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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 an impressive, historical adventure. Set in immense grounds, start your exploration walking around the medieval wall, which circles the entire castle. Climb one or all three of the towers and enjoy the far-reaching views from the top, then enter a Victorian prison where children as young as eight were held for crimes ranging from petty theft to murder.

The grounds of the castle come alive with events during the summer, which adds something special to Lincoln family days out. Different theatrical displays go on in the main castle to help bring life from the Victorian era to life, such as learning heritage skills in craft workshops to discovering the worst jobs in Victorian Britain!

If you can brave it, take on the Original Lincoln Ghost Walk that delves into the

spookier history of the area. Costumed guides will lead you through stories that’ll haunt your imagination as they bring the unsettled past into the present! There are other tours to choose from for those who want something a little less spine tinkling!

Time to let off some steam now. Children will love the soft play at Imagination Centre, or have a game of bowling at Lincoln Bowl. If the weather is nice head to Hartsholme Country Park where they can slide, climb and swing until they’re ready to fall asleep in the car on the way home.

Find your perfect day out

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...

A group of kids at Jump Inc Inflatable and Trampoline park in Lincoln

Jump Inc Trampoline and Inflatable Parks Lincoln

  • Lincoln
  • Indoor
  • Trampoline Parks

Ready for an epic day out? Release your inner kangaroo at Jump Inc Trampoline and Inflatable Park in Lincoln! This awesome mega-park combines both tr...

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...

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