Knights’ Central Pop-Up Shop and Activity Centre

Posted: 17 July 17

Lincoln Knights’ Trail has inspired an exciting new “pop-up” shop and activity centre for the city – and it will be open all summer.

Knights’ Central, will be based in the Cornhill unit opposite the Knight of the Forest display.  Families will be able to pop into Knights Central – on Tuesday through to Sundays (July 22 to September 3) from 10am - 4pm and get stuck into colourful crafts, enjoy storytelling, puppet shows and even a writing workshop.

They will also have the chance to buy knight souvenirs, including mini knights to paint at home, 800th Anniversary of The Battle of Lincoln memorabilia and other souvenirs.

Your child can become a “Knight of The Realm” after designing their own shield and sword, make their own joust, go through our training camp and try their luck in our jousting tournament. Others might want to grab a cushion and listen to some amazing, daring tales.

Each week there will be a guest performer and artist entertaining the youngsters. People should look out for the jester workshop, jewellery-making sessions and the chance to plant your own magic beanstalk.

Best of all, the activities are FREE, except for the Treasure Hunt around the city centre. That costs just  £1.50 to enter and everyone who finishes will get a prize.


  • Saturday 22nd July
    Arise Sir Knight (facepainting), 11am - 3pm
  • Sunday 23rd July
    Craft: shields, flags, crowns, and swords, 10am - 4pm
  • Tuesday 25th July
    Joust making & Hobby Horse jousting, 10am - 4pm
  • Wednesday 26th July
    Storytelling, 10:30am, 12pm, 1:30pm, 3pm
  • Thursday 27th July
    Craft: crowns and tiaras, 10am - 4pm
  • Friday 28th July
    Photo Booth & Knight Dress Up, 10am - 4pm
  • Saturday 29th July
    Jewellery-making with Handmade by Toni, 10am - 4pm
  • Sunday 30th July
    Treasure Hunt, 10am - 4pm
  • Tuesday 1st August
    Arise Sir Knight (facepainting), 10am - 4pm
  • Wednesday 2nd August
    Craft: dragons, 10am - 4pm
  • Thursday 3rd August
    Storytelling, 10:30am, 12pm, 1:30pm, 3pm
  • Friday 4th August
    Photo Booth & Knight Dress Up, 10am - 4pm
  • Saturday 5th August
    Art Pod Woven Shields, 10am - 4pm
  • Sunday 6th August
    Treasure Hunt, 10am - 4pm
  • Tuesday 8th August
    Storytelling, 10:30am, 12pm, 1:30pm, 3pm
  • Wednesday 9th August
    Craft: Mythical creatures, 10am - 4pm
  • Thursday 10th August
    Puppet shows, 10am - 4pm
  • Friday 11th August
    Photo Booth & Knight Dress Up, 10am - 4pm
  • Saturday 12th August
    Art Pod Castle & Seeds, 10am - 4pm
  • Sunday 13th August
    Treasure Hunt, 10am - 4pm
  • Tuesday 15th August
    Photo Booth & Knight Dress Up, 10am - 4pm
  • Wednesday 16th August
    Treasure Hunt, 10am - 4pm
  • Thursday 17th August
    Craft: shields & swords, 10am - 4pm
  • Friday 18th August
    Write Like a Knight, 10am - 4pm
  • Saturday 19th August
    Jester Workshop, 11am - 3pm
  • Sunday 20th August
    Craft: dragons, 10am - 4pm
  • Tuesday 22nd August
    Craft: flags, 10am - 4pm
  • Wednesday 23rd August
    Storytelling, 10:30am, 12pm, 1:30pm, 3pm
  • Thursday 24th August
    Arise Sir Knight (facepainting), 10am - 4pm
  • Friday 25th August
    Back Garden Bakery: decorate your own knightly cookies, 10am - 4pm
  • Saturday 26th August
    Treasure Hunt, 10am - 4pm
  • Sunday 27th August
    Puppet shows, 10am - 4pm
  • Tuesday 29th August
    Storytelling, 10:30am, 12pm, 1:30pm, 3pm
  • Wednesday 30th August
    Write Like a Knight, 10am - 4pm
  • Thursday 31st August
    Craft: Design your own coat of arms, 10am - 4pm
  • Friday 1st September
    Photo Booth & Knight Dress Up, 10am - 4pm
  • Saturday 2nd September
    Arise Sir Knight (facepainting), 10am - 4pm
  • Sunday 3rd September
    Treasure Hunt, 10am - 4pm