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Out and about - September 2017


Exterior of the Museum

Lincoln longwool, legends of the county

2 Sept - 4 Dec
Museum of Lincolnshire Life, Burton Road, Lincoln, LN1 3LY. An exhibition to celebrate 150 years of the Lincoln Longwool Sheep Association, telling the story of the breed and the many local products associated with its wool. Free except event days.





The Collection in Lincoln

Lincolnshire Heritage Open Days

7- 10 Sept
Your once-a-year chance to discover some of Lincolnshire’s rarely seen historic treasures, with exciting experiences that bring local history and culture to life, for free! Including Lincoln castle, The Collection and Gainsborough Old Hall.





Lincoln Castle

Food and Drink Festival

16 - 17 Sept, 10am - 5pm
Lincoln Castle, LN1 3AA. Find everything that you would expect from a food and drink event with stalls selling hot and cold foods, wine and spirits, and home and gift ware, to name a few. Plus cooking demos, product demonstrations, live music and children’s entertainment. Admission charges apply.




Milling Days

13 Aug, 10 Sept, 8 Oct, 12 Nov, 11am - 4pm
Cogglesford Watermill, East Road, Sleaford, NG34 7EQ. Visitors can see the mill in operation during special milling days on the second Sunday of the month. Learn about the history of the mill and its millers, try grinding grain and explore the mill. Free / 01529 413671

High flying women

Until 24 Sept
Heath Farm, North Rauceby, Sleaford, NG34 8QR. Telling the stories of female aviators from around the world and their love of flight, speed, adventure and service for their countries. Free entry. 0159 488490 /

Brownies 75th Anniversary Exhibition

Sept - Nov, 10am - 4pm, apart from Sundays, 11am - 4pm
Gainsborough Heritage Centre, Old Post Office, 12 North Street, Gainsborough, DN21 2HS. Celebrating the 75th Anniversary of the Brownies movement in Gainsborough, including memorabilia from the area. Last admission is 3.30pm. Refreshments available. Admission £3 for non-members and free for members. / / 01427 610526

Discover Navenby

1 Sept, 10am - 2pm
Natural World Centre and Whisby Nature Park, LN6 9BW. Discover what’s happening in North Kesteven with our Discovery Days! There will be lots of fun activities to have a go at with different activities at each event! Free to attend. Please bring snacks or even a lunch, and stay all day. Children aged eight or under must be accompanied by an adult. 01522 694353

Caistor art and craft festival

2 - 3 Sept, 2 - 4pm
Caistor Town Hall, LN7 6TX. Large Art Exhibition bringing together outstanding local artists and photographers with popular local musicians performing. Cafe selling home-prepared refreshments and children’s activities. Free entry.

Flower and vegetable show

2 Sept, 3pm
Hemingby Village Hall, LN9 5QF. A display of locally grown vegetables and flowers, with an auction of produce at 4pm. Entry is free. 01507 578345

10th annual Boston steam and vintage rally

2 - 3rd Sept, 10am - 5pm
Frampton Lane, Hubberts Bridge, Boston, PE 20 3QU. Steam Engines, Tractors, Classic Cars, Commercial Vehicles, Motorbikes, Model Tent. Events in main ring. Food court, trade stands, beer tent and attractions for children. Adults £7, children over five £3. /

Magna Vitae bowling tournament

3 - 8 Sept, 9am - 6pm
North Bowls Greens, North Parade, Skegness. The Magna Vitae Skegness September E.B.F. Bowling Tournament welcomes players from across the country. The winners are awarded the coveted Jolly Fisherman figurines. Open Singles £6, Open Pairs £12, Open Rinks of Three £18.

Gallery exhibition - ‘Face up & chill out’

4 Sept - 6 Nov
Embassy Theatre, Skegness, PE25 2UG. The Art of Alan Lowe. Alan uses faces and figures to portray issues, ideas and stories from his own personal mythologies. Free entry. / 01507 613100

Our House - The Madness Musical

5 - 9 September
Embassy Theatre, Skegness, PE25 2UG. Starring Deena Payne, (Viv Hope in ITV’s Emmerdale) and set to a score of MADNESS hits, this hilarious, high energy musical will have you singing and dancing in the aisles. Tickets £24 - £28. Child £12 - £15. / 01507 613100

Boston Heritage Open Day

6 - 9 Sept, 10.30am - 3.30pm
Boston Guildhall, South Street, Boston, PE21 6HT. Cells, Courtroom, Crime and Punishment - the Pilgrims’ story and their journey to reach America is just one tale we will be sharing over the Heritage Open Days event. Watch the film of real cases tried in the Courtroom here at Boston Guildhall, and consider whether you think the verdicts and punishments were fair, or maybe you would like to sit in the cells and see how it must have felt to be a prisoner? Free admission, donations welcome. / 01205 365954.

Boston Heritage Open Day

6 - 9 Sept, 10.30am - 3.30pm
Boston Guildhall, South Street, Boston, PE21 6HT. Explore Boston Guildhall and the museum collections and get hands on with the archaeology sandpits, dress up as characters from the past, follow the trails, view our exhibitions and discover the stories and roles that the Guildhall has played to the town. Free admission, donations welcome. / 01205 365954

Boston Craft Market

7 Sept, 10am - 3pm
Market Place, PE21 6EH. Crafts, bespoke cards, jewellery, gifts and handmade items available for sale, come along and see what’s on offer. Free.

Discover the History of Hartsholme Country Park

8 Sept, 11am - 1pm
Visitor Centre, Hartsholme Country Park, Skellingthorpe Road, Lincoln, LN6 0EY.
Join rangers to discover the history of the park. The walk is 3 miles / 2 hours along woodland paths, which can be muddy. Free event. Children must be accompanied. Toilets and refreshments available. 01522 873735 /

Sponsored bike ride and stride

9 Sept, 10am - 6pm
In aid of Lincolnshire Churches Trust. Visit as many churches as you like during the day, by whatever means you choose, to raise money for the Trust and your chosen church. Many churches will be open. Sponsor forms and information from

Maker demonstration with Melissa Montague

9 Sept, 1pm - 4pm
The National Centre for Craft & Design, Sleaford, NG34 7TW.
Melissa will demonstrate light hammer techniques and doming, and show how to colour metal using salt and vinegar. Free, everyone welcome. / 01529 308710

Pioneering Female Aviators

9 - 10 Sept
Cranwell Aviation Heritage Museum, Heath Farm, North Rauceby, Sleaford, NG34 8QR. Learn how these inspiring women fought against adversity to pursue their dreams. Discover the fascinating history of the first Military Air Academy in the world. Special exhibition High Flying Women tells the stories of women who excelled in aviation history. Free admission. / 01529 488490

Heritage of the Sleaford Navigation

9 - 10 Sept
Navigation House, Navigation Wharf, Carre Street, Sleaford, NG34 7TW. Thought to be the only one of its kind, Navigation House is the refurbished Company Office of the Sleaford Navigation Company. Detailed history, fun interactives and an intriguing family trail to enjoy. Free admission. / 01529 305904

History In Action!

9 - 10 Sept
Cogglesford Watermill, East Road, Sleaford, NG34 7EQ. Cogglesford Watermill will be rumbling into action grinding its own stoneground flour. Intriguing children’s trail! Free admission. / 01529 413671

Sale of patchwork material from Doughtys of Hereford

16 Sept, 10.30am - 2.30pm
Stanhope Hall, Horncastle, LN9 6NF. A large selection of cotton material, fat quarters and wadding to suite every patchworker’s needs. Entry £2. Refreshments are available. All proceeds to local charities. 01507 578345

Festival of Lights

16 Sept, 3pm - 7.30pm
Jubilee Park, Woodhall Spa, LN10 6QH. A family event which is a celebration and remembrance for loved ones who have died. Bring a picnic and enjoy activities for all the family. Free to attend. / 01522 540 300

Young person Countryside Activities Day

17 Sept, 10am - 3.30pm
Lincoln University Riseholme Campus, LN2 2LG. The day provides the opportunity to try air rifle, clay shooting, fly fishing, gun dogs, archery, hawking and ferreting, with 50 minute sessions of each activity. Age 7-17 years. £30pp inc snack lunch. 01673 844404 /

Dog behaviour and agility walks

20 September, 2.30pm
Skellingthorpe Community Centre, Lincoln, LN6 5UT. It doesn’t matter how old your dog is or what your experience or training level is, you’ll be sure to learn something new! A great way to socialise for both dogs and walkers as well as a chance to learn some new skills for you and your four legged friend. In partnership with Dog Adventure. Due to limited spaces booking is advisable. 01522 694353 /

Stamford Georgian Festival

21 - 24 Sept
Centre of Stamford and riverside meadows, PE9 2DL. An unmissable event with street theatre, themed markets, militiamen, military encampments, horse drawn carriage rides, celebrity speakers and costume ball - all fascinating and fun. Many events free / range of ticketed event prices. / 01780 763203

Boston Craft Market

21 Sept, 10am - 3pm
Market Place, PE21 6EH. Crafts, bespoke cards, jewellery, gifts and handmade items available for sale, come along and see what’s on offer. Free.

South Lincolnshire walking festival

23 Sept - 29 Oct
Whether you want to roam with ramblers, have an adventure with your kids, get snapping on a photography foray or take you pooch out for a guided ‘walkies’, there’s something for everyone. The walks will take place on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from various locations. 01529 461499 /

Bransby Horses Autumn Fayre

24 September, 11am - 4pm
Bransby Horses, Bransby, Lincoln, LN1 2PH. Join us for a fun-filled family day out. Highlights of the event include equine demonstrations, stallholders, a kids’ zone, falconry and delicious food. Entry is free although donations are gratefully received. / 01427 788464

Food Festival and Tastes of Boston

24 Sept, 10am - 3pm
Market Place, PE21 6EH.Free.

Clay Insects

30 Sept, 10am - 12pm
Whisby Nature Park, Moor Lane, Thorpe on the Hill, Lincoln, LN6 9BW. Join local ceramist Andrew Macdonald in creating your own clay insect. Learn simple pottery techniques to explore textures and shapes focusing on the different parts of insects. The final pieces will be ready to collect a week later. Suitable for 8 years and above. £10 per child. All materials provided. 01522 688868 /

Create your own impressed bowl

30 Sept, 1.30 to 4.30pm
Whisby Nature Park, Moor Lane, Thorpe on the Hill, Lincoln, LN6 9BW. Learn to make your own impressed clay bowl with guidance and expertise provided by potter Andrew Macdonald. We will explore different techniques of creating surface impressions in clay and forming the decorated clay into simple bowl forms. The final piece created will be fired and ready to be collected a week later. All materials and equipment provided. £15 per person. Booking essential. 01522 688868 /

Ballons over Lincolnshire…Lighter than air

30 Sept to 25 March 2018
Cranwell Aviation Heritage Museum, Heath Farm, North Rauceby, Sleaford, NG34 8QR. An exhibition exploring the vital role airships and hot air balloons played during WWI and the involvement of the Lighter than Air Section at Cranwell. Free admission. / 01529 488490

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