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
PLATINUM JUBILEE DIARY TRAIL
Where: Mrs Smith’s Cottage, Navenby
Date & Time: Friday 3 – Monday 5 June, 12-4pm
More Details: https://www.mrssmithscottage.com/
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!
THE QUEEN’S CROWN JUBILEE TRAIL
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.
JUBILEE SCARECROW FESTIVALS
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
JUBILEE BEACON LIGHTING & SUPPER
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.
TOWN CRIER’S PROCLAMATION
Where: Sleaford Market Place
Date & Time: 2 June 2022, 2pm
FLAG CEREMONY, BELL RINGING & CHOIR
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.
MORE JUBILEE BEACON LIGHTING:
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
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!
MUSIC AND MEMORIES
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!
FAMILY ACTIVITY DAY
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!
OTHER EVENTS IN NORTH KESTEVEN, FRIDAY 3 JUNE
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.
1940’S DAY – SLEAFORD
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.
FARMER’S MARKET, SLEAFORD
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.
FAMILY FUN DAY
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!
JUBILEE GLENN MILLER CONCERT
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.
OTHER EVENTS IN NORTH KESTEVEN, SATURDAY 4 JUNE
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
OTHER EVENTS IN NORTH KESTEVEN, SUNDAY 5 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