Lincolnshire is a small county in the eastern part of central England. This place is a much sought after holiday destination for families as it boasts some of the best seaside resorts in the UK. It is rural; it is remote, and yet it offers all you need for a cracking family holiday. It will give you an enriching experience of history, combined with boutique shopping, a plethora of locations for eating out and its surrounding countryside waiting to be explored. All these make Lincolnshire a real attraction for a much-needed city break with your family.
When to visit Lincolnshire
The beauty of Lincolnshire is that you can visit it pretty much any time during the year. It is never too crowded to put you off. But, it is advisable to make a prior booking of the resorts, especially for trips during the school holiday periods.
Things to do in Lincolnshire
Visit family- friendly resorts
You may visit some of the widely regardedfamily-friendly resorts along the coast of Lincolnshire. The Skegness in the southern side (with its famous mascot – Jolly Fisherman) is a major attraction for families all year round. You may also visit other larger village resorts in the Chapel St Leonards and Ingoldmells that offer a big concentration of holiday sites. These resorts will offer you many avenues of amusements, leisure activities, and shopping experience. Also, if you want a more traditional seaside environment, you can visit the resorts in Mablethorpe, a seaside town known for its golden sands.
You will find another famous group of resorts along the seaside of Cleethorpes and Humberston in the North-East Lincolnshire. Your family will enjoy the caravan and wonderful holiday sites here. The local golf courses here also attract many people.
Hit the beaches
You will find some of the best-known beaches in the UK on the coasts of Lincolnshire. Beaches at Butlins, Pleasure Beach at Skegness, Leisure Fairground in Mablethorpe, The Ingoldmells Fantasy Island and the Theme Park at Pleasure Island in Cleethorpes will give a never-before experience to your family, especially the kids.
Explore the nature
The Fenland area in the south-eastern part of Lincolnshire attracts migratory birds. You will get ample opportunities for fishing and boat trips too.
Other attractions are the natural reserves at Saltfleetbay, Theddlethorpe and Gibraltar Point. Your kids will cherish the native seal colony at the Donna Nook reserve.
Take your kids for a day’s outing to the Wildlife and Butterfly Park near the Long Sutton village. This is a tropical wonder with a house of numerous birds and butterflies and a bird-of-prey center. You will also find here an animal center, a reptile room, and an ant room. Your kids will particularly like the activity castle and the adventure playground.
A tour of the Wolds
A holiday in Lincolnshire is not complete without a tour of the wolds, a ‘must-visit’ destination with outstanding natural beauty and historic links. Lord Tennyson, the Great Poet, lived here during his early years. The RAF stations, the Aviation Heritage Centre, the Battle of Britain Memorial Centre will take you through a tour of the World War II era. This area is also popular for walking and cycling activities, and the famous Wolds Walking Festival attracts a lot of tourists every year.
Explore the villages and market towns
The well-tended village greens, thatched-roof cottages and the gentler pace of life therein will provide you the perfect escape route from the hustle and bustle of your city life. Also, many of these villages around Lincoln Edge will make ideal bases for you to explore those spectacular Fens.
Visit Boston, which used to be a seaport earlier and was later revived to a beautiful agricultural market town, is a sight to behold. The open-air auction on every Wednesday, the daily market, and the farmer’s market are absolute treats for a tourist.
Crowland is another stunningly beautiful destination with thatched cottages. Here you will get to see the ruins of one of the most famous Benedictine monasteries in Britain. The Trinity Bridge is another famous tourist attraction. Spalding is a home of wonderful Fens and flowers.
You can visit Louth, a famous Georgian town sitting on the Greenwich Meridian – which is marked profoundly here. You can literally be on both the eastern and the western hemisphere at the same time- by keeping each foot on either side of the Meridian!
Witham Valley Country Park
This is a wonderful mixture of open spaces and lush green parks. The Witham Valley Park area boasts natural reserves, diverse species of flora and fauna and other sites for specific scientific and bio-diversity interests. You can also avail horse riding and cycling facilities along the breathtaking woods.
Spend time at Lincoln
You can have a well-deserved rest at the picturesque Steep Hill which also has a magnificent cathedral and a castle as major tourist attractions. The modern City of Lincoln is at the bottom of the hill which is full of quality pubs, restaurants, and malls. The open-top bus service named “Tour Lincoln” will take you for a ride along the attractions in Lincoln city and its live commentary to give you a never-before experience. You can take your kids for free.
If you’ve had enough of your outdoor tours, you can enjoy a full programme of leisurely activities like day spas too.
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