Lincoln Loves Kids
Family-friendly activities and experiences

Events, festivals, activities, food, and drink for kids

Lincoln Loves Kids
Lincoln Loves Kids

Lincoln is known for its stunning heritage, famous foods, and of course a Steep Hill! But did you know that the city and surrounding countryside is packed full of great family day out experiences?

History hunters will love to discover over 1,000 years of ghastly tales and walk in the footsteps of past kings and conquerors.

For the budding stage and screen stars, dress up as your favourite movie characters, hear stories brought to life, and get messy in creative play sessions at Lincoln's venues.

There is nothing more fun than running through the trees, puddle jumping til your knees are soaking wet, or spotting your favourite animals on a nature trail.

Lincoln and Lincolnshire have a great range of family friendly restaurants, cafes, and eateries all offering comprehensive children's menus, speciality foods, and children's activties.

Plus, a packed programme of annual events will keep little ones entertained all year round. We've picked out our highlight events, exhibitions, and festivals for families below.


Read the Lincoln Loves Kids guide online, order one for free (postage applies), or pick up a free copy from the Lincoln Visitor Information Centre or other family venues across the area for advice from Lincoln Mums, money saving vouchers, and much more.

Things To Do
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21-30 miles from Lincoln

Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Visitor Centre

Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Visitor Centre

Experience Lincolnshire's aviation heritage at close quarters with a guided tour of the RAF's heritage aircraft hangar.

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3-10 miles from Lincoln

Bransby Horses

Bransby Horses

A rescue centre which is home to more than 400 horses, ponies, and donkeys ready for you to meet.

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11-20 miles from Lincoln

Cranwell Aviation Heritage Museum

Cranwell Aviation Heritage Museum

Discover the fascinating story of the historic Royal Air Force College Cranwell and become a pilot on the Jet Provost flight simulator.

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What's On
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11-20 miles from Lincoln

Historical Hall of Fame

March 30, 2018 to September 2, 2018
10:00am to 5:00pm
Gainsborough Old Hall
Historical Hall of Fame

A selection of iconic costumes from historical films and television in exhibition at the 15th century manor house Gainsborough Old Hall.

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Citywide

100 Voices Trails

May 5, 2018 to September 3, 2018
All Day
100 Voices Trails

FREE

Four walking and four cycling trails covering 100 stops around Lincoln and the surrounding countryside to commemorate 100 years of the RAF.

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Cathedral Quarter

Kingdom LEGO Brick Show

July 14, 2018 to September 2, 2018
11:00am to 5:00pm
Lincoln Castle
Kingdom LEGO Brick Show

An interactive show of sword and sorcery, a fantastical quest with dragons, a wizard and a Princesses, all created in LEGO bricks.

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11-20 miles from Lincoln

Uncle Henry’s Maize Maze 2018

July 21, 2018 to September 2, 2018
10:00am to 3:00pm
Uncle Henry’s
Uncle Henry’s Maize Maze 2018

Explore an amazing maze of maize at Uncle Henry's Farm this summer - perfect for young and old to enjoy.

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High Street

Lincoln Flight Central

July 23, 2018 to September 2, 2018
10:00am to 4:00pm
Cornhill Kiosk
Lincoln Flight Central

FREE

Take part in free kids' activities in the Lincoln Cornhill Kiosk, in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Royal Air Force.

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High Street

Lincoln Beach

July 23, 2018 to September 3, 2018
10:00am to 4:00pm
Lincoln Cornhill
Lincoln Beach

FREE

The beach comes to Lincoln city centre, complete with deckchairs, special appearances from Punch and Judy and of course lots of sand!

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Places To Eat Or Drink
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Lincoln Suburbs

Burton Road Chippy

Burton Road Chippy

Traditionally English and award-winning fish and chip restaurant found just a short walk from Lincoln's Cathedral Quarter.

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Cathedral Quarter

Curiositea

Curiositea

Curiositea is a quirky coffee shop situated in the heart of Bishop Grosseteste University campus. With an Alice in Wonderland theme, luxurious seating and an outside courtyard, this is the perfect place to relax and enjoy good food and drink.

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3-10 miles from Lincoln

Doddington Hall Café

Doddington Hall Café

The award winning farm shop and café at Doddington Hall serves great quality coffee, cakes and snacks. Breakfasts and lunches also served.

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Tips for Families

August 1, 2018

5 Things to Do in Lincoln for Visiting Football Fans

5 Things to Do in Lincoln for Visiting Football Fans

Lincoln has so much to offer, make sure you explore the whole city when visiting Sincil Bank Stadium. Here are our top five things to do when in the city.

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August 1, 2018

Lincoln Loves Kids 2018 Guide Launches

Lincoln Loves Kids 2018 Guide Launches

The latest 'Lincoln Loves Kids' brochure is launching just in time for the 2018 summer holidays.

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July 26, 2018

Free Summer Family Activities at St Marks

Free Summer Family Activities at St Marks

There are six weeks of free family fun at St Marks Shopping Centre on Thursdays through the summer holidays.

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