Keen racegoers visiting Market Rasen Racecourse might wonder what to do in Lincolnshire before or after the races. Lincolnshire is a stunning yet often overlooked part of the country, and the racecourse is ideally situated between the Lincolnshire Wolds and the North Sea to the east, and the charming historic city of Lincoln to the west. Explore beautiful unspoilt beaches, discover enchanting rolling countryside, or immerse yourselves in history dating back to the middle ages.
Discover the Lincolnshire Wolds AONB
Wondering what to do near Lincoln? Look no further than Lincolnshire Wolds AONB, where you’ll find some of the most beautiful and unspoilt scenery in the East Midlands. With beautiful views to the Pennines in the west and the coast to the east, explore hundreds of miles of rolling hillside, tranquil valleys, untouched woodland and charming villages.
The Lincolnshire Wolds is an important habitat for many species of wildlife and rare flowers, as well as an important centre for agriculture. Interestingly the Wolds, unique in its archaeology, with over a hundred deserted medieval villages which can be seen in the humps and hollows of the landscape. It’s also a popular area for hiking, with routes like the Viking Way and the Greenwich Meridian Trail attracting thousands of keen ramblers every year.
Head to the beach at Cleethorpes
The vast sandy expanse of Cleethorpes beach is the perfect place to spend the day with family. Whether you’re more excited to build a sand castle, paddle in the sea, play rounders or simply dig your feet in and relax, Cleethorpes beach is the perfect destination. Of course, as an English seaside town you’ll find all the usual attractions, from penny slot machines and merry-go-rounds to ice creams and fish & chips, so soak up the enchanting atmosphere and don’t forget to pack your bucket and spade!
Take animal lovers to Woodside Wildlife Park
Families wondering what to do in Market Rasen around race day will simply love Woodside Wildlife Park. You’ll find over 50 different species of animals at Woodside, including snakes, lizards, tigers, birds of prey, monkeys, wolves, lemurs and sloths. At Woodside visitors are encouraged to get up close and personal with the wildlife, and guests can do anything from holding a snake to flying a hawk! Parents and children alike will learn so much about the different species of animals at the park and go away with an increased appreciation of the natural world.
Lincoln is a city with a history stretching all the way back to Roman times, as its architecture is a testament to. Marvel at the incredible Medieval Bishops’ Palace, the towering Lincoln Cathedral, and the incredibly preserved Newport Arch and Pottergate Arch. Wander through the narrow, crooked streets to uncover a charming array of independent shops, cafes and restaurants, perfect for grabbing a souvenir or a bite to eat. There are also an impressive number of great quality pubs and restaurants in Lincoln, perfect for a meal or drinks after the races.