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30 July, 2020

Things to do in Skegness when it rains

We all know the typical British weather can be very temperamental so we’ve put together some ideas for things to do in Skegness when the weather is not so nice!

Head to the Clubhouse!  Enjoy a pint and a bite to eat, catch up with the latest sports action on SKY & BT Sports, make use of our free WiFi, or while away some time on the amusements.  Also - look out for Richie Rabbit’s daytime activities during the school holidays (check the Entertainments guide for details) or find out more (link to Clubhouse info page)

Go for a swim!  If you’re going to get wet anyway why not have fun doing it!  Our pool is open every day, opening times are available at the Pool or from Reception. During school holidays there are often ‘fun inflatable’ sessions - click here for more information (link to pool info page).

Fishy Fun!  Skegness Aquarium, situated on the seafront near the Clock Tower, is an exciting new family attraction based on the story and characters in Treasure Island.  A watery world full of adventures awaits you!  Tower Esplanade, Skegness, 01754 228200, www.skegness-aquarium.uk

Catch a Film!  Check out what’s on at The Tower Cinema, Lumley Road, Skegness, 01754 765152, www.towercinema.co.uk 

Take in a Show!  The Embassy Centre Theatre has a whole range of shows throughout the year. Grand Parade Skegness, 0845 6740505, www.embassytheatre.co.uk

Skateboarding!  XSite Skate Park is Lincolnshire’s only indoor and outdoor skate park and caters for all levels of ability. North Parade, Skegness, 01754 762579, www.xsiteskatepark.co.uk 

Take a long walk off a short Pier  Head along to the Pier and enjoy bowling, laserquest, escape rooms, Captain kids Adventure World and lots of amusements! Grand Parade, Skegness 01754 767376, www.skegnesspier.co.uk 

Feeling Lucky?  Lucky Strikes will keep you busy with amusements, indoor crazy golf, kids world, panoramic restaurant, coffee point and a full on family fun centre.  Grand Parade, 01754 872366, www.bellleisure.com

Fantasy Island  Lots of rides, the largest indoor market in Europe and live shows! Sea Lane, Ingoldmells, 01754 615858, www.fantasyislandresort.co.uk 

Fun, Food & Froth   Bateman’s Brewery Visitor Centre has something for all the family -  Lincolnshire’s favourite pint, regular Brewery Tours, Mr Georges Bar, Bistro area, Mr Harry’s Artefact Room and a Brewery Shop.  Wainfleet, 01754 882009, www.bateman.co.uk/visitors-centre

Old McHardy had a Farm…. Visit Hardy’s Animal Farm with indoor and outdoor attractions - a great day out whatever the weather.  Anchor Lane, 01754 872267, www.hardysanimalfarm.co.uk 

Celebrate our Aviation Heritage at the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Visitor Centre, the home of the RAF WW2 memorial flight, gift shop and guided hanger tours.  A memorable day out. Dogdyke Road, Coningsby, 01522 782040, www.lincolnshire.gov.uk/bbmf

Or head to the Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre and you’ll discover a Lancaster WW2 Bomber and all the sights, sounds and smells of a WW2 airfield!  East Kirkby near Spilsby, 01790 763207, www.lincsaviation.co.uk 

See a seal at the sanctuary soon!  Natureland is twice winner of ‘Lincolnshire Family Attraction of the Year’ and has plenty of indoor areas including a baby seal rescue centre, tropical house, floral palace, aquarium and restaurant.  North Parade, Skegness, 01754 764345, www.skegnessnatureland.co.uk 

Watch the birdy!  The Gibraltar Point Visitor Centre has stunning views over the reserve, a café and shop.  Usual hours are 10am – 3pm but open for longer during busy times.  Gibralter Road, Skegness, 01754 898057, www.lincstrust.org.uk/get-involved/top-reserves/gibraltar-point


Information leaflets for all of the above attractions is available at reception, as well as information about garden centres, markets and other attractions a little further afield so feel free to ask for these on arrival.  Alternatively the Tourist Information Centre is located in the Embassy Centre, or call 0845 6740505.

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