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Heart of the Fens

FAMILY FUN

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SHOPPING THE GREAT OUTDOORS ACCOMMODATION

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Shopping full of independent retailers follow the local Coffee Shop trail money saving Vouchers glorious Churches of South Holland explore The Great Outdoors Eating Out and local produce find Where to stay

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Welcome to the 2016 Visit Spalding Guide. Spalding is a beautiful, friendly, bustling Market town set in the picturesque rural district of South Holland. The town makes for an excellent day's visit and with a good selection of hotels and B&Bs can be a useful base from which to visit the wider South Lincolnshire area.

A vibrant and busy town centre, Spalding boasts a large number of unique independent shops and many well known high street nationals. It holds a market day every Tuesday and Saturday, a Farmer's Market every first Saturday of the month, an annual Food & Drink Festival and visiting continental markets (check the town's website below for details). There are a number of fine restaurants, coffee shops and public houses to satisfy all tastes and budgets, night clubs for those who enjoy partying into the small hours, or you could take in a play, concert or film at the South Holland Centre.

With many historical buildings you can see and visit, such as Ayscoughfee Hall and Gardens, the Chain Bridge Forge, a fantastic living museum and a host of amazing churches situated throughout the town and outlying villages, some that even date back to the Middle Ages. Large parts of the town centre are in a conservation area and the elegant Georgian terraces and tree-lined walks along the River Welland are stunning. Just off the town centre, you can embark on a relaxing 30 minute cruise on the Spalding Water Taxi to Springfields Outlet Shopping Centre and award winning Festival Gardens.

There is history and heritage a plenty to explore in the wider South Holland District, where you and your family can experience the diversity of habitats around the Wash Estuary, one of Europe’s most protected coastal areas or enjoy tranquillity whilst exploring the network of Fens waterways and all under the famous Lincolnshire’s “big skies”.

Wherever you decide to visit or whatever you decide to do in Spalding and South Holland, the Town Centre Management Team hopes your visit will be enjoyable and encourage you to visit us again and please don't forget to tell your family and friends about us! For more information on Spalding and South Holland please visit www.spalding.town Best Wishes, Dennis Hannant MBE Spalding Town Centre Manager

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Ayscoughfee Hall Museum and Gardens

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The HeritageTrail -

Stepping into Spalding’s rich history...

As you set off from Broad Street walking away from Market Place, you will see one of Spalding’s most spectacular buildings, an 18th century former Manor House which is now home to the Spalding Constitutional Club (1). A little further along the road is the Spalding Gentlemen’s Society (2). Founded in 1710, it is one of the oldest learned societies in the country, with an impressive list of past members, and is still active today.

Retracing your steps, turn into Herring Lane and continue past the Lincolnshire Poacher Inn (3) and down to the bank of the River Welland. The embankments of the river were built by the Romans and Spalding grew up along both sides, so the Welland is a prominent feature of the town. With the river on your left you will soon come to High Bridge (4). This river crossing has existed since medieval times, although the current bridge, originally called the Coronation Bridge, dates back to 1838.

Cross the bridge and follow the river to your right until you reach Ayscoughfee Hall Museum and Gardens (5). This Grade I listed building is steeped in history, with beautiful architecture and five acres of magnificent gardens. After enjoying a break at Ayscoughfee Hall’s café and children’s play area, walk back along the river this time passing by High Bridge until you reach Chain Bridge Forge Museum (6), a lovingly restored 18th Century building offering Blacksmithing demonstrations and guided tours.

Continuing your walk along the river and down Holbeach Road, you will come to St Pauls Church (7), which was designed by gothic revival architect Sir George Gilbert Scott whose many works include the Albert Memorial in London’s Hyde Park.

Ayscoughfee Museum, Spalding

Just ahead of you now is Springfields Outlet Shopping and Festival Gardens (8). With an array of shops, restaurants and cafés, it is a great place to linger before hopping on the Water Taxi back into the centre of town or getting one of the regular bus services.

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Chain Bridge Forge Museum and Innovation Centre:

within a short These fascinating places are distance of Spalding

Chain Bridge Forge backs directly onto the east side of the River Welland, about a mile from the town centre, and is thought to date from around 1800. The Friends of the Forge have revived the blacksmith’s craft within its original setting and created a living forge. There are practical blacksmithing demonstrations and taster events for all ages, and visitors can buy blacksmith-crafted products.

of the Fens visit the • For a history of the drainage inage Museum. Pinchbeck Engine and Land Dra engine lifted an Built in 1833, the Pinchbeck water from the land average of 3,000,000 tons of minute. at a rate of 7,500 gallons per

Education is an important part of the work of the Forge. The innovation centre, with its Heritage Craft Virtual Simulation (HCVR) project and 3D printing hub, through project collaboration with the University of Lincoln, gives students a new way of working that compliments the tradition of blacksmithing.

the Gordon Boswell • Take a carriage ride at l museum has an Romany Museum. This unusua itional Romany impressive collection of trad artefacts dating caravans, and photographs and back more than 150 years.

Using a special headset, visitors over the age of 13 can enter the virtual world of the blacksmith to work a piece of metal, much as a real blacksmith would. For further information about Chain Bridge Forge Museum please visit - www.southhollandlife.com.

nastery of Crowland • The ancient Benedictine mo Spalding. Steeped Abbey is nine miles south of centre of Anglican in history the Abbey is still the Worship in Crowland today.

Entry: Free Open: Wednesday & Friday: 10.00am – 2.00pm. April - October: Every Sunday: 11.00am – 3.00pm. November - March: First Sunday in the month: 11.00am – 3.00pm.

cular 100 foot high • Built in 1822, the specta of Spalding, is the Moulton Mill, to the north east land. tallest surviving windmill in Eng

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Moulton Mill, Moulton

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A LIVING MUSEUM from the 19th Century

Living Museum with our own Blacksmith who demonstrates his craft, provides tasters and takes on commissions. The Forge also has an innovation area which offers 3D printing, Scanning, VR experience and a local history collection. Free admission and details of all of this can be found at

www.southhollandlife.com or email chainbridgeforge@gmail.com Chain Bridge Forge, Spalding

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Ayscoughfee Hall Museum

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Chain Bridge Forge High Street, Spalding Lincolnshire PE11 1TX


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AySCOuGHFEE HALL MuSEuM & GArdENS

A grade I listed Hall built in the 1450s, Ayscoughfee Hall Museum is a hidden gem in Lincolnshire. Many of the Hall’s owners have left their mark on the building, meaning that a visit to Ayscoughfee is a chance to experience different architectural styles and features from the Medieval to the Victorian, and the opportunity to come face to face with some of the people that lived here. The Museum also tells the story of the historic town of Spalding and the surrounding Lincolnshire Fens.

Many events take place throughout the year, including theatre productions, craft fairs and band concerts - it’s always worth checking out our website for more information. www.ayscoughfee.org

Ayscoughfee Hall Museum

The Hall is set in five acres of beautiful gardens, which feature a listed War Memorial by the celebrated architect Sir Edwin Lutyens, a childrens play area and a café, all adding up to a fabulous day out. All this and it’s free to enter too. Check out the website for details.

The Hall is open 10.30am – 4pm, Wednesday to Sunday (open Bank Holidays 10.30am – 4pm). The Gardens are open dawn to dusk, year round.

Ayscoughfee Hall Museum, Churchgate, Spalding, Lincolnshire PE11 2rA Telephone: 01775 764555 museum@sholland.gov.uk www.ayscoughfee.org

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St Paul’s Church: This beautiful church was built in 1877 to a design by prolific Victorian architect Sir Gilbert George Scott, who’s works include the Midland Grand Hotel at St Pancras station. The 135 foot bell tower is unusual for being almost detached from the main body of the church. Entry: Free - Open: all year round

Gordon Boswell romany Museum: This fabulous museum is the life’s work of Gordon Boswell, a Romany gypsy, who created it to preserve and honour Romany history and traditions. It houses one of the world’s largest collections of Vardos (traditional Romany caravans), and artefacts, photographs and sketches of more than 150 years of British Romany history. It also offers wagon trips to the nearby Fenland and full Romany days out. Entry: Adult - from £6.25 Child from £4.00 O.A.P’s

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Open: Late March to late October: 11.00am – 4.30pm Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays

Pinchbeck Engine and Land drainage Museum: Housed in the former pumping station building, the restored Pinchbeck Engine is an impressive reminder of the time when man relied on the power of steam to drain the land. Built in 1833, the 20 horse-power A-frame low pressure condensing Pinchbeck beam engine lifted an average of 3,000,000 tons of water from the land at a rate of 7,500 gallons per minute. Entry: Free Open: May – August: 10.00am – 3.00pm, Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays

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Coach Groups any day of the week

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Clay Lake, Spalding, Lincolnshire PE12 6BL

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Crowland Abbey, Crowland


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Moulton Mill: At 100 feet (29.6 m) to the top of its cap, Moulton Mill is the tallest working windmill in England and one of the tallest in the world. Built in 1822 by Robert King, it was a fully functioning windmill until the four double-sided patent sails were removed after gale damage in 1894, and a steam mill was installed in the adjoining granary.

By the mid-1970s the Mill was primarily being used as a grain store but thanks to a restoration campaign the sails were restored in November 2011 and, after a gap of more than 100 years, the first wholemeal flour was produced by wind power alone in April 2013.

Entry: Adults £4.00, Concessions (over 60s) £2.95, Children (5 – 16) £2.00, Under 5s – free. Admission to the tea room is free. Open: Thursday – Sunday & Bank Holiday Mondays, 10.00am – 4.00pm. Last tour 3.00pm

Moulton Mill, Moulton

Crowland Abbey: Founded in the eighth century and dedicated to St Guthlac, ‘Croyland Abbey’ suffered an attack by the Danes, fires and an earthquake, before experiencing a prolonged period of stability from the 12th century. During this time the Abbey grew wealthy thanks to royal and noble visitors to the shrine of St Guthlac and its isolated position in The Fens meant that it was largely unaffected by national troubles.

Crowland Abbey, Crowland

Much of the abbey was destroyed in 1539 during Henry VIII’s dissolution of the monasteries and further damage occurred in the years that followed. Careful restoration and repair has been carried out since 1860 and the north aisle remains in use as the parish church but the Abbey today is one eighth of the size it was before 1539. Entry: Free

Open: all year round

Pinchbeck Engine Museum Tel: 01775 725861 www.wellandidb.org.uk

Gordon Boswell romany Museum Tel: 01775 710599 www.boswell-romany-museum.com Crowland Abbey Tel: 01733 211763 www.crowlandabbey.org.uk

Chain Bridge Forge Museum Tel: 07960 587724 www.southhollandlife.com

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Family Fun Trail -

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Let the adventure begin…

From seasonal outdoor attractions to good, warm indoor fun, you and the family will have plenty to keep you entertained in The Fens all year round as you create your own days to remember.

The historical Chain Bridge Forge Museum and Innovation Centre (1) is a must, with free admission it’s well worth the short stroll from the town centre. If the sun is shining and the weather is warm, why not head over to Jurassic Golf at Springfields (2). Open from March to November, this prehistoric themed, nine-hole crazy golf course is fun for the whole family. Take a winding woodland ride on the Springfields Miniature railway (SMr), which throughout the spring and summer is planted out with a beautiful array of bulbs, plants and bedding displays.

If the kids want to catch the latest film release or the grown-ups fancy a live show, check out what’s showing at South Holland Centre (3). Or for more of an adrenaline buzz, why not try Scalextric-Racing! At Electric Tracks Scalextric racing and Pit Stop Café (4) you can challenge the whole family around more than 6,000 square feet of elaborately tracked floor space. Silverstone? Brands Hatch? Cadwell Park? You can try all of these and more!

Springfields Outlet Shopping and Festival Gardens

Baytree Garden Centre (5) near Weston is worth a visit at any time of the year, but Christmas at Baytree is a festive spectacular. People travel from far and wide to experience one of the best Santa’s Grottos in the country. Enjoy roasted chestnuts and a glass of mulled wine while the children feed the reindeer and visit Father Christmas. Outside Baytree’s restaurant and coffee bar is a playground for the children and right next door is the Fun Farm (6) indoor play centre and the local Laserstorm (7). If you visit during the summer months why not meander over to the quizzical Maze in Maize (8) - you may be in there for quite some time! These are just some of the fantastic family activities on offer in and around Spalding, so to help you plan your own family day to remember, we’ve created a seasonal list of places to go and things to do... Enjoy! 14


• Chain Bridge Forge Museum • South Holland Centre • Water Taxi • Baytree

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Water Taxi boarding point - Spalding

Tulip radio Spalding’s local community radio station, Tulip Radio, has been serving South Holland since 2001. It started broadcasting from Springfields to provide coverage of the town’s annual Flower Parade but the station is now located in the heart of the town centre.

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Tulip Radio is a unifying voice across a wide rural area and provides the local towns and villages with news and weather bulletins, travel reports, local community events and, of course, good music. It is regularly out and about, conducting outside broadcasts and supporting many national and local charities.

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The station has been involved in events - including the South Holland Pride Awards, Tulip Mania, Spalding and South Holland Festival of Food and Drink, the Christmas Lights Switch-on and the Tulip Queen Competition, the Schools Choir competition and Christmas Market. It also offers media training to secondary students in local schools.

The generosity of hundreds of volunteers, giving their time for the good of the community, helped to take Tulip Radio from broadcasting occasional shows from a shed to a full-time station in June 2009. Since beginning full-time broadcasts it has continued to work with the whole of the community to build strong links with local people, voluntary groups and businesses. Tulip Radio is different from other radio stations because it is truly local!

Riverside Walk - The River Welland, Spalding

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Family Fun

Chain Bridge Forge and Innovation Centre

Through its historic setting on the riverside, the Forge offers a range of activities revealing Spalding’s heritage through a variety of means, including:

• Blacksmithing - Regular demonstrations of blacksmithing skills, with the chance for children and adults to get hands-on and make their own coat hooks

• History - Local history through displays at the Forge and social media delivered through www.southhollandlife.com and Facebook and Twitter pages. This includes Oral histories, documents and photographs. The website also has details of three self-guided local history walks • Innovation - Heritage Craft Virtual Simulation project and 3D printing hub through project collaboration with the University of Lincoln. Visitors over the age of 13 can try on a special helmet to experience the virtual blacksmith’s world. • Outreach - The Forge offers an outreach programme that provides demonstration, talks and online resources

• Awards - The Forge has been successful in achieving Accreditation by the Arts Council. It has also been awardednumerous Heritage and local business awards.

A LIVING MUSEUM

South Holland Centre - Spalding

www.southhollandlife.com

DEDICATED TO BLACKSMITHING AND LOCAL HISTORY Where to find us Chain Bridge Forge, High Street, Spalding, Lincolnshire PE11 1TX

Opening times

Winter, November - March: Wednesday & Friday 10am till 2pm. First Sunday in the month 11am till 3pm

Summer, April - October: Wednesday & Friday 10am till 2pm. Every Sunday 11am till 3pm

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Living Museum with our own Blacksmith who demonstrates his craft, provides tasters and takes on commissions.

The Forge also has an innovation area which offers 3d printing, Scanning, Vr experience and a local history collection.

Free admission and details of all of this can be found at www.southhollandlife.com or email chainbridgeforge@gmail.com or 07960 587724

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Forthcoming Ev ents There

are a number of ke y events planned for 2016 with som e still to be confirm ed. Sunday 3rd April - Spalding Model Doors open - 10am Tractor Show to 4pm

Entrance fee - £5 Springfields Co nference Centre

Saturday 23rd Ap ril - Sunday 24th April Spalding Model Engineering & Ho bby Show Springfield’s Fe stival Gardens

Saturday 30th Ap ril - Monday 2nd May Springfields Tulip fest, Classic Ca r Show & Craft Fa Springfield’s Ev ir en t Centre

Thursday 5th M ay 2016 - 11.30a m - 4pm Push the Boat O ut - Open day Welland yacht Cl ub, Spalding. PE 11 3AA Friday 13th May Show Comes to Town

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This lively venue houses the district’s only cinema and mixes its film diary with an impressive programme of live shows. Look out for some of the country’s top touring theatre and dance companies, regular comedy club nights and a music programme that encompasses professional jazz, classical, folk and country. You can also take part in creative classes and wellbeing workshops at the South Holland Centre and pick up information about the numerous community arts groups in South Holland – many of whom use the Centre as a performance base. For more information about activities, live events and cinema screenings at the South Holland Centre, please either visit: www.southhollandcentre.co.uk or call: 01775 764777

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Tel: 07960 587724 www.southhollandlife.com

Baytree

Tel: 01406 370242 www.baytree-gardencentre.com

South Holland Centre Springfields Miniature Railway Springfields Outlet Shopping & Festival Gardens, Spalding

Tel: 01775 764777 www.southhollandcentre.co.uk

Alley Catz

Tel: 01775 722211 www.alley-catz.com

Maze in Maize

Tel: 07774 764484 www.mazeinmaize.co.uk

Scalextric racing

Tel: 01775 725415 www.scalextric-racing.co.uk

Welland yacht Club

www.wellandyachtclub.co.uk

Fun Farm

Tel: 01406 373444 www.funfarm.co.uk

Springfields Miniature railway (SMr) Tel: 01775 724843 www.springfieldsgardens.co.uk

Chain Bridge Forge Museum, Spalding

Self drive Boat Hire – If you enjoy the leisurely 30 minute cruise on palding Water Taxis why not extend the experience by hiring one of the day boats? The electric boats seat up to 12 people and are easy to control. Available for half-day or full-day hire, take a picnic or stop for a pub lunch and enjoy the beautiful views from the River Welland. Boats have a canopy for hotter days, a heater for chillier days and well-behaved pets are welcome on board. Available all year round, it’s a great way to enjoy a family day outdoors. Welland yacht Club – This club has been sailing on the River Welland for more than 65 years. Guests are welcome and you needn’t be an experienced sailor as the club can also help those thinking about taking up sailing for the first time. There is a fully licensed clubhouse and a slipway which can be used by members of the public to launch boats during sailing times or by prior arrangement.

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Spalding Arts & Crafts Society Tel: 01733 211085

Maze in Maize – If you enjoy losing yourself in your leisure time, head over to the Maze in Maize. Every year a new maze is created, based on a specific theme, from seahorses and giraffes to Doctor Who and Alice in Wonderland. It’s an a-maize-ing way to spend the day! Once you’ve navigated your way through the maze, you can rest, recuperate and reward yourself with tea and coffee, soft drinks and ice creams in the picnic area. If you haven’t been challenged enough there are giant games and puzzles, a bale mountain and Go-Karts to keep you entertained for many hours more.

Springfields Miniature railway (SMr) – The 200 metre 7¼ inch gauge railway track winds its way through the woodland area of the Festival Gardens, which throughout the spring and summer is planted out with a beautiful array of bulbs, plants and bedding displays. The track also features silhouettes and models of other local attractions including Moulton Mill, Donington’s famous explorer, Matthew Flinders, Crowland Abbey and Boston Stump. Use the discount voucher on page 31 and get £1 off the normal ticket price (£2) for up to five family members or friends.

SMR runs on most weekends throughout the spring, summer and autumn, and also on Bank Holidays, school holidays and some weekdays. Weekly timetable updates can be found on the Springfields website www.springfieldsgardens.co.uk or tel: 01775 724843

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Hills Department Store - Spalding

Shopping Trail -

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Shop ‘til you Drop...

Spalding is a gem of a market town, with a great blend of classic high street brands and exciting independent traders. The town’s largest independent retailer, Hills department store (1) has been supplying shoppers with cosmetics, fashions, homewares and linens since 1959 and is still a firm favourite nearly 60 years later.

The Crescent (2) is a delightful little street close to Market Place. The fascinating and varied independent shops that line this picturesque part of the town pride themselves on stocking only the best, high quality goods. From bookshops and delicatessens to shoe shops and gentlemen’s outfitters, all offer a unique and enjoyable experience.

There are a number of other independent shops and cafés dotted around the rest of the town, including New road (3) and Sheep Market, making it a lovely location for a day’s shopping. If markets are your thing, Market Place is packed with stalls every Tuesday and Saturday and a farmers’ market on the first Saturday of each month is a popular added attraction.

Springfields Outlet Shopping & Festival Gardens (4) boasts a great selection of big name outlet shops where you can find great offers on well-known brands. With a range of cafés and restaurants and a garden centre too, it is certainly worth a visit.

Whether your taste is for high street brands or something a little more unique, Spalding has something to satisfy everyone’s shopping appetite.

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The ground floor is a one-stop shop for the ladies with a fantastic cosmetics hall offering full consultant counters for Estee Lauder, Clarins, Lancôme and the largest selection of fine fragrance and perfumes locally, many exclusive to the store. The store opens out into contemporary and classic fashions with large areas devoted to shoes, handbags and accessories, lingerie and swimwear. 2016 will see the introduction of a new mens fashion department.

The first floor offers an expansive Cookshop and homewares area with everything for the kitchen and dining, whilst our linens section offers the largest and most comprehensive choice in town offering brands you know alongside the latest styles and trends.

After all that shopping, you and your friends can relax with a drink or something to eat in our licenced riverview Café which boasts one of the best views of the River Welland that meanders through the town. Serving breakfasts, lunches and afternoon teas, freshly made with fresh local ingredients to order. You can even treat yourself to a little something from our Thorntons chocolate counter before you leave.

So for a great shopping experience make sure that Hills department Store is at the top of your list when you visit Spalding.

Hills Department Store, Spalding

www.hillsdepartmentstore.co.uk

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Located in the heart of Spalding’s town centre, Hills department Store has been family run by the Turner and Hall families since 1959. It is committed to offering great service and value and also the best in new and trusted brands.


Coffee Shop Trail -

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The Coffee Shop Trail

Why not take a leisurely stroll around some of the best independent coffee shops in the region on our town centre trail? Heading into town from the bus station and Holland Market you'll find The Loft coffee lounge and brasserie (1), always busy and bustling, and with outside seating for fine days. Head past the Court House and into The Crescent and you'll arrive at Bookmark (2), an independent bookshop where you can browse at your leisure over drinks and snacks.

A few steps further along The Crescent is the bright and welcoming rumbelows Cafe (3) and opposite, in the Hole-in-the-Wall passage, is Sergis delicatessen (4) with its continental-style first floor cafe and restaurant. After crossing the river at High Bridge, a short walk will bring you to Ayscoughfee Gardens (5) with its garden cafe. Sit outside on a fine day and soak up the atmosphere in delightful surroundings. Back in the town centre, Bridge Street is the home of the Sunshine Cafe (6) with its distinct continental feel and friendly staff. Opposite is the entrance to Beale’s department store and its first floor Cafe Moda (7).

Just around the corner is the South Holland Centre (8) which has a first floor cafe boasting fine views over the market place, a particularly good spot on market days. Next door is the renowned Hills Department store with its own bright and airy upstairs coffee shop and restaurant overlooking the River Welland and appropriately called riverview Cafe (9).

Continue through the Market Place and you will see Costas (10) on your left and then in Red Lion Street is Penningtons (11), a country homes-style cafe with a pleasant indoor courtyard and gift shop. Just across the road is the The Pantry and The Parlour (12), which opened in 2015 in the Boston College Red Lion Quarter, whilst a few steps along the road is Pacey's (13), a traditional bakers and now also incorporating a coffee shop and cafe.

Slightly further afield, and definitely worth a visit if you have a car, are the coffee shop and gallery at unique Cottage Studios, Low Fulney, and Wimberley Hall Tearooms at Weston, both set in beautiful converted farm buildings. Spalding Farm Shop, just off the A16 on the road to Boston, is another favourite destination on the outskirts of town. A must visit is Caffe Aurora (14) in Holbeach.

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• St. Mary and the Holy Rood, Donington Theme: ‘Fiftieth Anniversary’ 23 April/1 May

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Theme: ‘Occupation’ 28 April/3 May

St. Mary and St Nicolas, Spalding

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St Matthew’s, Sutton Bridge

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The Church Trail Glorious churches of South Holland

Lincolnshire is home to one of the finest collections of medieval churches in England and, according to the Lincolnshire Churches Trust, there is nowhere else in the world with so many magnificent churches in so small an area.

There are lots of old and interesting churches in and around Spalding. Many of were built in the perpendicular style on the wealth of the wool trade, and their towers and spires can be seen for miles across the flat landscape of The Fens.

The churches of South Holland offer far more than renowned architecture and centuries of service – they welcome visitors, offer support and represent the local Christian community, as well as holding flower festivals and special arts, music and outreach events.

A feast of floral festivals

The flower festivals of South Holland’s churches are always popular with visitors and residents alike. With 28 flower festivals being held each year throughout the spring and summer, there is plenty to be enjoyed, with refreshments, lunches and plant sales in addition to the beautiful and inspiring floral displays.

The 2016 flower festival season begins on Saturday, 23 April and continues through to September. Many take place at the beginning of the season with a late flurry over the August bank holiday weekend.

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A Living Heritage Trail... St Matthew’s, Sutton Bridge is the only flint-faced church in South Lincolnshire. In Long Sutton, St Mary’s church has an unusual spire, said to be the oldest, highest and most perfect wooden spire in Europe. St Mary Magdalene church, Gedney, is known as ‘The Cathedral of the Fens’ because of its large size in the surrounding low-lying landscape.

The church of St Mary Magdalene, Fleet, is unusual for its detached tower and spire and, in Holbeach, the entrance porch to All Saints church was built re-using fragments of 14th century stone from Moulton Castle.

All Saints, Moulton, is famous for its Adam and Eve font and, in the village of Moulton Chapel to the south, the octagonal church of St James, built in 1722 as a daughter church to All Saints, also features a balcony.

Approaching Spalding, the impressive St Paul’s, Fulney, was the last church to be designed by Sir George Gilbert Scott. Scott also restored the much earlier church of St Mary & St Nicolas, which was originally begun in about 1284 by the Prior of Spalding, with links to Spalding Grammar School from 1568. At Surfleet, St Laurence the church’s weather vane is in the form of a grid iron to commemorate the method of St Laurence’s martyrdom and the spire is notable for being more than six feet out of perpendicular.

St Mary and the Holy rood, Donington, has memorials to 19th century explorer Matthew Flinders, who was famous for surveying much of the Australian coastline.

The Church Trail

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St Mary and St Nicolas, Spalding


Riverside Walks - Spalding

The Great Outdoors Trail -

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Getting out and about...

Lincolnshire is a beautiful county to explore, with breath-taking countryside, big skies, open marshes and a huge variety of wildlife. Spalding is a great location for lovers of the outdoors with picturesque walks, beautiful nature reserves and activities for people of all ages to enjoy. Taking to the waterways of The Fens is a wonderful way to enjoy the stunning scenery and abundance of wildlife. Running from the town centre to Springfields Outlet Shopping & Festival Gardens, the Water Taxi is a leisurely way to make the most of the scenery as you travel to and from the outskirts of town along the River Welland and Coronation Channel.

For a more adventurous time, self-drive boat hire gives you and your family your own vessel for a half-day or full-day waterways experience. Take a picnic or stop at a pub and relax while you take in the beautiful views from the river Welland. To explore in style you can also charter a luxury narrowboat to cruise the 16 miles of navigable fenland corridors, lock free.

The 47 foot narrowboat, ''All Well and Good'' sleeps up to six people and is ideal for day hire, overnight stays and mini-breaks - a tranquil and unique way to enjoy your trip to Lincolnshire.

riverside Walk The River Welland flows north from Crowland, through Spalding and on to Fosdyke before heading out into The Wash. Separating the east of the town from the west, the river is a focal point of Spalding. And the long grassy river banks that run either side of the Coronation channel create a beautiful walk from the town centre out to Springfields Outlet Shopping & Festival Gardens.

Whether you just want to get some fresh air and watch the bird life on the river or you are looking to do a bit of geocaching along the native hedgerows, the river offers a lovely walk.

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• Crowland Abbey • Maze in Maize • Water Taxi

• Peter Scott Walk

• RSPB Frampton Marsh

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the eighth century and Crowland Abbey: Founded in Abbey’s early history dedicated to Saint Guthlac, the ering attack by the suff ; was marked by destruction before a period of , ake thqu ear an Danes, fires and tury. During this time stability began in the 12th Cen to royal and noble ks the Abbey grew wealthy than and its isolated hlac Gut St. of visitors to the shrine that it was largely position in the fens meant onal troubles unaffected by civil war and nati

Surfleet Reservoir - Surfleet

Welland yacht Club – This members’ club welcomes guests and you don’t have to be an experienced sailor as the club can also help those thinking about taking up sailing for the first time. There is a fully licensed clubhouse and the club also has a slipway which can be used by members of the public to launch boats during sailing times or by prior arrangement.

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Pinchbeck Engine Museum


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Maze in Maize – If you enjoy losing yourself in your leisure time, head over to the Maze in Maize. Every year a new maze is created, based on a specific theme, from seahorses and giraffes to Doctor Who and Alice in Wonderland. It’s an a-maize-ing way to spend the day! Once you’ve navigated your way through the maze, you can rest, recuperate and reward yourself with tea and coffee, soft drinks and ice creams in the picnic area. If you need further challenges there are giant games and puzzles, a bale mountain and Go-Karts to keep you entertained for many hours more. Peter Scott Walk: Sir Peter Scott was a British ornithologist, naturalist and renowned painter who founded what is now the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust. The 13 mile (21 km) Sir Peter Scott walk follows the old sea bank along The Wash from King's Lynn to the Peter Scott lighthouse at Sutton Bridge, stretching from the mouth of the River Nene to the ferry crossing at King's Lynn. Take in the beautiful views and the spectacular landscape scenery as you stroll down the sea wall along the coast of the Wash and North Fens. To pick up the start of the walk, you can take the passenger ferry from King's Lynn town centre to the west bank of the River Great Ouse. Water Taxi - Spalding

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Vernatts Nature reserve: This beautiful green space is an idyllic location to sit back, relax and enjoy nature all year round. A woodland strip is full of native trees and birdlife, leading to a large wildflower meadow that in the summer attracts many colourful insects. The other half of the reserve - a mixture of marshland and reed beds with a large pond - is home for water voles, reed warblers and a wide range of insects. The reserve can be reached by footpaths from the Royal Mail Cart Public House on Pinchbeck Road, from Sharp's Bridge on Pinchbeck Road and from Chiltern Drive Playing Field off West Elloe Avenue.

Spalding Leisure Wheel: This walk circles Spalding, giving an insight into the nature and history of the town. It follows many of the local waterways so you could see mallards, swans, coots, moorhens and other wildfowl. The walk starts at the Water Taxi and is waymarked with Spalding Leisure Wheel signs. It passes through Arnold’s Meadow Nature Reserve, down the river bank and past the Yacht Club, taking in the pumping station at Pode Hole, St Paul’s Church on Holbeach Road and Springfields Festival Gardens and Outlet Centre

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Ayscoughfee Hall Museum

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Tel: 01406 380532

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Crowland Abbey:

Tel: 01733 211763 www.crowlandabbey.org.uk

Maze in Maize:

Tel: 07774 764484 www.mazeinmaize.co.uk

Peter Scott Walk:

www.visitwestnorfolk.com

Vernatts Nature reserve: www.sholland.gov.uk

Spalding Leisure Wheel: www.lincolnshire.gov.uk

RSPB Frampton Marsh

rSPB Frampton Marsh: www.rspb.org.uk

Gliding Club:

Tel: 01733 210463 www.psgc.co.uk

Wimberley Hall Farm Shop: Tel: 01406 372702 www.wimberleyhall.co.uk RSPB Frampton Marsh

rSPB Frampton Marsh: This impressive coastal wetland reserve has been carefully designed for effective wildlife conservation while allowing visitors to experience a wonderful natural habitat. The reserve is largely pushchair and wheelchair friendly, with hard-surfaced circular paths around the reedbed and leading to the hides. Three hides, two with 360 degree views offer fabulous views of the reedbed, wet grassland and saltmarsh. There is a visitor centre with refreshments and views of the reedbed if you need to escape the elements. The reserve is signposted from the A16 north of Spalding.

Gliding Club: Whether you are an experienced glider or a complete novice looking to try something new, Peterborough and Spalding Gliding Club wants you to enjoy this challenging and exciting hobby. The club welcomes new members and visitors from other clubs, with gliding lesson packages starting from £75. The club is located at Crowland Airfield, midway between Spalding and Crowland on the A1073.

Cycling and cycle hire at Grimsthorpe Castle Cycling is a great way for the whole family to explore the grounds of the stunning Grimsthorpe Castle. Take your own bikes or hire some of the bikes, tag-alongs and buggies that are available to hire, including helmets and maps. The waymarked park trails range from three to 10 miles (5 to 15 km) and have been designed with families in mind, avoiding steep inclines and rough terrain wherever possible. After building up an appetite enjoying the scenery and wildlife you can stop in at the café for rest and refreshment while the kids expend more energy in the adventure playground. Grimsthorpe is located in the stunning countryside near Bourne, just 10 minutes from the A1. Open 24 March to 29 September but only on specific days so please check first.

Wimberley Hall Farm Shop, Weston, Spalding

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The Springfields Festival Gardens

Despite only being open for six to eight weeks in spring, in its first three years Springfields attracted almost 400,000 visitors. In such a short time, the glorious show garden had already established itself as a first class attraction, as important as the blooming tulip fields and annual Flower Parade (the first of which was held in 1959), just as its founders had hoped. There was no doubt Springfields was a hugely successful venture – but if it was not for the skills and commitment of its founding fathers, it may never have come into being.

“The beauty of the tulip fields in Lincolnshire’s South Holland region had to be seen to be believed. Colour stretched as far as the eye could see and visitors from near and far came to marvel at the spectacle. But the tulip growing season was a short one – how could the joy of these blooms be enjoyed for longer” Below is the history of Springfield Festival Gardens and the charity organisation, Springfields Horticultural Society, responsible for this glorious show garden, and which 50 years ago ensured that the glimmer of hope that the tulip blooms of South Holland could be enjoyed for longer, and by many more, became a reality.

Sowing the Seeds The Springfields site was found in the winter of 1963, having previously been used for arable farming. The Executive Committee of the South Holland (Lincolnshire) Horticultural Association invited esteemed landscape architect Mr Carl van Empelen to assess the site and following his approval, in January 1964 it was decided to bring the idea of a show garden to life.

Back in the Swinging Sixties, when ‘peace and love’ was the slogan on everyone’s lips and The Beatles were taking the world by storm, a 20 acre patch of nothing more than ploughed farmland was being carefully and painstakingly transformed into one of the most beautiful sights of the decade, and into one of the most important landmarks of Spalding’s history.

In April 1964 the Horticultural Association set up the company Publicity for British Bulbs Ltd, which became owner of the property and provided all items of capital equipment. Two years later the Springfields Horticultural Society Ltd was formed to manage the gardens and ensure they promoted gardening, horticulture and the growing of flowers from bulbs to all. The Society was registered as a charity in 1967.

More than one million bulbs, 30,000 trees and two-and-a-half miles of road and pathway were blended with lawns, paved areas, shrubs, plants and a gorgeous lake to create the stunning show gardens named Springfields, found right in the heart of the British bulb industry – Spalding, Lincolnshire.

A dream Come True Opened on April 6, 1966, all were welcome to wonder at this dream which had become reality – a lasting garden displaying just what could be achieved using imagination and the wealth of bulbs which thrived in this colourful corner of the county.

Commitment and dedication Initial estimates set the cost at £50,000 plus an additional £20,000 for buildings and glass. Alterations and increased labour and material prices sent the costs soaring to £80,000 for the initial development, plus £50,000 for buildings and glass. Such was the belief in the project, however, that the cost was met by a generous grant from the Agricultural Market Development Executive Committee, loans from growers and members of the industry and related trades, and gifts in cash and in kind.

Entering this new world awash with blooms cost just a matter of shillings. Visitors from across the country and even further afield flocked to the garden, which also boasted a souvenir shop, photographic kiosk, garden centre, refreshment room and restaurant. Experts were always on hand to answer questions from visitors, many of whom had come for a wonderful day out, or were experts in the gardening and bulb fields and had come to learn more. They had certainly come to the right place. Alongside its role as a show garden, Springfields aimed to demonstrate the growing of many kinds of bulbs using varying techniques.

But one of the elements not under the founding fathers’ control became their worst enemy – the weather.

Work on the site began in October 1964, but the weather showed no mercy. Vast areas of the land were waterlogged at some point, which meant heavy machinery used to level the and churned up subsoil. Laying foundations for roads and slabbed areas became difficult, as did initial excavations of the lake. To make matters worse, the rubber sheets lining the lake would not stay in place due to the soaking wet conditions. They began to leak, resulting in the fire brigade having to empty the fledgling lake so the lining could be re-laid.

So Much to See Visitors were treated to more than 3,000 varieties of springflowering bulbs in the garden, while glasshouses were filled with over 300 types of tulips. Springfields also boasted 50 exhibition plots, used completely free of charge by growers, wholesalers and retailers to demonstrate to visitors the varieties, colours and durability of their bulbs and flowers. Collectors’ Corner was filled with more than 400 varieties of tulips, many of which were donated by the National Agricultural Advisory Service.

The ravages of Winter Things went from bad to worse, when snow in early 1965 meant the planting of thousands of trees and shrubs was delayed, and a number of trees were killed by frost – including an avenue of silver birch. The flower valley became completely immersed by water, and the restaurant fell foul of a miniature whirlwind, which swept down pillars on its terrace.

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50yrs A Happy Ending Yet thanks to the dedication of those who shared the vision of Springfields, the project was completed on time, and is as much of a treasure and source of civic pride now as it was then. Since its opening, millions of people have enjoyed Springfields’ bulb displays, including Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother, who dedicated a tree in her honour during her visit in 1986.

A New Era In the 1990s the Trustees of Springfields Horticultural Society recognised falling visitor numbers and income levels meant it was becoming increasingly difficult to sustain the gardens in their current form.

After carefully considering a number of options, a forward-thinking plan was agreed with a commercial development partner. Almost ten years later the ambitious project was complete, and a multi-million pound development, reconstruction and re-landscaping programme led to the opening of Springfields Outlet Shopping and Festival Gardens in May 2004. In June of that year the reconstruction project was given the royal seal of approval by HRH The Princess Royal, when she paid a visit and planted a commemorative tree next to the one planted by her grandmother. Not only has the new investment meant a wealth of attractions for all ages (including a land train and a miniature railway), but the development has also enabled Springfields Horticultural Society to continue its valuable charitable work promoting the bulb industry and the benefits of horticulture and gardening as a means of exercise, relaxation and enjoyment, which can now continue long into the future.

Springfields as a Visitor Attraction Springfields Outlet Shopping & Festival Gardens is now one of the major destination attractions for visitors from across the East Midlands and beyond. As well as the 15 acres of show gardens there are over 55 outlet shops, including major brands such as M&S, Next & Gap, a garden centre, pub restaurant and a Travelodge hotel. With 2.5 million visitors a year, and the gardens now free-to-enter and open all-year-round, Springfields is now well placed to add another 50 years to its history so that the story of Spalding’s bulb growing heritage can continue to be told.

1966 - 2016

More Information More details on Springfields Festival Gardens can be found on the website www.springfieldsfestivalgardens.org.uk where there are also links to information about the Outlet Shopping and the Events & Conference Centre. Springfields Festival Gardens is open all year around (except Christmas Day) and opening times for the gardens and the outlet shopping are as follows: • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday: 10.00am to 6.00pm • Thursday: 10.00am to 8.00pm • Saturday: 9.00am to 6.00pm

• Sundays: 11.00am to 5.00pm

• Public Holidays: 10.00am to 6.00pm

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Eating Out Trail -

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Food, glorious food...

Whether a traditional fish and chip supper is your idea of holiday heaven or your culinary tastes lean towards more adventurous cuisines, a delicious meal with family or friends is an experience to remember. From well-known restaurant chains to outstanding independents, Spalding is sure to have something that will tempt your taste buds.

For breakfasts, coffee and cake, lunches and afternoon teas, Wimberley Hall Farm Shop and Café (1) is not to be missed. With homemade produce using the finest local ingredients it is certainly worth a visit. Also for delicious homemade day-time fare, unique Cottage Café and Gallery (2) is a popular choice. The café also displays artwork by the studio and local artists. Amici (3) is an Italian trattoria serving great tasting traditional Italian dishes. Choose from the extensive a la carte menu or try a simple but scrumptious pizza.

For lovers of curries and aromatic dishes, Nepalese and Indian restaurant, the Ghurka Oven (4) is a real treat. The menu features Indian staples and Gurkha Nepalese recipes that are brimming with flavour. Nepalese goat curry is a particular favourite with diners. There has been a Turner frying fish in Spalding since Freddy ‘Sheddy’ Turner started his Fish & Chip saloon in 1913. Back then, a bag of chips to take away cost just one old penny. Today Turner’s Fish restaurant (5) still affectionately known as Sheddy Turner’s, and continues to serve serving great value fresh fish and chips. The Spice Affair (6) invites diners to explore the Indo-Portuguese flavours of Goa. The menu is simple and the flavours rich and earthy, using authentic spices and ingredients reflecting the Arabian, Portuguese and Indian cultures that make up modern Goa.

Delicious dishes made from specially selected and fresh local ingredients are the order of the day at the riverview Café (7) in Hill’s department store. With daily and seasonal specials the café is open throughout the day for snacks, light bites, lunches and afternoon teas. A little further a field and well worth a visit is the delightful Abbey Parks Farm Shop (8) with their award winning Bistro and tearoom. 42


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• Bentley’s

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• Ghurka Oven

• Riverview Cafe

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BENTLEyS BAr & rESTAurANT 2 New Road, Spalding. PE11 1BS

Tel: 01775 762333

THE GurKHA OVEN rESTAurANT 12b Sheep Market, Spalding. PE11 1BE

Tel: 01775 712010

THE BLACK HOrSE STEAK HOuSE 66 Siltside, Gosberton Risegate, Spalding. PE11 4ET

Tel: 01775 840995

THE BEIJING PALACE rESTAurANT Main Road, Gedney, Spalding. PE12 0BW

Tel: 01406 363633

Chinese and Thai

THE BIrdS, HuNGry HOrSE rESTAurANT & BAr Tel: 01775 723329 Halmergate, Spalding. PE11 2EL THE BuLL INN 1 Knight Street, Pinchbeck, Spalding. PE11 3RA THE CHEQuErS rESTAurANT & BAr Main Street, Gedney Dyke, Spalding. PE12 0AJ THE CHEQuErS AT WESTON 97 High Road, Weston, Spalding. PE12 6RA

THE GrANAry HOTEL rESTAurANT & BAr 5 Market Street, Long Sutton, Spalding. PE12 9DD HArBOur VIEW FArMHOuSE rESTAurANT East Bank, Wingland, Sutton Bridge. PE12 9YP THE HOrSE & GrOOM rESTAurANT & BAr 65 High Street, Holbeach, Spalding. PE12 7ED THE KITCHEN rESTAurANT & BAr Springfields, Camel Gate, Spalding. PE12 6ET

THE LAMB & FLAG 226 High Road, Whaplode, Spalding. PE12 6TJ LONA’S BALTIC rESTAurANT 20 Station Street, Spalding, Lincs. PE11 1EB

THE MANSION HOuSE HOTEL rESTAurANT 45 High Street, Holbeach, Spalding. PE12 7DY

THE MErMAId INN rESTAurANT & BAr 2 Gosberton Road, Surfleet, Spalding. PE11 4AB THE MOOrINGS 123 Commercial Road, Spalding. PE11 2HD THE OLd BLACK LION Chapelgate, Gedney, Spalding. PE12 0BJ

THE rIVErSIdE HOTEL rESTAurANT & BAr 123 Station Road, Surfleet, Spalding. PE11 4DG

THE rOyAL MAIL CArT rESTAurANT & BAr 101 Pinchbeck Road, Spalding. PE11 1QL

THE CrySTAL INN CANTONESE rESTAurANT 5 Churchgate, Spalding. PE11 2RA

Tel: 01775 723022

drAGON PEArL CHINESE rESTAurANT 3 St.Johns Street, Holbeach, Spalding. PE12 7AB

Tel: 01406 366700

GOLdEN CITy CHINESE rESTAurANT 30 The Crescent, Spalding. PE11 1AF

Tel: 01406 370407

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Tel: 01406 370349

TurNEr'S FISH rESTAurANT New Road, Spalding. PE11 1SX

WIMBErLEy HALL FArM SHOP Stonegate, Weston, Spalding. PE12 6HR

THE WOOdLANdS HOTEL rESTAurANT 80 Pinchbeck Road, Spalding. PE11 1QF

yE OLdE SHIP INN rESTAurANT & BAr 89 London Road, Long Sutton, Sp. PE12 9EE

Italian

Tel: 01205 822804

GrEGGS 8 Hall Place, Spalding. PE11 1SA

THE LOFT COFFEE LOuNGE & BrASSErIE 68 Swan Street, Spalding. PE11 1BT

PACEy'S BAKErS 22 Red Lion Street, Spalding. PE11 1SX

Tel: 01406 362930

PrEZZO ITALIAN rESTAurANT No.1 Elsom House, Broad Street, Spalding. PE11 1TB

Tel: 01775 769948

Tel: 01775 710493

Tel: 01406 363123

Tel: 01775 710039

Tel: 01406 365135

Tel: 01775 762763

Tel: 01775 719494

Tel: 01775 762640

Tel: 01775 761595

ruMBLINGS 16 The Crescent, Spalding. PE11 1AF

Tel: 01775 722014

SOuTH HOLLANd CENTrE CAFE BAr Market Place, Spalding. PE11 1SS

SuNSHINE CAFé rESTAurANT 20 Bridge Street, Spalding. PE11 1XG

TrIO'S 29 Winsover Road, Spalding. PE11 1EG

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Tel: 01406 490545

PENNINGTONS CAFé Red Lion Street, Spalding. PE11 1SX

rIVErVIEW CAFé Hills Dept.Store, 18/19 Broad Street, Spalding. PE11 1TB

FrANKIE & BENNy'S ITALIAN rESTAurANT & BAr Springfields, Camel Gate, Spalding. PE12 6ES Tel: 01775 765770

Tel: 01775 712000

Tel: 01775 725268

THE COSy CAFé & TAKEAWAy 5 Market Place, Long Sutton, Spalding. PE12 9JA

Tel: 01775 769933

Tel: 01733 211055

Tel: 01775 768371

CAFé MOdA Beales Dept.Store, 7 Market Place, Spalding. PE11 1SL

COSTA COFFEE 1-2 Hall Place, Spalding. PE11 1SA

Tel: 01406 372702

GIuLIANO’S 10 East Street, Crowland, Lincs. PE6 0EN

Tel: 01775 760088

Tel: 01775 769231

CHESTNuT FArM SHOP TEA rOOMS A17 Main Road, Gedney, Spalding. PE12 0BS

Tel: 01775 719770

Tel: 01775 767696

Tel: 01406 426904

BOOKMArK COFFEE HOuSE & rEAdING rOOMS 20 The Crescent, Spalding. PE11 1AF

CASTLE SPOrTS CAFé BAr Albion Street, Spalding. PE11 2AJ

Tel: 01775 722502

AMICI ITALIAN rESTAurANT 2 Vine Street, Spalding. PE11 1AN

Tel: 01775 725181

CAFFé AurOrA 52 High Street, Holbeach, Spalding. PE12 7ED

VINTAGE TEArOOMS AT SILVErWOOd NurSErIES St James Rd, Sutton Crosses, Long Sutton, Sp. PE12 9AU Tel: 01406 365948 WETHErSPOONS IVy WALL BAr & rESTAurANT 18-19 New Road, Spalding. PE11 1DQ

INdIAN COTTAGE rESTAurANT & TAKEAWAy 9 Station Street, Spalding. PE11 1EF

AySCOuGHFEE CAFé Churchgate, Spalding. PE11 2RA

Tel: 01775 722931

THE SWAN 13 High Street, Moulton, Spalding. PE12 6QB

Tel: 01775 769435

Tel: 01775 762111

Cafés

SErGI'S dELI ANd rESTAurANT 10 Francis Street, off The Crescent, Spalding. PE11 1AT Tel: 01775 766640 SuPrEME INNS Bicker Bar, Bicker, Boston. PE20 3AN

1498 THE SPICE AFFAIr The Red Lion Hotel, Market Place, Spalding. PE11 1SU

TuLIP TANdOOrI 2 Pinchbeck Road, Spalding, Lincs. PE11 1QD

Tel: 01775 725812

Tel: 01775 714435

Tel: 01775 719012

INduS INdIAN rESTAurANT 9 Winsover Road, Spalding. PE11 1EG

Tel: 01775 680275

THE SHIP ALBION 37 Albion Street, Spalding. PE11 2AJ

SHANGHAI GArdEN CHINESE rESTAurANT The White Hart, Market Place, Spalding. PE11 1SU

CHAMELI TANdOOrI rESTAurANT 17 St.Johns Street, Holbeach, Spalding. PE12 7AB

Tel: 01406 426919

Tel: 01775 768282

Tel: 01406 424488

Indian

Tel: 01775 714691

Tel: 01406 423430

KruA THAI rESTAurANT 56 High Street, Holbeach, Spalding. PE12 7ED

MAI THAI rESTAurANT 42 Double Street, Spalding. PE11 2AB

Tel: 01406 351333

Tel: 01775 710173

uNIQuE COTTAGE CAFé Fulney Lane South, Spalding, Lincs PE12 6FA

Tel: 01775 767155

Tel: 01775 764887

Tel: 01775 710277

Tel: 01775 719157

Tel: 01775 766698


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As well as some delightful eateries, the rich agricultural heritage of the area means we also have some fantastic farm shops dotted around the area. If you like fresh local produce then why not pay a visit to one of the many we have on offer…

Boston Sausage ‘The Butchery’ at Abbey Parks Farm Shop

Amici Restaurant, Spalding

The largest selection of fresh produce available in the area Award winning ‘Parkinsons of Crowland’ sausages

call: 01406 372702

Wimberley Hall Farm was originally 120 acres of arable land that was put down to grass to accommodate Limousin suckler cattle.

In the following years a new cattle shed was built which enabled a supply of top quality wholesale meat. Today the farm has developed to offer a fantastic range of locally sourced farm foods of all kinds. Just next door, our Restaurant and café serves up delicious home cooked meals all year round.

All your private occasions catered for including:

• Weddings • Christenings • Funerals • Birthdays

Our Restaurant and café is situated adjacent to the farm shop offering freshly ground coffee, traditional tea, homemade sandwiches, soups, homemade scones and a daily selection of cakes. During the winter months we serve a selection of hot meals including breakfasts till 11am, cottage pie, liver & bacon, beef stew and many more daily specials.

Hog and Meat roasts available

Large patio area • Weekend BBQ’s

visit Wimberley Hall Restaurant and café

Opening hours: Farm Shop:

Tue - Sat: 9am - 5pm Restaurant and Cafe:

Tue - Sat: 9am - 4pm

Sunday opening for both: 10am - 4pm Tel: 01406 372702

Wimberley Hall Farm Shop, Stonegate, Weston, Spalding PE12 6HR • www.wimberleyhall.co.uk 45


visit The Fens fin est farm shops......

you like fresh local produce then why not pay a visit to one of the many farm shops in the area… ...If

Abbey Parks Fa rm Shop Parks Farm, Bosto n, Lincolnshire PE 20 3QG. 01205 821610 ww w.abbeyparks.co .uk Spalding Farm Shop & Manna Coffee Shop Ca Scoldhall Lane, Su fe, rfleet, Spalding, Lincs. PE11 4BJ. 01775 680101 www.spaldingfarm shop.co.uk

The Farm Cafe, Flowers, Plants & Farm Shop, The A17 Fleet Ha rgate,Spalding, Lin cs. PE12 8LT. 01406 423652 ww w.thefarmcafe.co .uk The Chestnuts Garden Centre, Farm Shop & Te a Room, Topsga te, Gedney, Spalding, Lincs. PE12 0BS. 0140 6 363123 www.thechestnut sgedney.co.uk Pinchin's Farm Shop & Tea room , Dauda Lodge, Ch urch Lane, Algakir k, Boston, Lincs. PE 20 2HN. 01205 46 0632 www.pinchinsfarm shop.co.uk

Abbey Parks Farm Shop

Seasonal local produce New potatoes Delicatessen Try our homemade ice cream Award winning Bistro and tearoom Home cooked food served all day Sunday Lunch Private dining and parties ‘The Butchery’ Boston Sausage

Wimberley Hall Farm Shop, rest aurant & Cafe, Wimberley Hall Fa rm, Stonegate, W eston, Spalding, Lincs. PE12 6HR. 0140 6 372702 www.wimberleyh all.co.uk

See website for evening events

Unique Cottage Café Open Monday-Saturday 9am-4pm

Open for breakfast, coffee and cake, lunch and afternoon tea.

• Private parties catered for. • Home cooked food. • Based at Unique Cottage Studios, open to all, just off the A16 bypass.

• Displaying artwork by our studio and local artists.

Fulney Lane South, Spalding, Lincs PE12 6FA, 01775 766698 Free parking and disabled access.

Email: uniquecottagecafe@gmail.com www.uniquecottagestudios.co.uk 46

Abbey Parks Farm Shop, Parks Farm, Boston


Eating Out

Wimberley Hall Farm Shop, Weston, Spalding

Lincolnshire has a rich agricultural heritage providing some of the finest tasting produce in the country. Wimberley Hall Farm Shop, in Weston, near Spalding, showcases the field to fork journey beautifully, offering a fantastic range of locally sourced farm foods of all kinds and just next door, the café serves up delicious home cooked meals all year round.

The shelves in the renovated original farm buildings are stacked with fresh fruits and delicious locally grown vegetables, and a huge selection of fresh meats is available from the chilled counters. All of the farm’s beef, lamb and pork is home-grown or sourced from other local farms and is prepared by in-house butchers. Much of the mouth-watering array of cooked meats, cheeses and magnificent deli products is also either home-grown or sourced from across Lincolnshire and the surrounding area.

The quiches, pies, cakes and biscuits are all made on the premises and are available in the café and to take away and the Farm Shop also stocks a small selection of plants, sweets and gift cards, and locally brewed beer. Few places around the country can offer such a rich local food experience. Whether you want to try exceptional fresh artisan produce or to enjoy coffee and homemade quiche in the rustic surroundings of the café, you will be made very welcome at Wimberley Hall Farm Shop. See page 31 for your money saving voucher.

Wimberley Hall Farm Shop, Weston, Spalding

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Sheddy Turner’s (5) is a Spalding institution. There has been a Turner frying fish and chips in the town since 1913, when a bag of chips to take away cost one old penny. Sheddy Turner’s is still serving great value fresh and crispy fish and chips today.

Opening Hours: Mon - CLOSED | Tues-Thurs 17.00-22.30 Fri & Sat 17.00-23.00 | Sun 17.00-22.00 We are no longer open for lunch time, however if there is large group we are happy to cater.

Review: "Very nice fish and chips and pleasant atmosphere."

Telephone: 01775 712 010 / 01775 249 516 Email: info@gurkhaoven.com 12b Sheep Market, Spalding, Lincs, PE11 1BE www.gurkhaoven.com

Opening Times: Monday: 11.30am - 2.00pm Tuesday - Saturday: 11.00am - 10.00pm Sunday: Closed

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Recommend us on Tripadvisor

The Gurkha Oven (4) is a treat for the taste buds. As well as the familiar Indian dishes its traditional Nepalese cuisine provides a refreshing change if you like a bit of spice in your food. From goat curry to a more traditional Masala, their food is brimming with flavour.

Telephone: 01775 722502 www.turnersfishrestaurant.co.uk

Review: "Excellent Nepalese food and friendly service." Opening Hours: Monday: Closed Tuesday -Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm Telephone: 01775 712010 www.gurkhaoven.com

Award Winning Fish & Chips Since 1913

TELEPHONE:

01775 722502 NEW ROAD SPALDING LINCOLNSHIRE PE11 1SX

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BAyTrEE GArdEN CENTrE High Road, Weston, Spalding, Lincs. PE12 6JU. Tel: 01406 370242. www.baytree-gardencentre.com

BIrCHGrOVE GArdEN CENTrE, SPALdING BuLB MuSEuM & B’s COFFEE SHOP Surfleet Road, Pinchbeck, Spalding, Lincs. PE11 3XY. Tel: 01775 680490. www.birchgrovegc.co.uk CHESTNuT GArdEN CENTrE, FArM SHOP & rESTAurANT, Main Road, Gedney, Spalding, Lincs. PE12 0BS. Tel: 01406 363123. WyEVALE GArdEN CENTrE Postland Road, Crowland, Spalding, Lincs. PE6 0JB. Tel: 0844 288 5168 www.wyevalegardencentres.co.uk

FLEET rOAd NurSEry & PLANT CENTrE Fleet Road, Holbeach, Lincs. PE12 8LD. Tel: 01406 426016.

For delicious pastry, Sergi’s Good Food Store & restaurant in the Crescent is an absolute must; whether you want a sit-down lunch over a glass of wine or just to grab something from the mouthwatering selection in the deli, you won’t be disappointed. Review: "Not only the best Deli & Eaterie in Spalding, but also for miles around."

A delightful tearoom also serving light lunches, Pennington’s Coffee shop is attached to Flowers ‘n’ Things florist and its adjoining gift shop and is a perfect place for a mid-shop stop. Visitors can sit inside in the cottage-style café or out in the pretty covered courtyard.

@ Hills Department Store With riverside views running the length of the restaurant, it's no wonder The riverview Café is one of Spalding's favourite spots to unwind.

You will find quality coffee and freshly cooked dishes containing only the freshest ingredients, locally sourced from some of Lincolnshire’s finest producers.

18/19 Broad Street, Spalding, PE11 1TB

Tel 01775 767155

see page 31

for your money saving voucher

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GLENSIdE NurSErIES Glenside South, West Pinchbeck, Spalding, Lincs. PE11 3NP. Tel: 01775 640520. www.glensidenurseries.co.uk SEAGATE IrISES, Long Sutton Bypass, Long Sutton, Spalding, Lincs. PE12 9RX. Tel: 01406 365138 www.irises.co.uk SILVErWOOd NurSEry GArdEN CENTrE, Brownsgate, Sutton Crosses, Long Sutton, Spalding, Lincs. PE12 9AU. Tel: 01406 364364

SPALdING LIFESTyLE & GArdEN CENTrE 210 Spalding Road, Pinchbeck, Spalding PE11 3PB Telephone: 01775 769922

SPrINGFIELdS HOME & GArdEN Springfields Outlet Village, Camelgate, Spalding, Lincs. PE12 6ET Telephone: 01775 760949.

Eating Out

Excellent restaurants are also found in the area’s garden centres:


Woodhouse Farm Lodge, Spalding

Where to stay -

family days to remember

Spalding and South Holland have a wonderful selection of places to stay. From B&Bs and boutique hotels to self-catering cottages and caravan parks, there is a wide variety of accommodation to suit a range of tastes and budgets. Here is a selection:

Woodhouse Farm Lodge (1) is a modern boutique hotel offering bed & breakfast. Set in 12 acres of grounds, facilities include an indoor swimming pool and a snooker room. Guestrooms are luxurious, spacious and quiet, and some have balconies overlooking open countryside. The hotel is close to Springfields Outlet Shopping and Festival Gardens and is within easy reach of other local attractions.

Cley Hall Hotel (2) is an elegant 18th century Georgian house and coach house just four minutes’ walk from the town centre. This boutique hotel on the Welland riverfront offers bed and breakfast accommodation, with evening meals available to guests.

The stylish Woodlands Hotel (3) in Pinchbeck Road is a classic Edwardian hotel with many original features. Guests can enjoy good food and a wide selection of fine wines in the hotel’s Oak Leaf Restaurant.

A little further afield in Holbeach is The Mansion House Hotel (4). Thought to have been built in 1681, it is best known as the birthplace of Sir Norman Angell, the Nobel Peace Prize Winner of 1933 who was born in the house in 1872. This tastefully decorated hotel offers modern comforts in some truly historic surroundings.

Woodhouse Farm Lodge, Spalding

The red Lion (5) is a refurbished 18th century hotel in the centre of Spalding. This dog-friendly hotel offers bed & breakfast and its restaurant, The Spice Affair, serves Goan Indian cuisine.

If self-catering is more to your liking, Elms Farm Cottages (6) in Boston are converted barns and stables set in over 20 acres of grassland, wildflower meadows and lakes. Fenland Self Catering Holidays (7) in Wisbech St Mary has quirky converted railway carriages and cottages, all with pretty gardens. Both welcome well-behaved dogs so the whole family can stay. 50


Woodhouse Farm Lodge (1) Holbeach Road, Sp alding PE12 6JP Tel: 01775 718508 www.woodhousefa rmlodge.co.uk

Cley Hall Hotel S palding (2) 22 High Street, Sp alding PE11 1TX Tel: 01775 725157

Woodlands Hotel (3) 80 Pinchbeck Road , Spalding PE11 1Q F Tel: 01775 769933

The Mansion Hous e Hotel (4) 45 High St, Holbeac h, Spalding PE12 7DY Tel:01406 426919

The red Lion Ho tel (5) Market Place, Spald ing PE11 1SU Tel: 01775 722869

Elms Farm Cotta ges (6) Boston, Lincolnshir e PE20 3QP Tel: 01205 290840

Woodhouse Farm Lodge, Spalding

Woodhouse Farm Lodge, Spalding

www.woodhousefarmlodge.co.uk

Woodhouse Farm Lodge, Spalding

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Where to stay

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Where to stay

Woodhouse Farm lodge

Holbeach Road, Spalding, Lincolnshire PE12 6JP.

Tel. 01775 718508 Mob. 07572 798728 Email: bookings@woodhousefarmlodge.co.uk www.woodhousefarmlodge.co.uk Woodhouse Farm Lodge sits in approximately 12 acres of grounds and was originally built in 1974, based on a Georgian style mansion. The property was dramatically renovated in 2009, incorporating an indoor swimming pool, snooker room and health suite. Woodhouse Farm Lodge is an exquisite boutique hotel that offers every guest luxury and comfort with a personal touch. The luxurious, spacious guest rooms are quiet and well appointed with modern furnishings, luxurious bed linens and amenities, which make the hotel perfect for romantic breaks and business trips.

The large double guest rooms include king sized beds, flat screen televisions with Freeview, free wireless internet, free on site parking, hairdryer, ironing and tea and coffee making facilities.

Prices: Room rates start from £75 per night including breakfast.

Afternoon tea and evening meals are also available on request.

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Where to stay

Woodlands Hotel, Spalding

- Austendyke Road, Weston Hills, Spalding, Lincs PE12 6BZ Tel: 01406 370345 • www.beechesspalding.co.uk • Email: marierawlings@compuserve.com - Cackle Hill Lane, Holbeach, Spalding, Lincs PE12 8BS Tel: 01406 426721 • www.cacklehillhousebedandbreakfast.co.uk • Email: cacklehillhouse@farming.co.uk

Delph Bank Touring Caravan & Camping Park - (ADULTS ONLY) Old Main Road, Fleet Hargate, Spalding, Lincs PE12 8LL Tel: 01406 422910 • www.delphbank.co.uk • Email: enquiries@delphbank.co.uk Orchard VIEW Camping & Caravan Park - 100-102 Broadgate, Sutton St. Edmunds, Spalding, Lincs PE12 0LT Tel: 01945 700482 • www.orchardviewholidays.co.uk • Email: orchardview@hotmail.co.uk Stennetts S.C. Farm Cottages and B & B - Jiggles/Jekils Bank, Moulton Eaugate, Spalding, Lincs PE12 0SX Tel: 01406 380408 • www.stennettsfarmcottages.co.uk • Email: info@stennettsfarmcottages.co.uk

- Market Place, Spalding, Lincs PE11 1SU Tel: 01775 722869 • www.redlionhotel-spalding.co.uk • Email: info@redlionhotel-spalding.co.uk

- Hubberts Bridge, Boston, Lincolnshire PE20 3QP Tel: 01205 290840 • Mobile: 07887 652021 • www.elmsfarmcottages.co.uk • Email: carol@elmsfarmcottages.co.uk

Supreme Inns - Donington Road, Bicker Bar Roundabout, Bicker, Boston, Lincs. PE20 3AN Tel: 01205 822804 • www.supremeinns.co.uk • Email: enquiries@supremeinns.co.uk - 10 Halmergate, Spalding, Lincs PE11 2DR Tel: 01775 719 002 • www.whitelodge-guesthouse.com • Email: whitelodge@lincmail.co.uk

- 80 Pinchbeck Road, Spalding, Lincs PE11 1QF Tel: 01775 769933 • www.woodlandshotelspalding.com • Email: reservation@woodlandshotelspalding.com

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Spalding bus and railway stations are centrally located and the journey time to London by rail is approximately an hour and a half.

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Spalding Town Market

“A hug e Georgiavariety in a l n town ovely setting�

Spalding holds a market every Tuesday and Saturday and a Farmer's Market every 1st Saturday in the month.

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