Autumn in Lincolnshire

From the turning of the leaves and fresh seasonal ingredients, to Halloween celebrations and wildlife migrations, autumn in Lincolnshire has a lot to offer.

Autumn Festivals

During autumn, there are plenty of great events to go along to and enjoy.

Wild Food and Forest Folklore Day

The Natural World Centre is hosting a Wild Food and Forest Folklore Day on the 20th September where visitors can learn more about the amazing things that comes from our native trees, such as aspirin, cricket bats and cord.

You’ll also get the chance to taste some of the autumnal foods that are springing up at this time of year.

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Spalding Pumpkin Festival

Celebrating this wonderfully versatile vegetable, the Spalding Pumpkin Festival features a Jack-O-Lantern Parade, a fancy dress competition for the kids and lots of stalls with food, drink and crafts.

You can also attend demonstrations on how to carve the perfect pumpkin in time for Halloween!

Select Lincolnshire Sausage Festival

Not technically an autumn food as you can find them all year round, but this is the best time to grab yourself a sample! With bonfire night coming up, you’ll want to find the best sausages for your celebration and the Select Sausage Festival can help.

Try a great selection of sausages from all over the county, including our very own Lincolnshire Sausage to find your favourite.

Seals By The Sea

At the end of November, just as autumn moves into winter, a visit to Donna Nook will allow you to see a wonderful yearly event.

Grey seals come onto the beach at Donna Nook every year to give birth and visitors will get the chance to see this amazing event up close. From the viewing platform, specially constructed for observation, you can glimpse the newly-born pups and their parents.

Autumn Migrations

During autumn, the wildlife across the UK begins to shift as some creatures begin preparations for winter. Migrating birds change the landscape of our skies, while land-based critters such as squirrels and hedgehogs get ready for the long cold nights.

You can also join the Lincolnshire Trust in Skegness on Saturday October 3rd for a special event to mark the start of the autumn migration as the winter birds arrive and the summer ones depart.

Apple Day at Woolsthorpe Manor

There are many autumn foods coming into season over the next few weeks and one of them even has its own special day. Apple Day celebrates this popular British ingredient and Woolsthorpe Manor has cooked up a tasty cookery course that gives attendees the chance to make all sorts of yummy apple treats!

Lincoln Arboretum

One of the most beautiful sights of autumn is seeing the leaves change from green to shades of orange, yellow, gold and bronze. And the best place to see this change is in the Lincoln Arboretum.

Located to the south east of Lincoln Cathedral, between Lindum Terrace and Sewell Road to the north and Monks Road to the south, the arboretum includes stunning gardens for you to stroll through, as well as a maze, lakes, bridges and a Victorian bandstand.

There is also a café onsite with refreshments and a children’s play area