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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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21-30 miles from Lincoln, Villages & Countryside

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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City of Lincoln, Lincoln Suburbs

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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3-10 miles from Lincoln, Villages & Countryside

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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11-20 miles from Lincoln

50 Years of Children’s Books

May 4; 2019 to July 7; 2019
10:00am to 4:00pm
The National Centre for Craft and Design
50 Years of Children’s Books

FREE

An exhibition celebrating illustrator Quentin Blake’s 50-year partnership with author John Yeoman, at the National Centre for Craft & Design.

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3-10 miles from Lincoln, Villages & Countryside

British National Ploughing Championships & Country Festival

May 30; 2019
5:00pm to 6:00pm
Nocton
British National Ploughing Championships & Country Festival

Around 250 champion ploughmen and women from all over Britain compete in Lincolnshire over a two-day country festival.

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Lincoln Suburbs

Lincolnshire Show 2019

June 19; 2019 to June 20; 2019
8:00am to 6:00pm
Lincolnshire Showground
Lincolnshire Show 2019

A celebration of all things Lincolnshire including agriculture, heritage, food and drink, and aviation, celebrating the 150th anniversary of the Lincolnshire Agricultural Society in 2019.

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Cathedral Quarter

Medieval Mayhem 2019

June 22; 2019 to June 23; 2019
10:00am to 5:00pm
Lincoln Castle
Medieval Mayhem 2019

Join our knights and their horses as they battle for supremacy in a medieval tournament.

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High Street

Music in the Garden

June 22; 2019
11:00am to 4:00pm
St Marks Shopping Centre
Music in the Garden

FREE

Relax and enjoy free music performances in the garden at St Marks Shopping Centre.

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Cathedral Quarter

Chow Down Festival - June 2019

June 28; 2019 to June 30; 2019
11:00am to 10:00pm
Lincoln Castle
Chow Down Festival - June 2019

A summer weekender of independent street food, drinks, music and family-friendly activities in the grounds of Lincoln Castle.

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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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Cathedral Quarter, City of Lincoln

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, Villages & Countryside

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

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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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April 8, 2019

24 Hours in Lincoln on a Budget

24 Hours in Lincoln on a Budget

The Cathedral City of Lincoln: history, culture, great food and a fantastic atmosphere. The perfect place for a break – even on a budget.

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April 1, 2019

Autism Friendly Sessions at Lincoln Castle in 2019

Autism Friendly Sessions at Lincoln Castle in 2019

Young children with autism and their families can explore Lincoln Castle during an exclusive hour before opening hours during special Castle Explorers sessions.

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