Today marks 100 years of the Royal Air Force and in the Heart of Lincolnshire, aviation is very close to our hearts and is something we are excited to celebrate this year. Lincolnshire is renowned as the 'home of the Royal Air Force' with several operational airfields serving modern day RAF. The county's flat open countryside and its location made it ideal for the development of airfields during World War I, and in World War II, became the most important home of Bomber Command.
While this year we celebrate the achievements of the Royal Air Force, it is important that we take time to remember the men and women who served in the most turbulent times. You can still see former airfields, visit museums and memorials in North Kesteven which are detailed in their Airfield Trail.
Discover the history of RAF Cranwell at Cranwell Aviation Heritage Museum, explore an original operations room bunker at RAF Digby or recall life on an operational wartime airfield at Metheringham Airfield Visitor Centre honouring 106 Squadron. Closer to Lincoln you can visit RAF Waddington's Heritage Centre or experience International Bomber Command Centre which has its official opening in less than two weeks time.
There are also a number of events taking place throughout the area for all ages. Whether your an enthusiast or wanting to know more, there's something to suit all interests.
For more information visit www.visitlincoln.com/aviation
North Kesteven’s top attractions take part in this year’s Discover Lincolnshire weekend!
This year’s Discover Lincolnshire weekend will be offering visitors the chance to get a great deal this spring by opening many of its top tourist attractions for free! Attractions across the county will be offering free admission or special discounts as part of the Discover Lincolnshire Weekend from 24th to 25th March.
North Kesteven is home to a vast variety of tourist attractions from arts and heritage to aviation and countryside walks. This year, eleven attractions will be taking part with special events and offers throughout the weekend for everyone to enjoy.
and discover the history of RAF Cranwell, through interactive exhibits, archive film, story boards and artefacts. It will also be the last chance to view their current exhibition Airships Over Lincolnshire… Lighter than Air which explores the vital role of airships and hot air balloons and their involvement of the Lighter than Air Section at Cranwell. Visitors will also be able to enjoy a free children’s trail or try one of Lincolnshire’s delicacies – plum bread.
the Land Army girls in Lincolnshire in the Second World War and what it was like living and cooking during this time.
If you’re looking for somewhere the stay, traditional village pub, the Joiners Arms in Welbourn will be offering a 15% discount including continental breakfast. For more information call 01400 279356 or email email@example.com.
If you’re feeling more energetic, Total Fitness will be offering free use of their gym, pool (including family pool and hydrotherapy), heat treatments and 1-1 gym sessions. For more information call 01522 508200.
Last but certainly not least, the Hive Café at Hill Holt Wood will be open on Sunday 25 March from 9.30am to 4pm and are offering free refills on hot drinks. They will also have a tempting selection of cakes made from Lincolnshire ingredients and Lincolnshire sourced breakfasts.
For further information about any of these events or for the latest Discover Lincolnshire Weekend attractions and events, visit www.visitlincoln.com/discover. Alternatively please contact the DiscoverNK team on 01529 308207 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
*Applies to Sunday 25th March only between 11am and 4pm.
to be a two week event packed full of walks for all ages and abilities. This year’s festival will be organised by Hill Holt Wood, North Kesteven District Council’s new Countryside service provider and are looking forward to building on the success of this already established event.
Steve Donagain, CEO at Hill Holt Wood said:
“We are really excited to be delivering the new countryside NK services for North Kesteven District Council. The walking festival has been a big success and we aim to make it bigger and better every year so more people get to enjoy our beautiful countryside.”
“We’re delighted to confirm our commitment to such a well supported, high quality event here in Lincolnshire. Our aim is to get more people, more active, more often and the Spires and Steeples Challenge is a great way to encourage people to get out and about with the added benefit of being able to take in some of the most picturesque surroundings in the country.”
Explore, Discover, Experience the Heart of Lincolnshire!