Days Out

Coffee, cake and charity at Macmillan’s Biggest Coffee Morning 2017

The only thing finer than coffee and cake is coffee and cake for a good cause. So choose your venue for the Macmillan Big Coffee Morning on Friday, September 29. Across the district, cafes, libraries and community hubs are hosting coffee morning in aid of Macmillan Cancer Research. Pick your place and turn up for good food, a cup of ...

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Donington parade to remember the fallen

A parade to remember the 1st Parachute Squadron Royal Engineers takes place in Donington on Sunday. The 1st Parachute Squadron Royal Engineers were billeted in Donington for nine months before departing for The Battle of Arnhem, known as Operation Market Garden and made famous by the film A Bridge Too Far. The parade will set off from the Market Place ...

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Motorcycle training at Cadwell Park for safer winter riding

Lincolnshire Road Safety Partnership is hosting its Performance Plus motorcycle day, a fun get-together for riders with a serious side focused on riding skills and learning road safety awareness. The Performance Plus day takes place at Cadwell Park on Tuesday, September 19. “We get 80 riders out on the track and show them how to handle motorbikes in low speed ...

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Places of worship open in festival of exploration

Places of worship have long been a landmark in the South Holland area. Countryside churches are visible right across the flat landscape and many of them are hidden treasures waiting to be explored. A two-day festival next month will help visitors explore some of these special places. The first Holland Places of Worship Festival will be held on Saturday, September ...

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Celebs score slots on charity football team

Famous faces from the likes of The X-Factor, Liverpool Football Club, Emmerdale and I’m A Celebrity will form an all-star football team in Holbeach Bank this Saturday (August 12). The Charity Football Tournament Family Fun Day will be held at Holbeach Bank Football Club. Local team Growers United will be led by Liverpool FC legend Alan Kennedy. The opposing team ...

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Getting South Holland walking for health

A scheme aimed at getting more people in South Holland walking has celebrated its tenth anniversary. The Walking for Health initiative held a special event at the South Holland Centre which was attended by 130 walk leaders and volunteers. New members are always welcome to join the club which has eight walking clubs across the district offering 13 walks. A ...

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Wartime aircraft to fly over Ayscoughfee 1940s event

The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight will once again fly over Spalding this weekend. Spectacular flypasts of iconic World War Two aircraft will thrill people of all ages this Saturday and Sunday. The era of the war years, big bands and ration books will be vividly brought back to life at Ayscoughfee Hall Museum and Gardens. The historic Spalding venue ...

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Delve into Victorian lives at Holbeach open day

A chance to discover the occupations of Victorians buried in a Holbeach cemetery and see inside its Grade II listed chapels is on offer on Saturday.(April 22) The open day is the latest event in a diary of activities being supported by a £49,000 Heritage Lottery Fund award. Gill Graper, a trustee of Holbeach Cemeteries Chapel Trust, said: “There aren’t many ...

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New £200,000 high ropes course at Weston ready to launch

South Holland’s first high ropes course is due to open this month following a £200,000 investment and five-month project. It’s the latest attraction at Weston’s Fun Farm – originally a farm diversification project into soft play, which later expanded to include Laser Storm laser tag game. Owner Albert Slator said: “We wanted to do something different. From Easter through to ...

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Iconic pilot is returning to Ayscoughfee

A pilot who has flown the iconic Lancaster aircraft across the globe is coming back to Ayscoughfee Hall to talk on his fascinating career.   Mike Chatterton, who taxies the Lancaster “Just Jane” at the Lincolnshire Heritage Aviation Centre will be visiting the historic venue on Saturday, November 19, from 2pm.   The talk follows a previous visit from Mr ...

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Fun for all the family

This Sunday sees a family fun day at Woodlands Farm, Kirton. The event runs from noon to 4.30pm. The gates open at noon for picnics (take your own food and drink) and there is a walking tour of the farm between 1.30pm and 2.30pm. Holbeach Town Band will play a Last Night of the Proms concert at 3pm. Refreshments will ...

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Romany museum gives a glimpse of gypsy life

You don’t need to go far to find a fun, interesting and educational way to spend a few hours this Easter holidays. The Gordon Boswell Romany Museum is a gem hidden right here in South Holland – introducing visitors to a glimpse of a bygone age and the Romany lifestyle and traditions. At the museum you can see a collection ...

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Step back to wartime at Rauceby weekend

Looking for somewhere to go this upcoming Bank Holiday weekend? Then look no further. The seventh Rauceby War Weekend takes place on August 29, 30 and 31, giving visitors the chance to step back in time. Over the weekend there will be fashion shows, hair demonstrations, dancing lessons with Air Raid Jive, living history displays, re-enactors, a large selection of ...

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Tasty food and drink event in Spalding this weekend

The Spalding Festival of Food and Drink is ready to welcome visitors this weekend (August 29 and 30). Spalding and District Area Chamber of Commerce is keen to promote the “culinary delights” of the district and is staging the festival weekend on Saturday and Sundayat South Holland District Council offices in Priory Road, Spalding. Trade exhibitors will be showcasing their ...

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Take a walk on the wild side

This summer holiday, get your family out into the countryside with fun events at RSPB Frampton Marsh. Right through the school break, you can take part in special activities designed to get kids closer to nature. Running every day, put your brain to the test with a “fabulous” treasure hunt. Pick up your entry sheet from the visitor centre before ...

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Sample quality food and drink at festival

The second annual Holbeach Food Festival takes place on Saturday and there will be loads to see and do. The event will be held at the William Stukeley Primary School, off Spalding Road, from 10am to 4pm. Admission is free and there will be plenty of chances to sample some quality food and drink. The day is organised by Coun ...

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Spalding Gentlemen’s Society looking to move from Broad Street base

The esteemed Spalding Gentlemen’s Society museum is likely to move – but not anytime soon. The Broad Street premises – which was purpose-built in 1910 – is in a poor state, is too small and has limited disabled access. Chairman Nick Casswell said the society is looking into alternative premises but it would need a lot of grant support. He ...

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Cabbage hurling and more at Holbeach Town and Country Fayre

Holbeach Town and Country Fayre takes place next weekend and one of the main attractions is the unique cabbage hurling competition. This annual event is a coming together of the country summer show and a classic car and vehicle show. The event is on Saturday and Sunday, June 20 and 21, from 10am to 5pm each day and takes place ...

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Enjoy fun at the farm

Open Farm Sunday Worths Farms, Fleet Estate Office, Holbeach Hurn Sunday, 11am-4pm On Sunday, hundreds of farms across the country, including Worths at Holbeach Hurn, will be opening their gates to welcome the public for Open Farm Sunday. This annual event organised by LEAF (Linking Environment And Farming), offers a great way for people to find out more about where ...

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FEATURE: Summer of fun at mill

Moulton Mill, the tallest windmill in the country, has recently celebrated ten years as a tourist attraction. To mark the occasion and all the hard work which has gone in over the years to restore the mill to its working glory, an open day was held to give visitors the chance to look around one of the area’s “hidden gems”. ...

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