Lincoln Knights-themed activity centre to open for summer holidays

Youngsters will soon be able to find out what it’s like to be one of Lincoln’s famous knights in a new ‘pop-up’ activity centre inspired by the city’s trail.

Knights’ Central is being launched on Saturday, July 22 in the Cornhill unit, which will allow children to take part in fun knight-based activities throughout the school holidays after the success of the Lincoln Knights’ Trail.

The centre will be open Tuesdays to Sundays until September 3 and involves opportunities for youngsters to design their own knight shield, go through a training camp and take part in a jousting tournament.

Puppet shows, writing workshops and knight-themed arts and crafts will also be available for families to enjoy.

Representatives from Lincoln City Football Club will be at the opening at 10am and will be showing off their Vanarama National League title.

The Knights’ Trail has been a huge hit this summer. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Knight souvenirs 800th anniversary of The Battle of Lincoln memorabilia will also be available to purchase throughout the summer at the centre.

Lincoln BIG Chief Executive Matt Corrigan said: “Everywhere you look you spot someone doing the Lincoln Knights’ Trail Quest, taking selfies with the characters and posting their pictures to friends or on social media.

“The Education Trail Knights and its accompanying education programme has also proved really popular with schools. So we decided to create Knights’ Central as a school holiday attraction.

“We know that children are going to love Knights’ Central and all the fantastic activities that we’ve got planned. There really is something for youngsters of all ages.

“Each week we will have a guest performer and artist entertaining the youngsters. People should look out for our jester workshop, jewellery-making session and the chance to plant their own magic beanstalk.”

“Best of all, our activities are free, except for our Treasure Hunt around the city centre. That costs just £1.50 to enter and everyone who finishes will get a prize.”