Have A Look At The Best Things To Do In Skegness
Are you looking for things to do in Skegness? It doesn’t matter if you are looking for things to do in Skegness for children or for adults, Skegness has it all.
To help people discover Skegness we have put together popular places to visit in Skegness. There are a whole range of activities to choose from.
Explore all the activities in Skegness, and things to do near Skegness so you can plan a fun day out.
Natureland Seal Sanctuary
If you are looking for Skegness things to do, then how about the Natureland Seal Sanctuary. The seal sanctuary is situated at North Parade, Skegness. It doesn’t matter how old you are, and it doesn’t matter if you are looking for activites in Skegness as part of a family or as a couple, Natureland Seal Sanctuary is the perfect place to visit.
The Skegness Seal Sanctuary received the “Best Skegness Attraction” in 2015. One of the main reasons why it has become a popular tourist attraction in Skegness and why it is on top of our list is down to all the cute animals that you can see.
Although the name suggests that you only see seals at Natureland Seal Sanctuary, the reality is you see a lot more. There are penguins, meerkats, alpacas, tropical birds/butterflies and so much more. There is even an aquarium, a koi carp pool, and a tropical house.
Don’t worry about getting hungry, Skegness Seal Sanctuary has a nice place where you can go inside and have something to eat and drink.
As well as being a great place to visit, it’s also a very worthy organisation that is known for rescuing and rehabilitating orphaned and injured seal pups that are stranded on Lincolnshire beaches. If you are visiting Skegness for a holiday, then Skegness Seal Sanctuary is well worth a visit.
If you are looking for activities in Skegness then Fantasy Island is a popular choice. It’s located in Ingoldmells and has great rides to suit different ages. As well as having thrilling rides, there are also lots of arcades, places to eat and places to get a stiff drink to calm your nerves.
Fantasy Island is not just a great place for thrill seekers to test their nerves, it also has soft play areas, live character shows and Europe’s largest seven-day market, so make sure you bring along your credit cards.
You can choose to pay per ride, or if you want to save money then you can choose a ride-all-day wristband.
Skegness Raceway – Stadium
Skegness Raceway which is just two miles inland from Ingoldmells may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but for those that love cars it’s a great place to visit. It was a former greyhound racing and speedway stadium and now it has been brought to life as one of the most popular places to visit in Skegness.
At Skegness Raceway you can have the thrill of seeing banger and stock car racing, and monster trucks car crashing as they go around the track. There are also car and motorbike stunts and of course with Skegness being popular with caravans, there is also the famous caravan bangers.
Kids go free.
Gibraltar Point National Nature Reserve Skegness
When I visit Skegness, I always like to visit Gibraltar Point National Nature Reserve, but I have never held back on my disappointment on how this wonderful place is ignored by the local tourism bosses. What I mean is, only a small fraction of people who visit the popular Lincolnshire seaside resort and looking for things to do know about Gibraltar Point.
More needs to be done by Skegness tourism officials to make more people aware of this magical place. Gibraltar Point should be shouted about and should receive the recognition that it deserves.
As well as being a great place to go for a nice walk, Gibraltar Point with its stretch of unspoilt coastline which runs southwards from the edge of Skegness to the mouth of the Wash is as great place to see a diverse collection of wildlife.
Once you have finished your nice walk, there is a lovely café inside the main building where you can get the best breakfast in Skegness. You can either sit inside or sit outside and watch the wonderful wildlife and admire the view.
Dogs are permitted from September to March
Skegness is very lucky to still have its own pier. While some seaside resorts have lost their pier, Skegness is proud to have a pier that people love to visit. So, its no surprise that Skegness Pier is on our list of Skegness things to do especially with everything it has to offer. You could literally spend all day on the pier.
There is so much to do on Skegness Pier. You can go tenpin bowling, play arcade games or spend money on the slot machines. You can test your skill in zero contact combat gaming with the laser tag arena, or you can test your skill in the Skegness Escape Room.
With so much to do, and the hours you will spend having fun, don’t worry about getting hungry. There are lots of places to eat and all of which are very affordable. But, don’t miss out by staying inside the pier all day long. When visiting Skegness Pier make sure you pop outside and see all the attractions available. Then have a nice walk to the end of the pier and see the wonderful view. The Pier is a real gem.
Skegness Aquarium has become a firm favourite for parents looking for a day out in Skegness. It gives children the opportunity to see what is under the sea. They will have the opportunity to see rays, seahorses, sharks and more.
One of the reasons why the Aquarium in Skegness is on our list of Skegness things to do is down to the joy of the children’s faces when they see what life is like under the ocean.
This popular attraction offers children the chance to explore Long John Silver’s cabin and to meet all the creepy crawlies that he met on his travels. But, Skegness is not just a place to put smiles on people’s faces and give them a great day out in Skegness, it is also one of only three aquariums in the UK that offer a Dive With Sharks experience.
Don’t worry about getting hungry after seeing all the wonderful sea creatures and visiting the Aqua Theatre for their daily interactive talks, there is a Bistro overlooking some amazing sea views.
Orchard Farm Riding Centre
If you are like horses, then you will love this. Orchard Farm Riding Centre in Skegness offer riding lessons for children and adults. As well as riding lessons they also offer riding trips on the beach for people of all abilities.
This Skegness activity is something the whole family can enjoy.
Gunby Estate, Hall and Gardens
If you are looking for things to do near Skegness and want something a bit different then how about visiting the pride and joy of the National Trust. Gunby Estate, which is in Gunby, near Spilsby, in Lincolnshire, just ten minutes outside of Skegness is the pride and joy of the National Trust.
If you are travelling from Louth or Boston, then the chances are you will come across the Gunby Estate, Hall and Gardens. Gunby Hall was built around 1700 and is a Grade II listed country house. It is a magnificent building situated at the end of a half-mile drive surrounded by beautiful grounds. Gun Hall is now run by the National Trust.
Gunby Hall isn’t just a great place to visit in Skegness, it’s also a place where you and your children can learn some history. You will be able to learn the history of the Massingberd Family who lived there from 1700 to 1967. In 1944, Lady Montgomery-Massingberd, Major Norman Leith-Hay-Clarke and Field Marshal Sir Archibald Montgomery-Massingberd were the trustees of Gunby Hall Estate. They gave the estate to the National Trust for the many to enjoy.
You will be able to explore three floors of the house which includes walking up a 300-year old oak staircase. Gunby Hall is like walking back in time. Visitors can explore the bedrooms, bathrooms, dining room, study, and library.
There is so much to see and do at Gunby Hall. That includes bird spotting, the tea-rooms, and see a performance at the open-air theatre. It truly should be on your list of activities in Skegness.
Hardy’s Animal Farm Skegness
Hardy’s Animal Farm is around a ten-minute walk from the beach at Ingoldmells. It’s one of the best things to do in Skegness for children. Visitors can get close to farm animals and see how a modern farm works.
The popular Skegness tourist attraction is set in seven acres of countryside. Children can meet a wide selection of animals. At Skegness Hardy’s Animal Farm there is also a special glass enclosure where you can see pigs being born.
During the spring and summer, you can expect to see claves, chicks, lambs, and got kids. These little farm animals will melt your heart.
Hardy’s Animal Farm is not just about the animals. They also have a large indoor play area and they also have a large outdoor playground. On sunny days children can also enjoy tractor rides.
There are lots of activities at Skegness Hardy’s Animal Farm for children and adults. It’s the perfect attraction for all the family.
The Village Church Farm
There are lots of Skegness attractions for all ages including The Village Church Farm.
The Village Church Farm, which is the only open-air farm museum in Lincolnshire is close to Skegness railway station. It’s on the site of a former farm with a collection of Lincolnshire buildings including a Grade II Listed Georgian Farmhouse. The Grade II Listed Georgian Farmhouse is decorated and furnished to a Victorian era.
The Village Church Farm offers a lot of activities including feeding the chickens, storytelling, skittles, bug hunts, and dressing up. One thing the kids will love is “Bob” the Hornsby steam engine.
Throughout the year there are lots of events on offer.
Skegness Pleasure Beach
On top of my list on things to do in Skegness is the Pleasure Beach. It’s is a fairground for all ages and is a great place to spend the whole day. The Pleasure Beach is located between Skegness Pier and the Clock Tower Esplanade.
Skegness Pleasure Beach has carousels, dodgems, a rocking pirate boat, and a giant wheel with 18 gondolas. There is also a safari train, ten-pin bowling alley, amusement arcades, and so much more. The Pleasure Beach has rides that maybe too scary even for those braver adults.
There are so many wonderful things to do in Skegness, and the above are just a small selection.
Lincolnshire is home to many seaside resorts including Cleethorpes which is around 35 miles away from Skegness. Read our article on Things To Do in Cleethorpes.