Seaside Fun & Days Out!

There’s lots for you and the family to see and do in Lincolnshire!

Richmond Holiday Centre, on the Lincolnshire coast, is ideally located only a short walk from the bustling resort of Skegness with its funfairs and sandy beaches while the tranquillity of beautiful, countryside is just a short drive away.  From building sand castles at the seaside to action packed days out at local attractions there's loads for all the family to do when you holiday at Richmond.

Many of our holiday makers are also drawn to the unspoilt beauty of the Wolds while others head for the many parks, historic castles and nature reserves in the area. Whatever you choose to do, this stretch of the Lincolnshire coast offers an abundance of things to see, do and explore and all are easily reached on foot, by car or nearby public transport.

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Skegness Pier & Beach

Grand Parade, Skegness, PE25 2UE
01754 761341

The thriving seaside resort of Skegness has it all; a coveted Blue Flag Award, miles of clean golden shoreline, a lively pier and safe waters for swimming and the enchanting Fairy Dell paddling play area on the seafront is perfect for little ones.

On the pier there's year-round entertainment for all the family including ten pin bowling, Captain Kids, Hologate Virtual Reality, Escape Rooms and Laser Quest all in one.  Plus amusements, a children's soft play area, food outlets and pier beach bar. 

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Bateman's Brewery Visitor Centre

Salem Bridge Brewery, Mill Lane, Wainfleet All Saints, PE24 4JE
01754 882000

One of the country's oldest family breweries based in a windmill, dating back two centuries and overlooking the River Steeping. Enjoy tours of the Victorian brewhouse, the 'virtual reality' walk round, the world's largest bottled beer collection and indoor games area. Beer garden, shop and 'windmill bar'.

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Bottons Pleasure Beach

Grand Parade, Skegness, PE25 2UE
01754 763 697

Enjoy a typical day out at the funfair, with food and drink stalls, games and of course an exciting range of rides for all ages. Rides include Cup & Saucer, Yo-Yo's, Dodgems, Ghost Train, Big Apple, Formula One, Runaway Train, Waltzer, Giant Wheel, Flying Twist, Pirate Ship, Rockin Roller, Safari Train, Queen Bee, Wild River Log Flume, Flying Dumbo's, Gallopers, Gold Mine River Ride and Freak Out.  Admission free.  Ride tokens can be purchased from kiosks within the park.

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The Skegness Seasiders

Skegness, PE25 2UN

Jump aboard the Skegness Seasiders, your ultimate travel companions in Skegness! Join Rocky and his friends as you take a tour of Skegness' seafront by bus.  These individually-named open-top buses run up and down the Skegness coastline, making it easy to see all the seaside attractions and explore the various resorts nearby. With buses running every 10 minutes on route 3 from Easter to October, it's the perfect way to make the most of Skegness.

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Model Village

Tower Esplanade, Skegness, PE25 3HH
01754 228200

Take a look at a miniature village set in beautiful gardens, depicting English life and culture over the past decades.  Relax and watch the train make its way through the village and look at the miniature shopkeepers making their bread and trading their goods. Walk around the miniature market, cricket ground, boat yard and old-fashioned fairground.  A little bit of fun for all the family!

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Skegness Mini Port

Tower Esplanade, Skegness, PE25 3HH
01754 228200

Join us for a trip on the Mini Port ships. A family attraction that allows the kids to be the Captains!  This is a maritime theme attraction where families can take in some of the best sites in Skegness.  Cruise along the waterway and through the tunnels while you are in complete control of your ship!

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Fairy Dell Paddling Pool

Skegness PE25 3HW

The Fairy Dell in Skegness is a fantastic FREE paddling pool facility run by the local Council, where your children can burn off some energy and enjoy the sunshine.  Complete with interactive sprinklers, an ornamental fountain and lots of weaving pools, there is plenty of water fun to be had here and with ample amounts of seating surrounding the pool, you can sit back and watch your children have a splashing time!

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Magna Vitae Outdoor Pool

Skegness, PE25 2UG
01754 610675

A much-loved local landmark which has been providing summer fun and great memories for over 70 years, offering a range of sessions for adults and families to enjoy in the outdoor and indoor pool and flume.  The complex offers a large heated outdoor swimming pool with a 'beach' area for children to paddle, plenty of seating on the grass area and a serving hatch through to Café Magna offering refreshments.

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EMBASSY THEATRE

Grand Parade, Skegness, PE25 2UG
01754 474100

Widely renowned as the East Coast’s premier live entertainment venue The Embassy Theatre operates all year round. Hundreds of stars have performed on the hallowed stage and many of them have returned time and again as both their popularity and a love of the venue have developed

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Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre

East Kirkby, Spilsby, PE23 4DE
01790 763207

The Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre is a family run museum set up over 20 years ago.  It is now widely seen as a living memorial to the 55,500 men of Bomber Command who lost their lives during WW2 and holds one of the rarest aircraft, an Avro Lancaster Bomber, in its collection along with many wartime vehicles including a Ford WOT1 Crew Bus, the only one of its kind known in existence.  Free parking.

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Gunby Hall

Spilsby, PE23 5SS
01754 890102

Just 7 miles from Skegness is The National Trust’s 18th century Gunby Estate, Hall and Gardens, home to the Massingberd family from 1700 until 1967. The Hall has three floors to explore while outside the gardens are full of colour. Paths across the park & estate offer gentle strolls as well as longer walks, where you can tread the footsteps of Gunby’s former guests including Lord Alfred Tennyson and Ralph Vaughan-Williams. The tea-room offers cakes, sweet treats, savoury snacks and hot and cold drinks. 
 

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Lincolnshire Coast Light Railway

Ingoldmells, PE25 1JF
01754 763520

On summer operating days you can ride in a historic railway carriages, pulled by either one of the historic diesel locomotives, or on steam days  by the Peckett steam locomotive "Jurassic". The diesel locos are based on designs for WW1 trench railways, which later powered transport for agriculture and industry throughout Lincolnshire and the wider world. The steam locomotive "Jurassic" was built in 1903 and spent her working life at a cement works in Southam, near Rugby. Following restoration at the LCLR she returned to steam in mid 2017.

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BATTLE OF BRITAIN MEMORIAL FLIGHT VISITOR CENTRE

Dogdyke Road, Coningsby, LN4 4SY
01522 782040

Home to the only fully operational Lancaster Bomber in the country, this is a unique partnership between Lincolnshire County Council and the Royal Air Force, providing an opportunity to see the historic aircraft at close quarters and to observe the RAF BBMF technicians working to maintain them in airworthy condition.   Gift shop, tea room, free parking and viewing by guided tour only.

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THE HILDREDS CENTRE

Briar Way, Skegness, PE25 3NR 
01754 764899

The Hildreds Shopping Centre is considered to be by many as – the Heart of shopping in Skegness. With 30 shop units it has a great range of well known names and independent retailers where you can buy just about anything from high end fashion to the preverbal bucket and spade. There is car parking for over 300 cars as well as a café and several independent mall kiosk retailers too.

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TOWER CINEMA

111 Lumley Road, Skegness, PE25 3LZ
01754 765152

2-screen cinema with modern interior, showing new blockbusters including all major kids' releases.
 

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XSite Skatepark

North Parade, Skegness PE25 1BF
01754 762 579

X-Site skatepark is a great local spot with something for everyone whether you are a transitions or street skater. The indoor section is a great place to practise the basics or even try and lay down those harder tricks however the street plaza here is the main attraction for many skaters. It is large and open with super smooth surfaces and is the only thing like it in the area, definitely worth heading down to check it out.

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Skegness Bowl

Skegness Pier, Grand Parade, Skegness, PE25 2UE
01754 767376

Enjoy some wonderfully vintage fun at this classic ten pin bowling alley - ideal entertainment if the weather turns!  Battle it out with your friends on the neon lanes or take on your family in a friendly head to head - there are even bumpers and ball guiders to give your little ones a fighting chance! Whether you're a budding professional or just fancy a laugh, Skegness Bowl has all the facilities to make a fantastic day or night out with friends or family.

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Altitude44 – High Wires in Skegness

Grand Parade, Skegness, PE25 2UG
01507 681891

Altitude44 – there’s nothing quite like it anywhere else in the UK. Climb the 4 levels and tackle 44 different obstacles to reach the top. It’s fun on the way up and a thrill on the way down!  Altitude44 is suitable for all ages with a 'junior' course designed for young children so the whole family can take part in the adventure. 

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Atlantis Adventure Golf

Tower Esplanade, Skegness, PE25 3HH
01754 228200

The lost island of Atlantis has emerged at Tower Esplanade, opposite Skegness Aquarium, in the guise of an 18 hole crazy golf course created by half human / half god Altantians. Join us for a fun action packed game based on the underwater world of the lost city. Play your way through colourful coral, mermaids, sunken ships and a submarine!  Suitable for all ages.  Under 12’s must be accompanied by a parent or guardian over 18. The course is pram friendly and suitable for wheelchair access.

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Laser Quest

Skegness Pier, Grand Parade, Skegness, PE25 2UE
01754 767 376

Creep through gloomy tunnels hoping to shoot your rivals in this winning combination of action, adrenaline and lasers - but beware they're hunting you too!  Flashing lights and smoke fill this purpose built arena as you embark on a thrilling interactive quest to laser tag your loved ones. Choose to go solo in competitive free-for-all battles or join together and take on your rivals in an exciting team event. This is serious fun!

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LUCKY STRIKE

Grand Parade, Skegness PE25 2UG
01754 896755

One of the Uk's top Family Entertainment Centres featuring latest amusement machines and high a jackpot casino, plus Go Karts, Orbitors, Route 66 Café and bowling alley, ticket machines with 100's of leading prizes and Kids Soft play areas.

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Fantasy Island

Sea Lane, Ingoldmells, Skegness, PE25 1RH
01754 871944

Family theme park and resort with an awesome mixture of white-knuckle thrills!  Ride The Volcano as it explodes and fires you into the air at 50mph or hold on tight on the Millennium Ride with its turbulent high speeds. Rollercoasters, twisters, dodgems and the log flume are bound to entertain and the 7-day market features over 200 stalls for those looking to indulge in some shopping.  Dogs must be kept on a lead at all times.

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Captain Kids

Skegness Pier, Grand Parade, Skegness, PE25 2UE
01754 760600

While the kids run wild and burn off energy in this indoor play area you can put your feet up and relax. Filled with obstacles, slides, ball pools and rope bridges, this safe soft play area is guaranteed to keep them well occupied, there's even a special zone just for little ones.  Sit back and relax with a free newspaper or magazine and a great choice of refreshments.

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Jump Warriors

Ingoldmells, PE25 1LY
01754 804444

Bounce on trampolines, launch yourself from the Jump Tower, swing through the Ninja Run assault course, joust on the Battle Beam and test yourself on the Cardio Wall.  This is a must for your list of things to do near Skegness.

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Escape Rooms

Skegness Pier, Grand Parade, Skegness, PE25 2UE
01754 761341

A new, fun, challenging activity in Skegness Pier. Locked in a mysterious room with only 60 minutes to get out – do you have what it takes to escape?  You and your team must solve many puzzles, riddles, brain teasers and identify clues using your powers of observation and problem solving and you and your team will have to work together to escape and achieve any targets set by the room.  Designed for groups of 2-6, with 2 escape rooms accommodating up to 12.

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Skegness Stock Car Stadium

Marsh Lane, Orby, Skegness, PE24 5JA
01754 811 228

Enjoy the thrills and spills of stock car racing! Fun for all the family, just two miles inland from Ingoldmells, featuring a quarter mile tarmac race track, its unique wide bends and short straights offer the best Banger and Stock Car racing in the country.  Monster Truck Car Crushing, Car and Motorbike Stunts plus the famous Caravan Bangers.  Family Raceview Bar, covered grandstand and large free car park.  Plus Kids go free to all events.

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Hologate Virtual Reality

Skegness Pier, Grand Parade, Skegness, PE25 2UE

Hologate is the fastest growing virtual reality system in history and the worldwide market leader! You don’t have to book, simply pop along and be ready to have some serious fun! Just put on the HOLOGATE headsets and all of you will be transported into an immersive world of virtual reality where you’ll fight robots, zombies and dragons, or even challenge each other with virtual snowballs!  Play together as a team or challenge your friends to a player vs. player competitive match.

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EMPIRE BOWL

Grand Parade, Skegness PE25 2UG
01754 761689

Featuring one of the newest luxury full size bowling lanes in the UK, boasting 10 lanes plus the rest of the complex is jam packed with Coffee Shops, Diners and a fantastic Sport’s Bar with New York Style dining. 
 

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Gibraltar Point National Nature Reserve

Skegness, PE24 4ST
01754 898057

A delightfully peaceful wildlife haven just a few miles from the bustle of Skegness, home to a diverse range of birds, plants and animals. Wander this marvellous stretch of unspoilt coastline and discover skylarks performing song flights above lilac coloured sea marsh, or walk the beach and spot seals lying on the sandbanks. The lagoons and ponds attract a large number of wading birds including snipe and avocet. Please note dogs are only permitted on the beach between September and March.

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Natureland Seal Sanctuary

North Parade, Skegness, PE25 1DB
01754 764345

A haven for injured and orphaned seals where you can watch them recuperate and prepare for the wild and meet lots of other animals too!  See Jackass penguins get seriously excited at feeding time, admire mischievous meerkats darting around, feed the goats in Pets Corner, marvel at the beautiful fish in the Aquarium or come face-to-face with terrifying crocodiles, snakes and scorpions! Of course, the seals are centre stage - the sanctuary's permanent residents love to show off in daily events.  

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Skegness Aquarium

Skegness, PE25 3HH
01754 228200

Take a journey to an underwater world of marine life, pirates and lost treasure! Explore the tanks and spot an incredible variety of fish, from venomous predators to colourful shoals of tropical fish! Every area of the aquarium has its own distinctive character. Wander through the Wreck of Hispaniola, snoop in Long John Silver’s Store, stray into the sunken hold, pretend to swim through the sea cave and touch the sand of Treasure Island.

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The Village Church Farm

Church Road South, Skegness, PE25 2HF
01754 766658

Lincolnshire’s only open air farming museum revisits Skegness of yesteryear.  Explore the large 18th-century farmhouse, the oldest building in Skegness, and see what life was like in Victorian times - you can dress up in period costumes! The centrepiece, however, is Bob the steam traction engine, a wonderful relic from times past.  Also visit the tea room for a warm welcome and a choice of freshly cooked food and delicious cakes at affordable prices!

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Hardy’s Animal Farm

Anchor Lane, Ingoldmells, PE25 1LZ
01754 872267

A great day out in over seven acres of Lincolnshire countryside, with loads of things to do and animals for you to meet, feed and make friends with.  You can see pigs being born in their specially glazed breeding unit and feed the goats, cattle, and many other animals, allowing children to learn about modern farming and interact with animals in a safe and fun environment. They have baby lambs, goats, cows and chicks being born throughout the year.  A great day out, whatever the weather!

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Rushmoor Country Farm Park & Falconry Centre

Louth Road, North Cockerington, Louth, LN11 7DY
01507 328706

Say hello to all of your farmyard favourites and even give them a big cuddle at this fantastic farm park.  Goats, ponies and rabbits are just some of the animals you'll meet and if you're visiting in Spring then you can help feed the new born baby lambs! The park is also home to a large number of birds of prey, from adorable snowy owls to awesome Harris hawks, a tea room and experiences such as farming and falconry. 

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Lincolnshire Wildlife Park

Dickonhill Road, Friskney, PE22 8PP
0871 3841130

One of the country's largest animal sanctuaries with over 2,000 exotic birds and 11 Bengal tigers - time to take a step into the wild!  Remarkably this haven is home to a third of all Britain's parrots, enter the walk-in aviary and let these exotic birds get close to you - see them fly overhead and they might even land on you! The park's other residents - otters, meerkats and lemurs are wonderful to observe. 

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ARK Wildlife Park

Stickney, PE22 8BD
01205 481468

An all weather attraction throughout the year, set in the beautiful Lincolnshire countryside, with a wide range of animals, offering visitors the chance to get up close with stunning exotic mammal species, amazing reptiles and some familiar friends.  Some of the animal residents you can meet include Eurasian lynx, jaguarundi, macaques, meerkats, caiman, lemur monkeys, raccoons, snakes, foxes, coatis, civets, tanukis, porcupines, iguanas, pygmy goats, wallabies and many more.

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North Sea Observatory

Chapel St Leonard’s, Skegness, PE24 5XA
01522 552222

At Chapel Point, the UK’s first purpose-built coastal marine observatory, enjoy panoramic views out to sea through the geometric shapes and large windows. Spot the beautiful wildlife in their natural habitats as you stand high above the sand dunes, before exploring inside the centre which boasts an exhibition area, art space and a café. Head outside and enjoy a nice quiet walk along the beach which also serves as an impressive gateway to the Lincolnshire Coastal Country Park.

 

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LINCOLNSHIRE COASTAL PATH

The England Coast Path from Sunny Skeg to Mablethorpe is the first official section of the coastal path to open in Lincolnshire. Following the North Sea coast through numerous seaside resorts, including Ingoldmells, Chapel St Leonards, Anderby Creek, Sutton on Sea and finally Mablethorpe.

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