Discover Gainsborough and the surrounding area with great things to see and do this half term!
Discover the great outdoors with an abundance of walks and trails or explore fascinating history in the area. There’s also some great family attractions that make a great day out.
Celebrate Her Majesty The Queen’s 70 years of service – the first British Monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee!
Here’s what’s taking place in Gainsborough over the extended bank holiday weekend.
Gainsborough churches will take part in the West Lindsey Churches Festival after 2 year wait!
The West Lindsey Churches Festival launched last weekend with churches from across the area opening up their doors after a long 2 year wait. Many offered fantastic events, tasty treats and exciting opportunities to see some extraordinary buildings, some of which aren’t open all year round.
This weekend, visitors and residents will get the chance to explore some of Gainsborough’s churches as the festival kicks off for its second weekend.
Festival fun this May in Gainsborough!
Laybo’s Fest is a festival celebrating the life of local lad Leighton Hall. The festival is family focussed with attractions, rides, stalls and amazing raffles in addition to live music acts, all aimed at raising funds to support local mental health charities.
Gainsborough residents and visitors are invited to take part in an exciting new treasure hunt activity, launching this weekend.
The treasure hunt will see participants follow clues along a route from Marshall’s Yard down to the Riverside pathway, along the way using the answers written down to decode the whereabouts of the hidden treasure.
For all those who manage to locate the hidden treasure, they will be able to claim a small instant child-friendly prize, as well as enter a monthly draw for a £30 High Street voucher.
Over 90 historic churches, located across the stunning landscape of West Lindsey, Lincolnshire, are waiting to welcome visitors over two weekends: 7/8th and 14/15th May.
The message is clear: welcome back to this year’s Churches Festival, and what a glorious celebration is on offer as the people who care for these churches come together after two years of absence due to the pandemic.
The year 2022 sees the Queen’s platinum anniversary and in celebration, four churches in week one are holding exhibitions in honour of this wonderful achievement. Holy Trinity, Swallow will include personal reminiscences and souvenirs of the Queen’s seventy years reign and at St John’s, Southrey, which was built by the villagers during Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee year, a celebration of Queen Elizabeth’s Platinum Jubilee with a red, white and blue themed flower display. At Middle Rasen, the theme of St Peter & St Paul’s is ‘The Queen – Service before Self’ and Nettleton St John the Baptist have chosen ‘Anniversaries’ as the theme with flowers and exhibits on view.
For the second year running, Lucas Artiss from Gainsborough in Lincolnshire is putting on his pedometer and trainers to march a million steps, raising vital funds for the national charity supporting the wellbeing of the UK’s ambulance staff.
Half term is here! Get out and about and explore Gainsborough and the surrounding area with great things to see and do.
Delve in to history or find great activities to keep your little ones entertained this February half term. Here’s just a few ideas to get you started.
The traces left by the people known as the Pilgrims in Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire and South Yorkshire are fleeting but often intriguing.
Many people have heard of the Mayflower and her voyage four hundred years ago, but fewer know about the places they came from and travelled through on their many journeys before they ever set foot upon that ship.
A new book produced as part of West Lindsey District Council’s Mayflower 400 programme for the 2020 anniversary, with funding from Arts Council England, is now available to buy.
It explores many of the places connected to the Pilgrims’ story in the Midlands, alongside a short history of their lives from England through to Holland and then on to America in 1620.