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Have a final fling this Bank Holiday fun day

Have a final fling this Bank Holiday fun day

With the school summer holidays starting to draw to a close, don’t forget that there’s still one last Bank Holiday on the horizon to enjoy together.  Molly’s blogger Desperate Dad takes a look at some of the local highlights…

Steampunks return to town
This Bank Holiday weekend, Lincoln will be transformed for the 10th year in a row, as the now annual Victorian Steampunk Society festival returns to the city.

There’ll be wall-to-wall weird and wonderful costumes to marvel at and lots of activities to take part in. It’s a little bit like a mini Edinburgh festival celebrating the advent of the steam powered world in the late 19th century.

Get your goggles and gloves on and see how many steampunks you can spot.

For a full itinerary of events visit


Springfield’s Adventure Land
If you fancy a trip a little bit further afield, then Spalding’s new Adventure Land might be just the family ticket.

Situated at the popular Springfields shopping outlet, Adventure Land includes an exciting JCB Young Driver’s Zone, huge climbing frame, Dino Golf and a miniature railway.

And while you’re there, why not pick up a few bits for the new school term too - it’s two birds with one stone.


We Love Lincoln Summer Party
If you love Lincoln, then so does the Lincoln Hotel, and this weekend they’ll be celebrating everything that’s great about our wonderful city.

The free event is a family fun day with music, a hog roast and BBQ, ice cream and milkshake bar and a special treat for the mums and dads with a gin, beer and prosecco bar!

There will also be an officially licensed replica Red Arrow jet parked on the front lawn for photo bombers to delight in.

The event runs on Saturday and Sunday 25 and 26 August.


Bardney Gala
If it’s some old-fashioned family summer fun you’re craving, you can’t go far wrong with this weekend’s Bardney Gala.

There’s something for everyone at this free event, which kicks off at 1pm on Sunday 26 August.

With live music, Punch and Judy, classic cars, a novelty dog show, trade and craft stands and a giant car boot to boot, what’s not to love?

Get down to the village playing field on Horncastle Road to make the most of it.



Car Running Day
Love your vintage cars? Then this is the place to be. The Lincolnshire Road Transport Museum in North Hykeham is hosting its annual informal Car Running Day on Bank Holiday Monday (27 August).

It’s a great chance to travel in many of the society’s classic cars and enthusiasts are welcome to bring their own along to show.

The event kicks off at 12pm.

Visit the website for more info -


Cranwell Aviation Heritage Museum family fun day
Kite making, face painting and vintage fire engines will be just some of the things on offer at the museum’s free family fun day on Sunday 26 August.

The main museum will also be open on the day featuring all the usual interactive activities and flight simulator ready for action.

Visitors will also still have the opportunity to enjoy the museum’s latest exhibition - Gallantry in the Air – commemorating 100 years of the RAF.

The event runs 11am to 4pm. Call 01529 488490 for more details.


Knights in Battle
A medieval weekend is taking place at the Village Church Farm in Skegness, with the Knights of Sherbeck in residence to keep everyone entertained.

The medieval camp will feature men-at-arms, a cook and a physician, to give visitors a real taste of what life was like way back when.

There’s also a Victorian workhouse, workshops and an orchard to discover.

The event runs Sunday and Monday 26 and 27 August from 10am to 4pm at the church farm in Church Road South, Skegness.


Lincoln Farmers’ Market
You can pick up lots of fresh Lincolnshire produce as the latest farmers’ market hits the city High Street on Friday 24 August.

From plumb bread to ostrich burgers, all the usuals will be on offer, so stock up your pantries for a brilliant Bank Holiday.


Barry Wood is an ex journalist now working for the NHS in Lincolnshire.  A father of two boys and husband to one Portuguese wife, he blogs regularly as Desperate Dad.  Read more adventures:

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