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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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

A privately owned, fine late Elizabethan Mansion with stunning gardens, located just outside Lincoln, highlighting 400 years of unbroken family occupation and a delightful cafe, restaurant, farm shop, and more.

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11-20 miles from Lincoln

Historical Hall of Fame

March 30, 2018 to September 2, 2018
10:00am to 5:00pm
Gainsborough Old Hall
Historical Hall of Fame

A selection of iconic costumes from historical films and television in exhibition at the 15th century manor house Gainsborough Old Hall.

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Citywide

100 Voices Trails

May 5, 2018 to September 3, 2018
All Day
100 Voices Trails

FREE

Four walking and four cycling trails covering 100 stops around Lincoln and the surrounding countryside to commemorate 100 years of the RAF.

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Cathedral Quarter

Kingdom LEGO Brick Show

July 14, 2018 to September 2, 2018
11:00am to 5:00pm
Lincoln Castle
Kingdom LEGO Brick Show

An interactive show of sword and sorcery, a fantastical quest with dragons, a wizard and a Princesses, all created in LEGO bricks.

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3-10 miles from Lincoln, 11-20 miles from Lincoln, 21-30 miles from Lincoln

North Kesteven Walking Festival 2018

July 14, 2018 to July 28, 2018
All Day
North Kesteven Walking Festival 2018

Two weeks of walks showcasing the breathtaking scenery and fascinating places to visit across North Kesteven, south of Lincoln.

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11-20 miles from Lincoln

Hemswell 1940s Weekend

July 21, 2018 to July 22, 2018
10:00am to 5:00pm
Hemswell Antiques Centres
Hemswell 1940s Weekend

FREE

A fun weekend filled with nostalgia to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Royal Air Force at Hemswell Antiques Centres.

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High Street

Lincoln Beach

July 22, 2018 to September 2, 2018
10:00am to 4:00pm
Lincoln Cornhill
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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From the blog

May 10, 2018

Autism Friendly Sessions at Lincoln Castle in 2018

Autism Friendly Sessions at Lincoln Castle in 2018

Lincoln Castle has announced their 2018 Castle Explorers sessions: an exclusive hour before or after usual opening times for young children with autism and their families.

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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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May 21, 2013

See Peregrine Falcons at Lincoln Cathedral

See Peregrine Falcons at Lincoln Cathedral

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

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