I moved from Essex to Lincolnsire at the end of August and after spending my whole entire 31 years so far in one place, I’ve been so excited to explore and experience somewhere new. I was familiar with Lincolnshire before I moved, as my partner and I went regularly to visit his parents but living here is definitely a different kettle of fish.

Cozy things to do in lincolnshire

There’s certainly been some adjustments that have had to take place for me personally, having moved from a really built up area to the countryside. I can’t order a takeaway whenever I want and it takes me 30 minutes to get to Tesco for our food shop – but I’m loving the change of pace, the change of scenery and this new way of life.

It’s a shame we didn’t get to experience Summer in Lincolnshire (apart from that weird week long heatwave at the beginning of September) but as an Autumn gal, I’ve been so excited to embrace this new season, in this new place and hopefully do lots of cute and cozy Autumnal things in my new county.

I’d highly recommend visiting Lincolnshire for a staycation if you’re not around this part of the UK. There are so many lovely things to do a see, from small quaint villages to the cobbled streets of the city to vast peaceful countryside.

Living in the countryside has done wonders for my mental health so far. Our garden overlooks a field and looking out the window each morning really encourages me to take a moment and slow down and appreciate the views. It reminds me to breathe. Something I never experienced, living in busy Essex, with people, cars and buildings everywhere you looked.

So, based on my limited experience of living in Lincolnshire, here are 9 cozy things to do this Autumn (I’m sure I’ll have more things to add to this list as my experience here grows!):

9 Cozy Things To Do in Lincolnshire in Autumn:

See a horror movie at the Kinema in the Woods

The Kinema in the Woods is one of the cutest and most special cinemas in the UK. You’ll be hard pressed to find another one like it. Donning just 4 screens – with the fourth only seating 21 people! – this historic cinema will transport you back to the 20’s, with it’s array of wonderful movie memorabilia in the foyer, an interview mid-movie and, if you’re lucky, an organ player!

Get coffee in Woodhall Spa

Staying in Woodhall Spa where The Kinema in the Woods is located, this is a gorgeous village to spend a slow and quiet afternoon. You won’t find Primark or M&S here though; it’s full of small independent shops (including a great bookstore!) and lovely coffee shops to stop at.

Explore Lincoln Cathedral

Possibly the most famous landmark in Lincolnshire and that’s the beautiful Lincoln Cathedral itself. It costs £11 for an adult to tour Monday-Saturday, which includes the whole Cathedral plus Discovery Centre and Exhibition Gallery. Dogs are also welcome and there’s a gift shop and a tearoom to stop at at the end of your visit.

Book shopping at Lindum Books

On your way up to the Cathedral on infamous Steep Hill (it’s VERY steep, so I’d recommend doing a bit of research on this part of the city before you try and tackle it if you’ve got a disability which might make it difficult) there’s plenty of cute shops but if you’re a book lover, you’re going to want to make a stop at Lindum Books!

Visit Lincolnshire Wolds Wildlife Park

Spending the day wandering around a zoo or a wildlife park, wrapped up warm, with a hot chocolate in hand, is one of my favourite things to do when the weather gets cooler. And, like most places in the UK, Lincolnshire has it’s share of animal-based days out to choose from. A highlighted one for me would be the Wolds Wildlife Park where you can see lions, tigers and bears. Oh my.

Update: The Wolds Wildlife Park is shut from October 1st 2023 for the Winter season and due to the cost of living. They are still open for their animal experiences.

Have a drink by the fire at the Petwood Hotel

The Petwood Hotel is located in Woodhall Spa and this Edwardian era mansion is one of the most beautiful places to go and have a drink in the lounge, sitting by the roaring fire. They serve good food and have lovely grounds, if you fancied a walk around as well.

Visit Bell’s Pumpkin Patch in Boston

It’s basically illegal to not go to a pumpkin patch in Autumn, isn’t it? Harvesting over 1 million pumpkins a year, Bell’s Pumpkin Patch is one of the largest in the UK. Perfect for kids, with tractor rides, mazes and photo opportunities, this would make for a super cozy day out this Autumn for the family

Explore Tattershall Castle

Tattershall Castle is a Medieval 15th century brickwork castle, built by Lord Ralph Cromwell, Treasurer of England, it was designed to show off his wealth, position and power. Explore the grounds or venture up the tower and admire the magnificent architecture and opulence of this amazing building.

Have a spa day at Belton Woods

I like to have a spa break in Autumn, as a way to unwind and destress before the Christmas rush starts and in Lincolnshire, you’ll want to head to Belton Woods in Grantham. Whether it’s a facial, a massage, a swim in the heated pool or even an overnight stay, this beautiful hotel and spa will welcome you for a well-needed Autumnal break.

If you do find yourself in Lincolnshire or are planning a little staycation here around the Autumn time, I hope this has given you some ideas of cozy things to do in Lincolnshire to fill your days.

Whether you want a relaxing day at the spa, a day shopping in Lincoln or fun at the zoo, there’s definitely something for everyone!

I’m already planning a trip to the wildlife park and looking for dates to attend the spa for a break before Winter as we speak. I want to wring the life out of Autumn this year and embrace Autumn as much as possible!

Which of these things would you choose to do? How do you like to embrace Autumn where you live?

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  1. There are so many love things to do in Lincolnshire! I’ve never been anywhere but London over on what I call the ‘mainland!’ That and Manchester for a work event, but I really should consider exploring more over there!

  2. It is exciting that you moved to Lincolnsire, and that’s great you are settling in. I haven’t been to Lincolnsire or England for that matter, but it does look like there are so many exciting things to do there! I would especially love to visit the Cathedral and Tattershall Castle. Also, Lindum Books looks so cute and fun!

      1. I like the sound of all of these! I’ve never been to Lincolnshire. Live three miles from the Essex border. This would make a nice long weekend

  3. I visited Lincoln years back – beautiful place. The South East generally is all a bit nuts! I now live in the South West.

  4. Oh wow, Jenny, Lincolnshire sounds amazing! So many wonderful places to see and experience, no wonder you love it. I’m with you on a hot chocolate in hand and a wander around an animal park – Longleat is just down the road from us and it’s our Christmas tradition. Look forward to hearing more about Lincolnshire in due course! x

  5. Oooh fab fab fab! Were coming in Friday so thanks for the inspo! Living in the countryside definitely works wonders for your MH. I’m so much happier here than I was in Leeds. We have a similar cinema near us on Redcar seafront, there’s only three screens. It was closed for ages but has only just reopened. I need to go actually, because I’ve never been. It’s a proper old world style cinema.


  6. Watching a horror movie is on my list for this month! I always enjoy watching horror films when I go to the cinema, haha. I’d also love to go book shopping soon; it’s been a while since I’ve visited a bookstore. I really appreciate all the cozy activities you’ve suggested here! Going to the spa would be perfect for this weekend. 😄

  7. It seems like you’re settling in really well after your move and making the most of getting to know what’s available to enjoy in the area. I don’t think I’ve ever been to Lincolnshire before, but it seems like a place I would love to explore!

    1. This is a great post. I’ve been looking for a weekend getaway. The spa break and wildlife sounds interesting. This post is giving me some ideas!!

  8. Great post! The Kinema sounds right up my street. I love stuff like this and we’re lucky enough to have a few quirky little cinemas near us too.
    The book shop sounds wonderful too.
    Thanks for sharing!

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