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Connexions Community Hub

9th April 2019
Connexions Community Hub

New projects at Connexions Community Hub in Gainsborough are the Youth Committee and the Make a Difference project. read more

Cyclists tackle 12 hour bike ride fundraiser for mental health charity

9th April 2019
Everyone Active

A team of seven cyclists put stamina front of mind recently when they pedaled for 12 hours to raise essential funds for a mental health charity. Staff and members at West Lindsey Leisure Centre, which is run by Everyone Active in partnership with West Lindsey District Council, cycled for 12 hours straight on Thursday 7th February, raising £272.00 for mental health charity, Mind. read more

Beckingham Gardeners’ Club

8th April 2019
Beckingham Gardeners’ Club

On Monday 18th February, members of Beckingham Gardeners’ Club and their visitors listened to Pam Tatum tell them why and how, she is transforming an old moat and pasture area, at her home in Harpswell, into a meadow and moat, full of flowers and interesting plants. read more

Easter Fun Days Out in Gainsborough

7th April 2019

Trinity Arts Centre
Gainsborough DN21 2AL
01427 676655 or

Film: Mary Poppins Returns (PG)
Monday 8th April, 1.00pm and Tuesday 9th April, 4.30pm
Let’s go fly a kite again with Disney’s return to Mary Poppins, complete with some members of the 1964 original and the best that modern computer graphics can offer. A terrific fantasy for all and a truly escapist treat.
Tickets: £6.00, £5.00 for concessions, family of four £20.00

Film: The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part (PG)
Monday 8th April, 4.30pm and Tuesday 9th April, 8.00pm
It’s been five years since everything was awesome but the citizens of Lego city are facing a huge new threat: LEGO DUPLO invaders from outer space who demolish everything faster than the locals can rebuild.
Tickets: £6.00, £5.00 for concessions, family of four £20.00

Film: How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (PG)
Monday 8th April, 8.00pm, Tuesday 16th April, 1.00pm and Wednesday 17th April, 1.00pm and 4.30pm
The third instalment of the How To… series, sees young Hiccup fulfilling his dream of creating a peaceful dragon utopia until an unruly dragon emerges that tests Hiccup’s reign as village chief. Colourful, comic, and hugely exciting.
Tickets: £6.00, £5.00 for concessions, family of four £20.00

The Little Mermaid
Wednesday 10th April, 1.00pm and 5.00pm
A shrimply fabulous, feel good, out of this world family musical as the story of the Little Mermaid is re-told. Join the Little Mermaid on this underwater adventure, to help her find her feet with the help of her friend, Crab-Stick. And under the guidance of her father, ruler of the sea, and to make sure the evil Ursula doesn’t steal her voice. With glittering sets, sparkling costumes and a laugh a minute script, you’ve really got to sea it to believe it.
Tickets: £14.00, £12.00 for concessions, family of four £47.00

Alice in Wonderland
Monday 15th April, 3.00pm and 6.00pm
Join Alice down the rabbit hole in her magical adventures through Wonderland in this brand-new staging of Lewis Carroll’s family favourite ‘Alice In Wonderland’. This exciting and playful take on the tale features a professional cast of energetic performers, catchy new songs and lots of humour that will entertain and delight the whole family!
Tickets: £14.00, £12.00 for concessions, family of four £47.00

Gainsborough Model Railway
Florence Terrace, DN21 1BE

Open Day
Saturday 20th April, 1.30pm – 5.30pm, Sunday 21st April, 1.30pm – 5.30pm and Monday 22nd April 10.30am – 5.30pm
See one of the largest model railways in ‘O’ gauge, depicting The East Coast Main Line from Kings Cross to Leeds Central. The building of the present railway commenced in 1953 and covers 2,500 square feet, has over 1,200 feet of main line track and needs ten operators.
Adults £4.00, children and seniors £3.00, family ticket £10.00

Gainsborough Old Hall
Parnell Street DN21 2NB
or 01427 677348

Mutinies, Mermaids and Muskets
Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th April, 11.00am – 4.30pm
Meet Simpkin, a Tudor Privateer and Explorer, who served with Captain Drake during his circumnavigation of the world. Simpkin has many tales to tell; of the hardship of life on board ship, of visiting far off lands, of involvement with the slave trade, and of battling against the Spanish as, it should be remembered, one man’s ‘Privateer’ is another man’s ‘Pirate’! Visit the Toilers of the Deep exhibition, take part in the Maritime trail and make your own clay ships lantern to take home.
Usual admission fees apply plus an additional £2.00 for the clay craft activity

Lincolnshire Showground
Grange-de-Lings, Lincoln, LN2 2NA
01522 522900 or

Countryside Lincs 2019
Sunday 14th April, 10.00am – 4.00pm
Visit the Showground for a fun-filled, interactive day out all about food, farming and the countryside. Explore eight different zones and meet farmyard animals, learn how to make some of your favourite local foods, get hands-on with crafts and even have a ride in our tractor and trailer. Visit the farmer’s market, grab a bite to eat from one our delicious exhibitors and sit down to enjoy an exciting line-up of entertainment in our Countryside Ring. New for this year, local chefs will be putting on interactive children’s cookery demonstrations in our food zone. Plus, dozens of other activities to get involved in!
Parking is free and advanced tickets cost £7.00 for adults, £4.00 for children (under-fives free) and a family ticket is £18.00

Lincoln Castle
Castle Square, Lincoln LN1 3AA

Alice in Wonderland Easter Quest
Saturday 6th to Monday 22nd April, 10.30am – 5.00pm
Follow the white rabbit and seek out the clues to solve the Mad Hatter’s riddle and claim your chocolate reward. Be sure to open your chocolate bar with care as hidden inside three of the bars are three golden tickets! Each golden ticket holds a very special surprise — will you be one of the lucky winners?
Normal admission applies for the castle attractions

Tea and Hats
Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th April, 10.30am – 4.30pm
Step into the prison to meet the Victorian duo. Inspired by Lewis Carroll’s classic story, Alice in Wonderland, the Victorian lady is here to instruct you on how you should have been taking tea in Victorian times. Learn how the Mad Hatter should have welcomed his guest and discover the etiquette that would have been displayed.
Normal admission applies for the castle attractions

We’re All Mad Here!
Friday 12th April, 4.30pm and 6.00pm
Join the Mad Hatter and the Queen of Hearts for an entertaining performance followed by a Royal invite to join them for tea.
£15.00 per person

Flamingo Croquet
Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th April, 10.30am – 4.30pm
Equipped with flamingos and hedgehogs, The Mad Hatter and The Queen of Hearts challenge you to a game of croquet. But be warned! The Queen of Hearts is a terrible cheat and doesn’t like losing. You will need to keep your wits about you!
Normal admission applies for the castle attractions

Easter Weekend
Friday 19th to Monday 22nd April, 10.30am – 4.30pm
As a special treat this weekend, in the castle grounds you will be joined by Mister ‘Posh’ Peter Cooper, the celebrated human torch! You can also complete the Easter quest and meet the Victorian duo.
Normal admission applies for the castle attractions

Bransby Horses
Cowdale Lane, Bransby, Lincoln LN1 2PH

Easter Egg Hunt
Friday 5th to Tuesday 23rd April, 10.00am – 3.00pm
Take part in a fun Easter Egg Hunt. Collect the clues to reveal a jumbled Easter word and receive a prize at the end.

Easter Fun Day
Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th April, 12.00pm – 4.00pm
‘Outta the Ordinary Animals’ will be there for an animal meet and greet. There will also be Easter activities to take part in such as the Easter egg hunt and egg decorating as well as glitter tattoos, a bouncy castle and competitions to enter!

Adoption Tour
Tuesday 9th April, 11.30am – 12.30pm
A tour around the Visitor Centre Yard and meet some of your favourite Adoption Stars.

Meet the Miniature Shetland Ponies
Thursday 11th April, 11.30am – 12.30pm
Meet some of smallest residents at Bransby Horses, the Miniature Shetlands! Learn more about their care and how to care for them.

Donkey Pat and Chat
Monday 15th April, 11.30am – 12.00pm
Welfare staff will be on hand to answer any questions you have and you can meet the donkeys.

Pony Grooming
Wednesday 17th April, 11.30am – 12.15pm
Get hands on with one of the special rescue ponies and learn how to look after their skin and coats!
£1.50 for a five-minute session

Book launch by local author

6th April 2019
Community Focus

Gillian Poucher will be launching her debut novel, After the Funeral, at Gainsborough United Reformed Church on Saturday 13th April at 10.30am. The book signing will be accompanied by a question and answer session. Tea/coffee will be available. read more

Lincolnshire Family History Society

5th April 2019
Lincolnshire Family History Society

The Lincoln branch of Lincolnshire Family History Society’s meeting is on Saturday 13th April at Bracebridge Heath Village Hall, Red Hall Lane, Bracebridge Heath LN4 2LB, from 1.45pm to 4.00pm. The guest speaker is Ben Stock, presenting ‘Unpacking a Merchant Seaman’. Ben has done extensive research into men who served in the Merchant Navy and this presentation delves into their lives and history. read more

Volunteer with literacy volunteers

4th April 2019
Literacy Volunteers

Could you be a literacy volunteer? This is a great opportunity to help improve a child’s literacy and communication.
The charity ‘Literacy Volunteers’ is seeking individuals to help in primary schools particularly in the East Markham and Walkeringham areas, but also across North Nottinghamshire. read more

Morton Village Hall

4th April 2019
Morton Village Hall

Morton Village Hall are organising another Quiz Night on Saturday 13th April, starting at 7.30pm. It’s £6.00 per person, which includes pie, peas and chips, but remember to bring your own liquid refreshments. Teams of four, so to book your table please call 01427 613998 as soon as possible. read more

Lincs and Notts Air Ambulance celebrates 25th anniversary year

3rd April 2019
Community Focus

Thanks to the passion and loyalty of everyone involved with the Lincs and Notts Air Ambulance — from staff, fundraisers, volunteers and of course the aircrew and clinical team — the charity is now celebrating its 25th year in service. 2019 is shaping up to be a big year for the Lincs and Notts Air Ambulance, as the charity marks its 25th anniversary in May. read more

Gainsborough Lions Club

3rd April 2019
Gainsborough Lions Club

Gainsborough Lions have been very active since Christmas with various fundraising activities and supporting groups in the area. The club would like to say a big thank you to Morrisons for allowing them to collect in their Gainsborough store over two days, during which time they raised £1072.50 on behalf of Marie Curie. read more