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Top summer events in Lincoln

Summer fun: Looking for things to do this summer? Here are just a few ideas to check out with your family.

Summer is coming along with the six week school holiday, promising fun for all the family. However, if you’re stuck for ideas on how to fill all the time off, The Lincolnite has complied the top ten Summer events to look out for.

The Red Arrows at the Waddington Air Show 2013. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

The Red Arrows at the Waddington Air Show 2013. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

RAF Waddington International Airshow

Where: RAF Waddington
When: July 5 – 6, 8am – 7:30pm
Price: Adult – £24, Child (5-15) – £13, under 5’s go free

The RAF Waddington International Air Show is the largest of all the RAF air shows and is a must see for anyone interested in aviation or anyone just looking for a fun family day out. Attending will be the renowned Red Arrows and Dambusters displays, as well as special appearances from other RAF UK squadrons and Air Forces from around the world.

RSPCA Family Fun Day & Dog Show

Where: Waddington Village Hall & Playing Fields
When: July 19, 12pm – 5pm
Price: Free 

Dog loving families can enter their pooches into the dog show made up of eight classes, whilst other families can enjoy the range of activities on offer such as music by the guys at Wave, slides, gladiator games, face painting and much more!


It’s a Knockout!

Where: Washingborough Playing Field
When: July 20, 1pm – 5:30pm
Price: registration £10 per person

Inspired by the famous TV show, St Barnabas Lincolnshire Hospice are looking for teams of 10 people to compete against others through a series of fun inflatable games. Children can compete this year, no registration required, just turn up on the day!


Lincoln by the Sea

Where: Lincoln City Square
Where: July 21 – August 31, all day
Price: Free

No need to travel miles to the beach, as Lincoln is bringing the beach to you! Complete with deck chairs, fairground rides and the Punch and Judy Festival on July 25-26, this event promises something for everyone.

Lincoln Craft Market

Where: Cornhill
When: July 26, 9am – 4pm
Price: Free

An array of handcrafted gifts on offer made by stall holders including cakes, ceramics and pottery, glass art, jewellery and more.


Lincoln Dances Festival Finale

Where: Lincoln Drill Hall
When: July 26, 7.30pm – 9pm
Price:£6 (£5 early booking fee before 1st July)

Celebrating different dance styles in a evening of dance with performances from Dance 4 artists Simone Kenyon and Neil Callagham plus the Chentry Dance Company.


Photo: Visit Lincoln

Spooky Lincoln Ghost Tour

Where: From west front of Lincoln Cathedral
When: August 2, 4pm – 5pm
Price: £6 per person 

Explore the haunted areas of Lincoln on an open-top bus tour and be enthralled by a local ghost expert from the popular Lincoln ghost walks, who will tell spooky tales of Lincoln’s haunted past. Seats will be allocated on a first come, first served basis and the tour is suitable for all ages.

Family Fun Day

Where: Hartsholme Country Park
When: August 10, 11am – 4pm
Price: Free, charges apply to parts

The Park Rangers are holding their annual family open day with a variety of activities for families to enjoy. Some charges for activities but most are free of charge.


Treasure Hunt

Where: Hartsholme Country Park
When: August 19, 12pm – 4pm
Price: £2.50 per child

Hartsholme Country Park are holding a pirate themed treasure hunt for young treasure seekers in Lincoln. Work through the hunt across the park to find a treasure chest by solving puzzles and completing challenges! All children must be accompanied by an adult.


North Hykeham Big Fake Festival

Where: Witham Fields
When: August 23, 12.30pm – 11pm
Price: £15 – £17

World Class tributes to Oasis, U2 and Coldplay along with local support bands are lining up to perform at this years Big Fake Festival. As well at the Entertainment Zone for kids, the food stands and the bar open until 10.45pm. If you buy a ticket to North Hykeham Fake Festival, you automatically get a free ticket to The Big Fake Festival at Thoresby Park. For more information visit Fakefestivals.co.uk.

For more ideas for you and your family or friends over the summer, visit The Lincolnite Events page.