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The Woodhall Spa Community Website Home Page
Links to pages outlining Woodhall Spa Business and Services
Links to pages outlining Woodhall Spa Clubs and Societies
Link to the Woodhall Spa Events Diary
Link to  pages with photographs of Woodhall Spa  places, people and events
Link to page with information on how to travel to and from Woodhall Spa Travel Information by road, rail, river and air
Link to pages describing Woodhall Spa's Twin Village (Roeze Sur Sarthe, France),  the  Twinning Association  and twinning events
Woodhall Spa village heritage
Link to a selection of pages describing  Woodhall Spa Tourist Attractions and activities
A series of pages providing information on Woodhall Spa Parish Council and it' s business
Summary of websites linked to the Woodhall Spa Community Website
Link to the Jubilee Park page
Link to Local Media and News page

 

Village Tourist Attractions

 
 
1920's London & North Eastern Railway poster depicting  Woodhall Spa . Image courtesy of the Science Museum
Fig 1 - LNER advertising poster from the 1930's

 

 

Woodhall Spa was conceived as a Spa resort and it still largely depends on visitors for its prosperity today. These range from day trippers from across the county and region, travelling by car or in organised coach parties, to golfers, conference delegates and those attending many of the social functions at the hotels and pubs or visiting on short break holidays. From here you can link to pages with information on places of general interest in the village and surrounding area such as Jubilee Park, the Kinema in the Woods, Cottage Museum, Kirkstead Abbey, Battle of Britain Memorial Flight and Tattershall Castle. Here is a brief summary.

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Jubilee Park
 
Jubilee Park Swimming Pool, Woodhall Spa
Photo 1 - Jubilee Park outdoor heated swimming pool.

Jubilee Park is a very popular destination for locals and visitors alike, especially in the summer months when the heated outdoor swimming and paddling pools are open. Other park amenities and attractions include a camping and caravanning site, children's playground, ball games and picnic area, bowling, croquet, cricket, putting, tennis, a cafe and cycle hire.

For more information visit the Jubilee Park page

 

 

Kinema in the Woods
 
The Kinema in the Woods, Woodhall Spa, Lincolnshire
Photo 2 - The Kinema in the Woods

The Kinema in the Woods, known as the 'The Flicks in the Sticks' during the Second World War, was converted from a cricket pavilion in 1922 by Captain Allport. Today with its unique back projection, and the opening of a second screen in 1994, you can catch all the latest movies, as well as some timely classics.

For more information visit the Kinema in the Woods page

 

Cottage Museum
 
Woodhall Spa Cottage Museum
Photo 3 - The Cottage Museum

Once the home of Johnny Wield (bathchair proprietor and well known photographer in the Spas heyday), the Cottage Museum and Tourist Information Centre can be found just off The Broadway. With its excellent display of local photographs and memorabilia reflecting the history of the town, it is a must for visitors.

 

For more information visit the Cottage Museumpage

 

Aviation Heritage
 
Lancaster 'Just Jane'
Photo 4 - Avro Lancaster 'Just Jane' , Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre

 

The village of Woodhall Spa is at the heart of what is often referred to as 'Bomber' County. By 1945 and the last few months of the 2nd World War the RAF and USAAF had 49 operational airfields in the county of Lincolnshire, with Lancaster bombers based at half of them. The majority of these bases have long since closed, but in recent years several have become the home for aviation heritage centres or the site for Squadron memorials.

For more information visit the Aviation Heritage page

 

Local Walks
 
The Spa Trail and Viking Ship sculpture
Photo 5 - The Spa Trail and Viking Ship sculpture

 

There are a variety of interesting routes for walkers in and around Woodhall Spa. The Viking Way and Water Rail Way pass through the village and Woodhall Spa Scouts can be seen here on the Spa Trail (a disused railway line running between Woodhall Spa and Horncastle.

 

A series of walks to suit all abilities can be downloaded from the Local Walks page.

 

Golf
 
The 6th fairway, Hotchkin course, Woodhall Spa
Photo 6 - The 6th fairway on the Hotchkin golf course, Woodhall Spa

 

 

Woodhall Spa is the home of the English Golf Union and the National Golf Centre. In addition to the famous Hotchkin and the Bracken courses in Woodhall Spa there are several reasonably priced golf clubs and courses within a 15 mile radius of the village.

Visit the Golf Page for more information

 

Cycling
 
Refreshment stop - The Elder Tree Pub - Horsington
Photo 7 - Refreshment stop in Horsington village

 

 

Woodhall Spa is surrounded by a network of relatively quiet on and off road routes ideally suited for family rides. This network has recently been enhanced by the addition of two off-road routes based on disused railway lines. One links Boston with Lincoln and runs alongside the River Witham, the other links Woodhall Spa with Horncastle. The routes are known as the 'Water Rail Way' and Spa Trail.

Visit the Cycling Page for more information on local routes

 

Wildlife
 
Roughton Moor Wood Nature Reserve
Photo 8 - Roughton Moor Nature Reserve

 

 

 

There are several nature reserves near Woodhall Spa with a diversity of habitats including woodland, heathland, fenland and bog

Visit the Wildlife Page for more information

 

Boating
 
Boating on the River Witham
Photo 9 - Boating on the River Witham

 

The River Witham passes through the Parish of Woodhall Spa. Moorings at Kirkstead Bridge are a mile west of the village centre

Visit the River Witham Page for more information

 

Village Heritage
 
The Spa Baths
Photo 10 - The derelict Spa Baths

 

Take a walk round the Woodhall Spa Heritage Trail. Read about 21 areas of significance in the Spa's history on this website and/or pick up the heritage trail leaflet from the Tourist Information Office. Find out why the Spa Baths (the facility to which Woodhall Spa owes its existance) have been disused for the past 24 years.

 

Amongst others the trail includes the Spa Baths, Kinema in the Woods, Petwood Hotel, Jubilee Park, Kirkstead Abbey and St Leonard's Church

 

 

Angling
 
Fishing on the River Witham
Photo 11 - Fishing on the River Witham

 

 

 

Visit the Fishing page for more Information.

 

Local Towns
 
Lincoln Cathedral
Photo 12 - Lincoln Cathedral

 

 

Woodhall Spa lies in the centre of the County of Lincolnshire. Within 20 miles are a number of interesting market towns and the historic City of Lincoln. Visit the Towns page for more information

 

Other places of Interest
 

Rand Farm Park is a genuine working farm for children of all ages to enjoy. It is located on the main A158 Lincoln to Skegness road, about two miles on the Lincoln side of Wragby.

Rand Farm Park: www.randfarmpark.com/home.cfm

Stockwith Mill: A tea room and craft shop based in an old watermill

Stockwith Mill website: www.stockwithmill.co.uk

The Wragby Maze: Co-located with a Conifer Centre near the village of Wragby

Wragby Maze website: website.lineone.net/~conifer_maze

 

 

You can also link to pages catering for specific interests. For example, Woodhall Spa is an excellent base for aviation enthusiasts with Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre, Thorpe Camp Visitor Centre, Metheringham Airfield Visitor Centre, RAF Coningsby and the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight very close by. Further information on all these sites can be obtained from the Tourist Information Office, co-located with the Cottage Museum.

 


 
The Tor on the Moor
The Tower on the Moor
Tattershall Castle
Tattershall Castle
Kirkstead Abbey ruins
Kirkstead Abbey ruins
Avro Lancaster - Battle of Britain Memorial Flight
Avro Lancaster - Battle of Britain Memorial Flight

 


 

For further information on tourist attractions and events in Woodhall Spa and the local area, please contact the Touriist Information Office which is co-located with the Cottage Museum.

Cottage Museum
Iddesleigh Road

Woodhall Spa
Lincolnshire
LN10 6SH

Tel: 01526 353775
e-mail: info@e-lindsey.gov.uk

Opening Times

Monday to Friday 10.00 am - 5.00 pm

Saturday to Sunday 10.30 am - 4.30 pm

Open Easter to end of October 2009

 

dambusters memorial
 

Why not take a short break in Woodhall Spa and visit some of the local attractions?

The village has a fine selection of hotels, guest houses and camping/caravanning sites. Select the accommodation page for more information.


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