The eastern coast of the UK has more than it’s fair share of history, heritage and culture. There isn’t much that Lincolnshire doesn’t have to offer! For that reason, we’ve been a staple in British “stay-cations” for decades, and the reason why is simple.
It has some absolutely stunning beaches, that offer the best in gaudy British seaside fare, and some excellent traditional chip shops to grab some munch after a jaunt along the beach. The natural areas have been protected, and so have remained a hub of conservation for wildlife native to Britain. There aree also many great places to visit as a family!
Perhaps one of the most popular is family-friendly Skegness beach, which is reflected in the bustling scene during the warmer British weather. It offers a plethora of amusement arcades, great transport links and an award winning sandy beach complete with donkey rides for children.
If you’re looking for a quieter stroll along a seafront, then the equally beautiful Sutton-On-Sea is a must. It has remained unspoiled by the foils of modernisation, and instead has remained a quintessential British seaside town which prides itself on offering a more tranquil holiday destination that it’s neighbour, Mablethorpe.
Skegness Stadium (or Raceway) sits just a couple of miles outside Ingoldmells. This hugely popular parkway gains a lot of adrenalin junkie visitors. The quarter mile long tack features everything from “banger” racing to motorbike stunt shows that make for a great day out for families. They even feature a “caravan bangers” show! The races only take place on weekends between March and November, so be sure to check it out during the summer months.
A quirky little windmill sat just near Wainfleet in Lincolnshire now plays host to Bateman’s Brewery Visitors Centre. Famed for their traditional cask-conditioned ales, Bateman’s also own a large number of traditional British pubs across the county. If you felt like taking a tour to see how they create their amazing beers, the brewery offers tours of their grounds for a nominal fee, whereby you get to wander around the brewhouse and even sample some of the products.
Lincolnshire is well known for its agriculture, and with that comes an assortment of family friendly farms that are great to visit with the kids. Ark Wildlife Park is a privately owned lot that features an activity barn, a tropical house with butterflies and other exotic creatures, as well as a show barn where some of the farms most popular critters venture out to perform.
Similarly, The Jungle Zoo located near Cleethorpes plays host to owls, goats, monkeys and lemurs, where visitors get to interact with the creatures up close. They also feature regular talks with the animal keepers, and feeding sessions as well as demonsrations of the animals’ wonderful personalities and unique traits!
Not far from Skegness beach lies Fantasy Island, a must-visit place for families looking for a thrill! The hugely popular amusement park features everything from rides to rollercoasters, and includes a soft play centre and live character shows for younger visitors. There’s even one of Europe’s largest seven day markets nearby, as well as a plethora of cafes, restaurants and bars to escape to in the evenings.
Squirrelled away south of Skegness sits Gibralta Point National Nature Reserve. Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust take great care to maintain the indigenous creatures that call the freshwater marshes and seashore home. A winding path takes visitors through areas populated by local wildlife, and a large rooftop viewing platform gives scenic views of the stunning area. Just one look proves just why it’s a site of scientific interest, and home to a rare breed of frog.
Nestled between Chapel St Leonards and Skegness sits Anderby Creek, a picturesque area where you will not find arcades or other standard seaside fare. The area actually has a new building restriction on it, meaning its natural beauty has remained unchanged; it does however feature amenities such as a beach café, a pub with a beer garden and a small shop in the village.
Just near Anderby Creek sits Cloud Bar. Unlike the name suggests, the menu does not feature any alcoholic beverages but rather a list of clouds that eagle-eyed visitors might be able to spot! The wooden structure was the first of it’s kind, and since being built in 2009 has proven to be hugely popular with nature lovers paying a visit to the East Coast of Lincolnshire.
No matter what your situation is, there is somewhere for you to visit on the East Coast.