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Hartsholme Country Park events

This page contains event information for Hartsholme Country Park, Boultham Park and Lincoln Arboretum.

Each of Lincoln’s green spaces offers an array of fun and educational events throughout the year, such as Easter egg hunts, walks, craft days and bird watching.

For further details Call Park Rangers at Hartsholme Country Park on 01522 873735 or email hartsholmecp@lincoln.gov.uk

Meet at these locations to take part in any of the events below

  • Hartsholme Country Park - the Visitor Centre, Skellingthorpe Road LN6 0EY
  • Boultham Park – outside the Boultham Park Café, Lincoln LN6 7PG
  • Lincoln Arboretum – outside the Arboretum Café Monks Road Lincoln LN2 5RT


EventStart dateDaysWhenDescription
Bird Watching For All 06 January 2019 Sunday 6th January 10.30am to 12.30pmJoin local RSPB members for a guided walk around Hartsholme Country Park and Swanholme Lakes Local Nature Reserve to discover the many species of birds which reside here throughout the year. The walk will last around 2 hours, taking a route along woodland paths, which in places are undulating and at times wet and muddy. This event is free of charge and all children must be accompanied by an adult. Suitable for all age groups. Meet at 10.30 am outside the Visitor Centre, Hartsholme Country Park, Skellingthorpe Road, Lincoln, LN6 0EY
Wildlife Wind Chimes 13 January 2019 Sunday 13th January 1pm to 2.30pmJoin the Rangers at the Park and make your very own wind chime to hang in your garden or home. There is a charge of £3.50 per child for this event and booking is essential. This activity is aimed at children aged 4 to 13 years. Meet at 1.00pm at the Visitor Centre, Hartsholme Country Park, Skellingthorpe Road, Lincoln, LN6 0EY
Toddler Time18 January 2019 Friday 18th January 10.00am to 11.00amJoin Park Rangers and dress to get messy for seasonal activities for the under 5’s!! There is a charge of £3.50 per child for this event. All children must be accompanied by an adult. This activity is aimed at children aged 1 to 5 years.Meet at 10.00am outside the Visitor Centre, Hartsholme Country Park, Skellingthorpe Road, Lincoln, LN6 0EY
Bird Watching For All 03 February 2019 Sunday 3rd February 10.30am to 12.30pmJoin local RSPB members for a guided walk around Hartsholme Country Park and Swanholme Lakes Local Nature Reserve to discover the many species of birds which reside here throughout the year. The walk will last around 2 hours, taking a route along woodland paths, which in places are undulating and at times wet and muddy. This event is free of charge and all children must be accompanied by an adult. Suitable for all age groups. Meet at 10.30 am outside the Visitor Centre, Hartsholme Country Park, Skellingthorpe Road, Lincoln, LN6 0EY
Toddler Time 15 February 2019 Friday 15th February 10.00am to 11.00am Friday 15th February 10.00am to 11.00am Join Park Rangers and dress to get messy for seasonal activities for the under 5’s!! There is a charge of £3.50 per child for this event. All children must be accompanied by an adult. This activity is aimed at children aged 1 to 5 years. Meet at 10.00am outside the Visitor Centre, Hartsholme Country Park, Skellingthorpe Road, Lincoln, LN6 0EY
Lantern Making – Lincoln Arboretum19 February 2019 Tuesday 19th February 10am to 11.30amTuesday 19th February 10am to 11.30am Join Park Rangers to construct your very own willow and paper lantern to light up the night sky!! There is a charge of £3.50 per person and booking is essential. All children must be accompanied by an adult. There are toilets and refreshments at the Park. All children must be accompanied by an adult. This activity is aimed at children aged 4 to 13 years. Meet at 10.00am at the Café Lincoln Arboretum, Monks Road, Lincoln
Love Birds 19 February 2019 Tuesday 19th February 1pm to 2.30pmAs part of National Nest Box week, come along and take part in our Love Birds event. Here you can provide a home and food, by building a bird box and creating a bird feeder to hang in your garden, which will help our native birds thrive during the cold spell! There is a charge of £5.00 per child for this event and booking is essential. This activity is aimed at children aged 4 to 13 years. Meet at 1.00pm at the Visitor Centre, Hartsholme Country Park, Skellingthorpe Road, Lincoln, LN6 0EY
Wildlife Wind Chimes 21 February 2019 Thursday 21st February 10am to 11.30amJoin the Rangers at the Park and make your very own wind chime to hang in your garden or home. There is a charge of £3.50 per child for this event and booking is essential. This activity is aimed at children aged 4 to 13 years. Meet at 1.00pm at the Cafe, Boultham Park, Rookery Lane Lincoln LN6 7PH
Bird Watching For All 03 March 2019 Sunday 3rd March 10.30am to 12.30pmJoin local RSPB members for a guided walk around Hartsholme Country Park and Swanholme Lakes Local Nature Reserve to discover the many species of birds which reside here throughout the year. The walk will last around 2 hours, taking a route along woodland paths, which in places are undulating and at times wet and muddy. This event is free of charge and all children must be accompanied by an adult. Suitable for all age groups. Meet at 10.30 am outside the Visitor Centre, Hartsholme Country Park, Skellingthorpe Road, Lincoln, LN6 0EY
Toddler Time 15 March 2019 Friday 15th March 10.00am to 11.00amJoin Park Rangers and dress to get messy for seasonal activities for the under 5’s!! There is a charge of £3.50 per child for this event. All children must be accompanied by an adult. This activity is aimed at children aged 1 to 5 years Meet at 10.00am outside the Visitor Centre, Hartsholme Country Park, Skellingthorpe Road, Lincoln, LN6 0EY
Willow Obelisk Workshop for Adults 17 March 2019 Sunday 17th March 1pm to 3.30pmJoin Park Rangers to make your very own garden obelisk out of willow for your climbing plants. This event is £20.00 per person and booking is essential. This activity is aimed at adults. Meet at 1pm inside the Visitor Centre, Hartsholme Country Park, Skellingthorpe Road, Lincoln, LN6 0EY
Great British Spring Clean24 March 2019 Sunday 24th March 10.00am to 12.00pmCome on down to Hartsholme Country Park to help us keep the park looking its best by taking part in Keep Britain Tidy's Spring Clean campaign. A Ranger will be on hand to provide everything you need to get stuck in! Suitable clothes and footwear are essential. Suitable for all age groups. Meet at 10.00 am outside the Visitor Centre, Hartsholme Country Park, Skellingthorpe Road, Lincoln, LN6 0EY
Discover the History of Hartsholme County Park 29 March 2019 Friday 29th March 11.00am to 1.00pm Join Park Rangers for a guided walk to discover the History of Hartsholme Country Park and celebrate Discover Lincolnshire weekend. This walk will take you back through time to when Hartsholme was a thriving estate to the present day country park. The walk is 3 miles long and will last around 2 hours, taking a route along woodland paths, which in places are undulating and at times wet and muddy. There is no charge this event and booking is essential. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Meet at 11.00am outside the Visitors Centre, Hartsholme Country Park, Skellingthorpe Road, Lincoln, LN6 0EY
Bird Watching For All 07 April 2019 Sunday 7th April 10.30am to 12.30pmJoin local RSPB members for a guided walk around Hartsholme Country Park and Swanholme Lakes Local Nature Reserve to discover the many species of birds which reside here throughout the year. The walk will last around 2 hours, taking a route along woodland paths, which in places are undulating and at times wet and muddy. This event is free of charge and all children must be accompanied by an adult. Suitable for all age groups. Meet at 10.30 am outside the Visitor Centre, Hartsholme Country Park, Skellingthorpe Road, Lincoln, LN6 0EY
Slime Workshop – Lincoln Arboretum09 April 2019 Tuesday 9th April 10am to 11.30amIt's slime time! Come and learn how to make slime with a few simple ingredients. Can you make it fluffy? Can you make it scrunchy? Can you make it look disgusting? There is a charge of £3.50 per child for this event and booking is essential. All children must be accompanied by an adult. This activity is aimed at children aged 4 to 13 years. Meet at 10.00am at the Café Lincoln Arboretum, Monks Road, Lincoln
Junk Boats CU 09 April 2019 Tuesday 9th April 1.00pm to 2.30pmJoin the Park Rangers and let your imagination run wild and create your very own Junk Boat from recycled materials, and we will see if you sail or sink! There is a charge of £3.50 per child for this event and booking is essential. All children must be accompanied by an adult. This activity is aimed at children aged 4 to 13 years. This is a Childrens University validated activity. Meet at 1.00pm at the Visitor Centre, Hartsholme Country Park, Skellingthorpe Road, Lincoln, LN6 0EY
Mosaic Making 11 April 2019 Thursday 11th April 10am to 11.30am Join Park Rangers to take part in making your very own mosaic tile to take home. There is a charge of £3.50 per child for this event and booking is essential. This activity is aimed at children aged between 4 and 13 years Meet at 10am at the Cafe, Boultham Park, Rookery Lane Lincoln LN6 7PH
Bottle Rockets CU 11 April 2019 Thursday 11th April 1.00pm to 2.30pmJoin the Park Rangers and discover the joys of flight by making your very own bottle rocket. This activity has lots going on, a satisfying 'whoosh', a high-speed departure and a good soaking if you are standing close!! There is a charge of £3.50 per child for this event and booking is essential. All children must be accompanied by an adult. This activity is aimed at children aged 4 to 13 years. This is a Childrens University validated activity. Meet at the Visitor Centre at 1pm, Hartsholme Country Park, Skellingthorpe Road, Lincoln, LN6 0EY
Dream Catchers - Lincoln Arboretum16 April 2019 Tuesday 16th April 10am to 11.30amJoin Rangers to try your hand at making your very own dream catcher. Let this little piece of Native American folklore trap all your bad dreams and let the good ones through! There is a charge of £3.50 per child for this event and booking is essential. Children must be accompanied by an adult. This activity is aimed at children aged 4 to 13 year. Meet at 10.00am at the Café Lincoln Arboretum, Monks Road, Lincoln
Easter Crafts 16 April 2019 Tuesday 16th April 1.00pm to 2.30pmGet creative and celebrate Easter with our craft workshop where you could make anything from and Easter Bonnet to an egg decoration to hang at home. There is a charge of £3.50 per child for this event and booking is essential. All children must be accompanied by an adult. This activity is aimed at children aged 4 to 13 years Meet at 1pm inside the Visitor Centre, Hartsholme Country Park, Skellingthorpe Road, Lincoln, LN6 0EY
Easter Crafts – Boultham Park18 April 2019 Thursday 18th April 10am to 11.30amGet creative and celebrate Easter with our craft workshop where you could make anything from and Easter Bonnet to an egg decoration to hang at home. There is a charge of £3.50 per child for this event and booking is essential. All children must be accompanied by an adult. This activity is aimed at children aged 4 to 13 years Meet at 1.00pm at the Cafe, Boultham Park, Rookery Lane Lincoln LN6 7PH
Weaving Workshop 18 April 2019 Thursday 18th April 1.00pm to 2.30pmUse a weaving board with Ribbon, braid or yard try your hand at designing and creating your own fantastic patterned wall hanging. There is a charge of £3.50 per child for this event and booking is essential. All children must be accompanied by an adult. This activity is aimed at children aged 4 to 13 years Meet at 1pm inside the Visitor Centre, Hartsholme Country Park, Skellingthorpe Road, Lincoln, LN6 0EY
Easter Egg-Citement CU19 April 2019 Friday 19th April to Monday 22nd April, between 12pm and 3pmJoin us for Easter fun at Hartsholme Country Park. Explore the park and find the hidden treasures left by the Easter bunny, which will lead you to a delicious Easter treat! There is a charge of £3.50 per child for this event and booking is essential. All children must be accompanied by an adult. This activity is aimed at children aged 4 to 13 years. This is a Childrens University validated activity. Get your Easter Egg hunt sheet anytime between 12.00pm and 3.00pm from the Visitor Centre, Hartsholme Country Park, Skellingthorpe Road, Lincoln, LN6 0EY
Toddler Time 26 April 2019 Friday 26th April 10.00am to 11.00amJoin Park Rangers and dress to get messy for seasonal activities for the under 5’s!! There is a charge of £3.50 per child for this event. All children must be accompanied by an adult. This activity is aimed at children aged 1 to 5 years Meet at 10.00am outside the Visitor Centre, Hartsholme Country Park, Skellingthorpe Road, Lincoln, LN6 0EY
Bird Watching For All 05 May 2019 Sunday 5th May 10.30am to 12.30pmJoin local RSPB members for a guided walk around Hartsholme Country Park and Swanholme Lakes Local Nature Reserve to discover the many species of birds which reside here throughout the year. The walk will last around 2 hours, taking a route along woodland paths, which in places are undulating and at times wet and muddy. This event is free of charge and all children must be accompanied by an adult. Suitable for all age groups. Meet at 10.30 am outside the Visitor Centre, Hartsholme Country Park, Skellingthorpe Road, Lincoln, LN6 0EY
Spring Fair 11 May 2019 Saturday 11th May 11am to 4pmCome along join us for the annual Spring Fair, where you will be able to treat yourself by browsing the local produce stalls and be entertained by the performances and fair ground rides!! The event is run by the Hartsholme Country Park Advisory Group. Some charges for activities may apply. Toilet and refreshment facilities are available and there is plenty of onsite parking. Suitable for all age groups. Various locations 11am to 4pm at Hartsholme Country Park, Skellingthorpe Road, Lincoln, LN6 0EY
Toddler Time 17 May 2019 Friday 17th May 10.00am to 11.00amJoin Park Rangers and dress to get messy for seasonal activities for the under 5’s!! There is a charge of £3.50 per child for this event. All children must be accompanied by an adult. This activity is aimed at children aged 1 to 5 years Meet at 10.00am outside the Visitor Centre, Hartsholme Country Park, Skellingthorpe Road, Lincoln, LN6 0EY
Walk In the Woods 24 May 2019 Friday 24th May 11am to 1pmJoin Park Rangers for the Tree Councils annual “Walk In The Woods” event by taking part in a guided walk to discover the trees of Hartsholme Country Park. Find out about some of the interesting trees that can be found, and learn the basics of tree identification. The walk is 3 miles long and will last around 2 hours, taking a route along woodland paths, which in places are undulating and at times wet and muddy. All children must be accompanied by an adult. There are toilets and refreshments at the Park. Meet at 11 am outside the Visitor
Junk Instruments - Lincoln Arboretum28 May 2019 Tuesday 28th May 10am to 11.30am Join in the fun of making your very own musical instrument out of junk or recycled items. There is a charge of £3.50 per child for this event and booking is essential. Children must be accompanied by an adult. This activity is aimed at children aged 4 to 13 year. Meet at 10.00am at the Café Lincoln Arboretum, Monks Road, Lincoln
Mosaic Making 28 May 2019 Tuesday 28th May 1.00pm to 2.30pmJoin Park Rangers to take part in making your very own mosaic tile to take home. There is a charge of £3.50 per child for this event and booking is essential. This activity is aimed at children aged between 4 and 13 years Meet at 1pm in the Visitor Centre, Hartsholme Country Park, Skellingthorpe Road, Lincoln, LN6 0EY
Dream Catchers - Boultham Park30 May 2019 Thursday 30th May 10am to 11.30amJoin Rangers to try your hand at making your very own dream catcher. Let this little piece of Native American folklore trap all your bad dreams and let the good ones through! There is a charge of £3.50 per child for this event and booking is essential. Children must be accompanied by an adult. This activity is aimed at children aged 4 to 13 year. Meet at 10am at the Cafe, Boultham Park, Rookery Lane Lincoln LN6 7PH
Kite Making 30 May 2019 Thursday 30th May 1.00pm to 2.30pm“With tuppence for paper and string you can have your own set of wings!!” Join us the Rangers and try your hand at making a kite and see if it flies!! Spend some time in the Visitor centre creating your very own flying masterpiece. There is a charge of £3.50 per child for this event and booking is essential. All children must be accompanied by an adult. All children must be accompanied by an adult. This activity is aimed at children aged 4 to 13 years Meet at 1pm inside the Visitor Centre, Hartsholme Country Park, Skellingthorpe Road, Lincoln, LN6 0EY
Bird Watching For All 02 June 2019 Sunday 2nd June 10.30am to 12.30pm Join local RSPB members for a guided walk around Hartsholme Country Park and Swanholme Lakes Local Nature Reserve to discover the many species of birds which reside here throughout the year. The walk will last around 2 hours, taking a route along woodland paths, which in places are undulating and at times wet and muddy. This event is free of charge and all children must be accompanied by an adult. Suitable for all age groups. Meet at 10.30 am outside the Visitor Centre, Hartsholme Country Park, Skellingthorpe Road, Lincoln, LN6 0EY
Toddler Time 21 June 2019 Friday 21st June 10.00am to 11.00amJoin Park Rangers and dress to get messy for seasonal activities for the under 5’s!! There is a charge of £3.50 per child for this event. All children must be accompanied by an adult. This activity is aimed at children aged 1 to 5 years Meet at 10.00am outside the Visitor Centre, Hartsholme Country Park, Skellingthorpe Road, Lincoln, LN6 0EY
Bird Watching For All 07 July 2019 Sunday 7th July 10.30am to 12.30pmJoin local RSPB members for a guided walk around Hartsholme Country Park and Swanholme Lakes Local Nature Reserve to discover the many species of birds which reside here throughout the year. The walk will last around 2 hours, taking a route along woodland paths, which in places are undulating and at times wet and muddy. This event is free of charge and all children must be accompanied by an adult. Suitable for all age groups. Meet at 10.30 am outside the Visitor Centre, Hartsholme Country Park, Skellingthorpe Road, Lincoln, LN6 0EY
Toddler Time 19 July 2019 Friday 19th July 10.00am to 11.00am Join Park Rangers and dress to get messy for seasonal activities for the under 5’s!! There is a charge of £3.50 per child for this event. All children must be accompanied by an adult. This activity is aimed at children aged 1 to 5 years. Meet at 10.00am outside the Visitor Centre, Hartsholme Country Park, Skellingthorpe Road, Lincoln, LN6 0EY
Junk Animals - Lincoln Arboretum23 July 2019 Tuesday 23rd July 10am to 11.30amJoin the Park Rangers and let your imagination run wild and create your very own junk animals from recycled materials. There is a charge of £3.50 per child for this event and booking is essential. All children must be accompanied by an adult. There are toilets and refreshments at the Park. Meet at 10.00am at the Café Lincoln Arboretum, Monks Road, Lincoln
Bottle Rockets CU 23 July 2019 Tuesday 23rd July 1.00pm to 2.30pmJoin the Park Rangers and discover the joys of flight by making your very own bottle rocket. This activity has lots going on, a satisfying 'whoosh', a high-speed departure and a good soaking if you are standing close!! There is a charge of £3.50 per child for this event and booking is essential. All children must be accompanied by an adult. This activity is aimed at children aged 4 to 13 years. This is a Childrens University validated activity. Meet at the Visitor Centre at 1pm, Hartsholme Country Park, Skellingthorpe Road, Lincoln, LN6 0EY
Kite Making - Boultham Park25 July 2019 Thursday 25th July 10am to 11.30am“With tuppence for paper and string you can have your own set of wings!!” Join us the Rangers and try your hand at making a kite and see if it flies!! Spend some time in the Visitor centre creating your very own flying masterpiece. There is a charge of £3.50 per child for this event and booking is essential. All children must be accompanied by an adult. All children must be accompanied by an adult. This activity is aimed at children aged 4 to 13 years Meet at 10am at the Cafe, Boultham Park, Rookery Lane Lincoln LN6 7PH
Slime Workshop 25 July 2019 Thursday 25th July 1.00pm to 2.30pmIt's slime time! Come and learn how to make slime with a few simple ingredients. Can you make it fluffy? Can you make it scrunchy? Can you make it look disgusting? There is a charge of £3.50 per child for this event and booking is essential. All children must be accompanied by an adult. This activity is aimed at children aged 4 to 13 years. Meet at the Visitor Centre at 1pm, Hartsholme Country Park, Skellingthorpe Road, Lincoln, LN6 0EY
Den Building CU 30 July 2019 Tuesday 30th July 10.30am to 12.30pm and 1.30am to 3.30pmWho lives in a house like this? Join the Park Rangers to build a shelter that could protect you from the wind and rain, using fallen timber and tarpaulins. The activity will be in the woods so suitable clothing and sensible shoes should be worn. There is a charge of £3.50 per child for this event and booking is essential. All children must be accompanied by an adult. This activity is aimed at children aged 4 to 13 years. This is a Childrens University validated activity. Meet at 10.30am and 1.30pm inside the Visitor Centre, Hartsholme Country Park, Skellingthorpe Road, Lincoln, LN6 0EY
Bottle Rockets CU 01 August 2019 Thursday 1st August 10.00am to 11.30amJoin the Park Rangers and discover the joys of flight by making your very own bottle rocket. This activity has lots going on, a satisfying 'whoosh', a high-speed departure and a good soaking if you are standing close!! There is a charge of £3.50 per child for this event and booking is essential. All children must be accompanied by an adult. This activity is aimed at children aged 4 to 13 years. This is a Childrens University validated activity. Meet at 10am at the Cafe, Boultham Park, Rookery Lane Lincoln LN6 7PH
Bug Hunt CU01 August 2019 Thursday 1st August 1.00pm to 2.30pmCome along and see what’s bugging us at Hartsholme Country Park. Join the Park Rangers to get up close and personal with some seriously creepy creatures! Search the meadow, look under logs and peer at trees to find the mini beasts that make the Park their home. There is a charge of £3.50 per child for this event and booking is essential. All children must be accompanied by an adult. This activity is aimed at children aged 4 to 13 years. This is a Childrens University validated activity. Meet at 1pm the Visitor Centre, Hartsholme Country Park, Skellingthorpe Road, Lincoln, LN6 0EY
Bird Watching For All 04 August 2019 Sunday 4th August 10.30am to 12.30pmJoin local RSPB members for a guided walk around Hartsholme Country Park and Swanholme Lakes Local Nature Reserve to discover the many species of birds which reside here throughout the year. The walk will last around 2 hours, taking a route along woodland paths, which in places are undulating and at times wet and muddy. This event is free of charge and all children must be accompanied by an adult. Suitable for all age groups. Meet at 10.30 am outside the Visitor Centre, Hartsholme Country Park, Skellingthorpe Road, Lincoln, LN6 0EY
Treasure Hunt 06 August 2019 Tuesday 6th August 12pm to 3pm Ahoy me hearties, join us to explore Hartsholme Country Park by taking part in a special pirate themed treasure hunt. Solve the puzzles and complete the challenges to finally find your treasure chest! There is a charge of £3.50 per child for this event and booking is essential. All children must be accompanied by an adult. There are toilets and refreshments at the Park. Get your Treasure Hunt sheet anytime between 12.00pm and 3.00pm from the Visitor Centre, Hartsholme Country Park, Skellingthorpe Road, Lincoln, LN6 0EY
Den Building CU 08 August 2019 Thursday 8th August 10am to 11.30pmWho lives in a house like this? Join the Park Rangers to build a shelter that could protect you from the wind and rain, using fallen timber and tarpaulins. The activity will be in the woods so suitable clothing and sensible shoes should be worn. There is a charge of £3.50 per child for this event and booking is essential. All children must be accompanied by an adult. This activity is aimed at children aged 4 to 13 years. This is a Childrens University validated activity. Meet at 10am at the Cafe, Boultham Park, Rookery Lane Lincoln LN6 7PH

For further details call Park Rangers at Hartsholme Country Park on 01522 873735 or email hartsholmecp@lincoln.gov.uk.

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