Dysart Road, Grantham, NG31 7LE - 01476 562228
If you want to treat the kids to something absolutely amazing, a trip to the Fun Farm is definitely on the cards. They can explore the Cave of Adventure and meet Barry the Bat, climb the multi-level maze and cross the rope bridge, take a swim in the ball pools and whoosh down the snake tube slides. Once they've built up an appetite, it's time to enjoy some of Pirate Pete's tasty treats, which include everything from fish and chips to a sausage and mash mountain.
Trent Road, Grantham, NG31 7XQ - 01476 581930
With badminton, tennis and netball courts, a climbing wall, 5-a-side football pitch, fitness gym, athletics facilities and group exercises such as aerobics all under one roof, you'll be spoilt for choice. Or perhaps you'd prefer to chill out and treat yourself, in which case the swimming pools, steam rooms and cafe bar will probably be more to your liking. As for the kids, it will be hard to tear them away from the water flume and splash pools, and there are even activity camps to keep them active and fuel their creativity.
Easton, Grantham, NG33 5AP - 01476 530063
The Easton Walled Gardens are picturesque, inspiring, relaxing and the perfect surroundings whether you're taking a quiet walk alone, chatting with a friend, or visiting with the entire family. You can easily stroll around the one-mile site, plus there are seats dotted around at regular intervals so that you can sit back and soak up the natural beauty. Depending on what time of year you visit, you could catch the one hundred varieties of sweet pea, stunning snowdrops, or a range of other seasonal displays that will bring a smile to your face. There's even a vegetable garden, which is a great way to learn more about growing your own food and teaching children about being green.
Grantham, NG32 1PE - 01476 871 002
This incredible estate comprises 16,000 acres, of which 1,654 acres are woodland and 2,000 acres permanent grassland. A variety of cattle and sheep graze all around and the views are absolutely breathtaking. The present castle is the fourth to have stood on the site since Norman times, completed in the early 19th century after previous buildings suffered complete or partial destruction during the Wars of the Roses, the Civil War and a major fire in 1816. Its rooms include the elegant Elizabeth Saloon, the majestic State Dining Room and impressive military antiquities in the Guard Room. The castle contains many notable works of art, outstanding collections of furniture, porcelain, silks and tapestries, plus sculptures that extend outside into the Rose and Statue Gardens. Whether you're a history buff, a lover of the British countryside or simply fancy a fascinating day out, we strongly recommend Belvoir Castle.
Wood Lodge, Ancaster, Grantham, NG32 3PY - 01400 230306
To finish off, how about some bowling, karting, quad bikes, paintball or laser tag? All of these are available through Ancaster Leisure Enterprises, so book whatever you're in the mood for and unleash that competitive streak!