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issue 5 • Easter 2013 • Lincoln & Newark

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Along with specialist Farmers’ Markets and Craft Markets held on the 2nd and last Saturday of every month

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welcome Welcome to the Easter edition of Molly’s Guide and a special welcome to our mums, dads and carers in Newark. We have a fun packed issue to start Spring with lots of ideas to help you with entertaining the family in the coming months. Molly’s Guide joined the John Hunt Nursery and Primary School on an educational trip to Gainsborough Old Hall. We have some great ideas from The Old Station Nursery on creative craft ideas for Easter and we launch details of the first Parenting Expo for Lincolnshire and Newark. We hope you enjoy our new look Molly’s Guide and look forward to bringing you five issues this year with an extra issue out on May 7, ahead of the May school holiday. We wish you and your families a wonderful Easter.

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contents... Molly’s News ...............................................4 Get crafty at Easter ..................................6 Stealthy Eating............................................8 Gainsborough Old Hall ....................... 10 Lincolnshire Flooring ............................ 12 REloved........................................................ 13 Aviation Heritage ................................... 14 Arty Pots ..................................................... 17 Parenting Expo ........................................ 18 Travel Games ............................................ 21 Education .................................................... 22 Lincoln College ........................................ 24 The Newark Academy ......................... 25 Enterprising Mums ................................ 26 Marshalls Yard.......................................... 27 The Drill Hall.............................................. 28 Daddy Day Care ...................................... 30 Activities...................................................... 33 Childcare & Nurseries .......................... 42 Children’s Parties ................................... 44 Clothing & Accessories ....................... 46 Mother & Baby ........................................ 48 What’s On .................................................. 52 Vouchers ..................................................... 67 TERMS & CONDITIONS ©2013

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EASTER SPORTS CAMPS Active youngsters in Lincoln and Newark can take part in fun-filled daily sports sessions during the Easter holidays.

Pictured above: Simon Mowbray, Marvin the mascot, and Stuart King

Lincoln-based Multi Sport Pro is running Easter holiday camps for five to 11-year-olds at North Hykeham, Cherry Willingham and Newark, for just £15 a day. Multi Sport Pro is run by Stuart King and Simon Mowbray, who set up the business after graduating from the University of Lincoln with BSc (Hons) in Sports Development and Coaching. Stuart explains: “The holiday camps are fun sporting sessions, with trained coaches who teach lots of different sports. Every day is a little bit different.

CHARITY BALL Put your glad rags on and help raise money for a worthy cause at the Children’s Cancer Charity Ball, which takes place at Jocosta’s, Moor Lane, Thorpe on the Hill on Saturday April 27, at 7pm.

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Parents can either book their children in for the full week or for one day.” The sessions start at 9am and run until 4pm, costing £15 per day. For parents who need to drop off earlier and pick up later, the camps will be open from 8am-5pm for an additional charge £5 charge. Multi Sport Pro also runs after school clubs and can offer individually designed birthday parties. Find out more at: 01522 241044 www.multisportpro.co.uk

Tickets cost £40 per person for a threecourse dinner, disco, live entertainment, charity auction and raffle. Money raised will go to CLIC Sargent, the charity for children and young people with cancer. Contact Claire Dixon on 07889 648009 to book.

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keeping you informed with local events and activities

GET FAMILY FIT

News in brief

If your family eats too many chocolate eggs this Easter, get them back on the straight and narrow by signing up to a free Family Fitness course.

Grow Your Own

Run by City of Lincoln Council and funded by NHS Lincolnshire, the 12-week course encourages families to get fitter through a combination of healthy eating and exercise. Healthy Lifestyle team leader Joanna Blackwell says: “To qualify, families must have at least one child aged eight or over. “The whole family attends the sessions, twice a week for 12 weeks. They take part in a range of different active sessions as well as looking at relevant issues such as healthy lunch box ideas. “We have been running the courses for three years and have had some excellent results.” New sessions start after the Easter holidays, at Birchwood and Yarborough Leisure Centres. Find out more at: 01522 873581 or visit www.get.active@lincoln.gov.uk

WIN-WIN SITUATION Adults and children are being offered a free try-itout squash and racketball session

Taster sessions are being run by WIN Squash and Racketball, a Lincolnshirebased coaching company. WIN founder, Nigel Jubbs, says: “Squash and racketball are great sports for children to learn. We run classes for three-year-olds and over, where the emphasis is on fun. We also run womenonly racketball sessions. “Over the past year, we’ve introduced 140 people to the sport. Come and try it for free and if you like it, join one of our regular sessions.” For more information – contact Nigel Jubbs 07535 694572

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With processed food in the headlines recently, teach your children about sustainable and healthy alternatives at the Natural World Centre, Whisby. The venue is running a Grow Your Own event until Sunday, March 24, with activities including organic vegetable growing, how to keep chickens and encouraging wildlife. www.naturalworldcentre.co.uk

Baby Fair Pick up some bargains – or sell items that your kids have outgrown or no longer need – at the baby fair taking place at North Kesteven Sports Centre, North Hykeham, on Sunday April 7, from 10am to 1pm. Admission: £1 adults, free entry for kids. www.littlestarsbabyfair.co.uk

Get away for Easter There’s still time to book your last-minute Easter holiday family getaway. For the best family-friendly options, either abroad or in the UK – all 100% financially protected – email local travel expert lisa.james @independenttravelexperts. co.uk with your requirements.

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Molly’s guide to... ...getting crafty at Easter With Easter fast approaching, The Old Station Nursery has a cracking craft activity that you can do with your children. The craft activity uses resources available around the house and easily bought from craft stores or in the craft isle of your local supermarket.

MARBLED EGGS Marbling is a wonderful art activity that offers instant enjoyment and satisfaction for all, a bit like glitter. With this activity we are making colourful decorated eggs that can sit in a basket or hang from an Easter tree.

WHAT YO U NEED.. . ½ dozen th oroughly hard boile d eggs A bowl of water Marbling in ks, availab le from craft shops

You simply drip a couple of drops of your chosen colour ink into the bowl of water and then holding the egg, dip the egg into the water. The ink sits on the top of the water and when the egg makes contact with the water the ink is drawn to the egg surface. You will need somewhere to dry them when they come out the water; we use two clothes pegs to balance them on while they dry. Top tip: do not add more than two colours to the water at any time as it tends to go brown and ensure that you change the water when you change the ink colour. If you fancy hanging your eggs from a tree, then simply superglue some ribbon to the top of the egg and leave over night. We chose to arrange ours in a basket.

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Getting your children to eat a good range of nutritious food is up there as one of the things that the majority of parents worry about the most.

...stealthy eating

From bad behaviour, lack of attention and obesity, we are all well aware of the problems that not eating properly brings. But as children develop a natural preference for the foods they enjoy the most, the challenge is to make healthy choices more appealing. Steve Quinn has managed to forge a successful business based on this approach. Previously a chef, he founded Cucina in 2005 after becoming disillusioned with the standard of school food during his job as an area manager covering 250 school kitchens. Jamie Oliver’s school dinner’s campaign had just been broadcast on channel 4, which aimed at getting decent food into Britain’s schools. The series helped raise awareness but it didn’t take off. Steve knew that to succeed, he needed to make school food fun and great-tasting while also being freshly-cooked.

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A guide to making healthy eating easier

by Tracey Davies

Cucina is now serving food within 42 schools Two of Mark’s favourite across England. Each school has its own ‘stealthy’ recipes... experienced chef who hand makes a range of healthy dinners on site and presents them Executive Chef, Mark Cartwright in attractive ways. Mark Cartwright is one of Cucina’s three Executive Chefs. He liaises with all the school chefs about which foods are the best sellers and any ideas they have to improve their menus. He said: “Our approach, which we call stealthy eating, has helped us more than double the uptake of school dinners in sites across England.

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“We serve good, honest food that every 1. Preheat the oven to 220oC child can relate to. Stealthy eating doesn’t / gas mark 7. 2. Lay the naan have to be about disguising healthy food. on a lined baki ng sheet. It’s just about making the recipes more 3. Spread the tomato pulp or interesting and fun and getting the children sauce over the naan. 4. Then spoon to try all the different tastes at least once. the drained m ushrooms on to and sprinkle w p ith the choppe “Stealthy eating is very fruit and d cheese. 5. Finally strew vegetable driven and packed with ing with the th yme leaves stripped from goodness, but we don’t like to make a the stalks. big issue about that in front of the 6. Cook in the oven children, although we do try to be time the cheese for about 5 minutes, by whi ch should be bubb honest with them about what goes into – be careful no ling and melte t to burn your d m ou their food. The more they like the food, th! the more they get to know about it and their knowledge increases.

“We have found that children are much more aware of food and are more adventurous than they were a few years ago.” So whether you choose to give stealthy eating a try or not, by encouraging healthy eating habits now, you can make a huge impact on your children’s lifelong relationship with food and give them the best opportunity to grow into healthy, confident adults. 0845 389 1320 www.cucina.co.uk

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Molly’s guide to... ...Gainsborough Old Hall Molly’s Guide recently joined the John Hunt Nursery & Primary School, on an educational visit to Gainsborough Old Hall, as part of the year 3 focus on the Tudors. “It is always a pleasure to join the children on a school trip��� says Sheelagh Stevens, mother of Scarlett 8 and Billy 5. “The fun begins as soon as the bus arrives outside the school. It’s wonderful for children today to be able to visit such fascinating places of great history as part of their education”. On arriving at Gainsborough Old Hall, we were met by our tour guides; Sean and Frances, (both dressed in clothing of the period) who talked us through the itinerary of the day. The tour of the Hall started in the Great Hall and the children were very excited to learn they would all have the chance to dress in period costume. Soon, both King Henry VIII and Queen Consort, Anne Boleyn, were alive, joined by jesters, jugglers and dancers.’

From dancing and juggling, to cooking and serving a banquet to the King, the children get into the swing of things with dressing up and joining in

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While getting into character I spotted Sean playing his Lute and a group of the boys dancing around him. The atmosphere was fabulous with all the children getting into role. King Henry happily stood for a picture alongside Queen Anne too!’

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Focusing on nursery & primary school education We toured the medieval kitchen where the children were told about how food was prepared for the family and guests of the Hall. They were shown how bread was made in the bread ovens and how an ox would be roasted over the spit. Artificial pies, eggs, fruit and vegetables too, added to the scene – so all the children could really understand how different life was for the Tudors.’ A visit to the Solar Room – the private chambers of Lord Thomas Burgh and his family was a highlight for me! Sean talked of how the Tudors would prepare comfortable living space. The children were particularly humoured by stories of toilet arrangements and how they would deal with their fleas… Ammonia, it would seem, had many uses! Prior to lunch, the children were given the opportunity to be involved in a themed banquet. King Henry took his place at the centre of the top table with other royal dignitaries permitted to sit at his side. The children were delighted to serve the King and his guests with a specially prepared feast of cooked swan, freshly baked bread, fruit, vegetables and pies. The visit concluded with a quiz and the children needed to find the answers to the questions by retracing their steps through the Hall. In their groups they really paid special attention to the furniture, fabrics and the wall hangings. Back on the coach and heading back to school, I asked the children if they had enjoyed their trip. They were full of energy and excitement and it was clear that the trip was a great success.

Want to find out more?... If you are interested in a visit to Gainsborough Old Hall, go to: www.gainsborougholdhall.co.uk

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Lincolnshire Flooring

...Lincolnshire’s premier independent flooring company

www.lincolnshireflooring.co.uk If you’re thinking about new flooring or carpets for your home or business you really should speak to Lincolnshire Flooring first. A family run business now into the third generation who has been trading in the City for over 45 years.

Graham Jefferson, managing director shares with Molly’s Guide, the recipe for their ongoing success ‘We are a team of like-minded people who pride ourselves on always delivering exceptional customer service – our mantra is ‘customer is king’ – our sales team are highly knowledgeable, who will always discuss, thoroughly, the needs of each individual customer – whether it be a replacement carpet in their home or a full business refurbishment’ ‘While most flooring companies employ subcontractors, Lincolnshire Flooring fitters are employed. They are uniformed and use liveried company vehicles, so you know you’re in safe hands.’ ‘We also offer a full site survey and measuring service, as well as disposal and recycling of old flooring and a comprehensive aftercare that is second-to-none. We will always fit around our clients busy schedules’

MD Graham Jefferson (right) welcomes the return of Sales Manager, Carl Williams

If you are unable to visit the spacious showroom on Outer Circle Road, our friendly team will provide home or business visits to ensure we advise and guide you through all aspects of your flooring selection. Outer Circle Road, Lincoln LN2 4HS Tel: 01522 524374

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Handcrafted & unique

REloved

Newark’s number one children’s boutique REloved is celebrating its first birthday this month. REloved opened last year selling pre-loved, designer children’s clothing, toys and books, and also stocks handcrafted and unique gifts, perfect for new babies, christenings and birthdays. Caroline Evans created REloved after hearing friends complain about what to do with the clothes that their children couldn’t wear anymore, but that still had so much life and love left in them. “I liked the idea of giving people the chance to earn extra money by having somewhere to sell their items on. We started selling handcrafted gifts to give local crafters the opportunity to showcase their talents,” added Caroline.

Children grow up so fast so we’ve always got new stock arriving. Lots of parents who shop with us say that their children have never dressed so well!

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...Aviation Heritage Exciting times lie ahead for our schools around the county following a new initiative implemented by the Arts Council of England and the Department for Education in October last year Aviation Heritage Lincolnshire, a partnership of ten key aviation sites in the county ranging from the Aviation Centre at East Kirkby to the Operations Room at RAF Digby, have been awarded £234,000 to promote our museums and visitor centres to schools and educational establishments in Lincolnshire. With this funding we are planning to install the very latest technology over the coming three years at all our locations, including group interactive and CGI media. In addition, the sites will be equipped with teaching aids such as electronic white boards to assist in classroom discussions. See wartime aircraft close up and let the children feel the emotions of the age. To help teachers plan for visits we have developed a nationally-recognised Teachers’ Pack website entitled Take Flight, which will assist in setting up trips to the centres as well as pre- and post visits, and also offer up various topics for use during the visits.

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The sky’s the limit for education have re-enactors and trained support staff on hand to make sure that the children get the most out of the day. Costumes will be available to enhance the experience of life in war-time Britain and some sites have recreated the 1940 classroom complete with sirens and ink pots to demonstrate what it was like before the computer age. To further encourage schools to participate in this three year project, schools will plan on visiting one of our sites at least once a year. We will be offering assistance in supporting the cost of transport. Twice a year there will be a competition draw for participating schools and the two prizes will be an all-expenses trip to the RAF National Museum at Cosford. Two lucky schools from the county are already planning their trips in March following the most recent draw in January.

If you want to do a multicentre visit in one day that can be arranged and we recommend the Visitor Centres at RAF Cranwell, RAF Digby or Thorpe Camp, which can cater for packed school lunches. Check out our attractions and read more about this exciting new addition to schools days out by visiting our website at www.aviationheritagelincolnshsire.com

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Arty Pots

With the Easter holidays just around the corner, Arty Pots offers parents the opportunity to try something different with their children. Since Maria Lawton-Spence opened it as a mobile business in February last year, it has now expanded into a shop hosting workshops and children’s parties. “I felt that there weren’t enough party ideas for primary aged children,” said Maria.

But it’s not just about kids...

“Children are very excited initially but once they start painting the pottery, the atmosphere becomes very calm and thoughtful.”

From workshops, pottery painting sessions, corporate events and even hen parties, Arty Pots has something for everyone.

We help you to create something that can last a lifetime.

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Relaxing, Creative Fun for everyone Easter Holidays Offer FREE STUDIO TIME from Tuesday 2nd to Friday 12th April

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parenting expo

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How many times do you hear people say the hardest job is being a parent? Whether you’re a first- time mum, pregnant or are facing the dreaded teenage year’s we can all do with a little advice and support at times.

There is a lot of information out there, which, at times, can be overwhelming. So let Parenting Expo take away the guess work. This fun and informative event will feature expert advice on a wealth of topics as well as offering a great range of innovative products relating to pregnancy, babies and children. Parenting Expo will provide a fun yet educational day out, supported by great family friendly facilities & free entertainment. Shopping, workshops, talks, demonstrations and children’s activities are all on hand under one roof. Pregnancy, nutrition, breast-feeding, childcare, sleep (or lack of!), weaning, schools, Internet safety, going back to work are just some of the topics Parenting Expo will be offering

advice on. What’s more all the workshops and talks will be free of charge. It will be a unique opportunity to meet other parents, discover ideas and valuable information all equipped to help make parenting a little easier. It’s not just for parents though. There will be a whole host of activities for children to keep them entertained. Plus we recognise that in this day and age parenting is not always left to Mum and Dad. So Grandparents, childminders and carers are welcome too! This is the first and only event of its kind in Lincolnshire so come in and join in the fun! For more details please contact info@mollysguide. co.uk – Telephone 01522 535068 And follow us at https://www.facebook.com/ ParentingExpo and Twitter @ParentingExpo

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Making travelling fun

travel games

Henry Ruddock, Chairman of Ruddocks of Lincoln, father of twins Sarah and John (7 ½ ) – talks to Molly’s Guide about travel games… ‘Once ‘I-Spy’,’ spot a blue car’ and ‘first one to see something green’ (doesn’t last long unless you’re sailing) have been exhausted, then your options shrivel to earplugs, shouting, or a travel game. Nil desperandum, there are plenty. Don’t neglect the basics – colouring and stickers – and it’s great to watch the colours matching the space as they grow older (I mean years, not minutes). Trivia and learning games score highly, especially for boys who love the competitive angle (most boys can turn anything into a competition), and one good one is ‘On the go’. Spend 10 seconds memorising the picture (them, not you) and despite avid scrutiny you can guarantee the first question is the one thing they hadn’t noticed (or maybe it’s just me). Quizonics do the same kind of thing. If you want to sneak in a bit of education masquerading as entertainment (would you be so devious?) then there’s lots of stuff on words, times tables, flags etc. Secret Scholar is one to look out for here. Travel games shouldn’t have too many bits. Apart from losing that vital piece (and it always is that one) you then have the gruesome prospect of finding it during the biennial (assuming that means every other year) valet of the back seat (but not so you can easily see) in the remains of a historic Smartie overlaid with the last few drops of a fruit shoot which has upended itself in the crack. Do you remember those annoying puzzles with 15 little squares which slid around until you made the picture? Or got the numbers in the right order. Apparently, I

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have recently learnt, around 10% of them never worked! This could not be said of ‘get the mouse to the cheese’, or ‘pirate ship to gold’. But they are still annoying. Crayola have travel packs – spiral, doodle – but Crayola is always good value, even with plain A4 paper (having tried other makes, we now stock only Crayola. It is just so much better). Play in the car CD? At around £7 it’s worth a try, with songs, stories and memory games (10 games in all). If you want to let the kids loose on your iPhone or Android device, you can fit it into a wee case that will let you play a Peppa Pig or Fireman Sam game, or others to choose from. There is also a Trivia Quiz game. Are you there yet? At least all of the above (I think) are well less than a tenner, except for the iPhone games (£11.99), so if they can help the journey pass quickly, then that has got to be good value. Enjoy your journey! Henry Ruddock Ruddocks of Lincoln, 287 High Street, Lincoln, LN2 1AW – Tel; 01522 528285 www.ruddocksoflincoln.co.uk

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The University of Lincoln School Newspaper Project will soon complete its 100th newspaper with a county primary or secondary school. The project aims to give school students the experience of being a real journalist and life in a busy newsroom, with the added bonus that all their work is professionally printed in a 16-page newspaper for their school. Since it started in 2009, dozens of schools and hundreds of pupils have taken part, learning the skills of a reporter, photographer, page designer and editor as they put together their own publication. The pupils work with a team of professional journalists and university undergraduates, who come to their school for the day and help them complete their own paper. The finished paper is then printed by project partners, Mortons of Horncastle, and up to 2000 copies are given to the school.

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Innovation in Lincolnshire schools The pupils all get a copy, and the rest are often distributed to the local community. Project leader and journalism lecturer, Tim Greenfield said: “This year will be a real milestone for us as we pass the 100th school mark. Last year was our most successful ever, with 40 schools taking part and we hope the project continues to be as popular in the coming years.”

Proud of their pages, school pupils show off their newspages after a newsday with journalism students

The project aims to raise awareness of local journalism, and also enables schools to showcase their work, and reach out to local communities. The papers are excellent way for students to complete work to a professional standard, and to work with experienced journalists in the process. Many schools use the day as part of enrichment activities. Over 120,000 newspapers have been printed since 2009 and schools from Scunthorpe to Spalding have taken part. Many schools take part year after year, and a few complete more than one newspaper each year. In addition, the university is able to offer schools or groups of schools the chance to have their newspaper day on the Brayford campus instead of in their own school. It means pupils can use the university’s fantastic facilities and learn about life at university too. “We didn’t imagine four years ago that the project would snowball as it has done, but it just shows in this age of tablets and smartphones, there is still a place for real newspapers. We have seen how much students treasure the newspapers, especially when their name is printed on the page – that experience is priceless.” If you would like to know about the project, please visit our website www. schoolnewspaper.co.uk or email Tim Greenfield at tgreenfield@lincoln.ac.uk.

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Lincoln College

...24+ advanced learning Have you considered going back to College but been put off by the costs? Have you wanted to retrain, but felt it was too much of a financial risk?

Well, a new initiative by the government will allow you to retrain with no upfront costs. Called 24+ Advanced Learning Loans, this scheme operates very similarly to the University loans system. In short, you take out a loan to pay for the costs of your course, and only start to pay it back when you have left your course and earn over £21k per year. Your household income isn’t taken into account, and there is no credit check. The amount you can borrow depends on your course, and the tuition fees - the money you borrow will be paid directly to the College on your behalf. The choice of courses that you can get a loan for is wide and includes A Levels, Level 3 and Level 4 Certificates and Diplomas plus Advanced and Higher Level Apprentices. These courses are available across a wide

variety of subject areas including business, accounting, construction, engineering, hair and beauty. In addition, you can also access a loan to study on the Access to Higher Education course: this course is an intensive course to get people prepared to study for a degree. The very first loan repayments will be made in April 2016 – and only then if you are earning over the £21k threshold. Your repayments are based on what you earn, not how much you borrowed. So for example, if you earn £22k, your monthly repayment will be £7. To find out more, please visit www.direct. gov.uk/advanced learning loans or www. lincolncollege.ac.uk/ 24_advanced_learning_ loans or contact Lincoln College on 01522 680680 or email enquiries@lincolncollege.ac.uk.

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The Newark Academy

looking to the future... Karine Jasper, the new principal of The Newark Academy explains her vision for the future. “I want The Newark Academy to be the first choice for students and parents in our catchment area. I want to stop the flow of young people leaving Newark every morning by making sure that everything they want and need from a school is available right on their doorstep. We are excited to be benefiting from a complete new build and are on schedule to move in 2015. Our physical surroundings are not our main focus though – how we teach, nurture and prepare our students for success in further study and the world of work is our primary concern. We were delighted to see our rise up the GCSE league tables published last month, and strive to climb even higher in the coming years. Outside of the classroom, we have started an exciting initiative to link with local businesses on enterprise activities.

We also continue to enhance our opportunities for extracurricular activities, such as our morning and afternoon study clubs and trips and visits. I firmly believe a close working relationship with parents and the community is crucial to the success of any school. I am always keen to meet and listen to parents of existing or prospective students. I feel honoured to be in the position to build on the solid foundation of The Newark Academy, and develop a school recognised beyond Balderton and Newark for excellence.” You can meet Karine Jasper, the new Principal, at local primary school parents’ evenings or alternatively please contact her on 01636 615000 or enquiries@thenewarkaca demy.co.uk to arrange a meeting.

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Molly’s guide to... ...enterprising mums CLAIRE DIXON

WENDY ROSS I first realised there was a huge gap in professional childcare provision when, the parents I worked with asked me why I couldn’t go home with them and continue supporting them in their own homes. When my own children were small, I was very lucky that I had the help of my mum, but many families move away, especially in the Lincolnshire area where there are lots of forces families. With over 35 years of childcare experience, working in many different and diverse settings, I decided to look at childcare from a different angle and find out what parents really want. I now provide nannies that care, can be called upon at short notice and for whatever time the family needs them for. I am also a breast feeding counsellor with a wealth of experience and offer a breast feeding package which I can deliver in the family home to an expectant mother and her supporters.

In October 2011 my sister and I set up Trewly Bella Baby Boutique. I found out immediately I was pregnant after nearly four years of trying. I was ecstatic, but wondered how I would manage a new baby, my two other children and a new business. The business had to take a back seat until that is…September 2012! I had started to have doubts about returning to my other job as a HR Manager. Luckily for me I was made redundant in February 2012 so the decision was made for me and I could really focus on the business and be at home with my daughter. I have lots of plans for Trewly Bella Baby Boutique; selling online, exhibiting at events as well as continuing to host parties. Organising charity events is another real love of mine and to date I have organised 13 ranging from Charity Balls to Fun days.

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Easter Egg-stravaganza! Saturday 30th March 2013 There’s lots of cracking Easter celebrations lined up at Marshall’s Yard this year! The Egg-citing fun packed weekend kicks off with the return of the Country Living market on Saturday [March 30] with over 20 stalls open from 9am selling food, crafts and more. The Gainsborough Lions will also be holding their popular Easter egg hunt again on Saturday with plenty of Easter treats available; this will be in addition to children’s TV showing on the Centre’s Big Screen and free face painting. In addition to this, Gainsborough Adventure Playground Association (GAPA) will be supporting the event by holding an Easter Egg Design Competition from 10am-2pm. Prizes will given out to the best designed eggs.

In celebration of Marshall’s Yard’s 6th Birthday, Saturday will be a fun packed day to suit all of the family. The ‘Bouncing Easter Bunny’ will be making an appearance to hand out free treats to all visitors. Alison Hall, Assistant Centre Manager at Marshalls Yard said: “There really is something for everyone happening throughout the weekend at Marshall’s Yard and on Easter Monday everything’s nice and normal at Marshall’s Yard…or is it? All I can say is you will be surprised...so make sure you pay us a visit from 10am.” For further information about Easter promotions and events as well as store opening times please visit the Marshall’s Yard website: www.marshallsyard.co.uk.

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Lincoln Drill Hall

...do you know the Drill? More and more people are discovering the family-friendly Lincoln Drill Hall. For example, every Monday morning during term-time, the Drill Hall hosts the Happy Monday Club in the Café Bar, a creative play session for under-fives, with music, dance, storytelling and crafts. It costs £3 per child and is free for accompanying adults. Marketing manager, Gavin Street, says: “Events such as the Happy Monday Club are becoming really popular, but we want to invite people who are yet to visit to check out the Café Bar at any time. It is a great place for families to pop in after they’ve been to the library or have been in town doing some shopping. “We have a healthy, delicious menu; comfy chairs; a toy area for little ones and often there is live music.” Plus: Did you know you can hire a room at the Drill Hall? Contact 01522 873891 for more details.

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Bunnies, overloading on chocolate and colouring in eggs - as if I only needed one reason not to love Easter

...Daddy Day Care

And sadly that number of seasonal irritants is growing as the marketeers of big firms think up new ways to celebrate this supposedly religious festival. I saw a ‘Traditional Easter Roast’ advertised by a supermarket the other day, like it has been happening for years - with a picture of a family getting together to feast on a horse pulled straight from the oven. Sorry I meant beef - don’t know how that got in there… However, there is one positive to Easter - Bank Holidays. I’m sure all parents of young children who read this will be appreciating that right now the weather is nearly up to a balmy 15 degrees, sunlight occasionally

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Joseph and George Charlton

pours like wine through the window and we can finally get our kids outdoors without fear of death by snowmageddon - the avalanche of warnings about snow and cold weather by the national media which results in empty shelves at the shops, heating turned up to tropical conditions and an inexplicable desire to buy a plastic shovel. I found the icy weather and snow we had this year utterly annoying. After day of making snowmen and throwing snowballs, that’s it, the snow is just sitting there. And once someone has retreated indoors that’s pretty much it until the snow disappears - which could be days. “I’m not coming over because of the snow.” “The football is cancelled because of the snow”, “We better not go out because of the snow....” etc, etc. In the end you find yourself sitting with your kids from 7am surrounded by Peppa Pig DVDs and playdough thinking somehow this will be enough to get through to bedtime in 12 hours’ time. At first it feels like a fun challenge everyone is cosy on the sofa, the snow is falling outside and even though its early February you see yourself as Bing Crosby in White Christmas, romantically enjoying being stranded with your family. By 9.30am, you feel like John Wayne in The Longest Day - wondering how you will lead your platoon to the relative safety of bath-time. So right now I see Easter, and springtime in general, as quite an exciting time, almost like a reawakening after the hibernation of winter. The boys can go out without six layers of clothes on and have a good run around. As they approach 4-years-old in the summer,

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the world is an increasingly interesting place - big cars, boats, animals, and so on. Once you’re out of the house there’s so much to see and do, time flies and it’s fun for everyone. So for that reason, Easter as a celebration of general egginess doesn’t excite me. We’ve still got chocolate left from Christmas, colouring in eggs just reminds me of a bald bloke I once knew who had a fetish for make-up and the Easter bunny is more ludicrous to explain than Father Christmas. “Yes boys, you know a jolly man in a red coat came down our chimney at Christmas and gave you presents? Well now a rabbit has spent the morning hiding chocolate in the garden… in the garden… yes…it’s perfectly normal behaviour.” And on that note, I’d like to say have a great Easter and appreciate getting outdoors again. Although knowing my luck it’ll be snowing.

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Arty Pots

01636 918155

Kinema in the Woods 01526 352166

Imageskool

07789 818204

Odeon Cinema – Lincoln Filmline 0871 22 44 007

7 Church Street, Newark NG24 1DT www.artypots.com Urban Aerosol Art

Janili Jo’s 01526 353440 Pottery Painting & Crafts Bainland Country Park, Horncastle Road, Woodhall Spa, Lincoln LN10 6UX www.janili.co.uk

BOXING Bracebridge Boxing Club 01522 523521 Ewart Street, Lincoln LN5 8QE www.bracebridgeboxingclub.com

Carl Greaves Boxing Academy

07709 451337

Coronation Rd, Woodhall Spa LN10 6QD www.kinemainthewoods.co.uk

Brayford Wharf North, Lincoln NG1 1YS www.odeon.co.uk

Odeon Cinema – Newark Filmline 0871 22 44 007 23, London Road, Newark NG24 1TN www.odeon.co.uk

Trinity Arts Centre

01427 676655

Trinity Street, Gainsborough, DN21 2AL www.trinityarts.co.uk

CRICKET

Inside Affordable Fitness, Unit 1, Farrar Close, Brunel Drive, Newark Industrial Estate, Newark NG24 2EG carlgreavespromotions.co.uk

Balderton Cricket Club 01636 610939

Newark Amateur Boxing Club

www.bracebridgeheath.play-cricket.com

01636 605708

49 Castlegate, Newark NG24 1BE www.newarkmartialarts.co.uk/boxing

CANOEING

www.balderton.intheteam.com

Bracebridge Heath Cricket Club

07508 027318

Coddington and 07836 549779 Winthorpe Cricket Club www.coddingtonandwinthorpecc.com

Lincoln Canoe Club

01522 685479

Collingham & District 01636 892921 Cricket Club

Newark Canoe Club

01522 824807

Hartsholme Cricket Club

Based at Brayford Pool, Lincoln www.lincolncanoeclub.co.uk

Based at Thurlby Lake, south of Lincoln www.newarkcanoeclub.org.uk

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01522 694770

www.hartsholme.play-cricket.com

Lindum Cricket Club www.lindumcc.co.uk

Nettleham Cricket Club

07725 203245

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Newark Cricket Club www.newarkcc.org.uk

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Velo Club Lincoln

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AJ’s School of Dance 01636 918347 26-32 Carter Gate, Newark NG24 1UB

Charlotte Hamilton School of Dance

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Danielle Rawlinson School Of Dance

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Hykeham School of Dance

01522 695710

St George’s Hall, Eastbrook Rd, Lincoln LN6 7ER www.hykehamdance.com

Inis Cara 01522 542810 School of Irish Dancing Janet Ashton School of Dancing

01522 302496

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Lincoln Dance Company 07905 127197 www.lincolndancecompany.com

Lincolnshire Dance

01522 522525

Lisa Hurst Dance

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Lyndsey Ellis School of Dance

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Nicola Withers School 07808 808505 Performing Arts www.nicolawithers.com

Sandy Gray School of Dancing

01526 398695

DRAMA & THEATRE Libby Battaglia School 01522 522525 of Performing Arts

The Dance Box, 8 Dixon Way, Lincoln LN6 7DG

www.sandygrayschoolofdancing.com

Liminal State Theatre 01522 802748

Step Pro Dance Tuition 01522 241044 – Multi Sport Pro

Lincoln Drill Hall

01522 873891

Lincoln Performing Arts Centre

01522 837600

www.liminalstatetheatre.co.uk

Every Tues at Fun Farm, N.Hykeham, Lincoln 4.30pm-5.30pm ages 4-11 Every Wednesday at Cherry Willingham Community College, Lincoln 5pm-6pm ages 4-11 www.multisportpro.co.uk

www.lincolndrillhall.com

Street Beat 01522 871139 Movement Academy

Clasketgate, Lincoln, LN2 1JJ www.lincolntheatreroyal.com

www.streetbeatma.co.uk

The Gemma Shaw School of Dancing

01400 273248

www.gemmashawschoolofdancing.co.uk

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Free School Lane, Town Centre, Lincoln LN2 1EY www.lpac.co.uk

Lincoln Theatre Royal 01522 519999

Nearly Instant Theatre Session

01636 658555

61 Albert Street, Newark NG24 4BB www.nearlyinstanttheatre.co.uk

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DRAMA & THEATRE cntd New Youth Theatre Lincoln

01522 787601

New Youth Theatre Newark

01522 787601

Rhubarb Theatre

01400 275133

Shooting Fish Theatre Company

01522 787080

The Terry O’Toole Theatre

01522 870251

Trinity Arts Centre

01427 675140

Bishop Grosseteste University College, Newport, Lincoln LN1 3DY www.newyouththeatre.co.uk/lincoln

Palace Theatre, Appletongate, Newark NG24 1JY www.newyouththeatre.co.uk/newark

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Find out more! Bishop Grosseteste University Lincoln LN1 3DY T (01522) 583703 E adventure@bishopg.ac.uk Web www.bgadventure.co.uk

www.rhubarbtheatre.co.uk

www.shooting-fish.co.uk

Moor Lane, North Hykeham, Lincoln LN6 9AX www.terryotooletheatre.org.uk Trinity St, Gainsborough DN21 2AL www.trinityarts.co.uk

FOOTBALL Active Soccer (Lincoln) 07703 021008 www.activesoccer.co.uk

Grove Rangers Junior Football Club Balderton Playing Field, Coronation Street, Balderton, Newark NG24 3BD

Junior Football Coaching

01522 695553

Multi-Sport Pro

01522 241044

Every Saturday morning Fun Farm, Stephenson Rd, Lincoln LN6 3QU www.funfarm.co.uk BG Futures, Bishop Grosseteste University College, Newport, Lincoln LN1 3DY http://multisportpro.co.uk/

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activities GOLF Crazy Daisy Golf

07812 347415

Lincs Mini Golf

07798 552 554

Daisy Made, Lincoln Road, Skellingthorpe, Lincoln LN6 5SA Pennells Garden Centre, Newark Rd, Lincoln www.lincsminigolf.co.uk

FOOTBALL cntd Off the Bench

01522 837293

Socatots

01636 892148

www.otblincs.org.uk

Football-based play for pre-school children www.socatots.com

Soccer Coaching Courses 0121 3821712

Wednes at the Priory City of Lincoln Academy Fridays at Magnus School Community Sports Centre, Newark

Synergy Sports 07540 606846 Coaching & Football Frenzy www.synergysportscoaching.co.uk

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GYMNASTICS CLUBS Castle Grove Gymnastics

01636 708510

Lincoln Gymnastics Centre

01522 509621

Lincoln Imps Trampoline Club

01522 510893

Bailey Road, Newark NG24 4EP

Unit 11, Saddler Road, Lincoln LN6 3RS www.lincolngymnasticsclub.co.uk

The Fun farm, Stephenson Road, North Hykeham, Lincoln LN6 3QU www.lincolnimpstrampolineclub.com

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activities GYMNASTICS CLUBS cntd Witham Hill Gymnastics 07964 045525 Unit 15, Cardinal Close, Newporte Business Park, Lincoln LN2 4SY www.withamhillgymnastics.co.uk

HOCKEY Lincoln Hockey Club

01522 873600

Yarborough Leisure Centre, Lincoln LN6 9AX

Newark Hockey Club 07793 539164 Magnus Community Sports Centre, Earp Avenue, Newark, NG24 4AB

Off the Bench – Street Hockey 01522 837293 Red Imps Bar, Sincil Bank, Lincoln www.otblincs.org.uk

MARTIAL ARTS Aikido Lincoln

01522 889620

Cherry Willingham Judo Club

01522 803597

Monson Street, Lincoln www.aikidolincoln.co.uk

Cherry Willingham Community School Croft Lane, Cherry Willingham, Lincoln LN3 4JP www.community.lincolnshire.gov.uk/ CherryWillinghamJudoClub

Eiryukan Aikido Lincoln 07925 188363 www.Eiryukan-Aikido.co.uk

Lincoln Karate Academy 07817 607190 www.lincolnkarateacademy.co.uk

Lincoln Kickboxing Academy

07900 932690

07989 116430

Lincoln Fight Factory, Unit 3, Vulcan Park, George Street, Lincoln LN5 8LG www.lincolnkba.co.uk

Cherry Elvin Riding Instructor

07971 421409

Lincoln Lowfields 07554 447718 Shukokai Karate Club

Newark Equestrian Centre

07714 182876

Oakhill Equestrian Centre

07901 654964

Park Riding School

01522 526168

HORSE RIDING Calder Farm Stables

Calder Road, Lincoln LN5 9BB

Balderton Lane, Coddington, Newark NG24 3BN

Oakhill Farm, Swinderby, Lincoln LN6 9QG Newland Street West, Lincoln LN1 1QE

Poppyfields Equestrian 07977 927770 Branston Rd, Heighington, Lincoln LN4 1QQ

Rednil Farm Riding Stables

01673 860548

Rednil Farm, Welton Green Lane, Lincoln LN2 3JE

Saxilby Riding School 01522 702240

40, High Street, Saxilby, Lincoln LN1 2HA

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Newark Freestyle Mixed Martial Arts

07903 666194

Newark Martial Arts Centre

01636 605708

S2C8 Martial Arts Centre

01522 543787

49 Castlegate, Newark NG24 1BE www.newarkmartialarts.co.uk

Dixon Court, Dixon St, Lincoln LN6 7DA www.s2c8.co.uk

SPORTS CENTRES Deans Sport & Leisure 01522 876373

Lincoln College, Monks Rd, Lincoln, LN2 5HQ www.deans-sport.co.uk

Grove Leisure Centre 01636 655780

London Rd, Balderton, Newark NG24 3AL www.newark-sherwooddc.gov.uk/glc/

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North Kesteven Sports Centre

01522 883311

Moor Lane, N.Hykeham, Lincoln LN6 9AX www.harpersfitness.co.uk/north-kesteven-centre

The Dome

01302 370777

Doncaster Lakeside, Bawtry Road, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, DN4 7PD www.the-dome.co.uk

The Showroom

01522 508377

Tritton Rd, Lincoln, LN6 7QY www.theshowroom.org.uk

Yarborough Leisure Centre 01522 873600 Riseholme Road, Lincoln LN1 3SP activenation.org.uk/leisure-centre/ yarborough-leisure-centre/

Grove Leisure Centre 01636 655780

London Rd, Balderton, Newark NG24 3AL www.newark-sherwooddc.gov.uk/glc/

Jubilee Park 01526 353478 Outdoor Swimming Pool Stixwould Rd, Woodhall Spa, LN10 6QH www.jubileeparkwoodhallspa.co.uk

North Kesteven Sports Centre

01522 883311

Moor lane, N.Hykeham, Lincoln LN6 9AX www.harpersfitness.co.uk/north-kesteven-centre

One-to-one Swim School 01522 721738 The Dome

01302 370777

Doncaster Lakeside, Bawtry Road, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, DN4 7PD www.the-dome.co.uk

SPORTS COACHING WIN Squash Coaching

SWIMMING

07968 968805

Synergy Sports Coaching 07540 606846 www.synergysportscoaching.co.uk

Yarborough Leisure Centre 01522 873600 Riseholme Road, Lincoln LN1 3SP activenation.org.uk/leisure-centre/ yarborough-leisure-centre/

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childcare & nurseries CHILDMINDERS & CRECHES Birchwood & Doddington Park LN6 Becky’s Childcare 01522 827125 Moonbeams Childcare 01522 874830 Sue Drakes Childminder 01522 859472 Bracebridge & Brant Road LN5 Gingerella’s Day Care 07753 823007 Happy Faces 01522 878083 Heather’s House 01522 723406 Pansy Potters Childcare 01522 889315 Puddle Ducks Day Care 01522 521740

Newark NG24 Caroline Ann Edis 07502 235564 Emma Louise Dodd 07891 472814 Firsthand Childcare 01636 671915 Hayley Emma Breslin 07850 968732 Kim Lorraine Scarbro 01636 705709 Lynda Margaret Davidson 07502 235564 Samantha Jane Rose 07716 112293 Serving Holy Trinity & Christ Church only

Sally Patricia Dawes Tracey Jane Smith

07725 889814 07876 563416

NURSERIES & DAY CARE

Cherry Willingham & Reepham LN3

Bracebridge & Brant Road LN5

Cherry Cherubs Kidz in Toe Laura Beale Looby Loo’s Childcare

Lincoln Central Children’s Centre

01522 595141 01522 808077 07712 813546 01522 753828

Heighington & Metheringham LN4 Little Angels Childcare 01526 322105 Sians Childcare 01522 850763 Skellingthorpe LN6 Buttercup Daycare

01522 801712

Uphill Lincoln LN1 & LN2 Angela Harrison 01673 866603 Brightstar Childminding 01522 800828 Cathedral Childminding 01522 568508 Little Cherubs

01522 870334

Little Miss Sunshine 01522 548403 Little Stars Childminding 07894 389964 Penny’s Childminding 07828 050215 Services Newark NG23 - Collingham Envisage Childcare 07583 209638

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01522 569511

Lincoln Central Chlidren’s Centre, St Andrew’s Close, Lincoln LN5 7XT

Portland Kindergarten 01522 528524 35 Tentercroft St, Lincoln, LN5 7DB

Rainbow Day Nursery 01522 722222 Children’s Centre

409 Brant Rd, Waddington, Lincoln LN5 9AL

Branston & Heighington LN4 Branston Community 01522 880420 Day Nursery Station Rd, Branston, Lincoln LN4 1LH

Glebe Farm Nursery 01522 575055

Glebe Farmhouse, Heighington Rd, Lincoln LN4 2RJ

Teddy Bears Day Nursery 01522 511505 91 Grantham Rd, Bracebridge Heath, Lincoln LN4 2LD

Cherry Willingham LN3 Cherry B Day Nursery 01522 807081 37 Church Lane, Cherry Willingham, Lincoln LN3 4AD

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North Hykeham & Skellingthorpe LN6 Angels Childcare

01522 705678

Kingsley Rd Lincoln LN6 3TA

98-100 Grange Crescent, Lincoln LN6 8DA

Fun Farm Day Nursery 01522 692338

Stephenson Rd, N.Hykeham, Lincoln LN6 3QU www.funfarm.co.uk

01522 691929

Woodbank, Skellingthorpe, Lincoln LN6 5UD www.pinfoldnursery.co.uk

YMCA Woodlands Daycare

01522 685499

Whitethorn Grove, Lincoln, LN6 OPF

Uphill Lincoln LN1 LN2 Carlton Day Nursery

29 Beacon Hill Rd, Newark NG24 2JH

Children 1st @ Newark 01636 611914

Bubbles Day Nursery 01522 692000

Pinfold Nursery

Beacon Hill Day Nursery 01636 704823

01522 787070

The Carlton Centre, Outer Circle Rd, Lincoln LN2 4WA

Muskham Road, Newark NG24 1DP

Fernwood Day Nursery 01636 701200 Rubys Ave, Fernwood, Newark NG24 3RS

Rainbow Day Nursery 01636 611603 Old Station Masters House, Great North Rd, Newark NG24 1BL

Serendipitys Nursery 01636 679050 52 London Rd, New Balderton, Newark NG24 3AH

Serendipitys Nursery 01636 613829 79, Appletongate, Newark, NG24 1LP

The Old Station Nursery 01636 706949 – Newark

Martin Forster House, Newark, NG24 1JY

Scampton Playmates 01522 731581 The Playhouse, Gibson Road, Scampton, Lincoln LN1 2TR

The Old Station Nursery 01522 533280

Elm House, Monks Road, Lincoln LN2 5HL www.theoldstationnursery.co.uk

The Old Station Nursery 01522 870111

The Marina, Brayford Pool, Lincoln LN1 1RD www.theoldstationnursery.co.uk

Newark NG23 Cherubs Day Nursery 01636 706525 Bathley Lane, North Muskham, Newark NG23 6HN

Newark NG24 Appleton Day Nursery 01636 613833 73 Appletongate, Newark NG24 1LN

Balderton Village Day Nursery

01636 704708

173 London Road, Balderton, Newark NG24 3BN

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children’s parties

Lincoln Bowl

01522 522059

Lincoln Superbowl

01522 541669

Gate 5, Lincolnshire Showground, Lincoln LN2 2NA

Valentine Road, Lincoln LN6 7BH www.lincolnsuperbowl.co.uk

Fun Farm & Lasertag 01522 695553

Lincs Mini Golf

07798 552554

Stephenson Rd, North Hykeham, Lincoln www.funfarm.co.uk

Pennels Garden Centre, Newark Road, Lincoln LN6 9NT

Gateway Park/ Brewers Fayre

Playzone

01522 539999

Rand Farm Park

01673 858904

The Natural World Centre

01522 688868

The Showroom

01522 508360

UK Superbowl

01636 554166

Woodside Wildlife & Falconry Park

01522 754280

ACTIVITY CENTRES Frontline Lasertag

01522 809028

01522 812420

Newark Rd, S. Hykeham, Lincoln LN6 9UJ

High Ropes Adventure 01673 842724 Linwood Warren, Legsby Road, Market Rasen LN8 3QT

Jolly Jungle

01636 613311

Leo’s Play Centre

01636 611122

Unit 4, Worktown, Northern Road, Newark NG24 2EU

Malt Park, Northgate, Newark NG24 1JN

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Cross St, Lincoln, LN5 8LD Rand, Lincoln LN8 5NJ www.randfarmpark.com

Whisby Nature Park, Moor Lane Thorpe on the Hill, Lincoln LN6 9BW www.naturalworldcentre.co.uk Tritton Rd, Lincoln, LN6 7QY www.theshowroom.org.uk/parties

69 Castle Gate, Newark, NG24 1BE

Newball, nr Langworth, Lincoln LN3 5DQ www.woodsidefalconry.com

CHILDREN’S ENTERTAINERS Acting the Party

0845 475 2115

Burger Bill – Magic Shows

07876 574313

Coasty Mobile Disco 07814 924790 & Karaoke Dr D’s Science Days

07866 875202

Eventsartist

07854 911447

www.drdssciencedays.co.uk www.eventsartists.com

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First Choice Magical Parties

01522 525353

www.magicalparties.co.uk

Flutterby Face Painting 0800 6126821 www.flutterbyfacepainting.co.uk

Mr Shineys Magic Children Parties

01472 815422

Party Giggles 07906 340555 – Character Mascots 07796 964089 Party Mascots 07428 197919 – Character Mascots www.partymascots-lincoln.co.uk

QL Discos

01522 875353

Squirts Fun Bus

07798 790869

Story Book Days

01522 752219

www.squirtsfunbus.co.uk

07890 545372

Mamma White’s Pancake Parlour

01636 704200

Pete the Music Man

01522 850912

Pets Cabin & Reptile Centre

01522 523630

40 Stodman Street, Newark NG24 1AW Music Parties

www.mrshiney.co.uk

www.qldiscos.co.uk

Lisa Hurst Dance Parties

142 Newark Road, Lincoln, LN5 8QF www.petscabin-lincoln.co.uk

Poppets Play Hire 01636 611753 & Character Lookalikes www.poppetsplayhire.co.uk

Sublime Science

www.storybookdays.co.uk

White Post Farm Centre 01623 882977

Mansfield Rd, Farnsfield, Notts NG22 8HL http://White Post Farm Centre

THEMED PARTIES

• Choice of workshops • Party meal in the Boardwalk Café

Antonia Jewelzparties 01507 585114 07411 634694

• Explore & play in the Little Darters Wildlife only Adventure £10 per head Area

www.jewelzparties.co.uk

Arty Pots

0845 5085387

www.sublimescience.com

01636 918155

7 Church Street, Newark NG24 1DT www.artypots.com

Bransby Horses

01427 788464

Daisy Made Dairy Ice Cream

01522 693757

Bransby , Lincoln LN1 2PH www.bransbyhorses.co.uk

The Natural World Centre

Whisby Nature Park, Moor Lane, Thorpe on the Hill T: 01522 688868 E: whisby@leisureconnection.co.uk

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Graffiti Parties

07789 818204

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Ever After

01522 541554

Gente Bella

01636 643733

Klogz Shoes

01522 880550

Masdings

01636 703502

Monsoon - Lincoln

01522 533811

Monsoon - Newark

01522 533811

Moonbeams

01636 700403

Mothercare

01522 521825

Next - Lincoln

0844 844 5508

Next - Newark

0844 844 5013

Primark

01522 527896

Preloved children’s clothes 13 Garmston Street, Lincoln, LN2 1HZ Designer children’s clothing Chain Lane, Newark NG24 1BF www.jollyclothes.co.uk 11, Newport, Lincoln LN1 3DE

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34 Stodman Street, Newark NG24 1AW uk.monsoon.co.uk Baby and toddler clothes 2 Paxton’s Court, Newark NG24 1DH www.moonbeamsofnewark.com

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Unit 7, St Mark’s Shopping Centre, Lincoln Unit 2, Valentine Retail Park, Valentine Rd, Lincoln LN6 7BH www.next.co.uk Unit 4, Northgate Retail Park, Newark, NG24 1GA www.next.co.uk

216-219 High Street, Lincoln LN2 1AA

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Reloved

07799 516179

Preloved designer children’s clothing, handcrafted & unique gifts 53, Stodman Street, Newark NG24 1AW www.relovedboutique.co.uk

Ruby Red Kids Boutique 01522 530007 Designer children’s clothing 27 The Strait, Lincoln, LN2 1JD www.rubyredkidsboutique.co.uk

Screaming Green

01522 567203

Sugar and Spice UK

01522 533466

Teeny Weeny Tutus

07930 951383

Eco-friendly clothing and accessories www.screaminggreen.co.uk Special occasion wear 368 High Street, Lincoln LN5 7RN www.sugarandspice.co.uk

Beautiful, hand made tutus, tailor made to suit any occasion www.facebook.com/TeenyWeenyTutus

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mother & baby ANTENATAL/PREGNANCY CLASSES Bloom in Birth

07912 497353

Covering Newark, Grantham & Sleaford areas www.facebook.com/BloomInBirth

Red Tent

07523 990310

Antenatal Classes, Breastfeeding/Postnatal Support & Baby Massage.

BABY SWIMMING Puddle Ducks

01949 831322

www.puddleducks.com

Water Babies

01636 671882

Water Sprites

07890 295216

www.watersprites.co.uk

PARENT & TODDLER GROUPS Please note: Molly’s Guide advises you to call & check that all details are correct before planning your visit.

Lincoln Bumps to Babies

01522 569511

Lincoln Central Children’s Centre, St Andrews Close, Lincoln LN5 7XT

Personalised music gifts for that special child in your life! • Music CD’s • Interactive CD-ROM Story Books • Singing Alarm Clocks • Singing Cuddly Toys • Name Poems • Growth Charts

tel: 01522 535068

01522 569511

BabyBells

07907 285128

http://www.peep.org.uk/section.asp?id=5 BabyBells is multi-sensory play session aimed at 0-18 months. The sessions introduce babies to toys that they will have endless fun with & will help improve sensory development, socialisation skills & mother-baby bonding.

Unit 3, The Green, Nettleham, Lincoln. Bassingham Village Hall/ Carlton Le Moorland Village Hall

Birthdays

SureStart Lincoln North Children’s Centre, Welbourn House, Welbourn Gardens, Ermine East, Lincoln LN2 2DD

Bracebridge Heath 01522 569511 Parent, Baby and Toddler Group Village Hall, behind The Bull Pub, Bracebridge Heath, Lincoln LN4 2LD

Chapel Lane Toddlers Group

Methodist Church Hall, Chapel Lane, North Hykeham, Lincoln LN6 9QZ

Chat & Chill

SureStart Lincoln Central Children’s Centre, St. Andrews Close, Lincoln LN5 7XT

Cheeky Monkeys

Fiskerton Village Hall, Fiskerton, Lincoln LN3 4HW

Dads Group

01522 569511

Lincoln Central Children’s Centre, St Andrews Close, Lincoln LN5 7XT

Diamond Kidz

Birchwood Community Hall (The Old Boiler House), Woodfield Ave, Birchwood, Lincoln LN6 0WE

Happy Monday Club 01522 873894

Lincoln Drill Hall, Freeschool Lane, Lincoln LN2 1EY www.lincolndrillhall.com

www.yournameinsong.co.uk 01526 321959

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PEEP Groups

Bassingham & Carlton-le-Moorland Toddler Group

Classes in Lincoln, Boston, Grantham & Newark. Infant swimming classes have never been as fun as with Puddle Ducks. Thousands of babies & children nationwide enjoy our small, structured swimming classes every week; developing from water babies into confident swimmers without even realising that they are learning to swim.

www.waterbabies.co.uk

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International Parents Group

Abbey Baptist Church, Croft St, Lincoln LN2 5AX

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mother & baby PARENT & TODDLER GROUPS cntd Jellybeans Music

01522 694093

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Saxilby Toddler Group

Saxilby Village Hall, Saxilby, Lincoln

N.Hykeham Children’s Centre, Ling Moor Primary School, Richmond Dr, N.Hykeham LN6 8QZ

Scothern Babies & Toddler Group

Jellybeans Music

Scramblers

01522 869541

Witham St Hughs Primary School, Muntjac Way, Witham St Hughs, LN6 9WF

Kangaroo Club Coffee Mornings

01522 721750

Waddington Children’s Centre, Redwood Dr, Brant Rd, Lincoln LN5 9BN

Lincoln Mamas and Papas Group

Scothern Meth. Chapel, Main St, Scothern Church Hall, Cherry Willingham, Lincoln LN3 4AB

Stepping Stones

Bracebridge Community Centre, Maple Street, Lincoln LN5 8QT

Sudbrooke Toddler Time

Village Hall, Sudbrooke, Lincoln

Baptist Church Parent & Toddler Group, behind Tradex, Monks Rd, Croft St, Lincoln LN2 5AX

Tiny Tigers

Lincoln Twins & More Club

01522 859296

Welton & Dunholme Toddlers 07940 745229

Little Ducklings

01522 869541

www.lincoln-twins.info/home Methodist Church Hall, Chapel Lane, North Hykeham, Lincoln LN6 9QZ

Little Gems

Central Methodist Church Hall, 123 High Street, Lincoln LN5 7PR

Little Stars

Bridge Church, 107-115 Newark Road, Lincoln LN5 8NQ

Lucky Ducks

Queen’s Park School, Lincoln

Our lady of Lincoln Toddlers

Our Lady of Lincoln School, Laughton Way, Lincoln LN2 2HE

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Bracebridge Community & Children’s Centre, Maple Street, Bracebridge, Lincoln

Reepham Rascals Parent, Baby and Toddler Group

Reepham & Cherry Willingham Village Hall, Hawthorn Rd, Reepham, Lincoln LN3 4DU

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Saxilby Meth. Church Hall, High St, Saxilby

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Dunholme Village Hall

Woodlings

The Woodcocks Function Room, Burton Lane End, Saxilby Rd, Lincoln LN1 2B

Young Parents Group

Sure Start. Lincoln Central, 84 Little Bargate St (off the High St), Lincoln LN5 8JL

Newark Christ Church Parents & Toddlers

Balderton Methodist Church, Main Street, Balderton, Newark NG24 3NN

Claypole Playgroup

07910 377338

Grove Pre-School and Playgroup

01636 671496

Village Hall, Main St, Claypole NG23 5BA www.claypoleplaygroup.org

Grove Youth Club, London Road, New Balderton, Newark NG24 3AJ

Mini Champs Toddler Group

Everyday Champions Centre, Jessops Close, Brunel Drive, Newark www.everydaychampions.org.uk

North Muskham Playgroup 07855 605806

Muskham Rural Community Centre, Nelson Lane, North Muskham, Newark NG23 6HL

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Meet at the Visitor Centre, Hartsholme Country Park, Skellingthorpe Road, LN6 0EY. As Part of the Discover Lincoln Weekend join Park Rangers for a guided walk to discover the history of Hartsholme Country Park. To book a place or find out more contact us on 01522 873 577 or email hartsholmecp@lincoln.gov.uk. Cost: £2

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Fun Farm, Stephenson Road, North Hykeham, Lincoln LN6 3QU. 01522 695553

www.funfarm.co.uk

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www.lincolnshire.gov.uk/visiting/museums/ museum-of-lincolnshire-life/

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Discover Lincoln Castle Garrison living history camp will demonstrate 15th Century life, with re-enactments of prisoners bringing their tales to life! Archery displays throughout the day. Guided tours 11am, 12pm, 1pm & 2pm. Falconry displays at 12.30pm & 2.30pm. Prison Tours 10.30am, 11.30am, 12.30pm, 1.30pm & 2.30pm Application for tickets – 01522 782040. Lincoln Castle, Castle Hill, Lincoln, LN1 3AA

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Rumpelstiltskin and the Wheel of Fortune – Terry O Toole Theatre. Saturday 16 March, 3pm

Using trademark puppets, music and storytelling, Widdershins aims to create gold on stage with this new version of the Grimm’s classic tale. Terry O Toole Theatre, North Kesteven Centre, Moor Lane, North Hykeham, Lincoln, LN6 9AX. 01522 883311. Age Guide: 4 years+. Tickets: £5 or Family ticket (4 seats) £18

www.terryotooletheatre.org.uk

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Annie – Newark Amateur Operatic Society Palace Theatre – Newark Tuesday 19th – Saturday 23rd March

7.30pm including 2.30pm Saturday Matinee In the depths of the 1930′s, Annie is a fiery young orphan girl who must live in a miserable orphanage run by the tyrannical Miss Hannigan. Her seemingly hopeless situation changes dramatically when she is selected to spend a short time at the residence of the wealthy munitions industrialist, Oliver Warbucks. £15.75, £14.75 conc., £48 family, £10.75 circle rows E to J. Appletongate, Newark NG24 1JY. 01636 655755

www.palacenewark.com

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Let’s Read at Idle Valley Wednesday 27th March running from 10-11.30 am Sessions for the under 5′s, capturing their imagination and engaging them with nature. Idle Valley Nature Reserve, North Road, Retford, DN22 8SG. Please call 01777 713945 to book.

www.nottinghamshirewildlife.org/naturereserves/idle-valley

MARCH 28th-APRIL 14th Easter Egg Trail Whisby Wildlife Trust Education Centre Daily from 28 March – 14 April

Caravan & Camping Park - Jubilee Park Friday 22nd March. Opens for 2013!

The popular Whisby Easter Egg Hunt is back! Crack the mystery & unscramble the mess the Whisby Easter Bunny has left. Prize for each completed trail leaflet, available from the Natural World Centre. Please note this is a self-guided trail & requires adult supervision. £1.50 per leaflet. Whisby Nature Park, Moor Lane, Thorpe on the Hill, Lincoln, LN6 9BW. 01522 696926

www.jubileeparkwoodhallspa.co.uk

www.naturalworldcentre.co.uk

Located just 5mins walk from Woodhall Spa village centre, Jubilee Park Caravan & Camping site is set amongst some of the most beautiful wood- land areas in Lincolnshire. And has a heated outdoor pool & paddling pool. Jubilee Park, Stixwould Road, Woodhall Spa, Lincoln, LN10 6QH. 01526 353478

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Spring has sprung and Barnsdale Gardens is simply bursting with colour- drifts of daffodils and hellebores, giant snowflakes, and blossom in the trees. This Easter, come and rediscover the magic of Barnsdale- there are 39 themed gardens, ponds and woodlands to explore and a friendly tearoom serving delicious light meals, hand-made cakes and cream teas. PLUS for children we have garden trails to follow and an egg hunt every day from Good Friday to Easter Monday. We’ve hidden special tokens all around the gardens- find just one and collect your FREE Easter egg! Garden admission: adults £6.50, concessions £5.50, children £2.50, families (up to 5) £16. Barnsdale Gardens, The Avenue, Exton, Oakham, Rutland, LE15 8AH. 01572 813200

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Easter Egg Hunt – Hartsholme Country Park Monday 29th March to Friday 1st April 2013

Take part in our Easter Egg Hunt around Hartsholme Country Park. 12pm to 3pm at the Visitor Centre, Hartsholme Country Park. Cost: £3.30. To book a place or find out more contact us on 01522 873 577 or emailhartsholmecp@lincoln.gov.uk

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MARCH 29th Fish Tank Youth Theatre – Lincoln Drill Hall Friday 29th March 2013, 7pm

Come along and see what the inventive minds of 6-11 year-olds have conjured up this time! Whatever it is, it’ll be entertaining...they might make you laugh or cry or maybe even a little bit scared. Who knows! It’s up to them…£3. Lincoln Drill Hall, Free School Lane, Lincoln, LN2 1EY. 01522 873894

www.lincolndrillhall.com

Storybook Days – The Hungry Caterpillar – Lincoln Drill Hall Saturday 30th March, 10am-11am

A Storytelling session for toddlers aged 2-5 using puppets and props. The Children will also make butterfly paintings, decorated butterfly biscuits and a caterpillar puppet as well as do some singing and movement! Children must be accompanied. Tickets £5 – limited places – accompanying adults for toddlers session free. Lincoln Drill Hall, Free School Lane, Lincoln, LN2 1EY. 01522 873894

www.lincolndrillhall.com

MARCH 30th Easter Eggstravaganza – Marshalls Yard Saturday 30th March

Fun and entertainment for all the family with our Easter Eggstravaganza. Bouncing Bunnies, Easter Egg Design Competition and the popular Easter Egg Hunt will be taking place from 10am. The relaunch of the Country Living Market will also assist in making this an enjoyable day out for all! Marshalls Yard, Beaumont Street, Gainsborough, DN21 2NA. 01427 810706

Storybook Days – A Squash and a Squeeze – Lincoln Drill Hall Saturday 30th March, 11.30am-12.30pm A storytelling session for children aged 4-7 (parents can drop off & collect at the end) with parachute & farm themed games, a chance to make animal cupcakes & finger puppets. £5. Lincoln Drill Hall, Free School Lane, Lincoln, LN2 1EY. 01522 873494

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MARCH 30th & 31st Easter Trails – The Workhouse Saturday 30th March, 12noon-4pm

Follow the special Easter egg trail and claim your own chocolate treat. £4. The Workhouse, Upton Road, Southwell, Notts, NG25 0PT. 01636 817260

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/theworkhouse

MARCH 31st & APRIL 1st Easter Eggs-ploration – Doddington Hall Sun 31st March & Mon 1st April, 1pm-5pm

On Easter Sunday Doddington Hall opens its muchloved Elizabethan family home to visitors for the new season. For children, the House includes its ‘Forgotten Room’ where fascinating objects from times past & recent are there to be handled, discussed & drawn. When the Gardens are open over Easter, the Elizabethan tourist attraction always has its fun and educational Easter Eggs-ploration for younger visitors! Inquisitive minds will thoroughly enjoy themselves. On Easter Sunday and Monday there will also be a Craft Fair in the Coach House. Admission: Family £26. Doddington Hall, Doddington, Lincoln. 01522 694308

www.doddingtonhall.com

Upcycle that old T-shirt – The Natural World Centre Monday 1st April, 10.30am Bring along a tired old T-shirt and revive it into a must have fashion item with paints, markers and anything else you can find! Whisby Nature Park, Moor Lane, Thorpe on the Hill, Lincoln LN6 9BW. 01522 688868

www.thenaturalworldcentre.co.uk

APRIL 2nd-5th Great British Bake Off – Fun Farm Holiday Club Lincoln Tuesday 2nd – Friday 5th April

Fun Farm Holiday Club, Stephenson Road, North Hykeham, Lincoln LN6 3QU. 01522 692338

www.funfarm.co.uk/nursery

APRIL 2nd Diddy Disco – Lincoln Drill Hall Tuesday 2nd April 2013, 10.30am-12.30pm

It’s time for a Festival disco dance session for little ones - a great opportunity for toddlers to express themselves & let off steam! All children must be accompanied (adults can get a free coffee in the Hall) & face painting is available in the Cafe Bar. £2. Lincoln Drill Hall, Free School, Lincoln, LN2 1EY. 01522 873894

www.lincolndrill.com

APRIL 3rd Music Makers – The Natural World Centre Wednesday 3rd April, 10.30am

Make your very own musical instrument using recycled items then create some rapping, recycling, rhythms in our own musical jamboree! Whisby Nature Park, Moor Lane, Thorpe on the Hill, Lincoln LN6 9BW. 01522 688868

www.thenaturalworldcentre.co.uk

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Heath Farm, North Rauceby, Sleaford. NG34 8QR T. 01529 488490 Discover the fascinating history of RAF Cranwell through artefacts, displays and exhibitions, including flight simulator and other interactive exhibits. Free Entry Open: 1 April to 31 October: 7 days per week 10am to 4.30pm. 1 November to 31 March: Sats & Suns only : 10am to 4pm

Navigation Wharf, Sleaford. NG34 7TW T. 07966 400634 or 01529 308102 Original canal company office. Hands on interactive exhibits and storyboards telling the story of life and trade on the River Slea. Free Entry Open: 1 April to 31 October: Mon to Frid: 12pm to 4pm, Sats, Suns & Bank Hols: 11am to 4.30pm. 1 November to 31 March: Sats & Suns only: 12pm to 4pm. East Road, Navenby, Lincoln. LN5 0EP T. Curator 07887 928733/Museum Office (open most Weds) 01522 811469 or NKDC tourism unit 01529 308102. Mrs Smith’s Cottage Museum is a preserved example of a simple, early Victorian, Lincolnshire cottage. Events, children’s activities. £2 per adult. Accompanied children under 16 free. Open: Various times throughout the year. Details on cottage website.

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Venture into our magical woods & discover what mystical creatures live there. Whisby Nature Park, Moor Lane, Thorpe on the Hill, Lincoln LN6 9BW. 01522 696926

www.thenaturalworldcentre.co.uk

Storybookdays - The Hungry Caterpillar Wednesday 3rd April

Come & join us for a day of caterpillars & butterflies, a great spring time themed book! Activities include making puppets, biscuits & fruit salad as well as creating a movement piece based on the story. Storybookdays, The Green, Nettleham, Lincoln, LN2 2 NR. 01522 752219/0770 878 466

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One windy night, a small boy finds himself swept up & away on an unforgettable journey with the wind. Flying through the air with the world so small below him, he feels big & when you’re big you can do anything at all! The show contains live music, shadow puppetry & movement. Back by popular demand. £6. Lincoln Drill Hall. Free School Lane, Lincoln, LN2 1EY. 01522 873894

www.lincolndrillhall.com

Family Barn Dance – Lincoln Drill Hall Wednesday 3rd April, 2.30pm-4.30pm

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The Hodgeheg, by Dick King-Smith, tells the tale of a little hedgehog Max, who goes on a quest across the busy road, in order to reach the park – there are many bumps & scrapes along the way. The morning will include making hedgehog cakes, creating our own animation & going on our very own hunting trip to the park! Suitable: 4-11 years. £14. Storybookdays, The Green, Nettleham, Lincoln, LN2 2NR. 01522 752219/07770 878 466

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The Flying Machine – Lincoln Drill Hall Thursday 4th April 2013, 11am-1.30pm

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Climb aboard the flying machine & get ready for an adventure. Be a member of the crew on a journey through the skies in this interactive theatre session, with lots of fun props for to play with. £6. Lincoln Drill Hall, Free School Lane, Lincoln LN2 1EY. 01522 873894

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Bushcraft Club – Whisby Wildlife Trust Education Centre Thursday 4 April, 11am-2pm (2nd of 5 sessions)

Learn the bushcraft arts of shelter building, fire lighting & much more. In our Woodland Classroom we will experience the woods as the seasons change. Whisby Education Centre, Whisby Nature Park, Moor Lane, Thorpe on the Hill, Lincs LN6 9BW. 01522 696926

APRIL 6th

Nearly New Baby Sale – North Kesteven Sports Centre Sunday 7th April, 10am-1pm Little Stars is hosting Lincoln’s first monthly, nearly-new baby sale. Adults: £1 Children: Free. Find out more or book a table www.littlestarsbabyfair.co.uk

APRIL 8th-12th Robin Hood & Maid Marion Week – Fun Farm Holiday Club Lincoln Monday 8th-Tuesday 12th April

Fun Farm Holiday Club, Fun Farm, Stephenson Road, North Hykeham, Lincoln LN6 3QU. 01522 692338

Junior Wardens: Magnificent Mammals – Whisby Wildlife Trust Education Centre Saturday 6th April, 10am-1pm

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Droppings, foot prints & pellets are all signs of mammals, but how much do we really know about mammals? Find out in a morning of magnificent mammal mayhem. Whisby Wildlife Trust Education Centre, Whisby Nature Park, Moor Lane, Thorpe on the Hill LN6 9BW. 01522 696926

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Stained Glass – The Easy Way – The Natural World Centre Monday 8th April, 10.30am

Using sweet papers and glass paints, transform an old jam jar into a tealight holder, a pen pot, a flower vase…the list is endless! The Natural World Centre, Whisby Nature Park, Moor Lane, Thorpe-on-the-Hill, Lincoln LN6 9BW. 01522 688868

www.naturalworldcentre.co.uk

Paint a Pot and Plant a Seed – The Natural World Centre Wednesday 10th April, 10.30am

Decorate a plant pot using paint, old buttons & anything you can think of to create a personalised container ready to plant with seed – then watch your plant grow! The Natural World Centre, Whisby Nature Park, Moor lane, Thorpe-on-the-Hill, Lincoln LN6 9BW. 01522 688868

www.naturalworldcentre.co.uk

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Rumpelstiltskin – Lincoln Performing Arts Centre Wednesday 10th April 2013, 3pm

Bushcraft – Sherwood Forest Tuesday 9th April, 10am-3pm

Learn shelter building and fire lighting techniques & have a go at a forest craft. For families with children 6+. £12.50pp. Sherwood Forest, Edwinstowe, Notts, NG21 9JL Booking is essential on 01623 821459 or email karina.thornton@forestry.gov.uk

Bottle Rockets – Hartsholme Country Park Tuesday 9th April, 1pm to 3pm

Make your own bottle rocket & watch it launch! £3.40. E mail hartsholmecp@lincoln.gov.uk. Hartsholme Country Park, Skellingthorpe Rd, LN6 0EY. 01522 873 577

www.hartsholmecountrypark.com/default.html

Hiccup Theatre spin live music, puppetry & mischievous storytelling into a sneaky, cheeky Easter Holiday treat. Follow the troubled miller’s daughter as she tries to outwit the greatest trickster of them all. Straw turns to gold, magic & mayhem are in the air. Before the sun rises will our brave heroine be able to solve the riddle & save the day or will rotten Rumpel double-cross her once & for all? Age: 5+. Tickets: £10/£8 Conc. £25 family ticket (4 people, max 2 adults). Lincoln Performing Arts Centre, University of Lincoln, Brayford Pool, Lincoln LN6 7TS. 01522 837600

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APRIL 13th Childhood Revisited – Museum of Lincolnshire Life Sat 13th & Sun 14th April , 10am-4pm, last admission 3.30pm

A nostalgic look at childhood, as you travel back to times gone by, with an interactive Victorian Classroom experience, War-time Evacuee demonstrations, childhood fashions, games and toys to touch and handle, and the traditional sweetshop will once again open up its doors with all those mouth-watering favourites. Admission Free. Museum of Lincolnshire Life, Burton Road, Lincoln, LN1 3LY. 01522 782040

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Wildlife Watch and Wildlife Explorers – Whisby Wildlife Trust Education Saturday 13th April, 10am-12.30pm

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Although mammals are a well-known group & we as humans belong to it, how much do we really know? Join us to find out more. Whisby Wildlife Trust Education Centre, Whisby Nature Park, Moor Lane, Thorpe-on-the Hill, Lincoln LN6 9BW. 01522 696926

Nature Crafts Day – The Workhouse Sat 13th Sun 14th April, 12noon-3pm

Get your hands dirty building a bug hotel, designing a dream catcher or planting seeds on these family-focused craft days. £3 a day. The Workhouse, Upton Road, Southwell, Notts, NG25 0PT. 01636 817260

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APRIL 14th Family Fun at Idle Valley Sunday 14th April – running from 10.30-12pm

Enjoy some quality family time, wildlife games and exciting activities! Idle Valley Nature Reserve, North Road, Retford, DN22 8SG. 01777 713945

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The Fisherman and the Pearl (Lempen Puppets) – Terry O Toole Theatre Saturday 20th April at 3pm

With delightful puppetry, mask, storytelling and animation, this is a heart warming, original story. Age: 5 years+. Tickets: £5 or family ticket (4 seats) £18. Terry O Toole Theatre, North Kesteven Centre, Moor Lane, N.Hykeham, Lincoln, LN6 9AX. 01522 883311

www.terryotooletheatre.org.uk

Graft, Gruel and Good-for-Nothings – The Workhouse Saturday 27th April, 12noon-4pm

Meet characters from the Workhouse’s past as you step back in time to the 1840′s. Pick oakum, join a school lesson or lend a hand in the laundry. The Workhouse, Upton Rd, Southwell, Notts, NG25 0PT. 01636 817260

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APRIL 24th Let’s Read at Idle Valley Wednes 24th April running from 10-11.30 am Sessions for the under 5′s, capturing their imagination and engaging them with nature. Idle Valley Nature Reserve, North Road, Retford, DN22 8SG. 01777 713945. www.nottinghamshirewildlife.org/naturereserves/idle-valley

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Spring Birdwatch at Barnsdale Gardens Sunday 28 April, 11am-3pm

Barnsdale’s 39 gardens provide a home for a huge variety of garden birds, with guest appearances by residents of nearby Rutland Water. Come & join our friendly local bird expert Philip Rudkin for a wildlife-spotting tour at this exciting time of year. Get crafty with our popular take-home makes or spy on the bird-feeders via a special woodland screen. No need to book, just come along & join in! Garden admission: adult £6.50, conc. £5.50, child £2.50, family (up to 5) £16. Barnsdale Gardens, The Ave, Exton, Oakham, Rutland, LE15 8AH. 01572 813200

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MAY 1st Nature Tots: May Day – Whisby Wildlife Trust Education Centre Wednesday 1st May, 10am-11am

Celebrate May Day with some festive May Day celebrations. Whisby Wildlife Trust Education Centre, Whisby Nature Park, Moor Lane, Thorpe-on-the-Hill, Lincoln LN6 9BW. 01522 696926

MAY 4th Junior Wardens: Be nice to Nettles in Tunman Wood – Whisby Wildlife Trust Education Centre Saturday 4th May 10am – 1pm

National ‘Be Nice to Nettles’ Week. String soup, & natural dyeing! Discover the many uses of one of our best known plants & why they may not be as bad as some people think. Whisby Wildlife Trust Education Centre, Whisby Nature Park, Moor Lane, Thorpe-on-the-Hill, Lincoln LN6 9BW. 01522 696926

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Jubilee Park Outdoor Swimming Pool – Woodhall Spa Saturday 4th May. Opens for 2013!

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Wildlife Watch and Wildlife Explorers: Walking in Tunman Wood – Whisby Wildlife Trust Education Centre Saturday 11th May, 10am-12.30pm

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