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.
Open Thursday - Saturday, 10am - 4pm (open from 10 June)
Belton House (National Trust) near Grantham
Open: Gardens, Parkland, Woodland playground, Café for indoor & outdoor seating, dog friendly cafe and Shops - from 10am - 5pm daily ( preferably pre-book online for timed ticket entry - visitors can turn up on the day but no guarantee of access if busy )
Mansion - open from 19th May, 12.30-5pm. No pre-booking available for house - please wait at mansion entrance for admittance (up to 15 visitors every 15 minutes). No set tours.
JandJ Alpacas, Dry Doddington
Open Wednesday - Sunday, 10am - 5pm
Café open - with indoor & outside seating and a great paddock view!
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
Call 07757 513584 to book as times vary.
Manor Stables Craft Centre & Cafe, Fulbeck
Shops, working crafts and Tack Room Cafe
Open Thursday - Sunday, 10.30am - 4pm
Grantham Canal - Boat Trips
30min trips at regular intervals on select dates - and 2hr private cruises available any day.
For dates, availability, bookings and latest Covid restrictions, see website.
Cruises start from Lock 18 moorings at Woolsthorpe by Belvoir. Make for the Dirty Duck Public House Postcode: NG32 1NY
Belvoir Castle, near Grantham
Gardens and grounds open now: Tuesday – Sunday, 11am - 4pm. Tickets in advance online.
Castle now open (from 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 indoor & outside seating and takeaway: 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, grounds and cafe (pay at 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.
Woolsthorpe Manor (National Trust), near Colsterworth
The Manor, Science Discovery Centre and Cafe opens on 20th May - 11am-5pm daily.
Manor entry will be by small tour only this year - please pre-book your timed tickets.
BOURNE & THE DEEPINGS AREA
Bourne Heritage Centre, Baldock’s Mill, Bourne
Open Saturday and Sunday, 2pm - 4pm (open from 22 May)
Delaine Bus Museum, Bourne
Re-opens 12 June. Open on second Saturday of the month (June -
October '21) : 12.00pm - 4.00pm.
Heritage Bus Ride (approx 30mins) at 1.30pm, featuring one a bus from the 1950s or 1960s
Light Refreshments . Adults £2, Under 16s Free
SATURDAY 25 SEPTEMBER
Heritage Bus Running Day : Museum Open 9.30am -
Grimsthorpe Castle, near Bourne
Opening 27 May 2021 :
Park and gardens open 10.30am - 6pm Sunday to Thursday (closed Fri & Sat)
Castle open 12.00-4pm Sunday to Thursday (closed Fri & Sat)
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
Stamford Shakespeare Company, Tolethorpe Hall, near Stamford
Summer season of plays in June, July and August at the Rutland Open Air Theatre. Performances take place on an open air stage set within an enchanting woodland glade facing a 600-seat, covered auditorium.
Performance Times: Evening performance – 7.45pm start Matinée – 1.30pm start
2021 plays - Love's Labour's Lost, The Importance of Being Earnest, Humble Boy and DNA
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 daily 10.30-4.30 with indoor & outside seating.
Garden Shop open daily 10.30-4.30pm.
Courtyard Gift Shop now open - on Wed to Sun 10.30-5pm
Burghley House open 19 May to 31 Oct '21, on Wed to Sun 10.30am-5pm. Pre-booked timed ticket entry essential, at 30 mins interval.
Orangery restaurant re-opens 19 May. Open Wed to Sun 10am-5pm.
Burghley events in 2021: https://burghley.co.uk/events
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.
St Martin's Antique Centre, Stamford
Over 70 dealers bring together a selection that spans the centuries and of every genre you can imagine.
Open: Monday to Saturday 10am to 5:00pm & on Sundays/Bank Holidays 10:30am to 4:30pm.
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.