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Best Things To Do & Days Out In Lincoln

Looking for exciting things to do in Lincoln? How about taking the family for a walk in the footsteps of kings!

Built in 1068 by William the Conqueror, Lincoln Castle is a proper historic adventure. Whether your kids are fascinated by brave knights and stories of battle, or they just enjoy running around and playing in the open, the castle and its immense castle grounds will be perfect for you. 

 

For a little more history, check out the Museum of Lincolnshire Life, Lincolnshire Cathedral and take a wa;lk up Steep Hill. Fancy getting the kids active and moving? Go swimming at Billinghay Swimming Pool, which is a lovely outdoor attraction for the summer, or enjoy the wonders of indoor play at Fun Farm Lincoln, whatever the weather.

 

If you love animals as much as we do, Whisby Animal Centre, with its friendly animal park and playground, is very likely to become one of your favourite places to visit in Lincoln.  For something a little more cool and unusual, consider spending a day at North Scarle Miniature Railway


Fancy a day trip from Lincoln? Check out these 13 free days out in the East Midlands, it’s amazing how many awesome things you can do that won’t cost a thing!

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A man and a little boy looking at a map doing a treasure trail

The Lincoln Mystery Treasure Trail

  • Lincoln
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Explore outdoors with the Lincoln self guided mystery themed Treasure Trail as you become detectives for the day! This easy to follow 1.5 mile route...

Outside view of Lincoln Castle

Lincoln Castle

  • Lincoln
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Scale the heights of the Medieval Wall Walk. The great stone curtain wall is one of the most dramatic features of Lincoln Castle today and a permanen...

Guide by cannon on Original Lincoln Ghost Walk

Original Lincoln Ghost Walk

  • Lincoln
  • Outdoor
  • Tours and River Cruises

The Original Lincoln Ghost Walk is a costumed-guided tour through the spookier history of the area. Booking is not required although they do recommen...

Entrance to The Collection Museum in Lincoln

The Collection Museum

  • Lincoln
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Play at The Collection Museum Collection is an ideal space for families to enjoy in Lincoln. Children can design their own Roman Shield or Medieval P...

Boy painting at The Little Pottery Studio in Bracebridge Heath

The Little Pottery Studio

  • Lincoln
  • Indoor
  • Pottery Centres and Ceramic Cafes

Explore your creative side at The Little Pottery Studio! Located at the heart of the beautiful city of Lincoln, the study is fun for people of all ag...

Man looking at exhibit at Museum of Lincolnshire Life in Lincoln

Museum of Lincolnshire Life

  • Lincoln
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Museum of Lincolnshire Life is a family friendly museum that celebrates the culture and social history of the people of Lincolnshire from 1750 to the...

ODEON Cinema room

ODEON Lincoln

  • Lincoln
  • Indoor
  • Cinemas and Theatres

What’s great about classic kids’ films is that they’re not just for tiny tots - the whole family can get stuck in! Check out the latest animated adve...

Girl in soft play area at Yarborough Leisure Centre in Lincoln

Yarborough Leisure Centre3 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Lincoln
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Swimming Pools and Leisure Centres

Yarborough Leisure Centre offers main, learning and diving pools, the latter with 1m and 3m springboards. Swimming lessons are also available and kid...

PlayZone Indoor Play Centre

  • Lincoln
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

PlayZone Indoor Play Centre is a 10,000 sq ft facility pleasingly spacious throughout, which is handy because for a nice change they're fully welcomi...

People bowling at Lincoln Bowl

Lincoln Bowl

  • Lincoln
  • Indoor
  • Ten Pin Bowling Alleys

Lincoln Bowl offers classic family friendly tenpin bowling facility with bookable lanes and options for child bowlers like gutter guards, lightweight...

International Bomber Command Centre

International Bomber Command Centre

  • Lincoln
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Enjoy an educational day out at the International Bomber Command Centre and learn about the brave men and women who served or supported Bomber Comman...

Lake at Hartsholme Country Park in Lincoln

Hartsholme Country Park

  • Lincoln
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Hartsholme Country Park is a Green Flag Award winning park containing Victorian landscaped gardens, a large reservoir, woodlands and grasslands, all...

Outside view of Fun Farm Lincoln

Fun Farm Lincoln

  • Lincoln
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Fun Farm was previously known asFuntasia Fun House The 3 storey adventure play frame is great for energetic kids under 10 to climb, scramble, run and...

Outside view of The Terry O' Toole Theatre in North Hykeham

The Terry O Toole Theatre

  • North Hykeham
  • Indoor
  • Cinemas and Theatres

If you're looking for a family friendly theatre, look no further than The Terry O Toole Theatre! This hidden gem seats 200 people, delivering an inti...

Goats at Whisby Animal Centre in Lincoln

Whisby Animal Centre

  • Lincoln
  • Outdoor
  • Children's Farms

The recently renovated Whisby Animal Centre provides a friendly, fun and relaxed environment for both its animals and visitors. Take a walk through t...

Aircraft exhibit at RAF Scampton Heritage Centre in Lincoln

RAF Scampton Heritage Centre

  • Lincoln
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

RAF Scampton Heritage Centre can be found inside the extensively restored Annexe office of the former 617 Squadron (better known as the Dambusters),...

Girl in ball pit at Wacky Warehouse - Game Keeper in Lincoln

Wacky Warehouse - Game Keeper

  • Lincoln
  • Outdoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

At Wacky Warehouse let your kids dash around the fantastic soft play structure with aerial runs, cargo nets and astro slides, plus there's a safe tod...

Kids playing at Whisby Nature Park in Thorpe on the Hill

Whisby Nature Park

  • Thorpe on the Hill
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

There's just so much fun to be had at Whisby Nature Park! You can find the fantastic Little Darters' play area near the Natural World Centre, where i...

Toad at Woodside Wildlife and Falconry Park in Lincoln

Woodside Wildlife and Falconry Park5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Lincoln
  • Outdoor
  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks

Woodside Wildlife and Falconry Park is hoping to inspire conservationists of the future by giving them hands-on access to some exciting animals! A sm...

Mini steam trains at North Scarle Miniature Railway in Lincoln

North Scarle Miniature Railway

  • Lincoln
  • Indoor
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

North Scarle Miniature Railway is a ground level, five and seven and a quarter inch gauge track. Over time this track has been extended to give a tra...

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