Lincolnshire’s best outdoor playgrounds, perfect for a family day out

Plans for a new adventure playground at Belvoir Castle were announced last week, complete with a wooden ship and towers.

The £350,000 investment will make it the county’s last great playground, joining a number of great outdoor family venues in Lincolnshire.

With warmer weather starting to return, families will be looking for local outdoor excursions they can take in Lincolnshire, particularly ahead of the Easter school holidays next month.

Belvoir Castle’s playground doesn’t open until the summer, so here are a few that are already open for you to visit in the coming months.

Lincolnshire Outdoor Playground and Playgrounds

Belton House

Belton House

Address: Belton House Lincoln Road, Grantham NG32 2LS

Including a working railway, which costs just £1.50, Belton House is home to a huge play area that could keep your children entertained for hours.

The playground is open daily from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

A Tripadvisor said it was the best playground ever, saying: “The playground was bigger than when we last visited and there really is something for kids of all ages, including included a huge tower with a slide, musical activities, a swing linked to a water pump, ideal for squirting unsuspecting parents, two zip lines, giant climbing frames and much more, I can not all list here.”

Although entrance to Belton House costs an entry fee, it is free for National Trust members, and the fee gives you access to Belton House grounds and the play area.

A family ticket for the whole property costs £44

The Spinney

Address: Creeton Road, Little Bytham, NG33 4PT

Featuring a zipline, slides, swings, seesaw and playhouse, Spinney Adventure Playground and Woods is a great place for a family day out.

Open year-round, the park is located just outside Bourne and entry is free.

A Tripadvisor review, which gave the park 5 stars, said it was “a real adventure playground set in a wood with zip lines, swings and a rope bridge. There also has a secret garden and many places to explore.”

Queen’s Park, Mablethorpe

Queen's Park Mablethorpe
Queen’s Park Mablethorpe

With a number of different family activities, Queens Park is a hidden gem on the East Coast.

The park has a boating lake, an 18-hole mini-golf course and a model railway among a long list of other activities.

There are also a number of food outlets nearby.

Belvoir Castle

Address: Grantham NG32 1PE

Open in the summer, Belvoir Castle will house Lincolnshire’s newest large outdoor playground.

Belvoir Castle Executive Director Emma Stenning said: ‘It is such a joy to be able to welcome visitors back to Belvoir for what we hope will be the castle’s best year yet.

“We are building on last year’s fantastic season with the return of an expanded Horse Festival, Belvoir Flower and Garden Show and a spectacular Christmas as well as new events in our Belvoir Revisited series.

“We are also delighted to host theater groups and outdoor cinema events as well as creating a new adventure playground which will be a great addition to our offering for the local community as well as visitors to the area. ‘one day.”

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