Although plenty of activities keep you entertained at the action-packed lakeside resort, you might also be looking for things to do near Tattershall Lakes.
From outdoor adventures to museums and historical attractions, there’s a host of things to do with the family if you’re looking for days out and want to explore lovely Lincolnshire.
Guaranteed fun, laughter, and a bit of a challenge, Just Wake is an aqua obstacle course from Cable Lake in Tattershall Country Park.
There are ten floating obstacle paths and fantastic ramps to negotiate, suitable for all levels, from beginner to the most experienced wakeboarder. A wetsuit and helmet are included in the price.
Tattershall Karting Centre
Located in the heart of the Lincolnshire countryside less than 2 miles from Tattershall Lakes Holiday Park, there’s a huge 800 metres track with customisable layouts at Tattershall Karting Centre.
This is one of the most popular karting centres in the county, with lots of fun and excitement for children aged eight and above and adults.
There are also double-seater karts for couples and adults to drive with a child. Adapted karts are available for those with disabilities. Equipment, including overall, balaclavas, helmets and gloves, are provided.
Moon Lake Fishery
Set in beautiful countryside a stone’s throw from Tattershall Lakes Holiday Park, Moon Lake Fishery comprises seven well-stocked lakes and is the perfect place to relax and enjoy a day’s fishing.
Circular, tranquil Moon Lake is surrounded by trees and is the most established and longest lake in the fishery, stocked with a diverse range of species, including bream, tench, roach, rudd and chub.
Carp are stocked up to 15lb. Remember to bring your rod license.
The Lincolnshire Wolds
The Lincolnshire Wolds are a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty covering 220 square miles, the largely rural region is broken up by small villages and historical landmarks.
The area’s highlights include the Lincolnshire Wolds Railway, Wild Pines Park, Red Hill Nature Reserve, and Gunby Hall.
The best way to experience the beauty of the Lincolnshire Wolds is to explore it on foot. There are numerous walking trails that criss-cross the region, so you’re sure to find one that’s perfect for you.
Lincolnshire Wolds is about a 45-minute drive from Tattershall Lakes.
The Kinema In The Woods
Less than 5 miles from Tattershall Lakes Holiday Park, this delightful, old-fashioned cinema, nestling in the woodlands at beautiful Woodhall Spa, dates back to 1922.
The foyer houses a Golden Age of Cinema exhibition. Decorated retro style, there are live performances on the Compton Kinsestra Organ and ice cream during the intervals.
The cinema shows both new films and classics. The unique Kinema in the Woods still uses back projection.
The cinema is open every day except Christmas Day.
Step back in time through the ages, up and down the spiral staircase and vast halls, and take in the stunning Lincolnshire views from the battlements as you take in magnificent Tattershall Castle’s long history as one of the finest standing medieval English castles.
The moated castle was built by Lord Ralph Cromwell in the 15th century and is set in beautifully landscaped grounds.
There is much to discover, with free audio guides available for both children and adults. Note that wheelchair access is only to the ground floor.
Tattershall Castle puts on seasonal activities, including open-air theatre, medieval tournaments, an Easter Egg hunt and a Christmas market.
A cafe serves hot and cold refreshments, snacks, and picnic areas.
Dogs are welcome.
Just over 20 miles from Tattershall Lakes Country Park, the imposing Lincoln Castle was built by William the Conqueror in 1068 and is set in beautiful, peaceful grounds, perfect for a picnic.
The Castle houses one of 4 original copies of the Magna Carta signed in 1215 and the Charter of the Forest dating back to 1217, housed in a state-of-the-art underground vault inside the castle walls.
This is a unique opportunity to read the documents that shaped today’s society and to learn about their history in the cinema room.
There are stunning views of Lincoln and the surrounding countryside from the Medieval wall Walk. The Georgian and Victorian prison, with three floors of restored cells in male and female wings, dates back to 1788 and offers a fascinating interactive experience, with touch screens, to learn about the debtors who once inhabited the prison.
There is an exciting programme of seasonal events and options to take part in guided tours or follow one of the audio guides.
Try your hand at silversmithing, stone carving or stained glass making at the Heritage Skills Centre.
There is a cafe and a gift shop on site.
About 30 miles from Tattershall Lakes Holiday Park, Woolsthorpe Manor is well worth a visit. Look out of the window of Newton’s chamber as Sir Isaac Newton did and see the 400-year descendent of the apple tree, which inspired his theory of gravity.
Owned by the National Trust, this beautifully preserved 17th-century manor house in the Lincolnshire countryside was the birthplace and home of the renowned mathematician and physicist whose discoveries changed how we see the world.
Discover Newton’s science on a fascinating tour led by enthusiastic, knowledgeable guides. The interactive Science Centre houses the anti-gravity room, which will delight and engage scientists of all ages.
Set among lovely 400-year-old gardens and orchards, Woolsthorpe Manor is on the Newton Trail and has attracted visitors for more than 300 years.
It’s a short walk to one of the oldest churches in Lincolnshire, St John the Baptist, where Newton was baptised.
A cafe barn serves snacks and refreshments, and there is a gift shop for souvenirs.
Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Visitor Centre
Based at RAF Coningsby, about 3 miles from Tattershall Lakes Holiday Park, The Royal Air Force Battle of Britain Memorial Flight houses iconic planes, including Hurricanes, Spitfires, Chipmunks, a Lancaster bomber and a C47 Dakota.
This is a unique opportunity to see these historic wartime aircraft close up and watch RAF technicians as they work.
Guided tours take place between 10.30 and 3.30 daily, led by RAF volunteers.
There is a tea bar to grab refreshments and cakes and a gift shop where you can purchase prints, books, model aircraft and sweatshirts.
Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre
Situated on the outskirts of East Kirby, 8 miles from Tattershall Lakes Holiday Park, this is a wonderful experience, a step back in time to the wartime airfields.
The Aviation Centre is housed in wartime buildings and houses a unique collection of some of the rarest and greatest WW2 aircraft, including the world’s only operational Lancaster NX611 Bomber,”Just Jane”, Mosquitos, and the Hampden.
Discover the personal stories of the airmen who fought for our freedom, watch the restoration work, and get up close to the mighty Lancaster.
Exhibitions include the Home Guard, a wartime kitchen, evacuation, escapes and the Land Army. Treat yourself to a home-cooked lunch in the NAAFI.
Tattershall Farm Park
Lots of fun for the whole family; whatever the weather, visitors come back time and again to meet a variety of animals and enjoy the superb facilities at Tattershall Farm Park.
The children can handle the animals in Cuddles Corner, walk the goats, watch the falcons fly and feed the reindeer, and burn off some energy in the heated soft play barn.
As well as soft play, the play barn has climbing frames and slides to enjoy. The cafe serves locally sourced fresh food and includes a children’s menu.
Ark Wildlife Park and Exotic Animal Sanctuary
About 10 miles from Tattershall Lakes Holiday Park, Ark Wildlife is an award-winning wildlife park home to more than 200 animals, most of them rescued from the illegal pet trade.
You can see some of the world’s most exotic creatures, including crocodiles, lemurs, serval, foxes, wallabies, meerkats and more.
There’s also a large outdoor adventure play park, Trash Panda sensory indoor soft play area for the children.
Enjoy the indoor soft play area with electric karts on a track and a huge climbing frame. There is a cafe serving great food and an outdoor covered area.
Children love the mouse hunt and exploring this unique eight sailed windmill which is the only one of its kind in the world.
There are five floors housing exhibition spaces, opportunities to learn how the historic mill works, and discover the Heckington Windmill´s fascinating 190-year history.
There is a visitor centre with exhibitions and displays and tea rooms serving delicious cakes baked with flour made at the mill.
Heckington Windmill is open Friday to Sunday from 11 am and 4 pm.
Witham Way Country Park
Witham Way Country Park, just outside Boston, is a haven for wildlife watchers. This is a delightful day out for everyone, with nature trails through the woodlands, shady picnic areas, fishing, and children’s play areas.
The diverse landscape includes woodlands, grasslands, a wildflower meadow and a bug park that brings butterflies and insects, and the bird boxes make cosy owl nests.
Enjoy a variety of experiences in the country park, including cycling, walking, wildlife watching, children’s outdoor play area, fishing and picnic and barbeque areas.
The Bubblecar Museum
This quirky museum houses a unique collection of more than 50 microcars, scooters, bikes and memorabilia from the 50s and 60s in themed displays.
The Bubblecar Museum is lots of fun, a chance to wander down memory lane for the grown-ups and for the children to meet some famous names from days gone by, including Reliant, Bond, Frisky and Isetta. 1950s memorabilia such as chine and bakelite are displayed in a period high street setting.
There are tearooms to enjoy homemade cakes and refreshments and a gift shop selling vintage toys.
Woodhall Spa Spy Mission Treasure Trail
For quality time with the family, you´ll all need to put your heads together to work out the self-guided clues along the 1.5-mile route on the Woodhall Spa Spy Mission treasure trail.
The clues are found around the town on buildings and monuments, so this is a fun way to explore one of Lincolnshire’s prettiest villages. You can take your time, stop for lunch and enjoy a memorable experience together.