14 Great Things To Do Near Golden Sands Mablethorpe

15 things to do near Golden Sands

Staying at Golden Sands Holiday Park? Here’s a list of things to do near Golden Sands Mablethorpe by Haven.

The Haven-owned Golden Sands Holiday Park is situated on the pretty Lincolnshire coast.

The holiday park offers a wide range of activities to keep everyone entertained, including the Adventure Village, two swimming pools, fishing on the lake and, of course, the beautiful sand dunes of Golden Sands.

But if you’re looking for some off-site activities, there are plenty of things to do near Golden Sands. Read on to explore our top choices.

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1. Mablethorpe Seal Sanctuary and Wildlife Centre

  • Distance from the park: 0.3 miles
  • Travel time: 7-minute walk
Common Seal, General

Just a two-minute walk through the sand dunes from Golden Sands, Mablethorpe Seal Sanctuary is also home to many rescued animals, including goats, snakes, otters, monkeys, meerkats, and birds.

Set in 2 acres of dunes just 50 metres from the shore, this is a beautiful opportunity to feed, interact with the seals, and learn about the wildlife.

A part of the Sanctuary is dedicated to prehistoric times, dinosaurs, and fossils.

  • Seals and more than 60 varied species of animals
  • Excellent value for money
  • Fun and educational
  • Gift shop and a cafe

Good To Know:

  • Opening Hours: 10 AM to 5 PM, Daily
  • Address: Quebec Road, North End, Mablethorpe, Lincolnshire, LN12 1QG
  • Standard Adult Price: £13.00

2. Mablethorpe Beach

  • Distance from the park: 0.4 miles
  • Travel time: 9-minute walk
Mablethorpe Beach
Mablethorpe Beach

Miles of sand and dunes, donkey rides, rock pools, and a ride on the sand train ensure that a day out on stunning Mablethorpe Beach will delight everyone.

Less than a mile from Golden Sands, this is one of the finest beaches on the East Coast, perfect for water sports, including sailing, canoeing, and windsurfing. Calm waters, gentle tides and lifeguards mean the beach is safe for swimming, paddling and splashing.

All the traditional seaside fun is close by on the seafront, with fish and chips, ice cream, cafes, amusement arcades and entertainment.

  • Long sandy beach
  • Water sports, safe swimming
  • Traditional seaside fun on the seafront
  • Cafes, bars, eateries

Good To Know:

  • Opening Hours: 24 Hours, Daily
  • Address: Central Promenade, Mablethorpe LN12 1AA
  • Standard Adult Price: Free

3. Lincolnshire Aquapark

  • Distance from the park: 3.2 miles
  • Travel time: 9-minute drive
Lincolnshire AquaPark
Photo Credit: Lincolnshire AquaPark Facebook Page

There’s guaranteed fun and laughter and an exciting challenge or two for everyone at one of the most popular attractions in the area, 2 miles from Golden Sands.

Lincolnshire Aquapark is one of the UK’s largest aquaparks with many facilities, including a massive pool with slides, a giant cyclone wheel, and a fantastic new Aquaglide. This must not be missed in visiting Skegness.

You can try a range of water sports, including paddle boarding with instruction and open swimming. Pedalos for under 5s with adult supervision are also now available.

Online booking only for a fantastic family outing.

  • Changing rooms
  • Safety floats issued to all visitors
  • New features-Universal Icecap, Thunderdome, Archway
  • Equipment, wetsuit hire
  • Paddleboarding and kayaking with instructors
  • Climbing walls, giant monkey bars
  • Restaurant, bar, Costa Coffee

Good To Know:

  • Opening Hours: Varies upon booking
  • Address: Grange Leisure, Alford Road, Mablethorpe, Lincolnshire, LN12 1NE
  • Standard Adult Price: £20

4. Eastside Ceramics

  • Distance from the park: 1.2 miles
  • Travel time: 4-minute drive
Eastside Ceramics
Photo Credit: Eastside Ceramics Gallery

If you’re looking for something different, Eastside Ceramics is an excellent chance to get creative.

About a mile from Golden Sands, close to Mablethorpe High Street, paint-your-own pottery sessions are a hit with visitors of all ages.

With clear instructions from friendly, patient staff and a range of pottery to choose from, visitors of all abilities will be delighted with their handiwork. No experience necessary!

  • Children and adults painting
  • Story and paint sessions
  • Foam clay
  • No need to book

Good To Know:

  • Opening Hours: 10 AM to 2 PM, Wednesday to Friday; to 4 PM, Saturday; 11 AM to 3 PM, Sunday
  • Address: 3a Wellington Road, Mablethorpe, Lincolnshire LN12 1HR
  • Standard Adult Price: Varies upon the item

5. Radcliffe Donkey Sanctuary

  • Distance from the park: 7.8 miles
  • Travel time: 19-minute drive
Donkey, General

Radcliffe Donkey Sanctuary is a lovely, scenic place to take the children to meet the friendly donkeys and Shetland ponies. Most of the donkeys have been rescued and have their own quirky characters and stories. Chickens and ducks are waddling around, too.

Entry is just £1, and you can buy a much-appreciated bag of carrots for 50p, a fantastic day out for everyone less than 7 miles from Golden Sands. You might even want to adopt a donkey!

  • Coffee shop, charity shop
  • Carrots and ginger biscuits for the donkeys
  • Adoption scheme
  • Coffee shop
  • Dogs welcome

Good To Know:

  • Opening Hours: 10:30 AM to 3 PM, Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday
  • Address: Church Lane, Huttoft, Lincolnshire LN13 9RB
  • Standard Adult Price: minimum donation £1

6. Mablethorpe Fairground

  • Distance from the park: 1.2 miles
  • Travel time: 3-minute drive
Chain Carousel Theme Park Ride, General
Chain Carousel Theme Park Ride

There’s much family fun at the traditional Mablethorpe Funfair, next to the award-winning beach, just a stone’s throw from Golden Sands.

There are various activities for older and younger children, including vintage rides such as the waltzer, dodgems, ghost train, hook a duck and House of Horrors. Children love the bungee trampolines, and the caterpillar coaster for thrill seekers.

Good To Know:

  • Opening Hours: 11 AM to 6 PM, Daily
  • Address: Central Amusement Park, Main Promenade, Mablethorpe, Lincolnshire LN12 1RG
  • Standard Adult Price: Free; ride prices vary

7. Donna Nook Nature Reserve

  • Distance from the park: 12.3 miles
  • Travel time: 23-minute drive
seal at Donna Nook
Donna Nook Nature Reserve

Donna Nook covers more than 10 miles of beautiful coastline and is a rare opportunity to see the colony of grey seals which come to the sand dunes to give birth to more than 2000 pups in November and December every year.

It’s a fantastic experience to see 100s of seals up close in their natural habitat. There’s also an abundance of wildlife, including rare birds and plants.

Good To Know:

  • Opening Hours: Dawn till Dusk, Daily
  • Address: Marsh Lane, Donna Nook, Louth LN11 7PD
  • Standard Adult Price: Free

8. Anderby Creek

  • Distance from the park: 8.7 miles
  • Travel time: 21-minute drive
Anderby Creek
Anderby Creek

Anderby Creek is a naturally beautiful, unspoilt sandy beach between Skegness and Mablethorpe, less than 9 miles from Golden Sands.

The quiet beach is a haven of tranquillity, away from the hustle and bustle of the seaside resorts nearby.

Anderby Creek is perfect for a long beach walk or a peaceful picnic.

In the village of Anderby, there is a pub, a shop, and a café behind the beach. Horse riding is popular on this beach.

Good To Know:

  • Opening Hours: 24 Hours, Daily
  • Address: Anderby Creek PE24 5XS
  • Standard Adult Price: Free

9. Captain Kids Adventure World

  • Distance from the park: 23.1 miles
  • Travel time: 40-minute drive
holiday parks in skegness
Skegness Pier

An ideal, fun-filled activity for children under 10, there’s an enormous adventure space with slides and obstacles, ball pools, targets, and cannons.

Captain Kids in Skegness Pier is terrific value for money and a fantastic way for younger children to burn off some energy just over a mile from Golden Sands.

  • No time constraints when not busy
  • Separate toddler space
  • Free lolly and balloon takeaway
  • Shop
  • Café with cream teas

Good To Know:

  • Opening Hours: 10 AM to 6 PM, Daily
  • Address: Grand Parade, Skegness, Lincolnshire PE25 2UE
  • Standard Adult Price: £7.00

10. Lincolnshire Wolds

  • Distance from the park: 20.9 miles
  • Travel time: 32-minute drive
Lincolnshire Wolds

If you love the great outdoors, exploring the beautiful Lincolnshire Wolds is a must when you’re in the area.

Lincolnshire Wolds is a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, covering 216 miles of gentle hills, peaceful valleys, streams, bustling market towns, and sleepy, picturesque villages.

The area is popular with walkers and offers many activities, including fishing, kayaking, climbing, horse riding, biking, and more.

Good To Know:

  • Opening Hours: 24 Hours, Daily
  • Address: Navigation Warehouse, Riverhead Road, Louth LN11 0DA
  • Standard Adult Price: Free

11. Back To Bear Outdoor Activity Centre

  • Distance from the park: 12.9 miles
  • Travel time: 23-minute drive

Tucked away in the lovely Lincolnshire Wolds, Back to Bear is a superb outdoor activity centre for an action-packed, fun day out.

You can book an entire day choosing from various activities, including bushcraft, archery, laser tag, shelter building and axe and knife throwing, with professional, patient, friendly instructors.

For the ultimate outdoor experience, Back To Bear is a fun, action-packed day out for all families and groups of all ages.

Good To Know:

  • Opening Hours: 9:30 to Late; Tuesday to Sunday
  • Address: Kenwick Park, Kenwick Hill, Louth LN11 8NR
  • Standard Adult Price: starts at £20

12. Huttoft Car Terrace Beach

  • Distance from the park: 6.9 miles
  • Travel time: 17-minute drive

The beautiful expanse of the soft sandy beach across the dunes is perfect for long walks, picnics, and kite flying in a peaceful rural setting.

The beach is famous for surfing, swimming, and fishing, and there is a range of off-road cycle tracks along the old railway lines.

There are stunning views out to sea and a new café nearby.

Good To Know:

  • Opening Hours: 24 Hours, Daily
  • Address: Alford, Huttoft LN13 9RR
  • Standard Adult Price: £Free

13. Homefield Alpacas

  • Distance from the park: 8.5 miles
  • Travel time: 17-minute drive
Alpaca, General

An unforgettable experience for everyone; you can spend 2-3 hours meeting and learning about the friendly alpacas and their characters.

Feed, walk and talk to the alpacas on various treks in the lovely countryside.

Finish your visit to the popular café and enjoy some cake and refreshments.

Homefield Alpacas is just over 8 miles from Golden Sands.

Good To Know:

  • Opening Hours: 10 AM to 4 PM, please check FB Page
  • Address: Chapel Lane, Gt. Carlton, Louth LN11 8JR
  • Standard Adult Price: Varies on activity

14. On Your Marques

  • Distance from the park: 9.1 miles
  • Travel time: 21-minute drive

On Your Marques is excellent fun and well worth a visit. On Your Marques is a fascinating insight into motoring history with its impressive, unique collection of motor racing memorabilia and model vehicles.

This attraction provides a nostalgic journey through a miniature motoring world, with old favourites, including Lady Penelope’s pink Rolls Royce and Supercars.

The giant Scalextric track is a huge hit for all ages.

On Your Marques is a highly recommended hidden gem about 9 miles from Golden Sands.

  • Formula 1, GT Racing, James Bond
  • Open every day March-October
  • Children under 5-free entry
  • Café, refreshments

Good To Know:

  • Opening Hours: Check the website
  • Address: Thrumber Marsh Lane, Mumby, Alford, Lincolnshire LN13 9TL
  • Standard Adult Price: Check the website

Final Thoughts on Things To Do Near Golden Sands Holiday Park

Golden Sands Holiday Park is more than just a place to rest your head; it’s a gateway to countless adventures and experiences.

From tranquil coastal walks to the thrills of nearby attractions, there’s never a dull moment when staying in Golden Sands. There are also plenty of pretty towns you can explore like Tattershall or Skegness.

For those who have fallen in love with the area, buying a caravan at Golden Sands provides the perfect opportunity to create lasting memories and ensure frequent returns to this charming coastal haven.

Whether you’re seeking relaxation or adventure, Golden Sands is the ideal base to experience it all.

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