Discover Gainsborough and the surrounding area with great things to see and do this half term!
Discover the great outdoors with an abundance of walks and trails or explore fascinating history in the area. There’s also some great family attractions that make a great day out.
There’s also some great events and special offers as part of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee! Click here to find out more!
Plan your day out today….
Gainsborough Old Hall
Gainsborough is home to one of the best-preserved, timber framed manor houses in England dating back to the fifteenth century.
Gainsborough Heritage Centre
Experience Gainsborough’s history through period displays including vintage post office and street scene, plus memorabilia from the town’s social and industrial history. Their next exhibition opens on 28 May and celebrates the past, present and future of Gainsborough, with an emphasis on its rich history.
The Great Gainsborough Treasure Hunt
Can you find the hidden treasure? Follow the clues around ‘Old Gainsborough’ to find the chest of gold! There will be a reward at the end, so get your treasure-hunting-heads on to solve the puzzles!
All entries will also be entered in to a monthly free prize draw to win a £30 high street voucher.
Trinity Arts Centre
Check out what’s on at Gainsborough’s premier picturehouse and theatre showcasing an eclectic mix of quality live theatre, live music and film.
Choose from over 70 flavours of award-winning ice cream at Blyton Ice cream!
You’ll be spoilt for choice with over 70 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.
For more information visit their website.
Get and explore
There are so many great places to walk in and around the town. Take a gentle stroll along the Riverside Walk, connecting the Trent Bridge to the Town Centre and see the bronze statue of The Pilgrim Woman. Or why not try Gainsborough’s heritage trail takes you to some fascinating points of interest, some you may not have noticed before.
There are also a number of local woods just outside Gainsborough including Owlet Wood which has all-ability paths that are suitable for pushchairs and wheelchairs. Scotton Common is also known for its carpets of lilac heather and impressive butterflies and moths.
Just under an hours drive brings you to the Lincolnshire Wolds with miles of stunning countryside. There are a number of walking routes around Market Rasen, plus an interactive heritage trail. Willingham Woods is also popular with walkers and cyclists and is a great stop off if your visiting the coast.
Family Days Out
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. Woodside Wildlife Park also offers hands-on access to some exciting animals!
Bransby Horses also offers great day out an is home to more than 300 horses, ponies, donkeys and mules. Bransby Horses is a Lincolnshire based charity with a visitor centre, café, play area and miles of walks to enjoy.
If you’re more energetic then Wild Pines Park is the place to be! It’s one of the UK largest rope courses in UK offering you the chance for a unique and adventurous day out in the trees. Play World in Gainsborough also gives you a chance to have a few minutes to yourself while the kids blow off some steam!
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