Skegness with Kids
5 Things Your Kids Will Love To Do In Skegness
Skegness has long held a reputation as a fun, family-friendly resort, and this is just as true today as it was during the resort’s heyday of the 1960s. With plenty of exciting attractions, families taking a break here will find that there is tons to do to keep everyone occupied.
Whether you are looking for relaxation, excitement or an educational experience, Skegness has something that is sure to fit the bill.
1. Journey Under The Sea
The Skegness Aquarium is a great day out for young and old alike. Home to colourful fish and exotic water creatures, this is not only a fun place to visit, but it’s educational too! Get up close to fascinating sealife with the interactive touch pool, watch the sharks being fed and explore Davy Jones’ locker at this all-weather indoor attraction.
With interesting talks and presentations as well as craft activities, the kids will be entertained all day long, and there is even face painting to enjoy as well as an opportunity to meet some creepy crawlies. Representing great value for money, the Skegness Aquarium ticket can even be upgraded to a week long pass for just £2 per person, or used to get a cut-price ticket for the Skegness Tower Cinema.
2. Get The Adrenaline Pumping
Kids can be very demanding when they go on holiday, and getting them away from their gadgets and devices can prove to be a challenge. If you’re determined to drag them off the sofa and out of the house, you need to tempt them with an activity that’s sure to get their pulses racing.
If your kids are thrill-seekers, there’s no better place to take them than the indoor theme park, Fantasy Island. With rides from white knucle rollercoasters to the gentle carousel for the little ones, there is an adventure here for everyone. During the holiday season, there are live character shows to enjoy and the smallest members of the family will love clambering over the soft play area.
The fun doesn’t stop there either – after enjoying the rides, why not try for a hole in one at the Lava Creek Adventure Golf, go for a strike at the 10 pen bowling alley, take a ride on the bucking bronco or speed around the track on the go karts? Fantasy Island is also home to a 7 day market, so you can even enjoy a spot of retail therapy during your day out.
3. Take A Trip Down The Pier
There’s nothing that epitomises a holiday by the sea more than a trip down the pier. The Skegness Pier, in its prominent spot right on the seafront, is one of the East coast’s biggest family entertainment centres and offers a host of exciting entertainment for every member of the family.
Of course, as you might imagine, you can find all of the classic amusements here, with a traditional arcade providing plenty of gaming fun for the young and young at heart, but there are other attractions to enjoy too.
The little ones will enjoy a romp at Captain Kids Adventure World – the town’s biggest indoor soft play area, while their older brothers and sisters will love tearing around shooting each other at Laser Quest. You can even get the whole family together for a fun game of bowling.
4. Sun, Sea And Sand
While Britain’s East coast isn’t known for its glorious sunshine, during high season the beautiful beach at Skegness is incredibly popular. Perhaps the town’s biggest draw, the long, sandy beach is clean and, of course, offers a free day out for all, making it perfect for families travelling on a budget.
On a sunny day, there is no better place to while away the hours soaking in the rays and splashing in the sea, and there’s nothing more fun for the little ones than the freedom to run on the sand and investigate the rock pools.
Between June and September, there is lifeguard cover provided at the Blue Fag Award winning Central Beach, so parents can relax in the knowledge that their kids are safe. Even when the British weather fails to co-operate, a bracing walk along the seafront is still a fun way to spend a few hours.
5. Meet The Seals
What could the kids enjoy more than a day out meeting a host of friendly and exotic animals? At Natureland Seal Sancturary, not only will the little ones have the opportunity to get up close to rescued seals but they will also be able to see a whole range of other creatures, from the cute and cuddly to the scary and scaly!
At this fun-filled family attraction, there’s enough to see and do to occupy the children all day long, from feeding the goats, rabbits and chickens at Pets Corner to exploring the Tropical House with its scorpions, snakes, spiders and crocodiles – enough to terrify even the bravest toddler! Have fun watching the Jackass penguins waddling and swimming, and wander through the Floral Palace where, in the summer, you can spot free-flying tropical butterflies and moths. There is even a clan of resident meerkats who are sure to keep the kids laughing with their antics!