Discover the best top things to do in Boston, United Kingdom (UK) including RSPB Frampton Marsh Nature Reserve, St. Botolph's Church, The Bubblecar Museum, Ark Wildlife Park, Boston Guildhall, The Boston Woods Trust, Maud Foster Mill, Witham Way Country Park, Boston War Memorial, Playtowers.
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4.5 based on 239 reviews
Experience the wonders of the Wash on the RSPB's fantastic Frampton Marsh reserve.Bring the family and take out a Wildlife Explorer backpack for fun activities around the site. Admire the view from the sea bank and see the fantastic wildlife of the Wash and south Lincolnshire coast from our trails and hides.Need to refuel? Pop into our Visitor Centre for and drink and a snack and chat to our friendly volunteers.
Super nature reserve, lots of birds to see, good paths and hides and lots of information available. Good car park, toilets and hot drinks available too.Thanks for your lovely review, great to hear you enjoyed your winter walk. Don't forget to come back later in the year to see the effect of the changing seasons.
4.5 based on 305 reviews
Recently visited the stump.So beautiful.inside.Amazing stained glass windows and altar. Made so welcome by John there who showed us main points of interest. Watched then as he talked to visitors and also homeless people sat down.What an ambassador for thus church. His welcome smile and giggle made then visit extra special..thank you.john so.much..He even told us where to get sausages from and pork.pie..wow.
4.5 based on 311 reviews
A collection of over 50 1950/60s microcars and scooters, archive material Plus loads of memorabilia that take you down memory lane. We also have a tearooms with homemade goodies, a gift shop with lots of toys you thought you had forgotten and a campsite. Whats not to like ?
There are exhibits here that you cannot find anywhere else in the world. They have a P50 Honda moped, which my dad had, and it was quite something to see one again. Downstairs are three wheelers, and a few four wheelers. All exhibits are in...MoreThanks so much
4.5 based on 86 reviews
The Ark is a wildlife park with a difference. It is home to over 180 animals, almost all of whom have been rescued. Among them are some of the world's most exotic creatures, including. Eurasian lynx, a caiman crocodile and an Arctic fox - as well as meerkats, coatis, raccoons, wallabies, snakes, goats, rabbits and many more! There's also a play park for the kids and an excellent cafe.
This is an unusual attraction. It is located way out in the flat lands near Boston and takes a little bit of finding. We weren’t helped by a succession of roadworks and closures. It is basically a converted farm and consists of a number of outdoor paddocks and sheds and barns converted into animal enclosures and controlled environments.
To those expecting a full on zoo experience, this may well disappoint. It is not large, there is not a huge diversity of animals and it was all looking a bit rundown and soggy when we visited. In mitigation it was February, cold, windy and wet and I am sure would seem much more attractive in the Summer. There are snakes, lizards, small mammals, llamas and raccoons and more to see.
There is a cafe and shop and several play areas both indoor and out. Toilet and washing facilities are good.
Well that’s the eyes open bit, why go at all?
Two main reasons, it is a project worthy of support and the people there are fantastic.
All the animals have been rescued from unsuitable conditions or owners unable to cope with them any more. All the charges go to support the sanctuary and rehoming work. So it is a very worthy cause.
The staff couldn’t try any harder. Everything they can do to make your visit memorable is on offer. There are talks, hands on experiences and free craft packs for children. All staff from about 10 years old up were friendly, helpful, knowledgeable and enthusiastic. Their passion for what they do was particularly clear during the talk about lizards which was informative and fun.
If you care about animals and want to learn a bit more about exotic pets, do a good deed and visit. You’ll enjoy it as well!
4.5 based on 94 reviews
Built in the 1390's this building is a testament to the wealth and influence of the Guild of St Mary at a time when Boston's power as a centre of trade was second only to London. This wonderfully preserved building, with a wealth of original features, has survived the centuries and is to be enjoyed as one of Boston's finest visitor attractions. A wealth of stories, secrets and experiences are told and shared throughout the building including the history of the Guild of St Mary, international trade with the Hanseatic League, Henry VIII dissolve of the Guild, the foundation of the Corporation of Boston and the very famous trial and imprisonment of the Pilgrim Fathers. The Guildhall is also home to the towns museum collection where displays and Exhibitions bring life to the stories told, and a stunning venue for civil ceremonies and private functions.
A Great bit of Boston's history over the last 6 or 7 hundred years. We both really liked the kitchen area. There's a lift for the less able to get to the upper floor where the court room is. There are a couple of jail cells on the lower floor. Very helpful staff. IT'S ALL FREE
4.5 based on 55 reviews
The Sir Joseph Banks Country Park and Woods is an 80 acre site of young woodland and wild flowe meadow situated between West End Road and Old Hammond Beck, just south of Boston. Closer to Boston and near the Witham River we also have Beech Wood and Grange Wood.
Well tended, independent park. New features are regularly added. You can volunteer here and help maintain this special attraction. Super area for taking the dog(s) Free parking. Nice, hard, paths. Grassed areas too besides woodland walks. Traffic free. Very peaceful, especially on a spring or...MoreThank you for your review which I hope prospective visitors will find useful. Those who want a quieter spot could visit our other area at Beech Wood near the Witham on Fenside Road.
4.5 based on 86 reviews
What an amazing place with such an interesting miller who gave us a personal guided tour. There were so many interesting facts and bits of information. The miller tailored his explanation to us and our questions without sounding like he was just repeating things he'd said a 100 times before!! The mill was fully working and grinding wheat as we watched. We were able to get 'hands on' with feeling the grains and flour at its various stages.
The tiny shop sold some super flour and a few other products. Well worth a visit.
4 based on 36 reviews
Lovely place to walk & relax, we have walked our dog on the various pathways, bit soggy in places when it's wet but hey its a country park, very little litter altho a few more strategicly placed bins could help
5 based on 9 reviews
I have seen a number of provincial war memorial Gardens over the years and this is the finest one I can recall, particularly for a smaller town.
The garden is not vast by any means but within in are no less than fifty-seven separate memorial plaques commemorating individual campaigns, branches of the forces or forces support organisations. There is also the principal memorial column at the north-eastern end of the Gardens along with several smaller memorial columns nearby.
The Cenotaph is engraved on four sides 'TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN MEMORY OF THE PEOPLE OF BOSTON WHO DIED IN TWO WARS 1914-18 AND 1939-45' and beneath on each face are listed the names of the men and women who gave their lives. There must be over 400 names listed.
There are several shorter obelisk style memorial stones: to Mark the Centenary of the start of World War One (the reverse will be engraved in 2018 to mark the end of that conflict), the Burma Star Association, the Normandy Veterans Association, the Merchant Navy & Fishing Fleets, the Lincolnshire Regiment, the Royal Air Forces Association, the Naval Forces Association, the Dunkirk Veterans Association and the Royal British Legion.
It would be difficult to list all the other memorials but this is not just a memorial for the two world wars, but for other conflicts since including Korea, the Suez Crisis, Malaya & Borneo, Cyprus and the Falklands. It is also pertinent to mention two memorials to other nationalities, the Gurkas and the Polish both of who lost numbers of fighters in World War Two.
Just inside the main entrance there is also a memorial “IN MEMORY OF BOSTON CIVILIANS WHO LOST THEIR LIVES THROUGH ENEMY AIR RAIDS IN TWO WORLD WARS”.
The Cenotaph, unveiled on 25 September 1921 was paid for by public subscription. In 1994, railings around the base to hold the wreaths were added. These were a gift from a local engineering firm, Craven & Nicholas. The following year the sculpture archway was added. Permission for the memorial stones was granted in 2005. Two volunteers worked to encourage the placing of additional memorial plaques.
The cost of maintenance costs over £2000, paid for through voluntary donations and public generosity. The various regiments contribute to the cost of their plaques, whilst the Boston Memorial Plaques Committee maintains their stones. The grounds including the lawns, planting, fences, paving and the the monument are maintained by Boston Borough Council.
If ever there was a reminder of the true cost and sadness of conflict this is one. It doesn't cost a penny to quietly walk through and reflect, perhaps on a member of your own family who gave their life in one of these conflicts. Set near centre of the town, the people of Boston should be proud of this and rightly so.
4 based on 24 reviews
Decent play centre, very large, clean and bright. Kids loved it. However didnt agree with having to pay for adults to get in. Makes it to expensive and for this reason only we wont be returning and will go to fun farm as its more affordable for our family. The cafe is also not so great with frozen Iceland style but prices don't reflect this.
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