There’s less than two weeks to until a favourite family attraction returns to the city centre for the school holidays.
The team at Lincoln BIG is counting down the days and getting ready to welcome families back to Lincoln By The Sea on July 22. The “pop-up” beach will be re-created on the city’s Cornhill and stay in place until August 31.
Lincoln BIG Operations Manager Richard Baxter said: “Children are being urged to remember their buckets and spades! We’ve ordered the authentic seaside sand, there will be plenty of colourful deckchairs place around the beach and we’re going to have a children’s roundabout too.
“We know that Punch & Judy is a much-loved attraction – for the mums and dads as much as the children – so Professor Jon Thursby will also be returning and trying to keep Punch & Judy and their friends in order, whilst providing lots of laughter for everyone.
Families can watch the early Punch & Judy Shows on Thursday, July 25 and Tuesday, July 30.
The characters will also be appearing in shows on Thursday, August 1, 8 and 15; Tuesday August 20; Thursday, August 22 and Tuesday August 27, with the final Punch & Judy shows taking place on Thursday, August 29.
Performances will take place at about 11am in the mornings and there will be two further shows in the afternoon, with the last taking place at around 3pm. As well as Mr Punch and Judy, children should look out for the baby, Mr Punch’s dog Toby, the policeman, Joey the Clown and other characters.
Lincoln BIG Chief Executive Sarah Loftus said: “We are delighted to be bringing a taste of the seaside back to the city centre again this year.
“It’s going in a great location, just yards away for shops and kiosks selling those holiday essentials, ice creams, snacks, toys and magazines.”