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30 things to do in Lincolnshire during the summer holidays

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Stuck for things to do this summer? Lincolnshire Reporter has compiled a list of events throughout summer, perfect for the whole family!


VW Camper Van Day, Lincoln

Photo: Steve Smailes for Lincolnshire Reporter

Photo: Steve Smailes for Lincolnshire Reporter

When: August 7, 10am – 4pm

Where: Brayford Waterfront

Price: FREE

Volkswagen owners and enthusiasts will gather on Brayford Waterfront in Lincoln for an amazing display of VW Campers.

For more information follow the link here.


Lincoln Steampunk Festival

Photo: Steve Smailes for Lincolnshire Reporter

Photo: Steve Smailes for Lincolnshire Reporter

When: August 26 – August 29, all day

Where: Lincoln Castle

Price: FREE

See Lincoln’s cobbled streets transformed as Victorian Steampunk fans take to the Castle and Steep Hill in top hats, goggles, corsets and more.

For more information follow the link here.


Interactive Play, Stamford

Photo: Heartbreak Productions

Photo: Heartbreak Productions

When: September 2, 7pm

Where:  St John’s Church

From: £10

If you want to take Cluedo to the next level, this is perfect for you. The interactive play has references to Downton Abbey and Agatha Christie.

For more information follow the link here.


East Kirkby Airshow

Photo: Lincolnshire Aviation Centre

Photo: Lincolnshire Aviation Centre

When: August 6

Where: East Kirkby Airfield

From: £6

Lincolnshire’s biggest airshow will have re-enactors, Lancaster taxy runs, trade stalls, vintage cars, military vehicles and much more to give you an excellent family day out.

For more information follow the link here.


Lincoln Folk Festival

Photo: Lincoln Folk

Photo: Lincoln Folk

When: July 31, 2pm – 10pm

Where: Drill Hall

From: £25

Acts will include: Rod Clements, Dave Hull-Denholm and Steve Daggett, legends in the folk music world.

For more information follow the link here.


Mablethorpe Illuminations

Photo: Steve Smailes for Lincolnshire Reporter

Photo: Steve Smailes for Lincolnshire Reporter

When: July 30, all day

Where: Mablethorpe town

Price: FREE

The annual event celebrates the beginning of the summer holidays with a market, games and fireworks to end the day.

For more information follow the link here.


Lincoln Cathedral

Lincoln Cathedral basking in the sunshine. Photo: Steve Smailes for Lincolnshire Reporter

Lincoln Cathedral basking in the sunshine. Photo: Steve Smailes for Lincolnshire Reporter

When: Throughout summer, 7.15am-8pm

Where: Priorygate

From: £4.80

Visit Lincoln’s Cathedral and try to find the legendary imp.

For more information follow the link here.


Battle for the Castle, Tattersall

Photo: Tattershall Castle

Photo: Tattershall Castle

When: August 13 – August 14, 11am – 4pm

Where: Sleaford Road, Tattershall

From: £3

Experience seventeenth century life as the Royalists attack the castle. Witness what the Civil War was like with weapons drills, a living history encampment and a battle re-enactment both days.

For more information follow the link here.


1940s Day, Lincoln

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When: August 21, all day

Where: Brayford Waterfront

Price: FREE

Everyone is invited to the city’s Brayford Waterfront, where there will be something for all the family. Browsers and buyers can go bargain-hunting for memorabilia, arts and crafts and vintage clothing.

For more information follow the link here.


Poppies:Wave, Lincoln Castle

Photo: Rachel Pordham

Photo: Rachel Pordham

When: Throughout summer until September 4, 10am – 5.30pm

Where: Lincoln Castle

Price: FREE

Thousands of ceramic poppies, seen previously in a famous Tower of London installation, have formed a wave of scarlet reaching for the walls of the castle as part of the UK-wide tour. Open until September 4.

For more information follow the link here.


Gainsborough Beach Party

Photo: Gainsborough Market

Photo: Gainsborough Market

When: August 6 – August 7 10am – 4pm

Where: Gainsborough Marketplace

Price: FREE

The event will have stalls, rides, and fun and games on offer alongside a ‘beach’ and don’t forget to pick up some Gainsborough Rock!

For more information follow the link here.


Classic Car Show, Barton

Photo: Steve Smailes for Lincolnshire Reporter

Photo: Steve Smailes for Lincolnshire Reporter

When: August 28, 10am – 4pm

Where: Water’s Edge Visitor Centre

Price: FREE

Join the North Lincolnshire Morris Minor Owners Club and step back in time to see classic motor cars from around the world. See Morris Minor, MG, Triumph, Wolseley marques and more.

For more information follow the link here.


Heckington Show

Photo: Heckington Show

Photo: Heckington Show

When: July 30 – July 31

Where: Heckington

From: £4

Heckington Show is Britain’s largest village show and attracts thousands of visitors with a range of stands, activities, exhibits and attractions spread over 30 acres of land.

For more information follow the link here.


Skegness Beach

Photo: The Beach Guide

Photo: The Beach Guide

When: Throughout summer

Where: Skegness

Price: FREE

Spend a relaxing day at the beach in Skegness, surrounded by amusements, fish and chips and ice cream, what more could you ask for?

For more information follow the link here.


Skegness Carnival

Photo: Skeness Carnival

Photo: Skegness Carnival

When: August 14, 12pm – 5pm

Where: Skegness

Price: FREE

The carnival will see people in an array of costumes parade through the streets of Skegness.

For more information follow the link here.


Pedal Car Grand Prix, Gainsborough

Photo: Gainsborough Pedal Car Grand Prix

Photo: Gainsborough Pedal Car Grand Prix

When: August 9, all day

Where: Queen Elizabeths High School

Price: FREE

Watch a variety of pedal cars race on a track in Gainsborough’s annual event.

For more information follow the link here.


Kustom Kulture Blastoff 7, Lincoln

Photo: Kustom Kulture Blastoff

Photo: Kustom Kulture Blastoff

When: September 3 – September 4, 9.30am – 6.30pm

Where: Lincolnshire Showground

From: £5

The very best in live music, kustom art , burlesque, rockabilly, steampunk and Tiki vendors will gather at Lincolnshire Showground. Tons of traditional and custom painted vehicles from across the country will  take over the grounds.

For more information follow the link here.


Independent Car Show, Lincoln

Photo: Emily Norton for Lincolnshire Reporter

Photo: Emily Norton for Lincolnshire Reporter

When: August 14, 10am – 5pm

Where: Brayfrod Waterfront

Price: FREE

Hundreds of beautiful vehicles will line the Brayford Waterfront for a spectacular display of the motor industry.

For more information follow the link here.


Skydiving World Championships, Brigg

Photo: Skydiving Championships

Photo: Skydiving Championships

When: August 20 – August 22, 10am – 5pm

Where: Skydive Hibaldstow, Brigg

Price: FREE

Head to the annual four-way Formation Skydive National Championships and watch skydivers from around the country perform for the top spot.

For more information follow the link here.


Have a heart day, Lincoln

Ambulance

When: September 4, 11am

Where: The Pride of Lincoln

Price: FREE

C&C training team and Singleton Associates warmly invites people to join us in raising money for STRUT, St Barnabas Hospice and local charities. Come and Learn how to do CPR, what to do if someone is choking, and how to use a defibrillator. There will be an ambulance and a fire engine to explore,
cake stalls, ice cream van, face painting, childrens entertainer, raffle, music and more

For more information follow the link here.


Children’s Festival, Brigg

Photo: Feet First Entertainment

Photo: Feet First Entertainment

When: August 29, 11am – 5pm

Where: Elsham Hall

From: £4.75

With a background in theatre, circus & pantomime, Feet First Entertainment’s Adrian Ley will be performing and teaching circus skills. The event is inclusive to all abilities.

For more information follow the link here.


Picnic in the park, Barton

Baysgarth Park. Photo Betty Longbottom

Baysgarth Park. Photo Betty Longbottom

When: August 6, 12pm – 4pm

Where: Baysgarth Park

Price: FREE

Events include children’s races, football tournament, musical entertainment, magic shows and children’s workshops.

For more information follow the link here.


‘On Your Jollies’ Summer Show, Lincoln

Jollies Summer Show, Lincoln

Photo: Oxjam Lincoln 2016

When: August 13, 3pm – 11pm

Where: Jolly Brewer

Price: FREE

A family friendly afternoon with some great musicial talent to sit and enjoy with a cool refreshment in hand.

For more information follow the link here.


Trusthorpe Carnival

Photo: Trusthorpe Carnival

Photo: Trusthorpe Carnival

When: July 31, all day

Where: Sutton on Sea

Price: FREE

See an array of floats and people in costumes parade through the streets of Trusthorpe and Sutton on Sea.

For more information follow the link here.


Dance Group Performance, Lincoln

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When: September 3, 11am

Where: Waterside Shopping Centre

Price: FREE

Waterside Shopping welcomes Lincoln’s Lilac Theatre and Dance Group to the centre for an early afternoon of dance and performing.

For more information follow the link here.


Mablethorpe Music Weekender

Photo: Mablethorpe Music Weekender

Photo: Mablethorpe Music Weekender

When: August 27 – August 28, 1pm – 10pm

Where: Mablethorpe

Price: FREE

A weekend of live acts and bands of different genres from across the UK performing in different locations in central Mablethorpe

For more information follow the link here.


Wildlife Day, Barton

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Photo: Waters’ Edge Visitor Centre and Country Park

When: July 31, 10am – 6pm

Where: Waters’ Edge Country Park & Visitor Centre

Price: FREE

A fun, educational and free family day out, with displays, exhibitions and craft workshops.

For more information follow the link here.


Friday Family Fun Club – Creepy Crawlies

Photo: Oleg

Photo: Oleg

When: August 5, 10am – 4pm

Where: Gainsborough Old Hall

From: £1

Craft event making ‘creep crawlies’ from arts materials.

For more information follow the link here.


Food and Vintage Festival, Boston

 Photo: Steve Smailes for Lincolnshire Reporter.

Photo: Steve Smailes for Lincolnshire Reporter.

When: August 13, 10am

Where: Bells Nursery Outlet

Price: FREE

The event has a little taste of Lincolnshire for everyone from cooking demonstrations, to local hot and cold food stalls displaying the finest cheese, local meats, jams and preserves.

For more information follow the link here.


Food and Fitness Festival, Woodhall Spa

Photo: Jubilee Park

Photo: Jubilee Park

When: September 4, 10am – 4pm

Where: Jubilee Park

Price: FREE

The Festival celebrates artisan foods produced in the county and combines this with fitness, exercise and games – something for all the family to come along and participate in.

For more information follow the link here.