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Top 10 Easter family events in Lincoln

Easter has arrived in Lincoln, with children already on their Easter school breaks. With a two-week holiday on the cards, and actual Easter weekend not until April 18, it can be tricky to find things for the family to enjoy.

The Lincolnite has complied a number of Easter-themed events for all ages and wallets to check out, as a family or to send the kids to.


Meet the Easter Bunnies

Where: Lincoln Castle
When: April 18, 11am – 4.15pm
Price: £2

Children can meet the Easter bunny and a variety of his other furry friends, including more rabbits, guinea pigs and meerkats. The meerkats will be more than happy to pose on your lap for photographs too!


Easter Egg Trail

Where: Hartsholme Country Park
When: April 18 – 21, 12pm – 3pm
Price: £2.50 per child

Hartsholme Country Park wants young explorers to help find clues around the park, leading to an Easter treat. Meet at Visitors Centre. Booking is essential, so call 01522 873577 to reserve your space.


Easter Egg Hunt

Where: Lincoln Castle
When: April 18 – 20
Price: Free

Easter egg hunt in the Castle grounds with chocolate for all.


Easter Eggsploration

Where: Doddington Hall
When: April 20
Price: £1

Like an Easter Egg hunt, go and “eggsplore” the vast hall gardens, and potentially uncover a tasty prize!


Wild-Time: The Great Whisby Easter Egg Hunt

Where: Whisby Nature Park
When: April 15 – 21
Price: £2

The big Easter Egg Hunt in Whisby Nature Park is back. Work out the mystery and crack the clues to find what the Easter Bunny has left in the park. There’s a prize for each completed leaflet.


The Showroom Easter Extravaganza

Where: The Showroom, Tritton Road
When: April 8 – 12
Price: Free

As part of its third birthday, The Showroom Lincoln will host its party over the half term. A variety of events are on for children of all ages, including a circus day, birthday bash and of course and Easter Egg hunt. See the full programme.


Eastival: Lincoln Children’s Art Festival

Where: Lincoln Drill Hall, LPAC and The Collection
When: April 8 – 16
Price: Varies on activity

Lincoln Drill Hall, LPAC and The Collection will host a number of arts events and activities for children through the half term, from theatre and films to dance and music workshops. For full event listings pick up a festival booklet at one of the venues or visit Lincolndrillhall.com, LPAC.co.uk and Thecollectionmuseum.com


Easter Craft Fair

Where: Branston Hall Hotel
When: April 13, 10am – 4pm
Price: 50p

An array of handmade gifts at this year’s craft fair, St Barnabas Hospice and Branston Hall invite you to enjoy them for a cup of tea, a go on the chocolate tombola, bite to eat or simply browse. Children meanwhile can enjoy the Easter egg treasure hunt within the grounds and face painting.


Easter Bonnet & Basket Making

Where: Whisby Nature Park
When: April 15 – 16
Price: £3

Get ready for Easter by design your own bonnets and baskets. Plenty of craft items to use on your child’s creation, such as chicks, eggs, flowers and plenty of sparkles! Suitable for 4 years and above and booking is essential, so contact the park on 01522 688868 to get your place.


Grosvenor Hall Easter Fayre

Where: Grosvenor Hall, Newark Road
When: April 13, 10am – 2pm
Price: Free

This indoor fayre is sponsored by Vital Lincoln and all proceeds raised goes towards the residents fund, allowing elderly residents in Grosvenor’s care to go on trips or have entertainment provided in the home. The event will feature various stalls, raffle tickets, tombola tickets, cakes, Easter cards and a lucky Easter dip.