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10 Things to do this Half Term

10 Things to do this Half Term

The Big Draw Festival

The Big Draw Festival, an annual month-long festival of drawing, is making its way to Lincoln Cathedral, providing locals with the opportunity to participate in the worldwide celebration of drawing. Members of the public of all ages are encouraged to come along to the exciting national event at Lincoln Cathedral on Saturday 20 October from 10.30am – 1.30pm, where they can join in on the fun, free of charge. Taking inspiration from the glorious stained-glass windows, participants will have the opportunity to help create a giant piece of art on the floor of the Nave with artist Kirsty Dring. In addition to The Big Draw, the Cathedral is also hosting two ‘monster’ story time sessions this October half-term in the Longland Chantry. Families are encouraged to come along to listen to the stories, including a child-friendly Frankenstein story, followed by a trail of the Cathedral and simple craft activity. The interactive sessions will take place on 23 and 25 October from 11am – 11.45am and 1pm– 1.45pm each day. Story time sessions are free for children under five and one accompanying adult. For further information, please contact

October Half Term at Belton House

Explore Belton on an autumn trail this half-term on Saturday 20 October- Sunday 28 October. Search for clues to accomplish Belton's quest. Adventurers that complete a trail get a prize for all their hard work. Trails run daily from the Estate Yard from 9.30am-4pm. Don't forget the Discovery Centre is also open every day (11am - 4pm) during half-term. Child Trail: £3

Autumn Self-Guided Family Trail

As the colours change and leaves fall, the animals are getting ready for the coming winter. Explore our self-guided family trail around Gibraltar Point on Saturday 20 October-Sunday 28 October and find out about the big changes taking place in nature at this time of year. Trails can be collected from the Visitor Centre at a cost of £3 per child with a prize at the end when you take your completed trail back to the Centre. Meeting point is at the Visitor Centre. From 10.30am to 3pm.

The Nutcracker

Be swept away on a magical adventure in one of the most famous classical ballets of all time on Sunday 21 October! With its combination of enchanting choreography and unforgettable music, this fabulous ballet is a treat like no other. Set to Tchaikovsky’s sumptuous score, the traditional tale of The Nutcracker tells the story of Clara and her enchanted nutcracker doll. Their adventures see Clara and the Nutcracker combat the Mouse King, and join the Sugar Plum Fairy and her Cavalier on a wonderful journey through the glistening Land of Snow to a kingdom made entirely of sweets. Tickets- £20 Full, £15 Child, LIVE PASS (Students & Under 26s) limited availability. Starts at 5pm. Running time: 2 hours (inc. interval)

Gardening with Kids

Come along to Pennells Garden Centre in Lincoln for some FREE fun activities on Monday 22 October! We will be planting bulbs and seeds, PLUS Colouring, Art and Making Plant Pot Covers. From 10am-12pm & 2pm-4pm.

Half Term at Bransby Horses

Plan a half term day out at Bransby Horses during October half term from Monday 22 October to Friday 26 October with a Halloween trail, pumpkin painting, and more. Take part in the Halloween Trial, meeting ghosts and ghouls along the way, potion making and pumpkin painting. From 11am-4pm. There will also Pony Grooming and Face painting running at times throughout the week.

October Half Term Fun at Rand Farm Park

Lots of fun at Rand Farm Park from Monday 22 October-Sunday 28 October from 10am-5pm. Following the building of a new large Animal Barn last year, the Events Area will be transformed into a spectacular Halloween Area from where the team will lead regular Ghostbuster Trails for all to enjoy. Wendy the Witch (she is very friendly) will be along at intervals for storytelling in the Castle after which there will be time for Halloween crafts and then a tractor ride out to the Pumpkin Patch to select a FREE pumpkin for every child to carve in the NEW Pumpkin Barn. With lots of themed foods in the Tea Room and the Coffee Baa why not visit Rand Farm Park this Half Term?

A Walk in the Park & Ninja-Fit

A beautiful Park which is very close to my heart, come along and join in with us EVERY Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday! Ninja-Fit is for those wanting to improve their fitness for just £1 per session from 9am-9.45. A Walk in the Park is free and for those who want to enjoy the Park at a more relaxed pace while making friends EVERY Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 10am onwards at The Bandstand. The Walk will continue over Tea in the Cafe. The Arboretum Cafe has a fabulous range of freshly made snacks and food, Teas, Coffees and Hot Chocolate can all be purchased at really reasonable prices.

Meet the Victorians

Revel in Victorian style at the Museum of Lincolnshire Life for a day of living history during the October half term on Wednesday 24 October from 10am - 4pm

Meet a host of Victorian costumed characters in the historical room settings:

• Print your own card on the Colombian 1857 printing press;

• See the Victorian Kitchen come to life;

• Buy traditional sweets from the Old Co-op Shop;

• Use Lincolnshire’s oldest working post box;

• Sample a lesson in the Victorian Schoolroom;

• Meet the Laundress and take part in Victorian washing.

Adults: £2.50, Children and concessions: £1, Family ticket (two adults, up to three children): £5.

Ermine Lincoln Family Fun Day

Save the date for Ermine Family Fun Day which is coming up on Saturday 27 October from 1pm-4pm. This has been organised by the Ermine Action Group. The day will include; singing, excotic animals, crafts, bouncy castle and much more. St John the Baptist Church, Sudbrooke Drive, LN2 2EF

A taste of Japan....

A taste of Japan....

Historic hall prepares for another magical festive season

Historic hall prepares for another magical festive season