Children

Roarsome fun at South Holland Centre this Easter

Who’s at the door? It’s only the West End stage adaptation of Judith Kerr’s beloved story The Tiger Who Came to Tea. And it’s heading to The South Holland Centre for a feast during the school Easter holidays. A spokesman for the South Holland Centre said: “The doorbell rings just as Sophie and her mummy are sitting down to tea. ...

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Step into Spalding with free fun day

A free day of fun-filled activities is being promised for later this month including a petting farm, virtual reality experiences, vintage rides and live entertainment. South Holland District Council will be encouraging families to Spring into Spalding on Saturday, March 26.The event, which will run from 10am until 2pm, will have activities for all ages, running alongside the usual traders ...

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Act now and join

A South Holland theatre group is on the lookout for its latest new stars. Act II Theatre Company put on a host of events throughout the year and are this Saturday (January 29) holding an open day as they look to attract yet more talent. The group’s Karl Gernert said: “As we start to emerge from the pandemic, South Holland’s ...

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‘See It Safely’ at the South Holland Centre

Spalding’s South Holland Centre has been granted the ‘See It Safely’ mark to guarantee attendees it’s following all Covid-19 guidelines and keeping them safe. The Market Place is currently showing the pantomime Dick Whittington until December 30. A spokesman for the centre operated by South Holland District Council, said: ”We have been granted the use of Society Of London Theatre ...

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Santa Clause is coming to town – here’s when

Spalding Lions, South Holland Rotary Club and Spalding Fire Crews will be out and about with their Santa sleighs again this year, raising money for local good causes. Here’s where and when you can see Santa. Spalding Lions will be taking him around local villages with visits starting at 5.30pm unless otherwise stated. Wednesday, December 1: Pinchbeck – Brayfields, St ...

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Free art boxes to be given out as part of project

South Holland artists of any age and ability are being invited to get involved with an art project next week and upload their work to an online gallery. Professional artist Chris Lewis-Jones has teamed up with local group Transported Art and will be touring South Lincolnshire next week to deliver and hand out free packs of art equipment for people ...

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Tilly Morris is after your votes

A Crowland one-year-old is up for an award. Tilly Morris Rose has been entered into Babyvote – a “cutest baby competition” – by parents Molly and Dale Rose. The baby voted the cutest by visitors to the website www.babyvote.com will take home a cash prize. Dale said: “We are building her a scrapbook for when she gets older with things ...

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Rush to new Cowbit ropes attraction

Cowbit has an exciting new play area after roping in a £20,000 donation from a house builder. The new Rope Rush was officially opened by parish councillors on Tuesday, February 19. The village’s Parish Council says it was disappointed to be denied the chance to fund the equipment from Section 106 money. But Ashwood Homes, which is building near the ...

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Helping young people reach new heights in Holbeach

Youngsters are missing out on a host of activities on their doorstep, the commanding officer of an air cadet squadron that’s been going since 1947 has said. The 2430 (Holbeach) Squadron’s commanding officer flight lieutenant Keith Bates (59) has been involved with the air cadets since he was 13-years-old and he’s disappointed so many people are missing out on what ...

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Get diggy with it at Ayscoughfee archeology festival

Grab a trowel, the second annual Festival of Archaeology takes place this weekend at Ayscoughfee Gardens in Spalding. On Saturday and Sunday (July 28/29), visitors can dig deep into dirt pits to unearth fossils and get hands-on with a host of activities and crafts, as well as talks, walks and demonstrations. The first festival weekend last year was a success ...

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Activate your summer holiday fun in South Holland

There is no reason for youngsters to get bored during the school holidays. South Holland District Council has arranged a series of free family days through the Activate! programme. Starting on August 1 in Holbeach, the days are designed to give young people and their families the chance to try new sports and arts activities within their community. Activities include ...

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Springfields Adventure Land to open with a weekend of family fun

The long-awaited new funpark at Springfields Outlet will open at the end of June. On Saturday, June 30, Springfields Outlet will open its highly anticipated new leisure destination, Adventure Land. To celebrate, there will be a full programme of family-friendly activities and entertainment across the whole weekend. At 11am on Saturday, Coronation Street actress Samia Longchambon, aka Samia Ghadie (Maria ...

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Get Jedi skills at Star Wars evening in Long Sutton

This Friday, you don’t have to travel to a galaxy far, far away to learn the ways of the Jedi – you can learn lightsaber tricks and more at Peele Leisure Centre in Long Sutton. The latest Star Wars film, Solo: A Star Wars Story, opens on Friday, the same day as the special Star Wars event in Long Sutton ...

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Half term activities at South Holland Centre

Next week is half term and the South Holland Centre has a packed family friendly programme, with a sing-a-long, an art event and films. Get your voices warmed up and come and sing your heart out at Sing-a-long-a Beauty and the Beast on Tuesday, May 29 at 7pm. Enjoy a full length screening of Disney’s iconic fairy tale starring Emma ...

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South Holland Centre’s Easter fun schedule

Easter holidays are here and the South Holland Centre has a packed schedule of entertainment across the whole two weeks. Entertainment on offer includes films and a show. First up is Early Man, starting today (March 28) and running until April 5. Early Man is the latest film from Bristol-based studio Aardman Animations, best known for their lovable creations, Wallace ...

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Spalding based Youth theatre group Act II open day

All young people can benefit from acting, says the leader of Spalding show group Act II. On Saturday, January 27, Act II Theatre Company will welcome youngsters and their families or carers to the Clay Lake studio for a chance to see what goes on at the company that puts on scores of performances a year. “Act II is not ...

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Young creatives in South Holland get chance to shine with mini-festival

Youngsters who want to get into the arts have the chance to plan, organise, perform at or run a mini-festival at the South Holland Centre. South Holland Centre’s Youth Takeover Team and Lincolnshire One Venues network host the Emerge project that aims to give young people a start in the arts. The scheme will also offer an arts award. “There ...

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Smashing pumpkin parade autumn fun in Spalding

The Pumpkin Parade returns this Friday, October 13, with fun for all the family. The annual South Holland District Council Pumpkin Parade celebrates everything autumnal with parades and games. This Friday evening, families in fancy dress will parade through Spalding in a celebration of the fun side of the season. Festivities begins at 11am and run all day to 8pm. ...

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Songwriting course for young musicians in Holbeach

A free course in Holbeach will give creative youngsters the chance to write, craft and record an original song before making a music video ready for YouTube. George Barnett from Spalding indie-pop duo Alfie Jack – who gig nationally and have appeared on the BBC – runs the six-week course at Holbeach Hub. Alfie Jack have released two EPs and ...

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Young creatives get chance to run a new arts festival in Spalding

Youngsters who want to get into the arts have the chance to plan, organise, perform at or run a mini-festival at the South Holland Centre. South Holland Centre’s Youth Takeover Team and Lincolnshire One Venues network host the Emerge project that aims to give young people a start in the arts. The scheme will also offer an arts award. “There ...

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