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

Lincoln Knights' Trail

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

Don't miss the Lincoln Beach in City Square which is host to some of the Punch & Judy Festival in July. 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 make a family break to the city and countryside.

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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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Citywide

Lincoln Knights’ Trail

May 20, 2017 to September 3, 2017
All Day
Lincoln Knights’ Trail

FREE

Follow a trail of 36 Knight sculptures throughout Lincoln to mark 800 years since the Battle of Lincoln and the sealing of the Charter of the Forest.

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11-20 miles from Lincoln

Uncle Henry’s Maize Maze

July 22, 2017 to September 3, 2017
10:00am to 3:00pm
Uncle Henry’s
Uncle Henry’s Maize Maze

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

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Citywide

Lincoln Knights’ Central

July 22, 2017 to September 3, 2017
10:00am to 4:00pm
Lincoln Cornhill
Lincoln Knights’ Central

FREE

Take part in free kids' activities and buy official merchandise at the pop-up shop in Lincoln Cornhill for the Lincoln Knights' Trail.

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3-10 miles from Lincoln

Summer of Imagination

July 23, 2017 to September 3, 2017
11:00am to 4:30pm
Doddington Hall & Gardens
Summer of Imagination

A herd of galloping unicorns, a dragon's lair, talking trees, workshops, and artists make up an exciting summer programme at Doddington Hall & Gardens.

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High Street

Lincoln Beach

July 24, 2017 to September 3, 2017
10:00am to 4:00pm
Lincoln City Square
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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Cathedral Quarter

Jekyll and Hyde: The Musical

August 22, 2017 to September 1, 2017
All Day
Lincoln Cathedral
Jekyll and Hyde: The Musical

The Broadway bestseller ‘Jekyll and Hyde: the Musical’ comes to Lincoln Cathedral, exploring themes of good, evil, love, honour, family, life, death, and illness.

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From the blog

April 12, 2017

8 Fashion Trends to Discover in Lincoln During Summer 2017

8 Fashion Trends to Discover in Lincoln During Summer 2017

The Lincoln Fashion Week team took sponsors, retailers and bloggers to the 2017 London Fashion Week Festival. We asked Marketing student Leanne Broadhead to pick out the top trends seen on the catwalk and find where you can buy them on the High Street.

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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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July 6, 2016

Carole Beavis: the Doddington Dragon

Carole Beavis: the Doddington Dragon

Willow artist Carole Beavis will be creating a ‘dragon’ at Doddington Hall to greet visitors at the Gatehouse when they arrive for the biennial sculpture exhibition. How will the dragon turn out? It may well have a fiery mind of its own, explains Carole.

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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?

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