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Whether you like to explore the countryside or enjoy all the fun of a seaside town, Richmond Holiday Centre in Skegness is the ideal base for your holiday.

A gentle stroll brings you to the bustling resort of Skegness with its funfairs, sandy beaches and donkey rides. Walks in the countryside are just a short drive away. Many of our visitors are drawn to the unspoilt beauty of the Wolds and the wild, open scenery of the nearby Gibraltar Point Nature Reserve. Others head for farms and parks, historic castles or the local golf courses. Whatever you choose to do, this stretch of the Lincolnshire coast offers many lovely days out, all easily reached on foot, by car or nearby public transport.

 

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Skegness Pier & Beach

Grand Parade, Skegness, PE25 2UE

At Skegness Pier you'll find ten pin bowling, laserquest, camel racing, hi-tech video games and, the latest craze to come from America, glow-bowling; amusement arcades, a children's soft play area and food outlets.
Free parking.

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or call 01754 761 341

 


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Bottons Pleasure Beach

Grand Parade, Skegness, PE25 2UE

Stretching from the Clock Tower Esplanade to Skegness Pier, you'll find a wide variety of rides for adults and children; games and amusements; snooker club; adventure putting course; bowling alley, shops and side shows. Admission free. Ride tokens can be purchased form kiosks within the park.
Open: March-October (times vary; daily in peak season)

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or call 01754 763 697

 


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Skegness Stock-Car Stadium

Marsh Lane, Orby, Skegness, PE24 5JA

Enjoy the thrills and spills of stock car racing! Skegness Stadium offers a full range of facilities for all the family. Enjoy different types of oval racing, from metal mashing of the Bangers, to the full on contact of Brisca F1 Stock Cars and pure race machines of the National Hot Rods.
Open: March-November (times vary)

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or call 01754 811 228

 


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Bateman's Brewery Visitor Centre

Salem Bridge Brewery, Wainfleet, Lincs PE24 4JE

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'.
Open: Wednesday-Sunday (inclusive), 11.30am-2.30pm

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or call 01754 882 009

 


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Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre

East Kirkby, Spilsby, Lincs PE23 4DE

The Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre is a family run museum and was 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. Free parking.
Open: Open Monday to Saturday, closed on Sundays.
Summertime (Easter Weekend- Last Weekend in October) 9.30am-5pm (last entry 4pm)
Wintertime (Last Monday of October - Easter Weekend) 10.00am-4pm (Last entry 3pm)

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or call 01790 763207

 


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Alford Craft Market & Windmill

High quality, hand-crafted goods from in and around Lincolnshire. The Spring Bank holiday usually has working Crafts demonstrations while the August Bank holiday includes musical entertainment, story telling, street theatre and Morris dancing. Entrance is free.
Open: Times vary

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or call 01522 687 911

 


Holiday Towns & Villages in Lincolnshire

 

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Louth

Louth is a busy market town located on the River Lud, with a maze of narrow streets and its skyline dominated by the 295ft spire of the 15th Century St James' Church. On the edge of town is Hubbard's Hills, a pretty valley and parkland, with a riverside setting that is perfect for picnics.  As well as the street and farmers markets, there are lots of shops, cafes, tearooms, pubs and restaurants, plus the Louth Museum & Wyvale Garden Centre are worth a visit.

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Alford

On the edge of the Wolds, Alford is a charming market town & craft centre.  Craftspeople & artisans flock to the town to demonstrate their skills at the seasonal festivals and weekly craft markets held during the summer.  Alford also features the Five Sailed Windmill, a rural gem six stories high, and home to an antiques shop & tearoom, plus there's the Alford Manor House, reputedly the largest thatched Manor House in the country, originally built in 1611 and open to visitors.

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Horncastle

Located at the south-west foot of the Wolds, Horncastle is a bustling & attractive market town, renowned for its antique shops. It features some notable historic buildings and attractions, including Banovallum House, home to the Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust; Bolingbroke Castle; Stockwith Mill; Tattershall Castle and the 12th century Church of St Mary. The Snipe Dales Country Park can also be found nearby.

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Lincoln

There can be few cities that can match Lincoln's neat mix of ancient and modern, and its skyline is dominated by the cathedral. Top attractions include: Brayford Waterfront Quarter; Lincoln Cathedral; The Collection Museum; the Arboretum; The Ellis Windmill; the Museum of Lincolnshire Life; Bishop's Palace & Harsholme Country Park.

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or call 01522 545 548

 


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Boston

Boston is an historic and attractive market which is dominated by the 14th century St Botolph's Church whose 271ft high tower is a landmark for miles around. Other key attractions include the Customs House, Maud Foster Windmill, Pilgrim Father's Memorial and Hussey Tower. Plus you'll find the Frampton Shore & Freiston Shore Reserves

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Grantham

Located 25 miles south of Lincoln, Grantham is an ancient and attractive red-brick town, with the 281ft high spire of St Wulfram's Church one of it's dominating features.  Top attractions include Belton House, Grantham House, Belvoir Castle, Harlaxton Manor & Gardens, Market Cross, Wollsthorpe Manor and Grimsthorpe Castle & Guildhall Arts Centre.

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or call 01476 406 166

 


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Mablethorpe

Just 17 miles North of Skegness, Mablethorpe is a typical seaside town, with its beach stretching for miles & donkey rides available during the summer. The sand train is popular among those who prefer to take in the sea air whilst watching the scenery fly past. The Seal Sanctuary & Nature Reserve, and Dunes Family Entertainment Centre & Funfair are also popular attractions.

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Nature & Animals

 

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Gibraltar Point Nature Reserve

Croft, Skegness, PE 24 4SU

A haven for wildlife and walkers, this reserve is internationally recognised for preserving important habitats and species, with endless opportunities to study animal, plant and insect life up close. The Visitor Centre includes the Wild Coast Exhibition, Nature Discovery Centre, gift shop & Point Cafe.
Open: Winter opening times for the Visitor Centre: Weekdays: 11.00am-3.00pm; Weekends: 11.00am-4.00pm

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or call 01754 898 057

 


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Natureland Seal Sanctuary

North Parade, Skegness PE 25 1DB

As well as providing a home to many seals, you'll find penguins, flamingos and a tropical house, filled with reptiles and creepy crawlies.  Pets Corner offers the perfect chance to meet some animals in person, plus there's an aquarium, floral palace and gift shop.
Open: Every day from 10.00am (except Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day)

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or call 01754 764 345

 


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Hardy's Animal Farm

Anchor Lane, Ingoldmells, Skegness

A great family day out on a genuine working farm. Tea rooms & gift shop. Large adventure playground, horse and cart rides. Free car parking.
Open: Every day 10.00am-5.00pm (Easter to October)

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or call 01754 872 267

 


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Lincolnshire Wildlife Park

The Parrot Zoo, Dickonhill Road, Friskney, PE22 8PF

Lincolnshire Wildlife Park is one of the UK’s largest animal sanctuaries - its residents come from all over the world with an amazing array of animals! It is also home to Britain's only registered Parrot Sanctuary and is home to over 1300 parrots (the largest collection of re-homed parrots in the UK). You'll also find the Ivanvale Nature Reserve, a picnic area, a walk-through aviary, bar and cafe.
Open: Every day 10.00am-5.00pm

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or call 0871 384 1130

 


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Skegness Aquarium

Tower Esplanade, Skegness, Lincolnshire PE25 3HH

Skegness Aquarium is an exciting new family attraction in the seaside resort of Skegness! Based on the story and characters in Treasure Island, you will find our watery world full of pirate adventure awaits you.
Open: Saturdays & Sundays throughout winter, open seven days during school holidays.

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or call 01754 228200

 


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Northcote Heavy Horse Centre

Spilsby, Lincolnshire PE23 5PS

As a sanctuary for handicapped & retired horses, the Centre is run by volunteers, so visitors are encouraged to help with simple tasks. Heavy Horse Dray rides are available most working days and rides begin after lunch. Entrance is free.
Open: Selected dates each month; normal programme days

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or call 01754 830 286

 



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