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Your guide to family-friendly activities and experiences

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Lincoln is known for its stunning heritage, famous foods and of course a Steep Hill! But did you know that the city and surrounding countryside is packed full of great family day out experiences?

Real dairy ice cream made fresh using milk from our own dairy cows

Keep reading to find inspiration for the History Hunters in your household, or perhaps you have a budding Stage and Screen star.

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We have practical suggestions for family friendly food stops, top advice from Lincoln Mums, deals, discounts and more. Don’t forget to enter the competition on page 36 for your chance to WIN A FAMILY BREAK in December.

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LINCOLN CATHEDRAL

GHASTLY PAST & HISTORY HUNTERS

A place of beauty and so much more Can you spot the Lincoln Imp peering at you? Conjure up stories about the ghastly gargoyles staring down from above. Tours with experienced guides allow access to the full footprint of the Cathedral, including floor, tower and roof tours.

HISTORY HUNTERS WILL LOVE TO DISCOVER OVER 1,000 YEARS OF GHASTLY TALES AND WALK IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF PAST KINGS AND CONQUERORS.

An icon of Lincolnshire, the Cathedral is a must visit. Enjoy the stunning view of the nave, light a candle in remembrance,

Scale the Castle Walls and see a real Saxon, hear the roar of Merlin engines as a WWII Lancaster Bomber taxis along the runway or experience trench life at the Museum of Lincolnshire Life. CAN YOU SPOT THE MISCHIEVOUS LINCOLN IMP HIDING IN THE RAFTERS OF LINCOLN CATHEDRAL?

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DURATION: 1.5 hours + (excluding tour)

Minster Yard, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, LN2 1PZ

Lincoln Castle is a fantastic family fun day out

Our Magna Carta experience brings the story of King John and this important medieval document to life.

July to August Monday - Friday 7.15am - 8pm FREE FREE Saturday - Sunday ENTRY ENTRY 7.15am - 6pm

PHONE: 01522 561 600

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Tales of prisoners past are brought to life inside our Victorian Prison. Grab an explorer’s backpack, get dressed up as an inmate and don’t forget to take a picture of your #Cellfie

OPENING HOURS: September to June Monday - Saturday 7.15am - 6pm, Sunday 7.15am - 5pm

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Join Wally Walker as he embarks on his ‘history mystery’ with our family audio guide. Are you the brave, quick-witted, not scared of killer worms type of companion that can help him solve the riddle?

PRICE: Family Ticket £20.80, Adult £8.00 and Child £4.80

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The mighty Medieval Wall Walk, villains of the Victorian Prison and magnificent Magna Carta are enough to spark the imagination of any budding time travelling adventurer.

attend a service or reflect in the Morning Chapel without charge.

PRICE: All Inclusive Family Ticket £31.20 (2 adult 3 children), Adult £12, Child £7.20

SAVE 20% ON ADMISSION PRICES

OPENING HOURS: April

to September 10am - 5pm (grounds close 5.30pm), October to March 10am - 4pm (grounds close 4.30pm)

WEBSITE: lincolncastle.com PHONE: 01522 554559 DURATION: 2 hours FREE FREE ENTRY ENTRY

Castle Hill, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, LN1 3AA

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VALUE FOR MONEY AT LINCOLN’S TOP ATTRACTIONS Save 20% on admission prices to Lincoln Cathedral and Castle. Ticket price includes entry into both attractions PLUS a FREE return visit within 6 months.

TICKET PRICES:

Adult £16.00 Child (under 5) free, Child (5-16yrs) £10.00 Concession £13.00 Family (2 adults & up to 3 children) £40.00

JOINT TICKETS CAN BE PURCHASED FROM:

The Joint Ticket includes a visitlincoln.com/jointticket floor tour of the Cathedral. Visitor Information Centre on Castle Terms and conditions Hill or at either attraction. apply, see website. *Children: 5 - 16 years of age

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MUSEUM OF LINCOLNSHIRE LIFE

ELLIS MILL

Experience a Cornucopia of Yesteryear A rich and varied social history collection reflects and celebrates the culture of Lincolnshire and its people from 1750 to the present day. The History Hunters playground is the perfect place for your little engines to let off steam. Explore the museum together and spot the objects, displays and aspects of the building’s military past, that inspired our

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playground, through specially designed trails. Home of a real WWI tank.

PRICE: Free OPENING HOURS:

Open daily from 10am to 4.30pm (last entry at 4pm). Summer opening times from FREE FREE ENTRY September 24th JulyENTRY to 3rd are 10.00 am to 5.30pm (last entry 5.00) daily

The last standing of nine windmills that formerly faced west over the steep slopes of the Lincoln Edge. Enthusiastic volunteers will take you on a journey into the past by bringing the story of the mill to life. See working machinery and handle flour which has been milled on site. FREE ENTRY

WEBSITE: lincolnshire.gov.uk/ museumoflincolnshirelife PHONE: 01522 782040

TELEPHONE: 01522 782040 DURATION: 30 minutes +

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OPENING HOURS:

April to September (open Saturdays and Sundays) 2pm - 5pm October to March (open Saturdays only) 1pm - Dusk

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Burton Road, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, LN1 3LY

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GAINSBOROUGH OLD HALL

BATTLE OF BRITAIN MEMORIAL FLIGHT

One of Lincolnshire’s hidden gems

Chocks Away! Get up close to the RAF Battle Of Britain Memorial Aircraft at RAF Coningsby and meet the technicians who work to keep them airworthy. See Spitfires, Hurricanes and the UK’s only flying Lancaster. Delight your little ones by taking them to the 1940s style tea room where a delicious array of locally sourced cakes are on offer.

HANGAR TOUR PRICES:

Family ticket £18.20, Adult £7.00 and Child £4.20

the day. The last tour is at FREE FREE FREE 3.30pm from March to October ENTRY ENTRY ENTRY and at 3pm from November to February. LINCOLN MUMS UNT •

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WEBSITE:

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PHONE: 01522 782040 DURATION: 1.5 hours +

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Gainsborough Old Hall holds a range of events throughout the year where children and adults can get involved and learn together, you will be sure to experience something new while you enjoy the fun. Discover the Old Hall on a whole new level with the exciting, award- winning FREE FREE ENTRY iGuides ENTRY which bring the history of the building to life in front of your eyes. LINCOLN MUMS UNT •

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Summer holidays and half terms bring Family Fun Fridays which are themed days with £1 havea-go craft activities. Perfect for the whole family.

PRICE: Family Ticket £19.00, Adult £7.40 and Child £5.90 OPENING HOURS:

March to Oct Monday - Friday 10am - 5pm, Saturday and Sunday 10.30am - 5pm. Nov to Feb 2017 Monday Friday 10am - 4pm, Saturday and Sunday 10.30am - 4pm.

WEBSITE:

gainsborougholdhall.com

PHONE: 01522 782040 DURATION: 1hour + Parnell Street, Gainsborough, Lincolnshire, DN21 2NB

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Cranwell

CRANWELL AVIATION HERITAGE CENTRE Discover the fascinating history of RAF Cranwell through artefacts and exhibits. FREE ENTRY

Heath Farm, North Rauceby, Sleaford, Lincolnshire, NG34 8QR

Self-guided walking trail, see the remains of this historic roman city delving into the past lives of the Roman's who once inhabited Lindon Colonia. visitlincoln.com/trails

Self-guided mystery walking trail exploring Lincoln’s Cathedral Quarter. treasuretrails.co.uk

PRICE: Free Admission PHONE: 01529 488490 EMAIL: cranwellaviation@ n-kesteven.gov.uk WEBSITE:

cranwellaviation.co.uk

Drury Lane (First Stop), Lincoln, Lincolnshire, LN1 3BN

Award-winning archaeology museum, showing a wide variety of exhibitions, talks and events. thecollectionmuseum.com

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USHER GALLERY

Lincolnshire’s Premier Art Gallery

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Make sure you pick up one of the gallery’s free backpacks to take your youngsters on an inspiring and engaging journey throughout the building.

DODDINGTON HALL & GARDENS Much loved family home with 5 acres of parkland, stunning Elizabethan mansion, farm shop and café.

Doddington, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, LN6 4RU

PRICE: Free OPENING HOURS:

Open daily 10am - 4pm Last entry 3:45pm

WEBSITE:

AVIATION TRAIL Learn about Bomber County, the famous Red Arrows, see fascinating aircrafts and experience life in WWI. Self-guided. visitlincoln.com/trails EE FR

thecollectionmuseum.com

PHONE: 01522 782040 DURATION: 30 minutes + Danes Terrace, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, LN2 1LP

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Little ones will love to play in the gardens, run through the trees and watch the gardeners growing the delicious foods sold in the farm shop. The fishing lake and wall gardens are a popular choice for families, stopping off at the café serving a healthy range of meals and light bites throughout the day. Prices from Adults £6.50 Children: £3.50 Families: £18.00 doddingtonhall.com

The Usher Gallery has a diverse collection of fine and decorative arts, including loans from national collections and a vibrant programme of temporary exhibitions.

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Danes Terrace, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, LN2 1LP

The Usher Gallery welcomes families to explore and enjoy its range of collections. Each gallery space has a child-friendly FREE FREE ENTRY ENTRY activity linked to the theme of the room.

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LINCOLN MYSTERY TREASURE TRAIL

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Have a go at the interactive exhibits, ideal for children (and adults as well!) You can also attempt to land a Jet Provost on the runway in a race against time before your fuel runs out!

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MEDIEVAL BISHOPS’ PALACE Ruins of a medieval home of the Bishops’ of Lincoln, audio tour available and secret garden. english-heritage.org.uk Minster Yard, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, LN2 1PU

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LINCOLN PERFORMING ARTS CENTRE

Lincoln Performing Arts Centre’s family friendly Zing café bar offers fresh and affordable snacks and drinks.

THE STAGE IS SET, THE LIGHTS ARE ON – IT’S ACTION TIME!

Lil’ PACs, is a fun creative play session every Friday 1011.30am (Please note there will

Dress up as your favourite movie characters, hear stories brought to life and get messy in creative play sessions.

be a break over summer & public holidays). The session is guided

Lincoln venues are here to offer your little stars a storybook ending.

by storytellers and artists, perfect for parents and toddlers.

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LINCOLN DRILL HALL

Lincoln Drill Hall’s family programme is designed to give children of all ages exciting and inspiring live theatre, dance and music experiences… and to encourage them to get involved themselves wherever possible. For little ones there are regular Happy Monday creative play sessions, Hartbeeps musical workshops and Diddy Discos. Fishtank Youth Theatre offers 7-16 year olds the chance to create and perform their own shows, while Fretless, for children aged 12+, is a group of young artistic programmers who organise and run their own events. Add to that a year round programme of children’s theatre shows including the Christmas panto and The Drill Hall is the place to

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PRICE: Varied

FREE ENTRY

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Bar is open Monday - Friday from 9.00am - 3pm and Saturday 9.30am - 4.30pm.

An array of family friendly shows run all year round. All children under 24 months can attend a performance for free if accompanied by an adult ticket holder (except for

PRICE: Varied OPENING HOURS: LPACs FREE Zing Café Bar is open Monday ENTRY - Friday from 8.30am - 6pm and from an hour before show start times.

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WEBSITE: lpac.co.uk BOX OFFICE: 01522 837600 DURATION: 30minutes +

events specifically created for the very young). Spaces subject to

availability.

University of Lincoln, Brayford Pool, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, LN6 7TS

WEBSITE: lincolndrillhall.com BOX OFFICE: 01522 873894

Free School Lane, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, LN2 1EY

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THE COLLECTION

Looking for fun things to do on days out with the kids?

The Collection brings together an award-winning archaeology museum and the region’s premier art gallery, The Usher Gallery, in the heart of historic Lincoln. People have inhabited the landscape of Lincolnshire for nearly half a million years. The archaeology gallery takes visitors FREE FREE ENTRY ENTRY on a journey through the Stone, Bronze and Iron Ages before exploring the Roman, Saxon, Viking and Medieval eras. Play at The Collection is an exciting free activity centre for younger visitors that encourages learning through play. LINCOLN MUMS UNT •

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A variety of free activities will keep your little ones amused for hours or you can pick up a backpack and go on an adventure in the rest of the museum. Grab a refreshing snack at our Stokes Collection café. Children’s menu available.

PRICE: Free OPENING HOURS:

Open daily 10am - 4pm Last entry 3:45pm

WEBSITE:

thecollectionmuseum.com

DURATION: 1hour +

STOKES FOR

THIRSTY MUMS Wide variety of carefully blended speciality teas or our freshly roasted coffees. Scrumptious goodies and homemade treats, starring lots of locally sourced ingredients. Children’s menu, offering delicious, healthy and fun food such as Dinosaur sandwiches. Open 7 Days a week, 10am - 4pm

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Spooky bus tour exploring Lincoln’s haunted past, by open-top bus with a local ghost expert. August - September. £6pp. visitlincoln.com/ghosts Minster Yard (First Stop), Lincoln, Lincolnshire, LN2 1PX

PHONE: 01522 782040 Danes Terrace, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, LN2 1LP

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Stokes Collection Café

Danes Terrace, Lincoln, LN2 1LP 01522 523548

LINCOLN GHOST WALK

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Award-winning evening walk to learn more about the city’s ghostly hauntings and supernatural past, 7pm. Adults £5.00, Children £2.00 (under 3). lincolnhistorywalks.co.uk Meet outside the Magna Carta Pub, Bailgate, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, LN2 1PZ

LINCOLN TOY LIBRARY Over 2000 quality toys and play equipment for hire, ball pools, soft play and sensory play. lincolnshire.gov.uk Lincoln Toy Library, Witham Park House, Waterside South, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, LN5 7JN

TERRY O’ TOOLE THEATRE Theatre and performing arts venue, children’s theatre, family performances and shows plus Take Part programme including ArtsNKYouth programme. terryotooletheatre.org.uk Moor Lane, North Hykeham, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, LN6 9AX

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19th century theatre in the heart of Lincoln’s Cultural Quarter, great selection of performing arts, live entertainment and plays. newtheatreroyallincoln.co.uk 9-11 Clasketgate, Lincoln, Lincolnshire LN2 1JS

THE VENUE LINCOLN Family film club showing a great selection of family friendly films and screenings. Adults £5.50, Children £4.50. thevenuelincoln.co.uk The Venue, Bishop Grosseteste University College, Longdales Road, Lincoln LN1 3DY

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NATIONAL CENTRE FOR CRAFT & DESIGN One of the largest exhibition and craft centres in England, workshops for all ages plus children’s craft trail and shop. nationalcraftanddesign.org.uk Navigation Wharf, Carre Street, Sleaford, Lincolnshire, NG34 7TW

LIL’ PACS Fun and creative play sessions, guided by storytellers and artists, perfect for parents and toddlers, Fridays at 10am. lpac.co.uk Lincoln Performing Arts Centre, University of Lincoln, Brayford Pool, Lincoln, LN6 7TS

THE LITTLE POTTERY STUDIO Paint your own pottery studio in Lincoln. ... unforgettable tour Family-run studio for adultsguided and children of the to experimental Victorian allof abilities explore their creative sides. littlepotterystudio.com prison within Lincoln Castle.”

Chris The Little Jarvis,CBBC Pottery Studio, Redhall, Redhall Drive, Bracebridge Heath, LN4 2JT

MONEY-SAVING VOUCHER LINCOLN CASTLE

25% OFF kids cardboard lunch boxes at Langton’s Café, Lincoln Castle Boxes contain a sandwich (ham or cheese), a piece of fruit, a colouring book and then a carton of juice or bottled water. Discount cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer. Not transferable. No cash alternative. No photocopies accepted. Management reserve the right to remove the offer at any time. Subject to availability. Valid until 30th November 2017.

MONEY-SAVING VOUCHER STOKES AT THE COLLECTION

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gingerbread dinosaur cookies for children with any purchase over £2.75. Discount cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer. Not transferable. No cash alternative. No photocopies accepted. Management reserve the right to remove the offer at any time. Subject to availability. Valid until 30th November 2017.

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Discount cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer. Not transferable. No cash alternative. No photocopies accepted. Management reserve the right to remove the offer at any time. Subject to availability. Valid until 30th November 2017.

MONEY-SAVING VOUCHER GAINSBOROUGH OLD HALL One child

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ACTIVITIES & CLASSES IN LINCOLN AND LINCOLNSHIRE YOU WILL FIND A VAST ARRAY OF BABY, TODDLER AND CHILDREN’S ACTIVITIES AND CLASSES SUITED FOR FAMILIES OF ALL AGES.

OPTIMUM HEALTH

Cranwell, Coningsby, North Hykeham or Birchwood

Hypno-birthing workshops giving mums-to-be calmness and confidence. positivelyblooming.com

Fun and relaxing classes in baby massage, dance movement and dance fitness in and around Lincoln. facebook.com/baby-me-lincoln Bracebridge Heath and North Hykeham

EMOTIONALLY AWARE FEEDING Lincoln based therapist and feeding consultant specialising in helping families prevent and solve picky eating. emotionallyawarefeeding.com

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Colour in the cars (a mix of whichever colours you like), and then move along the map as you spot cars with those colours on your actual journey to try to be the first to get to the finish line.

Greetwell Place, Lime Kiln Way, Lincoln, LN2 4US

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Doddington Hall Doddington Doddington Hall& &Gardens Gardens Hall & Gardens

ToTo thethe south of Lincoln, stillstill family home, south Toof the Lincoln, south ofa Lincoln, a family still home, aDoddington family Doddington home,Hall Doddington Hall Hall has never been sold oror cleared out since it was has never been has never sold been cleared sold out or cleared since it was out since it was completed in in 1600 completed completed 1600 in 1600

Baby massage and baby yoga is incredibly beneficial to parent and baby. Highly qualified instructor. Classes are fun, informative, friendly. facebook.com/ preciousmoments.babymassage

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The team at Treasure Trails have created a great way to keep the kids (and the big kids) entertained and excited on your car journey to Lincoln.

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THE LINCOLN CAR TREASURE TRAIL

Empowering Mums to find balance, reduce stress, manage family nutrition and enjoy exercise. Post natal restoration courses. facebook.com/MyOptiMumHealth/

Lincoln Mums have suggested some of their best loved classes and activities for you to experience with your little ones.

Every January each member of the family draws up a ‘wish list’ of places and events they would like to visit. Obviously a fair few of these suggestions are immediately discounted; Virgin Intergalactic travel still not up and running as well as just outside the budget. But this is a great exercise because it makes us really think about the range of trips, not just the quantity.” Chris Jarvis,CBBC

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RELAX KIDS Engaging activities for youngsters to expand their imaginations and support self-esteem and development. Relaxation techniques to help manage emotions and emotional wellbeing. facebook.com/RelaxKidsLincoln

SIMPLE BY NATURE A unique blend of expertise and family centred care for women, families and babies, including baby massage classes, feeding help and baby advice. simplebynature.wix.com

TheTheRedRedArrows Arrows The Red Arrows

Stationed at at RAF Scampton near Stationed Stationed RAF Scampton at RAF near Scampton near Lincoln, thethe Royal AirAir Force Aerobatic Lincoln, Lincoln, Royal the Force Royal Aerobatic Air Force Aerobatic Team have performed over 4,700 displays Team have performed Team have over performed 4,700 over displays 4,700 displays in in over 5050 countries over countries in overworldwide 50worldwide countries worldwide

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Lots of availability for aqua natal, baby and toddler swimmming classes in many locations across Lincoln. Providers include: puddleducks.com waterbabies.co.uk watersprites.co.uk

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LINCOLN IS A COMPACT CITY SO IT IS EASY TO GET AROUND ON FOOT, AND CONVENIENT PAY AND DISPLAY PARKING CAN BE FOUND IN EASY WALKING DISTANCE OF FAMILY VENUES.

Use the map on pages 19-21 to help navigate your way around, call in to the Visitor Information Centre for advice or use the online way finder tools at

VISITLINCOLN.COM/TRAVEL-TOOLS Lincoln offers convenient parking close to the main visitor points, you can find a map of all parking locations on the centre pages or visit VISITLINCOLN.COM/PARKING

Local and regional buses are a great eco friendly way to explore the county. Regular services operate to nearby villages and towns plus the Walk & Ride “Steep Hill Shuttle” helps connect northern and southern points of the city. VISITLINCOLN.COM/BUSES

Lincoln Central Railway Station is a short walk from main shopping areas and the High Street. Daily services operate to and from nearby towns and cities. VISITLINCOLN.COM/TRAINS

Convenient eco-friendly bike hire from 19 locations across Lincoln. £2 per hour capped at £5 per day. HIREBIKELINCOLN.CO.UK

From the North (A15 or A46) From the South (A46 or A1) From the East (A158) From the West (A1 or A57) VISITLINCOLN.COM/ROADS

Lincoln is undergoing a major infrastructure investment programme to improve junctions and foot bridges. Please check if these affect your travel plans: LINCOLNSHIRE.GOV.UK/TRANSPORT-AND-ROADS

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TIPS AND VARIANTS: You can choose to go any route on the game sheet, but once you have started you cannot turn back and go on a different route. You can only move forwards by seeing a real car of the colour that is next on your sheet. Instead of allowing free play whereby players can see as many cars as they want until someone reaches the finish, structure the game more by

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getting the players to take it in turns and have one or two minutes to see a car of the colour they need. If they don’t see a car in their time allocation, it is the next player’s turn.

different colours! Full instructions at www.treasuretrails.co.uk/vlc

Explore the city and surrounding countryside on two wheels this season, take a family trip along the river Witham, race along the Water Rail Way or simply enjoy the fresh air at one of Greater Lincoln’s magnificent country parks. Suitable for 12 years plus.

PHONE: 01522 688868

PRICE: first 30 minutes free, £2 per hour, capped at £5 per day WEBSITE:

hirebikelincoln.co.uk

PHONE: 01522 370 143

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BRAYFORD BELLE

Children will love to race with the swans over the waves and watch the world pass by, whilst learning about Lincolnshire’s interesting waterways heritage. Onsite refreshments and top deck viewing will be a winner with all ages.

Lincolnshire Sausage Made with coarsely chopped or ground pork, sage is an essential ingredient of the chunky Lincolnshire sausage!

week in October

SAILING TIMES: 11:00am · 12:15pm 1:30pm · 2:45pm · 3:45pm LINCOLN MUMS UNT •

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WEBSITE:

naturalworldcentre.co.uk

The park area contains Sites of Special Scientific Interest, Nature Reserves and Local Wildlife Sites, containing species of flora and fauna rare to Lincolnshire. › Boultham Park › Cow Paddle › Hartsholme Country Park › Hill Holt Wood › Millennium Green › South Common › Skellingthorpe Old Wood

DURATION: 50-60 minutes FREE FREE ENTRY ENTRY

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WITHAM VALLEY COUNTRY PARKS

Stretching south from the Fossdyke Navigation, the Witham Valley Country Park offers great opportunities to enjoy walking, cycling and horse riding in the area surrounding the historic city of Lincoln.

Entertaining river cruise OPENING: 7 days a week along the river Witham. from Easter to the second

FREE ENTRY

Lincoln

A connection of green parks and spaces perfect for family adventures.

Brayford Wharf North (Rental Station), Lincoln, Lincolnshire, LN1 1YX

AL L GE T ACT IVIT IE S MOVING

Whisby Nature Park, Moor Lane, Thorpe-on-the-Hill, Lincolnshire, LN6 9BW

EMAIL: whisby@1life.co.uk

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› Swanholme Lakes FREE ENTRY

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› West Common

WEBSITE:

PRICES: £10 per adult (2

withamvalleypark.co.uk

children travel free) Tickets are valid for two consecutive days.

PHONE: +44 (0)1522 699 699

WEBSITE:

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Explore Whisby Nature Park like never before with the Natural World Centre’s NEW Otter’s Reach Indoor Adventure & Little Darter’s Wildlife Adventure offering an all-weather experience as well as interactive play, engaging and educating children about the natural environment.

Easy access eco friendly public cycle hire from 19 locations across the city, over 100 bikes available 24hours a day.

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Newport Arch

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ACTIVE KIDS ARE HAPPY KIDS.

HIREBIKE LINCOLN

One of the surviving jewels of Roman Britain, Newport Arch is the oldest arch in the UK still actively used by traffic

Residents at Lincoln’s Brayford Waterfront, which is England's oldest inland Harbour

THE NATURAL WORLD CENTRE

There is nothing more fun than running through the trees, puddle jumping till your knees are soaking wet or spotting your favourite animals on a nature trail. Experience some of our outdoor adventure highlights.

To print off more sheets to play more than one game go to: www.treasuretrails.co.uk/ things-to-do/lincolnshire/ lincoln

Make sure you... colour in all the cars

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Brayford Wharf North, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, LN1 1YX

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LINCOLN ARBORETUM

BRANSBY HORSES

Victorian Park containing beautiful gardens, lakes, fountains and children’s play area. visitlincoln.com/arboretum

Rescue centre for over 350 horses, ponies and donkeys, 600 acre site with café, gift shop, picnic area events throughout the year. bransbyhorses.co.uk

Monks Road, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, LN5 7AY

Bransby, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, LN1 2PH

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HARTSHOLME COUNTRY PARK An oasis of countryside just three miles from the city of Lincoln. Lakes, woodland, meadows, children’s play area and café. Neighbouring Swanholme Lakes Local Nature Reserve. lincoln.gov.uk/harstholmecp The Visitor Centre, Skellingthorpe Road, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, LN6 0EY

Picturesque walking or cycle route following the River Witham linking Lincoln to Boston. 33 mile mainly off road route is great for family days and features artwork inspired by Tennyson along the route. visitlincoln.com/waterrailway E Waterside South, Lincoln, Lincolnshire

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16 mile off road walking trail inspired by the renowned cleric Stephen Langton, former Arch Bishop of Canterbury. visitlincoln.com/langton

RAND FARM PARK

FREE ENTRY

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Family day out for all ages, see and feed farm animals and pets along with exciting shows and indoor and outdoor play areas. randfarmpark.com Rand, Market Rasen, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, LN8 5NJ

TATTERSHALL FARM PARK Family run attraction where fun and farming go hand in hand, play areas, animals, zip wire, sand pits, play barn and animal trail. tattershallfarmpark.co.uk Marsh Lane, Tattershall, Lincolnshire, LN4 4JR

FREE ENTRY

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Unique motorsport circuit a short drive from Lincoln, host to driving experiences, car club events and a round in the British Superbike Championship. Fun family day out. cadwellpark.co.uk Cadwell Park Circuit, Louth, Lincolnshire, LN11 9SE FREE ENTRY

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TUMBLE TOTS Physical play programme for babies and children, devised by ex Olympic gymnastic instructor from 6 months to 5 years. tumbletots.com Rustons Sports and Social Club, North Hykeham

JO JINGLES

THE STEVEN LANGTON TRAIL

Church of St Giles, Church Lane, Langtonby-Wragby, Lincolnshire, LN8 5PX

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THINGS TO D O

FREE ENTRY

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Singing and active music making classes with young children, helping to develop listening skills, physical development, creativity and imagination. jojingles.com/lincoln Bracebridge Heath, Witham St Hughs, Gainsborough, Lincoln, Welton, Morton & North Hykeham

MUSIC WITH MUMMY

FREE ENTRY

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Music with Mummy classes are about having fun, bonding and learning through music whilst making friends, from birth to 4 years. facebook.com/ebielbymwm Harmston, Skellingthorpe, Saxilby, Nth Hykeham, Birchwood, Washingborough, Waddington, Lincoln

HARTBEEPS Learning and sensory experience for babies and toddlers which encourages movement, language and fun. hartbeeps.com Drill Hall, Lincoln and The Ark and Swallowbeck Church, North Hykeham

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PASSION 2 DANCE

FREE ENTRY

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LINCOLN

Over 35 classes in Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Musical Theatre and Acro Dance per week from 18 months old. passion2dance.co.uk 6 Farrier Road, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, LN5 9HW

RHYTHM IN MOVEMENT

FREE ENTRY

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Well established dance company offering a variety of dance classes for boys and girls aged from 2.5 years. rhythminmovement.co.uk Rhythm in Movement Dance Studio, Clayton Road Industrial Estate, Off Newark Road, LN5 8RE

Have you signed up for your

FREE

Lincoln Mums card?

SARAH HOGAN MOVEMENT ACADEMY The academy provides dance, fitness and theatre classes for children and adults. Kick Start Fat Loss, Fitness Pilates, semi private and personal training. danceandfitnesslincoln.co.uk The Priory Centre, Colegrave Street, Lincoln, LN5 8DW

THE SHOWROOM ACTIVITY CENTRE A safe, fun and encouraging environment for children and young adults. Learning new sports, party room, climbing wall, classes, recording studio and arcade zone. lincsymca.co.uk Tritton Road, Lincoln, LN6 7QY

Over 40 offers and discounts for local

parents!

For all of the latest news, events and activities visit:

www.lincolnmums.com Lincoln Mums @LincolnMums

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DODDINGTON HALL CAFÉ & RESTAURANT

FOOD & DRINK LINCOLN AND LINCOLNSHIRE HAVE A GREAT RANGE OF FAMILY FREE FRIENDLY ENTRY RESTAURANTS, CAFÉS AND EATERIES ALL OFFERING COMPREHENSIVE CHILDREN’S MENUS, SPECIALITY FOODS AND CHILDREN’S ACTIVITIES.

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VISITLINCOLN.COM/KIDS

FREE ENTRY

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Healthy, affordable Vegan and Vegetarian food in the heart of Lincoln, offering a full menu plus cakes, coffees and speciality teas. cafeshanti.co.uk

FREE ENTRY

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Fresh and affordable snacks and drink in a light, relaxed atmosphere and weekly live music. Home to Lil’Pacs fun creative play sessions. lpac.co.uk Lincoln Performing Arts Centre, University of Lincoln, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, LN6 7TS

CAFÉ BAR AT THE LINCOLN DRILL HALL

FREE ENTRY

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Lincoln Drill Hall, Freeschool Lane, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, LN2 1EY

STOKES COLLECTION CAFÉ Sleek, stylish café set in comfortable surroundings, home of Stokes famous tea and coffee as well as many family favourites and a children’s menu. stokes-coffee.co.uk The Collection, Danesgate, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, LN2 1LP

Doddington, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, LN6 4RU

Ice cream made fresh from the Daisy Cows on the farm and seated café offering hot drinks, lunches and light bites. Children’s play area, animals to meet, crazy golf and Daisy Diggers to entertain the kids. daisymadeicecream.co.uk Daisy Made Ice Cream, Skellingthorpe, Lincoln, LN6 5SA

Nestled by the Chapter House, Lincoln Cathedral Cloisters Refrectory Cafe offers a welcoming menu from light bites and sandwiches to hot meals and fresh soups, serving Select Lincolnshire foods. lincolncatherdral.com Minister Yard, Lincoln, LN2 1PZ

RAND FARM PARK TEA ROOM AND COFFEE BAA

Great value delicious food, free wifi, kids menu and children’s play area, plus free live music throughout the week. lincolndrillhall.com

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Delicious café, restaurant and farm shop offering local produce and Lincolnshire favourites. doddingtonhall.com

LINCOLN CATHEDRAL CAFÉ

6 Clasketgate, Lincoln, LN2 1JS

ZING CAFÉ BAR

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DAISY MADE ICE CREAM & COFFEE SHOP

Here are a selection, more can be found at

CAFÉ SHANTI

FREE ENTRY

F O OD & DRIN K

Serving light refreshments, teas coffees and hot food, full children’s menu. Feed the animals, play in the indoor and outdoor play areas, ride the tractor trail or visit the toy shop. randfarmpark.com Rand, Market Rasen, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, LN8 5NJ

BURTON ROAD CHIPPY Multiple award winning fish and chip shop and restaurant in Lincoln. Using sustainable and local produce to offer delicious meals, restaurant is wheelchair and pushchair friendly. burtonroadchippy.co.uk 169 Burton Road, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, LN1 3LW

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HAPPY KIDS MAKE FOR HAPPY DAYS OUT, WE ASKED SOME OF OUR MINI-VISITORS WHAT THEY THOUGHT OF THEIR VISIT TO LINCOLNSHIRE. I’ll be returning to the Performing Arts Centre with my partner in slime, Pui, for the ‘Chris & Pui Show’.”

KIDS KN OW BEST

“I like to go strawberry picking because I can squash the fruit in both hands (after mummy has paid!).” ADAM (AGE 4)

“I love the ice-cream parlour because I can choose my own sprinkles and love the chocolate sauce.”

Chris Jarvis,CBBC

LIZZIE (AGE 4)

“I love to dress up as a princess at The Collection and pose for a photo.”

“My favourite thing in Lincoln is to see the Cathedral when I play tennis at Eastgate Tennis Club.”

REBEKAH (AGE 3)

THEO (AGE 7)

“Strawberry ice cream with sprinkles at Daisy Made and visiting the horses at Bransby!” “I love dressing up as a knight and chasing sparky the dragon”

HANNAH (AGE 3)

GRAYSON (AGE 3)

PLAY! at The Collection

“I like going to Lincoln Cathedral because it’s so big and you can try and find the imp. An angel froze it!”

“I love to play hide and seek in the playground at the Museum of Lincolnshire Life and to explore the secret garden next to the Lawn.”

“I like Steep Hill up to the castle because it’s really steep and it’s a hill.” ANNALYCE (AGE 6)

JACOB (AGE 7)

JOSEPH (AGE 7)

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“My favourite thing to do in Lincoln is to go to ASK on the Brayford for dinner. I love pizza!” GIULIETTA (AGE 10) #lincolnloveskids · visitlincoln.com/kids · lincolnmums.com

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LINCOLN MUMS EDITOR EMMA CRELLIN GIVES US JUST A FEW REASONS WHY LINCOLN LOVES KIDS… There is so much to do in Lincolnshire for children of all ages – it’s a great city to explore – very accessible, very green and mostly flat! Here’s just a tiny snapshot of what you can fit into a week…

MONDAY

Happy Monday Club is a great way to start the week – it runs at Lincoln Drill Hall from 10.30 am. A mix of dance, drama, creative sessions. £3 per child. A great child friendly café too.

TUESDAY

Lincoln Toy Library is a hidden gem. Based on Waterside South, it’s a soft play area with its own indoor picnic area and the ability to hire out toys and games.

WEDNESDAY

Lincoln Central Library has a free story session at 10.30 every week. For a more outdoor experience, Whisby Nature Park has indoor and outdoor areas for younger and older children, plus short and long lakeside walks.

THURSDAY

Storytime at The Collection from 11.15am – it’s free and suitable for under 5s. Lots to do for older children too in the museum and neighbouring Usher Gallery.

FRIDAY

Hartsholme Country Park is a lovely open space for letting off steam, having a picnic and feeding the ducks. Loads of events on through every holiday too and a Toddler Time outdoor session once a month.

SATURDAY

For older children (5+), the Showroom hosts a Quid’s In Saturday. X box games, car/bike games, pool, table football, air hockey, all on free play for just £1! There’s also a climbing wall - booking needed.

SUNDAY

After a lie in (who am I kidding), take a walk along Bailgate to the Cathedral and the Castle grounds – up and down Steep Hill if you have energy (Goodies sweet shop awaits at the bottom as an incentive) and back up to the Museum of Lincolnshire Life. A great play area and some local history too. ities For more information about the activ es class ps, grou play l loca t abou e, abov and events visit:

LINCOLN MUMS: lincolnmums.com FACEBOOK: Lincoln Mums TWITTER: @lincolnmums OTHER TIPS:

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AN NUAL EVEN TS

ANNUAL EVENTS A packed programme of annual events will keep little ones entertained all year round. We’ve picked out our highlights below. Dates vary throughout the year, please see website for specific event dates, tickets and availability visitlincoln.com/events

Lincoln By The Sea

MARCH

MAY

JULY

FREQUENCY FESTIVAL

DISCOVER LINCOLNSHIRE WEEKEND

MUSEUMS AT NIGHT

CASTLE SUMMER FUN

Frequency Festival of Digital Culture excites and entertains with interactive exhibitions and hands on digital installations. Biennial event next showing 2017. (October half term). frequency.org.uk

Many family fun attractions across the county open their doors for free. visitlincoln.com/dlw

APRIL EASTER FESTIVAL An Easter festival for all ages - enjoy music, theatre, story telling and arts and crafts at Lincoln Performing Arts Centre, Lincoln Drill Hall and The Collection.

COUNTRYSIDE LINCS Kids can learn about farming, and families will love getting involved in traditional crafts and the animal shows. lincolnshireshowground.co.uk

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Kids get to explore The Collection museum out of hours! thecollectionmuseum.com

LINCOLN KNIGHT’S TRAIL May to September. City Trail of 35 decorated knights on horseback. www.knightstrail.com

JUNE LINCOLN CHILDREN’S FESTIVAL Five days are filled with performances from talented local children.

LINCOLNSHIRE SHOW Families will love The Kids Zone, the live displays, fantastic food and drink and the have-a-go activities. lincolnshireshow.co.uk

There’s a fantastic programme of children’s events throughout the summer. Jousting, falconry displays and enactments. lincolncastle.com

LINCOLN BY THE SEA City Centre beach complete with deckchairs and two days of traditional Punch and Judy. visitlincoln.com/beach

AUGUST STEAMPUNK FESTIVAL Lincoln hosts Europe’s largest Steampunk festival. asylumsteampunk.co.uk

LINCOLNSHIRE INTERNATIONAL CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL Various venues licmf.moonfruit.com

SEPTEMBER HERITAGE OPEN DAYS

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Experience some of Lincolnshire finest heritage buildings for free heritageopendays.co.uk

OCTOBER LINCOLNSHIRE DAY

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Castle Summer Fun

A whole day dedicated to Lincolnshire with lots of celebratory activities, Lincolnshire food and much more. lincolnshireday.com

Santa Fun Run

NOVEMBER LINCOLN ON ICE (Until January) Skating sessions on real ice. Dedicated toddler sessions and ‘Penguin’ supports available for young children. visitlincoln.com/icerink

DECEMBER CHRISTMAS MARKET Lincoln’s famous Christmas market is sure to entertain the whole family with family fairground rides, visits to santa and giant bubbles. (First weekend of December) lincoln-christmasmarket.co.uk

SANTA FUN RUN The Santa Fun Run is for everyone to get involved in, so run or walk round Uphill Lincoln to raise money for charity. lincolnsantafunrun.co.uk

FAMILY EVENTS AT CHRISTMAS For a full list of events see visitlincoln.com/christmas

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VISITOR INFORMATION

WIN WIN WIN! Win a Festive Family Break in December courtesy of The Lincoln Hotel, Lincoln Cathedral, Lincoln Castle and Lincoln on Ice. Your prize includes… › A two night stay on Friday 16th and Saturday 17th December in a spacious family room at The Lincoln Hotel › A magical Meet and Greet with Santa and his helpers at Lincoln Castle › Family tickets to a fun-filled skating session at Lincoln on Ice › Family ticket to watch The Snowman with Live Orchestra at Lincoln Cathedral (Saturday 17th December 2016 13:30 performance)

All you need to do to enter is tell us…

“How many I LOVE LN badges are hidden in this leaflet”

VISITOR INFORMATION CENTRE Our friendly team of local experts are here to help. With insider tips and unrivalled local knowledge, the Visitor Information Centre team can help you make the most of your visit. Easily located in the stunning LeighPemberton House, the VIC stocks a wide range of gifts, books, Lincoln themed clothing and souvenirs, along with a good selection of local produce. You can also purchase your family tickets for Tour Lincoln and the Castle & Cathedral Joint Ticket.

OPENING HOURS: Open daily 10am - 5pm WEBSITE: visitlincoln.com/vic PHONE: 01522 545458 EMAIL: visitorinformation@lincolnbig.co.uk

HOP-ON HOP-OFF

SIGHTSEEING BUS Adults: £10 Kids: FREE

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Enter online at

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Deadline for entries: Friday 25th November

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Terms and conditions apply, prize is not transferable or has any cash alternative. Meet and greet, ice rink session and The Snowman Performance must be pre-booked and subject to availability.

Experienced and entertaining guides provide live commentary on this sightseeing tour bus. Find out about Lincoln’s Magna Carta, the stunning Cathedral and Castle, Roman Lincoln, Aviation Heritage and much more.

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