The BIG Spook

Throughout the October half-term, Lincoln BIG are delighted to welcome new Halloween activities for all to get involved with, whilst also repeating some of the popular events from previous years.

These events will bring a new life to the city centre during Halloween offering some light-hearted fun whilst driving footfall to the area and supporting local businesses.

With something around every corner in the City Centre, the Lincoln BIG team look forward to this spine-chilling holiday and hope everyone gets the chance to experience some seasonal fun!

Keep an eye out for some Halloween themed cut-out boards, located around the city…

Pumpkin Patch and Trail – 28th and 29th October

For the first time ever, Lincoln BIG are delighted to welcome a Pop-up Pumpkin Patch to the Waterside Shopping Centre on the 28th and 29th October!

The Pumpkin patch aims to allow families living in the city to access and enjoy an activity, most commonly found in rural areas. This seasonal activity offers local and visiting families the opportunity to pick a pumpkin to take home or carve on the spot, for free! The carving kits are provided.  

Alongside the Pumpkin Patch, Lincoln will also experience a Halloween trail with 11 scarecrow window stickers located in various businesses throughout the city centre between 21st – 29th. Everyone is invited to explore the city and spot these hidden scarecrows!

Strolling Bones (Skeleton Parade) – Thursday 26th October

Following the success of previous years, Lincoln will once again see a Skeleton Parade through the city, this time around Uphill Lincoln!

On Thursday 26th October, the Bailgate will have a spooktacular transformation with a range of puppets, musicians, performers and parades through the historical streets. There will be three parades taking place throughout the day at 12:30, 14:30 and 16:00, and everyone is invited to dress up and take part!

Lincoln Ghost Bus Tours – Saturday 21st and 28th October, 18:00 – 19:00

Take a Halloween Ghost Tour on the sightseeing bus this October for a frightful journey past the city’s landmarks!

Join local ghost expert, Karen Crow, as they guide you through Lincoln by bus and tell the stories of Lincoln’s haunted past… Hear of the executed prisoners in Lincoln Castle that lurk around the castle walls, the phantoms that cause mischief in the city’s historic public houses and footsteps heard crossing the empty stages of Lincoln’s theatres.

Date and times:

  • Saturday 21st October, 18:00 – 19:00
  • Saturday 28th October, 18:00 – 19:00

The tours take 1 hour and depart from Lincoln Cathedral, LN2 1PX.

Prices include:

  • General Admission – £9.00
  • General Admission, Child (Under 16) -£3.50

Tours are suitable for all ages.

To book your seats, visit the Lincoln BIG website!