Mother’s Day in Gainsborough

A woman and girl walking down the corridor at Gainsborough Old Hall.

Celebrate Mother’s Day in Gainsborough with great things to see and do this weekend.

Here’s some ideas to get you started…

Explore the town

Gainsborough is a town packed full of history with great places to visit including Gainsborough Old Hall, one of England’s best preserved timber-framed manor houses. Explore this magnificent building and discover its fascinating history including its magnificent Great Hall. Wander the winding corridors and up dead-end stairs and see how feasts were prepared in one of the best surviving medieval kitchens in the country. You can also climb the 59 steps to the top of the tower for views across Lincolnshire.

Delve in to the town’s history at Gainsborough Heritage Centre (open Saturday only 10am to 4pm) where you’ll find artefacts, displays and exhibitions that covers Gainsborough’s significant industrial and domestic history. Head upstairs where you’ll find a replica Victorian Post Office and an impressive street scene dating back to the early 20th century that will leave you feeling nostalgic.

There are so many great places to walk in and around the town. Take a gentle stroll along the Riverside Walk, connecting the Trent Bridge to the Town Centre and see the bronze statue of The Pilgrim Woman. You can also venture further down the riverside to the village of Morton where you’ll find St Paul’s Church, a delightful grade II listed church. Why not try Gainsborough’s heritage trail takes you to some fascinating points of interest, some you may not have noticed before.

Just under an hours drive brings you to the Lincolnshire Wolds with miles of stunning countryside. There are a number of walking routes around Market Rasen, plus an interactive heritage trail. Willingham Woods is also popular with walkers and cyclists and is a great stop off if your visiting the coast.

Fancy something to eat?

Find great places to eat in Gainsborough! Whether you’re looking for a quick bit to eat or a three course meal – there’s something to suit most tastes and budgets! Head over to our eat & drink page to find out more.

Choose from over 70 flavours of award-winning ice cream at Blyton Ice cream!

You’ll be spoilt for choice with over 70 flavours of award winning ice cream just 10 minutes’ drive from Gainsborough. From Apple Pie to classic vanilla – there’s a flavour for everyone! They also have sugar free and vegan options too!

There’s also a café serving hot meals, light bites and hot and cold drinks. Kids can also enjoy the children’s play area with crazy golf, table tennis and play park that is suitable for all ages.

For more information visit their website.

Family Days Out

If you’re looking for something more hands on; why not visit Rand Farm Park?! Discover exciting hand on experiences with a wide variety of animals and live demonstrations. They also have an indoor play and outdoor attractions for all ages. Don’t forget mums go free on Mother’s Day weekend! (Available with a full price paying children on 18 & 19 March). Offer available online only. To book or find out more visit their website.

You can also take a drive out to Hall Farm Park (30 minutes from Gainsborough), a family run working farm with lots of things to see and do giving visitors a unique experience. Woodside Wildlife Park also offers hands-on access to some exciting animals!

Bransby Horses also offers great day out an is home to more than 300 horses, ponies, donkeys and mules. Bransby Horses is a Lincolnshire based charity with a visitor centre, café, play area and miles of walks to enjoy.

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