Can’t get away this summer? It can be disheartening to see others jet setting off to far away destinations to enjoy their summer holiday, but you needn’t worry – there are plenty of fantastic places across the county that are perfect for those long sunny days, and they aren’t too far from your doorstep.
Hubbard’s Hills is a free area of natural beauty with outstanding landscapes, wildlife and history located west of Louth. With a glacial mount water valley running through accompanied by mature trees on its sloping sides, this naturally formed landscape was created as a result of the last ice age over 40,000 years ago. Today it is a popular spot for dog walking and picnics with plenty of green space and even stepping stones across the river– a great location for kids to splash around, have some fun and cool down in the summer sun! The park is dedicated to the memory of Annie Pahud, donated by the trustees of Auguste Alphonse Pahud. It opened to the public in 1907 and has continued to be a well-loved area ever since. Visit www.hubbardshills.co.uk to find out more.
Jubilee Park at Woodhall Spa is perfect for those longing for days lounging by the poolside. Located just a few minutes’ walk from the centre of Woodhall Spa village, Jubilee Park comprises of 10 glorious acres of ornamental gardens and bandstand, camping and caravan facilities, children’s play area, sensory garden, bowling green, croquet lawns, cricket pitch, tennis club, putting green, outdoor table tennis, a café and crowned by their well-loved heated lido, making it the ideal place to visit in summer. Arguably the perfect place to feel like you’re at a holiday park abroad, this setting really does offer something for everyone. Booking for the lido isn’t necessary – you can simply turn up and swim however on sunny days there might be a queue. To plan your trip, visit www.jubileeparkwoodhallspa.co.uk
Lincoln Water Park screams summer fun. With an outdoor floating inflatable sports park to enjoy, this is the perfect place for those thrill seekers wanting to cool down long sunny days. If you aren’t one for getting wet or have little ones to entertain whilst the older ones are on the Aqua Park, there is plenty of green space ideal for picnics with a grassed bowl area perfect for kicking a ball around or playing volleyball. Just a short walk around site will bring you to the Lake View Café where you can sit and watch the watersports whilst getting a bite to eat. For more information go to www.lincolnwaterpark.co.uk
Hanworth Country Park is a great option if you are wanting a bit more than just a day trip. With luxury lodges, glamping pods and shepherd huts amongst their offerings, you can enjoy a few nights in the peace and tranquility with the ability to feel a million miles away from anywhere, despite being just a few miles away from Lincoln. With country walks, home cooked food on site, four scenic fishing lakes and relaxing hot tubs on offer, what more could you want? More information can be found at www.hanworthcountrypark.co.uk There are plenty of other places across the county that aren’t too far but provide the perfect setting to make memories with friends and family, so don’t worry if you aren’t going abroad this year – your summer can still be one to remember.