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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3-10 miles from Lincoln

Bransby Horses

Bransby Horses

A rescue centre which is home to more than 350 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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3-10 miles from Lincoln

Doddington Hall & Gardens

Doddington Hall & Gardens

Doddington Hall is a privately owned fine late Elizabethan Mansion with stunning gardens, located just outside Lincoln.

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High Street

Lincoln Beach

July 22, 2017 to September 3, 2017
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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11-20 miles from Lincoln

Real Bread Week

February 25, 2018
11:00am to 4:00pm
Cogglesford Watermill
Real Bread Week

FREE

Celebrate Real Bread Week at Cogglesford Watermill in Sleaford with demonstrations on bread making using the mill's own flour.

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Citywide

Discover Lincolnshire Weekend 2018

March 24, 2018 to March 25, 2018
All Day
Discover Lincolnshire Weekend 2018

FREEOnly 2 places left!

Discover Lincolnshire in March with a weekend of free entry to many of Lincoln city and countryside's attractions, plus other free activities and special offers.

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11-20 miles from Lincoln

Cranwell Easter Egg Trail

March 30, 2018 to April 15, 2018
10:00am to 4:30pm
Cranwell Aviation Heritage Museum
Cranwell Easter Egg Trail

Visit Cranwell Aviation Heritage Museum to see if you can crack Charlie the Crane's Easter Egg Trail.

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11-20 miles from Lincoln

Sleaford Easter Trail

March 30, 2018 to April 15, 2018
11:00am to 4:00pm
Cogglesford Watermill
Sleaford Easter Trail

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

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Lincoln Suburbs

Countryside Lincs

April 8, 2018
10:00am to 4:00pm
Lincolnshire Showground
Countryside Lincs

Visit the Lincolnshire Showground for a fun-packed extravaganza all about food, farming and the countryside during the Easter holidays.

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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

June 21, 2017

‘Lincoln Loves Kids’ Launches for 2017 at Lincolnshire Show

‘Lincoln Loves Kids’ Launches for 2017 at Lincolnshire Show

The second 'Lincoln Loves Kids' brochure is launching at the Lincolnshire Show after the pilot project smashed its targets last year.

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October 21, 2016

Chris Jarvis: Family Days Out

Chris Jarvis: Family Days Out

CBeebies’ Chris Jarvis has been speaking to us about family days out, fresh from entertaining children in Lincoln at the Lincolnshire International Chamber Music Festival.

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August 5, 2016

Chris Jarvis: Chamber Music for Children

Chris Jarvis: Chamber Music for Children

The Lincolnshire International Chamber Music Festival includes two child-friendly performances, featuring CBeebies' Chris Jarvis as narrator. Chris told us about chamber music's benefits for kids and some of his own musical inspiration.

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