A cycling sportive, an archaeology festival and a showcase of Lincolnshire bands are among the event highlights this May half-term.
If anyone is stuck for things to do, The Lincolnite has compiled a list of event highlights not to be missed.
Hundreds of cyclists will take on courses ranging from 33 miles to 107 miles as part of the Giant Lincoln Cycle Sportive from Doddington Hall.
When: Sunday, June 2
Where: Doddington Hall
Cost: The closing date for entries have now passed. Hall and gardens entry is priced at £11 for adults and £5.50 for children. For more information on prices click here.
The day before – Saturday, June 1 – Access Lincoln, North Kesteven District Council and Giant have organised a brand new free cycling event.
Cycle Fest will take place in the grounds of Doddington Hall with a range of cycling activities for all the family to try.
Lincolnshire Archaeology Festival
Explore archaeological finds in Lincolnshire at historic sites and venues across the county with workshops, tours, and a conference. It started at 10am on Tuesday, May 28 with an Archaeology Day at The Collection museum. This will run until 4pm.
The week of events will end with Skillsfest at the Heritage Skills Centre at Lincoln Castle from 10am-5pm on Sunday, June 2.
When: May 28 to June 2
Where: Various locations
Cost: Prices vary depending on which event you wish to attend
BBC Music Introducing Summer Showcase
BBC Introducing in Lincolnshire is hosting some of the hottest new bands from across the county live on stage at their new Summer Showcase. Bands include Don’t Forget Rupert, The Pylons, Northern Captives and The Mosaics
When: Saturday, June 1
Where: The Platform at The Engine Shed from 4pm
Cost: £6.60 – click here to buy tickets
Roman Posterngate Tours
An opportunity to explore part of Lincoln’s Roman South Wall which is now hidden under a city centre bank. Guided tour from experts at The Collection. Each tour lasts 30 minutes.
When: Saturday, June 1 (10am until 3.30pm)
Cost: Pay entry on arrival – £3 adults, children (aged 6-18) £2, children under 5 free
Outer Space Lego exhibition
The event includes astronauts, rockets, planets and even a friendly alien. There will also be a galactic VR experience inside the prison.
When: May 1-June 2 (10am to 5pm)
Where: Lincoln Castle (most of the Lego is in the Victorian Prison within the castle)
Cost: A Lincoln Castle day ticket or Lincoln Castle annual pass is required for entry. Adults tickets are priced at £14 with concessions £11.50 and children £7.50. Under 5s can enter for free. Click here to purchase tickets.
Lincoln Castle Knight School
Medieval fun this bank holiday as Lincoln Castle’s Knight School is ready to open to train up junior visitors. Discover the skills of the medieval warrior in the have-a-go siege artillery area. There is also a Conqueror’s Castle Quest.
When: Saturday, May 25 to Sunday, June 2 (10am-5pm)
Where: Lincoln Castle
Cost: A Lincoln Castle day ticket or Lincoln Castle annual pass is required for entry. Adults tickets are priced at £14 with concessions £11.50 and children £7.50. Under 5s can enter for free. Separate cost for some activities.
The Medieval Siege Artillery and The Conqueror’s Castle Quest are only available on the Bank Holiday weekend.
OPEM Artists in Residence 2019
The Collection Museum is hosting Michael Shaw, Belén Cerezo and Ros Lorimer as OPEM Artists in Residence 2019. There are also some ‘Meet the Artist’ sessions.
When: May 11 to June 23
Where: The Collection Museum, Danes Terrace
Cost: The event is Pay-What-You-Decide allowing visitors to decide how much they want to donate to the museum to experience the exhibition
Sooty’s Magic Show
Sooty, Sweep and Soo and TV’s Richard Cadell will amaze with impossible tricks and sidesplitting jokes to keep the family entertained. There’s also the chance to meet Richard and Sooty after the show.
When: Friday, May 31 (11am & 2.30pm)
Where: New Theatre Royal Lincoln
Cost: £13 adults, £11 children (both plus £1 booking fee)
Lincoln Makers’ Market
The market offers visitors the chance to view and buy a variety of beautiful, hand-crafted, and unique pieces of artwork and crafts.
When: Saturday, June 1
Where: Castle Hill