If you’re looking for a fun family holiday or a romantic retreat just for two I would entirely recommend Skegness!
Located just on the east coast of Lincolnshire, Skegness is a perfect holiday destination, no matter what your desires are. Known for its traditional English holiday spirit, this seaside town will inevitably captivate you with its happy holiday amusements.
Adrenalin junkies will love the extremely popular Skegness fair, where fun and entertainment can be enjoyed by everyone. If you’ve had enough of the rides, there’s a wide range of shops right in the middle of the seaside magic.
If you find yourself hungry in the evening, the place to go has to be The Clock Tower Restaurant located next to the famous Jolly Fisherman water fountain. The clock tower restaurant has a very relaxing and rich atmosphere, and is perfect if you’re free from the children for the night and are looking for a quiet meal.
Another great family attraction which can be found by the beach is the Natureland seal sanctuary. The sanctuary rescues and cares for injured and orphaned seals, and is home to other animals such as penguins, meerkats, fish, and many more! This attraction is something that I would recommend for any animal lovers or families with young children to visit while staying at Skegness.
But of course my recommendations are not just limited to the town of Skegness. Just north up the road you will find Ingoldmells. Along with the many holiday parks, in Ingoldmells there is a wonderful free-entry theme park…Fantasy Island! With a mixture of rides and a brilliant market, there is certainly something for everyone in this adventurous, island-themed place which they pull off extremely well involving tropical music, and authentic decorations. Whether you enjoy smooth running family rides, such as the Seaquarium, or fast and daring extreme rides like the Odyssey there is certainly something for all of the family. My sister and I loved the Jellikin ride, as it’s a colourful adventure that takes you to the world of the Jellikins, and is brilliant for young children to enjoy. A helpful tip for visiting Fantasy Island would be to visit at night, as it is sometimes open until 9.00pm, and there are fewer visitors at these times. Also the lights of the huge rides are absolutely beautiful against the night sky!
Just a little more north up the road from Ingoldmells, you will find a small seaside town called Mablethorpe. Well-known for its award-winning blue-flag beach and its small but nifty gift shops, makes it a good place to visit if you have time.
A few years ago, I went to Skegness on a family holiday, and I didn’t want to ever leave. We stayed in a delightful caravan park in Ingoldmells right next to Fantasy Island. I was overjoyed to find that I had an excellent view right out of my caravan window
We found that the beaches in Skegness and Mablethorpe were extremely busy as it’s a fantastic beach with great rocks which are perfect for climbing! The beach in Ingoldmells was pretty much deserted, so if you’re looking for some relaxation I’d advise you to visit Ingoldmells beach. This beach is also great if you are staying in the caravan park right above it as it’s within a five minute walking distance of the park.
The highlight of the holiday was definitely Fantasy Island, and I was also very fond of the seaside atmosphere of Skegness, and loved the twinkling lights of the illuminations at night.
The worst part of the holiday was going home and leaving the jolly world of Skegness far behind, and I can guarantee that you will feel the same way after such a wonderful experience.