Here are a few of our most frequently asked questions… but if you have a question that isn’t answered here, we would love to hear from you on our Facebook page or via our contact form!
What are the opening times of the market?
The market is open from 11am until 5pm. Please try not to arrive before opening as the traders will be busy setting up.
What time does the kids zone open?
The kids zone runs the same time as the market for the general public – however from 10-11am please note that it will be open for a small number of local children with additional needs only.
Are dogs allowed?
Assistance/guide dogs are welcome in all areas of the market, however we recommend that pet dogs are left at home. Should you choose to bring them, they are not allowed in the school grounds, the Jubilee Hall or the Heritage rooms – though they are welcome in the pubs. Please ensure they are kept on a short lead – dogs can create a trip hazard for others if allowed to wander when owners are browsing the stalls! Also, please ensure that dogs are muzzled if appropriate – we have many younger visitors that are similar height to larger dogs and this can be intimidating for them in a crowded area. Please note that the dog warden may be present.
Are there toilets?
There are toilets located in the Heritage rooms, Jubilee Hall, Little Miss Café, both pubs and the Cube located in the school playground.
What are the facilities for disabled visitors?
Disabled visitors are able to access all areas of the market. Should you require assistance please speak to one of our volunteers at the information stand. A limited number of disabled parking spots are also available (firstname.lastname@example.org), and disabled toilets are located in the Cube in the school playground and the Jubilee Hall.
What are the facilities for babies?
Breast feeding is welcomed anywhere in the market, but as it is rather chilly in December (!) you may wish to feed either in the Cube or the soft play in the school, the Little Miss Café or the pop up tea room in the Jubilee Hall. Changing facilities are located in the Cube and the Jubilee Hall.
What happens to missing persons? Lost property?
Any missing person can be announced over the PA system and will be looked after at the information point. Lost property will be kept at the information point, and then kept by the Parish Council in the village for a maximum of one week following the event.
Where can I smoke?
Both pubs have designated smoking areas. We kindly request that you please do not smoke anywhere else in the market – in the stalls area it is crowded and there could be a fire hazard; in the food court in front of the stage people will be eating and no smoking is allowed on school property.
Is there 1st aid?
Once again we are being supported by LIVES, who will have a first aid stand next to their own stall opposite the Turks Head pub, centre market.
Is there a cash point? Do the traders take cards?
Many of the traders do not take cards – this is because many are small businesses or local crafts-people. There is a cash point located in the Spar shop.
What is there to do and eat – and is there anything for the kids to do?
We have plenty of places to eat and drink this year, along with a kids entertainment zone and other activities. Please see our Kids Zone and Entertainment pages.
Where is Heighington and how do we get to you?
Please see our Getting Here page.
What else is there in the area and is there anywhere that we can stay?
We recommend that you visit the Visit Lincoln website for information on the area, and about the main Lincoln Christmas Market.
Is the market a charity?
No – however we are not for profit and are run entirely by volunteers. See ourAbout Us page for more info!
I am/represent a local business/group/charity – can I get involved?
Yes! We would love to hear from you – just use our contact form or email Hello
Do you need any help on the day?
More than likely! We depend on people volunteering to be able to run – no need to offer to stay all day… even a couple of hours would be greatly appreciated. Please get in touch!
I might like to book a stall next year – how do I do this?
Stalls are not pre-bookable before their release date – this is usually 1st March. This will be announced on our Facebook page and in the Sheepwash Times before going live on the website. Stalls are on a first paid basis.