A popular venue just outside the city centre, Doddington Hall is an Elizabethan house built in 1595. Today the estate is home to much more than the beautiful hall in which visitors can wander and explore. Immaculate gardens including a wild garden and a kitchen garden have trails running through them. There is a café and a restaurant, both of which are stocked with produce supplied by the estate and its neighbours. Throughout the year Doddington Hall holds events and exhibitions.
The Natural World Centre in Whisby Nature Park is a local nature reserve owned and managed by the Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust. As well as the beautiful lake views, woodlands and meadows to enjoy, the centre has a café and gift shop and the excellent Little Darters Wildlife and Adventure Play Park.
Just down the road from both these attractions is the equally popular Daisy Made ice cream parlour. A family-run business that has built its success on its delicious ice cream, there is plenty to do too. A children’s play area, crazy golf, Daisy diggers, ride-on go-karts and a drive-through counter are all reasons to pay a visit.
Woodside Wildlife and Falconry Park has plenty of animals to meet from monkeys to tigers, and the magnificent falconry displays make it a popular place to visit. Just a few miles from the Lincolnshire Wolds, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, it is the perfect spot to enjoy a variety of wildlife and gardens.
Wragby Maze is open from Easter to October and as well as the conifer maze, there is a smaller turf maze that children can tackle on their own. Lots of specialist topiary is on display, favourite of which is the Wragby Wrabbit. There are three to find throughout the attraction, as well as lots of seasonal events.
Bransby Horses opened in 1968 with its first rescue horse Sally. Today the charity is responsible for over 360 horses at its Lincolnshire site. Visitors can meet Shire horses and Shetland ponies and spend time at the visitor centre, café and gift shop.
Rand Farm Park is a working farm that is open to the public seven days a week. As well as their animals, there is an indoor soft play area and outdoors electric karts, a maze, trampolines and more. The adventure playground covers four acres in all.