April 21, 2011 4.50 pm This story is over 127 months old

Things to do in Lincoln this Easter

Easter fun: We’ve selected the most exciting events taking place over the extended Easter weekend in Lincoln.

The Easter weekend from April 22 to 25 may be great for its four-day weekend and hollow chocolate eggs. However, after gorging on hot cross buns, unless you go to church, you may find yourself with nothing else to do — especially as banks will be closed and some shops using Sunday opening times.

Fortunately there are plenty of events and activities happening across Lincoln for the Easter break, for all members of the family.

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Party & Disco

7pm – 9pm | The Showroom | Price: £2

Children 11 to 14 can get some entertainment with a good party and disco in one of The Showroom’s new rooms, dedicated to disco.

Battle of the Bands

7pm – 11pm | The Showroom | Price: £3

For older teenagers and adults, The Showroom will also be hosting a live music event, featuring some of Lincoln’s finest local talent. There will also be free warm up gigs from 5pm in the iCafe.

Wizard of Oz

1pm and 4pm | Theatre Royal | Price: From £10

Theatre company Polka Dot will be returning to Lincoln for a special Easter performance of the Wizard of Oz. Featuring all your favourite characters and songs.

Ms Dynamite

10pm | Wahoo | Price: From £5.00

Hip Hop artist Ms Dynamite will be entertaining Easter clubbers by performing in Lincoln’s newest bar, Wahoo. This event is strictly over 18s.

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Hard Graft What Became of the Red Shoes?

1.30 pm | Drill Hall | Price: £8

A great performance for young children, about a pair of red shoes in grandma’s attic. Along the way, curious child Ruby meets animals, a pirate and even has a trip to space.

Easter Family Fun

10am – 5pm | Lincoln Castle | Price: From £4, under 5s free.

Get the whole family into the swing of Easter at the castle, with various Easter-themed craft activities, walkabout characters and plenty of egg and spoon races.

Easter Egg-Citement

12pm – 3pm | Hartsholme Park | Price: From £3.20

It wouldn’t be Easter without an Easter egg hunt, and Hartsholme Park is providing just that. Starting at the Visitor Centre, children can go on a hunt for chocolate treats that the Easter bunny left behind.

Tony Christie and his musicians

7.30pm | Theatre Royal | Price: £20

Tony Chrisitie, best known for his hit Is This The Way to Amarillo, will be performing for your enjoyment at Lincoln Theatre Royal, celebrating his 50th anniversary and new album Now’s The Time!

Sekushi and Hotel Chocolat

10.30pm | Sakura | Price: £5 before midnight

As part of its Easter bonanza, Sakura will be holding one of its regular nights in conjunction with chocolatiers Hotel Chocolat, giving away goodies to lucky winners in the club. Strictly over 18s only.

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Lincoln Artists Market

10am – 4pm | St Mark’s Square | Price: Free

If you fancy a nice stroll around town, there are plenty of craft stalls in St Mark’s as part of Lincoln Artists Market. From paintings to glassware, there’s local artistic talent to admire, or even buy.

Classic Car Rally

10am – 4pm | Brayford Wharf North | Price: Free

After admiring the art, cross over to the other side of the Brayford to drool over some well-preserved or restored classical cars along the waterfront.

Easter Chicken Fun Run & Walk

11am | Lincolnshire Showground | Price: Free parking, from £8 to take part

Those will to have a bit of a laugh at Easter could dress up in their best chicken outfit and do a 5k run around Lincolnshire Showground for charity.

Chas & Dave

7.30pm | Theatre Royal | Price: From £17.50

Dave has come out of retirement to tour with Chas as part of their band, Chas & Dave. Together they will showcase the history of the outfit, including hit singles from the 70s and 80s like Gertcha and Rabbit.

Easter Egg Hunt

10am – 4pm | St Katherine’s | Price: Free, £1 per activity

If you couldn’t make the Hartsholme Park egg hunt, St Katherine’s in South Park has given you a second chance. Let your kids hunt out Easter treats — there could be an extra prize in it!

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Imps v Cheltenham

Kick off 3pm | Sincil Bank | Price: From £6

Get into the game with a home kick off for the Imps. What is your score prediction?

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