tattershall-castle/whats-on

 

 

December 4th

Arboretum wreath making 2018

  • Wreath Making Workshop at Arboretum, Monks Road, Lincoln

10am to 12.30pm

Join the Rangers and try your hand at this traditional Christmas craft and make you very own wreath for your home. There is a charge To be Confirmed for this event and booking is essential. This activity is aimed at adults. The activity is taking place at the Café.

01522 873735 email hartsholmecp@lincoln.gov.uk

 

  • Christmas Tree Festival at Alford Manor House, West St, Alford, LN13 9HT

Open to the public on Tuesday 27th November, Friday 30th November, Tuesday 4th December and Friday 7th December from 10am – 4pm. We will have over 30 trees sponsored by local businesses and decorated by local schools, preschools and the many voluntary organisations in the town.

There is also another chance to view our wonderfully decorated Christmas Trees on Saturday 1st December when we are open from 10am to 3pm. We will have a range of stalls by local craftspeople in the Marquee. Our Tearoom and the Museum of Rural life are also open.

www.alfordmanorhouse.co.uk

December 5th

  • Rhyme Time at Lincoln Central Library, Free School Lane, Lincoln, LN2 1EZ

10.30am – 11.30am

Sessions incorporate a mix of songs, rhymes, rhythm and movement as well as providing the opportunity to share games, novelty books and toys.

Children are never too young to join the library, it is free and lots of fun! No booking required.

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

December 6th

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

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

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

 

  • Santa’s Little Helpers with Hartbeeps Lincoln at Fiskerton Village Hall, Lincoln, LN3 4HU

11am-1pm

We hope that you can join us at Fiskerton Village Hall on Thursday 6th December for a special festive themed session for all walkers and their younger siblings. We’ll be inviting you and your little ones to join us as we take a magical trip to Santa’s workshop where we’ll give the elves a hand in the kitchen (and maybe with a few other jobs whilst we’re there). After your session one of the lovely ladies from The Little Pottery Studio will be on hand to get you set up to enjoy painting something lovely and festive with your little one :) (please remember, as always that the cost of your pottery items is separate from that of your Hartbeeps session)

www.facebook.com/pg/hartbeepslincoln/events/?ref=page_internal

 

December 6th – 9th

  • The Burghley Christmas Fair at Burghley House, Peterborough, PE9 3JY

Our biggest ever Christmas Fair, will offer a unique opportunity to find perfect gifts in the beautiful Elizabethan surrounding of the Chestnut Courtyard and Brewhouse. Wander amongst the chalets, heated marquees and Fine Food Market and enjoy the perfect Christmas shopping opportunity in the festive surroundings of Burghley. The Fair runs from 9:30am – 4pm (3pm on Sunday).

Free entry. Parking £5 per car.

www.burghley.co.uk/events

 

December 6th – 10th 

  • Christmas market at Belvoir Castle, NG32 1PE

Christmas Market at the Engine Yard, running from 10am until 7pm, (Sunday 11am – 5pm, Monday 10am – 5pm).

01476 871001 www.belvoircastle.com/visiting-events/events/

December 7th

  • Lil Pacs – Arts and Crafts with Lou at LPAC, Brayford Pool, Lincoln, LN6 7TS

10am-11.30am

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

Friday Mornings in Zing Cafe Bar. FREE ENTRY

www.lpac.co.uk

 

  • Christmas Tree Festival at Alford Manor House, West St, Alford, LN13 9HT

Open to the public on Tuesday 27th November, Friday 30th November, Tuesday 4th December and Friday 7th December from 10am – 4pm. We will have over 30 trees sponsored by local businesses and decorated by local schools, preschools and the many voluntary organisations in the town.

There is also another chance to view our wonderfully decorated Christmas Trees on Saturday 1st December when we are open from 10am to 3pm. We will have a range of stalls by local craftspeople in the Marquee. Our Tearoom and the Museum of Rural life are also open.

www.alfordmanorhouse.co.uk

 

December 8th

  • Christmas Fayre at Bransby Horses, Bransby, LN1 2PH

11am-4pm

Shopping and craft stalls, face painting, Christmas carols, Santa’s Grotto, Mince pies and mulled wine. Donations welcome on entry.

01427 788464 www.bransbyhorses.co.uk

 

  • Worksop Community Gospel Choir at the Chapel at Clumber Park, Worksop, S80 3AZ

Worksop Community Gospel Choir will be performing in the Chapel of St. Mary the Virgin. This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.

2pm-3pm

01909 544917 www.nationaltrust.org.uk/clumber-park

 

  • Christmas party hosted by ARTventurers at Skellingthorpe Youth Hall, Lincoln Road, Skellingthorpe

10am-11.30am

Christmas Party with Caterpillar Music and Lollipops Face Painting and Glitter Body art) – Please note, this session will run 10-11.30am instead – face painting available for 3+ only. If you have any questions or would like to get in touch, please email me on jo@artventurers.co.uk

www.facebook.com/pg/ARTventurersLincolnWest/events/?ref=page_internal

 

  • Christmas Safari at Stourton Estates, Top Yard Farm, Baumber, Horncastle, LN9 5PB

This is a very special Christmas Safari!  You will you enjoy a ride on the Unimog around Stourton Estates through woodland and into the deer enclosure to see our herd of Red Deer.  A lovely experience for the whole family in the run up to Christmas plus you can also choose your own Christmas Tree to take home.

This is a great opportunity to get together and get up close and personal with our Red Deer before going to back to the farm to choose from a selection of beautiful premium Nordmann Fir Trees. There will also be a selection of hot drinks (complimentary tea/coffee with every tree purchase) as well as mince pies and cakes available, before heading home to decorate your tree.

These Christmas Safaris are very limited in number so booking is essential, they will last just under an hour. Infants under 2 are free of charge but must sit on knees.

www.stourtonestates.co.uk/product/events/deer-rut-safari-oct-12-term/?preview=true

 

  • Christmas Wreath Making at Hobbycraft, Valentine Retail Park, Lincoln, LN6 7BH

12pm-2.30pm

On the day, you will make a Christmas wreath using a variety of beautiful festive floral picks, the workshop costs £15 and includes all materials required.

This workshop is split into two sessions, 12-1pm and 1:30-2:30pm. To book your place please click here.

Workshop attendees must be 10 years or older to participate. All children must be supervised

See more information about this make at blog.hobbycraft.co.uk

Warning: This workshop involves the use of a hot glue gun and small sharp objects such as floral wire, which can cause injury.

0330 0261122 www.blog.hobbycraft.co.uk/event/12-makes-of-christmas-cracker-decorating-workshop-52/

 

  • Free family crafts at The Showroom, Tritton Road, Lincoln, LN6 7QY

Come and craft some festive spirit at The Showroom 1pm-3pm.

www.facebook.com/events/354634975304969

 December 8th – 9th

  • Christmas market at Heckington Windmill, Hale Road, NG34 9JW

Singing, stalls, demonstrations, bratwurst and gluhwein. Presents for children visiting Father Christmas. Mill opens 12-4pm Tea Rooms open 11-4

01526 833167 /www.heckingtonwindmill.org.uk

 

  • Christmas Tree Festival at St Mary’s Church Horncastle, LN9 5HW

Saturday 10am – 4pm Sunday 12pm – 4pm

“Big Christmas Carol Sing” at 3.30pm with Banovallum Junior Brass Band

www.southwoldsgroup.org.uk/christmas-tree-festival

 

December 9th

  • Festive Milling Day at Cogglesford Mill, East Road. Sleaford, NG34 7EQ

11am to 4pm

The mill will be rumbling into action for the last time this year. Join us for a festive milling day and enjoy a complementary mince pie and glass of sherry. Everything you need to get you in the festive mood!

01529 413671 www.community.lincolnshire.gov.uk/CogglesfordWatermill/section.asp?catId=36570

 

December 10th

  • Messy Mornings at Lincoln Central Library, Free School Lane, Lincoln, LN2 1EZ

10.30am – 11.30am

Enjoy the creativity of messy play with your child without the mess in your home! For babies, toddlers and pre-school children. No booking required.

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

 

  • Children’s Book Club at Lincoln Central Library, Free School Lane, Lincoln, LN2 1EZ

4pm-4.45pm Term time only

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

 

December 12th

  • Rhyme Time at Lincoln Central Library, Free School Lane, Lincoln, LN2 1EZ

10.30am – 11.30am

Sessions incorporate a mix of songs, rhymes, rhythm and movement as well as providing the opportunity to share games, novelty books and toys.

Children are never too young to join the library, it is free and lots of fun! No booking required.

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

 

December 12th – 24th      

  • Rapunzel at LPAC, Brayford Pool, Lincoln, LN6 7TS

Adapted from the original fairy tale, this magical musical play explores how the power of love can both blind us and help us see. And it’s also about the hair, that ridiculously long hair…

From the creative team behind last year’s enchanting Robin Hood & Maid Marian and performed by University of Lincoln’s graduating drama students, this is the ideal festive treat for the whole family.

Relaxed performance 21 Dec

Running Time: 2 hours (Inc. interval)

Age: 6+

www.lpac.co.uk

 

December 13th

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

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

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

 

  • Lantern parade in Lincoln from city square to castle hill 5pm-8pm

 

December 13th – 15th

  • Miracle on 34th Street at Terry O’ Toole Theatre, Moor Lane, North Hykeham, Lincoln,

13th and 14th one performance at 7pm. 15th December two performances at 2.30pm and 7pm

A Christmas classic, ‘Miracle on 34th Street’ is a heart-warming romance and comedy drama; the perfect treat to start the festive season!

Is Kris Kringle the real Santa Claus? Will young lawyer Fred Gayley win the heart of feisty Doris Walker? And will one little girl’s Christmas wish comes true?

ACTion is delighted to have been awarded very special permission to present this sparkling, stage version of the classic Christmas film.

Adapted by Mountain Community Theater of Ben Lomond, California

Produced by Special Arrangement with The Dramatic Publishing Company of Woodstock, Illinois

Based upon the 1947 Twentieth Century Fox motion picture ‘Miracle on 34th Street’

T: £10 C: £9 U18/S: £8 F[4]: £32

01522 883311 www.terryotooletheatre.org.uk

 

December 14th

  • Toddler Time at Hartsholme Country Park, Skellingthorpe Road, Lincoln, LN6 0EY

10am to 11am

Join Park Rangers and dress to get messy for seasonal activities for the under 5’s!! There is a charge of £2.50 per child for this event. All children must be accompanied by an adult. This activity is aimed at children aged 1 to 5 years. Meet at 10.00am outside the Visitor Centre,

01522 873735 email hartsholmecp@lincoln.gov.uk

 

Christmas Trail 2018

December 14th – 17th

  • Christmas Trail at Hartsholme Country Park, Skellingthorpe Road, Lincoln, LN6 0EY

12pm to 3pm

Join us to celebrate our favourite time of year Christmas! Explore Hartsholme Country Park by taking part in a festive themed trail. Solve the puzzles and complete the challenges to finally claim your sweet 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. Get your trail sheet anytime between 12.00pm and 3.00pm from the Visitor Centre.

01522 873735 email hartsholmecp@lincoln.gov.uk

 

December 15th

  • Make a ceramic hanging star decoration at Hobbycraft, Valentine Retail Park, Lincoln, LN6 7BH

12pm-2.30pm

Join our colleagues in your local store to decorate two ceramic hanging star decorations in partnership with Together for Short Lives.

On the day, you will be decorating two ceramic stars with a variety of components such as stamps, pens and stencils.

The workshop costs £2 (£1 will go to Together for Short Lives) and includes all materials required. This workshop is split into two sessions, 12-1pm and 1:30-2:30pm, to book your place please click here.

Together for Short Lives support children’s hospices all over the UK, providing care and support for children and families living with a life-limiting or life-threatening condition to enable them to have the best quality of life possible.

Workshop attendees must be 7 years or older to participate. All children must be supervised

See more information about this make at blog.hobbycraft.co.uk

Warning: This workshop may involve the use of a hot glue gun, which can cause injury and paints which may stain clothing.

Workshop Time: Please be aware that you may not fully complete your project within the designated workshop time.

0330 0261122 www.blog.hobbycraft.co.uk/event/12-makes-of-christmas-cracker-decorating-workshop-52/

 

 

  • Christmas films at Marshall’s Yard, Beaumont Street, Gainsborough, DN21 2NA

Wrap up warm and grab a hot chocolate before enjoying an afternoon of Christmas films on our big screen!

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  • Singing Princesses at Tattershall Farm Park, Marsh Lane, Tattershall, LN4 4JR

Come along to our Farm Park and join in with a Princess Sing-along

11.30 – 12.00 – Singalong with Anna & Elsa

12.00 – 12.45 – Meet the princesses

13.45 – 14.15 – Singalong with Belle and Tinkerbell

14.15 – 15.00 – Meet Beauty and Tinkerbell

Who knows, everyone’s favourite Snowman might make an appearance too.

Santa will also be in his Grotto this day between 11am – 2pm

01526 348332 www.tattershallfarmpark.co.uk

 

  • Ceremony of Carols at Lincoln Cathedral

2pm-3.30pm

Britten’s Ceremony of Carols returns to Lincoln Cathedral for another year.

A seasonal favourite as the Cathedral Choir performs Benjamin Britten’s Ceremony of Carols at 2pm in the Chapter House of Lincoln Cathedral. With Thea Butterworth as harpist. Under the direction of Jeffrey Makinson – Assistant Director of Music.

Tickets are £10 Adults and £5 for children under 14, including a glass of Gluhwein or squash and Christmas biscuits.

www.lincolncathedral.com

 

  • Festive truck pull and charity event at St Mark’s Square, Lincoln

11am – 3pm

The day’s festivities will include a tombola, as well as a Christmas themed traybakes and cupcakes competition… all entries will be judged by Santa himself! All traybakes and cupcakes will be on sale after judging.

Also on the day, Dave Johnson will be pulling a truck in fancy dress and doing a car dead lift!

All proceeds raised on the day will go to the charities; Salvation Army, Ethan Maul Foundation and Let Them Eat Cake.

www.stmarks-lincoln.co.uk

 

 

December 15th – 22nd

  • Lincoln Castle’s Christmas Emporium at Lincoln Castle, Castle Hill, Lincoln, LN1 3AA

A spectacular Victorian inspired Light Show will form the centre of this brand-new Christmas experience. Entitled ‘Marking Time’ and reflecting times past and present this extraordinary illumination and soundtrack will fill each evening with a sprinkling of Christmas magic.

Designed to delight visitors of all ages, the light show will be complimented by Christmas stalls offering unique arts, crafts, gifts and locally sourced food and drink. Including a cosy tipi bar and quality street food vendors, the Lincoln Castle Christmas Emporium creates the perfect setting to meet friends and family.

Access the Medieval Wall Walk at twilight each evening for truly spectacular evening views over the City. The breath-taking light show will be repeated through-out the evening, enabling you to stay as long as you like.

Don’t forget that Father Christmas will be here looking forward to receiving your Christmas wishes in this twilight experience that is designed to entertain visitors of all ages.

Times: 4pm – 10pm, Light Show: 5pm – 9pm

Admission: Adult £7.50, Concession £6.50, Child £5.00, Family £20.00, Annual Pass holders – FREE entry.

Each ticket for the Christmas Emporium allows the holder to access the event as many times during the 8 evenings as they wish, making sure nobody misses out on that perfect gift opportunity! *

* Terms and conditions apply

01522 554559 www.lincolncastle.com

 

December 16th

  • Christmas Market at Normanby Hall, DN15 9HU

10am-4pm

Fabulous Lincolnshire produce from more than 20 stalls, including craft beers, Lincolnshire poacher cheese and artisan chocolates. Handmade crafts. Cookery demonstrations from local chef Nigel Brown. Carol singing and music.

Please note, there is a £3 car parking charge to pay (or display your annual pass)

www.normanbyhall.co.uk

 

  • Lincoln Santa Fun Run. Uphill Lincoln. 11.30am start

 

  • La Nativite du Seigneur at the Cathedral, Lincoln

5.30pm-7pm

Join us for the annual performance of La Nativité du Seigneur Played on the world-renowned Father Willis Organ and performed by Lincoln Cathedral’s own Organist Laureate, Colin Walsh in the striking Nave of The Cathedral. The evening will consist of a series of meditations for the Organ whilst exploring the story of Christmas.

Tickets for this event will be £6 and are available from the Cathedral Shop, on the door or by clicking the button below. For Accessible seating please contact the Events Team on 01522 504394.

www.lincolncathedral.com

 

 December 17th

  • Messy Mornings at Lincoln Central Library, Free School Lane, Lincoln, LN2 1EZ

10.30am – 11.30am

Enjoy the creativity of messy play with your child without the mess in your home! For babies, toddlers and pre-school children. No booking required.

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

 

  • Children’s Book Club at Lincoln Central Library, Free School Lane, Lincoln, LN2 1EZ

4pm-4.45pm Term time only

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

 

December 17th – 19th  

  • A Christmas Carol at The Assembly Rooms, Bailgate, Lincoln, LN1 3AR

This winter, Charles Dickens’ classic ghost story is brought to life in a traditional production, complete with beautiful period costume, song, dance and a magnificent musical score. Join critically acclaimed Chapterhouse Theatre Company and see whether Scrooge’s frozen heart will melt in time for Christmas Day.

Doors will open at 6.30pm

Tickets will be sold by Lincoln Drill Hall Box Office in advance, up to 3hrs before each show. Our online sales will stop 24hrs before each show. Once our sales have ended customers will be able to purchase tickets on the door at the County Assembly Rooms each night, subject to availability.

01522 873894 www.lincolndrillhall.com

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December 17th – 31st

  • Penguins, penguins, penguins at LPAC, Brayford Pool, Lincoln, LN6 7TS

“Barry was a cold penguin….”

Born into the long nights of the Antarctic Winter, all Barry has ever known is snow, ice and cold. So when he learns that there are warmer places in the world, he sets out on a quest to find the summer sun. But things don’t quite go to plan!

A snowy adventure for ages 3 plus from the creative team behind BRRR! THE LOST POLAR BEAR and THE WINTER WHALE.

Tickets: £10 Adult // £8.50 child Family Ticket: £37 = £36*

*The Family Ticket offer is for 2 Adults & 2 Children only

Running Time: 50 mins (no interval)

Age: 3+

www.lpac.co.uk

 

December 19th

  • Rhyme Time at Lincoln Central Library, Free School Lane, Lincoln, LN2 1EZ

10.30am – 11.30am

Sessions incorporate a mix of songs, rhymes, rhythm and movement as well as providing the opportunity to share games, novelty books and toys.

Children are never too young to join the library, it is free and lots of fun! No booking required.

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

 

December 20th

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

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

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

 

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

4pm-5pm Drop in family fun!

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

 

December 21st

  • Christmas Jumper Walk at Bransby Horses, Bransby, LN1 2PH

11am-1.30pm

Join us for our Bransby Horses Christmas Jumper walk. Whether you’ve got that traditional Christmas jumper you love to wear year on year or are feeling a bit crafty and wish to make your own wacky jumper, everyone is welcome! Visit Santa’s Grotto as well, 12pm-2pm (£5 per child)

Walks suitable for everyone: 1km walk or 2.5km walk approx. (certificate on completion)

Prizes for: Best Christmas Jumper, Best Family Dress Up, Best Dog Dress Up, Mince Pie and a hot drink, to all taking part.

Suggested Donation £2 (paid on the day) Register your interest to events@bransbyhorses.co.uk

01427 788464 www.bransbyhorses.co.uk

 

December 21st and 22nd

  • Christmas Evenings at White Post Farm, Farnsfield, NG22 8HL

5pm-8pm

Ever wondered what the farm looks like at night? Well wonder no more! Come along and see the farm sparkling with Christmas lights and festive cheer, enjoy some Christmas crafts, head into the Winter Wonderland Walkthrough, meet our reindeer and, of course, visit Santa in his grotto. We top off the evening with our traditional nativity play which we welcome you all to join in with!

Tickets are £8.00 each, under 2’s are free! They are available to book online now, and remember spaces are limited so make sure you get your tickets booked as soon as you can!

01623 882977.www.whitepostfarm.co.uk

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December 22nd

  • Music with Mummy Christmas party at Skellingthorpe Community Centre, Lincoln, Rd, Skellingthorpe

9.45am – 11am Music with Mummy session (children up to 7 years)

11.30am – 1pm Jolly Babies (suitable for babies from birth)

£7 each £3 sibling

Music, dancing and lots of fun plus a special guest. Please contact me for more information and to book your space.

www.facebook.com/ebielbymwm

December 22nd – 30th

  • Christmas Adoption Star Spotting at Bransby Horses, Bransby, LN1 2PH

10am-3pm

Find the hidden pictures of the Adoption animals having fun at Christmas time around Bransby Horses for your chance to win a prize! Each week there will be one lucky winner who is chosen to win a special surprise. Entries can be purchased from the Gift Shop.

01427 788464 www.bransbyhorses.co.uk

December 29th

  • Lincoln Castle Explorers children and adults on the Autistic Spectrum at Lincoln Castle, Castle Hill, Lincoln, LN1 3AA

9am – 10am

The autism friendly event was fantastic and took a lot of worry and stress away. We are excited to go back on another autism friendly event

The team at Lincoln Castle have undergone Autism Awareness training and worked alongside Lincoln’s Parent Support Group PAACT who is affiliated to the Lincolnshire Autistic Society.

The Victorian Prison and Magna Carta experience will be adapted to create a more suitable environment for visitors with autism. Our Visit England Gold Accolade winning Front of House team will also be at hand to assist you throughout your visit.

If you require a moment away or a safe space, our education spaces will be available equipped with sensory toys.

The Langton’s Café team will be serving food and drink from 9.00am- 10.00am

Should you require any more information, please read our accessibility statement.

A brand-new Easy Read Guide, which is specifically designed for young children and adults with Autism to take on their way around the Castle, can be downloaded and as well as a Lincoln Castle Map to help navigate you around site. You can also hire Ear Defenders from the Lincoln Castle Shop.

The Lincoln Castle Day Ticket is valid for this event

01522 554559 www.lincolncastle.com

 

December 31st

  • Christmas Adoption Start Spotting, glitter tattoos and face painting at Bransby Horses, Bransby, LN1 2PH

Find the hidden pictures of the Adoption animals having fun at Christmas time around Bransby Horses for your chance to win a prize!

Each week there will be one lucky winner who is chosen to win a special surprise. Entries can be purchased from the Gift Shop. Join us for Face Painting and Glitter Tattoos at the Visitor Centre 10:30am-2:00pm (£3 per person)

01427 788464 www.bransbyhorses.co.uk

 

January 3rd – 4th

  • Football Holiday Clubs at Lincoln City FC, Sincil Bank.

​Each day, children can be dropped off from 8:30am and need to be collected by 5:00pm and we can guarantee that your child will take part in a wide range of games to entertain and hopefully go home with a smile.

8:30am to 9:00am –  Indoor/Outdoor Activities

9:00am to 12:30pm – Football Skills and Activities

12:30pm to 1:00pm – Lunch

1:00pm to 4:30pm – Football Tournaments

4:30pm to 5:00pm – Indoor Activities

Each child will receive a certificate of the day and depending on availability have a chance to meet the players (subject to player availability)

£15 per day

www.lcfcset.com/holiday-club

 

January 4th – 5th 

  • The Snowman at Lincoln Cathedral

This festive Christmas classic will be shown on the big screen in the Nave, lit to create a magical atmosphere. This heart-warming story will be accompanied by a live orchestra and soloists from Lincoln Cathedral Choir who will make the most of the incredible acoustics of the Cathedral to ensure an unforgettable experience for adults and children alike.

Screening Times:

Friday 4 January          1.30pm, 3pm, 7pm

Saturday 5 January     1.30pm, 3pm. 7pm

To book accessible seating please phone: 01522 561658

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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