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Summer in Gainsborough

Discover why ‘Gainsborough is Great’ this Summer!

From tranquil woodlands, nature reserves and family trails to adventurous, family friendly attractions, with an historic market town at its heart. Enjoy some quality time in Gainsborough this summer and take home some amazing memories.

This summer get ready to discover rich heritage, search for hidden treasure, escape from it all with gentle riverside walks, wander along historic streets and through idyllic villages or navigate one of the largest rope courses in the UK. Venture into the great outdoors and of course sample our local food and drink alfresco!

Did you know that Henry VIII enjoyed a summer visit to Gainsborough in 1541?! Delve into the area’s fascinating heritage at attractions including Gainsborough Old Hall, a building that reflects over five hundred years of history in its walls. Head to Gainsborough Heritage Centre and experience Gainsborough’s history through period displays, including vintage post office and street scene. Or plan a visit to Gainsborough Model Railway to see one of the largest hand-built model railways depicting the East Coast Main Line from Kings Cross to Leeds Central.

A family walking through the great hall at Gainsborough Old Hall.

With pleasant temperatures throughout the summer, it’s the perfect time to explore the surrounding countryside. Escape to a world of peace and tranquility in one of Gainsborough’s woodlands or nature reserves where you can see carpets of lilac heather, flapping herons and elusive nightjars, or head further afield and explore the rolling hills of the Lincolnshire Wolds.

Surrounding Gainsborough you’ll find family friendly places to visit including Bransby Horses, Rand Farm Park and Woodside Wildlife Park with lots to see and a range of exciting activities to enjoy. If you’re feeling a little adventurous, head to Wild Pines Park, the largest rope course in the UK, for a unique and adventurous day out in the trees.

A girl on a tyre swing

Make the most of longer days and lighter nights and discover Gainsborough this Summer with great places to visit, a wealth of things to do and all you need to enjoy a great day out for all the family.

A woman serving ice cream