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SUMMER SCHOOL HOLIDAYS: 14 reasons to get out and have fun on...

Nature caching for free North Kesteven District Council’s self guided nature caching walk is a free event suitable for kids aged 5 to 12. You can join in at Millennium Green, North Hykeham on Monday, July 25 . Hidden in the trees along the route you will find native birds. How many of each species will you see?
Allow an hour for the activity. Someone will be there to meet everyone to provide instruction. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Suitable outdoor clothing and footwear is recommended. A limited number of gifts for the first arrivals! Millennium Green, entrance off Station Road. For more information or to book call the Countryside Officer on 07557 123534. READ MORE: From Shakespeare to Peppa Pig, a real mix of family theatre on offer this SUMMER SCHOOL HOLIDAY Funny Faces craft activities St Mary’s Guildhall is offering fun with craft activities on the theme of Funny Faces on July 25. The faces of Green Men surrounded by leaves, branches and vines can be seen on many churches and other buildings in Lincolnshire. A wonderful variety of creative heads and grotesques can be seen as gargoyles throughout the county, too. The Society for Lincolnshire History and Archaeology is organising this family activity event where images from Lincolnshire will be used as inspiration for making Green Men masks from card and craft materials, and mini gargoyles in clay. Additional activities include a jester on a stick and a portrait pendant. St Mary’s Guildhall, Lower High St, Lincoln . Admission is free but all activities cost £1 each. There is no need to book, just drop in. Archaeology Day What ancient treasures will you discover? The Collection in Lincoln is hosting the popular Archaeology Day for the fourth year on Tuesday, July 26, as part of the National Council of British Archaeology’s Festival of Archaeology. Dr Erik Grigg, collections access officer, said: ” This year, we’re asking ‘to dig or not to dig?’ on archaeology day and we’ll be exploring how we investigate our finds respectfully without disturbing environments. “We’ve got something for everyone, with family friendly Prehistoric, Roman and Viking talks; a mini-dig and story-time for little ones; and I’ll be talking through an Anglo-Saxon autopsy too.” Visitors will be able to meet local history groups and organisations that preserve, protect and promote the county’s archaeology. Lectures and activities are free, with some arts and crafts asking for a £1 donation. For the full timetable Summer sports day Indoor sports including table tennis, archery and new age kurling, for both children and adults, will be available to try when Waterside Shopping Centre holds two Summer Sports Days as part of its 2016 charity partnership with Lincoln City FC Sport Education Trust. On July 27 and 28, the event will take place on the centre’s lower level alongside retailers New Look, Superdrug and Roman. A range of prizes, including footballs signed by Lincoln City players and other Lincoln City merchandise, will also be up for grabs. Paul Hamnett, trust manager for Lincoln City Sport Education Trust, said: “We’ll have a full team of staff on-hand both days to give visitors tips on how to play each sport, whether it be showing them how to serve at table tennis or how to nock, aim and release an arrow. “Our hope is that, by bringing these activities into the centre, we’ll encourage some of the shoppers passing by to give a new sport a go, even if they’ve never tried it before, in hopes of them taking one of them up as a new hobby with friends or family.” Family fun day St. Marks Shopping Centre in Lincoln has teamed up with online magazine Lincoln Mums to host Kid’s Zone, a free family fun day on Thursday, July 28 . Parents and children are invited to enjoy a day of music, singing and dancing with Jo Jingles, Rhythm in Movement, Music with Mummy and many more. Emma Crellin, Lincoln Mums editor “There will be lots of information on hand throughout the day about classes and events going on across the summer holidays and beyond.” Shoppers will be able to watch and take part in various interactive demos from Music with Mummy, Simple By Nature, Little Pottery Studio, Lincoln Sling Library and Sarah Hogan Academy of Dance and Fitness. Burghley Film Festival Burghley House’s South Gardens, overlooking parkland designed by Capability Brown, will turn into a fantasy world of wizards on July 27 for a whole day of Harry Potter to launch the Burghley Film Festival. Five days and nights of films on July 27-31 begins with a daytime double bill of The Philospher’s Stone and Prisoner of Azkaban while the separate evening screening features The Deathly Hallows Part 1 and Part 2. Actor Warwick Davis – known for his Harry Potter roles as Professor Filius Flitwick and Griphook the Goblin – will be at Burghley for a special QA session between 10.30am and 11am on July 27. The 2016 Burghley Film Festival also features some of the biggest hits of the last year, including a nightime screening of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, along with daytime sessions of children’s favourites and Disney classics such as Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and Peter Pan. Early bird tickets are available until July 26 at £12 adults and £7 children. During the festival itself tickets will cost £14 and £8. Parking is free. Daytime tickets will give access to both screenings during the day, and evening tickets to both evening screenings. New reading garden music evening Lincoln Central Library is launching the first of three music evenings in its newly created Reading Garden on Thursday, July 28 . Grown ups can enjoy a glass of wine, while there will also be tea and coffee on offer. Entertainment will come form local folk group Da Capo. Nicky Grigg, library manager, said: “We are delighted to announce the first of our music events and are very keen to support our local musicians and bring them to a wider audience. It is something we have not tried before and hope will be a great success. Da Capo are a vibrant group of musicians and we can guarantee an evening of fun for all the family. This is a free event but there will be a small charge for wine, tea and coffee. For more information please contact Lincoln Central Library on 01522 782010. Lincoln South Fire Station open day Local firefighters and local football heroes are looking forward to meeting families at the football club and fire station’s annual open day on Friday, July 29. Running from 10.30am until 4pm, there will be plenty of activities taking place throughout the day. Experience what it’s like to be a firefighter by having a go in their training tower, take a look at the specialist water rescue kit the crews use to save lives out on the water, see first-hand how they tackle a road traffic collision and go behind the scenes in the control room. Little ones can also look forward to a bouncy castle, fun house, face painting and the chance to meet the fire services’ two mascots Freddie and Filbert. Local football heroes from Lincoln City Football Club, as well as retained firefighter and two time TT winner, Ivan Lintin, will be present and will host a number of meet and greet sessions throughout the day. Betsy, the vintage fire engine from 1937, along with other fire engines from the past century, will also be on display. Lincolnshire Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance, EMAS, Anglian Water, Environment Agency, Lincoln Owl Rescue, HART, RAF and the Police will be running stalls and activities as well. Parking is available on South Common for £3 per car. All money raised will go towards The Fire Fighters Charity and Lincoln City Sport and Education Trust. Ice Age crafts The Society for Lincolnshire History and Archaeology will host a holiday event with a chilly theme at Market Rasen Library on July 29. Craft activities with an Ice Age theme will be on offer 10am to noon. Make a mammoth or a sabre toothed tiger from clay, create a fossil style necklace, and a feather headdress and find out about Lincolnshire in the Ice Age. Free Admission. £1 charge for each activity. No need to book, just drop in. Children must be accompanied. Part of the Past and Present Project supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund. Punch and Judy Festival Traditional Punch and Judy shows return to Lincoln for the 10th Punch and Judy Festival on July 29-30. Find shows on High Bridge, the beach on Cornhill and in Lincoln Castle grounds. Look out for giant Mr Punch, Judy and Baby around town, too. Free event. Meet and greet famous Sonic Sonic the Hedgehog will pay a visit to St Marks shopping centre as he drops by toy store, The Entertainer, on Saturday, July 30. Parents and children are invited to head along and meet the popular character 10am to 3pm and little ones can pick up a free Sonic mask on arrival. Dotty the Dragon Beware the fire-breathing dragon. Blunderbus Theatre Company is visiting Brant Broughton Playing Field…

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