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Families are being encouraged to make the most of warmer days and catch the holiday vibe – without even having to pack a suitcase.

Families are being encouraged to make the most of warmer days and catch the holiday vibe – without even having to pack a suitcase.

Summer in the city...

There’s always an extra buzz in the city at this time of the year and Lincoln BIG is keen to highlight two unmissable Summertime attractions for families keen to spend more quality time together.

Mums, dads and children, who would love to be at the seaside but who are unable to get away, will be thrilled to know that The Beach returns to The Cornhill – in the heart of the city – on July 23, where it will stay until September 2. That means there’s time for several visits.

Adults have the chance to relax in seaside-style deckchairs surrounding the beach and watch the action as their youngsters dig in with their buckets and spades. Punch & Judy will be turning up too and children can take a spin on a colourful fairground ride.

Naturally, The Beach is in a handy location for shops selling essential treats - including ice creams, sweets, tasty snacks and drinks – and it’s close to car parking and the city’s state-ofthe-art bus station too.

At the Cornhill kiosk, children can enjoy visiting Flight Central – where they will find arts and crafts and aviation-themed activities throughout the Summer holidays.

On August 11 and 12, the city’s RAF100 Weekend, which includes Lincoln BIG’s popular 1940s event, offers a bumper load of attractions in 13 different parts of the city.

This special weekend is expected to bring about 30,000 people to Lincoln, to help celebrate 100 years of the RAF and it will include a flypast by historic aircraft.

Families will be able to browse a 1940s Market in the city’s Cathedral Quarter, listen to live music, watch dancing displays, visit charity stands and more.

In the Uphill area, The Lawn is being turned into a Vintage Village, where children can experience old-fashioned rides, see Punch & Judy shows and have a go at pottery painting. It’s the ideal spot for a picnic too - or why not pop into Stokes’ coffee shop?

On Sunday, everyone is invited to take a break at a Street Tea Party, “Brew for the Few”, which is taking place in the St Benedict’s Square area from 11am to 3pm. It is being organised by RAFA and the Healthy High Streets Group, with donations to RAFA.

On the Saturday and Sunday, Lincoln BIG and Lincs FM are encouraging people to visit their stage in City Square and take time out to enjoy live music between 10am and 5pm.

There’s also the chance to visit aviation and heritage stands – staffed by members of Lincolnshire’s Lancaster Association, volunteers from Thorpe Camp and Cranwell Aviation Heritage Museum and staff from InvestSK – in the pedestrianised South High Street.

Are your family Red Arrows fans? Then why not pop along to St Mark’s Shopping Centre and check out a static model of a Red Arrows Hawk

Jet. Children can also sit in the model, creating the perfect photo opportunity! Vintage and modern fire engines and RAF displays will also be found along the city’s Brayford Waterfront.

And on Saturday night, why not let the children stay-up later and watch the spectacular fireworks display from Lincoln’s Brayford Waterfront, from 9pm.

For further information, please see: www.visitlincoln.com

Kids can have a great time with their family this Summer Holiday at the Natural World Centre, Whisby.

Kids can have a great time with their family this Summer Holiday at the Natural World Centre, Whisby.

Chao Phraya Muay Thai academy are delighted to offer classes for children of ages five years and upwards

Chao Phraya Muay Thai academy are delighted to offer classes for children of ages five years and upwards