July 4, 2011 3.00 pm This story is over 150 months old

Top 10 summer events for children

Summer fun: Looking for things to do with the kids this summer? Here are just a few ideas to get you going.

Child-minders all over Lincoln will be left twiddling their thumbs with all of the fantastic, fun-filled activities lined up for kids this summer. Here are just a few of The Lincolnite‘s highlights happening around Lincoln.

Lincoln City Community Open Day — July 24

Sincil Bank Stadium

Take the family for a tour of Lincoln City Football Club at the annual open day, featuring rides, stalls and a whole world of football related fun including the Senior Cup semi-final match against Scunthorpe United.

Match price: £4 (adult) £2 (concession)

Events at The Showroom:

For further information call The Showroom on 01522 508360.

StreetDance – The Film — July 16, 1:30pm

Watch spectacular performances from Britain’s Got Talent dance acts Flawless, Diversity and George Sampson in this film featuring the best of the Britain’s dance scene.

Price: free

StreetDance – The Moves — July 30, 1.30pm

After July 16’s event, have a go yourself as Britain’s Got Talent winner George Sampson presents a film demonstrating the mighty moves from the dance flick, StreetDance. Get into the groove!

Price: free

Dance Taster Sessions — July 30

Time to put those moves to the test. Choreographer and dance teacher, Nikki Mclusky, will be hosting a series of dance classes for kids aged 11 and above. Which will you choose?

9-9:45am Ballet
10-11am Dance fitness
11-12noon Carnival
12-1pm Jazz

Price: free

Events at City of Lincoln Libraries:

For further information email [email protected], or to book a place call 01522 782010 and ask to be put through to the relevant library.

Storytelling Extravaganza

Ermine Library (July 8, 10:30-11:30am)
Tots are invited to join in a singing, rhyming session with SoundLINCS music leader, Ann Stott.

Draw Me a Star
Boultham Library (July 12, 2.15pm)
Here youngsters will have the chance to make sun catchers and a word collages inspired by Eric Carle’s story ‘Draw me a Star’, which will be retold through drama. Twenty places are available for kids between 3 and 4.

Storytelling with Kirsty Mead
Boultham Library (July 19, 1-2pm) and Ermine Library (July 22, 10-11am)
What would you do if you found an aeroplane in your cupboard? With movement, music, art and a trip to the moon, storytelling has never been so much fun! Enjoy Oliver Jeffer’s magical tale ‘The Way Back Home’ with your little tykes.

First Moves – Dance for Toddlers
Birchwood Library (July 23, 10.30–11.30am)
Jump and jive for joy with dancer and choreographer, Kayla Dougan-Bowtell. A real treat for teenyboppers and fun for the whole family!

Prices: free

Ridiculously Long Roald Dahl Read-aloud-a-thon — August 3, 10am

Lincoln Central Library

Hear all about the escapades of favourite characters, Matilda, Charlie and the BFG during six hours of stories and poems by the ultimate children’s storyteller, Roald Dahl. Colouring activity sheets will be provided to entertain the miniature members of the audience.

Price: free. Donations for the Bus Book charity accepted on the day.

Events at Lincoln Drill Hall:

For more information visit www.lincolndrillhall.com.

Frog Princess — July 9, 11am

Who doesn’t love a good wedding? Especially when it’s between a prince and his princess who happens to be (yes, you guessed it) a green amphibian? Experience a magical morning as Scottish company Vision Mechanics combine storytelling and puppetry to bring this Russian folktale to life. This event is aimed at 3-8s.

Price: £5

Storybook Day — July 9, 1pm

Games, dance and drama activities await those who venture in for an afternoon of Hansel and Gretel inspired fun. Who can resist the chance to create their very own house of sweets? This event is aimed at 4–8s. More information available at www.storybookdays.co.uk

Price: £7.50

New Youth Theatre: Camp Rock — July 11-14

Get rockin’ with this brand new songfest inspired by the Disney musical of the same name. Air guitars at the ready!

Price: £6.50 (£5.50 concessions)

Main photo: Jill, Sincil Bank: Lutoniall