Bank holiday weekend I spent a few days up in Lincoln with my partner. We used this time as a couples holiday, before we get too distracted by baby talk, planning and spending all our money on our pending arrival. I also just wanted to get a few days outside of Bristol, and relax. We stayed in Ibis Lincoln. Which on paper has 2 stars, saying that it wasn’t that bad of a hotel. The room we stayed in, was simple, chic and sophisticated. Even the bathroom was pretty chic. I have posted a room tour on my youtube channel. I’d recommend them as a budget friendly hotel.
On our first day in the city, we explored Lincoln. We started at Lincoln Castle. There was loads of activities here. We started with a medieval wall walk around the castle walls. This had a lot of stunning views, all around the perimeter, including a great viewpoint overlooking Lincoln Cathedral. At this same site, there was also a victorian prison, which we looked around. This was a great learning experience of history. It had renovated cell blocks, and gives you a brilliant insight into prison life back in the victorian ages. Lincoln castle also houses an original copy of the Magna Carta which was cool to see, and the original Dooms day Book was on exhibit, which they opened a day early. No photographs were allowed to be taken in this exhibit, but it’ll be a great memory. We explored the high street, and got some ice cream near the cathedral as it was such a lovely day. The afternoon was spent in Odeon, watching Pirates of the Caribbean: Captain Salazar’s Revenge. An installment to the franchise I actually really enjoyed! That evening we had a lovely meal out, at Frankie and Bennys’ because it was right next door to our hotel.
This morning started off early, as we grabbed breakfast at the hotel. This was an unlimited buffet style breakfast, which was adequate for the price. This fueled for the the rest of the day’s adventures. We travelled out to the Yorkshire Wildlife Place. I was mainly drawn to this place, as there was giraffes, and polar bears. It was a great day out and we will certainly be back in the future with our baby. It’s like longleat, but a walk through animal enclosures. There was a few light showers, but overall it was another great sunny day. After spending most our day here, we drove out to Sherwood Forest. Here we learnt more about Robin Hood, and did the Major Oak Trail, which was lovely to do in the nice weather. I also got some lovely pictures from the trail. This evening, we ate out again, at another restaurant/pub next to the hotel, called The Pride of Lincoln. It was a nice casual evening.
We had a bit more of a lie in on our last morning. On this last day we travelled out to Skegness. This was also to visit Natureland, along the waterfront. This is a family funded charity, seal sanctuary. They rescue, rehabilitate and release seals that wash up on the seafront. There was also an aquarium, farm animals, reptiles and alpacas on site which you can feed. We walked along the beach, and high street, before grabbing some lunch at Pizza Hut. This was our last day, so we packed up in the late afternoon, checked out, and drove home.
It was a pretty lovely weekend, and can’t wait to the many more in the future with our baby. And many more future memories to be made. I did take many photos, all of which are in an album on my personal facebook: facebook.com/rebeccakatielouisex
*I know this post is a month late, I’ve been pretty busy! But I appreciate the reader’s patience.