Things to do
Windfarm Park is an ideal base for a holiday, as active or relaxed as you choose to make it. There is much to do in Lincolnshire and here are some of our favourites :
Within the farm boundary there are secluded walks . Walk quietly and watch; if you are lucky it may be possible to see some of the resident wildlife. Apart from the more ‘commonly’ seen you might find Barn Owl, Woodpecker, Marsh Harrier, White Egret, Kingfisher, Muntjac and Roe Deer.
There is a small playground for young children, and various large flat grass areas which are suitable for ball games within the Park.
Bring your bikes – we are at the foot of the Wolds and it is so flat that you can cycle all day! There are many quiet back lanes to explore.
Don’t forget your binoculars as sometimes the loudest noise here comes from the birds. Neighbouring farmers have provided areas of wetland habitat to encourage wading birds and wildfowl.
The Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust runs many educational events during the summer, many aimed at children. They have a visitor centre at Gibraltar Point, just south of Skegness and have other nearby reserves at Snipe Dales and Freiston Foreshore.
Fishing – here at our own mature lake or one of the many other fishing spots locally.
The seaside towns of Skegness and Ingoldmells are not far away where you can find more lively entertainment – Fantasy Island, Embassy Theatre, Skegness Pier, Skegness Aquarium, several golf courses, swimming pool and fitness centre, Natureland, the Xcite skate park and much more.
Quiet beaches (sometimes deserted) can be found 10 minutes south of Skegness at Gibraltar Point or further up the coast beyond Ingoldmells.
The nearest pub to the site is the Old Chequers Inn at Croft about 1.5 miles to the south.
The Lincolnshire Wolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is just five miles north. It provides stunning scenery for walking, and the market town of Louth is well worth a visit.
Horncastle with its many antique shops is a twenty minute drive away. For a real antique hunt, continue a little further afield to Hemswell Antique Centre north of Lincoln.
Woodhall Spa is lovely with its tea rooms, delicatessens, Championship Golf Course and the Kinema in the Woods. It is a cinema like no other; built in 1928 it still retains its wartime heritage. The mighty Compton Kinestra organ rises through the floor to entertain you during the interval.
Lincoln is about 50 minutes to the west and is steeped in history. Visit the cathedral, the castle which often hosts entertaining events, the Usher gallery and the Collection Museum. If you’re feeling energetic, tackle the aptly named Steep Hill; from the town centre up towards the cathedral.
Boston is about twenty miles to the south of us and is our nearest large town. ‘The Boston Belle’ provides relaxing river cruises out into the Wash from Boston and also inland trips on the river Witham.
For aviation enthusiasts there is the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, located at RAF Coningsby, it is well worth a visit . At East Keal Lincolnshire Aviation have regular ‘run ups’ of their Avro Lancaster, together with a large museum. Their taxi run days attract a huge number of visitors and are really excellent. The control tower is said to be haunted.
The local small towns of Burgh le Marsh and Wainfleet have well provisioned small supermarkets, pubs, take aways, chippies and sundry little shops.