The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee – Events in the Heart of Lincs

Events and things to do in the Heart of Lincs

The Queen’s Jubilee is almost upon us! How are you planning to celebrate this historic occasion?

With street parties, festivals, trails, music and more planned across North Kesteven, here’s your guide to what’s on in the Heart of Lincs this Bank Holiday weekend.

All Weekend: Thursday 2nd – Sunday 5th June



Where: Mrs Smith’s Cottage, Navenby

Date & Time: Friday 3 – Monday 5 June, 12-4pm

More Details:

Mrs Smith was a huge fan of the Royal Family and there are many mentions of them in her diaries throughout the years. Visit Mrs Smith’s Cottage this Platinum Jubilee weekend and follow the diary trail around her charming cottage and beautiful cottage garden!


Where: Navigation House, Cogglesford Watermill, Cranwell Aviation Heritage Museum & Mrs Smith’s Cottage

Date & Time: Friday 3 – Monday 5 June, between 10am-4pm (please check individual venue opening times)

More Details: Fancy a weekend of exploring some great venues? Collect a blanks crown from Navigation House, Cogglesford Watermill or Cranwell Aviation Heritage Museum and collect jewels to decorate it as you visit each site! If you can’t make it round all of them at once don’t worry – you’ve got the whole Bank Holiday weekend.


Where: Leasingham and South Hykeham

Date & Time: Thursday 2 – Monday 5 June

More Details: Communities are coming together to make fantastic displays this Bank Holiday weekend – the theme for Leasingham’s Scarecrow Festival is the Royals, and all things British!

Thursday 2nd June


Where: International Bomber Command Centre

Date & Time: 2 June 2022, 7:30-10pm

More Details: Join the IBCC team as we mark Her Majesty the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee with the lighting of a beacon, the playing of Diu Regnare by Pipe Major Finlay MacGhee, the IBCC Choir and Orchestra and a platter supper served in the IBCC Events Marquee.

Book your tickets through the IBCC website.


Where: Sleaford Market Place

Date & Time: 2 June 2022, 2pm


Where: St Andrew’s Church & Hanworth Park, Potterhanworth

Date & Time: 2 June 2022, midday

More Details: The flag ceremony and bell ringing start at midday at St Andrew’s Church. In Hanworth Park from midday there will be a Family Sports Day (bring your own picnic) and from 6-7pm Lincoln Orpheus Male Voice Choir will perform.



  • Carlton Le Moorland Sands Lane Field, 8:30pm onwards

  • Scopwick Village Hall, 7pm-11pm

  • Skellingthorpe Community Centre, 9:30pm

  • Thorpe on the Hill Railway Inn, 9pm

Friday 3rd June



Where: Cranwell Aviation Heritage Museum

Date & Time: 3 June 2022, 10am-3pm

More Details: Cranwell Aviation Heritage Museum will be launching their new ‘Animals at War’ exhibition, honouring the roles animals have played in warfare across the years. Families can pop along for free and enjoy the Queen’s Crown Jubilee Trail!


Where: Navigation House

Date & Time: 3 June 2022, 10am-2pm

More Details: Explore amazing Navigation House and its quirky interior while enjoying some live music!


Where: International Bomber Command Centre

Date & Time: 3 June 2022, 10:30-3pm

More Details: Come along to this free Family Activity Day to commemorate this historic event at the IBCC. Lots of fun crafts for all the family to enjoy, and no need to book!



Jubilee Platinum Party (Brant Boughton Village Hall & Green) 2:30-5pm

Village procession, cake competition, fancy dress competition and raffle/tombola

Teddy Bear’s Picnic (Duke of Wellington, Leasingham) 12pm onwards

Barn Dance & Hog Roast (Potterhanworth Sports Field & Pavillion) 7pm-11pm

Barn Dance, hog roast, fish & chip van, bar, cider van and gin bar. * Free event, but entry tickets needed *

Dancing Through the Decades (Skellingthorpe Community Centre) 7pm-midnight

Bring your own refreshments – tickets are £7

Saturday 4th June



Where: Cogglesford Watermill

Date & Time: 4 June 2022, 12-4pm

More Details: Bake your own bunting biscuit or ice a jubilee cupcake made with the mill’s own stone-ground flour! Great fun for the whole family, £1 per child.


Where: William Alvey C of E School, NG34 7EA

Date & Time: 4 June 2022

More Details: Entry to the event and all the attractions is free!

Come along to this Jubilee celebration where there’ll be singers, food and drink, stalls, Punch and Judy Shows, Tea Dance, air raid shelter tours, bouncy castle and inflatable obstacle run, vintage games, ice cream seller, model tanks and soldiers, balloon modelling, a fire engine display, historic vehicle displays, face painter, hair stylist and a best dressed competition for adults and children.


Where: Sleaford Market Place

Date & Time: 4 June 2022, 8am-2pm

More Details: Pick up some delicious local produce from Sleaford’s monthly Farmer’s Market.


Where: Fen Road Playing Fields, Washingborough

Date & Time: 4 June 2022, 12-9:30pm

More details: Family fun day includes food & drink stalls, fairground rides, craft stalls, face painting, bouncy castle, rodeo bull, vintage vehicles, air ambulance, LIVES. live tribute band. A fantastic afternoon and evening for all ages!


Where: International Bomber Command Centre

Date & Time: 4 June 2022, 2pm-4pm

More details: To celebrate the Platinum Jubilee of Her Majesty the Queen, IBCC are delighted to bring you our Open-Air Glenn Miller tribute show. Come and join in for an afternoon of music and fun as we dance along to the Kalamazoo band.

Our young Queen Elizabeth will be joining us to meet her subjects, so there will be photo opportunities not to be missed!

Entry to the site and concert is free.  Parking is £3.00 for the whole day and helps us to maintain the grounds, keep you safe and lay on events.

Please bring a fold up chair or blanket as seating is reserved.



Jubilee Celebration (Billinghay, LN4 4EX) 1pm-5pm

With entertainment, games, cakes, craft stalls, tree planting and much more. Everyone welcome!

Jubilee Picnic in the Park (Anwick Playing Field) 12-4pm

Picnic in the Park and lots of activities! Best dressed house & garden, evening disco and live singer.

Party in the Park (Bassingham Memorial Playing Field) 1pm-late

Ceilidh Dance (Great Hale Village Hall & Church)

£12.50 per ticket. Jacket potato lunch, puddings and drinks are available at Great Hale Church.

Pub Quiz & Band Night (Harmston) Ticket Only

Live Music & Welly Wanging (Duke of Wellington, Leasingham) 12pm-late

With live music throughout the day, kid’s fancy dress, welly-wanging championship, BBQ and much more! There will also be the Leasingham Villager of the Year & Young Villager of the Year announcement.

Jubilee Dance (North Kyme Village Hall) 7pm onwards

Jubilee Dance with Boston Jive and a Retro Vinyl Disco, bar available. Free, open to all. 50’s/Jubilee costume encouraged.

Summer Fete & Jubilee Picnic (Potterhanworth Sports Field) 2:30-7:30pm

Summer Fete and Jubilee picnic – there’ll be a bar, food stalls, face painting plus farm machinery through the ages!

Picnic in the Park (Skellingthorpe Monson Field) 1pm-4pm

Bring your own picnic and enjoy children’s games and musical entertainment.

Church Picnic & Grand Draw (Swinderby Church) 3pm onwards

Live Music at the Railway Inn (Thorpe on the Hill) 5pm onwards

Jubilee Tea Party (Wallcott Village Hall) 1-5pm

Tea Party, fancy dress, sack race, egg spoon race, music and other games.

Sunday 5th June



Family Picnic in the Park (Blankney Hall Grounds) 12pm onwards

Jubilee Tea Party (Boothby Graffoe, Henson’s Lawn) 3pm-5pm

Bring your own refreshments.

Family Activity Day (Carlton Le Moorland, Playing Field, Village Hall & White Hart) 12pm onwards

Children’s activities from 12pm on the Playing Field, followed by an open Tea Party from 2:30pm in the Village Hall. Bring your own food, drinks & chairs.

Songs of Praise with Sleaford Brass Band (Great Hale Village Hall & Church)

Songs of Praise with Sleaford Brass Band followed by a Ploughman’s meal. Picnic and ‘big lunch’ at the village hall with games and decorated cake competition!

Special Church Service & Picnic (Harmston Church & Playing Field) morning

Special church service, followed by a picnic, with games and entertainment.

Jubilee Street Party & Picnic (The Green, Helpringham) 2pm-9pm

Street party and picnic with bunting, banners and music. Bring your own picnic but tea, coffee and cake provided.

Open Mic & Hog Roast (Duke of Wellington, Leasingham) 12-6pm

Village Jubilee Celebration (Martin Cricket Pitch & Play park) 12-6pm

BYO picnic, food stalls, live music, children’s disco, fancy dress parade & competition, children’s art competition, design the new Martin village sign competition. Competitions include: Best Decorated Cake, guess the name of the Jubilee bear. Bouncy castles, face painting, family games, Tombola and raffle. Craft stalls, village showcase & photo display of photographs of the village and residents from the past/photos of older village residents celebrating previous Jubilees and the Coronation.

Jubilee Celebrations (North Scarle Playing Field) 12pm onwards

Music, fun dog show, demonstrations, food, cakes, family sports day races, best dressed competitions and more!

Songs of Praise & Cream Tea on the Green (St Andrew’s Church, Potterhanworth) 4pm-6pm

Big Jubilee Picnic (Rauceby Hall, North Rauceby)12pm onwards

Bring your own food, drinks & chairs. Fancy dress competition & garden games!

Community Picnic Lunch (Scopwick Village Meadow) 12pm-2pm

Jubilee Tree Planting (Swinderby Play Area) 4pm-8pm

Garden Party & Tree Dedication (St Michael’s & All Angels Church, Thorpe on the Hill) 1pm onwards

Picnic in the Park (Waddington Village Hall) 2pm-6pm

Picnic in the Park, with family games and live music

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