Celebrate Father’s Day with a great day out in Gainsborough

It’s Father’s Day this weekend so why not treat dad to a great day out. There’s plenty to see and do in Gainsborough and surrounding area; you’ll be sure to find something for you.

Caistor Beer Festival

Friday 14 to Saturday 15 June

Caistor’s annual beer festival starts today with two days of live music, great food and great family fun! You’ll find over 35 real ales – From local and national breweries as well as Ciders, Prosecco and Craft Larger.

Caistor is under 45 minutes drive from Gainsborough and is on the edge of the Lincolnshire Wolds, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. 

Gainsborough Model Railway Open Day

Gainsborough Model Railway
Gainsborough Model Railway

Saturday 15 June, 1.30 to 5.30pm

Come and see authentic replicas of famous locomotives such as Flying ScotsmanPapyrus and Mallard, just three of the numerous locomotives used on this model to haul crack expresses.

For more information visit www.gainsboroughmodelrailway.co.uk


Gainsborough Mini and Classic Car Day

Gainsborough Classic Cars
Gainsborough Mini and Classic Car Day

Sunday 16 June

Now in its sixth year, Trent Valley MOC are delighted to be able to stage the Gainsborough Mini and Classic Car Day in the Market Place.

If you love a classic this is the place for you! See a range of Mini’s, (Classic & BMW), Mini Based and Classic Cars. You can also walk over to Marshall’s Yard where there will be a vintage tractor display with over 20 traditional Marshall’s tractor engines.

Open from 10am to 4pm. There will also be a Tombola for you to take part in to help to raise money for the charities the club supports. There will be awards for the Best Mini (Classic), Best Mini (New) and Best in Show.

Explore the town

There are also other great places to visit including Gainsborough Old Hall, one of England’s best preserved timber-framed manor houses. Explore this magnificent building and discover its fascinating history, climb the tower or walk down the ghost corridor!

Early 20th Century Street Scene at Gainsborough Heritage Centre
Early 20th Century Street Scene at Gainsborough Heritage Centre

Delve in to the town’s history at Gainsborough Heritage Centre where you’ll find artefacts, displays and exhibitions that covers Gainsborough’s significant industrial and domestic history. Head upstairs where you’ll find a replica Victorian Post Office and an impressive street scene dating back to the early 20th century that will leave you feeling nostalgic.

Gainsborough is also home to the Old Nick Museum. Between 1860 to 1974, the building was the Divisional Headquarters for Lincolnshire Constabulary and the former Magistrates Court. You can explore the original cells and exercise yards as well as discover the history of Lincolnshire Police up to present day.

If the weather is kind, take a walk down the riverside and enjoy the views of the River Trent. You could also stop for a coffee or a bite to eat at Reeds Riverside Coffee shop which you pass along the way.

For more places to visit or things to do, click on the links below.