‘How can it be February?!’ I hear you say. Don’t fear! We have plenty of ideas to get you started on your adventures this February half term.
Become a history hunter
Gainsborough is home to one of the best-preserved, timber framed manor houses in England dating back to the fifteenth century. Wander the corridors of Gainsborough Old Hall or climb up to the top of the tower for views across the town and beyond.
Gainsborough Heritage Centre also offers a fascinating insight in to the history of the town through exhibitions and period displays.
If the weather in on your side, head out and explore the town using the heritage trial. This self-led trail will take you to some of the most iconic sites and some lesser known places, giving you a fun (and free) afternoon out. Also, for February half term only, there is a Valentine’s Trail available from Monday 13 to Friday 17 February! Pick up your trail from Gainsborough Library and find the letters to spell a word. Once complete take it back to the library to claim your prize!
Let’s go to the movies
Head over to Trinity Arts Centre who have a jam-packed programme of activities planned. With family screenings of Lyle-Lyle Crocodile (PG), Strange World (PG) and a special sing-along version of Matilda – The Musical (PG); plus a creative craft workshop and an extra special Matilda the Musical themed dance workshop.
What’s even better is that ALL tickets are £3.99 each! Or a family ticket (2 adults, 2 children or 1 adult, 3 children) is just £12!
Visit their website to find out more.
All aboard the….. tractor!
Tractor rides are available to book at Williamsons Farm shop from Saturday 11 to Sunday 19 February. Time slots are available at 10am, 11.30am & 1pm. See their resident goats, chickens, sheep and alpacas along the way!
Choose from over 65 flavours of award-winning ice cream at Blyton Ice cream!
You’ll be spoilt for choice with over 65 flavours of award winning ice cream just 10 minutes’ drive from Gainsborough. From Apple Pie to classic vanilla – there’s a flavour for everyone! They also have sugar free and vegan options too!
There’s also a café serving hot meals, light bites and hot and cold drinks. Kids can also enjoy the children’s play area with crazy golf, table tennis and play park that is suitable for all ages.
This half term they giving away a FREE ice cream with every children’s meal!
For more information visit their website.
Kids eat for free at Uncle Henry’s!
Family Days Out
Just a short drive from Gainsborough will bring you to Bransby Horses, a welfare charity that cares for nearly 1000 horses, donkeys and mules. They have a visitor centre and café, play park, plus miles of footpaths that allow visitors to meet their equine friends – free admission! If you’re looking for something more hands on; why not visit Rand Farm Park?! Discover exciting hand on experiences with a wide variety of animals and live demonstrations. They also have an indoor play and outdoor attractions for all ages. You can also take a drive out to Hall Farm Park (30 minutes from Gainsborough), a family run working farm with lots of things to see and do giving visitors a unique experience, including tractor rides and goat walking! Woodside Wildlife Park also offers hands-on access to some exciting animals!
Get out and explore
Get out and enjoy the fresh Autumn air with a number of local woods just outside Gainsborough including Owlet Wood with its network of footpaths, which are dry all year round thanks to the sandy soil. Owlet is largely flat and there are no steps or other obstructions.
The Lincolnshire Wolds is under an hour’s drive away offer breath-taking scenery and vast open countryside. There are a number of walking routes around Market Rasen; plus the town’s interactive heritage trail has 20 stops offering surprising insights to the town’s past. Willingham Woods is also popular with walkers and cyclists and is a great stop off if you’re visiting the coast.
If you’re more energetic then Wild Pines Park is the place to be! It’s one of the largest rope courses in UK offering you the chance for a unique and adventurous day out. They have also just announced some new exciting additions to the park so worth a visit this half term! Play World in Gainsborough also gives you a chance to have a few minutes to yourself while the kids blow off some steam.
Have a great time exploring Lincolnshire this February half term! For more information on other places to visit in Lincolnshire visit: