Here's to Fabulous February!
How quickly the last few weeks gone by. Here we are freshly landed in February with half term, Valentine’s Day and Pancake Day nearly upon us.
There are some great activities for kids this half term. If you go over to our events page at the Love Lincolnshire Wolds website you can find a load of local things to do, many of them for free:
The Wolds Wildlife Park will be open for the half term holidays so be sure to book a visit:
The venue is accessible, has plenty of parking and a café. To book tickets, visit: https://www.woldswildlife.co.uk/tickets/
If you are looking for something active, then Magna Vitae have a huge programme of activities throughout the region:
Spaces are limited so booking essential. More information can be found here: https://magnavitae.org/.../Community-Half-Term-Schools...
Also the Horncastle and District Tennis Club are offering junior tennis workshops on Tuesday 14th and Friday 17th so be sure to take a look. We got in touch with the club and they gave us more information about the workshops: 'The holiday sessions include teaching drills, fun games and some match play. They are open to complete beginners, recreational and frequent players. Players are split into similar age groups and standards and use a variety of equipment to make the sessions suitable to most standards.' Sounds fun doesn't it!
Of course there are still loads of brilliant walks you can do, discover some new routes here:
Or have a look at Lincolnshire Wolds AONB website for more outdoors inspiration: www.lincswolds.org.uk
If the weather stays fine, why not take a picnic to Prospect Street Park? There's a playground for the kids and some open space for ball games. The benches have recently been installed so you can take a break and enjoy an al fresco lunch!
How delightful is it to see the first snowdrops out in the February sunshine. If you feel like going on a trip to see some beautiful displays, why not take a trip to these locations:
Edlington Church Snowdrop Festival: Saturday 18th February 10am until 4pm.
Strourton Estates: Welcome to Stourton Estates - Stourton Estates
South Ormsby Estate have a series of bookable snowdrop walks which run on Sunday 12th, Wednesday 15th and Sunday 19th February. Book through their website: www.southormsbyestate.co.uk/to...
You can find a comprehensive list of snowdrop walks around Lincolnshire by taking a look at their blog: Snowdrop Walks in Lincolnshire | Visit Lincoln Blog
Don't worry if you are not prepared, Horncastle High Street has lots of inspiration for you! If you need a card, pop into Fletcher & Hughes or Perkins. If you crave some tasty cakes but don't have time to bake, Cooplands have a range of individual and sharing treats!
If you fancy coffee and cake, then check out this Valentine's Day offer at Just One More Bike.
- Photo from Just One More Bike's Facebook page.
Check out their Facebook page for more details:
Just One More Bike | Horncastle | Facebook
Not ordered those flowers yet? Don't panic, there is plenty of choice; The Little Flower Shed have a beautiful selection:
Valentines Day flowers Horncastle | Valentines Day flowers delivery by The Little Flower Shed
as do Rosedale House on North Street:
Flower Shop Lincolnshire | Rosedale House Floral Designs
and Kennedy's have a selection of floral gifts already made up to take away and also take bookings for collection: 07762 343667 or visit their Facebook page:
Kennedy's | Horncastle | Facebook
If handmade is more your thing, then be sure to visit BushKraft who have a gallery just outside Horncastle in Thornton. They sell a range of handcrafted items with a Valentine's theme and other home decor items. Find out more here:
Evening Meals: There are also plenty of options for an evening meal, from Montebello Ristorante on North Street which has a menu based on Tuscan and other Italian regional cuisine:
or have you tried Shakesby's on West Street which offer traditional British food in their cosy, riverside restaurant:
Shakesby's Restaurant - Traditional British Fayre (shakesbys.co.uk)
Maybe a Galentine's Day treat is more up your street. Here's some words from Frances who runs Soul View Space Reflexology: ‘Galentine’s Day is a day dedicated to women who want to celebrate and honour the female friendships they have, no matter how happily single, coupled or in between relationships they may be’. She is offering reflexology pamper sessions offer a 90 minute appointment for 2 people and include two beautiful relaxing 40 minute treatments for £50.00. Galentines’ Day is officially on 13th February and this offer runs throughout February to purchase vouchers, which are then valid for 3 months. Treatment appointments can either be booked at the time the voucher is purchased or at anytime before May 31st 2023. Call Frances on 07921 132714 or visit: www.soulviewspace.com
- Photo from Soul View Space Facebook page
Sweet or savoury? Shrove Tuesday falls on 21st February this year. Do you have pancakes in your household? BBC Good Food have a fabulous selection of recipes for you to try so grab your apron and follow this link for plenty of pancake inspiration:
Pancake Day recipes - BBC Food
Need some eggs, why not pop into The Busy Butcher which is newly relocated near to the bus stop in the High Street. There is a great selection of groceries and locally sourced pantry items.
Have a great rest of February and see you again in March for our wellness blog!