Family days out
Things to do in Lincolnshire: days out and attractions
We may not be able to guarantee the weather during your stay with us but we can certainly guarantee that you won’t get bored – come rain or shine. From historic houses and museums to wildlife sanctuaries and thrill-a-minute theme parks, there is so much to see and do nearby!
Whether you’re looking for days out with the kids or just want to indulge in a bit of retail therapy, Lincolnshire has got just about every avenue covered. To help inspire you further, we’ve put together a list of some of our favourite attractions and things to do nearby….
Put simply Fantasy Island is one of the most action-packed and fun-filled family experiences you’re likely to have during your stay! If you love your rollercoasters and white-knuckle rides then you’ll Fantasy Island! There’s lots for the little ones to enjoy too, including rides and a soft play area. Fantasy Island is also home to Europe’s largest 7-day market where you can find gifts, toys, clothing, gardening equipment and electric items. If you need a break then enjoy a bit to eat at one of the many cafes and restaurants.
This visitor attraction is all about getting up close and personal to some amazing animals. Despite its name, it’s not all about seals, though. Here you can also marvel at the penguins, be amazed by the tropical butterflies and fish, squirm at the reptiles or feed the goats! Natureland is well known for rescuing and rehabilitating orphaned and injured seals that become stranded on Lincolnshire beaches.Visitors can see the various stages of their rehabilitation and hear about the rescue work at feeding times.
Let the aquarium take you on a journey through a fantasy pirate world of lost treasure, sunken ships and fascinating marine life. Explore the tanks and spot an incredible variety of fish, from venomous predators to colourful shoals of tropical fish! Every area of the aquarium has its own distinctive character. Wander through the Wreck of Hispaniola, snoop in Long John Silver’s Store, stray into the sunken hold, pretend to swim through the sea cave, touch the sand of Treasure Island and look in Davy Jones’ locker. You can even book yourself a unique dive experience!
Skegness Pier is one of the East Coasts largest Family Entertainment Centres. With places to eat and lots to do, including amusements and ten pin bowling, a trip to the pier is a great family day (or evening) out. Located in the centre of the sea front, Skegness Pier is easy to find and it’s even easier to park your car, with parking either side of the building. It is one of the East Coasts largest Family Entertainment Centres.
On Your Marques is a fascinating collection of model vehicles and motor racing memorabilia covering the many aspects of motoring history from the world of Formula 1, GT Racing, Rallying, Indycar and Supercars! The collection is housed in a barn that was converted for the sole purpose of displaying it to the public. Around 4,500 models are presented each season with some new displays and guest collections arranged over the winter. Their cabinets are themed and over the years have had displays of items related to TV & Film, American cars, Batman, James Bond, Ferrari, The Best of British and many, many more!
Just a stone’s throw from our park, at Dobson’s Mill you can step back in time to a bygone age. Here you can tour this working mill and learn more about the history and heritage of the area. Dating back to 1810, the mill was worked as a commercial concern by the last owners, the Dobsons, until the 1960s. It was then purchased for preservation by the County Council and has been run since by groups of volunteers. In the Granary Tearooms you can enjoy delicious home made cakes!
The centre will give kids a real sense of history as it is the only Airfield Museum on the country that has been recreated to its original design on an original WW2 airfield. You really get the atmosphere of what is would have been like during wartime and also to see the rare Avro Lancaster Bomber NX611. You may want to plan your visit to coincide with a Flying Day, so you can see the plane and landing strip in action.
This is Lincolnshire’s only open-air museum and incorporates a collection of buildings which includes a Grade II listed Georgian farmhouse, which is decorated and furnished to a Victorian era. The museum holds exhibitions of 19th- and 20th-century farm implements and machinery, and displays about traditional breeds. This provides a family friendly site with interactive activities which includes feeding the chickens, story telling, skittles, bug hunts, dressing up.