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Find out what's on at Navigation House including latest news and events. If you would like any further information please call us on 01529 305904 during opening hours or the NKDC tourism team on 01529 308102. You can also email


National Colouring Book Day, Sunday 5 August, 11am to 4pm

Navigation House has a fascinating history dating back over 150 years. To celebrate National Colouring Book Day we would like to create a book depicting the life of this historic building. There’ll be lots of pictures to colour in so why not spend some time colouring with your friends, children or grandchildren or just by yourself and contribute to our bumper sized book!

Heritage Open Days, Saturday 8 & Sunday 9 September

Explore your local history and heritage by taking part in our Heritage Open Days. Join a free fun family trail at each venue and see Cogglesford Watermill in action on Sunday.

Christmas Present Trails, Saturday 1 to Friday 21 December

Help Molly the Mill Mouse, Dora the Duck and Charlie the Crane find their lost presents. Each venue has its own family trail - so explore these fascinating places looking for clues before claiming your own Christmas gift.

50p per trail

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Sleaford Museum display a changing exhibition on the first floor of the visitor centre. For more information about Sleaford Museum visit


With this FREE leaflet you can discover many points of interest about Sleaford’s historic riverside. From the origins of Sleaford Leisure Centre which was once an outdoor lido known as Bristol Baths to appreciating the imposing architecture of Lafford Terrace which was once the most impressive terrace of domestic housing in Sleaford.

With the easy to use map and directions and intriguing historical facts, this self-guided trail is the ideal way to experience the Sleaford of days gone by.

The trail will take approximately 1 hour, but don’t forget to take some time to explore the many charming places along the way including Cogglesford Watermill and Navigation House.

You can pick up your FREE trail at Navigation House or Cogglesford Watermill, see opening times for more details. Alternatively you can contact the North Kesteven District Council Tourism Team on 01529 308207 or email

For more information about the Sleaford Navigation visit


When in Sleaford... Arts & Heritage trail

The When in Sleaford... trail features artworks which take their inspiration from Sleaford's rich history. Eighteen bronze roundels, created by artist David Mackie, are sited on walls and in pathways in and around Sleaford, leading you to discover historic buildings, visitor attractions and existing artworks in the town.

Bronze roundel

Pick up a free trail map from Navigation House, The National Centre for Craft and Design, Sleaford Museum or Cogglesford Mill, or visit to download a map. Children's sticker packs are also available to purchase for a small charge.

Call 01529 410 595 for more information.