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Hooray, hooray, it’s a family Bank Holiday

Hooray, hooray, it’s a family Bank Holiday


 School’s out for spring half term and it’s a Bank Holiday to boot.  So what’s on locally to get up to this weekend?  Molly’s blogger Desperate Dad takes a quick look here…


Lincolnshire Show comes to town

As a little pre-cursor to the county’s annual agricultural showpiece event, visitors to the city centre’s Cornhill can get a little flavour of the Lincolnshire Show this weekend.

There will be lots of local produce on offer, along with a chance to get up close and personal with a variety of four-legged friends when the ‘Show Comes to Town’ on Saturday 26 May.

The event runs from 10am to 3pm.


Vintage Day Out at Doddington Hall

Stylish clothes, jewelry and collectibles will be available to rummage through this weekend along with some live music and classic cars to savour as part of the Doddington Hall and Gardens’ Vintage Day Out.

If you’re looking for a Bank Holiday bargain then this is definitely the place to be.

The stalls will be open from 10am to 4pm over Sunday 27 and Monday 28 May.

Entry is just one pound for adults or free if you go dressed in vintage getup.  Kids get in free too.


Medieval Mayhem

A host of medieval sports and other historical antics will be on show at Lincoln Castle this weekend as part of a three-day festival of fun.

Hand-to-hand combat and archery displays will be on offer, along with falconry and live music, all with the grounds of the city’s stunning castle.

Proceedings run between 10am and 5pm and all three Bank Holiday days, so gird your loins for some proper medieval mayhem.


Lincoln Spring Markets

 For the very first time this Bank Holiday weekend, all of the city’s regular markets will be teaming up together for a ‘pruducetastic’ event.

The Farmers’, Makers, Brocante and Antiques Markets will be trading all together across the city centre throughout the entire weekend.

You just won’t be able to move for bargains, so get on down while the prices are right to experience this unique occasion.


100 Voices Trails

  You’ve most probably seen them cropping up over the last few weeks and the Bank Holiday weekend is the perfect time to try one out.

To celebrate this centenary year of the RAF, four walking and four cycling trails have been created across the county and it’s a fantastic way for the family to get out and about and experience some of this (hopefully) good weather.

100 Voices tells the story of the RAF through those who experienced it, with each ‘voice’ presented on a wing which are placed in 100 different locations around the county.

Think more modern day Barons and Knights trails and you can’t go far wrong.

Check out for the full lowdown.


Lincolnshire Wolds Walking Festival

 With the weather set to be scorching this Bank Holiday weekend, why not warm yourselves up for those barbecues by partaking in a wondrous walk around the Wolds.

The festival is now in its 14th year and features 100 different walks around the East Midlands’ only Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

There really is something for everyone. From a gentle half-mile meander to a mammoth 76-mile hike.  You’ll be more than ready for a Lincolnshire sausage or two after tackling one of these.

Visit to take your pick. 

Watch this space for more half-term frolics to get your teeth into…


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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Uncle Henry’s are gearing up for their biggest event of the year, Open Farm Sunday, on the 10th June 2018.

Uncle Henry’s are gearing up for their biggest event of the year, Open Farm Sunday, on the 10th June 2018.

Sir Robert Pattinson Academy Open Evening

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