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2017 Events your quick guide to events in North Kesteven

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Thursday 16 February, 11am to 3pm

North Kesteven District Council offers something for visitors of all ages at its popular visitor attractions. These events are designed to help you discover these fascinating places. Cogglesford Mill Milling Days 12 9 14 11 9 13 10 8 12 10

March April May June July August September October November December

Welbourn Forge Dating from 1864, Welbourn Forge served the local community for over 100 years. You can still see the forge in action on the first Saturday of the month between 10am and 1pm. Contact 01400 272623 for more information.

FREE

Saturday 1 to Monday 17 April

50p

Family Fun Day…Exploring Sleaford’s Riverside

Molly & Floyd’s Easter Eggstravaganza!

From a working watermill to a wetland meadow, explore this historic riverside. Join Countrysidenk and Discovernk to discover rural crafts, nature trails and much more!

Cogglesford Watermill’s Molly the Mill Mouse is visiting Navigation House’s Floyd the Fish with Easter eggs but she has lost some along the way! Visit the Mill and Navigation House to collect your trail sheet and help Molly to find them before claiming your own Easter prize. 50p per trail.

Starts at Cogglesford Watermill. Entry is free however there may be charges for some activities.

Cogglesford Watermill and Navigation House

Saturday 18 & Sunday 19 March, 11am to 4.30pm

FREE

Discover Lincolnshire Weekend Venues will be celebrating Discover Lincolnshire Weekend showcasing everything that’s great about Lincolnshire. Come along and taste one of Lincolnshire’s most famous delicacies – Plum Bread – for free! Cogglesford Watermill, Navigation House and Cranwell Aviation Heritage Centre

Saturday 1 to Monday 17 April

50p

Chocks away for Charlie’s Chocolate Delivery! Charlie the Crane has been asked to deliver Easter eggs to the pioneering aviators in the exhibition but has mixed them all up! Come along and help Charlie to deliver his eggs before collecting your own chocolatey prize! 50p per trail. Cranwell Aviation Heritage Centre

Saturday 1 April to Sunday 24 September

FREE

Exhibition - High Flying Women – Pioneering Aviators

Sunday 14 May, 11am to 4.30pm

FREE

National Mills Weekend

Discover the incredible stories of women who fought against adversity to achieve aviation history. From world famous Amy Johnson to the Episcopal Priest’s wife who became a world class stunt pilot – come along and be inspired!

Cogglesford Watermill joins in with this national celebration as the mill rumbles into action, grinding the mill’s own stoneground flour. They will be joined by M H Preserves who will be offering tastes of their home made jams and chutneys and Greenfield Bakers who produce delicious bread using traditional wood fired ovens.

Cranwell Aviation Heritage Centre

Cogglesford Watermill

Please note that whilst every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the events listed above, some events may be subject to change.


Saturday 10 June 10am til 4pm

Sunday 25 June FREE

25th Birthday Party! Cranwell Aviation Heritage Centre first opened its doors to the public on 8 June 1992. Since then the centre has gone from strength to strength and is now a fully Accredited Museum with a passionate team of staff and volunteers. Come along and join us as we celebrate our 25th birthday and enjoy a slice of birthday cake!

FREE

Country Crafts Take part in traditional country crafts with Cogglesford Watermill. Try your hand at corn dolly making, willow weaving and more as we celebrate our rural heritage. Cogglesford Watermill

Sunday 9 July

A Guided History Walk – When in Sleaford Join local historian, Simon Pawley, for a guided walk along the recently installed ‘When in Sleaford’ history trail. The walk will visit some of the town’s most significant historical buildings and explore Sleaford’s fascinating heritage.

Once again all three venues will be taking part in the Heritage Open Days designed to encourage visitors to explore their local history and heritage. There will be a free fun family trail at each centre on both days and you can see Cogglesford Watermill in action on Sunday.

See what Molly & Floyd are getting up to over the summer holidays. Follow them as they take a trip along Sleaford’s Riverside discovering places to go and lots of fun to enjoy throughout the summer! For more information visit www.heartoflincs.com for more information. There is something for all the family to enjoy, whatever your age!

Saturday 30 September to Sunday 25 March 2018 Exhibition – Balloons over Lincolnshire… Lighter than Air An exhibition exploring the vital role airships and hot air balloons played during WWI and the involvement of the Lighter than Air Section at Cranwell. Cranwell Aviation Heritage Centre

For more information visit www.heartoflincs.com

Meet at Navigation House

17, 18 and 24, 25 June 2017

Heritage Open Days

FREE

The Adventures of Molly & Floyd FREE

FREE

Cogglesford Watermill, Navigation House and Cranwell Aviation Heritage Centre

Cranwell Aviation Heritage Centre

Sunday 11 June 10.30am

Saturday 9 & Sunday 10 September

FREE

International Museums on the Air

Sunday 27 August, 11am to 4pm

Tuesday 31 October, 6 to 7.30pm FREE

FREE

Halloween at Cogglesford Mill

Joining in with this national event, Cranwell Aviation Heritage Centre will once again host an amateur radio station to make contact with Museums from around the world. Find out what is going on in museums as far away as Norway!

Summer Fun An annual favourite, Cranwell Aviation Heritage Centre opens its doors for lots of aviation fun. Explore vintage RAF Fire Fighting engines, try your hand at kite flying and test your skills with our cunning trail!

Join in with lots of ghostly fun as this creaky old mill celebrates Halloween. Explore the mill and follow terrifying trails before settling down with some spooky stories. Fancy dress welcome, suitable for all ages.

Cranwell Aviation Heritage Centre

Cranwell Aviation Heritage Centre

Cogglesford Watermill

Please check with the venue beforehand. Please note that all children under 14 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.


explore • discover • experience

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Welbourn Forge 00

Address: East Road, Sleaford NG34 7EQ

58

A1

2 B12 0

Phone: 01400 272623 or 01529 308102

Cogglesford Mill

A15

0 19 B1

Address: The Green, High Street, Welbourn, Lincoln, LN5 0NW

Phone: 01529 413671

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A46

A1133

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A1

B1190

B1190

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178 B1

18 B1 8

A15

Haddington

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91 B11

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8

18 B1

A15

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A1

B1429

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B1395

A607

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19 B1

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Cranwell Aviation Heritage Centre

B12

89 B11

02

B12

Address: Heath Farm, Sleaford NG34 8QR

A17

B6

40

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A153

A52

A15

Phone: 01529 488490

Navigation House

East Heckington

A52

Address: Navigation Wharf, Carre Street, Sleaford, NG34 7TW Phone: 01529 305904

7

A60

B1178

01529 308102

discovernk@n-kesteven.gov.uk

@discover_nk

/heartoflincs

/discovernk

More attractions, accommodation and visitor information at

www.heartoflincs.com

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