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Easter is one of the favourite holidays of the year, with celebrations happening weeks in advance.

If your child wants to do something fun this Easter break, check out our selection of events and activities for the whole family.

Belton House

Belton House. Photo: National Trust Website

  • When: March 31 to April 23
  • Where: Belton House, Grantham

This Easter, Belton House will be offering events for every day of the school holidays. Enjoy puppet shows, a 50 things challenge and spring bulb planting throughout the month of April. Find out more information here.

Chocs Away at Cranwell

The RAF Cranwell visitors centre.

  • When: April 1 to April 17
  • Where: Cranwell Aviation Heritage Centre, Sleaford
  • Price: 50p

Charlie the Cran has been delivering Easter eggs to pioneering aviators in the exhibition at Cranwell Aviation Heritage Centre, but has mixed them all up! Help Charlie deliver his eggs before collecting a chocolate prize.

Sleaford Easter Trail

Cogglesford Watermill. Photo: Neil Roberts

  • When: April 1 to April 17
  • Time: Monday – Friday: 12pm to 4pm, Weekends and Bank Holiday Monday 11am to 4pm
  • Where: Cogglesford Watermill, Sleaford
  • Price: 50p

Cogglesford Watermill’s Molly the Mill Mouse is visiting Floyd the Fish in Navigation House with some Easter eggs, but she has lost some along the way. Help Molly find them before collecting a chocolate prize.

Easter Egg Trail

  • When: April 1 to April 17
  • Where: Gibraltar Point, Skegness
  • Price: £3 per child

A self-guided family Easter egg nature trail. Collect your trail map from the Gibraltar Point Visitor Centre and win a prize at the end when your exploring is complete.

Easter Weekend Fun

Newly born lambs at Rand Farm. Photo: Rand Farm Park Facebook

  • When: April 14 to April 17
  • Where: Rand Farm
  • Price: Free for children under 2 years old, £10.95 for adults and children over 2 years old

Rand Farm has Easter events running from April 1, but on Easter weekend will have an extra special Easter egg hunt. There will also be daily lamb feedings and springtime crafts available, along with archery and a climbing wall!

If you need childcare for the Easter holidays too, the farm is offering spaces on their Activity Day Camps.

Tattershall Castle Cadbury Egg Hunt

Tattershall Castle. Photo: National Trust

  • When: April 14 to April 17
  • Time: 11am to 4pm
  • Where: Tattershall Castle, Tattershall
  • Price: £2 per child

The Cadbury Bunny has bounced into Tattershall Castle and hidden his eggs in Lord Cromwell’s biggest treasure chest. Find the clues to unlock the chest and get a chocolate treat.

Duck Race

  • When: April 15
  • Time: 12pm
  • Where: Wyndham Park, Grantham
  • Price: £1 a duck

The Rotary Club of Grantham are holding their annual duck race on the River Witham in Wyndham Park on Easter Saturday. Ducks cost £1 and all proceeds will go to Air Ambulance and other Rotary charities.

Wragby Maze

Wragby maze. Photo: http://www.amazing-conifers.com

  • When: April 16 to September 30
  • Time: 10am to 5pm
  • Where: Wragby Maze, Wragby
  • Price: £5.50 for all mazes and games, or £3.50 for just the maze

Wragby Maze opens for 2017 this Easter, with a brilliant Easter egg hunt happening on Easter sunday.

Easter Eggsploration

Doddington Hall, near Lincoln

Explore the gardens and help to find all the rabbits for a chocolate reward and entry into a special prize draw! Also take part in Easter themed challenges, such as bunny hoopla and an egg and spoon race.

Easter Family Extravaganza

  • When: April 17
  • Time: 12pm to 6pm
  • Where: Market Rasen Racecourse, Market Rasen
  • Price: Prices vary, with under-18s free

An afternoon filled with fun for all the family. Enjoy a carnival, bars and eateries where kids can eat for free. More information here.

For Easter events in Lincoln, follow this link.

A Louth man has decided to retire after 12 years volunteering for the service that helped him recover from a heart attack.

Stan Lowis began volunteering with the Cardiac Rehabilitation Service in Louth after completing the cardiac rehab exercise in 2004 following his own heart attack.

The Cardiac Rehabilitation Service, which is run by specialist nurses and rehabilitation assistants from Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust, provides education and exercise to people following a heart attack or cardiac surgery.

Stan did not intend to become a permanent volunteer, but offered to temporarily help out at the group while more volunteers could be recruited – but 12 years later he was still helping out.

He has supported both the Louth and Burgh le Marsh sessions during this time.

Stan said: “I have had a wonderful time over the past 12 years and I will miss everything about volunteering for the service.

“I have made great friends with the other volunteers and it has been an honour to have been a part of the patient’s experience when they attend the programme for the first time.

“Some of my own friends and work colleagues have also passed through the cardiac rehab programme over the years and, as a volunteer, I’ve felt able to support them.”

Alison Bunn, cardiac rehabilitation nurse specialist, said: “The work our volunteers do is invaluable. Stan, alongside our other volunteers, worked at our exercise and education recovery programmes to enhance the service we provide.

“He would meet and greet all patients that attend the programmes, show them where to go and explain the checking in process prior to the exercise.

“He would also look after any family members that attend, talk to them, listen and often make a cup of tea for everyone involved.

“Myself, and the rest of the team, would like to say a huge thank you to Stan for his help and commitment over the years.

“The assistance he has provided has been invaluable and he will be very sorely missed by us all.”

A new project creating new libraries for unemployed young people across Lincolnshire has received £231,080 from Arts Council England and the government.

ForgingLincs is a Lincolnshire County Council project consisting of 13 library techno labs aimed at youngsters out of work in several locations, including Horncastle, Spalding and Gainsborough.

This comes as part of Arts Council England’s £3.9 million investment to 30 local authorities’ library services across the country from the Library Opportunities for Everyone Innovation fund.

The funding will provide arts and skills workshops which aim to improve the health and well-being, enhance IT and employment skills, and strengthen communities by reducing isolation and loneliness.

More than 200 learning sessions, on a wide range of artistic and business subjects, will be delivered by professional trainers and artists.

Peter Knott, area director, Arts Council England said: “Everyone should have opportunities to enjoy culture and develop skills locally and Lincolnshire County Council’s ForgingLincs promises to do just that.

“It will be fantastic to see the positive changes that this project will bring to young people in the community.”

Diana Edmonds, head of libraries, Greater Lincolnshire Libraries, said: “We are very excited to have been awarded this large sum from Arts Council England to support ForgingLincs – our continued development of Lincolnshire libraries as places of learning, technology, craft and opportunity.

“The money will be spent on IT equipment and resources to bring together and support young people in Lincolnshire, creating techno labs for a wide variety of community-based activities to boost employability and quality of life in some of the most isolated and less well-off parts of the county.”

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