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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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11-20 miles from Lincoln

Snowdrops and Winter Walk 2019

February 15, 2019 to March 10, 2019
11:00am to 4:00pm
Brightwater Gardens
Snowdrops and Winter Walk 2019

More than 100,000 snowdrops along with crocus and winter iris create a winter walk through the gardens and woodland of Brightwater Gardens.

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Cathedral Quarter

Worst Jobs in Victorian Britain

February 16, 2019 to February 24, 2019
3:30pm to 4:30pm
Lincoln Castle
Worst Jobs in Victorian Britain

Explore Lincoln Castle during February half term to meet a host of Victorians and learn about some of the vilest jobs in Britain.

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11-20 miles from Lincoln

Half Term Textiles Workshop

February 19, 2019
10:00am to 2:00pm
The National Centre for Craft and Design
Half Term Textiles Workshop

FREE

Create your very own woven artworks inspired by the textiles focused exhibitions at the National Centre for Craft and Design in a half-term family workshop.

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Cultural Quarter

Viking Explorers

February 19, 2019
10:00am to 3:30pm
The Collection
Viking Explorers

FREE

A day of family fun celebrating the Viking explorers who once lived in Lincoln at The Collection.

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City of Lincoln, Lincoln Suburbs

Chocks Away

February 20, 2019
10:00am to 3:00pm
International Bomber Command Centre
Chocks Away

FREE

Family activities at the International Bomber Command Centre for half term.

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Cultural Quarter

MineVention at The Collection

February 22, 2019 to February 24, 2019
10:00am to 6:00pm
The Collection
MineVention at The Collection

Minecraft-themed activity sessions at The Collection for Minecraft lovers of all ages.

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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 7, 2019

Health and Wellbeing Month at St Marks

Health and Wellbeing Month at St Marks

Start 2019 in a healthy way with St Marks Shopping Centre, working in partnership with several local businesses and Lincoln Mums, to offer a free series of health and wellbeing sessions throughout January.

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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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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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