Here are 10 things to do this week!
Knights and Princesses at Rand Farm Park
Join Rand Farm Park as a Knight or Princess any day from Monday 6 August to Sunday 12 August. Enter through their Castle entrance and make your own Sword and Shield to take home. Why not come to the Princess Party and design a Princess Dress? Also don’t forget all of the usual exciting activities including Skyrider, Crazy Golf, Jumping Pillows and the indoor play barn. Not to mention summer favourites like Archery, Sheep Racing and the new Air Cannon Arena, all unlimited and included in your normal admission price! Guaranteed to bring fun, laughter and learning. 10am to 5pm.
Are you in your element experimenting or would you like the chance to explore science? If you answered yes, come along to Lincoln Central Library on Tuesday 7 August from 12pm until 5pm and join in with CHaOS. CHaOS is Cambridge Hands-On Science, a voluntary student group based in Cambridge, who believes that science is fun and relevant to everyone! CHaOS will be setting up their lab in the library offering the chance to experience a wide range of hands-on science experiments, with their enthusiastic student demonstrators explaining what each experiment shows and why it's interesting! No booking required. FREE event.
Brief Encounters tour about Roman Lincolnshire at The Collection
Interested in history? If so come along to The Collection Museum on Wednesday 8 August at 2pm for a Brief Encounters tour about Roman Lincolnshire.
During the expansion of their Empire, the lure of good farming land and access to trade routes brought the Romans to our shores and into Lincolnshire. Their invasion and eventual settlement stamped its mark on the county, creating a landscape rich in heritage. Our tour begins at the Celtic roundhouse, with a brief introduction on the local tribe and the impact this invasion had on their lives. We will look at the Legion that built the fort and how Lincoln became a city and got its name, through investigating various artefacts on display. The tour will explore the fascinating objects found beneath our feet. With the opportunity to handle a few real artefacts and learn interesting facts, this tour is ideal for any who wishes to know more about Roman Lincoln. Adults £3 Concessions / Children (6 – 18) £2.
Lego Ninjago Movie
Come along to New Theatre Royal Lincoln on Wednesday 8 August to watch this big-screen Ninjago adventure, the battle for Ninjago City calls to action young Lloyd, aka the Green Ninja, along with his friends, who are all secret warriors and LEGO Master Builders. Movie starts at 11am, Adult with t/c £6 and child with juice £3.
Children's Fun Day at Messingham Sand Quarry
Visit the Messingham Sand Quarry on 9 August for the children's fun day where you can find out about the nature reserve, discover the rich diversity of wildlife, take part in some pond dipping or go on the hunt for bugs! There’s plenty of activities for the whole family!
This event has been organised by the Scunthorpe and Brigg Area Group. Free event, open to all! Drop by any time between 10am - 4pm. Meet in the car park at the reserve on the B1400 Messingham to Kirton-in-Lindsey road.
Come along anytime from 10am to 3:30pm to Bransby Horses on Friday 10 August and be a nature detective for the day and find as many things on your tick sheet as possible as you walk around Bransby Horses. £1 per entry, entries available from the Gift Shop. Please wear suitable footwear.
Castle of Legends - King Arthur
Celebrating the 950th anniversary of the Castle a series of summer events and activities including "Kingdom" - A LEGO® Brick Show of Medieval Fantasy and Legend.
Castle of Legend. This Saturday 11 August and Sunday 12 August the Castle comes to life with Fantasy and legend. Performances of classic medieval legends and characters. A trio of actors telling the stories of Robin Hood, St George and King Arthur. Activities and performances take place in the Victorian Prison yard and compliment "Kingdom - A LEGO® Brick Show of Medieval Fantasy and Legend. The Lincoln Castle Day Ticket is available for this event. 10am to 5pm.
Lincoln 1940s Weekend
Celebrate the spirit of 1940s Britain in Lincoln's Cathedral Quarter this weekend Saturday 11 August and Sunday 12 August for period and vintage activities and displays, including this year's key focus on the 100th anniversary of the RAF.
Lincoln's Cathedral Quarter will be full of atmosphere at Lincoln's biggest 1940s celebration yet, part of the city wide RAF100 Weekend in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the RAF. Expanding from The Strait through to the Bailgate, you'll find:
• Living history displays;
• Live music and dance;
• Food and drink;
• Vintage and antique markets;
• Family activities;
• Vintage Children's Rides;
• Battle of Britain Memorial Flight flypasts.
Traders will be lining Castle Hill, Minster Yard and The Strait, offering a unique shopping experience, selling antiques, clothing, confectionary and artwork with a vintage theme. Charities will be joining the stall holders, raising money and awareness for the Royal Air Forces and the Armed Forces community, and other local charities. This event is from 10am to 5pm.
There will be flypasts from the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight too: the Lancaster, Dakota and Spitfire are all confirmed* to make an appearance over the weekend.
• Lancaster - Saturday 11th August, 12:15pm;
• Dakota - Saturday 11th August, 2:16pm;
• Spitfire - Sunday 12th August, 10:40am.
Teddy Bears Day- Lincolnshire Wolds Railway
Ludborough Station, the home of LWR and a working steam railway museum is holding an event (Teddy Bears Day) on Sunday 12 August where children who bring their favourite cuddly toy, travel FREE. Entertainment and music on the train. Have a go at the Celebrity Teddy Bear’s Picnic Quiz! Trains run hourly from Ludborough station, 10.45am to 15.45pm.
Family Fun Day at Hartsholme Country Park
Join the Park Rangers for the annual family open day on Sunday 12 August where you will find a variety of activities for all the family. The event is run by the City of Lincoln Council and Hartsholme Country Park Advisory Group. Some charges for activities may apply but for the most part these are free of charge. Toilet and refreshment facilities are available and there is plenty of onsite parking. Suitable for all age groups. 11am to 4pm.