Lincolnshire

Bank holiday and half term events in Lincolnshire

With May half-term coming up next week, families will be looking for activities to enjoy together.

Lincolnshire Reporter has compiled a list of events taking part across the county during half-term from Saturday, May 26 until Sunday, June 3.


Family bike ride

Have a fun family bike ride this half-term. Photo: Lincolnshire County Council

  • Where: Meet in garden area at St Mark’s Shopping Centre
  • When: Thursday, May 31 at 10am
  • Cost: Free, but booking is essential

Cycle from St Mark’s down to Boultham Park for a free drink and cake before riding back again. Fun for all the family

To book call 01522 581906 or email [email protected]


Knight School

Knight School. Photo: Visit Lincoln

  • Where: Lincoln Castle
  • When: Tuesday, May 29 11am to 4.30pm
  • Cost: Castle Day Ticket – Adults £13.50, Child £7.20 (under fives free)

Children can discover the skills needed to be a medieval knight, including a sword drill.


The Giant Lincoln Cycling Sportive

The Giant Lincoln Cycling Sportive. Photo: Visit Lincoln

  • Where: Doddington Hall
  • When: Sunday, June 3 from 9.30am to 1.30pm
  • Cost: Free for spectators (registration for cyclists has ended)

All cyclists will start and finish at Doddington Hall and there will be plenty of activities at the venue for the spectators.


Bastion in the Air

Bastion in the Air exhibition at The Collection Museum. Photo: The Collection Museum website

An exhibition exploring the development of the aircraft industry in Lincoln in World War One and more.


The ‘Show Comes to Town

A sneak peak of what’s on at this year’s Lincolnshire Show. Photo: Visit Lincoln

  • Where: City Square
  • When: Saturday, May 26, 10am to 3pm
  • Cost: Free

A sneak peak at what this year’s Lincolnshire Show has to offer and reduced tickets for the main show will be on sale.


High Street Farmers’ Market

Farmer’s Market. Photo: Visit Lincoln

  • Where: High Street
  • When: Friday, June 1 9am to 4pm
  • Cost: Free

A source of local organic produce, but also a great day out for the whole family, including cakes and treats to enjoy.


Lincolnshire Wolds Walking Festival

Lincolnshire Wolds Walking Festival. Photo: Visit Lincoln

  • Where: South Elkington Village Hall
  • When: Sunday, June 3 from 10am
  • Cost: Maximum £3.50 for adults depending on distance – walks have cost attached to them or they invite voluntary donations

There are a variety of walks over different distances so there is something for everyone, with some including fun activities


Medieval Mayhem

Medieval Mayhem event at Lincoln Castle. Photo: Visit Lincoln

  • Where: Lincoln Castle
  • When:Saturday, May 26 to Monday, May 28 11am-4.30pm
  • Cost: Castle Day Ticket – Adults £13.50, Child £7.20 (under fives free)

Armed and armoured 12th century knights on foot and on horseback compete in a melee of swords and lance with hand-to-hand combat


Lincoln Spring Market

Lincoln Spring Market. Photo: Visit Lincoln

  • Where: City Centre
  • When: Saturday, May 26 to Monday, May 28 10am-5pm (until 4pm on Sunday)
  • Cost: Free

Lincolnshire market traders from artists to antique dealers will be on the High Street, Cornhill Quarter & St Marks.


Bug Week

Enjoy the fun at Bug Week. Photo: Pink Pig Farm

Each child will receive an explorer passport with tasks to complete. Also the chance to make bug hotels and go on bug hunts.


Belton House Family Fun

Family fun at Belton House. Photo: The National Trust

A family art trail and fun for children at the Discovery Centre and more. Also plenty going on at other local National Trust sites.


Birdhouse Family Festival

Birdhouse Family Festival. Photo: The Birdhouse Family Festival

  • Where: Various locations in Cleethorpes
  • When: Monday, May 28 to Thursday, May 31
  • Cost: Mainly free programme, but some paid-for events

Indoor and outdoor programme of events and activities for children and their families including street theatre acts and interactive story-telling.


Holiday Activities

Multi-sports activities for children in Cleethorpes. Photo: Lincs Inspire

  • Where: Cleethorpes Leisure Centre
  • When: Wednesday, May 30 and Friday, June 1. Main session 10am-3pm, but are extra bolt-ons earlier and later
  • Cost: Main activity session is £10

Children aged five to 12 can take part in multi-sport activity days including badminton, football, netball, swimming and more.


Rand Farm Park Fun

Children in the new Straw Barn Play Area at Rand Farm Park. Photo: Rand Farm Park

  • Where: Rand Farm Park
  • When: Monday, May 28 to Sunday, June 3 from 10am-5pm
  • Cost: Adults and children over two £10.95 (£9.95 online)

Visit the new animal barn, indoor ball cannon area, try archery or brave the Sky Rider.


Elmer Day

  • Where: Lincoln Central Library
  • When: Saturday, May 26 from 10am to 2pm
  • Cost: Free

Join in with crafts, activities and games as Lincoln Central Library celebrates Elmer Day.


From Dangerous to Delicious!

Tattershall Castle. Photo: The National Trust

  • Where: Tattershall Castle
  • When: Saturday, May 26 to Wednesday, May 30 from 11am-4pm
  • Cost: Free event, but normal admission charges apply (standard £7.27 adults and £3.63 for children)

A learning experience including archery, hunting and medieval food, with the chance to meet the Wolfshead Bowmen.


Carrington Rally – Steam & Heritage Show

One of the steam engines at the Carrington Rally. Photo: Carrington Rally

  • Where:Carrington Rally, Main Road, Carrington, Boston
  • When: Sunday, May 27 and Monday, May 28, gates open at 9am
  • Cost: Adults weekend pass £15, day pass £10, children under 14 can enter free

Steam engines, mini models, trade stands and more for the whole family to enjoy.


Mad Scientists

Mad Scientists event at The Museum of Lincolnshire Life. Photo: Museum of Lincolnshire Life Facebook page

  • Where: Museum of Lincolnshire Life, Burton Road
  • When: Thursday, May 31 from 10am to 3.30pm
  • Cost: Workshops £3, craft activities £2

Experimental fun in interactive workshops, craft sessions and a tour.