Places to Visit in South Kesteven

Places to visit in South Kesteven this year


South Kesteven is packed with things to do and places to explore for all the family.


We'll be keeping this page updated with details of the district's leisure attractions as they reopen in line with Government restrictions easing. Please check the attraction's website for their latest opening information before you plan your visit.





Grantham Museum

Open Thursday - Saturday, 10am - 4pm (provisionally from mid-May 2021)


Belton House (National Trust) near Grantham

Open for gardens, parkland, café for takeaways & seating, and shops from open 10am - 5pm daily (pre-book your timed entry online)

 House itself - (re-opening date pending)


JandJ Alpacas, Dry Doddington

Open Wednesday - Sunday, 10am - 5pm 

Café open  - with outside seating and a great paddock view! (indoor seating from mid May)

Alpaca Treks & Experiences daily, Wednesday to Sunday (bookable online)


Bennington Carriages, Long Bennington

A wide range of Try Carriage Driving experiences are available, including picnic. Picturesque scenery.

Mannakin Hall, Fulbeck

Mannequin Museum & Pop Up Cyclists' Café – opening dates pending

Call 07757 513584 to book as times vary.


Manor Stables Craft Centre & Cafe, Fulbeck

Open Thursday - Sunday, 10.30am - 4pm (cafe re-opens mid May)


Belvoir Castle, near Grantham

Gardens and grounds open now: Tuesday – Sunday, 11am - 4pm. Tickets in advance online.

Castle re-opening – 17 May

 Special events planned throughout 2021 (see website for details)


The Engine Yard, near Belvoir Castle

Shops open 7 days a week 

Fuel Tank Restaurant open for takeaway & outside seating: Thursday – Sunday, 10am – 4pm


Easton Walled Gardens, near Grantham

Now open for 2021: Wednesday - Sunday, 11am - 4pm. Courtyard shop & plant sales (free entry) and gardens (ticket office)


Fawcett Driving Horses, Dunkirk Farm, Great Ponton

Carriage ride parkland ‘Park Safaris’ at Grimsthorpe Castle near Bourne: 4 days a week from 2 June 2021. Gorgeous Clydesdale horses will welcome you as you join this unique activity – ideal for all ages.




Bourne Heritage Centre, Baldock’s Mill, Bourne

 Open Saturday and Sunday, 2pm - 4pm (open from mid-May 2021)



Grimsthorpe Castle, near Bourne

Open from 27 May 2021 (opening days/times pending – see website for the latest)

Tickets for Park & Gardens or Castle, Park & Gardens (bookable online)

Carriage ride parkland ‘Park Safaris’ – 4 days a week from 2 June 2021 (bookable online)




Clipsham Yew Tree Avenue, near Clipsham

Free admission all year


Burghley, near Stamford

Parkland: open all year from 7am - 6pm, free entry

Gardens:   The Garden of Surprises and the Sculpture Garden are open daily. Advance garden booking is required with time options of: 10:30am - 1pm or 2pm – 4:30pm. New tickets will be released every Monday in advance of the following week.

Garden café open for takeaways & outside seating. Garden shop open.

Courtyard and Gift Shop now open.

Burghley House & Orangery restaurant re-opening  - 19 May.

Burghley events in 2021:  


Browne's Hospital, Stamford

Museum opening for pre-booked  small group tours only (from mid May) For enquiries tel. 07721 343618.

Virtual tour on our website.


Stamford Town Guided Tours

Now available, meeting outside Stamford Town Hall: Thursday (11am) Friday (2pm) Saturday (11am) Sunday (11am) (£7.50 per person. Max 5 guests plus tour guide)


Stamford Sights & Secrets Tours

Tours available from 1 June to end Sept 2021 on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 11.00 am - and special themed tours on specific dates (see website). Meet at Stamford Arts Centre.



This information has been produced by InvestSK and the content is deemed correct at 1 April 2021. All attractions adhere to current appropriate Covid safety precautions.

Accuracy of opening times cannot be guaranteed however, due to unforeseen circumstances, inclement weather or changes in Government re-opening guidance.

To plan your visit, please check the attraction’s website or Facebook for latest opening times, facilities and location.

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