It’s an ‘eggs'stravaganza' of events this Easter
Gearing up for the hectic holidays? Fear not my plucky parents – there’s an abundance of activities taking place locally to keep those little legs occupied over the Easter break. Molly’s very own Desperate Dad investigates some here…
Eggcite – Lincoln’s Arts Festival for Children – taking place from 29 March to 14 April, arts venues across the city have come together to organise a host of engaging events for all the family.
Highlights include ‘The Amazing Bubble Man’ at Lincoln Drill Hall, ‘Mad Hatter’s Tea Party’ at Lincoln Cathedral and the ‘Diddy Disco’ for under 7s, also at the Drill Hall.
Visit the individual website for more ‘eggciting’ events: www.lincolncathederal.com; www.lincolndrillhall.com; www.newtheatreroyallincoln.co.uk; www.lpac.co.uk; www.thecollectionmuseum.com; www.terryotooletheatre.org.uk
National Trust Cadbury Easter Eggs Hunts - always a firm family favourite there are 250 of these themed treasure hunts taking place across the country over the Easter weekend.
Nearby hotspots of course include our very own Belton House, Clumber Park and the magnificent Tattershall Castle.
Visit https://easter.cadbury.co.uk/#easter-egg-hunt for the full list of venues and more information.
Historical Hall of Fame at Gainsborough Old Hall – starting on 30 March and running to 2 September the hall will feature a range of iconic costumes from a variety of historical films and TV.
From Shakespeare In Love, through to Elizabeth and Henry V, visitors can marvel at the wondrous garments worn by such stars as Dame Judi Dench, Gwyneth Paltrow and Kenneth Branagh.
Visit www.gainsborougholdhall.com for full details.
Cranwell Easter Egg Trail – taking place from 30 March to 15 April at the Cranwell Aviation Heritage Museum.
Have fun with Charlie the Crane on his special Easter egg trail while learning about the fascinating history of RAF Cranwell. Trails run daily from 10am to 4.30pm.
Visit https://www.visitlincoln.com/whats-on/cranwell-easter-egg-trail-2018 for more information.
Sleaford Easter Trail - from 30 March to 15 April between Cogglesford Watermill and Navigation House. Join Molly the Mill Mouse and Dora the Duck and visit the mill and house along the way. Don’t forget to claim your prize.
Trails run from 11am to 4pm, visit https://www.visitlincoln.com/whats-on/sleaford-easter-trail-2018.
The Conqueror’s Castle – 950 years ago, fresh from victory at the Battle of Hastings, William the Conqueror commissioned the construction of Lincoln Castle.
Join him there as he makes a return visit to inspect the work from 31 March to 1 April, 11am to 4.30pm.
Guests can meet the king who will hold an audience with visitors, including a full supporting cast of soldiers, civilians and musicians on hand to entertain.
Visit https://www.visitlincoln.com/whats-on/the-conquerors-castle for full details.
Easter Eggsploration - at Doddington Hall and Gardens from 1 April to 2 April, 11.30am to 4.30pm.
Enjoy exploring the gardens to help Jolly the unicorn find all the rabbits and claim a chocolate treat. Visitors can also take part in some family fun on the croquet lawn.
A brand new digital spring trail is also on offer, which enables guests to follow an interactive garden tour by using their smart phones and tablets.
Visit https://www.visitlincoln.com/whats-on/easter-eggsploration-at-doddington-2018 for more information.
Bracebridge Heath Easter Trail - 31 March in the Woodland Walk next to the war memorial.Entry sheets will be available by the memorial between 10am and midday.
Have a wander around the village woodland to spot the eggs hidden in the trees. Prizes for the first three correct sheets drawn out of a hat at the end of the day.
Visit and ‘like’ the ‘Bracebridge Heath Events’ Facebook page to find out more.
Happy Monday Club - at Lincoln Drill Hall, Mondays from 10.30am to 11.30am.
Pop along to these weekly creative play sessions for under 5s, run by Rhubarb Theatre and led by a different artist each week. Dance, storytelling and art activities available.
Call 01522 873894 to find out more.
Peter Rabbit – movie screening at The Venue, Bishop Grosseteste University Lincoln on 28 April. Special screening of the brand new family favourite at 2.30pm.
Grab the popcorn and immerse yourself in Beatrix Potter’s world.
Call 01522 858635 or visit www.bgvenues.co.uk to book.