Celebrate all things Lincolnshire on the county's official day including events, free entry to attractions, and special offers.
Lincolnshire's official county day marks the anniversary of the Lincolnshire Rising, a revolt by Catholics against the establishment of the Church of England by Henry VIII on 1st October 1536.
Yellowbellies (born and bred in Lincolnshire) and those who have moved from the county to call it home celebrate the county's traditions, past and culture by dressing in yellow, while others holding local events and decorating their workplaces and homes with Lincolnshire flags.
To get involved, you can pick up your own Lincolnshire flags and merchandise at Lincoln Visitor Information Centre.
To celebrate Lincolnshire Day in Lincoln city and countryside on Monday 1st October 2018 there are some great activities to enjoy in Lincoln city and countryside:
- BBC Radio Lincolnshire
BBC Radio Lincolnshire presenter Amy Claridge will be working with Curry Jacks from Lincoln Central Market on Lincolnshire Day to create a Yellowbelly curry on City Square. She’ll be doing live inserts into Melvyn Prior's show between 10am and 1pm on the day.
- Branston Village Tour
A tour with the Society of Lincolnshire History and Archaeology (SLHA) of the Branston conservation area which will last around an hour and will explore the history of Branston from early times to the present day.
Meet outside Branston Cafe at 2pm.
- The Collection, Lincoln
A special, free guided tour of The Collection museum will take place at 2pm, especially for Lincolnshire. The tour will be themed on how the Anglo-Saxons and Vikings shaped Lincolnshire with the opportunity to handle real artefacts from historic Lincolnshire.
- The Cosy Club, Lincoln and Stamford
To celebrate Lincolnshire Day The Cosy Club are offering a special set menu of 2 courses for £10 or 3 courses for £15 at their Lincoln and Stamford restaurants from 12pm to 10pm on Monday 1st October. Visit The Cosy Club's website to see the menu and book a table.
- Hemswell Antiques Centres
For Lincolnshire Day Hemswell Antiques' coffee shop will be serving Lincolnshire Sausage & Mash with Onion Gravy for lunch from 12pm - 2:30pm. There is also a hot drink offer of any hot drink with a slice of Lincolnshire Plum Bread for £3.50 (served until 5pm).
- Langton's Cafe at Lincoln Castle, Lincoln
Celebrate Lincolnshire Day this year at Langton's to celebrate the best of the county's food and drink in one of its most iconic and historic venue. Visit at twilight for this exclusive evening offering Lincolnshire charm and delicacies for the price £35pp, including a welcome drink. See the Lincoln Castle website for menus and booking.
- Lincoln Castle, Lincoln
The grounds of Lincoln Castle are usually free to enter but, especially for Lincolnshire Day, a series of free guided tours will be available throughout the day. Entry to the Medieval Wall Walk, Victorian Prison, and Magna Carta Vault will be charged at the normal admission price.
- Lincoln Cathedral, Lincoln
Admission to Lincoln Cathedral will be free on Lincolnshire Day giving the chance to experience maybe the county's most iconic asset. Tours will be running on the day at a charge of £4pp, please book on arrival.
- Lincolnshire Showground
Together with children from different primary schools across Lincolnshire, the Lincolnshire Agricultural Society will celebrate the county with a day of hands-on and interactive activities at the Lincolnshire Showground all related to the county’s food, farming, aviation and heritage on Lincolnshire Day.
- Manor House Stables
The First World War museum at Manor House Stables will be open on Sunday 30th September for a special Lincolnshire Day opening including displays on the Women’s Land Army, the RAF and the Voluntary Aid Detachments – all with a local Lincolnshire connection.
On Lincolnshire Day itself there will be a day-long baking course including Lincolnshire Plumbread, Grantham Gingerbread, and other Lincolnshire recipes. See the Manor House Stables website for details.
- Medieval Tour of Lincoln
Take a walking tour with the Society of Lincolnshire History and Archaeology (SLHA) beginning at Castle Hill exploring the streets of Lincoln by the names which they bore in the medieval era, identifying the various markets and trades which were practiced in the medieval city.
The free tours depart at 11:30am and 2:30pm outside the Castle Hill car park. Approximately 90 minutes.
- Millside Wigwams
Book a break in these glamping pods in the south west of Lincolnshire on a beef and sheep farm on Lincolnshire Day or the following week to receive a Lincolnshire hamper when you arrive. In the hamper will be Welbourne's Bakery plum loaf, Oldershaws Brewery bottle of Newtons Drop beer, a box of Grantham gingerbreads, and a jar of Lincolnshire honey.
- New Theatre Royal
Make your plans for Christmas at Lincoln's oldest theatre with 20% off Panto at the New Theatre Royal on tickets bought on Lincolnshire Day. There is also a special discount for any backstage tours booked on Lincolnshire day with the code BACKSTAGE5: £5 instead of £12.
- Roman Tour of Lincoln
Take a walking tour with the Society of Lincolnshire History and Archaeology (SLHA) of the Roman upper city of Lincoln and its defences.
The free tours depart at 10:30am and 2pm by the well of St Paul in the Bail on Bailgate. Approximately 60 minutes.
- Welton Village Tour
A walk through 5,000 years of the history of Welton with the Society of Lincolnshire History and Archaeology (SLHA). Hear about the daily lives of the villagers, the connection with the RAF, and the important people who lived in the village.
Meet at the Lych gate to St Mary's church in Welton-by-Lincoln (LN3 3JJ) at 11am.