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10 Things to do this week!

10 Things to do this week!

Robin Hood Festival

Visit the home of Robin Hood at Sherwood Forest for the 34th annual Robin Hood Festival any day from Monday 27 August - Sunday 2 September. This year, festival favourites like Medieval Maniax, musicians, storytellers and medieval magician Nathaniel Bagshot will be back along with brand new entertainment for 2018! The festival will be more interactive than ever before and will also include lots more nature based activities and crafts thanks to being run by the RSPB for the first time. Throughout the week there will be archery (daily), nature connections (daily), pony rides (Tuesday-Sunday), along with daily music, magic, stalls, performers and daily schedule of events for Robin Hood Festival 2018 which you can check out on the website. The festival is free to enter, however there is a car parking charge of £5 per car. Refreshments will be available to purchase from the exciting new Visitor Centre. Daily 11am-4pm.


Dinosaur week at Rand Farm Park

Come long to Rand Farm Park for Dinosaur week from Monday 27 August to 2 September August. Can you find the dinosaur egg? Follow the dinosaur footprints and make your own cuddly dinosaur. Special guest Dexter the Dinosaur will be visiting Rand Farm Park on Bank Holiday Monday 27th August! It’s not to be missed! Dexter is a Tyrannosaurs Rex and a whopping 4m long and 3m tall. He enjoys long walks in the park, ROARING, having his photo taken and warm weather. He dislikes Meteorites, being hungry and being stuck indoors. Dexter will bring both learning and fun to Rand Farm Park with his wrangler who will keep Dexter in check as well as giving insights to the prehistoric era. Not only can you have your photo taken with Dexter but you can meet some baby dinosaurs too including a baby T-Rex, triceratops and stegosaurus. Dexter will be making scheduled timed, appearances throughout the day. Don’t forget all of our usual exciting activities including Skyrider, Crazy Golf, Jumping Pillows and the indoor play barn. Not to mention summer favourites like Archery, Sheep Racing and the new Air Cannon Arena, all unlimited and included in your normal admission price! Guaranteed to bring fun, laughter and learning.


Summer Holiday Fun at Pink Pig Farm

Visit the Pink Pig over the summer holidays and take part in lots of different themed activities! The theme for the remaining days of the summer holidays from Monday 27 August to Tuesday 4 September will be all about bushcraft, which is BRAND NEW & unique for this year! There’s absolutely loads planned like; scarecrow wheelbarrow racing, crow shooting, welly wanging, "sheep shearing", den making, knot class, wooden name disc making, fire & marshmallows, plus more! Don't forget that you can also enjoy all the usual fun on the farm including; Piggy Tail Lane, farm park, our award-winning play barn, small animal handling, tractor rides & animal trail. Daily from 9am to 5pm.


Summer of Spies at The National Civil War Centre

Join us this summer from Monday 27 August to Sunday 2 September for some extra-special espionage themed activities this holiday with Summer of Spies! Hear two of the Civil War's top secret agents spill all their secrets and create your own spectacular spy kit. Plus, with our fantastic family discount, any group including a paying child receives 20% off admission! These family friendly sessions involve a bit of audience participation and are always good fun. Performances every day (except Sunday) at 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm & 4pm. Aphra Behn: Mistress of All Trades ‌, Listen to Aphra Behn, writer, actress and secret spy, tell all about her radical life and extraordinary adventures. The Anonymous Spy, the anonymous spy who smuggled a message to besieged Newark's governor will share the painfully uncomfortable tale of how he did it. Also Family craft activities - How To Be Invisible? Make your own periscope for when you disappear around corners stalking the enemy. Plus, write messages in invisible ink! Open daily from 10am to 5pm.


Diddy Disco and Big Butterfly Club

Join Lincoln Drill Hall for their Diddy Disco on Wednesday 29 August. This hip club is for under 7s and their happening parents! Playing a bit of everything from current tunes to rock and roll to disco, mixing it up to make it fun for children and mums and dads alike! All children must be accompanied and face-painting is also available. 10:30am-12pm. Children £3 and Adults go Free. Also on Wednesday 29 August at 7pm, Lincoln Drill Hall is hosting an awesome party night(Big Butterfly Club) for adults (aged 16+) with disabilities, their families and support workers. These nights are friendly and relaxed and a great opportunity not only to dance to great music, but to socialise and meet new people. Head into the main auditorium where the resident DJ spins top tunes all night, or chill out in the bar and catch up with friends. Tickets cost £3 adv (£5 on the day). Please note they do not offer one-to-one support at these events, but there are wheelchair friendly and have a fully equipped Changing Places Toilet.


Dream Catchers at The Arboretum Lincoln

Join Rangers to try your hand at making your very own dream catcher on Thursday 30 August. Let this little piece of Native American folklore trap all your bad dreams and let the good ones through! There is a charge of £3.50 per child for this event and booking is essential. Children must be accompanied by an adult. This activity is aimed at children aged 4 to 13 year. Location - The activity is taking place from 10am to 11.30am at the Cafe in the Arboretum, Monks Road, Lincoln.


Paint and Print at Natural World Centre

Come along to The Natural World Centre on Friday 31 August and explore different printing techniques using an assortment of shapes. From big to small, what will you use to create your piece of artwork! £3.50 per person, Suitable for children aged 4 to 8 years unless otherwise stated. 10:30am to 12pm. For more information or to book call 01522 688868 or email


Children’s University: Seed Germination & Pea Planting

Come to Normanby Halls science workshop on Friday 31 August and prove how green your fingers really are! We will supply all you need to grow your own peas, but first learn the science behind germination and how plants grow. This costs £2 per person. Advance booking required via Eventbrite. 10am to 11:30am and 12:30pm to 2pm. Park admission fees also apply (or display your annual pass).


Family Monsters WOW Day at Lincoln Cathedral 

On Saturday 1 September from 1pm, families are invited to come along to the Cathedral for the ‘Family Monsters WOW day’ event, which will feature lots of fun activities inspired by the strange beasts, mega-monsters and creepy creatures inside and outside of the Cathedral walls. The event will give children the opportunity to take a ‘monster good and evil’ trail around the Cathedral to see if they can identify signs of good and evil hidden around the carvings and statues. Other hands-on activities families can participate in include designing a sea-monster collage based on the fantastical beast imagery in the Wren library, making a clay monster and helping to create a giant sea-monster in the Nave. There will also be a story time session and ‘spot the Lincoln imp’ activity before the day ends with a service in St Hugh’s Choir. The WOW day event is included in the Cathedral’s normal entry charge and family tickets are available.


Castle of Legend: St. George 

Celebrating the 950th anniversary of the Castle a series of summer events and activities including "Kingdom"  - A LEGO® Brick Show of Medieval Fantasy and Legend. Castle of Legend. This weekend Saturday 1 September and Sunday 2 September from 10am to 5pm, The Castle comes to life with Fantasy and legend.  From performances of classic medieval legends and characters, with a cast of magnificent living statues from the ground-breaking Romanian Masca Theatre company.Actors telling the stories of St George. Activities and performances take place in the Victorian Prison yard and compliment  "Kingdom - A LEGO® Brick Show of Medieval Fantasy and Legend. The Lincoln Castle Day Ticket is available for this event.

Events at The Natural World Centre

Events at The Natural World Centre

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