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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Cultural Quarter

Lincoln Book Festival 2018

September 22, 2018 to September 29, 2018
6:15pm to 8:30pm
The Collection
Lincoln Book Festival 2018

Hear from acclaimed authors at The Collection and Lincoln Drill Hall in a fascinating series of talks promising revolutionary thinking from some of Britain's best known historians and historical fiction writers.

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3-10 miles from Lincoln

Bransby Horses Autumn Fayre

September 30, 2018
11:00am to 4:00pm
Bransby Horses
Bransby Horses Autumn Fayre

FREE

A fun filled day out for the whole family to celebrate Bransby's 50th anniversary, including riding demonstrations and parades, a dog show, retail stalls, and a BBQ with Pimms and Prosecco on offer.

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Citywide

Lincolnshire Day 2018

October 1, 2018
All Day
Castle Hill
Lincolnshire Day 2018

FREE

Celebrate all things Lincolnshire on the county's official day including events, free entry to attractions, and special offers.

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Cathedral Quarter

Outdoor Movie Night: Grease

October 6, 2018
5:00pm to 9:00pm
Bishop Grosseteste University
Outdoor Movie Night: Grease

Celebrate 40 years of Grease under the stars at Bishop Grosseteste University's outdoor movie night.

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Cathedral Quarter

Lincoln Sausage Festival 2018

October 13, 2018
10:00am to 5:00pm
Lincoln Castle
Lincoln Sausage Festival 2018

Celebrate all things sausage, including the famous Lincolnshire sausage, at the Lincoln Sausage Festival - in and around the Lincoln Castle grounds.

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Citywide

Lincoln Ghost Bus Tour

October 13, 2018
6:00pm to 7:00pm
Open-Top Sightseeing Bus Tour
Lincoln Ghost Bus Tour

£6

Be spooked and explore haunted Lincoln by open-top bus with a local ghost expert.

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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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May 2, 2018

100 Voices Trails Launched to Celebrate RAF Centenary

100 Voices Trails Launched to Celebrate RAF Centenary

Eight new walking and cycling trails across the city and county have launched for the summer of 2018 in celebration of the centenary of the RAF.

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