Half term at Lincoln Cathedral

It’s ‘monster madness’ this October half term at Lincoln Cathedral!

From Monday 23 to Sunday 29 October 2023 we’ve got loads of great activities, exhibitions and shows for all the family to enjoy. Take a look below to find out more…

Monday 23 October – Friday 27 October 10am-3.30pm
There’s monster fun in the Learning Centre too! Don’t miss our free dragon and monster-themed crafts
  • Help to complete Marty the giant monster 3D collage
  • Create concertina dragons
  • Make marvellous monster masks
  • Design your very own monster badges
Wednesday 25 October

Meet the Teach Rex Dragons

Meet the dragons in the Chapter House, as Teach Rex introduce children to a unique and innovative approach to storytelling in which the team will bring a mythical story to life in front of the children’s eyes. Booking is recommended for this popular event. Find out more by following the link below.

Book your tickets for Teach Rex
Friday 27 October

Rhubarb Theatre

Join us as we explore theatre and stories all about monsters and dragons. Young children will love playing the parts, making the sounds and using props and costumes with the much-loved ‘The Gruffalo’ story by Julia Donaldson and the very funny ‘The Kiss that Missed’ by David Melling.

Rhubarb theatre are a Lincolnshire-based theatre company bringing entertainment to audiences all over the country.

Find out more and book your tickets
Friday 27 – Sunday 29 October
Take a gallop around the Green!

There’ll be a traditional Victorian carousel on the Lower Dean’s Green, so while you’re enjoying some time in the Bailgate and Cathedral Quarter, pop along for a ride and perhaps a warming drink in the Cathedral Café.

Tuesday  10 October to Tuesday 7 November
Exhibition: The English Cathedral

Celebrating the beauty of these historic and iconic buildings, this collaborative exhibition between the Peter Marlow Foundation and Magnum Photos is coming to Lincoln Cathedral. The photogrpahic exhibition will be in the South Transept and is included in the admission price.

In 2008, Photographer Peter Marlow was commissioned by Royal Mail to photograph 6 Anglican Churches to mark the 300th anniversary of St Paul’s Cathedral that were then reproduced as a collection of commemorative stamps. Inspired by the sheer beauty of the cathedrals, Marlow was inspired to photograph all of the Anglican Churches across the country which were then featured in a book titled ‘The English Cathedral’. This touring exhibition was initially begun by Peter prior to his passing and was temporarily paused last year. After an acquisition from the Victoria and Albert museum, the newly established Foundation is are now re-awakening Marlow’s work and are touring these photographs across the country – 42 different photographs to represent the 42 Cathedrals of England.

Read more about ‘The English Cathedral’ and Marlow’s process
Frequency Festival

Frequency Festival is returning to Lincoln on 26 – 29th October 2023 for its 12th year anniversary edition.

On Saturday 28 October, there’ll be interactive digital displays including the Fabuloso Organ, light boxes and digital xylophones, in the Dean’s Green and on the Parvis between 4pm and 9pm.

There’s also Polaris –  a spectacular lights, sound and laser show in the Chapter House on Saturday evening – tickets are selling fast – book here.

Get full details about the Frequency Festival 2023
Lincoln Monster Invasion

Look closely at Exchequergate arch, and you might notice a giant creature emerging from the roof!

But he seems friendly and we’ve named him Arcus. He’s one of eight monsters taking over the city and will be there until Sunday 29 October. He and his friends will be illuminated during the evenings.

Download your Monster Invasion trail
The Big Spook

Our friends at Lincoln BIG have lots planned as part of the big spook including a pop-up pumpkin patch and trail, ghost bus tours and the the spooktacular Skeleton Parade.


Discover the details of the Big Spook