Lincoln: 5 child friendly places to visit in Lincoln

Belton House Adventure Playground
Belton House Adventure Playground
Looking for some child friendly places to visit in Lincoln? We moved to the city of Lincoln in 2018, although my parents moved in 2013 so I'd visited many times beforehand. Since moving, we have been exploring what this great city has to offer and I love that we live a short 15 minute drive from the centre. I want to post more about Lincoln on this blog and share more about this great city.

I'm always looking for new places to take Florence and so today I wanted to share 5 places which are very child friendly and well worth a visit.

1) Belton House

Belton House is a National Trust property in Grantham and it is an amazing place to visit with kids, and suitable for every age. When Florence was tiny we would go and walk her around in her pram, and have picnics and as she's getting older she can now enjoy the park. The adventure playground is amazing - it's set in the woodlands and is huge. There's also a little train that you can take a ride on which is very fun, and also fun to see adults having to squeeze onto it with their tiny ones! If the weather isn't good they also have a great indoor softplay area too.

There are child-friendly cafes, lots of walks and so much to explore at Belton. I know we will be going many times as Florence grows up.

Entry is £8 for an adult and £4 for a child, but obviously free with a National Trust membership.

2) Rand Park Farm

Every child loves a farm, and Rand Park Farm is arguably the best in Lincoln. It's huge and has so much to see and do. Obviously there are lots of animals to meet - you can feed the lambs in springtime and the last time we visited there were lots of piglets which were so cute. There's also an indoor playbarn and a range of other activities including tractor rides, trampolines and crazy golf.

Entry is cheaper if you book online at £8.95 per person.

3) Whisby Nature Park and Garden Centre. 

This is a cheeky two in one mention as these are two separate places. Whisby Nature Park is full of wildlife, walks and trails and surrounds a beautiful lake. We have been there for many times for walks, especially when Florence was little and would sleep in her pram! There is an indoor and outdoor play area and they often hold 'Wildlife Watch' kids events.

Whisby Garden Centre is also well worth a visit and is very close to the Nature Park. As well as being a great garden centre (how life has changed now I'm in my thirties!) you can take a short walk and you'll find yourself in the kids area which has an Animal Park and a Playbarn. There is indoor soft play and great outdoor play areas with water and sand play. As with all soft play, it can get busy at weekends which is why I love a quiet weekday visit!

Entry to the Animal Park, Playbarn and Outdoor play areas is £4.95 for children and £2.50 for adults.

4) Doddington Hall and Gardens

I had to include my all time favourite Lincolnshire venue, Doddington Hall which has a special place in my heart as it's where we got married. It's such a family friendly place to visit with something for everyone. There are great walks, bike trails and there are some great seasonal activities like pumpkin picking and Easter Egg hunts. It's also so magical to visit at Christmas as the house is themed and turned into a magical wonderland with a different theme for each year.

Entry prices vary depending on what you want to visit and can be found on their website here.

5) Lincoln Central Library 

I'm a huge fan of a library and took such joy from going to the library when I was younger and choosing which books I wanted. Lincoln Central Library has a huge range of books to choose from, but also has some great events and classes to attend with children. There are board game sessions, crafty Saturdays and even Lego Clubs with most of them being free to attend.

I hope you have got some inspiration of places to visit with your children in Lincoln. Do let me know your favourites too!

Daisy x

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