Cleethorpes Coast Light Railway (3 miles)
Cleethorpes Coast Light Railway
is a popular miniature steam railway situated in Cleethorpes that is two miles long. Trains run every weekend and school holiday throughout the course of the year. With a gift shop, cafe, pub and a museum will keep the kids occupied!
Lincolnshire Wolds Railway (8 miles)
Lincolnshire Wolds Railway
We are the only standard gauge steam railway in Lincolnshire open to the public. The location is part of the original Great Northern Railway which opened in 1848.
Arctic Corsair (16 miles)
Come aboard Hull’s last sidewinder trawler the Arctic Corsair and let the crew take you on a guided tour and capture their imagination. Hear all about life at sea and the dangers deepsea trawlermen faced in the Icelandic fishing grounds.
Hornsea Mere (24 miles)
2.5m depth ideal for sailing beginners. Day sailing without membership is available with safety cover, and the options are vast from classes to Regattas.
North Scarle Miniature Railway (37 miles)
North Scarle Miniature Railway
A cute ground level, five and seven and a quarter inch gauge track going some 2000ft. Scattered running days so always check before leaving, but they do also offer events and the classic Santa Special seasonally.
Newark Air Museum (43 miles)
Newark Air Museum
The UKâs largest volunteer managed aviation museum with 75 aircraft and cockpit sections from across the history of aviation. 2 large Display Hangars housing more than 50 airframes; engine / artefacts displays; caf;© and large shop. Regular special events and education programmes available for...
York Boat (50 miles)
Options include sightseeing, lunch and dinner cruises, private hire, self drive motor boats, disco cruises and Christmas cruises.
Sherwood Forest Railway (50 miles)
Sherwood Forest Railway
Take a ride on this fun narrow gauge railway that trundles through the heart of Sherwood Forest, running for 1 mile through the area’s farm land, with 2 crossings, a tunnel, and a couple of cute 5 8ths scale locomotives the kids will love, pulling open carriages behind them.
Scarborough North Bay Railway (53 miles)
Scarborough North Bay Railway
An historic 20" gauge railway meanders almost a mile through charming scenery connecting Peasholm Park with Scalby Mills and the Sea Life Centre. Plus Sky Trail climbing fun, Boating Lake and Water Chute!
Scalextric Racing (54 miles)
Race around recognisably world famous race tracks without risking your neck. 6000 Square feet of floor space for teeny tiny race frenzy! Plus excellent stockists and they can repair your own little cars too!
North Yorkshire Moors Railway (55 miles)
North Yorkshire Moors Railway
Britain's most popular Heritage Railway carrying over 300,000 passengers a year. Travelling through 18 miles of beautiful North York Moors National Park from the market town of Pickering to Grosmont. On many days throughout the year you can now continue your journey along the scenic Esk Valley to our...
Wells Harbour Railway (56 miles)
Wells Harbour Railway
- a 10 and a quarter guage railway, running approximately a mile from the Town and Harbour, to the Pinewoods Holiday Park, adjacent to the beautiful sandy beach, and pinewoods which are home to many rare birds.
Wells and Walsingham Light Railway (58 miles)
Wells and Walsingham Light Railway
Visit the longest 10 and a quarter inch narrow gauge steam railway in the world and see the unique Garratt locomotives "Norfolk Hero" and "Norfolk Heroine" which were especially built for this line. A great adventure for all the family in the delightful countryside of the North Norfolk coast.
Lynnsport Miniature Railway (59 miles)
Lynnsport Miniature Railway
Fantastic 5 inch and 7.25 inch gauge miniature railway in King's Lynn, offering rides to the general public on Sunday afternoons from Easter to October on our miniature steam and diesel locomotives. All fares only 50p!
Pleasure Island (3 miles)
White knuckle and family rides, toddler fun and fantastic family shows, including live entertainment and animal antics. New Feature: Furry Friends Farm and Tractor Ride!
Fantasy Island (31 miles)
Britain's first fully themed indoor family resort and amusement park. A magical world of fun, thrills and experiences for all the family. Now including the indoor Galactic Play Zone!
The Jungle Zoo (3 miles)
The Jungle Zoo
Centres around a Tropical House in a spectacular jungle-like setting which includes a large water feature. The outside exhibits include capuchin monkeys, meerkats, ring tailed lemur and more!
Donna Nook Nature Reserve (11 miles)
Donna Nook Nature Reserve
Visit the thriving colony of grey seals on the Lincolnshire coast, plus number of different habitats to explore and plenty of other wildlife to discover too with differing season delights!
The Mablethorpe Seal Sanctuary (20 miles)
The Mablethorpe Seal Sanctuary
A visit here offers a unique nature experience. Walk through two acres of sand dunes only fifty metres from the sea and gain first hand experience of some of the county's most stunning wildlife.
Woodside Wildlife and Falconry Park (24 miles)
Woodside Wildlife and Falconry Park
Come along and enjoy flying displays, tropical butterflies, snakes and reptiles, watch the wolves and big cats being fed and much more! Plus play area for the children and barn style tea rooms for grown ups. Ahhh!
Radcliffe Donkey Sanctuary (25 miles)
Radcliffe Donkey Sanctuary
A sanctuary caring for over 30 donkeys, plus 2 zeedonks, horses, and shetland ponies! There are also ducks and chickens to meet, it's free to visit and there are carrots available to feed to the animals: yay!
Natureland Seal Sanctuary (33 miles)
Natureland Seal Sanctuary
Everyone loves our resident seals and there are always loads more too! Penguins, Aquarium (find Nemo and friends), Tropical House (creepy crawlies), Tropical Butterflies (April to October) and Pets Corner too. Natureland is fun for all ages from toddlers to grandparents.
Skegness Aquarium (34 miles)
With loads of intriguing zones and plenty of hands on activities as well as feeding sessions and expert presentations, plus indoor play area for up to 12 years and shark swimming experiences too!
Rushmoor Country Park (13 miles)
Rushmoor Country Park
All creatures great and small waiting to meet you and be picked up and cuddled! Large play areas, bouncy castle, ride on toys and tractors, plus pond walks and ice cream!
Hall Farm Park (16 miles)
Hall Farm Park
Superb facilities: indoor and outdoor animals and play zones, crazy golf, bouncy castle, ringo slope, tractor rides, hands on seasonal jobs and frankly too much more to fit in here! Read on!
Rand Farm Park (22 miles)
Rand Farm Park
is an all weather fun farm experience for the whole family. Indoor play areas, adventure playground, lots of animals to see and cuddle, tractor and trailer rides and demonstrations daily. Plus great for residential and day school visits.
Pink Pig Farm (22 miles)
Pink Pig Farm
Indoor and outdoor play, animals to visit and absolutely loads besides, like Zip Wires, Mazes, tractor trailer rides, giant sandpits with diggers, frisbee golf and the Hungry Caterpillar Maze!
Hardys Animal Farm (30 miles)
Hardys Animal Farm
a real life working farm with huge indoor and outdoor play areas, along with all your favourite farmyard animals for you to feed and make friends with. We have great indoor activities too with something for the whole family!
Tattershall Farm Park (32 miles)
Tattershall Farm Park
A friendly farm park with a host of attractions for all ages. Including a petting farm, adventure playground, zip slide, trampolines, an all-weather indoor play barn, restaurant and shop. Also specialise in children's birthday parties. The park provides a safe environment perfect for little ones.
Whisby Animal Centre (34 miles)
Whisby Animal Centre
A wide variety of animals for you to look at and feed. There is an outdoor play area for children under 8, a beach to play and build sandcastles for all ages, and an indoor ball pool and soft play for children under 5.
Louth Museum (14 miles)
A great little local museum with plenty to discover such as a panoramic view of Victorian Louth, the story of the Ghost of the Green Lady, rock and fossils, plus 200,000 years of local archaeology!
North Lincolnshire Museum (24 miles)
North Lincolnshire Museum
is a truly family friendly museum with loads of drop in artsy and fun sessions plus interactive elements in all their exhibits. Family trails, toddler sessions and plenty more to keep kids happy and interested. Free, too!
Museum of Lincolnshire Life (29 miles)
Museum of Lincolnshire Life
Great local museum providing interesting information about the rich and varied history of the area and its people. A number of exhibits, plus an interactive gallery. History Hunter trail and playground for the kids. Free to visit.
The Collection Museum (30 miles)
The Collection Museum
brings together an award winning archaeology museum and one of the region's premier art galleries, the Usher Gallery, in the heart of historic Lincoln. Play at The Collection is an exciting free activity centre for younger visitors which encourages learning through play!
The Village Church Farm (33 miles)
The Village Church Farm
is Lincolnshire’s only open air museum in the heart of Skegness. Outdoor activities and gardens. Exhibitions throughout the year. Tea room, shop, open access and free parking.
The Bubblecar Museum (37 miles)
The Bubblecar Museum
A museum with over 50 micro cars from the 50s and 60s, plus scooters on display, a row of recreated shops to explore, and loads of memorabilia to look at.
Grimsby Swimming Pool (< 1 mile)
Grimsby Swimming Pool
Main and teaching pools plus Diving Bay with a 1m spring board and 3m stage and inflatable slide open during fun sessions.
Meridian Leisure Centre (17 miles)
Meridian Leisure Centre
Fun leisure Pool with ‘Discovery’ Galleon Pirate Ship and a thrilling flume for adults and children over 1m tall. Plus indoor and outdoor play equipment.
The Pods (24 miles)
offers an 8 lane, 25 metre swimming pool with teaching pool and family fun sessions! FunSplash session sees aquatic toys and novelty floats thrown into the mix!
Jubilee Park (29 miles)
Beautiful park with a children’s play area open all year round. Our heated outdoor swimming pool and paddling pool is open May to September (please check the website for our timetable). We also have tennis, putting, bowls and croquet.
Yarborough Leisure Centre (29 miles)
Yarborough Leisure Centre
Diving pool with 1m and 3m springboards and many other activities on site besides, some of which may need pre-booking.
Embassy Outdoor Swimming Pool (34 miles)
Embassy Outdoor Swimming Pool
Provides a 25m, 6 lane, Indoor Swimming Pool with Flume and 25m, 6 lane, Outdoor Swimming Pool (open June to September).
Billinghay Swimming Pool (34 miles)
Billinghay Swimming Pool
Outdoor swim facility with main leisure pool featuring small slide and new Beach Sandpit Corner for the little uns! Hot drink and ice cream kiosk, regularly checked water, qualified lifeguards: all good!
Time 4 Play (< 1 mile)
Time 4 Play
is a children’s indoor soft play centre for children in the age range of 0 to 12 years old, height restrictions apply.
The Magical Castle (3 miles)
The Magical Castle
Unique, imaginative and frankly HUGE indoor play structure themed beautifully around a fairytale castle with all the usual modern soft play features with a medieval twist!
FunForest (17 miles)
A huge four levels of soft play, providing a safe, secure and stimulating play environment, designed for children aged from 0 to 11 years, with dedicated play areas for babies, toddlers and juniors. Why not hold your childâÂÂÂÂs birthday party with us?
Dandi Lion Playzone (24 miles)
Dandi Lion Playzone
An air conditioned multi-tiered soft play structure, providing a clean, safe, secure and stimulating play environment, catering for children from 0 to 10 years, with dedicated play zones for babies, toddlers and juniors.
Cheeky Chimps Playzone (25 miles)
Cheeky Chimps Playzone
The main play structure is 3 levels high with 3 large racing slides (from the top all the way to the bottom) a shorter rapid slide and a curly spiral slide, lots of walkways with various obstacles, overhead slider and lots of little hideaways and a huge toddler zone. A fun physical challenge for children of...
Wacky Warehouse - Old Farmhouse (25 miles)
Wacky Warehouse - Old Farmhouse
Whether you're looking to meet up with friends, get messy with your kids during our arts and craft sessions, book a birthday party or simply relax with a magazine or coffee, whilst your child plays, Wacky Warehouse the indoor play centre is the perfect venue for you!
Playhouse Gainsborough (30 miles)
Multi level adventure play for 4 to 12s plus toddler zone, sports area, sky glide and some super slick slides.
Thanks for all the great things to do and Railways and Transport Attractions near Grimsby with kids you keep sending in.
Now we have the easter and summer holidays fast approaching, we're trying to find the best days out and as many fun things to do with kids as possible, especially cheap and free family friendly places to visit this year - theme parks, waterparks and swimming pools, museums, indoor playcentres and softplay for toddlers, petting farms, wildlife parks and zoos, aquariums, horse riding, castles, steam railways, pottery making and ceramic cafes, roller and ice skating rinks, karting tracks, snowdomes, dry and indoor ski slopes, climbing walls, activity centres, outdoor play at the best local parks, ten pin bowling alleys and all the other best family tourist attractions, that you can visit at the weekend.
Also teachers may find the site useful for ideas for the best places to take their classes on school journeys with many historical and educational atractions listed
So, if you've been for great days out with the kids, or a school trip, which isn't shown above, just send in an email and we'll add it on so people visiting on holidays and all the other children in Lincolnshire can enjoy the great day out as well.
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