Skegness on the Lincolnshire Coast
There are dozens of things to do on the south coast of Lincolnshire. All of these activities are great for family fun.
Need I mention beach walking on the endless sandy beach in Skegness.This can be done in any weather but on sunny days you can also soak up lots of sun. By the way, Lincolnshire is on the dryer side of England. What a great place for children to run off energy, build sand castles, play in the water, and just have fun. The beach at Skegness has the European Blue Flag award which means the water is clean. Trained lifeguards patrol the beaches during the summer season.
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The Waterway Taxi is a fun ride for the whole family. It takes you to the promenade where the Natureland Seal Sanctuary is located. The sanctuary rescues seal pups that have been separated from their mothers and would die without human intervention. When the seal pups have matured and are fat and healthy they are returned to the North Sea.Here you can also see penquins, aquarium fish, tortoises, goats, rabbits, and in the summer young calves from
a Lincolnshire farm.
The Pleasure Beach Theme Park is located in central part of town and offers rides to thrill both young and old. Another theme park, Fantasy Island Theme Park, is located at Ingoldmells four miles north of Skegness.
When you have had enough of the beach and fun rides you can enjoy a change of pace by experiencing nature in a different way.
Also located at Ingoldmells is Hardy's Animal Farm where children can see what a working farm is like, feed, and make friends with the animals.
Church Farm Museum located within Skegness is a wonderful place to get a glimpse of what life was like in the past. There are two houses. A 1760's farm house decorated in the 1900's style. Cooking demonstrations are given in the kitchen. There is also a thatched farm worker's cottage furnished as it would have been if a farm worker was living there. Other buildings include a wash house, blacksmith shop, barn, outdoor privy, and workshops. The blacksmith shop often has a demonstration. There are also exhibits of old farm equipment and even a railroad steam engine. Admission is free except for special events. Open throughout the summer season from 10 am to 5 pm. There is disabled access and the parking is free.
Located in Friskney just a few miles west of Skegness of the A52 is The National Parrot Sanctuary. The sactuary rescues parrots that have been mistreated or abandoned by their owners. At the present time over 900 birds are housed and cared for here. Many of the birds are very tame and are free to roam around. Visiters can hold and pet them and let them sit on their shoulder.
Less than three miles south of the town is the Gibralter Point National Nature Reserve. The reserve has a variety of coastal habitats including both sandy and muddy sea shores, sand dunes and both saltmarshes and freshwater marshes. Visitors can see thousands of wading birds on the beach at high tide.
You have a wide choice of accommodation. From
and apartments to
guest houses and bed and breakfasts.
There is something to suit everyone. In addition, there are
parks for touring caravans and static caravans.
Do you have happy memories of a visit to Skegness?
Skegness has been a destination resort for a long time. Share your story about a special fun time you had in this seaside town.
Maybe it was 30 years ago when you were 10 years old and you had the time of your life. What was Skegness like then?
Or maybe it was last summer when you took your own children and you all had fun. Tell me about it. Where did you stay and what did you do?
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