There’s a whole host of activities and things to do to entertain the family this bank holiday weekend in South Kesteven, so we thought we’d round up a few ideas to help you make your plans:


  1. Eat fantastic food

Many restaurants in the area have now reopened their doors and are back serving delicious local cuisine. Some of our favourites include The Chequers in Woolsthorpe, The Woodhouse Arms in Corby Glen, Cloisters in Stamford and The Six Bells in Witham. There’s also the opportunity to make the most of the last day of the Government’s ‘Eat Out to Help Out’ scheme on Monday, click here to find participating restaurants.

Burghley House is hosting their annual Summer Fine Food Market this weekend too, with free parking and admission on Saturday 29th August until Monday 31st August between 10am – 4pm. More details can be found here.


  1. Enjoy the great outdoors

We’re lucky to have such incredible outdoor places to explore right on our door step. Check the walking and cycling routes on our website.

Or why not enjoy one of the many parks and open spaces South Kesteven has to offer? Appreciate the riverside views at Stamford Meadows or explore the ancient woodlands and ponds at Bourne Woods. Deepings Lakes offers the perfect relaxing walk across 160 acres of wetland and, in Grantham, Wyndham Park has a sensory garden and tennis courts have now reopened if you fancy some active family time.


  1. Discover heritage on our doorstep

Residents and visitors in South Kesteven can now enjoy many of the nearby heritage tourist attractions which have now reopened. This includes stately homes such as Burghley House and Belvoir Castle which are both available for pre-booking online. Easton Walled Gardens offers fantastic scenery and 12 acres of beautiful gardens which have been 450 years in the making.

Although Belton House itself hasn’t yet reopened, you can still enjoy their beautiful parklands and playground. All visits must be pre-booked online for National Trust members and non-members, click here to book. Visitors can enjoy takeaway food and drinks from The Stables restaurant,  which has outside seating available.


  1. Experience something new

This bank holiday there are plenty of events and activities taking place at Belvoir Castle, including their Concert at the Castle event on Saturday 29th August which still has tickets available. Experience favourite tributes – Dolly Parton, Jonny Cash and Queen – in a safe socially-distanced setting, find out more here.

There’s also the opportunity to enjoy the excitement of Jousting on Monday 31st August. The Belvoir Knights will transport you back in time with their armour and beautiful horses. Click here to book your tickets.

Other exciting activities to consider include Fawcett Driving Horses who offer horse carriage rides along with afternoon tea packages in Great Ponton.


  1. Treat yourself

And why not support your town centres while treating yourself on the high street? Whether you fancy new homeware, fashion or a gift for a loved one, you’ll be able to find a range of independent shops and national retailers in Bourne, The Deepings, Grantham and Stamford. Head to WhatShop to find which shops and services are open in South Kesteven.

If you fancy some down time to relax, you could sit back and enjoy a film at the recently reopened Savoy Cinema in Grantham. Films showing this weekend include, Tenet, The Rifleman, Unhinged, Elvis – That’s The Way and Supernova.