On the East coast of England, Lincolnshire is a stunning holiday destination, full of traditional seaside resorts such as Skegness and Mablethorpe. It’s not just beaches though, the area offers plenty of local attractions making it easy to plan your days out for your holiday dates.
Amusement parks are always good holiday fun, and no holiday in Lincolnshire would be complete without a trip to Skegness. So while you’re there why not visit Fantasy Island where you’ll find rides and fun, plus shows, markets and special events through high season too.
From big roller coasters to bumper cars, it’s an action packed day of family fun. There are stalls, and play areas, soft play and an arcade, with plenty of areas to eat around park too making it a complete day out for all the family.
In addition to the permanent features Fantasy Island also hosts markets, shows and special events so it’s advisable to check the website before your holiday so you can see exactly what’s on! www.fantasyisland.co.uk
Mablethorpe Seal Sanctuary
You might not see many seals around the sea in Lincolnshire but a trip to Maplethorpe Seal sanctuary and nature reserve is a wonderful day out for all the family. Get up close and personal with many of the creatures at the sanctuary, including the seals, and enjoy a lovely day out!
The park is just 50 metres from the coast at Maplethorpe so the sanctuary is easily accessible from much of the Lincolnshire area and being so close by you can combine a day out in the town and seaside with a trip to the seal sanctuary too. Enjoy the seabird sanctuary, look at some birds of prey and see the seals close up while learning about marine life and conservation.
Opening times at the Seal Sanctuary do vary with the season and the weather but you can check full opening times on their website at. www.thesealsanctuary.com
In the county town of Lincoln you’ll find the historic Lincoln Castle with history dating from 60AD. There’s been a castle on the site since the 12 century, which means it has a history as a prison and court for over 900 years. The castle is the home of the Magna Carta, possibly one of the most historic documents to still exist in Britain, so a day out is fun and educational too.
Located in the heart of Lincoln the castle is easily accessible from the entire county and makes a lovely, and unusual day out. The castle gardens are beautiful, particularly in the summertime, but the mainly indoor tour makes the venue virtually weatherproof too, perfect for any British holiday!
Long term renovations at the castle mean that it’s probably best to check with the website before you head out to avoid disappointment.www.lincolnshire.gov.uk/lincoln-castle/
Lincoln Historic Walks
It’s always nice to catch up on the history of the area you are visiting and in Lincolnshire you can do that with the Lincoln History Walks which take place throughout the year.
There are two walks to choose from, head out on the Ghost trail and enjoy the haunting old stories of Lincoln, while trying to spot some spooks for yourself, or choose the medieval tour and learn how life was between 1000 and 1500AD for everyone from peasants to Lords.
The walks are suitable for all the family and offer something a little big different to do on your holiday, but dates and tour times do vary throughout the year, so find out all the information about booking yourself into a tour during your holiday on the website. www.lincolnhistorywalks.co.uk