Mablethorpe and the surrounding areas are the perfect staycation destination, with long stretches of golden sands, the open ocean, idyllic towns and a great history, there are endless great days waiting to happen. Spending the day meeting a variety of unusual and interesting creatures is not just fun for the whole family, but educational too. A visit to see the wonderful animals will be full of amazement and development for all.
Lincolnshire Wildlife Park
Have you ever seen 300 parrots in one place? The walk-through aviary at the Lincolnshire Wildlife Park allows you to do just that! Step into their enclosure and watch as they swoop around your heads, chatter amongst themselves and feed, some may even like the look of your shoulder for a temporary perch. There is also a range of mammals, reptiles and even more birds for you to see, but the king of the jungle steals the limelight for many visitors. Getting up close to the incredible Bengal Tigers and their cubs will make a memory that lasts a lifetime.
Brook House Farm
Become immersed in the nature on offer in the Lincolnshire Wolds, on the most traditional method of transport, horseback. Whether you would like a group riding lesson with all your family, or you’re a more experienced rider and are wanting to go on a day’s hack in a new area. Horse riding allows you to go at your own speed; you can slow the pace and meander past the hedgerows, or thunder through the forest on the back of your four-legged friend.
Ark Wildlife Park
The Ark Wildlife Park opened its doors to the public in 2016, when the passionate and caring couple, Michelle and Jamie wanted to share their love of caring for animals and provide a place they could inspire the young and old to do the same. All their hard work has paid off with this incredible attraction which is a true asset to the Lincolnshire county. Many of the animals in the park have been rescued, either from neglect or mistreatment, but now they can call the wonderful park their home and have many happy, smiley faces come to visit them. The on-site nature trail offers children and adults alike the chance to explore the ponds and become native wildlife watchers for the day.
Rushmoor Country Park
Rushmoor Country Park is family run and has been open to the public since 2001. The 6-acre farm crams in a lot of activities for visitors, make sure you look at the ‘what’s on’ board when you arrive to see what you can get involved in during your day. There are daily birds of prey demonstrations, which include holding the birds and feeding the chicks. You can have a go at riding a pony or feeding the goats, or you can sit quietly with the friendly, furry rabbits.
Hardy’s Animal Farm
Farm life, with the the animals and the machines, are a firm favourite amongst the younger generation. Make their dreams come true by taking them to a small working farm that is open to the public. Hardy’s Animal Farm is set in the countryside, yet is just a short distance from the beach, giving you the best of both worlds in one day! Children can run, jump and have a blast on the farm, with sheep, goats, cows, pigs, chickens and horses all waiting to meet them. There are feeding sessions throughout the day and during the warmer months, the chance to meet the baby animals.
Natureland Seal Sanctuary
Skegness and the surrounding beaches are well known for wild and disorientated seals, unfortunately, finding themselves washed up on the shore. Luckily for them, the Natureland Seal Sanctuary is on watch to keep them safe and healthy. The sanctuary takes care of injured or unwell seal pups and treats them until they are ready to be released back into their wild habitat. While they are in their temporary homes, visitors are invited to come along and view the beautiful animals. There are also other sea creatures that need a little nursing from time to time too, which are occasionally at the sanctuary, from seabirds, to whales and walruses.
If you’re still looking for a souvenir to take back to your loved ones from your holiday, or you would like a something for yourself, the pottery painting on-site gives you the chance to decorate an item to remind you of the fun you had at the Natureland Seal Sanctuary.
Your caravan holidays in Lincolnshire will be remembered by the whole family, for all the fun you had, sights you’ve seen and time spend with your loved ones. Which one of these fantastic animal attractions will you go and visit during your stay?