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With lockdown restrictions easing off, there is still time left in the year for some summertime fun with the kids.
Stamford is a town famous for its interesting Georgian architecture, medieval history and rich culture. From tours around the historic centre to travelling to another world with virtual reality games, there are so many things to do in this wonderful place that the whole family will love!
Here is Kidadl's list of the top ten places of interest for fun things to do in Stamford with the family.
Location: Stamford Town.
See the town with brand new eyes as you search for hidden treasure. Feel like a detective as you follow clues and find the path to the prize. This downloadable booklet will take you and your children on a treasure hunt across the city for just £9.99! See the Treasure Trails website for more details.
COVID-19 Precautions: As these tours take place in the main town of Stamford, make sure to social distance when you come in to contact with other people.
Food: There is no food included in this activity.
Facilities: There are no toilets included in this activity
Parking: There is no designated parking area for this activity.
Curious About Stamford
Location: Stamford Town Centre.
Were your holiday plans for the last few months put on hold? You can feel like a tourist in your own town with Curious About. For just £7.49 you can download and print a booklet with walking tours around the town that includes landmarks, history and fun facts about your surroundings. See the Curious About website for more details.
COVID-19 Precautions: Make sure to social distance while out and about in town.
Food: This activity doesn't include food.
Facilities: There are no toilets included in this activity.
Parking: There is no designated parking area for this activity.
Sacrewell Farm & Country Centre
Location: Great North Road, Thornhaugh, Peterborough, Stamford.
Explore the countryside and meet some amazing animal friends on Sacrewell Farm. There are so many things to do here including meeting newborn chicks in the hatchery, taking a tractor tour and exploring the eighteenth-century watermill. With lots of wide open spaces and plenty of activities to keep busy, this is a perfect location to visit with the children for some socially distanced fun!
COVID-19 Precautions: Be aware of social distancing and don't forget your hand sanitiser as you will be coming into contact with farm animals.
Food: The cafe on site will be serving homemade food to visitors. You are also welcome to bring a picnic.
Facilities: There are toilets available to use on site.
Parking: There is a parking area close to the farm.
Location: Broad Street and Ironmongers Street, Stamford.
One of the top things to do with kids in Stamford is to visit the farmers' markets. The main market is held every Friday with approximately 90 traders. Interact with the community and support local businesses and farmers by bringing the kids on a day out to the market.
COVID-19 Precautions: There is a lower number of traders and there are barriers in place to ensure social distancing protocol.
Food: Many of the stalls at the market will be selling food.
Facilities: There are no toilets available at this attraction.
Parking: There are several parking areas near the market.
Burghley House & Garden of Surprises
Location: Burghley House, Peterborough, Stamford,
This regal location in Stamford is a great place to visit for parents and children alike. This is one of the oldest surviving Elizabethan estates and features attractions like beautiful architecture, a vast collection of fine art and the gorgeous Garden of Surprises. The garden has a sculpture trail and is filled with many colourful plants that will capture the attention of any young child.
COVID-19 Precautions: The Burghley House team asks for any visitors to wear a mask for the duration of their time indoors.
Food: The Orangery Restaurant, located inside the house, will be open for visitors as well as The Garden Shed, located outdoors, which will be serving takeaway food and drink.
Facilities: Toilets are available on site.
Parking: Parking is found through the Visitor's Entrance.
Grimsthorpe Castle Park
Location: The Coach House Yard, Grimsthorpe, Bourne.
Get a taste of the past while roaming around this historic venue. Surrounded by rolling fields, stunning woodland and other beautiful natural attractions, the Grimsthorpe Castle is as stunning as you'd expect a medieval royal home to be. With connections to King Henry VIII, King George IV and a few more majestic names, there is a lot of interesting things to be learned here.
Please Note: This venue is currently closed to the public, however, keep an eye out on their website for any news on reopening.
Food: There is a tea shop on site that sells coffee and sandwiches.
Facilities: There are toilets accessible in the building.
Parking: Free parking is available for visitors.
Church of St. Mary
Location: St. Mary's Hill, Stamford.
The Church of St. Mary is a very popular location in Stamford. With gorgeous Georgian architecture, lovely traditional stained glass windows and a strong community, this Church is a great place to visit with the family. There are often events held in the church such as classical concerts and festival traditions, keep your eye on their website for more information.
COVID-19 Precautions: Masses and opening times have been reduced in order to comply with government rules.
Food: There is no food available here.
Facilites: There are no toilets available for visitors.
Parking: There is parking near the premises.
Peterborough Museum & Art Gallery
Location: Priestgate, Peterborough, Stamford.
This is a top cultural location to visit in Stamford for expanding young minds. The museums's attractions include historic artefacts like fossils and trinkets from ancient Rome as well as a wonderful art collection with interactive displays. There are also many popular hands-on workshops that take place here, From learning to draw to talks from local artists, there is always something fun going on at this location.
COVID-19 Precautions: Don't forget to bring your mask and wear it whilst indoors.
Food: There is a cafe on site.
Facilities: There are toilets available for use on the premises.
Parking: There is parking available nearby.
Location: Melton Spinney Road, Melton Mowbray.
For some adventure packed fun, Twinlakes Park has now reopened, only a forty-minute drive from the centre of Stamford! With themed attractions such as the medieval Excalibur Adventure Zone with roller coasters and soft play for toddlers, to the falconry with real-life birds of prey and handling sessions, there are so many things to do in this popular place to visit.
COVID-19 Precautions: Please book your tickets online and if you are planning to enjoy the water park, Twinlakes Park asks that you book a time slot at least one hour in advance upon your arrival.
Food: There are cafes on the premises that are offering takeaway food. You are also welcome to bring a picnic.
Facilities: There are toilets available on the premises.
Parking: There is free parking available.
Location: Barnate House, Southgate Way, Peterborough, Stamford.
Immerse yourself in another world with VR Happy. This popular venue offers top-quality virtual reality gaming technology that will blow your mind. The amazing virtual attractions include having a blast their wild roller coaster simulator or meeting your children in another dimension with the VR Hive gaming experience. Suitable for ages 5 to 105, this is sure to be a day out you won't forget!
COVID-19 Precautions: You may need to wear a mask while indoors.
Food: There is no food available to buy at this venue.
Facilities: VR Happy do not have toilets however there are some public facilities nearby.
Parking: There is a parking area near the building.
Living in Dublin, Megan is passionate about all things creative. Currently studying Art in university, when she’s not experimenting with paint and photography you can find her in the cinema enjoying the newest films. She loves spending time with her two younger sisters, exploring nature and finding fun things to do in the city.