Grantham Civic Society

Grantham Civic Society
Attractions | Grantham | Grantham
Grantham Civic Society's motto is 'Preserve the good in the old and encourage the good in the new'. We provide a heritage service installing Blue Plaques and information boards in Grantham. We also take guided walks for visitors and hold talks and lectures, all by our volunteers. We also publish books about the town.
Grantham
www.granthamcivicsociety.co.uk
granthamcivicsociety@virginmedia.com

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Thorns Farm Self Catering B&B

Thorns Farm offer ‘the ideal home from home’. Our 7 self-contained Bed & Breakfast apartments have a lot to offer to anyone visiting or working in Grantham. Breakfast is included in the price, but our units also offer self catering facilities. Each apartment has its own kitchen with hob, microwave, toaster, fridge – and a small dining area, modern en-suite shower room and seating area with TV/DVD. Wifi available and ample parking. All apartments have their own entrance and an outdoor seating area for warm summer evenings. Rural location with woodland walks, yet close to Grantham.

Millside Wigwams

Our six luxury en suite Wigwam cabins are the perfect year-round getaway. Explore the outdoors at its best. Enjoy open air breakfasts and BBQs looking out over our sheep and cattle grazing nearby. Take a circular walk or cycle ride on quiet paths and farm tracks and make a splash at the stepping stones over the river, or relax in our games room. See lambing at Easter. Try beekeeping. Fly fish on the Witham that flows by the farm. Belton House is less that 5 minutes drive, making Millside Wigwams a fun family place to stay in the heart of the Lincolnshire countryside.

Downtown Department Store & Garden Centre

Both Downtown Grantham sites offer customers tasty treats from sweet to savoury. With homemade classics such as lasagne or cottage pie, this is a destination for home-comforts; a perfect pit-stop during shopping. Feeling adventurous – why not try the ‘scone of the week’? Hot and cold drinks, Cafe Culture brings customers a variety of refreshing options that are sure to tease those taste buds. Don’t forget to present your Rewards card to the team, every point counts!

The Eden Wine Bar

The Eden Wine Bar, Restaurant & Coffee House offers an elegant dining experience and an idyllic place to relax. We boast a variety of menus from lunch favourites and dinner menus, as well as an exciting cicchetti menu. From our relaxing bar to our peaceful beer garden, we here at the Eden aim to offer a calming place to unwind after a hard day’s work and are committed to providing a good service and great quality food. The Eden Wine Bar would like to assure you a warm welcome and we look forward to seeing you soon.

Grantham Canal

The Grantham Canal towpath offers visitors a delightful 33 mile meander through the Vale of Belvoir. Opening in 1797, the canal’s prime purpose was transporting coal; fuelling the burgeoning industry and domestic needs of Grantham. Following closure in 1936, the canal is now under restoration. Between April and October, narrowboat cruises of 2, 3 or 4 hours, exclusive to your party, can be taken from Woolsthorpe by Belvoir. Tea & coffee is served throughout your cruise, all inclusive – why not bring a picnic hamper to enjoy as you glide through the pastoral landscape. Pre-booking required. More details on our website.

JandJ Alpacas

Come and meet our herd of nearly 100 beautiful alpacas – wander round the family-run farm and watch them in their paddocks. New Alpaca Centre opening in December 2018 – sit in our coffee shop with a coffee and cake looking out over the alpaca paddocks. Our Alpaca shop sells our luxurious knitwear, scarves, cowls, socks, hats and gloves created from our own herd. Enjoy Alpaca Experiences, Craft workshops, Alpaca Adoptions, Husbandry & Care courses and alpacas for sale.

Granary Cottage

A cosy 18th century former granary, furnished to a high standard, with original beams and wood burner. All heating, linen and fuel included, alongside a generous welcome breakfast pack. The cottage benefits from its own private patio, with the use of the owner’s extensive garden, including a three acre organic wildflower meadow and woodland area. The Granary is set just off the village green in the centre of a quiet, rural hamlet and makes this property a comfortable retreat for exploring undiscovered Lincolnshire. An award winning CAMRA pub with restaurant is one mile away.

Downtown Department Store & Garden Centre

A Lincolnshire based independent chain of family owned department stores with 5 stores across Grantham, Boston & Scunthorpe – trading since 1804. Oldrids & Downtown employs over 700 people and most are based at the flagship Downtown site in Grantham – just off the A1. Attracting over 1.5 million visitors to the area each year Downtown plays an important part in the local community and prides itself on its contributions towards local communities around the county through charitable causes and sponsorship/partnership. With over 250,000 products to choose from, Oldrids & Downtown is a must visit destination for you, your home and your family – from crockery to chameleons, you can get it all.

Fulbeck Gardens Cottage

Very clean self catering period cottage in one of Lincolnshire’s prettiest cliff villages. Explore one of the many walks or cycle routes nearby, then relax in the private hot-tub or chill out with a glass of wine made from grapes growing in our walled garden vineyard, which surrounds the cottage on this family farm. We’ll pop a complimentary “Welcome Hamper” of Lincolnshire produce in the cottage, including some of our rapeseed oil grown and pressed by us on our farm. Visit England GOLD 2013-2019. Trip Adviser Certificate of Excellence 2018. Close to village Craft Centre/Tea-rooms/pub and major attractions.

Grantham Museum

For a modest Lincolnshire town, Grantham packs quite a punch with its prodigal sons and daughters: both the 17th century scientist Isaac Newton and late British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. At our volunteer-run museum we cherish the town’s heritage with displays on these famous former inhabitants and our proud aviation heritage as well as exploring all the stories from Grantham and surrounding areas. Open all year on Thurs to Saturday 10am-4pm.

Ownsworth’s Lincolnshire Wine & Rapeseed Oil

Our family has been farming for several generations and our aim has always been to create top quality produce which is reflected in our farm being “Red Tractor” certified. On our mixed arable and stock farm in Fulbeck we grow milling wheat on contract to Warburtons Bakery (winning Northern Regional Grower Award in 2009), malting barley for Budweiser and oilseed rape (winning Select Lincolnshire “Grower of the Year” in both 2015 and 2016) for our cold pressed rapeseed oil Our walled garden vineyard is now producing a range of still and sparkling wine and our pedigree cattle graze adjacent parkland

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Fulbeck Gardens Cottage

Very clean self catering period cottage in one of Lincolnshire’s prettiest cliff villages. Explore one of the many walks or cycle routes nearby, then relax in the private hot-tub or chill out with a glass of wine made from grapes growing in our walled garden vineyard, which surrounds the cottage on this family farm. We’ll pop a complimentary “Welcome Hamper” of Lincolnshire produce in the cottage, including some of our rapeseed oil grown and pressed by us on our farm. Visit England GOLD 2013-2019. Trip Adviser Certificate of Excellence 2018. Close to village Craft Centre/Tea-rooms/pub and major attractions.

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Ancaster Leisure Activity Centre

Ancaster Leisure is a family run business, first established in November 1991. It’s now the largest multi activity site in Lincolnshire!

The Ancaster site itself has developed into a huge multi-activity indoor and outdoor pursuits and activity venue; complimented by the acquisition of another fantastic site near Grantham, in partnership with Belton Woods Hotel at Belton. Both sites are open to the public – and all year round!

Choose from a terrific array of activities, including Karting, Quad Biking, Paintball, 10 pin bowling, Nerf, Archery, Air pistols, Laser Tag and Airsoft – plus much more. We also have an on-site restaurant. We cater for individuals, parties and corporate events and run school holiday Kids’ Clubs.

Ancaster site is open Monday and Thursday to Sunday 9am-8pm – closes at 5.30pm unless pre-booked (closed Tues/Wed) Belton Woods site is open on Monday and Thursday to Sunday 9am-4pm. (closed Tues/Wed)
Come and have Fun with a capital F!

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The Angel & Royal Hotel

A beautiful historic coaching inn conveniently located in the centre of the market town of Grantham. Dating back to 1203, the Angel has hosted no less than seven Royal visitors over the centuries. With 31 individually styled bedrooms and suites, bar, bistro and the stunning King’s Room restaurant, this charming hotel offers a comfortable home from home feel, with real fires during the winter months and al fresco dining during the summer.

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