Heart of Lincs Newsletter - April 2023

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Enjoy the Heart of Lincs this Easter


Looking for a fun and exciting way to spend the Easter holidays? Look no further than North Kesteven! 🐰🌸

From Easter egg hunts and nature walks to vintage transport museums and historic towns, there's something for everyone to enjoy.

Take in the beauty of the Doddington Hall gardens, spot wildlife at Whisby Nature Park, get creative at Easter crafts sessions, or attend a special Easter Sunday service.

Come and explore all that the Heart of Lincs has to offer this Easter Half Term!

'Animals at War' exhibition - last chance to view!

Animals at War

Humans have utilised the services of animals throughout history, in times of peace and also war.

Don't miss your chance to see the wonderful exhibition at Cranwell Aviation Heritage Museum, which takes a look at the roles animals have played in conflict from WWII to the current day, and shares the heroic stories of some of the brave animals who were awarded the Dickin Medal, the animal's Victoria Cross.

The exhibition closes on Monday 17th April. Cranwell Aviation Heritage Museum is open from Friday to Monday, 10am-3pm, entry is free but donations are welcome.

Looking for the perfect Lincolnshire retreat?

Clarke's Farm

Built in 1617, Clarke’s Farm is a Grade II listed stone built farmhouse, located at the heart of the village of Heighington.

As well as being a stunning bed and breakfast, Clarke’s Farm also offers Pop-Up Vintage Afternoon Tea Parties in the Walled Garden, Barn, and Conservatory.

Something special to celebrate? Find events and offers throughout the year on their website, and don't miss their Spring Shopping event on Wednesday 5th April! 

Celebrate Earth Day

🌍 Earth Day 2023 is coming up on Saturday April 22nd, and there are plenty of ways to celebrate and make a positive impact on our planet. 

Consider taking a nature walk, participating in a community clean-up, or planting some trees or flowers. You could also switch to reusable bags, water bottles, and straws, or reduce energy usage by turning off lights and unplugging electronics when not in use. 

Another great way to celebrate Earth Day is to support local eco-friendly businesses and farmers markets. Let's work together to protect our planet and make Lincolnshire a cleaner, greener place to live!

Night Light Cafes - Offering free, non-clinical mental health support

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The Night Light Cafes are an out of hours, non clinical support service for people who are struggling with their mental health.

These safe spaces are hosted by teams of trained volunteers, who provide a warm welcome alongside a listening service and signposting advice.

The Night Light cafe operates in several locations around Lincoln and has now launched in several other towns around the county in partnership with local charities. Click here to view the countywide timetable.

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Have you taken a beautiful photo of the district that you'd like to share?

Email heartoflincs@n-kesteven.gov.uk with your favourite photo and you could feature in our next newsletter.

Thanks to Kev R for this month's submission of the beautiful River Slea.

Navigation House

Please note, Navigation House will be closed on Saturday 8th & Sunday 9th April.

April Events and Activities


Throughout April

Nicki Jarvis, Artist in Residence Exhibition: Mrs Smith's Cottage

Workshops, Clubs and Dance Programme: Hub-Sleaford

Weekly Wellbeing Walks: Across North Kesteven

Guided Nature Walks: Doddington Hall, from Tuesday 4th April

Easter Trail - Spring Flowers: Whisby Nature Park

Throughout Easter Half Term (1st-17th April)

Family Easter Trail: Navigation House, Fri-Mon, 10am-2pm (except 8th & 9th April)

Family Easter Trail: Cogglesford Watermill, Fri-Mon, 12pm-4pm

Easter at Doddington: Doddington Hall, 9am-5pm

Saturday 1st April

Spring Evening Dining: Doddington Hall, 7pm

James and the Giant Peach: Sleaford Playhouse Theatre, 2pm

Sunday 2nd April

Special Open Day: Lincolnshire Road Transport Museum, 10am-4pm

Tuesday 4th April

School Holiday Family Workshop: Hub, 10am-2pm

Wednesday 5th April

Spring Shopping at the Tea Room: Clarke's Farm, 1pm-6:30pm

Saturday 8th April

Family Day: Teddy Bear's Picnic: IBCC, 11am-3pm

Family Easter Egg Hunt: Wellingore Memorial Hall, 3pm-7pm

Sunday 9th April

Milling Day: Cogglesford Watermill, 12pm-3:30pm

Monday 10th April

Funtopia Festival - Autism Friendly Session: Sleaford Recreation Ground, 10:30-11:30am

Funtopia Festival: Sleaford Recreation Ground, 11:30-5:30pm

Tuesday 11th April

School Holiday Family Workshop: Hub, 10am-2pm

Friday 14th April

Up and Away Family Day: IBCC, 10:30-3pm

Riverside Photography Workshop: Cogglesford Watermill, 12:30-3:30pm

Little Otter's Workshops and Messy Play Sessions: Whisby Natural World Centre, 11am

Saturday 15th April

Decorative Ceramic Plate Workshop: Hub, 10:30-1pm & 1:30-4pm

Friday 21st April

Little Otter's Workshops and Messy Play Sessions: Whisby Natural World Centre, 11am

Saturday 22nd April

Murder Mystery Evening: IBCC, 6:30-10pm

Made in the 80's: Sleaford Playhouse Theatre, 7:30-10pm

Sunday 23rd April

Classic Car & Bike Day: Daisy Made Farm, 10am-6pm

Family Book Swap: Cogglesford Watermill, 12-4pm

Thursday 27th April

IBCC Lecture & Supper Series – The Tirpitz Presentation: IBCC, 6:30pm

Friday 28th April

History Tours: Cogglesford Watermill, 12-4pm

Little Otter's Workshops and Messy Play Sessions: Whisby Natural World Centre, 11am

If you have any events you'd like us to include on our 'What's On' calendar, send us an email: heartoflincs@n-kesteven.gov.uk

Planning an event to celebrate the King's Coronation? Let us know so we can add it to our website!