10 things to do this week!
Robin Hood Festival
Exciting news! The Robin Hood week-long Festival is back again at Sherwood Forest for it's 35th year this summer. Expect a fun filled week long festival that has something for everyone from Monday 5th to 11th August. Once again the festival will be organised by the RSPB, as well as the traditional partners of Nottinghamshire County Council and others. Once again the festival will be organised by the RSPB, as well as the traditional partners of Nottinghamshire County Council and others. This year The Cavalry of Heroes will be putting Robin Hood, his merry band and their arch enemies back in the saddle! Join their daily performances of jousting, amazing horse stunts and action packed, family-friendly shows throughout the week. There will also be a host of children's activities as well as family fun, including storytelling, street theatre, traditional music and much more.
Sherwood Forest National Nature Reserve & Visitor Centre, Forest Corner, Edwinstowe, NG21 9RN
Free Let's Fish! - Retford - Learn to Fish Sessions
Whether you have fished before or have always wanted to try why not come and learn to fish from our team of professional, fully qualified angling coaches on Monday 5th August from 10am-4pm. (All the bait and equipment is provided, so all you need to do is book in and turn up on the day.) Parking is available, please park responsibly. To give you every opportunity to take part, please book one slot at a time per person, spare spaces will be offered on the day when available. Please arrive 15 minutes before your booked slot. If you are late you'll still be accommodated, but may have to wait until a suitable slot becomes available. If you're coming along as a spectator remember to bring a folding chair as you need to be seated during the fishing session. Let's Fish! is free to attend as part of our work as a waterways and wellbeing charity to help everyone get out, get active and make their lives better by water.
Chesterfield Canal, Whitsunday Pie Locks, Off Welham Road, Retford, DN22 0SB
Cretaceous Park Adventures-Dinosaur Encounter
Explore the world of Cretaceous period and find out about Lincolnshire at that time on Tuesday 6th August from 10am-3.30pm.
Danes Terrace, Lincoln, LN2 1LP
Treasure Hunt CU – Hartsholme Country Park
Ahoy me hearties, join us to explore Hartsholme Country Park on Tuesday 6th August by taking part in a special pirate themed treasure hunt. Solve the puzzles and complete the challenges to finally find your treasure chest! There is a charge of £3.50 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. This is a Childrens University validated activity. Get your Treasure Hunt sheet anytime between12pm and 3pm from the Visitor Centre. For further details Call Park Rangers at Hartsholme Country Park on 01522 873735 or email email@example.com
Hartsholme Country Park, Skellingthorpe Road, Lincoln, LN6 0EY
During the wars it wasn’t just the Straw family who were ‘doing their bit’ by growing at home. Everyone was encouraged to contribute what they could to their own table and every piece of land available was turned over to growing. This behaviour was encouraged by a government campaign that covered radio, film, newspapers, and perhaps most memorably, posters. A few of those posters can be found in the orchard and garden but unfortunately several of the words have gone missing, can you find their letters hiding amongst the fruit and vegetables? Come along any day from Tuesday 6th-Saturday 31st August from 10am-4pm. Tickets £2.
5-7 Blyth Grove, Worksop, Nottinghamshire, S81 0JG
Nature Tots: Whisby Nature Park
Nature Tots is a great opportunity for you and your little ones to enjoy an activity outdoors in natural surroundings. Whether we're searching for seeds or jumping in puddles, Nature Tots is always great outdoor fun, why not come along on Wednesday 7th August. Please dress for the outdoors. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Booking essential. £4 per child. From 10am-11am.
Access Lincoln Dinosaur Hunt
Have fun tracking down the 11 dinosaurs on the loose around the park on Wednesday 7th-Thursday 8th August. If you can find them you will be rewarded with a “roarsome” prize! FREE. From 10am-3pm. For info: Fb: youraccesslincoln Twitter: @accesslincoln www.accesslincoln.co.uk
Meet the Farm Vehicles & Glitter Tattoo
Come and see some of the machinery used here every day at the charity, for FREE on Friday 9th August. Glitter tattoos will also be available in The Lodge (£3 per person). From 11am-1pm.
Bransby Horses, Bransby, Lincoln, LN1 2PH
Henry’s Rose Without a Thorn Trail
It is the season for a royal progress…
It's the summer of 1541, and Henry VIII and his new Queen Catherine Howard- his Rose without a Thorn, set off on their progress North. During the progress they stayed as guest of the Burgh's at Gainsborough Old Hall. Unfortunately, not long after she lost her head! This summer there is a trail of roses around the hall on Saturday 10th August, follow them round and complete the quiz to claim your reward.
Gainsborough Old Hall, Parnell St, Gainsborough, Lincolnshire DN21 2NB
Museum of Lincolnshire Life 1940s Weekend
Our 1940s Weekend is on Saturday 10th-Sunday 11th August. Entry is from 10am-4pm (last admission 3:45pm) - £2.50 adults, £1.00 Child/Concession, £5.00 Family Ticket (2 adults and up to 3 children). Revel in the atmosphere of the 1940s, with living history demonstrations, air raid sirens, 1940s music and handle authentic WWII objects. The 'American Eagle' printing press will also be in action, you can even make your own print to take home. This event is in partnership with Lincoln BIG 1940s Weekend taking place in the Bailgate on the same weekend.
Museum of Lincolnshire Life, Burton Road, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, LN1 3LY