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Contents Page Daddy Day Care Creative Christmas Christmas in Gainsborough Christmas Shopping Enterprising Mums Internet Safety Activities Childcare & Nurseries Children’s Parties Days Out Education & Schools Mother & Baby Parenting & Family Advice What’s On Your Vouchers

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Welcome to the winter edition of Molly’s Guide – packed with lots of ideas for the weeks ahead and sprinkled with a ‘Christmassy flavour’! Daddy Day Care – Mark Charlton, provides yet again another humorous tale about parenting twin boys, Lisa James provides an insight into Christmas gifts - and of course, we have included a wealth of information on events taking place up to Christmas and into the New Year. Don’t forget, we are always adding new events to our website www.mollysguide.co.uk to ensure you are always kept up to date. We would like to thank you, our readers and advertisers for supporting Molly’s Guide and we look forward to seeing you again in Spring 2013 –with what is already looking like a bumper edition. Please remember you can keep in touch via Facebook and Twitter! We wish you and your families a sparkling Christmas and extremely Happy New Year

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photo-shoot, it negates the logistical nightmare of getting young children or elderly relatives, down to a studio. No computer trickery, no gritted teeth and fixed stares – just simple, beautifully taken, natural photos that encapsulate the moments you want to treasure.

Lincoln photographer Stuart Wilde believes that “Say cheese.” might just be the truest words ever spoken in the history of photography. Here, he explains to Molly’s Guide why... Go on, admit it, how many times have you looked at photographs taken in a studio setting and discreetly thought to yourself: “They’re just so cheesy…”? There’s a reason for that. Studio work can have certain positives, but naturalness isn’t one of them. Many people are quite rightly uncomfortable with the forced and fake atmosphere inherent in many studio shoots. Your home - or a similar setting of your choosing - is where you spend time with family and friends and by booking a home

With no studio overhead to worry about, the price of a photo-shoot session is only £90. With that, you get your own private, unique password locked gallery, where you can view and buy only the prints you want, directly through the gallery, with print prices starting from as little as £5 - discs also available. So there’s no 'free shoot but the prints cost X-hundred pounds'. You control how much you spend. The feedback is really nice, too. “Thank you so much for taking such wonderful photos of our family, we really can't express how happy we all are with them” is just one of the recent comments I’ve received from a home photo-shoot booking. Beautifully done, natural photographs you’ll treasure forever, but whatever you do, just don’t say “cheese”.

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Daddy Day Care 'It's Christmas time, there's no need to be afraid', well so the song goes... But I'm a little bit nervous. This year my children will be old enough, to fall for an idea, that a chubby man with a sack full of toys for them, will squeeze down the chimney on December 25th. It's partly true. I'll take the stairs. I suppose this year I'll have to make a proper effort and buy something appropriate for the two three-year-olds who have everything. That is, specifically, everything made of plastic. I should get used to the idea of fun at Christmas but it's a lot of effort for just one day in my opinion. I saw mince pies on sale at the end of September, heard Slade's 'Merry Christmas Everybody' by the end of October and by the first week of November, I'd written off any chance of landing the Mad Men Series 1-5 box set with an ill-thought out comment to the wife about a dream date with Joan. I guess I'm afraid because this year I'll have the noisiest Christmas since 1978 as two of Santa's little hell raisers tear my house apart, as they rip through a huge pile of presents from family and friends. All this chaos will happen at a time when, historically, I've usually put myself in a position where I'm sensitive to loud things by eagerly celebrating goodwill to all men. While I'm delighted people have chosen my children to create landfill, sorry, buy gifts for, I do worry that anything I buy will be overlooked in the swamp of treats left under the tree. I remember my dad saying me and my brothers enjoyed playing with the packaging rather

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George & Joseph Charlton than the gift itself. Also there's the thing, where they are bored of what they received by Boxing Day and now want what their friend got instead. Frankly I'm not sure Action Man could handle the rejection. Another rumour doing the rounds is that the boys won't sleep on Christmas Eve because they will be so excited, with a friend saying they'll drop off at about midnight and they will be up at 4am, to start opening their Christmas stocking fillers. That's terrifying! Ok, I accept I better drop the scrooge routine. So in a nutshell, it's probably going to be a present-filled, alcohol-fuelled, rip-roaring few days of unforgettable festive fun for the adults watching children have the time of their lives. Seriously, 'It's Christmas time, there's no need to be afraid'...

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Lincoln’s Christmas Market

Festive fun at the Lincoln Christmas Market. There’s plenty to keep children thoroughly entertained at this year’s Lincoln Christmas Market. From traditional festive tales like A Christmas Carol and individual shows like ‘Seasonal Shakespeare’ performed on stage at St Paul in the Bail, to the sound of Christmas carols floating through the air and on street entertainment, there’s something for everyone. Children wishing to take something special away from the Lincoln Christmas Market this year, should head straight to the Christmas Crafts tent at the Lawn. Helped by staff from Ruddocks of Lincoln, children will be able to make crackers, cards and tree decorations for just £2 per child.

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Back by popular demand, the children’s Winter Wonderland, with rides and activities including the Snow Globe, the merry-go-round and the Polar Express, is just next to the Christmas Crafts tent. Holly Parker, Events Officer at the City of Lincoln Council, which organises event, said: “There’s nothing quite like the festive atmosphere at the Lincoln Christmas Market, and children are a big part of that. As well as the magic of the market itself, we’ve got activities and entertainment for all the family. We hope everyone will have a fantastic festive time!” To find out more about the Lincoln Christmas Market, visit www.lincolnchristmasmarket.co.uk or follow Jingle, the market mascot on Twitter - @lincolnelf

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A Creative Christmas

We have put together two simple Christmas craft ideas that can easily be done with the children of all ages. With help from The Old Station Nursery in Lincoln.

Festive Wreath This wreath can be made from items foraged from the garden, unwanted Christmas decorations and wrapping accessories such as bows and ribbon and a great way for your children to be creative and create their unique wreath. You will need; • • • • • • •

Some card PVA Glue Paint and brushes Scissors Foliage from the garden Glitter Unwanted Christmas decorations

Use a dinner plate to trace a circle on the card, find a tea plate to draw around for the inner circle of the wreath and cut out. Now simply allow the children to use their imagination to create a wonderful festive wreath with all the resources available to them.

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Handprint Christmas tree This Christmas tree is made simply from handprints and items found in your arts and crafts drawer such as glitter and pom poms. You will need; • Coloured Card • Green paint • Paint brush • PVA Glue • Glitter • Pom poms or other craft resources To create the Christmas tree get your child to paint their hand with the green paint. The hand prints start at the top of the paper with just one. On the next layer you place two hand prints side by side and finally the third layer has three hand prints side by side. Once the Christmas tree has been created the children should use their artistic skills to decorate the tree with the glitter, pom poms and other craft resources you have gathered.

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Lincoln Ice Rink CRACKING PERFORMANCE PROFESSIONAL figure skaters and coaches Kelly Hemingway and Neil Chilcott are to play a starring role in celebrations to mark the return of Lincoln BIG’s Ice Rink. Kelly and Neil are delighted that the Rink is making a comeback to the city this Christmastime, after a one year break. But they are not the only ones - more than 2,000 school pupils have already been booked in for skating sessions! Kelly and Neil, the business brains behind Skate Like The Wind – a school of excellence based at the Peterborough Ice Rink – and other rising stars of the ice, are set to dazzle the crowds when they open the Rink on December 1. It will remain open for public skating sessions everyday, except Christmas Day and Boxing Day, right through until December 30. In addition to the opening performance by Kelly and Neil, people will be able to marvel at skaters Rose Happer and Eleanor Hayes, who will be fresh from performing at the British Championships a week earlier. Ice dancers, sisters Emma and Katie Goring, who also compete a national level, promise to captivate the crowds. Kelly said: “We are really excited about the return of the rink. It is really popular and we are delighted to see it making a comeback. It would be good if Lincoln could have its own rink because it is a really popular sport, which has been helped by programmes like Dancing on Ice.” Lincoln BIG’s Ice Rink offers great fun for everyone from families with toddlers, to school groups, adults and corporate groups –

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and parties can even hire the “venue” for their own celebration. Parents will also be pleased to know that our fun Penguin skating aids will also be returning to the rink this year – especially for youngsters who need a little help to stay on their feet! Lincoln Events and Promotions Manager Michael Armstrong said: “A lot of people were disappointed when we decided – on cost grounds alone – that we could not justify bringing the ice rink to the city last year. “But we are thrilled to say that we have made it one of our essential attractions for Christmas 2012 and, judging how quickly school parties have been eager to book sessions, it already looks like we’ve made the right decision. “Everyone is welcome to make the most of this attraction and we would particularly like to encourage business parties to get their skates on and take to the ice as part of their Christmas office celebrations.” Ice skating session start on the hour and last for 45 minutes. Weekday ticket prices range from £4.50 for a child/concession to £6.50 for an adult. Weekend prices cost from £5.50 to £7.50 per per person. To avoid disappointment, people are urged to prebook ice rink sessions by calling 01522 717118 or going online at:

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Lincoln Drill Hall On selected Saturdays, the Drill Hall runs a Diddy Disco, from 10.30am to 12.30pm, allowing toddlers to let off some steam dancing to music played by DJ Alice and friends, while parents and carers can have a free cup of coffee. Face painting is available in the café bar. Tickets £2.

Lincoln Drill Hall has expanded its range of activities for younger children. Molly’s Guide went along to find out what’s on offer. If you’re looking for somewhere local to take your youngsters, try the Lincoln Drill Hall. The venue has long had a reputation for quality plays and performances, and is now offering more options for younger children. Marketing manager, Gavin Street, said: “Our programme now has more things for children than we have ever had before. “We have tried to create a family atmosphere at the Drill Hall, with dedicated shows for little ones, as well as theatre groups with members from very different backgrounds who are all local. “We’ve recently introduced a play session for young children on a Monday morning, which is proving popular with parents and carers. Our new Café Bar is becoming known as childfriendly place for parents to drop in.” New play sessions for toddlers and pre-school children, called Happy Monday, have been introduced, in association with the Rhubarb Theatre. The sessions, every Monday from 10am-11am, include interactive story telling, music, dance, craft and other fun activities. Entry costs £3 per child (free for parents). Booking is essential.

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The Drill Hall is also home to theatre groups, including the weekly YoungCut session for 1418-year-olds; the Neon Youth Theatre for 11-25-year-olds and the FishTank Youth Theater for seven-year-olds and over. Lisa James (Below) took Zeddi (5) and Freya (2) to see the Birds Nest Theatre Company perform Blown Away. Here’s what Zeddi thought about it: “The play was about a boy who goes to bed and is visited by the wind, who wants to take him on an adventure. At first the wind wasn’t very strong. She asked the children in the audience to blow hard so she could save all our puff to help her get stronger and take the boy way, way up into the clouds.It was really good because you could sit on cushions and be really close to the actors. Freya is only two and had never been to a play before, but she was very good and sat watching. There was just one bit that frightened her. She liked the singing and the bubbles that came down from the sky – the children were allowed to get up and go and catch them. The wind took the boy back to bed, but when he woke up, he couldn’t remember anything. So the wind got a huge piece of paper and asked the children in the audience to draw what they could remember about the play, so we could tell the boy what had happened.” www.lincolndrillhall.com Box office: 01522 873894

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Christmas in Gainsborough Heaps of Christmas Fun in Gainsborough The Gainsborough Christmas Market will be held this year on Sunday November 25th and will be open from 10am until 3pm, the theme being "A Right Royal Christmas”. The market is always held on the last Sunday of November and triggers the start of Sunday Christmas shopping in the town. There will be around 50 stalls this year with a choice of charity, craft and trade as well as food for the hungry. Support from Gainsborough Town Council this year means there will be even more entertainment, including 2 rides for the little ones which are completely free . Facepainters, a balloon modeller, stilt walkers, jugglers and a street magician will add to the fun. Also entertaining families will be 2 choirs, one being the local Lea School children. Music will be played throughout the day and the Town Crier will also be on hand to announce events. While in Gainsborough, it would be a shame to miss the authentic Moroccan Christmas market over at Marshall’s Yard which will be there until December 23rd. There will be a wide range of exciting, unusual and colourful products for sale at the market.

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Fillingham Christmas Trees Add some magic to your family’s festive season by joining Rosie the Reindeer at Fillingham Christmas Trees for a woodland trail to find Father Christmas. Take a tractor and trailer ride into the Christmas tree plantation then follow clues with Rosie to find Father Christmas waiting with a Christmas present for every child. Along the way watch out for elves and polar bears! Plus all completed trails will be put into a prize draw to win a Christmas tree.

Rosie treasure hunt entry is only £1.50 with proceeds going to charity. This unique festive experience is being offered at Fillingham Christmas Trees on the B1398 between Lincoln and Gainsborough over their first two open weekends – November 24th & 25th and December 1st & 2nd from 9am to 5pm each day. New this year, Fillingham Christmas Trees is

Visitors can also take the unique opportunity to wander among the trees to choose their own Christmas centrepiece. The tree you pick will be tagged and then cut for collection on a day to suit with the first 20 customers receiving free delivery within 10 miles.

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Pick Your Own Christmas Tree! From our plantation November 24th & 25th & December 1st & 2nd Open from 9am to 5pm Take a trip on a tractor and trailer, choose a tree then collect it on a day to suit you. First 20 trees picked delivered free within a 10 mile radius. Plus join Rosie the Reindeer on our fun Christmas family trail and find Father Christmas - with a chance to win a tree.Visit our undercover Christmas shop to sample delicious food and drink from Welbourne’s Bakery, Belvoir Cordials and Pipers Crisps. Enjoy hot and cold refreshments from our new menu and meet our resident donkey Bruno.

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Christmas Shopping

Santa’s found the perfect place to stock up on Christmas presents this year, now that Ruddocks of Lincoln has opened up its new toy department. If you’re looking for the perfect children’s Christmas presents this year, you’ll be pleased to know you don’t have to drive for miles – or go online. Ruddocks of Lincoln – one of the city’s oldest businesses – now has a dedicated children’s toy section, with a huge array of toys to suit all budgets. The High Street store opened its toy department this summer and is gearing up for a busy Christmas. The new department is all thanks to owner and managing director Henry Ruddock’s sevenyear-old twins, John and Sarah. Henry says: “Two years ago, the children made me realise that there’s a different world out there. I looked around and thought ‘there’s nowhere in Lincoln with a dedicated toy shop – why don’t we give it a go?’

“We slowly started to spread out with a greater range and then, in August, we opened our dedicated toy department.” Henry adds: “We have tried to concentrate on quality, creative and educational toys. “We’ve got things to do, things to learn, stuff to assemble, and things to make, such as jewellery. The twins give feedback on the toys we stock.” “There’s something for everyone here. We’ve got keepsakes, small presents, jigsaws and small toys that are suitable for taking on holiday. I would be very surprised if anyone came into the shop and couldn’t find something to suit their requirements or their price range. “But if there is something that people would like to see that we don’t stock, I would like to hear from them. We do value customer feedback.” If there is something you think Ruddocks should be stocking, email Henry Ruddock at: henry@ruddocksoflincoln.co.uk

“At first, we stocked a few toys to see how they would sell, and we got some great comments and feedback from customers, who were impressed with the fact that the toys we stocked were a bit different. We then started talking to one or two suppliers and got access to a whole new range of stuff.

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Christmas Shopping According to Ruddocks, some of the most popular selling toys this Christmas include:

Drawing and colouring Crayola crayons last for ages and the range now includes twistable pens (£2.99 for 10); glitter gel pens (£3.79 for six); metallic markers (£4.19 for five) and dry erase crayons (£4.99).

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that gets children used to handling money (£8.99) and Spotty Dogs, a quick-to-play fun game that combines number recognition (£6.99).

Building toys Lego and Meccano are still as popular as ever. My First Lego Set costs £9.99, while a Meccano Construction Motorised Tool Box costs £31.99. There is now even a Meccano Girls Tool Box in pink: £24.99

Proving popular are the Moshi Monsters range, including Mini Figures at £1.99 and Moshi Monsters Collector Bag at £2.99. Or try the Snazaroo range, including Face Paint Stencils at £3.99 or Snazaroo Cosmic Colours at £13.35 . Shrinkles shrink art enables children to colour in templates, cut, then shrink and turn into all sorts of useful things with the accessories provided: £7.50

Toys for on the move Baby toys The Lamaze range of brightly coloured, multitextured, interactive toys capture the baby’s imagination and stimulate the senses. Priced from £7.99.

Carddies colouring sets come in different themes, such as ballet, fairies, knights and cavemen. Each pack contains 12 double sided handmade characters, colouring pens and plastic stands, packed in a sturdy cardboard box, ideal for car journeys. £8.99.

Learning games Orchard Toys are colourful and very popular with parents as they are easy to wrap! Best-sellers include Pop to the Shops – a game

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Molly’s Guide to: Jemma Young

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Enterprising Mums and moving my business forward as well as being a good mum to my boys and having lots of family time. I try not to let the 2 cross over, which is not always possible but I have more time with my family now than I ever have. It has been hard work setting up and creating a good balance between being a full time mum and making my business a success but well worth every second.

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Molly’s Guide to: Rachel Pygott

Enterprising Mums

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Internet Safety A small study carried out by the Anti-Bullying Alliance (ABA) in south east England revealed one in five children questioned had been bullied online or by phone.

Cyber bullying and internet security How safe is your child? It’s been a long day at work and you’re busy cooking tea. Your nine-year-old is in their bedroom on the laptop and texting but what are they doing? Wrapping kids up in cotton wool doesn’t work – they need skills for life and they need to learn for themselves but they also need to be aware of dangers in the cyber world. The Internet and mobile phones are part of our daily lives but they have also opened up doors for those who wish to bully and take advantage of other children.\ Chat rooms, MySpace, e-mail, Facebook, instant messaging and other online tools have helped create problems for parents, carers and schools. Cyber bullying, when a child is tormented, threatened, harassed, humiliated or embarrassed is a growing problem in primary schools which can leave emotional scars.

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The ABA say parents and carers must learn how to help children protect themselves – a view shared by Dan Hawbrook from Lincolnshire Safeguarding Children Board. One safeguard available through the Lincolnshire Schools Network is Securus – a system that can flag up potentially inappropriate behaviour on computers. Securus can look for activity such as predatory grooming, bullying and even suicidal thoughts by pupils. Netsweeper, which blocks anything from social networking at school to accessing unsuitable material, is in place at the vast majority of schools in the county. But as Dan Hawbrook, e-safety officer with Lincolnshire Safeguarding Children Board said although technological innovations help they are not the total solution. Children need to be taught how to use the internet safely to help them not just now but when they are older. “Technology is a bit like having a lifeguard at a swimming pool – it does keep children safer but if you teach them how to swim themselves, you’ve given them a skill for life!” The Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP) say it’s not just mobile phones and computers which can cause problems – gaming sites and consoles can also be dangerous places.

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Internet Safety TOP TIPS FOR PARENTS AND CARERS Start young! Know who your children are talking to and what they’re doing. Get them into safe surfing habits when they start using the computer.

“Like any programme that is online, gaming sites and consoles which connect to the internet allow children to potentially have access to those who they don’t know,” said a CEOP spokesman. “The advice is the same for whichever way they connect – whether it be mobile, social networking, chat or gaming – it’s important to remember that people who you meet online can lie or manipulate. “Children need to remember that their online life may have offline consequence and that if they feel uncomfortable they need to tell their parents and CEOP.”

Make using the computer a family activity and put laptops and other devices which connect to the internet in a family room. Help your kids to understand that they should never give out personal details (e-mail addresses, mobile phone numbers or pictures of themselves) to online friends. If your child receives e-mails from people they don’t know (eg junk or spam mail) remind them not to open it. Help your child to understand that some people lie online and therefore it’s better to keep online friends online.

USEFUL WEBSITES www.thinkuknow.co.uk www.ceop.police.uk www.lincolnshirelscb.org.uk www.cybermentors.co.uk www.childnet.com

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Activities Arts & Crafts

Drama & Theatre

Janili Jo’s Pottery & Crafts 01526 353440

Embassy Theatre

0845 6740505

01522 523521

Libby Battaglia School Liminal State Theatre Lincoln Drill Hall

01522 522525 01522 802748 01522 873891

01522 685479

Lincoln Performing Arts

01522 837600

Lincoln Theatre Royal

01522 519999

Boxing Bracebridge Boxing Club

Canoeing Lincoln Canoe Club

Cricket Lincolnshire Cricket

07793 035625

Cycling Velo Club Lincoln

01522 682600

Rhubarb Theatre

Cinemas Kinema in the Woods

New Youth Theatre Lincoln 01522 787601 Bishop Grosseteste University 01400 275133

01526 3521666 The Terry O’Toole Theatre 01522 870251

Odeon Cinema

8712244007 Trinity Arts Centre

Trinity Arts Centre

01427 675140

01427 676655

Dance Arts NK

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Activities Danielle Rawlinson School Freestyle Fitness

01522 696100 07919 133355

Hykeham School of Dance

01522 695710

Iniscara Irish Dancing Janet Ashton Dancing Lincoln Dance Company Lincolnshire Dance

01522 542810 01522 302268 07905 127197 01522 522525

Lisa Hurst Dance Lyndsey Ellis Dance Nicola Withers School

07890 545372 01526 399396 07808 808505

Off the Bench

01522 837293

Synergy Sports Coaching & Football Frenzy

07540 606846

Golf Lincoln Golf Centre

01522 686340

Lincs Mini Golf

Sandy Gray Dancing 01526 398695 Street Beat Movement 01522 871139 The Gemma Shaw Dancing 01400 273 248

Football Active Soccer (Lincoln)

07703 021008

Multi-Sport Pro

01522 241044

BG Futures, Bishop Grosseteste University College, Newport, Lincoln LN1 3DY

07798 552 554

Pennells Garden Centre, Newark Road, Lincoln

Gymnastics Witham Hill Gymnastics

07964 045525

Lincoln Gymnastics Centre 01522 509621 Lincoln Imps Trampoline

01522 510893

Hockey Off the Bench

01522 837293

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Activities Horse Riding Brook House Farm Riding Calder Farm Stables Laughton Wood Equestrian Oakhill Equestrian Centre Park Riding School Poppyfields Equestrian Rednil Farm Riding Stables Saxilby Riding School

01507 343244 07989 116430 01427 615554 07901 654964 01522 526168 01522 871788 01673 860548 01522 702240

Martial Arts Academy of Taekwon-Do Aikido Lincoln

01522 542054 01522 889620

Cherry Judo Club 01522 803597 Chikara Lincoln Martial Arts 01522 262588 Chao Phraya Muay Thai

07757 984266

Lincoln Fight Factory, Unit 3, Vulcan Park, George Street, Lincoln LN5 8LG

Eiryukan Aikido Lincoln

07925 188363

Kumiuchi Bugei Kai

0780 8546159

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Activities Lincoln Karate Academy

07817 607190

Sports Centres Deans Sport & Leisure

01522 876373

Lincoln Lowfields Shukokai 07554 447718

North Kesteven Sports The Dome

01522 883311 01302 370777

Newark Martial Arts Centre 01636 605708

Doncaster Lakeside, Bawtry Road, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, DN4 7PD

S2C8 Martial Arts Centre

01522 543787

The Showroom

01522 508377

Shotokai Dojo

07769 698531

West Lindsey Leisure

01427 615169

Lincoln Kickboxing Academy 07900 932690

The Avenue, Gainsborough, DN21 1EP

Music & Singing Music Room

01522 537141

Music Teacher

01522 528623

Yarborough Leisure Centre 01522 873600 Riseholme Road, Lincoln LN1 3SP

Music Tuition Clarinet & Saxophone Guitar Lessons Piano Lessons Piano & Keyboard Richard Lindsay

Sports Coaching WIN Squash Coaching

01522 808321 07557 766193 01673 862432 01522 402207 01522 527391

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Every Saturday at Eastgate Squash Club For more information, speak to Nigel Jubbs.

Synergy Sports Coaching

07540 606846

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Childcare & Nurseries Swimming Jubilee Park Outdoor Pool

01526 353478

North Kesteven Sports One-to-one Swim School The Dome

01522 883311 01522 721738 01307 370777

West Lindsey Leisure

01427 615169

The Avenue, Gainsborough, DN21 1EP

Yarborough Leisure Centre 01522 873600

Baby Swimming Puddle Ducks

01949 831322

Classes in Lincoln, Boston, Grantham & Newark

Water Sprites

07890 295216

Where Swimming begins! 0-3yrs. For details of your local class.

Childminders & Creches Angel’s Childcare Angela Harrison Becky’s Childcare

01522 705678 01673 866603 01522 827125

Brightstar Childminding 01522 800828 Buttercup Daycare 01522 801712 Carol Panter Childminding 01522 829250 Cathedral Childminding 01522 568 508 Cherry Cherubs 01522 595141 Happy Faces Childminding 01522 878 083 Heather’s House 01522 723406 Katherine Russouw 01673 866153 Kidz in Toe 01522 808077 Laura Beale 07712 813546 Little Angels Childcare 01526 322105 Little Cherubs Childminding 01522 870334 Little Gems Childminding 07917 116761 Little Miss Sunshine 01522 548403 Looby Loo’s Childcare 01522 753828 Full/Part-time day care for 0-5 yrs Before & after school-care Emergency cover – Flexible & Reliable References available on request

Lorna Thompson Moonbeams Childcare Pansy Potters Childcare Penny’s Childminding Puddle Ducks Day Care Reepham Rascals Rachel Benton Childminder Sarah Frow Childminder Sians Childcare Smile House Childcare Sue Drakes Childminder

01522 788027 01522 874830 01522 889315 01522 800775 01522 521740 01522 753828 01673 866253 01522 514347 01522 850763 07748 997290 01522 859472

Nurseries & Day Care Angels Childcare Branston Day Nursery Bubbles Day Nursery Carlton Day Nursery Cherry B Day Nursery For Under 5′s Fun Farm Day Nursery

01522 705678 01522 880420 01522 692000 01522 787070 01522 807081 01522 573081 01522 692338

Stephenson Road, North Hykeham, Lincoln.

Glebe Farm Nursery School 01522 575055 Hullabaloo Day Nursery Lincoln Central Children’s

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Children’s Parties Nutwood Cottage Nursery Panda’s Kids Club Pinfold Nursery Portland Kindergarten Rainbow Day Nursery Scampton Playmates Teddy Bears Day Nursery The Old Station Nursery Monks Road Newark The Marina Wragby Road The Village Kindergarten Welbourn Day Nursery YMCA Woodlands Daycare

01522 576716 07723 335596 01522 691929 01522 528524 01522 722222 01522 731581 01522 511505

01522 876226 01636 706949 01522 511333 01522 870111 01400 272678 01522 544801 01522 685499 01522 753828 01522 752513

Childrens Clothing Crafty Critters Klogz Shoes

07799516179

Teeny Weeny Tutus

07930951383

Beautiful, hand made tutus, tailor made to suit any occasion. See us on facebook.

Accessories, Cards and Gifts Mackenzie’s Cards & Gifts

01427 811225

Birthday Cakes

Playgroups Reepham Rascals Scramblers

Reloved

Preloved Designer Children’s Clothing

01522 532530 01522 880550

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Cocoa Cupcake Chocolishous

01522 595813 01427 678855

Bespoke birthday cakes. Character cakes, any size or design. Marshalls Yard, Gainsborough

Iced Gemz of Lincoln Kerricraft Cakes No.82 Cake Studio One Stop Cake Shop

07954 219304 01522 881024 01522 805905 01427 610000

Something Special Cakes Sugarart of Lincoln The Cake Boutique Too Good to Cut

01522 529885 01522 567636 01427 238380 01522 805691

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Children’s Parties Children’s Entertainers Acting the Party Burger Bill – Magic Shows Chocolishous

Eventsartist 0845 475 2115 07876 574313 01427 678855

Lolly Trolley your child’s party. Iice-cream, ice lollies & chocolate fountain available.

First Choice magical parties 01522 525353 www.magicalparties.co.uk

Flutterby Face Painting

0800 6126821

www.flutterbyfacepainting.co.uk

Mr Shineys Magic Parties Coasty Mobile Disco 07814 924790 Dr D’s Science Days 07866 875202 www.drdssciencedays.co.uk

0785 4911447

01472 815422

www.mrshiney.co.uk

Party Mascots – Mascots

07428 197919

QL Discos

01522 857353

Squirts Fun Bus

07798 790869

Story Book Days

01522 752219

Sublime Science

0845 5085387

Tabby Road Studios

01522 869968

The Bear Builder & Friends 07428 197919

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Children’s Parties Themed Parties

Days Out

Antonia Jewelzparties

01507 585114

Alton Towers

08705 204060

Bransby Home for Horses

01427 788464

Arctic Corsair

01482 300300

Barnsdale Gardens

01572 813200

Battle of Britain Flight

01526 344041

Bransby , Lincoln LN1 2PH

Fairies & Friends Limited

01526 800 417

Lisa Hurst – Dance Parties 07890 545372 Party Giggles – Mascots 07906 340555 Pets Cabin & Reptile Centre 01522 523630

Visitor Centre Dogdyke Road, Conningsby, Lincolnshire LN4 4SY.

142 Newark Road, Lincoln, LN5 8QF

Baytree Owl Centre Belton House

01406 372840 01476 566116

Belvoir Castle

01476 870443

Bottons pleasure Beach

01754 763697

Sublime Science

0845 508 538

The Natural World Centre

01522 688868

The Showroom

01522 508368

Tritton Road, Lincoln LN6 7QY

White Post Farm Centre

01623 882977

www.pleasurebeachskegness.com

Blue John Cavern

01433 620638

Bransby Home for Horses

01427 788464

Mansfield Road, Farnsfield, Notts NG22 8HL

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Days Out Burghley House

01780 752451

Daisy made Ice Cream

01522 693757

Butlins Skegness Resort

01754 614445

Cranwell Aviation Centre

01529 488490

Cadbury World Captain Jacks Adventure Chambers Farm Wood Chatsworth House

0845 4503599 01777 869966 01623 822447 01246 565300

City of Caves Nottingham

0115 9881955

Heath Farm, North Rauceby, Lincs NG34 8QR Discover the fascinating history of the first military academy in the word of RAF Cranwell.

Doddington Hall Drayton Manor Park

01522 694308 0844 472 1950

Easton Walled Gardens

01476 530063

Cleethorpes Coast Railway 01472 604657 Clumber Park 01909 544917

Elsham Hall Country Park Embassy Outdoor Pool Fantasy Island Ferry Farm Country Park

01652 688698 01754 610675 01754 872030 0115 9664512

Cogglesford Watermill

Fun Farm

01522 695553

Discover a hidden world beneath your feet! Upper Level, Broadmarsh Centre NG1 7LS

01529 413671

East Road, Sleaford, Lincs NG34 7EQ Restored and working watermill on the banks of the River Slea.

Conkers

01283 216633

Covenham Watersports

01507 363709

Stephenson Road, North Hykeham, Lincoln.

www.funfarm.co.uk Fun Forest

01652 657370

Gainsborough Model Railways

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Days Out Gainsborough Old Hall

01427 612669

Parnell Street, Gainsborough DN21 2NB

Galleries of Justice Museum 0115 9520555

Humber Bridge Viewing Huntfun Idle Valley Nature Reserve Japanese Garden

01724 297000 01904 491549 01777 713945 01777 228567

Kidsquadz

0845 3900845

High Pavement, The Lace Market, Nottingham

Go Ape Tree Top Adventure Labyrinth of Doralia

01472 602186

Grimsthorpe Castle Park Guild Hall Arts Centre Gullivers Theme Park

01778 591205 01476 406158 01925 444888

Lincoln Boat Trips Lincoln Castle

01522 881200 01522 511068

Hall Farm Park

01652 678822

Lincoln City Football Club

01522 880011

Harlaxton Manor Hardys Animal Farm

01476 403000 01754 872267

Lincoln Ghost Walks

01522 874056

Lincoln Superbowl

01522 541669

Hartsholme Country Park High Ropes Adventure

01522 873557 01673 842724

Valentine Road, Lincoln LN6 7BH

Lincolnshire Archives Hubbards Hills Hull Ice Arena

01522 782040

St Rumbold Street, Lincoln LN2 5AB

01482 325252

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Days Out Road Transport Museum Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust

01522 500566 01507 526667

Lincolnshire Wolds Railway 01507 363881 Lincs Mini Golf

07798 552554

Pennells Garden Centre, Newark Road, Lincoln

Mablethorpe Seal Sanctuary 01507 473346 Magna Science Adventure 01709 720002 Sheffield Road, Templeborough S60 1DX

Making It! Discovery Centre 01623 473297 Manor Stables Craft Centre 01400 272779 Market Rasen Racecourse Marshalls Yard

01673 844532 01427 810706

Beaumont Street, Gainsborough, DN21 2NA

Matlock Bath Aquarium

01629 583624

Mrs Smiths Cottage 07887 928733 Museum of Lincolnshire Life 01522 528448 National Ice Centre

0843 3733000

National Railway Museum

0844 815 3139

National Water Sports

0115 9824745

Natureland Seal Sanctuary 01754 764345 Navigation House 07966 400634 Navigation Wharf, Sleaford, Lincs NG34 7TW Restored former canal company office in historic Navigation Wharf.

Newark Air Museum

01636 707170

Newark River Cruises

01636 706479

Normanby Hall Museum Nottingham Castle Nottingham Dirt Buggies Peak Cavern

01724 720588 0115 9153700 0115 9539865 01433 620285

Pets Cabin & Reptile Centre 01522 523630 142 Newark Road, Lincoln, LN5 8QF

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White Post Farm Christmas at White Post Farm Christmas kicks off early here at the Farm On Saturday 24th November Christmas comes to White Post Farm. This year we will have some special guests to help us launch our festive season. Ben & Holly from Ben & Holly’s Little Kingdom will be making personal appearances throughout the day, meeting all their young fans for a cuddle and a picture!

Christmas Carol Concert Santa arrives and settles into his walk-through grotto; a magical festive scene leading to Santa who will be at the Farm everyday right up to Christmas Eve and visiting him is included in the price of admission. The 24th November also hails the start of White Post Farm’s renowned interactive nativity Play. With no rehearsals visitors play all parts and tell the wonderful story of Christmas together.

Friday 21st December 5.30pm ‘till 7.00pm - £6.50 each Join us for a festive concert performed by Southwell Junior Choral Society. Santa will be joining us for a sing and a dance too! Booking is essential for evening events so make sure you give us a call. 01623 882977.

Santa will be in his Grotto and the Nativity will be performed every day up to and including Christmas Eve.

Nativity Evenings Saturday 22nd & Sunday 23rd December 5.00pm ‘till 7.30pm - £6.50 each Visit the Farm at night lit up with festive decorations. Meet Santa, the Christmas lambs and join in the Nativity Play.

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Days Out Playhouse Gainsborough

01427 810148

An exciting indoor play and party centre for children up to 12 years. Fantastic 3 level junior area featuring a giant Astra slide, sports area, rope bridges, sky glide, roller squeezes and much more. Children’s party specialists. Unit 9, Corringham Road Industrial Estate, Lusher Way, Gainsborough DN21 1QB

Pleasure Island Poole’s Cavern

01472 211511 01298 26978

Rand Farm Park

01673 858904

A genuine working farm for children of all ages to enjoy. Situated in rural Lincolnshire on the main A158 Lincoln to Skegness road, about two miles on the Lincoln side of Wragby. Our indoor heated play areas ensure the fun doesn’t stop when the weather’s bad. Open every day except Christmas Day, Boxing Day & New Year’s Day.

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Riverside Park

01636 650000

Rollerworld of Derby Rushmoor Country Park

01332 345828 01507 327184

Sherwood Forest Nature Sherwood Pines Centre Southwell Racecourse St Katherine’s Centre

01623 823202 01623 822447 01636 814481 01522 5727798

Swadlincote Ski/Snowboard Tabby Road Studios Tattershall Castle Tattershall Farm Park Tattershall Lakes Park Twinlakes Park

01283 217200 01522 869968 01526 342543 01526 345377 01526 348800 0116 456 7777

The Bubble Car Museum The Collection

01522 782040

Danes Terrace, Lincoln LN2 1LP

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Days Out The Deep

01482 381000

The Workhouse

01636 817260

The Fishing Heritage Centre 01472 323345 The Heights of Abraham 01629 582365 The Lincoln Adventure 01522 697527

Blue John Cavern

01433 620638

Tropical Butterfly House

01909 569416

Museum of Lincolnshire Life 01522 528448

Twycross Zoo

0844 474 1777

Uncle Henry’s

01652 640308

Burton Road, Lincoln LN1 3LY

The National Space Centre 0116 261 0261 The Parrot Zoo

Grayingham Grange Farm, Grayingham, Gainsborough, Lincolnshire DN21 4JD

0871 384 1130

The School of Choc

01427 811644

Marshalls Yard, Gainsborough Offering courses & events throughout the year for infant, junior and senior school age groups. Enquiries from schools welcome.

Usher Gallery West Midland Safari Park

01522 527980 01299 402114

Wharton Hall Farm Park

01427 628375

Wharton near Blyton, Gainsborough, Lincolnshire, DN21 3NP

Showroom Climbing Centre 01522 508360 Lincolnshire’s largest climbing wall!

Wheelgate Adventure Park

The Village Church Farm

Whisby Garden Centre

01754 766658

tre C h ildre n’s Th e a

16 Feb 3pm The Nightingale – Horse & Bamboo Theatre

16 March 3pm Rumpelstiltskin –

Theatre of Widdershins

20 Apr 3pm The Fisherman & the Pearl –

01522 696949

Our Events: • Halloween Night • Steam Weekends • Medieval Weekends • Classic Vehicle Shows • Heavy Horse Experience • Tastes of Lincolnshire Day • Native American Weekends • Victorian Christmas & Market PLUS: School Visits offering Victorian & World War II Themes, Group Visits, Coaches welcome Tea Room, Gallery, Disabled facilities.

Lempen Theatre

Box Office: 01522 88 33 11

18 May 3pm There’s a monster in my piano Garlic Theatre

www.terryotooletheatre.org.uk

www.churchfarmvillage.org.uk

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THE S L E! ! I WH MOST F M ! AT E V UN FOR E R T H E W E AT H E R

Stephenson Road North Hykeham, Lincoln. LN6 3QU

OPENING TIMES MON - SAT 10am - 6.30pm (FRIDAY 10am - 9.30pm) SUNDAY 10am - 5pm PARENTAL SUPERVISION AT ALL TIMES

Call us on: 01522 695553 email: lincoln@funfarm.co.uk www.funfarm.co.uk


Education & Schools Whisby Natural World

01522 688868

White Post Farm Centre

01623 882977

Lincoln Hartsholme School 01522 683705 Lincoln Leslie Manser 01522 688328 Lincoln Manor Leas School 01522 681810 Lincoln Mount Street School 01522 527339 Lincoln Saint Hugh’s School 01522 501137 Lincoln St Faith’s School 01522 888988 Lincoln St Peter School 01522 526280 Lincoln The Lancaster 01522 685078 Lincoln The Meadows 01522 721708 Lincoln The Priory Witham 01522 882900 Lincoln The Sir Francis Hill 01522 520359 Lincoln Woodlands School 01522 683557 Metheringham School 01526 320039 Navenby Primary School 01522 810628 Nettleham Infant School 01522 750964 Nocton Community School 01526 320234 North Hykeham Primary 01522 681417 North Hykeham Fosse Way 01522 682020 North Hykeham Ling Moor 01522 682602 North Scarle Primary 01522 778724 Potterhanworth Primary 01522 791031 Reepham Primary 01522 750601 Saxilby Primary 01522 702669

Mansfield Road, Farnsfield NG22 8HL

Woodside Wildlife & Falconry Park 01522 754280

Schools 01526 398255 01522 788395 01526 860786 01522 530954 01522 791907 01522 751148 01522 810627 01673 860597 01522 868354 01522 751049 01522 872625 01522 730244 01400 272702 01522 880094 01522 520591

WINTER FUN AT

BELTON HOUSE Ride Play Café open daily from 10.30am

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Bardney Primary School Bassingham Primary School Billinghay Primary School Bracebridge Heath School Branston Infant School Cherry Willingham School Coleby Primary School Dunholme Primary School Eagle Primary School Fiskerton Primary School Heighington Academy Ingham Primary School Leadenham Primary School Lincoln Bishop Primary Lincoln Bracebridge School

during December. Christmas Carol Concerts. Geo-caching in the Park. Young Archaeologists Club. Tracker Packs. Step ‘Below Stairs’ to discover how Belton’s servants lived and worked. For full details go to:

www.facebook.com/BeltonHouse

Meet Santa in the Stables

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/belton-house

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Education & Schools Scampton Primary 01522 730340 Scampton Pollyplatt Primary01522 730393 Scothern Ellison Boulter’s 01673 862392 Skellingthorpe St Lawrence 01522 682689 Skellingthorpe The Holt 01522 683236 South Hykeham School 01522 681919 Sturton by Stow Primary 01427 788210 Swinderby Primary 01522 868287 Tattershall Holy Trinity 01526 342349 Tattershall Primary School 01526 342045 Thorpe-on-the-Hill Primary 01522 681923 Waddington All Saints 01522 820099 Waddington Redwood 01522 721156 Washingborough Academy 01522 801355 Welbourn Primary School 01400 272798 Welton School 01673 860339 Witham St Hughs Primary 01522 869590

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Mother & Baby Baby Signing Tiny Talk

Parent & Toddler Groups 07900 957715

Midwife Christine Harding

07941 376925

Pilates Ladybugs Fitness

07587 246542

Baby Swimming Puddle Ducks

01949 831322

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.

Water Sprites

07890 295216

Bumps to Babies

01522 569511

Lincoln Central Children’s Centre. St Andrews Close, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, LN5 7XT Mondays 1.30pm -3.00pm with Yvette. Are you expecting a baby or have a baby under 1? Join Yvette at this informal session to meet other Parents and share experiences.

PEEP Groups

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Baby Peep - Thursday:- 1.00pm – 3.00pm :Lincoln Central with Holly and Yvette. Term time only. Peer’s Early Education Partnership. (Peer’s is the school in which PEEP was developed). PEEP aims to promote awareness of Children’s Early Learning and Development through making the most of everyday activities. Please phone the Centre to ask about availability on.

Where Swimming begins! 0-3yrs. For details of your local class.

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.

www.lincolnshireflooring.co.uk Graham Jefferson, managing director shares with Molly’s Guide, the recipe for their on-going success ‘We are a team of like-minded people who pride ourselves on always delivering exceptional customer service – our mantra is ‘customer is king’

‘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.’

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’

‘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’

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Mother & Baby BabyBells

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Unit 3, The Green, Nettleham, Lincoln. BabyBells is multi-sensory play session aimed at 0-18 months. The sessions introduce babies to toys that they will have endless fun with, such as lights, feathers, bubbles, tactile balls and many more. The sessions are aimed at improving sensory development, socialisation skills and mother-baby bonding. The sessions are kept to a small number resulting in an intimate, caring and relaxed atmosphere where everyone is fully involved. Both sessions run term time only. The sessions are aimed at 0-18 months.

Bassingham and Carlton-Le-Moorland Toddler Group Bassingham Village Hall/ Carlton Le Moorland Village Hall. We are a friendly and welcoming parent run group of local Mum’s who meet alternative weeks at The Hammond Hall, Bassingham (1.30pm – 3.00pm) and Carlton-Le-

Moorland Village Hall (9.30–11.00) with our children to chat and play. All this only £1.80.

Birthdays SureStart Lincoln North Children’s Centre, Welbourn House, Welbourn Gardens, Ermine East, Lincoln LN2 2DD. Why not come along to Birthdays, our parent and baby group. Run by our Midwife, Birthdays offers an opportunity to chat with other parents, get support and advice if you need it while your baby gets to socialise. Runs every Monday 1.00pm to 3.00pm – throughout the year, including school holidays for parents and babies up to 12 months old. No need to book – this is a free service.

Bracebridge Heath Parent, Baby and Toddler Group Village Hall, Behind The Bull pub, Bracebridge Heath, Lincoln Lincolnshire LN4 2LD Tuesdays 10.00am – 11.30am during term time.

RED TENT Supporting the first steps of motherhood Offering: Antenatal Classes: 4 week course (1 hr per week)* Breastfeeding/Postnatal Support: Weekly 1/2 hr sessions Baby Massage: 4 week course (1hr per week) One-to-one/Group: Appointments available in your home Group bookings: For bookings within your home, you will receive a 20% discount for being the hostess (all other attendees pay in full).

Gift Vouchers are available.

A bespoke service for women and their babies Enquiries & Bookings to: Karis Annette BMid (Hons)

T.07523990310 E.karis@redtent.org.uk

*Those who have attended Antenatal Classes receive a 20% discount on Baby Massage Classes and free breastfeeding support within their own home for the first month. All provided by a qualified midwife.

All services are available every Thursday from 2pm-7pm at The Terrace, Grantham Street (above Café Portico) Lincoln, LN2 1BD.

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Mother & Baby All welcome, £1.50 for one child or £2 per family. Refreshments included. See us on Facebook at: ‘Bracebridge Heath Toddler Group’

Chapel Lane Toddlers Group Methodist Church Hall, Chapel Lane, North Hykeham, Lincoln Lincolnshire LN6 9QZ Wednesday: 9.45am – 11.30am open term time only. We cater for children up to the age of 5 and costs £1.30 per session for one child and £1.50 for 2 or more children.

Chat & Chill SureStart Lincoln Central Children’s Centre, St. Andrews Close, Lincoln LN5 7XT. Fridays 2.00pm – 3.00pm. All families with 0 – 1 year olds welcome. Run by parents with Health Visitor support as required. Informal, friendly way to meet new friends.

Cheeky Monkeys Fiskerton Village Hall, Fiskerton, Lincoln LN34HW. Every Monday at Fiskerton Village Hall 9.30am – 11.30pm. £1.50 for first child, 50p for any other children. Open all year round including school holidays.

Dads Group

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Lincoln Central Children’s Centre St Andrews Close, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, LN5 7XT. Saturday:- 10.30am -12.30pm. A fun play session for dads, granddads, step-dads and children of all ages.

Diamond Kidz Birchwood Community Hall (The Old Boiler House), Woodfield Avenue, Birchwood, Lincoln Lincolnshire LN6 0WE. 1.00pm – 2.30pm Diamond Kidz meets throughout term time each Wednesday. Ages 0 – 5 years and their carers can enjoy toys, crafts, songs and stories together. Refreshments are provided. Costs £1.50 per family.

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International Parents Group Abbey Medical Practice, 95, Monks Road, Lincoln LN2 5HR. Mondays 2.00pm – 3.00pm (except public holidays). A SureStart group for families of 0 – 4 year olds. Help with any issues to enable families to settle to family life in Lincoln. Informal and friendly.

Jellybeans Music – Learning through Musical Play 01522 721750 Waddington Children’s Centre, Waddington Redwood Primary School, Redwood Drive, Brant Road,Lincoln. LN5 9BN. 11.15am every Monday (term time only). Jellybeans Music© is an opportunity for you and your child to experiment with sound and to discover and develop new skills together. In a relaxed and secure environment, we focus upon creativity, social & physical skills and the development of language and all our sessions support the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum. Sessions are very interactive and we encourage and rely on parents and carers to join in with everything – why let the children have all the fun!! Classes run every Monday (term time only) (6mnths – 5yrs). Spaces are limited and must be pre-booked. To book a place please ring the Children’s Centre 0n 01522 721750 Classes also at: North Hykeham, Washingborough, Witham St Hughes,

Kangaroo Coffee Mornings

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Waddington Children’s Centre, Redwood Drive, Brant Road, Lincoln LN5 9BN. 9.30am – 11.00am (meet on either the first or second Thursday of the month). Please call the centre for detail of the next date. A monthly coffee morning for families who have had a premature or poorly baby. The group offers mutual encouragement, interesting sessions with visiting speakers and a welcoming play friendly space for the little ones. If your child has had a stay in neonatal intensive care, then feel free to join us.

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Mother & Baby Ladybugsfitness Various Locations – see website for details. Ladybugsfitness offers fun exercise classes for you and your little ones. little ones! Please visit our website for more information on all of our services and scheduled classes. Booking is required please.

Lincoln Mamas & Papas

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Baptist Church Parent and Toddler Group, Behind Tradex, Monks Road, Croft Street, Lincoln LN2 5AX. Tuesday mornings 9.30am to 11.15pm.

Lincoln Twins & More Club 01522 859296 We are a Club set up for parents of multiples run by parents of multiples. We meet at each other’s homes the second Tuesday of every month in the evening for an informal get together. We have day trips, picnics, BBQ’s,

Easter & Christmas parties etc for families with multiple births. We are not just for babies & toddlers, but for all ages. New members always welcome! Please note that we will not meet during the month of January. For more information telephone

Lincolnshire Waldorf Parent & Child Groups Chambers Farm Wood, Wragby Lincolnshire. A nurturing and inspiring group for parents/ carers and children up to 5 years. Drawing on Rudolph Steiner’s understanding of child development, we aim to create an environment that is respectful of the needs of young children and their parents. For information on our other groups visit us at:

Little Ducklings Methodist Church Hall, Chapel Lane, North

Mother & Baby Bonding Through ...Singing & Sensory Play Introduce your baby into a new world of fun and excitement

Email: info@babybells.org

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NEW Daily Classes from 5th November

Providing Music & Play From Newborn to 21/2

MON 6 Months~Walking Age (10am~11:30am) TUE Walking Plus (10am~11:30am) WED 0~6 Months (10am~11:30am) THUR 0~6 Months (10am~11:30am) FRI 6 Months~Walking Age (10am~11:30am)

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Parenting & Family Advice Hykeham, Lincoln Lincolnshire LN6 9QZ Tuesdays 10.00 am – 11.30 am Babies – pre-school.

Little Gems Central Methodist Church hall, 123 High Street, Lincoln LN5 7PR. Wednesdays 1.00pm till 2.30 pm

on a Friday afternoon. Both these groups continue to run and offer great opportunities for fun and support for parents and their children. For more information contact either Becki Caig 01522 694085 , Debbie Johnson 01522 705385 or Kate Ruddock 01522810370

Our lady of lincoln Toddlers

Bridge Church, 107-115 Newark Road, Lincoln LN5 8NQ Term time only from 10:30 am until 12 noon

Our lady of Lincoln school, Laughton way, lincoln LN2 2HE. Monday afternoons 1.30-3.pm school term time. Babies to five years £1.00 + 20p each extra child. Drink and snack provided.

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Queen’s Park School, Lincoln. Term-time Thursdays 9.30am to 11.00am If you’re aged under 4yrs old and you want to play, come and join us!

Bracebridge Community & Children’s Centre, Maple Street, Bracebridge, Lincoln Wednesdays 1.30pm – 3.00pm Early education for families with children aged 18 months to 3yrs- younger brothers and sisters are welcome to come too. Come and join in with play, singing and stories and find

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MATTs (Mums And Toddlers Together) St Georges Church, Doddington Road, Lincoln LN6 7EP. First Thursday of every month from 9.30am to 11.00am. Aimed towards babies and toddlers but older children are also welcome. On the first Thursday of every month, some of the Mums from St Georges will be getting together for a Play and Stay session in St George’s Church. We would love other mums to come and join us! Please note that this is an addition to Family Life at St Georges and is not replacing either the Tuesday Toddler Group in the hall or the well established Toddler church

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What’s On November Wednesday 14th to Sunday 18th November Season’s Greetings Theatre Royal – Lincoln Season’s Greetings is Sir Alan Aycbourn’s famously hilarious and touching comedy about a family Christmas. Rich in recognizable characters, absurd situations and drama, it is also a wonderful play of human observation. Season’s Greetings introduces us to various friends and relatives who are celebrating Christmas with Neville and Belinda. Petty tensions begin to erupt then squabbles break out and old feuds and grudges emerge. For information on show times and ticket prices, call the box office on 01522 519999 or book online at:

Lincolnshire! Among the wide range of exciting, unusual and colourful products for sale at the market will be: Rugs, Candles, Ceramics and Pottery, Metal Lamps, Brass, Copper and Alloy Metal Work, Paintings, Scarves, Leather Slippers, Bags and Belts, Saffron, Spices and Herbs, Woodwork, Carving and Furniture, Wrought Ironwork, Jewellery, both Antique and Modern, Jewellery Boxes, both Wood and Metal, Mirrors, Tagines, Moroccan Tea Pots and Tea Glasses, Argan Oil Beauty, Hair Care and Skin Care Products, Woven Blankets, Vellum Lamps, Moroccan Cakes, Pastries, Nuts and Sweets Products are all handmade and specialist skills people from Morocco will be demonstrating how they make the products at the market. No two pieces are the same. For a taste of Morocco and an unique Christmas gift visit Marshall’s Yard this Christmas! www.marshallsyard.co.uk

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Saturday 17th & Sunday 18th November Friday 16th November Christmas Lights Switch On Marshalls Yard – Gainsborough Join us for the most spectacular event of the year where you watch among thousands of other’s Marshall’s Yard light up for Christmas. A Christmas Craft Market will be held along with the Moroccan Christmas Market all hosted by local radio station Lincs FM. Special guest Titan The Robot will be wowing the crowds with his singing, dancing and carrying out other amazing acts for this robot which is unlike anything else on Earth. Also on the night, Santa may be paying a visit, there will be live singing and dancing, children’s rides plus all the Christmas favourites on sale including roasted chestnuts, mulled wine and other scrummy treats. www.marshallsyard.co.uk

Friday 16th November – 23rd December Moroccan Christmas Market Marshalls Yard – Gainsborough An authentic Moroccan Christmas Market comes to Marshall’s Yard for the first time this Christmas for five weeks! One of only five locations in the UK to host this market you will not get to visit another market the same as this in the whole of

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Christmas Market Tattershall Castle 11.00am – 4.00pm. Come and pick up beautiful Christmas gifts from local crafts people and food suppliers. Free Entry www.nationaltrust.org.uk/tattershall

Saturday 17th November The Elves and the Shoemaker - Theatre Hullabaloo The Terry O’Toole Theatre – North Hykeham In a new version by Mike Kenny. Once, there were two shoemakers who were very old and very poor, so poor they couldn’t even afford to buy Christmas presents for each other. Then one Christmas Eve, as the snow drifted down outside, two little Elves decided to spread a little bit of magic and help! Live music, puppetry, physical storytelling and a bit of Elf magic combine to tell this classic tale. Age Guide: A tale of magic and mischief for children aged 3 years+ and their grown-ups Running time: approx. 55 minutes Ticket prices for all children’s theatre: £5, Family ticket (4 tickets) £18.00. Individual season ticket (3 shows) £12.00, Family Season ticket (3 shows/4 seats) £50.00 www.terryotooletheatre.org.uk

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What’s On Saturday 17th November

Monday 19th November

Peppa Pig and George Twinlakes Family Theme park 11am, 12noon, 2:10pm, 3:20pm, 4:30pm See Peppa Pig and George: Located at the Outdoor Picnic Area (Near number 41 on the map) In the event of bad weather Peppa Pig and George will be appearing in the Undercover picnic area (number 13 on the map) Location of Peppa Pig and George is subject to change please check the Events Board for up to date information. All rides and attractions open as normal. Twinlakes Park reserves the right to cancel or cut short any character appearance without prior notice. Please note – this is a free event included in the admission charge to Twinlakes Family Theme Park.

The New Youth Theatre Present – Annie The Palace Theatre – Newark 8.00pm Abandoned by her parents, little orphan Annie is left with only a broken locket and a promise that they will be back to get her. Chosen to spend Christmas with one of America’s richest men, Oliver Warbucks, Annie is delighted when he decides to help her search. Tickets £8, £7 concessions. Call the Box Office on: 01636 655755

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Saturday 17th – Sunday 18th November Christmas Food & Craft Market Belton House 11.00am. A perfect opportunity to buy beautiful handmade Christmas gifts in a festive atmosphere with seasonal music and a traditional Mummers Play. Traditional Christmas lunch available in the Stables Restaurant 12 noon – 2pm (counter service). Normal admission charges apply. For more information: 01476 566166 www.nationaltrust.org.uk/belton-house

Saturday 17th November – Sunday 6th January A Magical Winter Wonderland Twinlakes Family Theme park Melton Mowbray Discover a truly incredible experience as Twinlakes Family Theme Park is magically transformed into an enchanted Winter Wonderland…! Dreams are discovered at the 70 Acre all-weather Park, as its transformed into a stunning illuminated whiteout with thousands of stunning lights and twinkling snow scenes for a truly magical family experience. For more information please visit us at:

www.newark-sherwooddc.gov.uk/palacetheatre

Tuesday 20th November The New Youth Theatre Present – Aladin Jr The Palace Theatre – Newark 8.00pm All of your favourite characters are here in this New Youth Theatre adaptation of the Disney hit including Aladdin, Jasmine and of course the Genie. Filled with magic mahem and flying carpet rides, audience’s spirits will soar with excitement. Tickets £8, £7 concessions. To book call the Box Office on 01636 655755 or visit us at: www.newark-sherwooddc.gov.uk/palacetheatre

Welcome to The Five Bells In Bassingham A charming unique Country Pub offering the best dining experience SUNDAY LUNCHES CHRISTMAS & FESTIVE PARTIES FULL FESTIVE DINING ‘Meal Vouchers make the perfect gift’

Please call for details and don’t forget to book early! 01522 788269

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What’s On Thursday 22nd November Christmas Lights Switch On – Lincoln Lincoln High Street & St Mark’s This year the Christmas lights will be switched on both in St. Marks and on High Street. Lincs FM will compere the stage in St. Marks from 5pm until 7pm with Panto stars from the Drill Hall production of Peter Pan. The action begins on High Street outside St. Benedict’s from 6pm.The lights will be switched on by Olympic and former Olympic athletes.

throughout the day so be sure to pop down the meet them. We will of course be having our Breakfast with Ben & Holly Package so give us a call to make sure you get a place. The usual price of £17 each applies and includes farm admission, breakfast, goody bags and animal food. It will be a day full of fun as Santa is also arriving and settling in to his magical Walk-through Grotto for the festive season. Join us for a cracking Christmas down on the Farm, or give us a call if you have any questions – Tel: 01623 882977 www.whitepostfarmcentre.co.uk

Saturday 24th – Sunday 25th November Christmas Craft Fair Gainsborough Old Hall The annual Victorian themed craft fair is as popular as ever. The fire will be lit in the Medieval Kitchen and Lady Burgh’s special punch will be flowing! Entry £1. www.lincolnshire.gov.uk/gainsborougholdhall

Saturday 24th November Lantern Workshop Belton House – Grantham 12.30pm – 3.00pm. Drop in sessions In the Discovery Centre. £3 for materials. www.nationaltrust.org.uk/belton-house

Saturday 24th November Lantern Procession & Carols Belton House – Grantham 3.30pm – 4.30pm approx With Oasby Village Singers & Santa Bring along a lantern or torch and join us on this festive occasion. Please dress warmly with robust footwear! We gather around the Christmas Tree in the Stableyard, then process around the garden, arriving back at the tree at approximately 4.15pm for a final carol or two. www.nationaltrust.org.uk/belton-house

Saturday 24th November Christmas begins with Ben and Holly White Post Farm – Farnsfield, Newark Appearances throughout the day. To kick off the celebrations we will be joined by Ben and Holly from Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom. Ben the Elf and Holly the Fairy will be appearing at intervals

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Saturday 24th – Sunday 6th January The Christmas Experience Wheelgate All Action Theme Park – Farnsfield, Newark Join us for the our Magical Christmas Experience at Wheelgate, the best value family day out ever!! Discover a truly incredible experience as Wheelgate Adventure Park, near Sherwood Forest, is magically transformed into an enchanted Christmas Experience! For more information please visit us at: www.wheelgatepark.com

Sunday 25th November A Woodland Wander Skellingthorpe old wood Join Woodland expert Steve Donagain for a wander around this ancient woodland to find out more about the native trees and woodland management. For more information tel: 01522 688868 or visit is at: www.naturalworldcentre.co.uk

Sunday 25th November Gainsborough Christmas Charity Market Starts at 10:00 am A fun day out for all the family with free entertainment including face painters, rides, jugglers and music . Approx 50 charity stalls , craft and trade as well as catering for when those hunger pangs hit.

Tuesday 27th November A Christmas Carol Ballet – The Perfect Tale For Christmas

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What’s On The Palace theatre – Newark 7.30pm Get into the Christmas Spirit with Ballet Theatre UK as they take you on a magical trip through the streets of Dickensian London.Join Ebenezer Scrooge on his journey as he is visited by mystical ghosts, trying to show him the true meaning of Christmas. Bob Cratchit, Jacob Marley and Tiny Tim and other favourite characters tell this story filled with joy, laughter and heartbreaking moments as this production combines traditional ballet with captivating theatre performed to a beautiful score. Tickets £20.50, £19 concessions, £18.50 Friends of the Palace, £14.50 children. To book call the Box office on 01636 655755 or visit us see us at:

Saturdays 1st & 8th December

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Santa in the Stables Belton House – Grantham 12 noon – 3.00pm. Meet up in the Stables by the Herb Garden. Normal Grounds Admission + £3.50 (incl gift)

December 2012 Saturday 1st December Breakfast With Santa Twinlakes Family Theme Park – Melton Mowbray Limited availability 1st, 9th, 15th and 21st December only. Join Santa and his Elves for a breakfast feast at Twinlakes Winter Wonderland this December to add that extra special magic to your child’s Christmas. Join Santa and his elves for a yummy breakfast, heaps of fun and if you’ve been good all year a special gift to take home! PLUS exclusive entry to Twinlakes Winter Wonderland ! Includes Breakfast 8.30am – 10am, Theme Park 10am until close. Package includes: Accompanying adults only £15.50 (£5.50 with an Annual Pass) will receive unlimited free teas and coffees plus mince pies! (Add a bacon or sausage sandwich, only £2.50)

Carols in the Marble Hall Belton House – Grantham 6.15 for 6.30pm – 8.15pm (approx) Enjoy festive music in 17th century splendour with mulled wine & mince pies ‘below stairs’ in the interval.Parking in the Stableyard – please bring a torch. Please dress warmly with robust footwear. We regret no wheelchair access for this event. Booking essential: Adult: £9.50; Child: £5* (*incl Santa gift) Tel 01476 566116 www.nationaltrust.org.uk/belton-house

Saturdays & Sundays: 1st, 2nd, 8th, 9th, 15th, 16th December

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Saturday 1st – Sunday 30th December Lincoln Ice Rink - City Square Lincoln Ice Rink returns to City Square for four weeks throughout December. Opening from 10am till 9pm daily with sessions starting on the hour lasting 45 minutes. Last session starts at 8pm. Please note that the rink will be closed on Christmas Day and Boxing Day

Saturdays 1st December – Sunday 6th January Holly & Ivy Festive Favourites Family Fun Trail Belton House – Grantham 10.30am – 3.00pm Name festive tunes as you explore the Garden! £1.50 per trail

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Sunday 2nd December

Santa’s Grotto Tattershall Castle 11am – 3.00pm Visit Santa Claus in his grotto in the castle – and if you have been good – receive a present. £3 per child. Normal admission charges apply. www.nationaltrust.org.uk/tattershall

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Tree Dressing – Hartsholme Country Park 1.00pm to 3.00pm. It’s Tree Dressing Day!! Trees are special because they provide food, shelter, medicine and the air we breathe. So join the Park rangers as part of National Tree Week, on this art/ craft day and decorate a Hartsholme tree. There is a charge of £3.30 per child for this event and booking is essential. All children must be

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What’s On accompanied by an adult. There are toilets and refreshments at the park. Meet at 1pm inside the Visitors Centre, Hartsholme Country Park, Skellingthorpe Road, Lincoln, LN6 0EY For further details Call Park Rangers at Hartsholme Country park on 01522 873577

Thursday 6th – Sunday 9th December

Sunday 2nd December

Friday 7th December

Breakfast with Santa Wheelgate All Action Theme park – Farnsfield, Newark. Limted availability 2nd, 8th, 16th and 22nd December only. Join Santa and his Elves for a breakfast feast at the Wheelgate Christmas Experience this December to add that extra special magic to your child’s Christmas. Join Santa and his elves for a yummy breakfast, heaps of fun and if you’ve been good all year a special gift to take home! PLUS exclusive entry to the Wheelgate Christmas Experience! £21.99 per child (£9.99 with an Annual Pass or under 95cms). Accompanying adults only £13.50 (£5.50 with an Annual Pass). For more information visit us at:

Victorian Workhouse Christmas The Workhouse – Southwell 5.00pm – 8.00pm Although The Workhouse will close for the season on Sunday 28 October the staff and paupers will be opening the doors to celebrate a Victorian Workhouse Christmas for an evening of carol singing and storytelling. Booking and pre-payment is essential, please call 01636 817260 and tickets cost £3.50, children free.

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Thursday 6th December Toddlers Christmas Lunch with Santa Fun Farm – North Hykeham 11.00am – 2.00pm Traditional Christmas meal, present from Santa, unlimited play on our massive play equipment. £7.00 per child. Free entry for all adults and under 1′s. Limited spaces available. Book early to avoid disappointment. Tel: 01522 695553

Thursday 6th – Sunday 9th December Swedish Christmas Market St Mark’s Shopping Centre The St Marks area will be transformed into a mini Stockholm, with fairytale red and white wooden stalls laden with all manner of goodies, from traditional Nordic foods and drink to craft items. The Market will be complemented by an exciting Swedish Santa’s Grotto, which will be found in the garden at St Marks, which can be visited by families from December 6th right through until December 23rd. The Grotto will be open from 10.30am – 4.30pm Monday to Saturday and from 10.00am – 4.00pm Sunday.

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Lincoln Christmas Market The Castle plays host to the heart of the Christmas Market, with festive stalls, crafts, gifts, food and drink. www.lincolnshire.gov.uk/lincolncastle

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Friday 7th December – Sunday 13th January Dick Whittington - Lincoln Theatre Royal Lincoln Theatre Royal are proud to present DICK WHITTINGTON as our 2012 – 2013 Christmas Pantomime. Starring Lincoln’s favourite comedy duo, Cannon and Ball! Times Vary. Contact the Box Office for further details: 01522 519999

Friday 7th – Monday 24th December The Wizard of Oz – The Lincoln Company LPAC See website for performance times – Duration 2 hours (interval). When Dorothy and her pet dog Toto are whisked away to the wonderful and strange land of Oz she’ll need all the help she can get from new friends Scarecrow, Tin Man and Lion to reach the Emerald. City and fi nd her way back home. Age 5+. Early Bird Family Ticket Offer – book and pay by 1st October 2012 £20 (4 people – max 2 adults) More information visit us at: www.lpac.com

Saturday 8th December Listen Make & Create The National Centre for Craft & Design 1.00pm -3.00pm. Kirsty Mead from Rhubarb Theatre is a professional storyteller who combines storytelling, music, movement and making within her fun interactive sessions. Each creative

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What’s On options for various shows in terms of times, dates and prices; please see the table of performances below. But don’t forget to book your tickets early to avoid disappointment.

workshop will start with a story and end with every child having created something to take home and enjoy. £5 per person (children 4-8 years and families). Navigation Wharf, Carre Street, Sleaford, Lincolnshire. NG34 7TW

www.newark-sherwooddc.gov.uk/palacetheatre

Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th December

Thursday 13th December

Victorian Christmas Museum of Lincolnshire Life. 10.00am – 4.00pm Join a host of Victorian Characters as they prepare for the festive season in the Museum’s popular living history event. Last entry 3.30pm

Reindeer Parade Starting at 6.00pm from the Bailgate. The Reindeer Parade will be making its way down to Castle Hill and Steep Hill and finishes at the Cornhill. During the Parade, we will of course have Santa Claus riding on his sleigh pulled by Cairngorm reindeers.

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Saturday 8th & Saturday 15th December Festive Feasts in Sherwood Forest Enjoy an evening of traditional hog roasting and fine festive merriment with music and Ceilidh dancing until midnight at the home of Robin Hood. medieval dress encouraged! Adults £25, Children £13. For more information and to book call 01623 821322 or visit www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/sherwoodforest

Sunday 9th December Tree Dressing, Lollycocks Field – Sleaford Use natural resources to make tree dressings to decorate your home- why not use just a bit of sparkle too! For mor information tel: 01522 688868

Wednesday 12th December – 2nd January Peter Pan - The Lincoln Drill Hall Our spectacular Panto packed with adventure, jokes, songs and oodles of magical fairy dust.! Fun for all the family! For more information, contact the box office on 01522 873894 or visit us www.lincolndrillhall.com

Wednesday 12th December – 6th January Beauty and The Beast 2012-13 The Palace Theatre – Newark Visit us online for show performances and ticket prices. Our production again features something of a star turn this year, with both comic legend Bernie Clifton and soap and sitcom star John Pickard playing alongside each other, amid a dazzling stage set. There are a wide range of

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Friday 14th & Saturday 15th December Carols in the Marble Hall Belton House – Grantham 6.15 for 6.30pm – 8.15pm (approx) Enjoy festive music in 17th century splendour with mulled wine & mince pies ‘below stairs’ in the interval. Parking in the Stableyard – please bring a torch. Please dress warmly with robust footwear. We regret no wheelchair access for this event. Booking essential: Adult: £9.50; Child: £5* (*incl Santa gift) Tel 01476 566116 www.nationaltrust.org.uk/belton-house

Friday 14th – Monday 17th December The Journey - Lincoln Castle 6.00pm – 8.00pm. Heart-warming performance of the nativity story. Limited number of tickets available at: Goodies sweet Shop, 5, the Strait, Lincoln. Tel: 01522 525307

Saturday 15th December Stickman Story Book Days. 10.00am – 3.00pm Will Stickman get home to his stick lady love for Christmas? Come and make your own Stickman, gifts, cards and decorations and help recreate Stickman’s and Father Christmas’ adventures! Suitable 4-7 years. £22 per child. Unit 5, 22 The Green, Nettleham, Lincoln LN2 2NR www.storybookdays.co.uk

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What’s On Saturday 15th & Sunday 16th December Victorian Christmas at the Village The Village Church Farm – Skegness A step back in time to a simpler time -Roasted Chestnuts, Mulled Wine, Mince Pies and much more. Visit Father Christmas and the Christmas Market. Church Road South, Skegness PE25 2HF Tel:01754 766658

accompanied by an adult. There are toilets and refreshments at the park. Meet at 1pm inside the Visitors Centre, Hartsholme Country Park, Skellingthorpe Road, Lincoln, LN6 0EY For further details Call Park Rangers at Hartsholme Country park on 01522 873577

www.churchfarmvillage.org.uk

January 2013

Sunday 16th December

Friday 4th January

The Selfish Giant – Sea Legs Puppet Theatre The Terry O’Toole Theatre – North Hykeham 3.00pm. Every Christmas we bring you a delightful festive treat for all the family! This year we are delighted to welcome back Sea Legs Puppet Theatre with the story of The Selfish Giant. Since building a wall to keep the children out of his garden, the only visitors the Selfish Giant gets are Lady Snow and her friends. One morning he hears the most beautiful music coming from his bedroom window and is delighted with the sight that greets him. Age Guide: For children age 3+ and their families Running time: 45 minutes + 15 minutes “Meet the Puppets” aftershow Ticket prices for all children’s theatre: £5, Family ticket (4 tickets) £18.00. Individual season ticket (3 shows) £12.00, Family Season ticket (3 shows/4 seats) £50.00

Clay Creations Hartsholme Country Park - 1.00pm to 3.00pm Take a walk around Hartsholme Country Park with the Rangers and try to spot some of the wildlife that lives at the park. Whilst on your travels acquire natural products to enhance your clay model and recreate the things you have seen. There is a charge of £3.30 per child for this event and booking is essential. All children must be accompanied by an adult. There are toilets and refreshments at the park. Location Meet at 1pm inside the Visitors Centre, Hartsholme Country Park, Skellingthorpe Road, Lincoln, LN6 0EY For further details call the Park Rangers at Hartsholme Country park on 01522 873577

www.terryotooletheatre.org.uk

Thursday 20th December Dutch Lantern Parade Starting at Lincoln Cornhill This year the children from Westgate Academy will participate in the Lantern Parade, leaving from the Cornhill at 6pm and going all the way up Steep Hill carrying paper lanterns. They will arrive in Castle Hill around 6.30pm for a nativity and carol service.

Friday 4th January 2013 The Lion The Witch and the Wardrobe Story Book Days 10.00am – 3.00pm This day will be full of magic and wonder. What will we find through the wardrobe? Will we manage to defeat the wicked Witch? We will play games, make lions and Turkish delight. Suitable 6 – 11 years. £22 per child. Unit 5, 22 The Green, Nettleham, Lincoln LN2 2NR www.storybookdays.co.uk

Friday 21st December Christmas Crafts – Hartsholme Country Park 1.00pm to 3.00pm. Come and join us for our Christmas craft event and make decorations out of all sorts of materials in time for the big day! There is a charge of £3.30 per child for this event and booking is essential. All children must be

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