With schools across the county gearing up to welcome the half term holiday, we give you the lowdown of top events in Lincoln for families to enjoy.
Frequency Festival 2013
When: October 17 – 26
Where: Various locations across the city
Tickets: Many exhibitions are free (see site for details on individual slots)
Enjoy a packed schedule of digital culture, arts and innovation across a range of venues in Lincoln. The programme of interactive exhibitions and performances during the festival showcases national and international talents and promises something for all the family. See the full interactive programme of events.
International Food Festival
When: October 17 – 20, 9am – 5pm
Where: Lincoln High Street
Bringing an eclectic sense of flavour to the city centre, the International Food Festival is certain to give you a scrumptious addition to your days out. Continental traders are set to bring foods such as delicious crepes, cheese and meats. For a list of stall at the festival, see our full event listing.
Teenage Doll Collectors’ Fayre
When: October 19, 10am – 4pm
Where: Bishop Grosseteste University, Newport Lincoln, LN1 3DY
Do you collect or restore, vintage Teenage fashion dolls? Restore dolls? Following their successful Sindy Convention in July, organisers look forward to a unique day of trading. See our event listing here.
When: October, 19 12noon – 11pm
Where: Woodcocks, Burton Road, Lincoln LN1 2BE
This live music event is in aid of LIVES (Lincolnshire Integrated Voluntary Emergency Services) and welcomes all the family to join in with live music, karaoke, raffles, tombolas and much more. See our event listing here for more details.
Temple Bruer Code Breakers
When: October 22, 11am – 4pm
Where: Temple Farm, Temple Bruer, Lincolnshire LN5 0QD
Get out and explore a piece of Lincolnshire’s hidden heritage with the kids this half term. Crack the code left by the Knights Templar at Temple Bruer and receive a prize from the locked treasure chest! See our listing here for more details.
Lincolnshire Sausage Festival
When: October 26, 10am – 4pm
Where: Lincoln Castle, Castle Hill, Lincoln LN1 3AA
What better way to celebrate local heritage than to enjoy a festival of food — Lincolnshire sausages in particular! Bring the family along to Lincoln Castle for a day of cookery demonstrations by top chefs, entertainment, street music and activities for the kids. With over 50 exhibitors, there is something for everyone. Check out our full event listing here.
When: October 22 – 27, 8am – 5pm
Where: Lincolnshire Showground, Grange-de-lings, Lincoln LN2 2NA
See Britain’s number one family circus show at the Lincolnshire Showground. Audiences everywhere are describing the performance as “the best ever” and organisers are proud to announce that this is the only circus in Britain with five daredevil motocross stunt riders. See more information on the acts performing as well as times and ticket information on our full listing.
Guys and Dolls Family Fun Day
When: October 24, 10am – 3:30pm
Where: The Museum of Lincolnshire Life, Burton Road, Lincoln LN1 3LY
The Museum of Lincolnshire Life are hosting a fun-filled free day of crafts for all the family to enjoy. The Guys and Dolls themed day will see you making your very own rag doll or even a Guy Fawkes puppet. Perhaps you would prefer to make a giant Halloween figure? See our full event listing here for details.
Lincoln Ghost Bus Tours
When: Saturday October 26, 4:30pm – 6:30pm
Where: Lincoln Cathedral, Minster Yard, Lincoln, LN2 1PX
This Halloween, get spooked with tales of haunted Lincoln by getting on board the open top city sightseeing bus – in an event that’s a “first” for the city. Margaret Green, Lincoln’s ghost tour expert will send a shiver down your spine as she regales passengers with tales about the ghosts and ghouls of Lincoln’s past, during an atmospheric, hour-long spooky tour. Booking details in our event listing here.
When: Saturday October 26, 7:30pm – 11:45pm
Where: VIP Club, Lincoln City Football Ground, Sincil Bank, Lincoln, LN5 8LD
Tickets: Adults £6.00, Children £3.00
Children under 5 go free
Special Family Ticket (up to two adults and two children) – £15.00
Tickets are also available on the night at £7 per adult and £4 per child.
Join Lincolnshire RSPCA for their Black Cat Disco at Starglaze VIP Lounge. This spooky spectacular will run from 7:30pm until midnight and guests will be joined by ghouls, goblins and of course witches and their black cats. Tickets are now on sale at the office at St Marks, from any member of the fundraising team, or at RSPCA events leading up to the night. Full details in our event listing here.
Fangtastic Family Day
When: October 26, 10am – 3pm
Where: The Showroom, Tritton Rd, Lincoln LN6 7QY
Bring all the family along to a day of apple bobbing, pumpkin carving, treasure hunts, arts and crafts, fancy dress and many more spooky Halloween activities! The day is free entry but some activities may be chargeable. For more info, call 01522 508360.
Hartsholme Mask Making & Halloween Trail
Mask making: October 22, 1pm – 3pm
Halloween Trail: October 23 – 27, 12noon – 3pm
Where: Hartsholme Park, Skellingthorpe Road, Lincoln LN6 0EY
Price: Masks £3.40, Trail £2
Join the Hartsholme Park rangers and make your very own Halloween mask in time for ‘Trick-or-Treating’. For those a little braver, the Hartsholme Halloween Trail starts at the visitor centre and is set to scare you out of your skin. See if you can make it to the deliciously ghoulish treat at the end!
All children must be accompanied by an adult. To book, contact the park visitors’ centre on 01522 873577.
Family Fun Day
When: October 26, 9am – 5:30
Where: Waterside Shopping Centre High St, Town Centre, Lincoln LN2 2PG
Free family fun with bouncy castle for children and community while you shop.
Magic Pantomime Fun
When: October 21 – 25, 2:30pm
Where: Barn Theatre at Rand Farm Park, Rand, Lincoln LN8 5NJ
Price: No extra cost, regular admission charges apply
Packed with family fun and audience participation, this unique pantomime brings together The Three Little Pigs, Jack and the Beanstalk and Cinderella in one production. With more undercover fun across the farm, meet all the Rand Farm Park cows, mountain goats and softer than soft alpacas; zoom around the go-kart track and enjoy hours of fun in the indoor play!
Multi Sport Holiday Club
When: October 21 – 25, 9am – 4pm (early drop-off and late pic-up available)
Where: William St, Saxilby, Lincolnshire LN1 2LP
Price: £12 per person per day (Discount for five day bookings)
The St Andrews Community Centre in Saxilby are hosting a series of exciting sports days especially for girls and boys aged between 4 and 11. Fully trained, CRB checked coaches will offer seven hours every day, teaching new sporting skills and building confidence in a safe environment.
If you have a great half term event coming up, you can contact us with details at [email protected]