Holiday Magic on the East Coast: Top Attractions to Explore in Summer 2024

Monday 3rd June 2024 |Blue Anchor Leisure

Welcome to your ultimate guide to holidaying on the East Coast! Here's everything you need to know to make your summer unforgettable. And, if you're contemplating a more permanent seaside retreat, discover the joys of owning a static caravan with Blue Anchor Leisure on the East Coast, your gateway to endless coastal adventures. Scattered along the East Coast, Blue Anchor Leisure’s caravan parks provide convenient access to all the excitement this beautiful region has to offer - from Skegness to Chapel St. Leonards, Ingoldmells, Winthorpe, Mablethorpe, all the way to South Yorkshire. Once you settle into your static caravan, you’ll be able to explore all the attractions listed here and more!

Lincolnshire Wolds

Set out on the first leg of your journey to the Lincolnshire Wolds, a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). Explore the 216 miles of rolling hills and lush greenery, along with the historic hamlets and villages you’ll find dotted around the countryside. Many host events or markets you won’t want to miss. Notable mentions include:

  • Alford:

    Known for its craft markets and a 19th-century windmill that still produces organic flour. Highlights include Alford Manor House, St. Wilfrid's Church, and Alford Pottery, along with scenic Wolds Gateway Walks.
  • Caistor:

    Retaining its Georgian character, this town was historically known for hosting one of England's largest sheep fairs. It features the Caistor Arts & Heritage Centre, Roman walls, and offers various walks, including the Viking Way.
  • Market Rasen:

    Known for its scenic charm and horse racing, Market Rasen offers regular markets and features like the Centenary Wesleyan Church and Willingham Woods.
  • Spilsby:

    Hosts a lively market, selling a variety of goods and has a rich history highlighted by its connection to Sir John Franklin, the Arctic explorer. Points of interest include the local theatre and Gunby Hall.

Docks Fest Music Festival

Don’t miss Docks Fest at Meridian Showground on Saturday, 6th July 2024. This year’s summer festival will see a variety of acts heading to the stage, including folk singer Frank Turner, the iconic rock band Feeder, indie-pop group Lottery Winners, Manchester's own Afflecks Palace, and local acts Orphan Boy and Healer.

Note: Under 14s cannot attend this event; 14-17-year-olds must be accompanied by an adult. 

Gibraltar Point Nature Reserve

Gibraltar Point Reserve, stretching from the edge of Skegness to the mouth of The Wash, is celebrated for its vast diversity of wildlife and scenic beauty. Established in 1949, it is one of Britain’s first official Bird Observatories. The reserve offers stunning views across a large expanse of untouched coastline and features a visitor centre, a café, and bird hides, some of which are wheelchair accessible. Throughout the year, the reserve showcases a dynamic landscape of mudflats, salt and freshwater marshes, and man-made meres across its 429 hectares, which are a haven for large numbers of migratory and overwintering birds.

Gibralter Point Skegness

Skegness Aquarium

At the fascinating marine world of the Skegness Aquarium, experience close encounters with an array of marine life, including jellyfish, sharks, and octopuses. The Aqua Theatre and The Tunnel offer spectacular views of Black Tip Reef Sharks, stingrays, and a Zebra Shark! Besides marvelling at the underwater world, visitors can learn scuba diving skills under the guidance of expert instructors and enjoy interactive educational sessions about aquatic life led by the aquarium's knowledgeable crew.

Skegness Aquarium also provides a variety of family-friendly activities. These include the Model Village, Riverboat Tours, Atlantis Crazy Golf, and mini-port ship rides, allowing children to captain their own boats along scenic waterways. The miniature village and model railways offer a glimpse into rural English life and culture from past decades, making for a relaxing and educational family outing.

Natureland Seal Sanctuary

Natureland Seal Sanctuary, recognised as the "Best Skegness Attraction in 2015" by the Skegness Partnership, is known for its seal rescue and rehabilitation efforts. Natureland aids orphaned and injured seal pups found on local beaches and allows visitors to see a diverse array of animals including penguins, meerkats, alpacas, and tropical birds and butterflies. The sanctuary provides a fun and educational experience for all ages, featuring attractions like Pets Corner, an aquarium with tropical fish, and a floral palace. It's an ideal destination for a family day out, offering both amusement and the opportunity to learn about animal rehabilitation and conservation.

Static Caravans for Sale in Skegness, Chapel St. Leonards, Ingoldmells, Winthorpe, Mablethorpe, and South Yorkshire:

Owning a static caravan on the East Coast provides a perfect opportunity to enjoy this fun and action-packed region all year round. By purchasing a caravan at one of the Blue Anchor Leisure sites, you can quickly escape to the beautiful coastline whenever you wish without the need to book accommodations. Explore our range of static caravans for sale today in time for your summer holiday – it’s not too late!

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