Lincolnshire

Things to do in Lincolnshire this Bank Holiday weekend

Military tanks, a Steampunk-themed adventure and a beer and sausage festival are among the events to keep people entertained across Lincolnshire over the Bank Holiday.

If anyone is stuck for things to do in the county, Lincolnshire Reporter has compiled a list of some of the event highlights not to be missed.


Lanc, Tank and Military Machines

Photo: Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre

Experience a military weekend including an M36 Jackson tank destroyer, Sherman tank, Chaffee and more, as well as Lancaster and Mosquito taxy runs and over 609 military vehicles.

When: Saturday, May 25 & Monday, May 27
Where: Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre, East Kirkby
Cost: Adults £12 on Saturday and £14 on Monday, Children (aged 10-15) £4

For more information click here.


Beer & Sausage Festival

Photo: Batemans

A beer and sausage festival including tours of the brewery with afternoon and evening entertainment from the Alford Morris Dangers and singer/songwriter Blane.

When: Saturday, May 25 (12pm-11pm)
Where: Batemans Visitors Centre, Mill Lane, Wainfleet
Cost: Free entry, but there will be a cost for food and drink

For more information click here.


Call of the Wild Festival

The Wildhearts will be among the bands performing at Call Of The Wild Festival in Lincoln. Photo: Band’s website

A new three-day rock festival is heading to the Lincolnshire Showground with The Wildhearts, Hardcore Superstar and The Virginmarys among the bands getting ready to perform.

When: May 24-26
Where: Lincolnshire Showground
Cost: Prices vary depending on the day and type of ticket. Adult prices start from £33 for a Friday ticket.

Call Of The Wild Festival.

For more information click here.


Steampunk Weekend at Lincolnshire Wolds Railway

Photo: Lincolnshire Wolds Railway

A special three-day Steam Punk-themed event with steam trains running throughout each day. There will also be a lot of attractions in the events field including performers such as ‘Arabian Delights’ dancers and a special appearance by Pete the Steampunk Tyrannosaurus Rex.

When: Saturday, May 25 to Monday, May 27
Where: Ludborough station (trains running hourly from 10.45am-3.45pm each day)
Cost: £8 adults, £6 seniors, £4 children (under 3 free), family ticket (two adults and up to four children) £20, dogs £1

For more information click here.


From Dangerous to Delicious

Tattershall Castle. Photo: The National Trust

Spend the day learning how archery helped put food on the medieval table. The day includes meeting the Wolfshead Bowmen and hearing about hunting techniques, as well as testing your skills with a longbow.

When: May 25-29 (11am-4pm on all five dates are currently available)
Where: Tattershall Castle
Cost: Standard adult price £7.50, child £3.72, family £18.72

For more information click here.


Outer Space Lego exhibition

The event includes astronauts, rockets, planets and even a friendly alien. There will also be a galactic VR experience inside the prison.

When: May 1-June 2 (10am to 5pm)
Where: Lincoln Castle (most of the Lego is in the Victorian Prison within the castle)
Cost: A Lincoln Castle day ticket or Lincoln Castle annual pass is required for entry. Adults tickets are priced at £14 with concessions £11.50 and children £7.50. Under 5s can enter for free. Click here to purchase tickets.

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Lincoln Castle Knight School

Knight School. Photo: Lincoln Castle

Medieval fun this bank holiday as Lincoln Castle’s Knight School is ready to open to train up junior visitors. Discover the skills of the medieval warrior in the have-a-go siege artillery area. There is also a Conqueror’s Castle Quest.

When: Saturday, May 25 to Sunday, June 2 (10am-5pm)
Where: Lincoln Castle
Cost: A Lincoln Castle day ticket or Lincoln Castle annual pass is required for entry. Adults tickets are priced at £14 with concessions £11.50 and children £7.50. Under 5s can enter for free. Separate cost for some activities.

The Medieval Siege Artillery and The Conqueror’s Castle Quest are only available on the Bank Holiday weekend.

For more information click here.


Sleaford Comedy Night

Sleaford Comedy Night at Sleaford Rugby Club.

Comedian Rob Rouse is among the line-up of talent ready to make people laugh at the Sleaford Comedy night.

When: Friday, May 24 (doors open at 7pm, show starts at 8pm)
Where: Sleaford Rugby Club, Sleaford Road, Ruskington, Sleaford
Cost: £15 on the door or £12 in advance.

For more information and to book advance tickets click here.


Superhero Week at Rand Farm Park

Photo: Stock photo from Rand Farm Park Facebook page

Superhero challenges include Walking the Plank, Can You Life Your Own Weight?, Faster than the Speed of Light and more.

When: May 25 to June 2
Where: Rand Farm Park, Rand, Lincoln
Cost: Adult and children over 2 from £6.50 to £11.95 (save money by booking online)

There is also a Meet Catboy & Romeo event on Sunday, May 26.

For more information click here.


Al Murray – Landlord of Hope and Glory Tour 2019

Al Murray is heading to Scunthorpe.

Comedian Al Murray is bringing his tour to Scunthorpe asking people to join him to “step backwards into the future”.

When: Friday, May 24 (show starts at 7.30pm)
Where: Baths Hall, Scunthorpe
Cost: £31.50 each – click here to buy tickets

Fore more information click here.


Woodside Wildlife Park

Photo: Woodside Wildlife Park

From tigers to tropical butterflies, white wolves to monkeys and crocodiles to birds there is plenty for the whole family to enjoy.

Lincolnshire’s newest attraction, penguin rocks, will be open to the public from Saturday, May 25. The park welcome the arrival of 13 Humboldt penguins on Thursday, May 23 as part of a European endangered species breeding programme.

When: The park is open seven days a week except Christmas Day (10am-5pm and until 4pm in the winter)
Where: Woodside Wildlife Park, Newball (near Langworth), Lincoln
Cost: Adults £10.95, children £9.45 (under 2s are free)

For more information click here.


Annual medieval tournament

Have a fun day out at Northcote Heavy Horse Centre.

Annual medieval tournament featuring birds of prey, riding skills and seeing the Knights of Northcote take up lances and swords. There will also be mounted falconry, equestrian vaulting, horse archery and dog displays.

When: Sunday, May 26
Where: Northcote Heavy Horse Centre, Spilsby
Cost: £5 for adults and £3.50 for child/senior

For more information click here.


Wild Art Weekend

Family fun at Belton House. Photo: The National Trust

Create some wild art using leaves, sticks, pine cones or anything natural.

When: May 25 & 26 (11am-4pm)
Where: Belton House
Cost: The event itself is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue. Entry to house and grounds £16.50 for adults and £10.50 for children

For more information click here.


See the following guide for events specific to Lincoln: