Skegness is one of the most popular holiday destinations in the United Kingdom and this lovely seaside town in Lincolnshire offers plenty of fun activities for the whole family to enjoy. Whether you are strolling down the famous Skegness Pier, dining at one of the local restaurants or enjoying the beach – you and your family will have a lot of fun here in this charming town.
Here are some ideas of what you can do while exploring around Skegness:
The beaches in Skegness are very long, sandy and clean and they have been awarded the Blue Flag designation for cleanliness – making them the perfect destination for a sunny day out with the family. Central Beach also offers a fantastic pier, exciting rides, an indoor butterfly conservatory and a seal nature sanctuary. The swimming at the beach is safe and there are lifeguards on duty from June to September. Also, if you want a bit of an adrenaline rush the surfing and body-boarding on a windy day is a lot of fun.
If you have little ones who need to let off some steam, they can play to their heart’s desire and run off their excess energy at Captain Kids Adventure World. This is a large and safe indoor adventure area, which offers ball pits, slides, obstacles and much more. It also offers a separate toddler area, where little ones can play safely without being knocked over by the bigger kids. Captain Kids Adventure World is located right on the Skegness Pier, so it’s very easy to find.
Natureland is known for rehabilitating and rescuing injured and orphaned seal pups that have been stranded on the beaches of Lincolnshire. You can visit this nature sanctuary and see the seals in various stages of the rehabilitation process.
However, Natureland offers more than just seals. There are many other beautiful creatures, such as tropical butterflies, penguins, goats, reptiles, fish and much more. It’s a great opportunity for your children to learn more about animals and the natural world.
On a hot summer day, why not cool down with a swim in the Embassy Outdoor Swimming Complex? This is a large 25m swimming complex with six lanes – which also offers a 29 station fitness suite and a 33m flume. It is open from June until September every day of the week and on bright and sunny days it is a very popular place to relax and swim – don’t forget to wear your sun cream!
This is an 18 hole golf course that is a lot of fun for the whole family – with Aztec and pirate themes. It is easy to play so that kids of all ages can enjoy – making it the ideal family activity in Skegness. It is located right beside the Sea Life Centre.
The only open air museum in Lincolnshire, the Village Church Farm is located right in the heart of the seaside town of Skegness. It was built in 1760 and offers a glimpse back in time at what life was like in a Victorian farmhouse. There are plenty of interesting family fun events throughout the year at the museum, so check their website to find out about what’s on!
In the nearby scenic village of Friskney, you will find the Parrot Zoo – the only dedicated parrot zoo in all of Europe. It is home to 1350 beautiful and colourful birds and has more rescued parrots than anywhere in the UK. The birds live within large enclosures and as you walk through the aviary you can see these brightly hued creatures up close and personal. There is also a café or a bar on site, as well as a picnic area so that you can bring your own snacks.
These are just a few of the fun attractions that you can enjoy in Skegness during your holiday. With so many exciting things to see and do around this great UK destination, you are sure to have an action-packed break this year. Why not start planning your seaside getaway today?