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Family Days Out near to Lincoln
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The Collection Museum (< 1 mile)
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!
Odeon Cinema Lincoln (< 1 mile)
Odeon Cinema Lincoln 9 screen cinema in the city centre showing the latest releases daily. Special pocket money priced kids’ screenings on weekend mornings, and throughout the school holidays. There are also dedicated screenings for parents and guardians of young babies.
The Lincoln Mystery Treasure Trail (< 1 mile)
The Lincoln Mystery Treasure Trail Explore the hidden treasures of Lincoln on this self guided mystery themed Treasure Trail. Follow the route and solve the clues to discover whodunnit!
Lincoln Castle (< 1 mile)
Lincoln Castle Reopened April 1st 2015 after full refurbishment: how exciting! Climb the towers, walk the walls, take tour picnic in the grounds and catch a Summer Fun activity day!
Original Lincoln Ghost Walk (< 1 mile)
Original Lincoln Ghost Walk Offer a costumed guided tour through the spookier history of the area, departing from the Tourist Information Centre in Castle Square.
Museum of Lincolnshire Life (< 1 mile)
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.
Ellis Mill (< 1 mile)
Ellis Mill A restored, working 18th century tower windmill to explore, with a guided tour from a friendly volunteer. See it working, if it’s windy enough! Free to visit. Open at weekends only.
PlayZone Indoor Play Centre (< 1 mile)
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!
Yarborough Leisure Centre (1 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.
Lincoln Bowl (1 miles)
Lincoln Bowl Family friendly tenpin bowling facility with bookable lanes and options for child bowlers like gutter guards, lightweight balls and the bowling ramp.
Hartsholme Country Park (2 miles)
Hartsholme Country Park even off season the range of slides, climbing walls, swings and roundabouts are more than sufficient to keep most kids happy but you can also check out annual events and seasonal specials in this Green Flag Awarded park.
Fun Farm (3 miles)
Fun Farm 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.
Whisby Animal Centre (4 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.
Wacky Warehouse - Game Keeper (5 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!
RAF Scampton Heritage Centre (5 miles)
RAF Scampton Heritage Centre Discover the rich and varied history of RAF Scampton at this great little museum that is also home to the Red Arrows! Plenty to see from glass grenades to the fuselage of a Lancaster. Free to vist. By appointment only.
Whisby Nature Park (5 miles)
Thorpe on the Hill
Whisby Nature Park Super adventure playground with unusual natural play elements to enjoy and 6 way marked nature trails scattered with bird hides, plus fun family events and activities at the Natural World Centre.
Woodside Wildlife and Falconry Park (7 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!
North Scarle Miniature Railway (8 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.
Rand Farm Park (9 miles)
Market Rasen
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.
Goltho Gardens (10 miles)
Market Rasen
Goltho Gardens A family run garden full of interest and colour throughout the year. Nut walk, prairie garden and gravel garden to explore. Great place to learn about plants. Children under 12 can visit for free.
Faldingworth Equestrian Centre (10 miles)
Faldingworth Equestrian Centre BHS approved facility offering show jumping lessons and welcomes complete beginners from toddlers upward, starting with ground level 'jumps', with parent allowed to walk along with them.
Sundown Adventureland (12 miles)
Sundown Adventureland The Theme Park especially designed for the under 10’s. We have Adventure play areas, Cafes, Shops, plus lots lots more including the NEW Angry Birds zone!
Elk Motorsports (13 miles)
Elk Motorsports Suitable for over 8s, an all weather floodlit track with a top quality, high grip tarmac surface.
Newark Air Museum (13 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...
Jubilee Park (14 miles)
Woodhall Spa
Jubilee Park 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.
Kinema In The Woods (14 miles)
Woodhall Spa
Kinema In The Woods A classic, truly old fashioned movie theatre with ice creams in the interval, organ music and fantastic retro decor. Plus the foyer is packed with vintage movie memorabilia.
High Ropes Adventure (15 miles)
Market Rasen
High Ropes Adventure is a ropes course in lincolnshire. We have archery, orienteering, accomodation and camping facilities too. 100 metre zip line, trapeze, tower and ring challenge. 3 different ropes courses. From 6 years old.
Playhouse Gainsborough (15 miles)
Playhouse Gainsborough Multi level adventure play for 4 to 12s plus toddler zone, sports area, sky glide and some super slick slides.
Billinghay Swimming Pool (15 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!
Arty Pots (15 miles)
Arty Pots is a paint your own pottery studio in the heart of historic Newark. You can paint your own pottery pieces, have a party, make hand and footprint gifts or order a celebration gift to be painted for you.
Riverside Park (15 miles)
Riverside Park This park's vast open spaces are perfect for family fun, picnics and games as well as their regular events. Gorgeous sensory park nearby if you have younger children, too!
The Maize (16 miles)
The Maize Get lost this summer in ‘The Maize’ a huge 4 acre maze set against the stunning backdrop of Kelham Hall and Country Park. With tricky challenges throughout the maize and a game for children it is perfect for all the family.
Kelham Hall and Country Park (16 miles)
Kelham Hall and Country Park is a huge stately home open to the public, surrounded by 44 acres of parkland and woods. We have both indoor and outdoor play areas, riverside walks and places to eat and drink.
Tattershall Farm Park (16 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.
Kidsquadz (16 miles)
Kidsquadz Quad biking fun for all the family, quad parties, family sessions, quad ramble adventures and inflatable quad track hire. Bike sizes to suit from 6 years and up.
Cogglesford Mill (17 miles)
Cogglesford Mill Step back in time at this historic working watermill in peaceful surroundings of pasture fields and trees by the river Slea. Local goods including flour to buy. Free to visit.
Crazee Bongos Indoor Playcentre (17 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!
Pottery Painting Cafe (17 miles)
Pottery Painting Cafe A friendly family run pottery painting studio where people of ALL ages can create their own masterpiece. Come and join us for a few hours of fun in a relaxed and informal setting.
Hall Farm Park (17 miles)
South Kelsey
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!
The Holocaust Centre (17 miles)
The Holocaust Centre A centre that allows people from all backgrounds to explore the history and implications of the Holocaust. The small but significant collection is designed to tell the stories of those affected and ensure their experiences are not lost.
Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Centre (18 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.
Ancaster Bowling (18 miles)
Ancaster Bowling Classic family friendly tenpin bowling across an intimate 6 lanes with ball ramps and bumpers provided for kids. Elsewhere on site you can also do paintball, kart racing and quad biking!
Ancaster Karting (18 miles)
Ancaster Karting offers Karting, Paintball, Quad Bikes, Laser Tag and Ten-pin bowling! Cafe facilities are available on site.
Captain Jacks Adventure Play (18 miles)
Captain Jacks Adventure Play Retford's fantastic soft play centre is an ideal place to relax while the kids burn off energy. We pride ourselves on our cleanliness, excellent customer service and our good food. With a separate area for toddlers and juniors and regular bouncy castles and games we aim to provide a fun and safe place to...
Brook House Farm (19 miles)
Brook House Farm BHS approved all weather facility offering lessons, scenic hacking and Pony Club. Indoor and outdoor schools, kids' clubs and own a pony days add to the fun!
Idle Valley (19 miles)
Idle Valley Adventure playground, nature trails, accessible paths, sculpture trail and nature viewing platform. Plus excellent Discovery Packs for hire from the friendly visitor centre including a pond dipping kit and binoculars!
Sherwood Riding School (20 miles)
Sherwood Riding School is a Horse Riding School in Nottinghamshire. There are lots of activities for children at weekends and in the holidays such as own a pony mornings and birthday parties. You can learn in a group or on your own.
Southwell Minster (20 miles)
Southwell Minster with its majestic Norman nave and glorious 13th century chapter house, this is a great little stop to get the kids' imaginations going. An excellent audio tour is available too!
Amen Corner Karting (21 miles)
Amen Corner Karting Two small fun tracks providing arrive and drive for all ages.They also have a new 550m pro-kart circuit for over 17s. Drivers from 8, passengers from 4.
Shepherds Place Farm (21 miles)
Shepherds Place Farm Fun, educational petting farm introducing you and your family to animals from home and overseas, including goats, pigs, llamas, rheas, tortoises, and more! Play area with sandpit, and supersized bouncy castle!

Thanks for all the great things to do in Lincoln 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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