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A lovely old country pub a mile from Batemans Brewery

Local Attractions

A wealth of things to do whatever the weather

Whilst we can’t guarantee the weather, there are numerous attractions and facilities close to The Old Chequers Sunset Brook Caravan Park to keep everyone entertained. Wainfleet is situated 1½ miles away whilst Skegness is a mere 5-mile hop, skip and a jump away. There are plenty of activities to choose from, providing a fun day out for all the family. From the bustling resort of Skegness to the wilds of Gibraltar Point Nature Reserve, not forgetting Batemans historic Brewery.

Check out a small selection of Lincolshire’s best below.

 

Batemans Brewery

Based at Salem Bridge since 1874, Batemans has a long and cherished reputation for brewing quality beers. Come behind the scenes with us to explore four generations of brewing history – right up to the present day.

We pride ourselves on giving one of the best brewery tours and tutored tastings in the country. Our tour guides are knowledgeable, insightful and full of amusing tales, making the tour interesting, entertaining and fun – enjoyable for both beer lovers and those who are shortly to be converted.

Your guide will give a short talk on the history of Batemans Brewery and our interesting past. This is followed by tours of the Victorian Brewhouse and the ‘Theatre of Beers’, built in 2002. Visitors have the opportunity to taste the raw materials and the beer at varying stages of the brewing process.

The tours are ‘touchy-feely’ with the emphasis on humour and stories about the people that have made our brewery what it is today. The tour culminates in an impressive tutored tasting in the sample cellars, where there is ample opportunity to try the beers and pull them yourself from the brass beer engine pumps.

Tours take place on a Wednesday, Friday and Saturday and need to be booked in advance through Batemans website.

Distance from The Old Chequers and Sunset Brook Caravan Park – 1½ miles.

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Skegness

Skegness is the largest resort town on the Lincolnshire coast and has been a bustling holiday destination for over a hundred years. Relax on the super-clean award-winning beach that stretches out to the sea. Everything you could want is here – soft sand, safe waters to paddle and swim in, great attractions and many other facilities along the promenade and seafront.

There is so much to do, it’s difficult to know where to start. There’s Natureland Seal Sanctuary & Animal Centre, Church Farm Museum, Skegness Pier, Captain Kids Adventure Centre, crazy golf, ten-pin bowling, Laser Quest, fun fairs, and shopping, not to mention the beautifully landscaped foreshore. Skegness has something for everyone of all ages.

The nightlife is great too. Whether you enjoy a show at the theatre, eating out or clubbing. Skegness is definitely the place to be.

Distance from The Old Chequers and Sunset Brook Caravan Park – 5 miles

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The North Shore Golf Club

Set on the Lincolnshire Coast with beautiful views over the sea and a James Braid-designed golf course, this is golfing at its best. Visitors are welcome to use the facilities here – booking is essential.

Distance from The Old Chequers and Sunset Brook Caravan Park – 6 miles

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Gibraltar Point National Nature Reserve

Gibraltar Point is a dynamic stretch of unspoilt coastline running southwards from the edge of Skegness to the mouth of the Wash. If you’re into bird and wildlife species there’s so much to see at any time of the year.

In Spring, the first of the migrants stop off to refuel or establish territories. In Summer, little terns may be seen fishing in the shallows and skylarks are in full song above the purple haze of the saltmarshes.

In Autumn, huge whirling flocks of waders can be seen on the high tides. And in Winter, there’s brent geese, shorelark and snow bunting as well as flocks of redwing and fieldfare.

Distance from The Old Chequers and Sunset Brook Caravan Park – 7 miles

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Fishing Lakes

There are numerous fishing lakes in the area which include:

  • Pine Tree Leisure Park
  • Mill Road Fishing Lakes
  • Skegness Water Leisure Park
  • Sycamore Lakes

And many more…

 

Natureland Seal Sanctuary & Animal Centre

Natureland is well known for rescuing and rehabilitating orphaned and injured seals that become stranded on Lincolnshire beaches. Visitors can see the various stages of their rehabilitation and hear about the rescue work at feeding times.

There’s more than seals to see! Enjoy the amusing antics of the comical penguins, be amazed by the tropical butterflies, squirm at the reptiles and creepy crawlies, feed the goats in the Pet’s Corner and marvel at the beautiful tropical fish in the Aquarium.

Distance from The Old Chequers and Sunset Brook Caravan Park – 5 miles

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Lincolnshire Wildlife Park

Home to nearly 2,000 birds, including the UK’s largest collection of parrots, it’s clear to see what’s got everyone talking at Lincolnshire Wildlife Park.

One of the UK’s largest animal sanctuaries. There are Bengal tigers, ring tailed lemurs, reindeer, meerkats, puma, a black panther and a tapir named Cecil to name a few! Fancy sharing your dinner with a bearded dragon? If so, the unique reptile exhibit is perfectly positioned within The Rainforest Diner, where you can observe the animals while you eat.

Distance from The Old Chequers and Sunset Brook Caravan Park – 8 miles

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The Embassy Theatre

The Embassy Theatre, located on the seafront of the popular tourist resort of Skegness, is the East Coast’s premier entertainment venue.

Operating all year round, the venue and the passionate team who run it aim to bring you top class entertainment to enjoy. The Embassy offers a wide range of live entertainment including music, comedy and stage. They strive to deliver a great night out for you in their goal of ‘keeping entertainment live’.

Distance from The Old Chequers and Sunset Brook Caravan Park – 5 miles

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