National Centre for Craft and Design (< 1 mile)
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.
Pottery Painting Cafe (< 1 mile)
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.
Crazee Bongos Indoor Playcentre (< 1 mile)
Ancaster Bowling (6 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 (6 miles)
Ancaster Leisure offer Karting, Paintball, Quad Bikes, Laser Tag and Ten-pin bowling.
Cafe facilities are available on site.
Billinghay Swimming Pool (8 miles)
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.
Tattershall Farm Park (11 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.
Fun Farm (12 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.
Tenpin Grantham (12 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.
Fuzzy Eds Funhouse (12 miles)
Fuzzy Eds Funhouse
- contains an indoor play structure along the lines of the Wacky Warehouse model
Harpers at Grantham Meres (12 miles)
Harpers at Grantham Meres
offers 4 swimming pools: an 8 lane 25m pool, a learner pool, 2 fun pools, a flume and a Jacuzzi. Other sporting opportunities available.
Jubilee Park (13 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 (13 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.
Grimsthorpe Castle Park and Gardens (14 miles)
Grimsthorpe Castle Park and Gardens
Beautiful stately home and gardens, including nine miles of cycle trails designed for families. Cycle hire is available (including buggies and tag alongs for little ones). Plus take part in the âFamily Cycle Challengeâ. Grimsthorpe also has an adventure playground,shop and tearoom.
Easton Walled Gardens (15 miles)
Easton Walled Gardens
The gardens have been carefully designed so that adults and children can enjoy the gardens together. You can find a birdhide, swing, turf maze and big yew tunnel to explore together and children are welcome to pick a few flowers.
Wacky Warehouse - Game Keeper (15 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!
Fun Farm (16 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 (16 miles)
Funtasia Fun House
Great for the smaller fun seeker and very reasonably priced playcentre.
Elk Motorsports (16 miles)
Suitable for over 8s, an all weather floodlit track with a top quality, high grip tarmac surface.
Lincoln Bowl (16 miles)
Family friendly tenpin bowling facility with bookable lanes and options for child bowlers like gutter guards, lightweight balls and the bowling ramp.
Whisby Nature Park (16 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.
PlayZone Indoor Play Centre (16 miles)
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
Frontline Lasertag (16 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.
Paint A Pot Place (16 miles)
Paint A Pot Place
is a ceramic painting café and craft studio providing a safe environment in which children and families can be creative. As well as painting pottery, we also do decopatch and children’s parties are a speciality.
Bourne Outdoor Swimming Pool (16 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).
Lets Play (16 miles)
- a four storey Pirates Galleon full of slides, balls, climbing and swinging with separate play area for the under 4's
Newark Air Museum (16 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.
Whisby Animal Centre (16 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.
Lincoln Superbowl (17 miles)
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!!
Hartsholme Country Park (17 miles)
Hartsholme Country Park
Green Flag awarded Victorian landscaped gardens with Visitor Centre, children’s play area and cafe.
Fuzzy Eds (17 miles)
boasts three stories of soft play crammed with all the classic features from slides and clamber nets to ball pools and biff bash, clean and shiny in bright colours.
Odeon Cinema Lincoln (17 miles)
The Collection Museum (17 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 Lincoln Mystery Trail (17 miles)
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 (17 miles)
A Norman Motte and Bailey castle built by William the Conqueror in 1068, home to a unique prison experience and an original Magna Carta.
Belvoir Castle (17 miles)
Now the family home of the 11th Duke and Duchess of Rutland and their family - the castle's splendid interior contains many beautiful treasures from great works of art, to fine furniture and beautiful tapestries. Children can enjoy the delightful Regency Nursery and School Room. Outside the adventure playground, and gardens are ideal for kids to let off steam.
Boston Bowl (18 miles)
Family friendly ten pin bowling with fun scoring system. The funky fun glow bowling and disco lights make for the most fun filled family nights out in Boston.
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!
Riverside Park (18 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.
Yarborough Leisure Centre (18 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.
Metheringham Swimming Pool (18 miles)
Alleycatz (18 miles)
State of the art tenpin bowling facility with pinspotters and glow lanes, classic healthy family fun with kiddie leagues and special offers too.
The Play Barn (18 miles)
The Play Barn
Dare you climb up to the giant's castle and escape down the tallest beanstalk slide in the country? Are you brave enough to walk on to the magic transparent view point and watch the ant-like people below?
Woodside Wildlife and Falconry Park (19 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 (19 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.
Fun Farm (19 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.
Laser Storm (19 miles)
Exciting indoor laser shoot out game with zero contact infra red equipment. For over 7s.
Scalextric Racing (20 miles)
Race around recognisably world famous race tracks without having the risk of personal injury. 6000 Square feet of floor space for teeny tiny race frenzy!
The Wragby Maze (20 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.
Thanks for all the great things to do in Sleaford 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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