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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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Villages & Countryside, 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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Villages & Countryside, 3-10 miles from Lincoln

Boultham Park

Boultham Park

Take a walk around Boultham Park's lake, play in the children's playground or enjoy the annual fair just south of Lincoln city centre.

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Villages & Countryside, 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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What's On
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Cultural Quarter

Museum of the Moon

March 2, 2019 to April 28, 2019
10:00am to 4:00pm
The Collection
Museum of the Moon

In the 50th anniversary year of the first man to walk on The Moon, experience the Museum of the Moon at The Collection museum in Lincoln with a space themed programme of events alongside.

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High Street

Lincoln Street Food Festival

March 28, 2019 to March 31, 2019
9:00am to 8:00pm
High Street
Lincoln Street Food Festival

FREE

Street food from around the world will be on offer on Lincoln High Street into the evening, with seating, a bar, and live music on Lincoln Cornhill.

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City of Lincoln

Discover Lincolnshire Weekend 2019

March 30, 2019 to March 31, 2019
All Day
Discover Lincolnshire Weekend 2019

FREE

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 - part of English Tourism Week.

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Cathedral Quarter

Alice in Wonderland at Lincoln Castle

April 6, 2019 to April 22, 2019
10:00am to 4:30pm
Lincoln Castle
Alice in Wonderland at Lincoln Castle

Follow the White Rabbit's Easter quest, play flamingo croquet, and solve the Mad Hatter's riddles at Lincoln Castle during the Easter holidays.

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Cathedral Quarter

St Barnabas Forget Me Nots

April 6, 2019 to April 21, 2019
10:00am to 5:30pm
Lincoln Castle
St Barnabas Forget Me Nots

FREE

A display of hand-crafted, iron Forget Me Not flowers in the grounds of Lincoln Castle, raising funds for St Barnabas Lincolnshire Hospice.

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Cultural Quarter

Journey to the Moon

April 9, 2019
10:00am to 3:30pm
The Collection
Journey to the Moon

A day of moon-themed creative activities at The Collection, inspired by Luke Jerram's Museum of the Moon exhibition.

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Places To Eat Or Drink
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City of Lincoln, 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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City of Lincoln, 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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Villages & Countryside, 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

January 31, 2019

Jump INC Opens Lincoln’s First Trampoline and Inflatable Theme Park

Jump INC Opens Lincoln’s First Trampoline and Inflatable Theme Park

Lincoln is jumping for joy as Jump Inc announce the long-awaited launch of the city’s first indoor trampoline park and inflatable soft play.

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November 22, 2018

5 Lincolnshire Holiday Cottages to Stay In with Your Dog

5 Lincolnshire Holiday Cottages to Stay In with Your Dog

Lincoln and Lincolnshire is home to lots of dog-friendly places to stay, where your pet will be just as welcome as you and your family are and you can enjoy visiting the area at your own pace.

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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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