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)
The Lincoln Mystery Trail (< 1 mile)
The Lincoln Mystery 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.
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.
Frontline Lasertag (2 miles)
Accessible to children through birthday parties, school holiday clubs and pre booked groups, this is great bruise-less role play fun that kids' love. Very experienced staff.
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
Perfect for a family nature ramble: pack up the binoculars and take a wheelchair accessible and waymarked trail, using the 7 disabled access bird hides to catch sneaky peeks.
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.
Mrs Smiths Cottage (9 miles)
Mrs Smiths Cottage
A small, Victorian cottage museum displaying the simple life and times of Mrs Smith who lived there until 102 years old. She didn't believe in modern innovations. You can see the old black range, the single cold water tap, the old washhouse and learn about the life of Mrs Smith.
Rand Farm Park (9 miles)
Rand Farm Park
There is a large variety of animals for you to hold, feed, touch and cuddle. The indoor heated play areas ensure the fun doesn't stop when the weather's bad + tearooms and outdoor play areas
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.
The Wragby Maze (10 miles)
The Wragby Maze
A maze of multicursal design plus regular events and fun and games on offer. The picnic areas and elevated walkways help fill out the afternoon.
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 UK’s largest volunteer managed aviation museum with 71 aircraft and cockpit sections from across the history of aviation. 2 large Display Hangars housing more than 50 airframes; engine / artefacts displays; café and large shop. Regular special events and education programmes available for visiting schools.
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.
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.
Playhouse Gainsborough (15 miles)
A fantastic three level junior area featuring a giant astra slide, sports area, rope bridges, sky glide, roller squeezes, separate toddler and baby area and much more!
Billinghay Swimming Pool (15 miles)
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.
National Centre for Craft and Design (17 miles)
National Centre for Craft and Design
A seasonal programme of dynamic exhibitions keeps visits fresh and exciting. It's hard to say what to expect here, but it will be inspirational and of high standard.
Ancaster Bowling (18 miles)
Classic family friendly tenpin bowling across an intimate six lanes. 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 play and party for 0 to 13 year olds and a relaxing place for all adults!
Brook House Farm (19 miles)
Brook House Farm
BHS approved all weather facility offering lessons, scenic hacking and Pony Club.
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, a Victorian Farm Exhibition and a Woodland Play Park. This National Trust managed Estate offers loads to do.
Sherwood Forest Fun Park (22 miles)
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.
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.
Tenpin Grantham (23 miles)
is a bowling centre which contains modern computerised lanes, UK pool tables, amusement arcades, a fully licensed bar for the adults and a Beach Road Cafe Bar for some delicious meal and snack options.
Fun Farm (23 miles)
Enter the all new Cave of Adventure and meet Barry the Bat in his Spooky Cave. Walk the amazing rope bridge, swim in the ball pools, experience the Snakey tube slides, net climbs and roller squeezes.
Go Ape Forest Segway (23 miles)
Go Ape Forest Segway
You can enjoy our forest Segway experience in the beautiful Sherwood Pines. From two legs to two wheels: for the ultimate forest experience on a rugged all-terrain Segway. It's a unique way to tackle the trails in the forest.
Dandi Lion Playzone (23 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.
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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