Seven Super Summer Days Out this August

So, summer 2023 isn’t really what we had hoped for! Rewind 12 months and we were enjoying bright sunny days, complaining it was too hot, and wishing for a bit of rain (mad, isn’t it?!).

We can’t travel back in time, and sadly we haven’t found anyone yet who can control the weather. With that being said, let’s do what we do best and get on with it and make the best of what we’ve got!

We’ve compiled a list of seven super summer days out that will wash away any boredom blues this August. If you’ve had a great day out, don’t forget to tag us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram or use the hashtag #SummerInGainsborough or #GainsboroughIsGreat.

Here’s our top seven:

1. Uncle Henry’s Maize Maze
An image of a maize maze cut to show a design of sunflowers
Get lost in the maize maze at Uncle Henry’s just 20 minutes from Gainsborough.

An annual favourite in our calendar, the Maize Maze at Uncle Henry’s is always a great day out. Go Behind the Garden Wall to enjoy the giant Maize Maze, plus other great activities including daily tractor rides, 9-hole crazy golf, jumping pillow and garden games!

Open daily 10am to 4pm. Activities can be weather dependent so please check before travelling.

Book online and get a discount!

2. Woodside Wildlife Park

If you love exotic animals, then you’ll go wild for Woodside Wildlife Park! With live demonstrations and talks throughout the day, you can certainly get great value for money. From tigers, white wolves, and meerkats, to penguins, birds, and butterflies, it’s a great day out for all the family.

Open daily 10am to 5pm.

 Book online and get a discount!

3. Wild Pines Park
A boy hanging from a zip wire at Wild Pines Park.
Get close to nature and enjoy a day out in the trees at Wild Pines Park near Market Rasen.

For outdoor lovers and thrill seekers big and small, Wild Pines Park is the perfect place to enjoy nature and have a great day out in the trees. This multi award winning activity centre based at Market Rasen has over 1050 metres of high tree fun, 22 zip lines and 87 elements! It’s also been voted one of the best in the UK!

Book now for your amazing high ropes adventure!

4. Rand Farm Park

It wouldn’t be the same if we didn’t include a trip to Rand Farm Park. With so much to see and do, you can be sure you’ll be back before the end of the holidays. Meet all the animals on the farm with demonstrations throughout the day. Kids can also blow off some steam with their amazing facilities including summertime sledges, jumping pillows, mini golf, indoor play barn and air cannon arena. There’s also the brand-new Play Silos that opened this year and not to be missed on your next visit!

Open daily 10am to 5pm.

Book now and save up to £3 online!

5. Hall Farm Park

Heading towards the Lincolnshire Wolds (a great day out in itself) and you’ll come to Hall Farm Park, is a small family-run park offering indoor and outdoor fun for the whole family.

Two goats.
Meet the goats and other farm animals at Hall Farm Park.

You can also enjoy a tractor ride, plus have the chance to walk one of their own pygmy goats. You can also enjoy a leisurely walk, taking in local farmland and wooded areas. Be sure to look out the hidden boxes to see if you can guess the identity of the inhabitants! Quiz sheets are available to take with you so you can try your hand at solving the nature puzzles.

Open daily 10am to 4pm.

Book now!

6. Burton Waters Experiences

Try something a little different and hire a day boat from Burton Waters Marina! Located on the outskirts of Lincoln, be the captain for the day and enjoy a day out on Lincolnshire’s waterways. From the marina, boaters can travel down to Lincoln’s Brayford Pool, where they can enjoy the sights of Historic Lincoln, or go in the opposite direction to Torksey to enjoy the open countryside. En route, there are various shops and pubs so that boaters can pull over to take in some lunch.

Book your boating experience now!

7. Open Air Theatre at Market Rasen Leisure Centre

There’s nothing like enjoying theatre out in the open air. Head over to Market Rasen as out very own Trinity Arts Centre goes on tour. Working with Quantum Theatre, visitors can be entertained with the classic tale, The Wind in the Willows. Sit back and relax and enjoy the show and join Mole in his discovering of a wonderful new world, come boating with Ratty and witness one of Badger’s legendary feasts. This is all before we even mention high jinx on the open road with that reckless ruffian, Mr Toad.

Sunday 27 August, 2pm

Book your open-air theatre experience now!

We hope you have a great time exploring Lincolnshire this summer! These are just seven of the many wonderful places to visit and things to do in the area. For more inspiration you can head over to our Summer in Gainsborough page. You can also find other places to visit in Lincolnshire by going to:

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