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Discover lots of things to do in Gainsborough!

Why not tie in your visit with one of the many events taking place in and around the town? There’s lots of great things to do in Gainsborough as well as the surrounding area.

Why not visit some of our great places to visit while you’re here? You can also find great places to shop, eat and drink.

Discover history and heritage, explore the great outdoors or enjoy a day out at one of our top family attractions including Rand Farm Park and Wild Pines Park. You can also find an abundance of fishing lakes plus an exquisite 18 hole golf course at Thonock Park. You also find Lincolnshire’s only racecourse just 30 minutes drive away. Market Rasen Racecourse is one of the friendliest places in the country to watch jump racing, with events held throughout the year.

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To see what else is happening take a look at the full calendar.

Calendar of events across the West Lindsey District

What’s On at Trinity Arts Centre

What’s On at the Lincolnshire Showground

What’s on in the Lincolnshire Wolds

Trinity Arts Centre and Anton Benson Productions proudly present:

What's On at Trinity Arts Centre

Old Nick Theatre

Home to Gainsborough Theatre Company, an award-winning local amateur theatre group in the heart of Lincolnshire with live music and entertaining shows.

Visit | History & Heritage
Have Fun | Live Entertainment / Films
The Old Nick
Crafts 'n' Coffee Gainsborough

Crafts ‘n’ Coffee

Craft courses and workshops including fused glass, stained glass, fabric crafts, wood crafts, traditional upholstery and much more. Shop also on site selling handmade craft items by local people in and around Gainsborough.

Shop | General Retail, Gifts
Have Fun | Attractions

Trinity Arts Centre

What’s On

Find a fantastic programme of live theatre performances to your favourite blockbuster films at Trinity Arts Centre in Gainsborough.

Have Fun | Live Entertainment / Films
Trinity Arts Centre
Gainsborough Old Hall

Gainsborough Old Hall

Built in 1460, Gainsborough Old Hall is one of the best-preserved medieval manor houses in Britain and hosts a variety of events and exhibitions all year round.

Visit | History & Heritage
Have Fun | Attractions

Broadbent Theatre

A local theatre company with a big heart. Broadbent Theatre has a great reputation and one of the best small theatres in the UK. Operated by Lindsey Rural Players.

Have Fun | Live Entertainment / Films
Broadbent Theatre
Gainsborough Heritage Centre

Gainsborough Heritage Centre

Set inside an early 20th Century Post Office, Gainsborough Heritage Centre houses the town’s significant collection of industrial and domestic artefacts, displays and exhibitions.

Visit | History & Heritage
Have Fun | Attractions

Town Hall

Find live live entertainment in the heart of Gainsborough! Eat in the restaurant, book a table at a live show, or hire the venue for your event!

Have Fun | Live Entertainment / Films
Town Hall, Gainsborough
Visitors to Model Railway

Gainsborough Model Railway

See one of the largest hand-built model railways depicting the East Coast Main Line from Kings Cross to Leeds Central. This is no ordinary model railway, but a truly remarkable product of the model maker’s art.

Visit | History & Heritage
Have Fun | Attractions

Walking and Cycling

From town trails to countryside walking – there’s plenty to explore including the rolling hills of the Lincolnshire Wolds; just under an hours drive from Gainsborough.

Have Fun | Walking
Viking Way Risby
West Lindsey Leisure Centre

West Lindsey Leisure Centre

Find all the facilities you need to stay active and have fun. Featuring state-of-the-art equipment, two pools and a great group exercise programme.

Have Fun | Gyms

Thonock Park

An exquisite 18-hole golf course, perfect for a relaxed evening round. Gainsborough is renowned as one of Europe’s most significant golfing destinations.

Have Fun | Golf
Karsten-Lakes-Course
Golf

Market Rasen Golf Club

Market Rasen is a challenging, picturesque heathland course with many natural hazards including the River Rase, which flows through the course.

Have Fun | Golf

Market Rasen Racecourse

Have a great day out at the races at Lincolnshire’s one and only stunning racecourse at Market Rasen. Only 30 minutes from Gainsborough.

Have Fun | Horse-riding
Market Rasen Racecourse
Swan Lodge Night Caistor Lakes photo by Jigsaw Photography Ltd

Caistor Lakes and Leisure Park

A multi award-winning leisure park set within 7 acres of countryside in the picturesque Lincolnshire Wolds with Adult Only touring pitches, luxury lodges, holiday homes, fishing lakes and a platinum award winning restaurant, bistro, bar & grill.

Stay | Lodges & Glamping, Camping & Caravan Sites
Eat and Drink | Cafés & Bistros, Restaurants
Have Fun | Fishing

Caistor Equestrian Centre

A beautiful purpose built establishment sitting in grounds of over 30 acres in the North Lincolnshire Wolds specialising in all aspects of riding.

Have Fun | Horse-riding
Caistor Equestrian Centre
Wold View Lodge

Wold View Fisheries & Leisure Park

Everything you for a relaxing stay in a beautiful and tranquil setting. These luxury lodges offer open plan living with modern amenities.

Stay | Lodges & Glamping
Have Fun | Fishing

Woodside Wildlife Park

Get hands-on access to some exciting animals! With over 50 different species there’s lots to see and learn! Approximately 30 minutes from Gainsborough.

Have Fun | Zoos & Animal Parks
Rand Farm Park

Rand Farm Park

Enjoy a fun-filled family day out to see and pet farm animals along with a wide range of exciting activities. Visit whatever the weather. Just 30 minutes from Gainsborough.

Have Fun | Zoos & Animal Parks

Bransby Horses

One of the UK’s largest equine welfare charities, Bransby Horses is a great day out for the whole family, with award-winning facilities including children’s play park and picnic area. Just eight miles from Lincoln.

Have Fun | Zoos & Animal Parks
Hall Farm Park

Hall Farm Park

Set on the edge of the Lincolnshire Wolds, find lots of things to see and do giving visitors a unique experience. Approximately 30 minutes from Gainsborough.

Have Fun | Zoos & Animal Parks

Wild Pines Park

One of the UK largest rope courses in the UK. Wild Pines Park offers you the chance for a unique and adventurous day out in the trees.

Have Fun | Attractions
Wild Pines Park
Claxby Fishery

Claxby Fishery

If you fancy fishing, Claxby Fishery is approximately half an hour from Gainsborough. The Fishery consists of three ponds well stocked with a variety of fish.

Have Fun | Fishing

Wold View Fisheries & Leisure Park

Dropping off the top of the Wolds, find an almost secret and forgotten valley with a group of established fishing lakes including stunning new accommodation.

Have Fun | Fishing
Wold View Fishery
Go Ape Normanby Hall

Go Ape

A Go Ape experience with a stately backdrop at Normanby Hall. We offer a Treetop Adventure for little adventurers, or Treetop Challenge for something a bit more adventurous. The Challenge course will test you, whilst the Adventure course is higher than our other locations!

Have Fun | Attractions