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Fun and Fitness at the Lincolnshire Show’s Activity Zone

Fun and Fitness at the Lincolnshire Show’s Activity Zone

This year’s Lincolnshire Show, held on June 19th and 20th at the Lincolnshire Showground, once again proved to be a vibrant celebration of all things active and engaging. Among the many attractions that drew over 50,000 visitors, the Activity Zone, stood out as a hub of energetic fun and interactive experiences.

The Activity Zone, hosted by Active Lincolnshire in collaboration with numerous local partners, was a testament to the county’s enthusiasm for sport and physical activity. It brought together a diverse array of activities designed to get people moving and have a great time. From traditional favourites to novel challenges, there was something for everyone to engage with:

  • Wheelchair Basketball led by Active Lincolnshire showcased inclusivity and skill.
  • Orienteering maze by British Orienteering challenged navigational skills with electronic timers.
  • Swim, bike, run transition challenge by British Triathlon tested agility and teamwork.
  • Off-road rides into Cathedral Woods by Giant Lincoln offered a serene escape into nature.
  • Health checks and rowing challenges by GLL Better promoted wellbeing through physical challenges.
  • Penalty shootout games by Lincoln City Foundation excited football fans of all ages with the opportunity to meet the first team players from Lincoln City FC’s men's and women's teams.
  • American Football tackle dummies from the Lincolnshire Bombers provided a taste of gridiron action.
  • Wellbeing walks and health checks by Lincolnshire Coop and their pharmacists underscored the importance of supporting overall health.
  • Netball shooting competitions and interactive quizzes by Loughborough Lightning Netball kept participants engaged.
  • Creative activities like climbing walls and parkour courses by YMCA added a dash of adventure.


Positive Vibes and Feedback

The overwhelming feedback from our partners underscored the success of this year’s event. Partners noted the high level of engagement from both children and adults alike, as well as commenting on the seamless organisation. Many appreciated the opportunity to network and showcase their offerings to a wide audience.

What our partners said:

"Brilliant, and students really enjoyed themselves. The space was well laid out." Inspire+

"Communication was great. Other stands got involved with each other’s activities. It was all very welcoming." Lincolnshire Bombers American Football

"We felt it was our best year yet - so thank you!" Lincoln City Foundation

"Just another great year - Dom got all the info to us ahead of when we needed it, supported us when we needed it, and left it to us when we needed to get on with things. No complaints at all, thank you Dom and team!" YMCA


Our partners also highlighted specific successes:

"The huge number of kids we got riding bikes!" Giant Store, Lincoln

"Delivered around 300 health checks (up from last year)." Lincolnshire Cooperative

"Great networking event. Lots of engagement from the public. Great location for the zone." Magna Vitae

"Talked to lots of businesses about working together in the future." Lincoln City Foundation


Dominic Fieldhouse-Gray, Physical Activity Sector Lead at Active Lincolnshire commented:


We'd like to say thank you to all the partners, who joined us in the Activity Zone this year and helped make it such a success.
The Activity Zone is a fantastic opportunity to showcase some of the wide variety of opportunities to be active across the county, and we hope we have inspired visitors of all ages to try new ways to get moving. We're also delighted to get such positive feedback from visitors and partners alike this year, and we can't wait to see what next year's show brings.