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Summer Holidays in Lincoln
Family activities, events, and festivals over the summer break

Don't miss the city centre beach, Punch & Judy shows, vehicle displays, and more

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Summer Holidays in Lincoln
Family activities, events, and festivals over the summer break

Don't miss the city centre beach, Punch & Judy shows, vehicle displays, and more

Summer Holidays

Summer Holidays in Lincoln
Family activities, events, and festivals over the summer break

Don't miss the city centre beach, Punch & Judy shows, vehicle displays, and more

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Lincoln is a great place for a family break or day out, with a vibrant programme of events and festivals through the summer holidays, and lots of family friendly things to do.

Don't miss the city centre Lincoln Beach which is host to Punch & Judy shows through the summer. And plenty of exciting things to do across the city perfect for the kids to get stuck into.

Stop off for a refresh or something to eat at family friendly restaurants, cafes, tea rooms, and ice cream parlours across the city.

And there are lots of family friendly places to stay across the city and countryside to help you plan a family break in Lincolnshire.

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21-30 miles from Lincoln, Villages & Countryside

Cliff Edge Cycle Hire

Cliff Edge Cycle Hire

Hire a bike for the whole family in Grantham's Wyndham Park for access to Belton House, Belvoir Castle, and the South Lincolnshire countryside.

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City of Lincoln, Lincoln Suburbs

Yarborough Leisure Centre

Yarborough Leisure Centre

Yarborough Leisure Centre offers extensive leisure facilities and activities for everyone - group exercise facilities, courts and pitches for hire, a gym, a swimming pool and more.

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Cultural Quarter, City of Lincoln

Lincoln Arboretum

Lincoln Arboretum

The Arboretum is a park of Grade II historical importance, containing beautiful gardens, lakes, fountains and a children's play area.

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Cathedral Quarter

Through the Looking-Glass Display

April 6; 2019 to August 9; 2019
10:00am to 5:00pm
Lincoln Castle
Through the Looking-Glass Display

Visit the Magna Carta Vault in Lincoln Castle to see a first edition of Lewis Carroll's 'Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There' on display, gifted to Alfred Lord Tennyson by Lewis Carrol for Christmas in 1871.

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Cultural Quarter

Dinosaur Encounter

July 13; 2019 to September 8; 2019
10:00am to 4:00pm
The Collection
Dinosaur Encounter

Be transported back in time to when dinosaurs ruled the land in this thrilling exhibition from London’s Natural History Museum, at The Collection museum in Lincoln.

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Cathedral Quarter, City of Lincoln

Guided Tours of Historic Uphill Lincoln

July 15; 2019 to July 21; 2019
2:00pm to 4:00pm
Castle Hill
Guided Tours of Historic Uphill Lincoln

FREE

Take part in free guided tours from the Society for Lincolnshire History and Archaeology through the historic streets of uphill Lincoln - especially for Enjoy Uphill Lincoln week.

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Cultural Quarter, City of Lincoln

CATS: the Musical

July 16; 2019 to July 21; 2019
7:30pm to 10:00pm
Lincoln Drill Hall
CATS: the Musical

The legendary musical phenomenon - one of the longest-running shows in West End and Broadway history - arrives at Lincoln Drill Hall. SOLD OUT.

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City of Lincoln, Villages & Countryside

Lincolnshire International Chamber Music Festival 2019

July 17; 2019 to July 21; 2019
All Day
Lincolnshire International Chamber Music Festival 2019

A festival of classical chamber music in unique Lincolnshire venues featuring international artists.

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11-20 miles from Lincoln, Villages & Countryside

Uncle Henry’s Maize Maze

July 20; 2019 to September 3; 2019
9:30am to 4:00pm
Uncle Henry’s
Uncle Henry’s Maize Maze

Explore an amazing maze of maize at Uncle Henry's Farm this summer - perfect for young and old to enjoy.

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From the blog

July 13, 2019

Track Down the Lincoln Dinosaurs

Track Down the Lincoln Dinosaurs

Follow dinosaur footprints across the streets of Lincoln this summer - if you dare - to find a must see exhibition at The Collection.

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July 1, 2019

Live Music in Lincolnshire During July

Live Music in Lincolnshire During July

Highlight musicLINK events in Lincolnshire during July includes choral music and organ recitals.

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May 21, 2019

See Peregrine Falcons at Lincoln Cathedral

See Peregrine Falcons at Lincoln Cathedral

Peregrine Falcons hatch most years from their nest on Lincoln Cathedral and you can see them for yourselves through the summer thanks to the RSPB.

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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?

Lincoln Loves Kids is a campaign between Visit Lincoln, Lincoln Mums, and Lincolnshire County Council Heritage Services to offer inspiration and practical suggestions for a family friendly to Lincoln.

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