Boston Lincs next week, what do see and do ?

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moocowmrs Thu 14-Aug-14 18:51:53

I am camping with the children in a Pod just outside Boston Lincs next week, I have never travel to the area before and would like recommendations of places to visit, things to do etc.

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gertiegusset Thu 14-Aug-14 18:57:50

The Boston stump.
It's a church, nothing much else round those parts.
Skegs not to far for a trip to the seaside.

MrsLettuce Thu 14-Aug-14 19:01:37

Boston. Some people find the tidal river interesting, I hear. And, erm. The Stump, yes.

There's also the bus station and a train station, thank goodness. Tattershall Castle is nice.

Makingchanges Thu 14-Aug-14 19:06:01

We have a caravan next to Tattershall Castle, that is nice. If you have ever tried geocaching, there are quite a few in Boston.

MrsLettuce Thu 14-Aug-14 19:08:05

Ah, right. I think I know where you're off to. Looks lovely. I'd not bother with Boston TBH.

You'd be at least as close to Horncastle (1001 antique and junk shops) and really quite close to Tattershall and Coningsby (should you be interested in RAF stuff) which are also close to Woodhall Spa which has a nice lido and woods.

FranksBobot Thu 14-Aug-14 19:08:42

The Parrot Zoo is worth a visit

heather1 Thu 14-Aug-14 19:13:45

Woodhall spa has this funny little cinema called the kinemainthewoods, old fashioned and quite a fun cinema to visit.
In Boston itself not so much to do. Some good fish and chip shops though.

MrsLettuce Thu 14-Aug-14 19:15:30

yy the Kinema is really lovely, especially if you can see a film in the original room.

MrsLettuce Thu 14-Aug-14 19:23:05

Actually, more/most importantly wherever you go in Lincolnshire please do be extra careful on the roads.

iwantgin Thu 14-Aug-14 19:26:56

Lincoln is worth a visit - cathedral, caste and lots of shops.

Woodhall Spa is lovely.. Kinema in the Woods is good -check out their website for showings.

Coningsby is surprisingly interesting. Even if you aren't
that into planes (me) it entertained the DC

And yes Skegness is a lovely beach. Nothing fancy in the town, but you can get chips and play crazy golf to your heart's content.

MrsLettuce Thu 14-Aug-14 19:33:45

I used to love the seal sanctuary in skegness when I was a child. That was 30 years ago, no idea if it's still there or OK now.

TigerFeet Thu 14-Aug-14 19:41:00

Frampton Marsh and Freiston Shore RSPB sanctuaries are great, the Frampton one does stuff for kids through the holidays like treasure hunts and pond dipping for not much money at all.

Frampton Marsh

TigerFeet Thu 14-Aug-14 19:42:50

How old are your children OP? What sort of things do you like to do?

moocowmrs Thu 14-Aug-14 19:52:15

Hi thanks for all the replies, the castle looks great. 3dc oldest ds 8 youngest dd nearly three, dd 6. Happiest exploring having a good run, love beach and sea. Might try the lido always had a fancy for that ! Looking forward to just having a proper relax un structured few days really but love fish and chips and a good tea shop !

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TigerFeet Thu 14-Aug-14 19:58:16

Good fish & chips in Boston - Tate's fish & chips off Strait Bargate right in the middle of town. Eat in or take out, or if the weather's nice you can sit outside.

Archie Hardwick's on Dolphin lane, off the market place, does a nice cake & cuppa.

Maud Foster windmill is really interesting, if you have cooking facilities where you're staying you can buy some flour ground at the mill and take it home to cook something with - my kids love doing that.

If you go into the town centre then a wander round the Guildhall museum is a good idea, it's not big and doesn't take long to look round but it's free and what they do have is really interesting. The Stunp (St Botolph's church) is a lovely building and you can go up the tower for a fantastic view across the fields.

If it rains, there are a couple of soft play centres, a bowling alley, a pottery place which can keep the children entertained.

If I think of anything else I'll come back and post smile

moocowmrs Thu 14-Aug-14 20:01:20

Oh thanks Tiger that's great info, windmill sounds great ds loves anything that works iykwim ! Hoping for fine weather but not adverse to soft play !

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CatsCantTwerk Thu 14-Aug-14 20:02:43

I'm not sure about Boston. I would recommend Woodhall spa for Jubilee park and also Kinema in the woods. Friskney parrot zoo. If you want to travel further afield then I would definitely recommend Woodside Falconry, it may be too far for You to travel but it is worth it, They have just got some tigers in this year and they are amazing (one of them is Tango, The tiger from the old Esso adverts). You can spend the day there with plenty to do smile

Here is the link to their website if you want to look

notyummy Thu 14-Aug-14 20:11:20

Would def say Woodhall Spa for jubilee park and kinema in the woods. Depending on the weather there is an outdoor lido in Jubliee Park (heated pool) and quite a few nice cafés and pubs in the Main Street. Kids would probably like Skeg but it can be rough!! Lincoln nice- free Museum at the top of the hill is good, as is cathedral.

moocowmrs Thu 14-Aug-14 20:13:14

Ohh fab thanks, all the windmill looks great as well. Getting excited now was a little concerned re activities x

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