Explore the local area & attractions
Lincolnshire is one of England’s most rural regions, with acre after acre of rolling green countryside broken only by historic villages and whimsical seaside towns. Including the spectacular and historic city of Lincoln with its centuries-old Castle and Cathedral, this corner of the country is perfect for those who love to get outdoors and learn something along the way.
Alongside all this, there’s a fantastic selection of Lincolnshire attractions to mix up your trip with. Popular Lincolnshire points of interests include everything from wildlife parks to petting zoos, aquariums and beaches.
A historic red brick fortress at the heart of the Lincolnshire countryside, complete with a rare double moat.
Set among the endless green sprawl of the Lincolnshire countryside, Tattershall Castle is a hidden gem. This National Trust property consists of a fortified manor and boasts spectacular double moats, making it one of just a handful of such sites intact in the UK today. Whether you’ve a love history or are looking for ways to inspire the kids while visiting this corner of England, Tattershall Castle is a must-see.
The original Tattershall Castle was constructed some time around 1231, when Robert de Tateshale received a licence from King Henry III to build a crenelated manor house close to Tattershall village. By the early 15th century the site had passed down to Ralph, 3rd Baron of Cromwell, who eventually became Treasurer of England in 1433. He set about upgrading the small and crumbling manor into a large and well-fortified castle, and it’s this we see on the estate in the present day.
Throughout its long history, the Castle has served as a palace for the Tudors, been heavily damaged by war, threatened with demolition and left abandoned for decades. Thankfully, the property has now been restored and can be enjoyed in much of its original glory. It has been under National trust ownership and open to the public since 1925.
Tattershall Castle can be found just to the southern outskirts of Tattershall, along the main Sleaford Road that runs through the middle of the village. If you’re driving in from further afield, there is a small car park on site, and you’ll need to use a network of country roads to access the area. It’s approximately 15 kilometres north west of Boston and 25 kilometres south east of Lincoln, and the village should be clearly signposted as you approach from these areas.
If you need to use public transport, then the nearest train station is Ruskington Station, which is served by trains from places like Lincoln, Doncaster and Peterborough. From here, it’s 16 minutes in a taxi to reach the castle. As for buses, there are two services which stop in Tattershall village. These are the 5 Interconnect service which runs between Boston and Lincoln, and the A8 route which connects the village to Horncastle.
A fantastic working farm experience for families, with lots of lovely animals to pet and feed.
Set among beautiful Lincolnshire countryside, Tattershall Farm Park is one of the region’s best loved family days out. With a whole host of friendly farmyard animals to meet, along with some extra special furry friends and reptiles, a day on the farm is a memorable experience for kids of all ages.
When they’re not feeding the goats or petting the donkeys, the farm boasts fantastic indoor and outdoor play zones for kids to burn off any extra energy. Meanwhile, the on-site restaurant serves up delicious local fare and produce, and little ones will love finding a toy to take home from the gift shop. There’s a whole host of activities that can be done indoors, from a giant sand playroom to a swing ropes barn, so a trip to Tattershall Farm Park is worthwhile even if the weather doesn’t turn out for you.
In addition to all the animals and adventures the park offers year round, there’s a packed calendar of seasonal events that can add an extra element to your visit. Tattershall Farm Park events to keep an eye out for include regular storytime days run by Rhubarb Theatre, as well as the chance to meet singing Disney Princesses in June and October, and a Spooktacular nine-day Halloween event full of crafts and cauldrons. To see out the year, Tattershall Farm Park’s Santa comes to stay for the entirety of December, bringing with his trusty flock of reindeer with him!
Tattershall Farm Park is located just to the north west of Tattershall village, a short drive along Marsh Lane where it meets with the River Witham. As Lincolnshire is a largely rural county, you’ll need to travel in along a network of A roads if you’re coming by car, and the M1 just north of Nottingham is the nearest a motorway comes to this corner of England. From here, you’ll want to follow signposted routes towards Lincoln, then out along roads like the A158, A15 and A17.
If you need to use public transport, then there is a bus stop in the village centre that is served by two routes; the A8 service which connects the village to Horncastle, and 5 Interconnect route which runs between Boston and Lincoln. From the stop, it’s a 20 minute walk down Marsh Lane to reach the farm. Meanwhile, the nearest railway station is Ruskington Station, where trains from places like Lincoln, Doncaster and Peterborough stop.
Royal Air Force Coningsby or RAF Coningsby, is a Royal Air Force station located in the East Lindsey district of Lincolnshire, England.
A unique partnership between the Royal Air Force and Lincolnshire County Council offers a gateway to the home of the BBMF at RAF Coningsby. You will be able to see the Flight’s historic aircraft at close quarters and to observe the BBMF technicians working to maintain them in airworthy condition.
With a diverse selection of aircraft, RAF Coningsby is the RAF’s Southern Typhoon Main Operating Base and home to the historic aircraft of the famous Battle of Britain Memorial Flight. Much of the history of the RAF in the last 70 years can be seen and heard in the skies over Coningsby. Built just before World War Two, RAF Coningsby became the home of 617 Squadron (known as the Dambusters) during the second half of the war. Fascinating and educational, RAF Coningsby is a great day out for all.
RAF Coningsby is an approximately 8 minute drive from Tattershall Lakes via the A153.
A classic and historic cinema hidden away in a log cabin, that hosts a range of special events throughout the year.
Hidden away at the heart of the Lincolnshire countryside is a cinema like no other. Occupying a 19th century sports pavilion, projectors have been running at the family-run Kinema in the Woods for almost a century, entertaining thousands upon thousands of visitors through the years.
The original screen is thought to be the only full-time cinema in the UK that still uses a set up known as rear-projection, where the footage is shown from behind and flipped by a mirror. A second, 92-seater auditorium was added in 1994, while an organ has been added to screen one to create an even more exciting and interactive experience. Whether you’re a certified film-buff or something on the Kinema in the Woods listings has caught your eye, this is a day out not to be missed.
The Kinema in the Woods programme is packed with both new and iconic films, as well as tapings of National Theatre performances, classical music concerts and ballets.
Kinema in the Woods’ prices vary depending on the type of film and event your attending. Regular screenings tend to cost a little less than some of the larger, outdoor and interactive showings that are put on throughout the year.
You’ll find the Kinema in Woodhall Spa, right at the centre of Lincolnshire. It’s to the north of the village just along Coronation Road, and its rural location means you’ll have to travel in via country lanes if you’re visiting in the car. The closest main road to the Kinema is the A158, which connects Lincoln and Skegness.
If you’ll be needing to use public transport, then the nearest railway station is Metheringham Station. With services from places like Peterborough, Lincoln, Sleaford and Doncaster, it’s around a 15 minute taxi ride away from the cinema. Meanwhile, the IC5 bus service connects Lincoln with Boston and stops on Woodhall’s main street, just metres from the cinema entrance.
A conservation-led zoo for exotic animals including Penguins, Sloths and Tigers.
Hiding at the heart of Lincolnshire’s countryside, this truly wild adventure is not to be missed. Woodside Wildlife Park started its life in the late 90s when local man Neil Mumby purchased a derelict farm on the rural outskirts of Lincoln, with a plan to renovate the estate and use it to pursue his passion for falconry.
Woodside Falconry and Conservation Centre threw open its doors in 2001. But by 2005, tropical butterflies and reptiles had joined the selective list of residents at the park, and the rest – they say – is history.
Today, the park is home to an astonishing list of species from across the globe. With conservation at the heart of everything they do, the park offers the chance to get up close with these amazing animals while learning about what we can all do to protect them in the wild.
Since its humble beginnings as a Falconry Centre, the park today is home to some of the planet’s most breathtaking creatures.
Species to keep an eye out for on your trip include:
Woodside Wildlife Park can be found beside the village of Langworth, approximately ten kilometres east of Lincoln in the Lincolnshire countryside. If you’re heading here from other parts of the UK, you’ll need to use a network of A roads to traverse this rural corner of England – first by following signposted routes to Lincoln before heading out east along the A158. The park’s then just a right turn down a country lane once you pass though Langworth Village.
If you’re planning to travel in via public transport then you could use the bus stops located in Langworth village, however it’s still half an hour’s walk to get to the park from these. Services stopping in the village include the 56 Interconnect route which joins Lincoln and Skegness, as well as the 50 route from Louth and the S146S from Market Rasen. There’s no railway station in the vicinity of Woodside Wildlife Park, however, you are able to catch a train into Lincoln and then transfer to one of the bus routes.
A Second World War aviation museum built on a disused airbase, complete with both real planes and astonishing replicas.
Whether you’re an avid aviation fan or want to teach your family about an important part of British history, Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre is among the region’s most unique attractions.
Based on an old wartime airfield beside the village of East Kirkby, this family-run museum was set up over 20 years ago. With its original 1940’s control tower and aircraft hangars intact, its collections are dedicated to the 55,000 men of Bomber Command who lost their lives during the Second World War.
Among its displays include a rare Avro Lancaster Bomber, along with a selection of wartime vehicles like the Ford WOT1 Crew Bus. The museum is expanding every year, with an aim to eventually fully rebuild the airfield as it was in wartime, so it’s always worth coming back even if you’ve visited before.
Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre’s events calendar is packed full of incredible things to see and do. Throughout the year, the museum regularly hosts everything from battle re-enactments and Spitfire dogfights, through to firework displays, Rover car rallies and classic motorcycle meets. There’s even a 1940’s dance event held beneath the wings of an Avro Lancaster NX611. If all that sounds like your cup of tea, check the website to see what’ll be happening around the time of your visit.
Lincolnshire’s air museum is in a very rural part of the country, closest to the village of East Kirkby. As a result, you’ll need to use a network of A roads to reach it if you’re travelling in by car. If you’re visiting from England’s South East, you’ll be best following signposted routes for Boston before taking the A16 north of town. Those heading in from the North, Midlands and other areas of the UK will want to follow routes towards Lincoln before travelling towards the coast on the A158. East Kirkby is signposted from both roads.
As for public transport, there’s a bus stop that’s 10 minutes’ walk down the road from the air museum in the village of Hagnaby. This is served by the E83S bus which runs between Horncastle and Alford. The closest train station to Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre is Thorpe Culvert Station, which is around 20 minutes in a taxi from the museum gates.
An incredible zoo experience that includes the UK’s largest home for parrots along with the National Turtle Sanctuary.
With an extraordinary array of mammals, birds and reptiles from across the globe, the animal kingdom comes to life in this quiet corner of Lincolnshire. Just a few kilometres from the coast, Lincolnshire Wildlife Park puts conservation at the heart of everything it does, and you’ll be contributing to those efforts by paying them a visit. From big cats to colourful birds, visitors of all ages are sure to meet a species they’ll fall in love with.
There are a huge number of species to see and get up close with at the park, including the famous Lincolnshire Wildlife Park tigers, as well as a parrot sanctuary which is home to a third of all the parrots in the UK. Other animals you can expect to encounter on your way around the park include:
The Wildlife Park is located closest to the village of Friskney in Lincolnshire, just along Dickon Hill Road, about 13 kilometres from Skegness and 15 kilometres from Boston. If you’re travelling in by car from either of those towns, you can reach the park via the A52 road that connects the two.
If you’re looking to travel to Lincolnshire Wildlife Park by train, then the nearest station will be Thorpe Culvert Station, where services run between Nottingham and nearby Skegness. It’s then an 11 minute taxi ride or 90 minute walk to the park from the station. As for buses, the stop in Friskney village is served by the IC7 and 57 Interconnect routes which run from both Boston and Skegness.
A family-focused day attraction with lots of animals to meet, along with tractor rides, bouncy castles and incredible indoor and outdoor play centres.
At the heart of the rolling green Lincolnshire countryside, Rand Farm Park is a day out that the whole family will love.
As you might expect, there will be ample opportunities to get up close to the farm’s animals, including bottle feeding the adorable lambs if you visit in the springtime. But Rand Farm offers much more than that. There are vast indoor and outdoor play zones that’ll keep kids going for hours, including bouncy castles, slides, tractor rides and much more!
For adults to unwind while the children try their hand at archery or crazy golf, there’s both an on-site tearoom and café which serve up a selection of hot and cold food and beverages. There’s even a toy shop where little ones can pick out a treasure to remember their day by. It’s a must-visit for families if you find yourself in this charming corner of England.
Rand Farm Park lies in the countryside between Lincoln and Market Rasen, close to the village that shares its name. If you’re driving in from the Lincoln area, the park is just a 20 minute drive north east along the A158. The nearest motorway is the M1 at Barlborough, which you’ll need to exit at junction 30 before following signposted routes towards Lincoln and head out towards the park from there.
As for public transport, there are bus stops along the A158 road right beside Rand Park Farm. These stops are served by several routes, including the 56 InterConnect bus that runs between Lincoln and Skegness, as well as the S146S bus which goes between Lincoln and Market Rasen. It’s in the latter where you’ll find the nearest railway station, Market Rasen Station, which is 15 minutes in a taxi from the farm.
One of the UK’s most famous and historic buildings, this grand cathedral held the title of the world’s tallest building for hundreds of years.
As one of Britain’s most treasured and renowned buildings, Lincoln Cathedral has a long and fascinating history, and this spectacular structure is well worth a visit if you’re spending time in this corner of England.
Constructed in phases from 1185 to 1311, this beautiful gothic church became the tallest building in the world upon its completion, stealing the title from the Great Pyramid of Giza and holding it for some 238 years. Lincoln Cathedral’s height of 160 metres sadly doesn’t remain intact, as a large spire collapsed in 1548, but it still stands proud and dominates the local landscape at an impressive 83 metres tall today.
When you visit, there are lots of things to keep an eye out for, including The Blessed Virgin Mary statue and The Lincoln Imp, a naughty creature whom legend says was turned to stone by angered angels. You’ll find lots of souvenirs dedicated to him in the Lincoln Cathedral Shop, which make for a great memento or gift for someone else.
Lincoln Cathedral is located right at the heart of Lincoln, and with its sheer size, it’s almost impossible to miss! It’s just off the High Street/Steep Hill/Bailgate, the long road which connects the historic and newer centres of the city. If you’re travelling into Lincoln by car, there’s a good network of A roads running towards and around the outskirts of the city, with the A57 and A15 being the quickest routes in depending on your direction. There’s no official Lincoln Cathedral parking, however you will find several car parks in the vicinity, such as Westgate 1 East, or the Lawn Car Park just off Union Road.
As for public transport, you can get the train into Lincoln Central Station from places like Leicester, Sleaford, Sheffield and Peterborough. Once you leave the station, it’s just an 18 minute walk north to reach the cathedral gates.
An exciting journey through the history and culture of the people of Lincolnshire over the last 270 years.
Enjoy an educational adventure into the past with a trip to The Museum of Lincolnshire Life. Boasting one of Lincoln’s largest and most diverse collections, this unique visitor experience charts the lives and culture of the people of Lincolnshire from 1750 to the present day. Each section of the attraction is dedicated to a different element of local customs, including areas for agricultural, commercial, community, domestic and industrial life.
Housed within a Victorian military barracks originally used by the Royal North Lincoln Militia, you’ll also find displays dedicated to the army’s Royal Lincolnshire Regiment. With almost 250,000 artefacts including a genuine First World War tank, it celebrates the region’s proud military history over the past two centuries.
The Museum of Lincolnshire Life can be found at the northern edges of central Lincoln, around 400 metres from the Castle and Cathedral. If you’re planning to drive into the area to visit, there are no motorways nearby but there is a good network of A roads running towards and around the city, with the A57 and A15 being the handiest options depending on your direction.
To travel in by train, you’ll be best catching a service into Lincoln Central Station and completing the 20 minute walk north to reach the museum. Rail services run into Lincoln from places like Doncaster, Leicester, London, Nottingham and Sheffield. If you’d rather avoid the walk, you can hop on the number 3 or 7 Simplibus services beside the station, and both have a stop within 150 metres of the Museum entrance.
A near century-old fortress built at the request of William the Conqueror in 1068.
Standing proud at the heart of this city for almost a millennium, Lincoln Castle is a must-see if you find yourself in this charming corner of England.
Today the castle, its walls, vaults and grounds are a highly-rated visitor attraction, with thousands passing through its narrow gates each year to enjoy an authentic medieval adventure.
Lincoln Castle’s history is long and fascinating. The estate we see today was constructed on the site of an existing Roman fortress, at the order of William the Conqueror in 1068, shortly after his victory at the Battle of Hastings. It was one of several build to strengthen his rule over England and weaken resistance further north.
In the years after, the castle came under siege twice, at the First and Second Battle of Lincoln in 1141 and 1217 respectively. This period of upheaval gradually stopped after the sealing of the Magna Carta in 1215, and one of only four surviving copies of it is displayed in the castle grounds today. Parts of Lincoln Castle were later used as a gaol (prison), with hangings having taken place on the estate. An extensive renovation began in 2012 and completed in 2015, restoring parts of the castle and adding new attractions, such as an exhibition dedicated to the Magna Carta.
Lincoln Castle is located at the heart of the city, in the historic Cathedral Quarter. If you’re travelling in by car, the city should be clearly signposted and is a 45 minute drive from Junction 31 of the M1, or 25 minutes off the A1 at Newark-on-Trent. There’s no official Lincoln Castle Parking, however there are several options in the surrounding area. Possible Lincoln Castle car parks include Westgate 1 East, The Lawn Car Park and Motherby Lane Car Park; all are within a few minutes’ walk.
As a small city, Lincoln is reasonably well connected by bus and rail. The main train station is Lincoln Central Station and services call through here from places like Doncaster, Grimsby, Leicester, London, Peterborough and Sheffield. The bus station is directly opposite the railway station, with a variety of local and national routes stopping here, including the 5 InterConnect from Boston and the 56 InterConnect from Skegness. Both stations are just an 18-minute walk from the castle.
A family-run farm with friendly goats, pigs and rabbits to meet, as well as a variety of children’s play zones.
If you find yourself exploring the Lincolnshire coast, Hardy’s Farm near Skegness is a local institution that’s not to be missed. Offering a day of learning and laughter for kids of all ages, there are over seven acres of adventures to explore, from stroking and feeding the resident goats through to bouncing along on a tractor ride.
Hardy’s Animal Farm offers tons of activities to keep young minds busy, including the likes of:
Hardy’s Animal Farm is in the Ingoldmells area, a little north up the coast from Skegness and all the attractions on the promenade. This is a largely rural area of the country, so there are no motorways nearby if you plan to travel in by car. Instead you’ll need to make use of a network of A roads, such as coming in on the A16 from Grimsby, the A158 from Lincoln or the A52 from Boston.
Those looking to travel by public transport can always catch a train to the nearest station, Skegness Station, which is 16 minutes in a taxi or a 90 minute walk up the waterfront to reach Hardy’s Farm. Rail services to Skegness connect to the national network via Nottingham. There’s also a bus stop on Chapel Road that’s 15 minutes’ walk to the farm’s entrance. Services calling here include the number 1 bus route running between central Skegness and Chapel St Leonards, as well as the 59 Interconnect from Skegness to Mablethorpe.
A charming nature reserve with a modern visitors centre and bird spotting trails, blossomed out of a former quarry.
Unassumingly hidden on the outskirts of Lincoln, Whisby Nature Park has bloomed since its days as a sand and gravel quarry. Where heavy machinery once roamed, trees now blossom and birdsong fills the air. As nature has reclaimed this once industrious landscape, it’s become an unlikely oasis for both plant and animal life, and one which you’re more than welcome to experience for yourself with a stroll around Whisby’s lakes.
There’s plenty to keep you occupied on a day out at Whisby Nature Park, including:
There are also facilities such as a shop, toilets (including disabled access) and baby changing facilities available when you visit Whisby Nature Park.
You should be able to find Whisby Nature Park easily, as it’s just to the south western outskirts of Lincoln along the A46 road. If you’re driving in from the south, you’ll want to take the A46 in the opposite direction towards Lincoln, while those approaching from the north can follow the A1 (M) into the A1 road and depart onto the A46 just as you approach Newark-on-Trent.
For those using public transport, Hykeham Railway Station is a short distance from Whisby Nature Park, and is served by trains from places like Grimsby, Leicester, Nottingham and Peterborough. It’s a 50 minute walk or five minute drive from the railway station to the park’s entrance. As for buses, there is a stop in the village of Thorpe on the Hill, a few minutes’ walk south of the park’s main entrance. The stop is served by the 16 Simplibus route, which loops from central Lincoln to this area and back again.
A nature reserve with guided walks, landscaped gardens, fishing areas, visitors centre and a small campsite.
Just three miles from the centre of Lincoln lies an unlikely oasis. Home to a diverse selection of plant and animal life, Hartsholme Country Park was established as a protected area in 1974. Featuring a combination of beautiful natural and manmade features – including Victorian landscaped gardens, a reservoir, historic woodlands and grasslands – Hartsholme Country Park is the perfect place to escape the hustle and bustle of daily life.
The park even hosts regular events throughout the year, including frequent bird watching events that are free to attend, as well as children’s craft sessions during the school summer holidays.
If you’re planning a trip to the park, you’ll be able to make use of facilities such as:
Hartsholme Country Park is located at the outskirts of Lincoln’s southwestern suburbs, around three miles away from the city centre. If you’re driving in to visit from elsewhere, you should follow signposted routes for Lincoln on the national motorway network, going as far as the A46 Lincoln Bypass. Use this to reach the Skellingthorpe Roundabout, then head down towards the park along the B1378 Skellingthorpe Road.
If you’ll be needing public transport, you’re best travelling into central Lincoln before heading out from there. You can do this using the number six or number nine bus routes, which run from the centre to a stop that’s 200 metres from the park entrance. There’s also a railway station at Hyekham, which is around 35 minutes’ walk south of the park’s main hub.
A designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) that spans hundreds of square kilometres across the region.
Stretching hundreds of square kilometres across the countryside of eastern England, The Lincolnshire Wolds are a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It’s a largely rural region of farmland and rolling green hills, broken only by a scattering of small and historic villages between the peaks and along its rivers. If you’re a lover of the great outdoors or find your peace in the quieter corners of Britain, Lincolnshire Wolds walks could be the perfect escape for you. But there’s more than the opportunity to stretch your legs that’s great about this protected area.
Covering 220 square miles, and though it may be largely rural, you’ll still find a huge list of things to keep you busy on a trip to the Lincolnshire Wolds. Here are just a few highlights.
Set between the Wolds and the East Coast in a beautiful region of countryside, the Lincolnshire Wolds Railway operates on what was once the main route from Boston to Grimsby. Today, charming heritage trains run on a section of the restored track from Ludborough to North Thoresby. Staffed largely by volunteers, it’s a one of a kind experience that offers some spectacular views along the way.
Sprawling among the tree canopies outside Market Rasen, Wild Pines Park is one of the UK’s largest aerial ropes courses. Open all year round, it has routes to be enjoyed by any family members aged eight or above.
>Nestled on the hills above Goulceby, these four acres of steep chalk escarpment grassland and disused quarry act as a haven for local wildlife. It’s home to a very special selection of rare chalk plants, and the quarry’s exposed red chalk cliffs are a sight to behold.
This spectacular red-brick estate dates from 1700 and boasts a beautiful Victorian walled garden. The poet Tennyson was known to visit the Hall regularly, and it’s said to have inspired many of his works.
For Lincolnshire Wolds maps and more ideas for things to do, check the Lincolnshire Wolds Countryside Service’s official website. It also includes some great suggestions for Lincolnshire Wolds dog walks.
The Lincolnshire Wolds run almost parallel to the region’s north sea coast, in a long band stretching from towns like Caistor and Laceby in the north west, down to the villages of Partney, Candlesby and Willoughby in the south east.
No motorways pass through or adjacent to the Wolds, however those driving in from other parts of the UK should find it handy to head in along the M180 towards Grimsby, then follow signposted routes.
If you’d like to reach the area by public transport, then there are a number of bus routes that run through it. These include the E55S service which runs from Partney to Alford and back, cutting through the southern part of the Wolds, as well as he E83S from Alford to Horncastle. The 50 service from Wragby to Louth cuts through the central section of the Wolds, while the 1501 route from Market Rasen to South Kelsey cuts through a northern section of the Wolds.
There are no national railway services within the Wolds, but you could always travel by train to Skegness, Market Rasen or Grimsby and plan your journey in from there.
A journey beneath the deep, in an exciting display of water-dwelling animals from around the globe.
Along the waterfront of one of the east coast’s most popular seaside resorts, Skegness Aquarium offers an adventure from beneath the waves. Since opening in 2015, this attraction wows thousands of guests every year, with its spectacular displays of water-dwelling creatures from right across the globe.
Themed to the story and characters of Treasure Island, with the chance to meet plenty of pirates along the way, Skegness Aquarium is a family day out that all ages will love.
There are plenty of things to look out for as you move through the aquarium, as well as some incredibly special experiences which can be booked for an additional fee. Highlights across Skegness Aquarium include:
Skegness Aquarium should be easy to find, as it’s right along the town’s promenade on England’s east coast in Lincolnshire. This is a rural part of the country and there aren’t many motorways nearby, so you’ll need to use a network of A roads to travel in by car, including the A16, A158 and A52.
If you’re going to be relying on public transport, you’ll be glad to know there is a large bus station in the town that’s just a few minutes’ walk to the aquarium. From here, services run to places like Boston, Lincoln and Mablethorpe. There’s also a railway station, Skegness Station, right beside here where services connect to the national network via Nottingham.
One of the region’s most popular sandy stretches, lining this famous seaside resort and littered with exciting attractions.
On the rural North Sea shores of England, Skegness Beach is one of the country’s most famous sandy stretches and currently holds a Blue Flag Award. The town around it retains much of its classic seaside resort charm today, with all the amusements, fairgrounds, paddling pools and fish & chips you could hope for. While rain can occasionally dampen its spirits, when Skegness Beach’s weather turns out, there’s nowhere better to be.
Of course, there’s more than just the sand and sea to enjoy with a day out at Skegness Beach. Just metres from the promenade are a whole host of other attractions to pad out your day or weekend with, including:
If you’re visiting Skegness Beach, dogs are not allowed onto the main section of the beach between 1st May and 30th September each year. This includes all the shoreline from the Lifeboat Station on Tower Esplanade, down to the X-Site Skate Park on North Parade. You’re free to bring your dog to any sandy areas outside of these boundaries, however you’re strongly reminded of the importance of cleaning up after your pet. Outside of the May to September summer season, you can walk your pet on the main section of the beach.
Yes, there are several parking areas in around and Skegness. The main Skegness Beach parking is at either Pierside North or Festival car parks, both right beside the Promenade. Slightly further out in each direction you have North End and Princes Parade car parks. There are charges and prices vary throughout the year, so check these online before you travel.
Skegness and its beach sit on the Lincolnshire Coast in the east of England. As a largely rural county, there are no motorways to take you towards Skegness if you’re planning to travel in by car. Instead, you’ll need to use a network of A roads, such as the A16, A158 and A52, depending on your direction.
If you’re planning a trip by public transport, the town hosts a main railway station that’s just a few minutes’ walk to the beach. Services at Skegness Station connect to the national rail network via Nottingham. As for buses, a large terminus in the town sees services stop by from places like Boston, Lincoln and Mablethorpe.
Located in Ingoldmells on the East Coast of Lincolnshire, Fantasy Island is a must-visit destination for the whole family.
Extreme rides and coasters to test thrillseekers’ nerves, and a great variety of family-friendly attractions, including loads designed just for the little ones, can be found here. Home to Europe’s largest seven-day market, Fantasy Island is surrounded by an abundance of restaurants, cafés and bars close by. With exhilarating rides perfect for those looking to get their adrenalin pumping, there’s also tamer alternatives for the little ones to ensure a great day out for all.
It takes approximately 46 minutes to get from Tattershall Lakes to Fantasy Island by car via the A155.
The perfect day out for all the family, Claythorpe Watermill is a small, family run attraction set in the grounds of our 18th century watermill.
Whether you’re looking for a relaxing riverside stroll or time with the kids to enjoy the animals and play on the swings, Claythorpe Watermill is a brilliant day out for all the family. With picturesque views and stunning sights all around, Claythorpe offers the ultimate in relaxing and precious family time. Visiting in the summer? Claythorpe has great riverside dining through the summer evenings and amazing outdoor movie nights in the late summer.
Wild Pines Park offers one of the largest high ropes courses in the United Kingdom, with challenging and exciting activities for visitors of all ages.
Situated in the beautiful woodland of Linwood Warren, Wild Pines Park is open all year round and the perfect day out for all the family. With high ropes courses, treasure hunts, and team building sessions, Wild Pines Park has something for everyone. Whatever the occasion, a family day out, birthday party, school or college trip, Wild Pines Park has what you are looking for – an unforgettable experience high in the treetops.
Natureland Seal Sanctury are known worldwide for rescuing and rehabilitating injured and vulnerable seal pups along the Lincolnshire coastline.
A fantastic day out for all the family, Natureland Seal Sanctuary is an educational and exciting experience to learn about marine wildlife and the efforts taken to protect them. With so much to see as well as the seals, Natureland has something for everyone. The tropical butterfly exhibit is always a favourite, along with visiting the penguins, meerkats, alpacas and lots more!
The Mablethorpe Seal Sanctuary and Wildlife Centre is a seal sanctuary and animal attraction in the coastal town of Mablethorpe, Lincolnshire.
Known for its work with animal rescue the Park has expanded and now has the reputation of homing Seals, Emus, Birds of prey, Lynx, and more recently Meerkats, Reptiles and Primates. The centre works to rehabilitate sick and injured animals across a wide range of species, and offers multiple activities including the Clinton keeling education room and the keeper for the day experience. There’s also a gift shop on site where all profits go towards the care of the sanctuary’s resident and rescued animals.
Sundown Adventureland is an exciting theme park in Nottinghamshire, designed for the under 10’s.
A brilliant day out for all the family, Sundown Adventureland is a fabulous theme park for the under 10s. With multiple rides and attractions to explore, there’s something for everyone at Sundown Adventureland. From Rail Rides to pirate boats, and Ostrich Safari Rides, Sundown Adventureland offers non-stop guaranteed fun. There’s even a gift shop to pick up some well loved souvenirs, as well as multiple play areas for the kids.
For somewhere to stay when you call by the farm, as well as to enjoy everything else that Skegness has to offer, Tattershall Lakes Holiday Park has everything covered. Pick your accommodation from our lineup of cabin-style lodges and glamping tents, each of which is set to a beautiful waterfront view. When you’re not out exploring, there’s a ton of activities to enjoy on-site including everything from archery to watersports, meaning there’s memories to be made here for every member of the family.