Natureland Seal Sanctuary (< 1 mile)
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.
Parrot Zoo (9 miles)
Now the UK’s largest collection of parrots with nearly 2000 birds covering over 100 species, but there’s not just parrots here, you will also see Marmosets, Meerkats, Lemurs, Giant Tortoises, Snakes, Kookaburras and many more.
Radcliffe Donkey Sanctuary (9 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. Free to visit. Carrots available to feed to the animals.
Hunstanton Sea Life Sanctuary (15 miles)
Hunstanton Sea Life Sanctuary
An amazing variety of animals from Otters and Penguins to a full Seal rescue facility and hospital. Classic walk through tunnel, touch pool, interactive rock pool and pirate ship play zone too!
The Mablethorpe Seal Sanctuary (16 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.
Donna Nook Nature Reserve (24 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!
Bishops Boats Seal Trips (31 miles)
Bishops Boats Seal Trips
offer a boat trip out to see the Seals in their natural habitat, and Landing on Blakeney Point Bird Sanctuary. One of the many family places to go if you're looking for things to do in Norfolk with kids!
Woodside Wildlife and Falconry Park (31 miles)
Woodside Wildlife and Falconry Park
Come along and enjoy flying displays, pig racing, tropical butterflies, snakes, reptiles, trout fishing and much more. Indoor and outdoor play areas for the children and barn style tea rooms for grown ups to relax.
Pensthorpe Nature Reserve & Gardens (32 miles)
Pensthorpe Nature Reserve & Gardens
Get closer to nature at Pensthorpe Natural Park. Explore the wildflower meadow, enjoy the natural beauty of our gardens, take a walk around the park, discover underwater wildlife, become a bug detective and run WILD in our extraordinary outdoor adventure play area WildRootz!
The Jungle Zoo (32 miles)
The Jungle Zoo
Centres around a Tropical House in a spectacular jungle-like setting which includes a large water feature containing Red Eared and other Terrapins. The outside exhibits include capuchin monkeys, meerkats, ring tailed lemur and more plus plenty of bird exhibits.
Amazona Zoo (42 miles)
is home to over 200 tropical animals including Jaguars, Monkeys, Snakes, Tapirs, Flamingos and other birds including a newly acquired Toucan. As well as extensive grounds it also has a large indoor soft play area for Under 12s!
The Deep (50 miles)
Discover the dramatic story of the world's oceans at Hull's award wining aquarium, which blends stunning marine life, fun interactives and audio-visual presentations. It's home to over 6,500 animals including spectacular sharks and rays!
Happisburgh Owls (54 miles)
A small and friendly place to meet and hold owls that won't break the bank. There are also chickens, turkeys and geese to meet, plus pigs, goats and ferrets.
Banham Zoo (56 miles)
is an award winning family attraction and one of the most exciting wildlife attractions in the country with over 2000 animals from around the world in almost 50 acres of parks and gardens!
The Raptor Foundation (56 miles)
The Raptor Foundation
A bird of prey sanctuary and hospital. It is a unique and exciting place for children and adults alike to meet and learn about owls, falcons, hawks and buzzards in a 30 acre site.
Hamerton Zoo Park (58 miles)
Hamerton Zoo Park
Terrific and well cared for collection of animals, they also recently built two excellent standard completely new play areas, one for babies and toddlers and the other for older children.
Hardys Animal Farm (4 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!
Rushmoor Country Park (21 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!
Tattershall Farm Park (23 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.
Rand Farm Park (30 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.
Hall Farm Park (39 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!
Fantasy Island (4 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!
Pleasure Island (31 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!
The Bubblecar Museum (21 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.
Louth Museum (21 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!
The Collection Museum (37 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!
Museum of Lincolnshire Life (37 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.
Embassy Outdoor Swimming Pool (< 1 mile)
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).
Meridian Leisure Centre (18 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.
Jubilee Park (23 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.
Billinghay Swimming Pool (26 miles)
Billinghay Swimming Pool
Outdoor swim facility with main leisure pool featuring small slide. The paddling pool is currently out of action.
Metheringham Swimming Pool (32 miles)
Metheringham Swimming Pool
This beautiful heated outdoor pool is a local treasure: with lane swimming and early birds sessions for those who want the peace and quiet, that leaves the rest of the open time for freestyle family fun and sunlit exercise. Lovely!
Grimsby Swimming Pool (33 miles)
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.
Yarborough Leisure Centre (37 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.
Bourne Outdoor Swimming Pool (39 miles)
Bourne Outdoor Swimming Pool
There are two pools, one a paddling pool for the toddlers and the main pool which is 48m long and 12m wide. Open from May to September (weather permitting).
Kids World (< 1 mile)
Indoor play area situated on Skegness seafront. Suitable for children of all ages. Within the main play frame there is an area for under 5s. Perfect for all weather children can come and blow off steam whilst parents relax in our cafe area with a tea or coffee.
Captain Kids Adventure World (< 1 mile)
Captain Kids Adventure World
Large safe indoor adventure area with lots of different obstacles and slides and ball pools. There is an area for toddlers too, separate from the main play area, where they can play safely.
Playtowers (18 miles)
is for children along with parents and is a great venue for birthday parties. Drive the suspended swivelling space balls in mid air, race your friends on the 3 lane hump slide or wade through ball pools!
Fuzzy Eds (19 miles)
Indoor play area with loads of slides and fun features plus dedicated toddler zone, attached to a family restaurant.
Fun Farm (30 miles)
Come and meet Harry the Spider in his Spooky cave. There is a Super Wavey Waterfall Slide, a fun Log Maze and Snakey Tube Slides.
The Play Barn (31 miles)
The Play Barn
The Springfields Centre offers gardens with display fountains and nature walks, indoor and outdoor play, plus new Jurassic Mini Golf with life sized dinosaurs, remote control boats, bumper cars and mini diggers!
The Magical Castle (32 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!
Crazee Bongos Indoor Playcentre (32 miles)
Crazee Bongos Indoor Playcentre
Cool adventure play facility with 3 epic slides and a nice big toddler zone, with staff led activities every weekday which include music and singing and messy play!
Time 4 Play (34 miles)
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.
PlayZone Indoor Play Centre (37 miles)
PlayZone Indoor Play Centre
10,000 square feet of assault course styled play frame, with a selection of epic slides, ball cannons, spooky maze, and loads more. And best of all parents can play too!
Fun Farm (39 miles)
Ride the rocket, zoom the slides, climb the climbing wall and play football in the fully secured sports court all in the knowledge that your children will be safe and secure behind their electrically operated security gates. 12s and under.
Lets Play (39 miles)
Featuring a 4 storey pirate galleon themed playframe, a separate toddler soft play area, electric go karts, mini sports court and cafe, this is an all weather day saver to keep the kids fit and happy!
Wacky Warehouse - Game Keeper (40 miles)
Wacky Warehouse - Game Keeper
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!
Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre (14 miles)
Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre
A museum built up around RAF Bomber Command, with rare aircraft and wartime vehicles to investigate. A number of exhibits and displays, covering the Home Front, Evasion and Escape during World War II. Under 5s visit free.
Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Centre (22 miles)
Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Centre
A guided tour of the historic aircraft used during the Battle of Britain and a chance to see the technicians maintaining them in the hangar. A unique experience for the family.
Thanks for all the great things to do and Zoos and Wildlife Parks near Skegness 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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