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11 Things To Do in Lincoln for Teenagers

Lincoln is a vibrant city with attractions for people of all ages. Check out Visit Lincoln’s top eleven things to do for teenagers in the city this summer.

1. The Engine Shed

This impressive entertainment venue on the University of Lincoln campus has hosted many famous names over the years including; Kings of Leon, Babyshambles, and Rizzlekicks. From rock gigs to The Cheese Festival, there’s something to appeal to all tastes.

2. The Venue

A high-tech digital cinema located on the Bishop Grosseteste University Campus that displays a mixture of mainstream and independent films. It is also home to the Lincoln Film Society and hosts regular theatre performances.


A world-renowned cinema in a stunning location, ODEON Lincoln is situated on the Brayford Waterfront and is host to Costa Coffee and a Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream shop for those mid-movie cravings. It boasts nine screens and showcases the latest blockbusters.

​4. Jump Inc

If you’ve procured a sudden burst of energy, there’s no better way to embrace your inner child than a day of trampolines and inflatable obstacle courses. Time to enjoy one of life’s greatest highs— natural adrenaline!

​5. Everyman Cinema

An upcoming addition to the Cornhill regeneration is the Everyman Cinema opening early 2020. Pop by for relaxed seating, hand-rolled pizzas and a private screening lounge. While the project may still be under construction as part of the Cornhill development project but is soon due to be finished, upon completion it will offer a luxury viewing experience for all to enjoy.

​6. Waterside Shopping Centre

This diverse shopping centre boasts two levels of well-known outlets such as The Bodyshop and Vision Express, to Office and Topshop. If you fancy a bite to eat, there’s a Burger King and Caffé Italiano for when all that retail therapy takes its toll. Additionally, the complex hosts regular artists’ and craft fairs on the last Saturday of the month from March to December, perfect for those in search of a unique gift.

7. High Street

The High Street has a wide and varied selection of big name retail outlets and independent shops. There are plenty of opportunities to grab a quick drink or bite to eat whilst shopping and, with just a short walk to all the city’s main attractions, it’s the perfect place to spend a day in Lincoln.

8. Paintballing Lincoln

If you would rather shoot your own foot than spend the day shopping, Paintballing Lincoln gives you exactly that opportunity. With five different game zones, you can have a thrilling day out AND prove yourself to be the superior sniper to your friends.

​9. Handmade Burger Co

After a hard day of paintballing, a rustic, delicious burger and chips is just what you need. Handmade Burger Co can provide a rustic burger with the freshest of ingredients too… I’m not salivating, you are!

10. GO Gelato

This creamy Italian Ice Cream parlour is perfect for a mid-shopping snack, or as a treat to round-off your trip. Choose from 24 delicious flavours, and wander up Steep Hill, ice cream in-hand, to finish off a day exploring the city.

​11. England Originals

Don’t have time to explore all of Lincoln’s attractions? Simply download the ‘England Originals’ app to experience them in Augmented Reality. ‘Portals’ will appear when you are close enough to an attraction, open them and step into a new world with the help of AR. The advanced technology and panoramic views give the experience an extra realistic touch. Or explore the whole city with a tabletop, pop-up city tour. This app is certainly an experience not to be missed!


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