The Best Things To Do In Lincolnshire - Explore This Charming and Often Overlooked County
Lincolnshire might not immediately spring to mind when thinking of a weekend escape or family holiday but as the second largest county in England, and one of the least populated, travel PR agency investigates the best things to do in Lincolnshire.
Thanks to expert advice from Lincolnshire native, and owner of Bainland Lodge Park, Simon Craddock, we can share with you the best local know-how for exploring this charming and often overlooked region. And Lincolnshire is definitely NOT all flat!
Best beachy adventures to discover from your base at Bainland:
Sutton on Sea is a brilliant blue flag award-winning sandy beach on the Lincolnshire coast. And it simply isn’t crowded. Perfect for a picnic or even a swim for the brave. suttononsea.info
Every November and December, grey seals come to the Donna Nook coastline to give birth to their pups near the sand dunes; you can literally watch baby seals being born right in front of you – it is breathtaking lincstrust.org.uk
Bainland’s dog friendly accommodation means that Simon knows the best beaches for bringing along your four-legged friends and top of the list is Moggs Eye. Also known as Huttoft, this is a quiet, rural beach backed by grassy sand dunes. And dogs are allowed on the beach all year round
Step back in time with a trip to Humberston Fitties – a wide sandy beach at the mouth of the Humber Estuary from where you can spot boats rolling in, see views of World War II forts and admire the collection of over 300 vintage holiday chalets that line the sand dunes thebeachguide.co.uk/north-east-england/lincolnshire/
Best things to do on Bainland’s doorstep:
Lincolnshire offers some of the UK’s best star-gazing opportunities. Bainland’s collection of glamping tents, lake-side lodges and family villas are all designed to take advantage of just that, with terraces and hots tubs from which to see the starry skies. But for those wanting more, guided star-gazing experiences can be booked on the Lincolnshire Wolds, just 20 minutes from Bainland www.stargazingexperiences.co.uk
One of England’s oldest cinemas is just a walk away from Bainland. The quirky Kinema in the Woods in Woodhall Spa has been entertaining visitors since 1922…even the original organ still gets played during the intermission. Kinema in the Woods is open every day of the year except Christmas Day thekinemainthewoods.co.uk
The Petwood Hotel, also in Woodhall Spa, is steeped in British history. It was once home to the famous Dambusters, and the bar which became the Officers Mess in 1944, has remained practically unchanged. There are also beautiful landscaped gardens to walk in and the food is great too petwood.co.uk
Lincolnshire is rich in aviation heritage with plenty of visitor attractions you can visit to commemorate its historic involvement in warfare, but if you are staying at Bainland Lodge Park, you just need to look up! Almost every day, Spitfire, Hurricane and Lancaster planes fly overhead from their base at RAF Coningsby. Staff and guests alike can often be found gazing upwards at the sound of the gentle hum as they try to be the first to identify which of the planes they have spotted overhead!
Cultural Must-do’s for any visit to Lincolnshire:
No visit to Lincolnshire is complete without a trip to what is considered to be the ‘heart of the county’ – Lincoln Cathedral. It is only a 30 minute drive away from Bainland and showcases one of Europe’s finest Gothic buildings. The views from the roof and tower, once the tallest building in Europe, are stunning. Make a day of it and include a visit to Lincoln Castle, home to the 1215 Magna Carta, as well as to the International Bomber Command Centre, a tribute for those to remember the historical legacy of the Bomber Command during the Second World War visitlincoln.com
And for those seeking craft rather than culture Simon recommends Alford, an amazing market town between the Lincolnshire Wolds and the East Coast, just half an hour from Bainland. The big draw is the Alford Craft Market, which celebrates local art and crafts
Bainland Lodge Park, a collection of laid-back luxury lodges, safari tents and family-friendly accommodation set within a 45-acre eco-park in the Lincolnshire countryside, provides guests with the perfect opportunity to relish in the quiet rural landscape, to relax and feel reconnected to nature. The park has recently been rewilded and wild swimming lakes have been added. There are now two new stunning luxury villas with their very own outdoor heated swimming pools and each sleeping up to 24 guests, ideal for big family gatherings or groups of friends. Activities at Bainland are designed to create a gentle buzz of activity, from cycling around on hire bikes exploring the local area and playing tennis to friendly five-a-side football games and channelling Robin Hood at the archery centre.
To find out more about their dog-friendly accommodation, romantic getaways, luxury Safari tents and brand new villas, The English Garden Villa and The English Country Villa, or to book your stay visit www.bainland.co.uk