Sep
2
to Dec 4

Lincoln Longwool Exhibition

Venue: Museum of Lincolnshire Life

An exhibition to celebrate 150 years of the Lincoln Longwool Sheep Association, telling the story of the breed and the many local products associated with its wool. Museum of Lincolnshire Life, Burton Road, Lincoln Tel: (01522) 782040

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Nov
1
to Dec 27

Life Drawing Classes Every Wednesday at the Usher Gallery

Tutored and untutored sessions for all skill levels

Join us for a relaxed evening of tutored and/or untutored life drawing sessions.

Untutored Session:-    Time: 5:30pm - 7.00pm every Wednesday  -  Price: £7/£5* 

Tutored Session:-       Time: 7.15pm  -  9.15pm every Wednesday  -  Price: £8/£6*

Combined rate for both sessions: -                                                              Price: £14/£10*

*Concessions

Do you have an artistic flair that you want to explore? Are you a drawing fanatic who wants more practive? Well these workshops are the perfect place for you. These tutored life drawing sessions offer you the exciting opportunity to come to a relaxed environment in The Usher Gallery, where you can practice and develop your drawing skills and technique. It doesn't matter whether you're new to drawing or a seasoned pro, all abilities are welcome!

We provide basic materials or you can bring your own equipment.

For more information, email Kevin at: Kevin.Manvell@lincolnshire.gov.uk

Usher Gallery - please see the website for directions

To book a place please call 01522 550965 - booking is highly recommended to avoid dissapointment as most sessions are full at least a week in advance. If you cannot make the session please give at least 48 hours notice so we can fill the space and move your booking to another week. Canceling after that period means you will lose your booking fee..

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Nov
3
to Dec 8

LIL' PACS

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Fun creative play sessions led by storytellers, musicians and artists: perfect for parents and toddlers. Friday Mornings in Zing Cafe Bar 10-11.30am FREE ENTRY Here’s what’s coming up this season.

Dancing with Beth Friday 3 November – Music with Helen Friday 10 November – Storytelling with Kirsty Friday 17 November – Arts & Crafts with Lou Friday 24 November – Dancing with Beth Friday 1 December – Music with Helen Friday 8 December – Storytelling with Kirsty  

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Nov
4
to Jan 1

Victorian Christmas Trail

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Venue:

Museum of Lincolnshire Life

A fun and informative family trail with all the sights, sounds and atmosphere of a traditional Victorian Christmas. With new discoveries for the young and childhood nostalgia for the older generations. Each completed trail wins a gift.

  • Free admission to Museum, £2 per trail 

  • Contact:

    Tel: (01522) 782040

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Nov
6
to Dec 18

The Happy Monday Club

We run regular creative play sessions for the under 5s in our café bar on Mondays. The sessions are organised by Rhubarb Theatre and led each week by a different local artist (music, dance, storytelling & making). 

There are just 20 places each week and accompanying adults go free (the bar is always open for coffee & cake!)

*Please note: the sessions on the 11th and 18th of December will take place in our studio theatre, The Room Upstairs.

Running time: 1 hours

Book online £3.00

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Nov
8
to Dec 13

Take Part in Art

Fully inclusive Art Workshops that are fun, educational and bespoke! Join us for weekly workshops exploring art through different mediums and themes with the potential to work towards an Arts Award! Suitable for primary age and adaptable to differing needs. We do not offer one to one therefore parents/carers are to stay and can even join in if they wish! The Drill Hall has a fully equipped changing places toilet. Refreshments provided. Please email lorenajaneart@gmail.com for more information, if required or to discuss specific needs.

Book online £5.00

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Nov
10
to Jan 26

Roller Disco

Family Friendly Rollar Disco at Fun Farm Lincoln.

Every Friday now 2 & half hours. Skate Marshalls on hand.

Pay once, skate all night to the latest tunes with our resident DJ in our rollar disco arena.

The Fun Farm stays open throughout the Disco so for an extra £1 you can play in our amazing soft play area.

£5.00 Per session

£18.00 Family Ticket (4 people, must include at least 1 Adult)

Skate Hire if required £1.50

Elbow, Knee & Wrist guards available to purchase if required.

Why not come and have your tea before you Skate (food served until 7pm).

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Nov
11
to Dec 2

Fish Tank Juniors (7-11yrs)

FishTank Youth Theatre is Lincoln’s alternative youth theatre! Drama skills, self-confidence, team building and fun are guaranteed in these sessions run by Alice Kinloch & Stephanie Milner. 

FishTank Juniors (ages 7 to 11): Saturdays, 9.45am – 11.15am Sessions will run from 11 Nov to 2 Dec (excluding 28 Oct) 

SEASON TICKETS: £72 (12 sessions – must be paid for by the first session) or £6.50 per week

Book online.

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Nov
11
to Dec 2

Fish Tank Intermediates (11-16yrs)

Fishtank Youth Theatre is a fantastic group for young people (6 -16) who want to create and perform.

All our work comes directly from the members themselves. We devise, create and perform original work. We create two shows a year per group.

Through our making process we deliver acting lessons to develop you as a performer. We aim to build your confidence, develop your acting skills; you’ll definitely make friends, make original theatre and performance and most importantly, have fun! This is at the forefront of the Fishtank YT ethos!

FishTank Intermediates (ages 11-16): Saturdays,11.30am – 1pm Sessions will run from 11 Nov to 2 Dec (excluding 28 Oct) SEASON TICKETS: £72 (12 sessions – must be paid for by the first session) or £6.50 per week

If you would like to try us out you can! A free taster session is available on any Saturday! Contact us via: Fishtankyouththeatre@gmail.com

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Nov
11
to Dec 2

Fish Tank Tiddlers (4-6yrs)

A new Fishtank Youth Theatre group for younger children every Satuwho just can’t wait to get creative. An hour packed with fun drama, games, stories, music, movement and more. In association with Rhubarb Theatre who run our Happy Monday creative play sessions.

£5.00 Per Session.

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Nov
14
to Dec 31

THOR's Tipi Bar in Lincoln

A winter wonderland in the heart of Lincoln city centre, complete with roaring fires, cosy furs and twinkling lights.

THOR’S tipi bar - playing on Lincolnshire's Viking heritage - will be a novel experience for Christmas shoppers and revellers alike in Lincoln over the festive period. Two linked canvas tipis will form the bar, which will be festooned with lighting and decked out with wooden tables and benches, cosy furs and an open fire pit. 

Serving local draft ales, mulled wine, and hot cider, the fully licensed bar will have something to warm everyone's cockles.

A hot chocolate station will allow kids, big and small, to choose a topping for their homemade chocolate treat.

CHRISTMAS PARTY BOOKINGS

For a Christmas party with a difference, Thor’s Tipi Bar can either be hired exclusively for up to 180 people or a special chill-out area can be set aside for smaller groups (minimum 10 people).  Bookings are now open on 01653 610029.

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Nov
17
to Jan 19

Toddler Time

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Join Park Rangers and dress to get messy for seasonal activities for the under 5's!! There is a charge of £2.50 per child for this event. All children must be accompanied by an adult. This activity is aimed at children aged 1 to 5 years. Location Meet at 10.00am at the Visitor Centre, Hartsholme Country Park, Skellingthorpe Road, Lincoln, LN6 0EY.

Available on these days - 

17 November 2017 10.00am - 11.00am

15 December 2017 10.00am - 11.00am

19 January 2018 10.00am - 11.00am

 

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Nov
18
to Dec 24

Santa's Grotto Experience at Woodthorpe Garden Centre

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Welcome to Santa's Grotto Experience at Woodthorpe Garden Centre. This year the magic is back and your visit to see Santa includes: 

• A Chat with Santa
• A Fantastic Christmas Gift
• A Festive Train Ride

Children £10 • FREE Entry for 2 Adults per child (£1 per additiondal adult) 

PLEASE ARRIVE 15 MINUTES BEFORE YOUR TIME SLOT.

Have a great time.

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Nov
18
to Nov 19

The BIG Christmas Fayre at Arena UK

The BIG Christmas Fayre at Arena UK will be a great start on the journey to Christmas 2017.

We’re aiming to make this a perfect start to the Christmas season and a fun day to get you into the spirit. Our stallholders (over 100 of them) will be using their talents to bring you an amazing collection of hand-made, artisan and quality gifts, food and crafts.

There’ll be plenty of wonderful items for every budget from simple novelty gifts to high quality artisan clothing, accessories, jewellery and food.

Our KID ZONE is packed with FREE fun things to do. there’s a Bouncy Castle, a Photobooth, Petting Zoo, Face Painting, Balloon Modelling and more!

Of course Santa will be there in his Grotto waiting to hear from the boys and girls if they’ve been naughty or nice. 3’s & under get in free and receive a small gift. For over 3’s there’s a charge of £8 but they each receive a goody bag valued at over £8.

  • EFamily – £12.95
    (2 adults and up to 3 X Children aged 5 – 15)
  • Adult – £5.00 (16 or over)
  • OAP – £4,00
  • Child – £2.50 (5 or over)
  • Infant – £FREE (4 or under)

These prices are for pre-booked tickets only. Prices on the day will be £1 more.

You can also order a Christmas Carvery Lunch! Choose from Turkey, Road Pork or Veggie option and then help yourself from a selection of vegetables and extras. There’ll be an optional extra dessert if you’re still hungry.

  • Adult – £9.95
  • OAP – £8.95
  • Child – £5.95

Arena UK, Allington Lane, Allington, Grantham NG32 2EF.

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Nov
18
to Nov 19

Tattershall Castle - Christmas Market

Time: 11am to 4pm
Venue: Tattershall Castle
Website: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/tattershall-castle

Find unique gifts made by local people at our annual festive event. Come and pick up handmade Christmas gifts from Lincolnshire crafts people and food suppliers at our historic market. Free entry all weekend. Booking Not Needed. Dogs on leads welcome. Free Event but Check Website for Admission Charges. Tattershall Castle, Sleaford Road, Tattershall, LN4 4LR Tel: 01526 342543

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Nov
19
5:00 PM17:00

The Light Princess

Ballet Cymru

A new full length ballet for 2017 with a new score by brilliant Welsh harpist, composer and recording artist Catrin Finch in collaboration with The Riverfront Theatre in Newport, The Light Princess is the lightest and brightest dance event of the year.

Using elements of circus and outstanding classical choreography the story draws inspiration from Sleeping Beauty, telling the story of a princess afflicted by a constant weightlessness, unable to get her feet on the ground, until she finds a love that brings her down to earth.

Featuring ground breaking video projections and stunningly vibrant costumes The Light Princess will transport you to a world of laughter, beauty and wonder. George MacDonald’s quirky and timeless tale takes on a new life, interpreted in dance by some of the finest dancers in the world to the haunting and lyrical music of Catrin Finch.

Ballet Cymru are a young, vital group of dancers who are pushing back the barriers of classical ballet.

Using powerful and timeless stories the company challenges its dancers to interpret some of the finest characters in literature. Under the Artistic Direction of Darius James, the company continues to develop its relationship with audiences through accessible outreach work and exceptional, stylish performances.

Start Time: 5pm
Tickets: £17.50 Full // £15 Concessions // £50 Family ticket (4 people, max 2 adults)
Running Time: 1 hour 35 mins (inc. interval)

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Nov
20
to Nov 23

New Youth Theatre: Addams Family – The Musical

Wednesday Addams, has become an adult with a secret that only Gomez knows. She's fallen for a sweet young man from a respectable family. The two families meet for a fateful dinner with hilarious consequences? Join the Addam's, plus all the other crazy characters and more for a heart-warming story of love… with a twist!

FULL PRICE - £8.50

CHILD UNDER 16 - £7.50

DISABLED OR CARER - £7.50

OVER 60 - £7.50

STUDENT - £7.50

UNWAGED - £7.50

 

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Nov
22
7:45 PM19:45

Autumn Concert 2017

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Join the University of Lincoln Music Department in a showcase of performances from students and the wider University community. The University Choir and Chamber Ensemble perform Bach’s magnificent Cantata, ‘Wachet auf’, alongside Monteverdi’s Beatus Vir. In the second half, the mighty Das Fünk – the University’s funk and soul band – bring their distinct take on old and new numbers, alongside two brand new bands, The Meme Machine and Any Colour You Like. This promises to be a fun and relaxed evening featuring some of the best up-and-coming musical talent in Lincoln.

Start Time: 7.45pm

Tickets: All tickets £5

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Nov
23
2:00 PM14:00

Lincoln Reindeer Display

Before the evening's parade, festive reindeer will be relaxing at St Marks Shopping Centre - ideal for some Christmas photo opportunities.

Before the Reindeer Parade, which also takes place on Thursday 23rd November starting at 6pm, take this opportunity to get up close and personal.

Father Christmas will also be in attendance to meet children and introduce them to the animals.

The reindeer are from the only herd of reindeer in Britain and will be travelling from Cairngorms in Scotland. Their parades and appearances in the festive season help to fund their care through the rest of the year.

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Nov
24
7:30 PM19:30

New Youth Theatre Jnrs: Hairspray – The Musical

It’s 1962, and big-haired teenager Tracy Turnblad dreams of dancing on the local teenage TV dance program. When she learns a few dance moves from her good friend Seaweed, her wish comes true and she becomes an instant local celebrity. A fun show full of big characters & great songs, makes for a great evening of entertainment!

FULL PRICE - £8.50

CHILD UNDER 16 - £7.50

DISABLED OR CARER - £7.50

OVER 60 - £7.50

STUDENT - £7.50

UNWAGED - £7.50

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Nov
25
9:00 AM09:00

Breakfast with Santa

Venue: Downton Garden Centre
Website: www.oldrids.co.uk/santa

Join Santa for his Big Breakfast and celebrate his arrival at the Downtown Grantham Garden Centre. Watch with awe as Santa arrives being pulled by huskies! Enjoy a magical experience of fun games and activities, as well as breakfast and a lovely present from Santa himself. 

Tickets are available from the accounts desks at Downtown Grantham Garden Centre or Downtown Grantham Superstore. 

Tickets are limited and sold on a first come first served basis. Entry to the event is by ticket only.

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Nov
25
to Dec 29

Christmas at Doddington Hall

Explore Doddington Hall's Alice in Wonderland themed festive decorations, meet Father Christmas, and browse Christmas gifts, trees, and food from the farm shop.

Make the most of the Hall's Christmas opening times, farmshop goodies, the Bauble Barn, and home-grown Christmas tree at Doddington Hall & Gardens this Christmas. 

CHRISTMAS IN WONDERLAND

Doddington Hall will be open especially for the festive period with decorations themed on Alice in Wonderland. The Elizabethan Hall will be creatively transformed with displays filled with Christmas adventure and wonder.

Soak up the festive atmosphere of Christmas in this treasured family home, which has seen a lot of Christmas mornings over its 400 year plus history. Take the chance to see what the present day family and staff have created and to think about how Christmas may have looked and felt through the centuries.

Look out for the decorations and the grand Christmas trees - fresh from the estate itself.

MEET FATHER CHRISTMAS

Add some magic to the festive season for little ones by visiting Father Christmas in the cosy family setting of the Hall’s Library. Meet the Christmas Elves, share your Christmas wishes with Father Christmas and receive a small present per child.

Tickets are sold out but you can join the waiting list by emailing Doddington Hall.

BAUBLE BARN AND TOY BOX

The Bauble Barn has the widest selection of traditional glass baubles, wood, tin and natural decorations in the area, with new styles this year. There are also lights, home-made wreaths and other traditional favourites to buy.

The pop-up Toy Box next door is full of traditional wooden toys and games - some great ideas for presents for the whole family.

DODDINGTON CHRISTMAS TREES

Pick your perfect tree from Doddington Hall's home-grown Christmas trees, cut from the Doddington Estate woodland just half a mile from Doddington Hall itself.

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Nov
25
to Dec 24

Winter Wonderland-Twinlakes

Opens 25th November 2017! Winter Wonderland opening times: 10am – 5pm daily.

This Christmas Twinlakes transforms into a magical Winter Wonderland with the best family Christmas Grotto in the UK. Join in the festive fun with tobogganing, gingerbread decorating, festive workshops, Christmas hunts, reindeer feeding, candy cane maze fun and games,snowball masterclass, sleigh school, letters to Santa, Father Christmas’s office and post box, real log fires and mulled wine. A visit to see Father Christmas in his Christmas experience grotto includes golden ticket to choose your own special gift from Santa’s Toy Workshop! Santa and his special friends will help make memories this Christmas. Lots of festive characters to meet and greet including Rudy the Reindeer!

Please note: All standard child/toddler tickets (purchased either online or at the park entrance) include a grotto ticket to see Santa, you only need to purchase a grotto ticket with a complimentary ticket, annual pass or under 95cm (who enter the park for free). Only children need a grotto ticket, but the whole family enter the Santa grotto experience. Each ticket includes a toy from Santa, if all children in your family would like a toy from Santa then please purchase a grotto ticket. Grotto tickets at an additional cost of £6.99 which includes a gift from Santa’s workshop (book through the online ticketing store).

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Nov
25
to Dec 23

Real Christmas Experience at Rand Farm

Rand Farm Park is a beautiful Winter Wonderland from 25th November – 23rd December where you can meet Santa, walk through the enchanted forest 3D experience and feel festive with all the magical activities at our Real Christmas Experience.

So much Festive Fun for only £15.95 per Child

 Enjoy Winter Wonderland
 Decorate festive biscuits in Mrs Claus’ Kitchen
 Train to be one of Santa’s helpers in Elf Academy
 Walk through the Enchanted Forest 3D Experience
 Experience the magic of Bethlehem in the Living Farm Nativity
 Meet real reindeer
 Mix your own reindeer food to take home
 Post a letter to Santa
 Visit Santa’s home in the forest
 Receive a special token to choose any toy from Santa’s Toyshop
 Jump aboard Santa’s Express ride to complete your festive family fun day out!
 Penguin games and so much more…

Plus, see the animals and play in the huge heated indoor Play Barn and Play Pods.  All the indoor and outdoor play activities and animals are included in your Christmas entrance fee.  Only £15.95 per Child!

Breakfast with Santa

Such a special experience for all the family with ever lasting memories! On Saturday 9th, Sunday 10th, Saturday 16th or Sunday 17th, come along for BREAKFAST WITH SANTA from 9.00am with lots of additional Christmas Surprises (bookings only).

 

Easy to reach location

Rand Farm Park is an easy to reach location, set in the heart of rural Lincolnshire, just a few miles from the Lincolnshire Wolds, an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.  We’re located near the main A158 Lincoln to Skegness road, about two miles North on the Lincoln side of Wragby. Clearly signposted off the A158, you can’t miss us!

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Nov
25
to Dec 24

Christmas at White Post Farm

 

From Saturday 25th November. One of the best times of year to visit us. Our special Christmas Barn is full of festive fun with games, crafts, the walk-through Christmas Maze and of course Santa in his Grotto - every day. We have our real Reindeer here for you all to meet and, of course, our renowned interactive Nativity Play where you're the star!

If you have any questions feel free to give us a call and we'll have a chat! 01623 882977

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Nov
25
to Dec 24

The Christmas Experience 2017-Wheelgate Park

Join us for the our Magical Christmas Experience here at Robin Hoods Wheelgate, Nottingham, the best value family day out ever!! Discover a truly incredible experience as Robin Hoods Wheelgate Family Theme Park, near Sherwood Forest, is magically transformed into an enchanted Christmas Experience!

The Christmas Experience returns for another year and is now BIGGER and BETTER. Come and see Santa* in our extended Magical Fairytale grotto and choose a FREE gift from his workshop. (Included in full admission). Vist the Elves in animal farm and help feed Santa’s Reindeer.

Dreams are discovered at the 40 Acre all-weather Park, as its transformed into a stunning illuminated whiteout with thousands of stunning lights and twinkling snow scenes for a truly magical family experience. The Robin Hoods Christmas Experience, Whitepost, Farnsfield, offers the perfect day out for the whole family this winter. There’s something for everyone- little ones gasp in excitement as they enter the themed indoor play areas! Over 2.2km of welcoming fun for all ages.

In the festive workshops, children’s imaginations flow creating special surprises to take home and enter our competitions. There are prizes to win and yummy treats for everyone!! All this including 80,000 sq foot of heated indoor venture zones including the UK’s largest indoor play centre! 40 acres of attractions and 100’s of birds and animals with round the clock activities. So Get on down to Robin Hoods Wheelgate and join us for the ultimate Christmas Experience, the best family day out in Nottinghamshire.  In the heart of the Midlands!

Please note: All standard child/toddler tickets (purchased either online or at the park entrance) include a grotto ticket to see Santa, you only need to purchase a grotto ticket with a complimentary ticket, annual pass or under 95cm (who enter the park for free). Only children need a grotto ticket, but the whole family enter the Santa grotto experience. Each ticket includes a toy from Santa, if all children in your family would like a toy from Santa then please purchase a grotto ticket.

Entrance price includes FREE Parking, Entrance to Grotto* and FREE Gift.

(Please note Santa’s Grotto open 12.30pm-4.30pm Monday to Friday during term time and all day every Saturday and Sundays.)

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Nov
25
to Nov 26

Alford Craft Market

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GIVE LINCOLNSHIRE CRAFTS THIS CHRISTMAS! We are very excited about our two weekends of Christmas Markets coming up soon in Alford Corn Exchange...25-26th November and 2-3rd of December. 10-5 each day, no admission charge.

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Nov
25
to Nov 26

Uncle Henry's Christmas Food & Gift Fair

Our Christmas Food & Gift Fair is FREE to attend so why not pop along and be inspired by the gift range available.

Open 10am-5pm on Saturday 25th and 10am-4pm on Sunday 26th November.

Our local food heroes will also be in store across the weekend with festive food and drink ranges to sample.

This event is also in aid of Lindsey Lodge Hospice who will be attending both days.

 

If you are interested in having a stall at this event please get in touch with Emma Jones, PR & Events manager  marketing@unclehenrys.co.uk Stands can be booked for both days or a single day.

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Nov
25
11:00 AM11:00

Victorian Christmas Craft Fair

Join us for one of the country's leading craft fairs set out in our beautiful manor house where the traditions of Victorian Christmas will kick off your festive season.

Carefully chosen crafts people from all over the country bring a wealth of gifts and homewares to make your christmas shopping a delight. Warm yourself with a glass of hot punch and a mince pie in front of our roaring fire as the musicians entertain you in our medieval kitchen.

Entry Just £2

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Nov
25
to Jan 7

Yuletide Treasure Trail

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Enjoy some of the forest’s midwinter magic on this self-guided weekend trail around the Major Oak path, with a ‘sweet’ reward for all those who complete the clues (subject to availability)!

11am to 3pm (every Saturday and Sunday).

£1 per trail leaflet.

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Nov
25
to Jan 7

Meet Santa, Ice-Skate & Explore the Magical Grotto

Venue: Downton Garden Centre
Website: www.oldrids.co.uk/santa

Opens 12pm on Sat 25 Nov. £7.50 per child, accompanying adults free (max of 4 adults, additional adults £1.50 each). Online booking advised to guarantee your visit. Experience skating on real ice - available from 25 Nov until 7 Jan 2018. £6 per child, £8 per adult. Plus experience a little Winter Wonder in our Giant Snowglobe available from 28 Oct until 1 Jan. Downton Garden Centre, Gonerby Moor, A1, Grantham NG32 2AB

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Nov
26
to Dec 24

Breakfast with Santa - Twinlakes

Join Santa, Mrs Claus and their Elves for a breakfast feast at Twinlakes Winter Wonderland, Melton Mowbray this November and  December to add that extra special magic to your child’s Christmas.  Join Santa and his elves for a yummy bespoke breakfast experience, heaps of fun and if you’ve been good all year a special gift to take home! PLUS exclusive entry to Twinlakes Winter Wonderland, Leicestershire!

Package includes:

  • Cereals , Juice and Fruit Basket
  • Yummy Full English Breakfast for EVERYONE with Santa and Mrs Claus served by our magical Elves
  • Naughty Homemade American Style Pancakes with whipped cream and Sauces
  • Entrance into £250,000 Grotto and Christmas Experience
  • Decorate your own Gingerbread man
  • Individual Memorable Photo in the Grotto
  • Visit to Santa’s Workshop and choice of quality gift
  • A packet of Reindeer Dust to take home for Christmas Eve
  • Group Reindeer feeding session
  • Full days entry to Twinlakes Park and Winter Wonderland
  • Parking is FREE.            

Full breakfast for EVERYONE, Pancakes and Gingerbread are for the Children. Adults can have unlimited Tea and coffee and Mince pies until 10am.  All guest must arrive between 8am and 8.15am, please report to reception where you will be collected by an Elf and taken to the Breakfast table where the magic starts! We close at 5pm with the exception of Christmas Eve when we close at 4pm where Santa, Mrs Claus and all the Elves are waved off ready for their big journey with an Elf size (small!) magical firework send off . Please ensure we are aware of any special dietary requirements. No refunds, or date change. Breakfast with Santa tickets do not allow access to ‘Evening Party in the Park event’. Photography is prohibited whilst in the Grotto, however a professional photography service is available. *(Small charge applies)

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Nov
26
11:00 AM11:00

Christmas Fayre-The Baths Hall Scunthorpe

Entry is FREE for Children under 16 and £1 per adult, pay on the door. 

Join us for our annual Christmas Gift and Craft Fair. This year will be even bigger and better! With stalls across 3 rooms and 2 floors including our main auditorium! Start your Christmas Shopping with over 70 local Gift and Crafts stalls, Meet Santa, watch Live performances throughout the day and enjoy mince pies and mulled wine in our lounge bar.

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Nov
27
to Dec 22

Festive Afternoon Tea

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Served from 1.30 to 3pm

Enjoy a delicious festive afternoon tea starting with a glass of Prosecco on arrival in the Boardwalk Bistro overlooking Thorpe Lake.

Whisby Nature Park, Moor Lane,Thorpe on the Hill, Lincs, LN6 9BW.

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Nov
28
6:30 PM18:30

Lincoln Torchlight Procession 2017

The Torchlight Procession is one of the most meaningful and poignant events in the St Barnabas calendar.

This unique celebration is an opportunity for families and friends to join us in remembering the people that we love.

The procession starts at Clayton's Sports Ground, we then follow the pipe band past the Hospice and on to the West Front of Lincoln Cathedral, where the Tree of Life will be illuminated for the whole community to see. This is followed by refreshments in Castle Square.

Every year local people have the chance to dedicate a light(s) in remembrance of someone special on our trees of life across Lincolnshire.

Memory Tags

Memory Tags allow the public to write a personal message of love that can be placed around our Tree of Life at Lincoln Cathedral following the service after the procession. If you have not already received one,these will be available on the night either at Claytons Sports Ground or after the service at the Cathedral.

Light up a Life is free and open to everyone, not just those touched by hospice care.

Safety Notice:

The Torchlight Procession is an outdoor event featuring wax-based flaming torches.

Please dress appropriately as it is always very cold. Please be aware, the wax from the torches may drip on clothing. 

Flaming torches are available for over 16’s at only £5 each.

Battery lanterns will also be available at £3.50 each.

Torches and lanterns will be available to purchase from Claytons Sports Ground from 6.30pm.

Parking

There is no parking at Claytons Sports grounds, street parking is available. You can park at Lincoln Christ's Hospital school from 5pm, gates will be locked at 9.30pm. There are plenty of pay and display car parks near the Cathedral.

Road Closures & No Waiting/No Loading At any Time Orders will be in place from 7pm - 9pm - the following roads will be affected.

Bailgate

Castle Hill

Church Lane

Eastgate

Lee Road

Nettleham Road (Broadway to Church Lane)

Newport (Bailgate to Rasen Lane)

Minster Yard

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Nov
30
5:00 PM17:00

Skegness Christmas Carnival Parade

Have we got some amazing news for you about Christmas 2017? – Yes we have!
This year the Christmas Switch On and Carnival Parade will be on Thursday 30th November. Entertainment will start from 5pm outside the Hildreds on the main stage by the Christmas Tree and continue throughout the night. The parade will leave Briar Way, travel up High Street and down Lumley Rd from 6.15pm. The parade will be led by Santa in his sleigh and Rob Hammond Breakfast Presenter from Lincs FM. The parade will be bigger and better than ever this year including costume characters, stilt walkers and illuminated Christmas acts. The Embassy Panto stars will also be present and will be launching Panto season in Skegness on the same night. The Christmas lights, Tree and Hildreds displays will be switched on at 7pm by Santa, Rob Hammond, The Panto cast from Aladdin and The Mayor of Skegness Cllr Danny Brookes. Once the lights have been switched on, the entire square outside the Hildreds will be covered in snow, so bring your brolly! Aladdin’s Cave of Wonders Christmas Grotto will also open on the same night too from 7pm but you will have to book for that. This year we have a new booking system. Log onto https://thelittleboxoffice.com/neverland/event/view/71211 for further details and to book your tickets to see Santa.

Last year you all loved our singing reindeer “Zachariah” well this year he has brought a friend with him – “Harry” 2 reindeers – twice the fun. What will they be singing? Well one thing is for sure once you have seen them, you will be singing it too.

The further you walk into the Hildreds you will meet other characters too like our new friends The Hildreds Eskimo’s, Eric, Ernie and Enrie.  See if you can spot Hettie the Yeti too.

Don’t forget, you can post your letter to Santa and receive a free reply within 24 hours, pick up a colouring competition form for a chance to win some early Christmas presents and pick up a free Santa report card when you book to see Santa in the grotto.  *Did you know, all of the money raised in the Hildreds Grotto is donated back to The Skegness Carnival which will be used to put on next year’s parade and week long entertainment!…..So if you plan on seeing Santa this year, you will also be helping the Skegness Carnival to continue with their great work.

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Nov
30
6:00 PM18:00

Festive Theatre Festival LIVE

Get a sneak peek at Lincoln's festive theatre for 2017 at a special evening of outdoor performance on a pop-up City Square stage.

Get a flavour of what the city’s entertainment venues are offering during the festive season including Lincoln Drill Hall's Jack & The Beanstalk, Lincoln Performing Arts Centre's two family treats – The Adventures of Robin Hood and Maid Marian: Winter in Sherwood and The Winter Whale – and the New Theatre Royal's is Aladdin pantomime.

Taster performances, featuring the individual venues, are taking place at 6pm, 6.30pm and 7pm.  They will include acting, songs, or even short talks about the shows. Family fun is guaranteed and people should watch out for the Battle of the Dames and Maid Marian.

Free parking and late night shopping from 5pm to 8pm - including shops on the nearby Sincil Street - make this a great festive night out.

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Nov
18
1:00 PM13:00

Great Seed Hunt

Join the Rangers and take advantage of the autumn harvest by going on a seed hunt around the park to see what you can find. Then spend some time in the Visitors Centre planting your very own piece of Hartsholme in your hand made origami pot! There is a charge of £3.50 per child for this event and booking is essential. All children must be accompanied by an adult. This activity is aimed at children aged 4 to 13 years. Location Meet at 1.00pm at the Visitor Centre, Hartsholme Country Park, Skellingthorpe Road, Lincoln, LN6 0EY

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Nov
18
11:30 AM11:30

The Snowman at Lincoln Cathedral

With a Live Orchestra

Following the success of last year, The Snowman is returning to Lincoln Cathedral for five fabulous performances.

This festive Christmas classic will be shown on the big screen in the Nave, dimly lit to create a magical atmosphere. This heart-warming story will be accompanied by a live orchestra and soloists from Lincoln Cathedral Choir who will make the most of the incredible acoustics of the Cathedral to ensure an unforgettable experience for adults and children alike.

Originally published in 1978, The Snowman was created and illustrated by Raymond Briggs. It has become one of the world’s most popular children’s books, selling in excess of 8.5 million copies worldwide and being translated into over 15 languages.

This well-loved book was adapted for screen by producer John Coates, leading to the Oscar nominated animation with iconic score. The Snowman was first aired in 1982 and has been broadcast on a global scale including Asia, Europe and North America.

Tickets will start at £6 and will be available for five showings at the following times:

  • 11:30am
  • 01:30pm
  • 03:00pm
  • 07:00pm
  • 08:30pm
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Nov
18
11:00 AM11:00

Sophie’s Journey Christmas Market

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Join us for our Christmas Fair, back for the second year running! There will be plenty of stalls with many beautiful Christmas items – ideal for family stocking fillers, a thoughtful gift for friends, or a festive treat for yourself.

All proceeds will go to Sophie’s Journey Providing free holidays to children with cancer in lincolnshire and providing a break for families that have lost there child through cancer

We are pleased to annouce the following confirmed stalls:

OSBOURNE BOOKS
CHRISTMAS EVE BOXES
BABY SIGNING –
KNITTING AND CROCHET ITEMS
BUNTING AND PLAQUES
GLITTER TATTOOS
CAKE STALL
HOT DRINK STALL
TOMBOLA
RAFFLE
HAIR BOWS
HAMPERS –
Kathryn Anne Rowe Illustrations
BODY SHOP
HANDMADE KEYRINGS
AVON
BEARS
HANDMADE SOAPS
MATERIAL ITEMS
JAMS CHUCKNEYS
HAND MADE CLOCKS
HAND MADE ITEMS
NK SCHOOL
PARTY LIFE

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Nov
17
5:30 PM17:30

Lincoln Christmas Lights Switch On

 

Time: From 5.30pm
Venue: Lincoln High Street
Website: www.lincolnbig.co.uk

Start the countdown to Christmas at the annual fun-packed Christmas Lights Switch On at St Marks Shopping Centre, Lincoln High Street, and Waterside Shopping Centre. Live entertainment will kick off at St Marks Shopping Centre at 5pm with music, children's entertainment, a snow cannon, cast from Jack and the Beanstalk at Lincoln Drill Hall, and a snow globe selfie station. The switch on of the new lights will take place at 6:15pm. Lincoln High Street will be full of festivities for the switch on of the main city centre lights with entertainment from 5:30pm. The Mayor and Civic Party will process from the Guildhall to switch on the lights at 6:45pm. City Square will be a festive wonderland too providing a new space to enjoy the switch on near the High Street with less of the crowds. Children's rides, singing princesses, and food and drink stalls will entertain from 5pm. A big screen will show a live feed of the High Street stage for the switch on at 6:45pm. The Waterside Shopping Centre's stage will be compered by Lincs FM providing entertainment from 5:30pm for the final lights switch on of the night. Following the launch of the centre's new Santa's Grotto, the switch on will take place at 7:15pm. visitorinformation@lincolnbig.co.uk

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Nov
17
4:00 PM16:00

Marshalls Yard Christmas Lights Switch On

Help Marshall's Yard get the festive season off to a great start and celebrate a fantastic night as we turn on our Christmas Lights. 

Town Centre Stage  

4pm – Singing with Castle Wood Academy
4:10pm - Acoustic State
4:30pm – Performance by Phoebe Walker
5pm – Ariana Grande (tribute)
6pm – Switch on with Lincs FM, Santa, cast of Dick Whittington and Guests.

Marshall's Yard stage

5pm - Performance by Leanne Paige
5:30pm – The Torn
6:15pm – Beyoncé (tribute)
7pm – Switch on with Lincs FM, Santa, cast of Dick Whittington and Guests.

Finished by our spectacular firework display! 

Also...

We will have free face painters and body glitter art ready for that perfect selfie in front of our Christmas selfie wall.

Horse and carriage ride with Disney princesses Elsa and Belle and also visits from Olaf.

The Salvation Army Brass Band will be performing from 6pm on Market St.

And lastly the Transformers will be in town!

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Nov
16
10:30 AM10:30

Diddy Disco

Join us for our hip club for under 7s and their happening parents! We play a bit of everything from current tunes to rock and roll to disco, mixing it up to make it fun for children and mums and dads alike! All children must be accompanied and face-painting is also available.

Running time: 1 hours 30 minutes. Book online. £3.00 Adults Free.

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