Look out for daring knights, amazing aircraft & hot bangers!

Youngsters may be back in the classroom, or have rejoined their friends at playgroup, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t plenty for families to look forward to in the weeks ahead – whether at the weekends or the eagerly-awaited half-term.

Think daring knights, soaring aircraft, digital installations, ghostly tales and tasty bangers. And don’t forget to look out for a great competition involving a large, cuddly yellow duck!

On September 9 and 10, it’s time to look to the skies during the exciting Scampton Air Show. Inspiring youth will be at the heart of this event, which will feature an interactive Techno Zone aimed at young people. Kids can attend the show for Free.

We’ve had a stunning Summertime in Lincoln, boosted by activities linked to the fantastic Lincoln Knights’ Trail and its sister Education Knights’ Trail. Scores of children have taken part in our special Knights’ Quest and had fun putting their creative talents to work in a variety of activities at Knights’ Central, which Lincoln BIG opened in the Cornhill.

But the fun isn’t over yet.  Families missing the “stars” of the Lincoln Knights’ Trail and their “half-sized” cousins will get the chance to see them again in all their glory.

“The “stars” of the main trail are being spruced-up ready for their reunion in the grounds of Lincoln Castle, where families can visit them for free and take even more smartphone selfies, from September 20 to 27.

The sculptures in the Education Knights’ Trail will be having their own reunion in the Waterside Shopping Centre, where they can be seen from September 5 to 27.

On September 16, if your family is feeling brave, there’s a chance to experience something different by hopping aboard Lincoln’s Ghost Tour. The bus leaves Minster Yard at 6pm and the tour lasts until 7pm. Places cost £6. (see more at www.visitlincoln.com)

October brings more unmissable events to enjoy. On October 14, families will find an irresistible urge to follow their noses in the direction of the fabulously tasty Lincoln Sausage Festival, which is taking place in and around the grounds of Lincoln Castle.

Watch out for great cooking demonstrations, your favourite sausages and characters including The Cosmic Sausage, Juggling Jim, Mr Sausage and, of course Lincolnshire chef Rachel Green.

In October, the Lincoln Loves Kids team (from Visit Lincoln, Lincoln Mums and County Heritage Services) will be back on the scene. The team was at The Beach in City Square earlier this Summer, introducing families to their fun-loving giant fluffy duck mascot and the Lincoln Loves Kids brochure, which is packed with exciting things to do.

(see www.visitlincoln.com/kids)

We’ll be asking people to try their luck in our “Name the Duck” competition – in a contest that lasts right through to the end of half-term!

While half-term is in full-swing don’t miss the fantastic, 10-day, Frequency Festival, with its theme of displacement (Place and Displacement) which forms part of the celebrations of the 800th Anniversary of the Charter of The Forest.

Frequency runs from October 20 to 29 and it will feature extraordinary art installations and amazing events, which fuse virtual and augmented realities!

To find out more details contact Laura Stones
Telephone: 01522 559 515
email: laura.stones@stbarnabashospice.co.uk
www.stbarnabashospice.co.uk/gary17