Photo: Moign Khawaja

Opened in 1979 and comprising more than 200 acres of stunning scenery, Hartsholme Country Park is the perfect place to go for a day out. Registered as a park of grade II importance in the register of historic parks and gardens, this park certainly has an interesting past.

The Estate has passed through many hands over the years and during WWII the grounds were used for military purposes. Hartsholme Hall was used as a base for operations and in the aftermath of the War fell into disrepair, becoming home to squatter families. As a result the Hall was eventually destroyed and an information board stands in its place, giving a full and detailed overview of the grand building’s past.

There is plenty more history to be had on the History Walk. Starting and finishing at the Visitor Centre, you can follow the pictures and instructions on the website and take yourself on your very own guided history tour of the park. This is a great way to learn at your own pace and the kids are bound to love it.

If you’re not a history buff and just fancy a breath of fresh air, then Hartsholme Country Park will not disappoint. Why not take the kids to the Play Area to let off some steam. You can even take them to the lakes and dabble in a spot of fishing. This is also ideal if you want to enjoy a bit of peace and quiet in solitude!

All of this is guaranteed to work up an appetite so if you haven’t brought a picnic you can stop off at the café for some delightful refreshments.


Skellingthorpe Road, Lincoln LN6 0EY
Tel: 01522-873577 (Park rangers)
Opening Times: All year round