Top 10 things to do in Lincoln this Easter

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With the most egg-citing time of the year fast approaching, families will be looking for thing to do during the two-week break.

Check out some of the best activities to do in and around the city this year:

Castle Easter Quest

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

  • When: April 1 to April 17
  • Time: 10am to 4.30pm
  • Where: Lincoln Castle
  • Price: Easter quest free for castle ticket holders. £2 for non-ticket holders.

Explore the William the Conqueror themed Easter quest. Find the clues and be rewarded with a yummy treat!

The Great Whisby Easter Egg Hunt

Whisby Nature Park

  • When: Now to April 13
  • Time: 10am
  • Where: Whisby Nature Park
  • Price: £2

Crack the mystery and unscramble the mess the Whisby Easter Bunny has left. There will be a prize for every completed trail leaflet.


  • When: April 4 to April 17
  • Where: Various
  • Price: Price per event

Eggcite! is an arts festival for children held over the Easter holidays across four different venues. Events will include arts and crafts, theatre, storytelling, music and more. More details can be found here.

Mystery of the Star-Eaters


  • When: April 8
  • Time: 10am to 4pm
  • Where: Starting at City Square
  • Price: £12 adults, under 12s free with paying adult (advance tickets available here)

A live detective adventure game. Find all 13 clues hidden across the city centre to solve the Mystery of the Star-Eaters. More details can be found here.

Countryside Lincs

Countryside Lincs at Lincolnshire Showground. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

  • When: April 9
  • Time: 10am to 4pm
  • Where: Lincolnshire Showground
  • Price: Various on the door prices, or discounted advance tickets available here

Once every year Lincolnshire Showground is transformed into a fun-packed day all about food, farming and the countryside.

For more information, visit Lincolnshire Showground.

Easter at Lincoln Cathedral

Lincoln Cathedral. Photo: University of Lincoln

  • When: April 9 to April 16
  • Where: Lincoln Cathedral
  • Price: Free

What better place to spend holy week than at Lincoln Cathedral? A full list of services and events can be found here.

Easter Craft Workshop

  • When: April 15
  • Time: 10am to 12pm
  • Where: Boultham Park Restoration Project @ Boultham Park Outdoors Bowls Club
  • Price: Easter bonnet making £2.00 Face painting £1.50

Join us over the Easter weekend and make your own Easter bonnet. Everything you need to make an eye-catching piece of headwear will be provided, as well as a chocolaty treat for taking part.

There is also the option of having your face painted! For more information email [email protected]

Easter Craft Fair

  • When: April 13
  • Time: 10am to 4pm
  • Where: Branston Hall
  • Price: 50p

St Barnabas Hospice and Branston Hall invite you to the annual Easter craft fair, where there will be handmade items, a chocolate tombola, an Easter egg treasure hunt and face painting. For more information email Betty Otter [email protected]

Easter Egg-citement

Hartsholme Country Park in Lincoln. Photo: Richard Croft

  • When: April 14 to April 17
  • Time: 12pm to 3pm
  • Where: Hartsholme Country Park
  • Price: £2.50 per child

Explore the park and find hidden treasures left by the Easter bunny, which will lead you to a delicious treat! Booking is essential, please email [email protected].

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