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)
Lincoln Treasure Trail (< 1 mile)
Lincoln Treasure Trail
Looking for a fun and interesting way to explore Lincolnshire? The Lincoln Trail is one of many in the area. These fun mystery Trails will teach you fascinating facts and show you some beautiful scenery. Enjoy a family walk and solve an intriguing mystery.
Lincoln Castle (< 1 mile)
A Norman Motte and Bailey castle built by William the Conqueror in 1068, home to a unique prison experience and an original Magna Carta.
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.
PlayZone Indoor Play Centre (< 1 mile)
PlayZone Indoor Play Centre
Experience the thrill of the drop slide or the absolute mayhem of the maze - try your skill at the gladiator challenge - complete with family, friends or work colleagues on the assault course - or simply relax in Snack Zone
Lincoln Superbowl (< 1 mile)
We are so much more than just a ten pin bowling centre, it is an entertainment complex for the entire family, a place to hold your corporate event, a place that will make your birthday fantastic, a place for anyone and everyone!!
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)
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
Green Flag awarded Victorian landscaped gardens with Visitor Centre, children’s play area and cafe.
Fun Farm (3 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.
Funtasia Fun House (3 miles)
Funtasia Fun House
Great for the smaller fun seeker and very reasonably priced playcentre.
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!
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, 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.
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)
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.
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)
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)
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)
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.
Woodhall Spa Spy Mission Treasure Trail (14 miles)
Woodhall Spa Spy Mission Treasure Trail
is a fun way to explore this picturesque little town, famous as the home of the Dambusters, as you pit your wits against the evil Coca Pep. The Trail visits the numerous sights and attractions on offer around Woodhall Spa.
Kinema In The Woods (14 miles)
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)
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)
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. The paddling pool is currently out of action.
Newark Treasure Trail (15 miles)
Newark Treasure Trail
If you are looking for something new to do with kids then why not try a self guided, themed Treasure Trail! They offer an imaginative and fun way to explore, and learn about, the great outdoors.
Riverside Park (16 miles)
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.
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)
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.
Crazee Bongos Indoor Playcentre (17 miles)
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)
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!
Ancaster Bowling (18 miles)
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 Leisure offer 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.
Idle Valley (19 miles)
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)
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.
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 with play area, sandpit and supersized bouncy castle.
Clumber Park (22 miles)
With 3,800 acres of parkland, gardens, woodlands and a lake, 20 miles of cycle routes and bike hire, plus a Discovery Centre, and a Woodland Play Park. Visit the Discovery Centre to see what childrens activities they are offering during the holidays. This National Trust managed Estate offers lots to do.
Sherwood Forest Fun Park (22 miles)
Sherwood Forest Fun Park
A family operated children's fair located in Sherwood Country Park with plenty for the small and mid range kids to play on from the caterpillar roller coaster and the ghost train to the classic tea cup ride and big slide.
Robin Hoods Major Oak Treasure Trail (22 miles)
Robin Hoods Major Oak Treasure Trail
Looking for a fun and interesting way to explore Robin Hood country? Don't just wander around aimlessly, do a Treasure Trail! These fun Trails show you the most interesting, historical and scenic locations. Enjoy a fun family walk in the fresh air and solve the clues along the way.
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!
Fuzzy Eds Funhouse (22 miles)
Fuzzy Eds Funhouse
- contains an indoor play structure along the lines of the Wacky Warehouse model
Sherwood Forest Country Park (22 miles)
Sherwood Forest Country Park
Take a walk to the mighty Major Oak, pick up a fun family nature trail, try the playground or just stand and admire the weird and wonderful shapes of the ancient oak trees, twisted by age and weathered into living sculptures.
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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