Schools out for summer, and that means only one thing, trying to find things to do to keep the family occupied for the next six weeks. There’s no need to panic though as Lincolnshire Reporter has helpfully compiled a list of 20 suggestions of things you and your loved ones can do this summer.
Pistons in the Park
This motor festival is expected to be a big hit with all of the family this summer. With a variety of exhibitions, entertainment and food on show it’s not to be missed.
Where: Lincolnshire Showground, Grange-de-Lings, Lincoln LN2 2NA
When: Saturday, August 12, from 10am.
Price: Adults £15, children £10, family ticket £35, under 5s free
The National Trust owned home, situated near Grantham, is a great day out for all of the family. Guided tours of the house and chances to explore the gardens are great for people any age and the adventure playground is a fantastic opportunity for youngsters to let off some steam.
Where: Belton House, Grantham, NG32 2LW
When: 9am to 5:30pm, seven days a week
Price: Adults from £11.50, children from £7.80, family ticket from £30.80
Gunby Estate Hall and Gardens
Another member of the National Trust, the gardens and home can be found in Gunby near Spilsby. Families have the chance to explore the gardens, visit three floors of the house and play a variety of fun games on the lawn.
Where: Gunby Estate Hall, Spilsby, PE23 5SS
When: 11am-5pm, seven days a week
Price: Adults from £5.65, children from £2.95, family ticket from £12.25
Extreme Teddy Bears Picnic at Tattershall Castle
It’s time for children to grab their favourite teddy and go on an adventure to the National Trust castle. Watch your teddy zip wire off the top of the Great Tower before enjoying a picnic in the grounds.
When: August 19 and 20 between 11am and 4pm
Where: Tattershall Castle, Sleaford Rd, Tattershall, LN4 4LR
Price: Adults from £6.36, children from £3.18 and family ticket from £15.90
International Tiger Day at Lincolnshire Wildlife Park
The winner of East Lindsey Business Award for Visitor Attraction of the Year 2017 will be celebrating International Tiger Day where guests will be able to meet TV presenter Michaela Stracken.
The event will also offer guests half price entry to Lincolnshire Wildlife Park.
When: Monday, July 29
Where: Lincolnshire Wildlife Park, Dickon Hill Rd, Friskney, Boston, PE22 8PP
Normal prices: (half price on July 29): Adults £9.95, children £8.50, under 3s free, family £34
The largest village show in England is back again for its 150th anniversary and it’s jam-packed with family fun throughout the weekend. A firework display will also take place on the Saturday night as livestock, entertainment and food stalls will decorate the day.
When: Saturday, July 29 and Sunday, July 30
Where: Heckington Showground, Hall Grounds, Heckington, Sleaford, NG34 9JF
Price: Two-day ticket, adults £15, 5-17 year olds £5, under 4s free. One day ticket, adults £9, 5-17 year olds £3 and under 4s free
Summer Holiday Family Fun, Rand Farm Park
The popular farm near Wragby is preparing for a summer of fun with various activities taking place across the summer holidays. Regardless of the weather, family events such as sheep racing and water fights will be taking place across the next six weeks.
When: Throughout the summer holidays – July 20 to September 3, 10am to 5pm
Where: Rand Farm Park, Wragby, LN8 5NJ
Price: Adults £10.95, children aged 2+ £10.95, if you wish to pre-book tickets you can save £1 per person online
Lincolnshire Wolds Railway
With events running every Wednesday and Sunday in August, the Lincolnshire Wolds Railway is something different for the family to enjoy. Guided tours can be arranged by pre-booking appointments and a chance to look around the vintage train will be available.
When: Every Sunday in August and every Wednesday in August except (August 30). Trains run hourly between 10.45am and 3.45pm.
Where: Ludborough Station, DN36 5SQ
Price: Adults £7, children £4, family ticket £18
Jubilee Park Swimming Pool, Woodhall Spa
The popular two outdoor swimming pools are open throughout summer and if the fine summer weather continues then families will be in for a treat.
Where: Jubilee Park, Stixwould Road, Woodhall Spa, LN10 6QH
When: Throughout the summer holidays, for times see timetable on the website
Price: Over 16s from £5 and 15 years old and under £4
Kinema in the Woods
Just because it’s called the summer holidays doesn’t guarantee fine weather. Many family-friendly films will be coming to the vintage cinema throughout the holidays and it offers a more nostalgic experience than modern-day picture houses.
Where: Kinema in the Woods, Coronation Road, Woodhall Spa, LN10 6QD
When: Throughout the summer, keep an eye out on their website for timetables and upcoming releases
Price: Adult £6.50, children £5.50, family ticket £5.60 each
Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Visitor Centre
This year is the 60th anniversary of the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight so what better way to celebrate than by taking the family to the visitor centre? Guided tours of the hangars are available and will provide a great insight for everyone.
Where: Dogdyke Road, Coningsby, LN4 4SY
When: Monday to Friday 10am to 5pm, hangar tours are from 10.30am
Price: Free admission, though tours are £7.90 for adults, £6.40 for children and £20 for a family ticket
This seal sanctuary aims to keep the animals in a natural habitat for the public to enjoy and a chance to adopt sea creatures.
Where: Natureland Seal Sanctuary, Skegness, PE25 1DB
When: 10am to 5pm, seven days a week
Price: Adults £9, children £6.50, family £28
An audience with King Henry VIII, Gainsborough Old Hall
The famous monarch, well known for having six wives, will come to life at Gainsborough Old Hall in August and youngsters will be able to ask King Henry questions.
Where: Gainsborough Old Hall, Parnell Street, Gainsborough, DN21 2NB
When: Friday, August 18 11am to 4pm
Price: Adults £8.50, children £4.22, family ticket £21.20, under 5s free
Situated near Louth, this beautiful area is a great free day out for the family to make their own entertainment.
Where: Crowtree Lane, Louth, LN11 0QW
When: Throughout summer
Moggs Eye Beach
Also known as Huttoft Beach, instead of going to the traditional beaches in the county why not try one of the quieter ones? Very popular with walkers and dog friendly, as long as the weather holds off it’s a great cheap day out to the coast.
Where: Moggs Eye Beach, situated between Sutton on Sea and Ingoldmells, PE24 5XX
Stamford Arts Centre
The Stamford Arts centre provides a number of entertainment for families from sculptures, dancing and drawing to theatre and films. Ideal for a rainy day, the centre has a host of events throughout the summer.
Where: Stamford Arts Centre, 27 St Mary’s Street, Stamford, PE9 2DL
When: Throughout the summer holidays – opening times vary
Price: Prices vary depending on the activity
On Your Marques, Model Car Museum
This museum is great for any petrol head. It boasts a huge collection and model cars, a 35m scalextric track and an on-site cafe.
Where: Thrumber Marsh Lane, Alford, LN13 9TL
When: 10.30am to 4.30pm seven days a week until September 4
Price: Adults £3, children £1, under 5s free
This Lincolnshire maze is great fun for all of the family and a variety of fun games also available.
Where: Bardney Road, Wragby, LN8 5QZ
When: 10am to 5pm, seven days a week
Price: £5.75 per person. £3.50 for just access around the maze
Families have the chance to explore animals under the sea at the Skegness Aquarium. No current details have been announced for what special events are heading their way, but be sure to keep track of the website for more information.
Where: Tower Esplande, Skegness, PE25 3HH
When: 10am to 5pm, seven days a week
Price: Adults £9.95, children £7.50, family ticket £31
Elsham Hall Country Park
Situated in North Lincolnshire, this country park offers greats views and a variety of petting animals. There is also a four acre garden to explore.
Where: North Lincolnshire, Brigg, DN20 0QZ
When: 11am to 5pm, seven days a week
Price: Adults £5.75, children £4.75, family ticket £20