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Things to do over Easter in Lincoln

Egg-stravagant Easter: The four-day Easter weekend is upon us, so here are some fun attractions Lincoln has over the holiday.

The four-day Easter weekend is upon us, and here at The Lincolnite, we hope you don’t suffer too badly with tummy aches from eating too much chocolate.

However, if you find yourself needing a something to entertain the children or yourself until Tuesday, April 2, we’ve hand picked a few fun attractions Lincoln has over Easter.

Fete on the Strait

Where: The Strait
When: March 30, 10am – 4pm
Price: Free

The first fete of the year will have various stalls and entertainment between throughout the day. Stalls include handmade items, food and other great trinkets.

Hartsholme Easter egg hunt

Where: Hartsholme Country Park
When: March 29, 12pm – 3.30pm
Price: £3.30 per child

It wouldn’t be Easter without a good Easter egg hunt, and where better than the beautiful grounds of Hartsholme Park? Let the kids find the treats the Easter bunny left behind while at the same time taking a stroll through the woodland and around the lake.

Children’s Festival

Where: Lincoln Drill Hall
When: March 28 – April 2
Price: Free – £2 for children

The festival will be going on all through Easter (and beyond!), with most events being free. Activties include a dance workshop, film screenings, discos and TV quiz.

For more details on the different events, visit the Drill Hall website.

Lincolnshire Road and Transport Museum Open day

Where: Lincolnshire Road and Transport Museum
When: March 31, 10.30am – 5pm
Price: Free for children, £6 for adults

On Easter Sunday, the Lincolnshire Vintage Vehicle Society will display a number of visting vehicles alongside restoration workshops, a trip on a vintage bus around Lincoln, stalls and refreshments. Those with there own vintage vehicles are welcome to display them on the day too (though note it’s not a typical rally!).

Odeon colouring competition

Where: Lincoln Odeon
When: March 31, 10.30am – 5pm
Price: Free for children, £6 for adults

Next time your family goes to the cinema, be sure to pick up a colouring sheet. The Odeon is running a competition where children can fill in a colouring in sheet and potentially win an Easter egg. Good luck!

Easter at the Waterside

Where: Waterside Shopping Centre
When: March 30, 11am – 3pm
Price: Free

The Waterside Shopping Centre will host Belinda Bunny, who will give out chocolate eggs. Meanwhile the Creation Station will let the kids do some sticking and balloon modelling, have your face painted or make an Easter chick.

Easter Weekend Birds of Prey

Where: Lincoln Castle
When: March 30 – April 1
Price: Castle admission from £4

Meet Mac the Harris Hawk and Loxley the Lanner Falcon over the Easter Weekend.The castle’s falconer Derek Tindall will be on hand to answer any questions you may have about them and falconry. You can even get your photo taken with the birds, and watch some incredible displays.

Easter at Doddington

Where: Doddington Hall
When: March 29 – April 1
Price: From free

As well as The Farm Shop, Garden Centre and cafe being open throughout the Easter period, the Restaurant will host Fish Supper Friday on the evening of Good Friday as well as being open for lunches and Saturday Night Seven.

In addition, the two-day Craft Fair in the Coach House will be on Easter Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday, 10am to 5pm. Admission is £1 (under 16s free). Expect to find 35 carefully-selected local crafters presenting their own work; there will be some new crafters this year.