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Lincolnshire Quest

A Modern Fairy Tale

Once upon a time, there existed a group of people who would stop at nothing in their search of a good time, the wilder and wackier the activity, the better, especially if it involved lots of food and drink and riotous parties! These people really knew how to live life to the full. So, who were they and what happened to them? Well, they used to be called 'Grimsby & Cleethorpes 18 Plus', but when members became more 'plus than 18', it was felt that it was time to move on and the group closed.

All fairy tales should have a happy ending, but this story doesn't, because it isn't over yet - these people are still here, only they're called 'Lincs Quest', targeting those aged 36 and over…. and we celebrated our 20th birthday in September. Starting with just 5 members in 2002, the group has gone from strength to strength, with a membership now of over 70. The success of the group has been recognised at National level, being awarded the President’s Trophy for best group overall in the country for the last 10 years. 

The bizarre excesses of youth may have given way to more 'grown up' activities, but we still believe in enjoying ourselves. We have a good mix of members, singles and couples, male and female, from all walks of life, with ages ranging from 30s to 60s with an upper age limit to join of 65, although membership can continue after that age.

A full programme of events awaits anyone who wishes to join and activities have included theatre and cinema trips, ghost walks, bowling, hiking, quizzes, boat trips, days out,  themed parties and barbecues, not to mention archery and gliding and holidays.  Fund-raising from charity also plays and important part in our programme and, again, our efforts have been recognised at national level by being awarded the National Charities Trophy.

On the Wednesday meeting nights, we enjoy a variety of light-hearted quizzes or games, played in teams and nothing too serious!  We also have the occasional speaker.  After the evening’s event, we take names for the weekend activities; we usually have events on a Saturday and Sunday, and often other nights of the week too – you will never be bored!

So, if you are from the Lincolnshire area and you want to make new friends, have fun and take part in new activities in a friendly, easy-going atmosphere, then come along. Whether you choose to take part in all, or just a few events, you will always be made to feel welcome.

Lincs Quest group meets on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of every month, from 8.30pm at The Holiday Inn Express, 3-9 Welllowgate, Grimsby DN32 0RA.
For further information, ring 01472 314518 or 07804 240370, or e-mail

Lis Buller
Chair, Lincs Quest

Printable Activities Programme September - December 2023 (PDF)

Committee March 2023 - February 2024

Chairman Lis Buller
Secretary Joan Smith  
Treasurer Geoff Buller
Publicity Lis Buller




Activities Programme


Sat, 2 December
The Railway Children
A visit to the Caxton Theatre for this classic tale.
Start time: 7.30 pm
End time: 10.00 pm

Sun, 3 December
Winter Walk + Louth Big Christmas Market
Join us for our now traditional walk around the hills of Louth and then enjoy refreshments in this lovely town.
Start time: 11.00 am
End time: 3.00 pm

Sat, 9 December
Cocktails and Mocktails!
Get into the festive spirit and enjoy a Christmas cocktail or mocktail!
Start time: 3.00 pm
End time: 6.00 pm

Sunday, 10 December
Horncastle Christmas Market and Tree Festival
Get in the festive mood with a visit to the lovely Wolds market town of Horncastle for their annual Christmas market.
Start time: 11.00 am
End time: 3.00 pm

Wed, 13 December
Christmas Conundrums!
Come along to the last meeting before Christmas and join in a light-hearted festive game. Enjoy a drink and a chat and find out more about the group and the forthcoming activities.
Start time: 8.00 pm
End time: 10.30 pm

Sat, 16 December
Christmas Meal and Disco
The highlight of the year – our Christmas celebrations! We have our own private room for a night of good food, music and dancing and maybe a drink or two!
Start time: 7.00 pm
End time: 11.30 pm

Sun, 17 December
Breakfast and Walk
Chance to relax before the Christmas rush with a leisurely breakfast, followed by a walk.
Start time: 10.00 am
End time: 12.00 pm

Festive Quiz
A visit to Louth Theatre for their festive themed quiz.
Start time: 7.00 pm
End time: 9.30 pm

Sun, 24 December
Kinema in the Woods
A visit to this beautiful cinema on Woodhall Spa for a seasonal film.
Time TBC

Tue, 26 December
Boxing Day Ramble and Lunch
Blow the cobwebs away and take a stroll by the banks of the Humber before enjoying a bite to eat.
Start time: 10.30 am
End time: 2.00 pm

Wed, 27 December
A Seasonal Quiz
Come along for a light-hearted quiz with a festive theme. There will also be the opportunity to have a drink and chat and find out more about the group and its activities.
Start time: 8.00 pm
End time: 10.30 pm

Sun, 31 December
Ring in the New Year!
Join in celebrations with other members as we say goodbye to 2022 and look forward to 2023.
Start time: 8.00 pm
End time: 1.00 am

Sun, 28 January 2024
Midland Area Conference

Sun, 4 Feb 2024
York Ice Sculpture Trail

Sat, 17 Feb 2024
National AGM

Sat, 23 Mar 2024
Lincs Quest/Midland Area Charity Quiz & Chips Night

7:00pm Holiday Inn Express, 3-9 Wellowgate, Grimsby DN32 9RA

Fri 19 - Mon 22 Apr 2024
National Spring Holiday

Fri 16 - Mon 19 Aug 2024
Plus Cambrian Adventure Walking Weekend



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