Lincoln is taking its tagline “Steeped in history” seriously this summer as it’s inviting its visitors to travel back even further in time than usual to when dinosaurs roamed the earth. Whilst the Natural History Museum’s exhibition will be housed at The Collection in the city, the museum is not the only county venue hoping to give families a roar-some experience…
The Collection, Danes Terrace, Lincoln
Saturday, July 13 – Sunday, September 8
Come face-to-face with your favourite dinosaurs in this exhibition from London’s Natural History Museum. The animatronic dinosaurs feature a roaring, snorting T-Rex, lifelike models and fossil replicas. The exhibition is supported by a trail and events including craft activities and fossil handling. Relaxed sessions also available.
Adults £7.50, Concession £6.50, Children (age 5-16) £5, 4 and under free, Family £20.
Lincoln City Centre
If you are headed to the exhibition at the museum then look out for some giant footprints to lead the way there. Laid by Lincoln BIG, the dino-footprints will lead visitors from across the city centre to The Collection in Danes Terrace.
Dinosaur Galore – Sunday Storytime
Waterstones, 297a High Street, Lincoln
Sunday, July 28, 10.15am-11am
The bookseller will be reading dinosaur stories galore. From new books to old favourites and some even containing underpants! Fun for ages 3 to 7 years though any age welcome. Held on the middle floor in Cafe W.
Boultham Park, Lincoln
August 7 and 8, 10am-3pm
There are 11 dinosaurs loose around the park – track them down for a roar-some prize. Pick up a dinosaur hunt sheet from the Access Lincoln marquee near the cafe on the day.
Dino Slime Making Workshops
The Little Pottery Studio, The Lawn, Lincoln
July 28, August 3, 10, 31
The Little Pottery Studio is taking things as far back as the primordial soup with slime workshops – make DIY slime, pick your colour and dinosaur and take it home in a dinosaur egg. Paint your own dinosaur foot activity available throughout the summer too.
Booking essential. £10 per person.
Make Your Own Dinosaur – Ceramic Workshop, Monday, July 29th, 10am-11am, age 8+, £12
Make Your Own 3D Dinosaur Egg – Ceramic Workshop, Monday, July 29th, 11.30am-12.30pm, age 8+, £12
Jurassic Farm Park
Rand Farm Park, near Market Rasen
August 24 – September 3
Meet Pete the Dinosaur, dig for fossils and, during the Bank Holiday Weekend, build your own dinosaur.
Entry from £8.95 to £41.80. 2019 Summer passes available for £15 per person.
Dino’s Birthday Party Week
Springfields Outlet Shopping & Leisure, Spalding
July 29 – August 4, noon and 2pm
Dino will dance his way on to the Festival Gardens stage twice daily to teach his audience some party tricks and attempt to bake a cake. Fancy dress competition at every show.