Published On: Wed, Aug 24th, 2016

From Poohsticks to stingrays, country mansions and sand dunes,…

From Poohsticks to stingrays, country mansions and sand dunes,...

The humble day trip packs a mighty punch these days with venues and even the seaside offering more fun than 24 hours can actually contain. Take a look at some of our county suggestions… The stick is being championed by the National Trust as this summer’s must-have item for children. With the power to unleash every child’s imagination, the humble stick can be transformed into a wand, a way marker, a sword or a wild animal. Sticks are also essential tools for trying many of the ’50 things to do before you’re 11 ¾’ activities the National Trust has devised.
This summer the conservation charity hopes to inspire kids all over the country to get outdoors, find their perfect stick and start an adventure in nature. Sticks are free, easy to find and offer adventures right on your doorstep. You could head to the local park, a National Trust woodland or simply your own back garden. There are plenty of places to enjoy a free day out and hunt down the perfect stick. Many of them feature in our 45 things to do with the kids in Lincolnshire for FREE in the Summer HolidaysNational Trust looks after six properties in Lincolnshire, each also providing a day trip opportunity this summer. They include: Tattershall Castle – 15th century red brick castle and a fortified manor that is one of the earliest and finest surviving examples of English medieval brickwork. The castle was built by the Treasurer of England, Lord Ralph Cromwell in the 1440s. English country residence Belton House – built for Sir John Brownlow in the 1680s and sitting in formal Italian and Dutch gardens and an historic 1300-acre deer park. The estate also includes an indoor play area and a recently restored outdoor adventure playground. Woolsthorpe Manor near Grantham – Isaac Newton was born in this modest manor house in 1642 and he made many of his most important discoveries about light and gravity here in the plague years of 1665-6. You can still see the famous apple tree that inspired his thoughts on gravity from the bedroom window, and explore some of his ideas for yourself in the Science Discovery Centre. Gunby Estate hall and Gardens – a country house dating to 1700 set in Victorian walled gardens at the foot of the Lincolnshire Wolds. Nature lovers delight If your interests run more towards all creatures great and small then The Deep, located in Hull, East Yorkshire, is an award-winning attraction that’s home to 3,500 fish including sharks and rays. The dramatic building which houses The Deep overlooks the Humber estuary. The Deep is an education and conservation charity and, as such, conservation is at the heart of everything it does. This summer school holidays visitors can see beautiful new penguin chicks in the Kingdom of Ice as well as enjoy summertime activities. Test your skills against the guides with giant seaside games and make giant bubbles in a bubble workshop or watch the seaside puppet show starring Henry the hermit crab, Terry the turtle and Penny the puffin. Take your picture at the seaside photo board and get your face painted. Tickets from £10 Rand Farm Park is a working farm where the animals are the stars of the show.There are plenty to meet and you can even join in with jobs such as daily cow milking. Rand Farm Park also has lots of indoor play for your family day out including a Climbing Wall and Foam Ball Firing Air Canons, Spiral Slides and Shoots in the Indoor Heated Play P…

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