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Days out in Lincolnshire

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From picturesque countryside with historic market towns and quaint villages, to an award-winning coastline, there are plenty of great options for a day out in this county of contrasts.  

We’re lucky enough to have not one, not two, but three holiday parks in Lincolnshire — Cleethorpes Beach, Golden Sands and Skegness — in privileged positions along the coast with great beach access. However, if you fancy a day away from the coast, then Lincoln has plenty to offer in the way of attractions. Got an energetic bunch of kids to entertain? Whether it’s on the weekend or during the school holidays, our list of family days out in Lincolnshire will come in very handy indeed.

1. RSPB Frampton Marsh 

1. RSPB Frampton Marsh 

Address: Roads Farmhouse, Frampton Roads, Boston PE20 1AY 

Frampton Marsh is a freshwater habitat that provides a close view of the abundant birdlife in The Wash, with several hides and different habitats to explore. You’re sure to get a warm welcome when you visit Frampton Marsh which is great value for money thanks to the highly reasonable entry fees. They have a selection of walks and the knowledgeable guides will explain the likely walk times. You have a good chance of seeing a rare visitor such as the Pacific golden plover, avocet or a Black stork, and an even better chance of catching a sight of a spoonbill, short eared owl, or hen harrier.  

Even if you’re not the world's keenest birdwatcher, The Wash is a great place for a walk or bike ride and a truly excellent one for photography thanks to magnificent views, especially at sunset or sunrise. The parking is included in your entrance fee (free for RSPB members). On your return, why not enjoy a coffee and a cake in the cosy café?

2. ARK Wildlife & Dinosaur Park 

2. ARK Wildlife & Dinosaur Park 

Address: West Fen Lane, Stickney PE22 8BD 

More of a rescue centre for exotic animals than your typical zoo, ARK exotic animal sanctuary retains the fun, family vibe of a traditional zoo. Here you can see a variety of captivating animals, from fascinating mammals to exotic reptiles and some of your favourite farmyard friends. The sanctuary is twice winner of the BBC Make a Difference award in the animal welfare category. You can be assured of the fact that all of the animals you encounter are living their best lives, having been rescued from the European pet trade.  

The site has excellent indoor and outdoor play facilities, plus you and your kids can enjoy indoor attractions such as the Tropical House, Meerkat and Familiar Friends Barn, Dino Racers and an escape room (which must be booked in advance). The Lemur Lake is Lincolnshire’s first and only primate island, it’s a very peaceful place to walk around, with butterflies to spot and some huge, interactive dinosaur models. There’s something to enjoy here for all ages, so it’s a great option for a day out in Lincolnshire. 

3. Baytree Owl & Wildlife Centre 

Address: High Rd, Weston, Spalding PE12 6JU 

One of the longest-running owl and bird of prey centres in the county, Baytree Owl & Wildlife Centre has been providing families with one of the most affordable days out in Lincolnshire for over three decades. The collection comprises over 100 birds and the centre contributes to global conservation efforts through a breeding programme. There are flight demonstrations where you can see several raptors or even a vulture takes to the skies. You can also enjoy hands-on demonstrations led by the knowledgeable staff who will ensure you have an informative experience that’s great for kids.

Discover breaks in Lincolnshire

An image showing the piazza at Skegness Holiday Park

Skegness, Lincolnshire

4 nights from £49
Cleethorpes Beach self catering holidays

Cleethorpes Beach, Lincolnshire

4 nights from £49
Golden Sands self catering holidays

Golden Sands, Lincolnshire

4 nights from £49

4. Doddington Hall  

4. Doddington Hall  

Address: Main St, Doddington, Lincoln LN6 4RU 

Doddington Hall is an Elizabethan prodigy house (a fancy word for mansion), complete with walled courtyards and a gabled gatehouse. There’s lots to see and knowledgeable volunteers to answer your queries. The 'forgotten room' holds many curiosities from times past. There are also five acres of romantic walled and wild gardens full of delightful blooms, and a Kitchen Garden growing vegetables for the popular farm shop and restaurant.

Also, look out for the three sweet chestnut trees that are around 450 years old. Between mid-July and mid-September there is a sculpture exhibition with 340 sculptures included in the ticket price and there’s ample free car parking on site, meaning there’s no excuse to miss out on this excellent attraction.

5. Woolsthorpe Manor 

Address: Grantham NG33 5NR, UK 

This beautiful National Trust-owned 17th-century farmhouse is where Sir Issac Newton grew up and had his famous revelation. Discover the story of Sir Isaac Newton in every room of Woolsthorpe Manor, from his years as a childhood prodigy, to his time as President of the Royal Society. You’ll learn more about Sir Isaac Newton than you ever did at school.  

The main attraction for many will be the orchard containing the original 400-year-old tree from which the apple fell that inspired Newton to discover the law of gravity. Young children can experience the fun of science for themselves at the hands-on discovery centre, and who knows, perhaps your kids will be inspired to become the next Sir Isaac Newton.

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Price excludes 2024 site fees, running costs and add-ons requested at point of sale. Subject to status and availability.

As at 22 April 2024, price is available at Skegness only.

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Price excludes 2024 site fees, running costs and add-ons requested at point of sale. Subject to status and availability.   

As at 12 July 2024, price is available at Blue Dolphin. Cleethorpes Beach, Combe Haven, Caister, Craig Tara, Far Grange, Greenacres, Golden Sands, Haggerston Castle, Orchards, Quay West and Wild Duck until the stock has been sold. Haven reserves the right to withdraw this offer at any time. 

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Park cannot be used as a permanent residence. Haven Leisure Ltd is registered in England (No. 01968698) and is a FCA appointed representative of Bourne Leisure Limited (t/a Haven).  Bourne Leisure Ltd is registered in England (No. 04011660) and is authorised and regulated by the FCA (Financial Services Register No. 312847) as a credit broker and insurance distributor. Registered office: One Park Lane, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, HP2 4YL. We may receive commission from the finance provider if you enter into an agreement with them.  

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Price excludes 2024 site fees, running costs and add-ons requested at point of sale. Subject to status and availability.  

As at 9 June 2024, price is available at Cleethorpes Beach, Craig Tara, Golden Sands, Haggerston Castle, Skegness and The Orchards only. 

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Park cannot be used as a permanent residence. Haven Leisure Ltd is registered in England (No. 01968698) and is a FCA appointed representative of Bourne Leisure Limited (t/a Haven). Bourne Leisure Ltd is registered in England (No. 04011660) and is authorised and regulated by the FCA (Financial Services Register No. 312847) as a credit broker and insurance distributor. Registered office: One Park Lane, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, HP2 4YL. We may receive commission from the finance provider if you enter into an agreement with them. 

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Offer cannot be combined with any other offer, discount, or promotion. Offer may be withdrawn or changed at any time without notice. Full site fees will be payable for subsequent years.

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Park cannot be used as a permanent residence. Haven Leisure Ltd is registered in England (No. 01968698) and is a FCA appointed representative of Bourne Leisure Limited (t/a Haven). Bourne Leisure Ltd is registered in England (No. 04011660) and is authorised and regulated by the FCA (Financial Services Register No. 312847) as a credit broker and insurance distributor. Registered office: One Park Lane, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, HP2 4YL. We may receive commission from the finance provider if you enter into an agreement with them.

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‘Make no site fee payments when using Let2offset until 2031’ is available at 33 Haven parks excluding Burnham, Cardigan View, Far Grange, Garreg Wen, Lydstep Beach, Riviere Sands and Seaview.  The letting income received will vary by make, model and location. The monthly site fee payment does not include running costs e.g. utilities, rates & insurance.

“Make no site fee payments when using Let2offset until 2031” is applicable to new and existing customer purchases of new Atlas Sahara 3 Bed or equivalent or superior grade holiday home purchases made through Haven where customers have also signed up to Haven’s Let2offset contract. It is not applicable to private sales and cannot be used in conjunction with our free Site Fee promotion.  It is available across 40% of eligible Parks and applies when letting a new Atlas Sahara 3 Bed holiday home (or equivalent or superior grade for 15 weeks.

An example of how “Make no site fee payments when using Let2offset until 2031” operates under Let2offset is the purchase of an Atlas Sahara 3 Bed holiday home at Primrose Valley with a monthly site fee of £585.00 (includes purchasing discount of £45) and monthly letting income of £803.67. The monthly difference equates to £218.67, which will be credited to the owner's account. Both letting income and site fees are subject to yearly pricing reviews and the monthly site fee costs and letting income shown in the example are based on 2024 figures.

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Images are shown for representational purposes. Access to holiday home is subject to park opening times.

Park cannot be used as a permanent residence. Haven Leisure Ltd is registered in England (No. 01968698) and is a FCA appointed representative of Bourne Leisure Limited (t/a Haven). Bourne Leisure Ltd is registered in England (No. 04011660) and is authorised and regulated by the FCA (Financial Services Register No. 312847) as a credit broker and insurance distributor. Registered office: One Park Lane, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, HP2 4YL. We may receive commission from the finance provider if you enter into an agreement with them.

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