Get involved in the community events to celebrate the arrival of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games Queen’s Baton Relay in Lincolnshire.

A special event is being held at the International Bomber Command Centre to celebrate the arrival of the Birmingham 2022 Queen’s Baton Relay to Lincolnshire on Sunday 10 July. 

The baton will move onto Skegness, Boston and Grantham on Monday 11 July. The schedule of activity for the Baton’s time in Grantham includes a Commonwealth-themed sports event for all ages in Wyndham Park following the Relay organised by Inspire+ along with SKDC.

Batonbearers from across the country, who have been nominated and selected in recognition of their contributions to their local community, will take part in the Relay, each carrying the Baton between events and locations across Lincolnshire.

A busy schedule of activities and events are planned for the Queen’s Baton Relay’s visit to the city, with key locations being the International Bomber Command Centre (IBCC), the LNER Stadium, Lincoln Stonebow, Lincoln High Street, Steep Hill and Lincoln Cathedral.

Where to watch the Queen’s Baton Relay in Lincoln:

  • Approx. 5.13pm*, International Bomber Command Centre

    The IBCC is working with Active Lincolnshire to provide a free public event from 3pm – 6pm involving youth groups, encouraging people to sign up, get active, have adventures and make communities.
  • Approx. 5.34pm*, LNER Stadium

    The baton will be taken onto the 3G community pitch at the LNER Stadium where there will be coaching sessions with the local walking football and Down Syndrome Active teams. Spectators can line along the pitch and stadium footprint to view.
  • Approx. 6.05pm*, Lincoln Stonebow

    To visit the Right Worshipful, The Mayor of Lincoln, Cllr Rosanne Kirk before relaying up Steep Hill up to Castle Square and then to Lincoln Cathedral, where residents and visitors to the city will gather for an ‘end of day’ celebration.

*Times subject to change.

Three women holding the The Queen's Baton Relay in Pakistan
The Queen's Baton Relay in Pakistan - Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games

Get involved in the activities taking place in Lincoln for The Queen’s Baton Relay.

The Sunday event at the IBCC will feature a variety of family-friendly activities to join in with and watch to get everyone into the spirit of the Commonwealth Games.

Local community youth groups will be running activities for all ages to get involved with. There will also be an opportunity to try out some of the sports which will be featured at the Birmingham 22 Commonwealth Games, such as Wheelchair Basketball and Lawn Bowls.

Visitors to the event will also be able to enjoy watching a newly commissioned dance piece, inspired by some of the sports featured in the Commonwealth Games. Choreographed by Hub Dance Team the performance will feature 30+ local dancers aged from 8 – 60.

There will also be free guided tours of the International Bomber Command Centre for those wanting to learn more about its history, and connections to the Commonwealth (tickets are required for those wanting to visit the exhibitions).

Find out more about the event at International Bomber Command Centre on the Let’s Move Lincolnshire website.

You can keep up to date and follow the route on the Birmingham 2022 website