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Sometimes Lincoln can feel a bit small, so it’s worth remembering that wider Lincolnshire also has so much to offer!
Lincolnshire boasts a long coastline with several seaside towns and many acres of woodland bursting with wildlife. In this article, I’ll run through just a few of the many things you can do in Lincolnshire during your time here, and I’ll include opening times and prices too!
Lincolnshire Wildlife Park
Based near Boston, the Lincolnshire Wildlife Park is home to many rescue animals, including a large aviary full of many different types of birds. The park offers a sanctuary to many formerly abused and mistreated animals, one of the most well-known being Nigel the Puma. The park held a fundraiser to build Nigel a new sensory enclosure after he started to develop eyesight problems and arthritis, his new enclosure allows him to live safely and happily.
You may recognise the park thanks to their parrots gaining popularity online after their foul-mouths attracted the attention of visitors. The parrots had unfortunately picked up some unsavoury language before they were rescued, which they then started teaching to each other! Due to this, they had to be placed into a separate aviary to ensure the rest of the bird’s language stayed clean.
Lincolnshire Wildlife Park offers unique experiences such as the tortoise keeper experience and even a Tiger experience where you get the opportunity to feed their tigers! These make great gifts for family members, and you get a photo taken that you can take home!
Cost: Adult: £13.95
Family (2 adults + 2 children): £45.00
Family (2 adults + 3 children): £55.00
Opening Times: 10:30am – 6:30pm (last entry 5:30pm)
National Trust: Belton House
Belton House is situated near Grantham and is a Grade I listed house built between 1685 and 1688 by Sir John Brownlow. You can explore the house and view all the art and historical content it has to offer, or walk around the grounds and look at the Dutch and Italian design, including an orangery and fountain.
Alongside this, Belton House has parklands with sheep & deer, an outdoor adventure playground with miniature train rides, a cafe, and a gift shop! There are lots of things to do and vast grounds to explore, and your entry fee helps towards the restoration of Belton House and other National Trust areas.
The mansion is closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays so the entry fee is cheaper, which is great if you’re only wanting to explore the grounds,
Entry Fee (Thursday-Monday): Adult: £9.45
Single adult family: £14.25
Entry Fee (Tuesday-Wednesday): Adult: £8.00
Single adult family: £12.00
Opening Times: The times can vary due to the season or weather, but you can check the times by clicking here and using their calendar.
Natureland Seal Sanctuary
Located in the small seaside town of Skegness, the Natureland Seal Sanctuary takes in orphaned and injured seals found along the coast. Visitors get to see every stage of the rehabilitation process, and explore everything else that the sanctuary has to offer, such as the tropical butterfly exhibit! You can spend the day walking around the sanctuary and spending time with their animals, and you can even see the seals being fed at 11:30am and 3:00pm every day.
The Sanctuary also has a ‘Pets Corner’ where you can interact with and feed animals such as goats, guinea pigs, chickens, and rabbits! If you’re feeling sad being away from your pets back at home, this is a great opportunity to spend some quality time with different kinds of animals and show them some love.
Entry Fee (Winter 2022): Adult 16+: £7.50
Children (under 2’s free!): £6.00
Senior Citizen (60+): £6.50
Family Ticket (2 adults + 2 Children: £24.30
Opening Times: 10am – 4:30pm (last entry 3:30pm) everyday.
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