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Discover lots of things to do in Gainsborough!

Why not tie in your visit with one of the many events taking place in and around the town? There’s lots of great things to do in Gainsborough as well as the surrounding area.

Why not visit some of our great places to visit while you’re here? You can also find great places to shop, eat and drink.

Discover history and heritage, explore the great outdoors or enjoy a day out at one of our top family attractions including Rand Farm Park and Wild Pines Park. You can also find an abundance of fishing lakes plus an exquisite 18 hole golf course at Thonock Park. You also find Lincolnshire’s only racecourse just 30 minutes drive away. Market Rasen Racecourse is one of the friendliest places in the country to watch jump racing, with events held throughout the year.

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**Check out what’s on at Trinity Arts Centre during 2024! Click here to find out more**

**The next Farmers’ and Craft Market will feature Gainsborough’s Heritage Skills Fair taking place on Saturday 13 July 2024! Click here to find out more!**

To see what else is happening take a look at the full calendar. West Lindsey also have a regular newsletter promoting events in the area. To sign up a regular newsletter click here.

Calendar of events across the West Lindsey District

What’s On at Trinity Arts Centre

What’s On at the Lincolnshire Showground

What’s on in the Lincolnshire Wolds

Gainsborough has also hosted a number of fantastic events since 2017 which has included the annual Illuminate parade to historic markets. Take a look back at what’s taken place on our Thriving Gainsborough page.

Attractions

Play World

Come and enjoy the fun whatever the weather with 3 levels of activity frame, astra slide and more! Separate under 4s and dedicated baby area also available. Cafe also on site.

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Play World, Gainsborough
Gainsborough Old Hall

Gainsborough Old Hall

Built in 1460, Gainsborough Old Hall is one of the best-preserved medieval manor houses in Britain and hosts a variety of events and exhibitions all year round.

Visit | History & Heritage
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Gainsborough Heritage Centre

Set inside an early 20th Century Post Office, Gainsborough Heritage Centre houses the town’s significant collection of industrial and domestic artefacts, displays and exhibitions.

Visit | History & Heritage
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Gainsborough Heritage Centre
Visitors to Model Railway

Gainsborough Model Railway

See one of the largest hand-built model railways depicting the East Coast Main Line from Kings Cross to Leeds Central. This is no ordinary model railway, but a truly remarkable product of the model maker’s art.

Visit | History & Heritage
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Crafts ‘n’ Coffee

Craft courses and workshops including fused glass, stained glass, fabric crafts, wood crafts, traditional upholstery and much more. Shop also on site selling handmade craft items by local people in and around Gainsborough.

Shop | General Retail, Gifts
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Crafts 'n' Coffee Gainsborough
A drawing of a person driving a race kart

Race Kart Centre

Enjoy a day out on the tracks! Whether it’s a family day out or a get together with the lads, no matter the reason, the Race Kart Centre have you covered with a wide choice of karting sessions.

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Burton Waters Day Boat Hire

Relax and unwind whilst meandering along the tranquil setting of Lincoln’s Fossdyke Canal. Travel to the Historic Lincoln City, or go in the opposite direction to Torksey to enjoy the open countryside.

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Two boats in the Burton Waters Marina.
A boy hanging from a zip wire at Wild Pines Park.

Wild Pines Park

One of the UK largest rope courses in the UK. Wild Pines Park offers you the chance for a unique and adventurous day out in the trees.

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Go Ape

A Go Ape experience with a stately backdrop at Normanby Hall. We offer a Treetop Adventure for little adventurers, or Treetop Challenge for something a bit more adventurous. The Challenge course will test you, whilst the Adventure course is higher than our other locations!

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Go Ape Normanby Hall