Gift Ideas and Experience Days in Lincolnshire

Published on 2015-12-08 / By Washingborough Hall

Are you looking for a wonderfully different present for someone special this year? Whether it’s a Christmas gift or a Birthday treat, one of the best surprises you can give a loved one is not a box of chocolates or a new gadget, but a day they will never forget. It could be the chance to do something they have always dreamt of, whether that means a day of motorsport, a session flying a hawk or even a plane! You could also treat them to a gourmet evening of fine food or even turn your gift experience into a brilliant luxury break. Here are some of the best gift experience days in Lincoln and Lincolnshire to give you some ideas:

Image title

Birds of Prey and Falconry Experience Days
Do you know someone who has always fancied trying falconry? Watching beautiful birds of prey in action is an experience in itself, but nothing compares to a close encounter with thesemagnificent creatures. Woodside Wildlife (Newball, LN3 5DQ)have half and full experience days where you can don the glove and get expert falconry tuition from the friendly and experienced keepers at the park. Prices start at under £70 for a half day session. A friend or family member can also book with you to make sure you get some epic pictures from your unique encounter! Find full details for booking and buying gift vouchers here:

Get on Track

Does someone in your family love super cars or motorsports? Perhaps they would love to drive a classic racing car or get behind the wheel of a Lotus? If so, Blyton Park (Gainsborough DN21 3PE)might just be their dream day out. A range of driving and motorsports experience days are available, whether it’s fulfilling a boyhood dream or even testing the limits of their own vehicle on a fantastic course.
Visit for further details.

The Food of Love

For an excellent gourmet treat, we have a range of seriously tasty gift ideas at Washingborough Hall. A Champagne Afternoon Tea is a wonderfully decadent way to spend an afternoon with us. You will be treated to homemade cakes and sandwiches in fine style, along with a celebratory glass of Moutard Champagne. What a way to lift the late winter doldrums!

Image title


Alternately, you could always book a delicious meal for two at our award-winning restaurant, such as a three-course Sunday Lunch in style. We pride ourselves on superb food, with the best and freshest of seasonal Lincolnshire produce at the heart of our menus.

Into the Blue
Another lifetime dream for many Lincolnshire visitors is to fly a plane. With the region’s long and distinguished aviation history, you couldn’t hope for a better place to find your wings either. Friendly flying lessons in light aircraft, microlights or even a classic Tigermoth are all on the cards from Fly 365, who offer brilliant tuition and a great variety of taster sessions near Lincoln. You can also order a special gift certificate to present to the lucky recipient. Find out more on the site:

Image title

Learn to Fly Fish Days
Would one of your friends or family enjoy discovering a relaxing and hugely enjoyable new hobby? A day of fly fishing tuition in Lincolnshire could be the perfect way to get them started casting flies, catching fish and enjoying this classic country sport. There are several year round fisheries in our area, but Toft Newton is perhaps the best known fishery within easy reach of Lincoln. Fly fishing lessons can easily be arranged with excellent resident guide Andy Hutson. See the fishery site for further details:

Image title

Turn a great day into a memorable stay! 
There is only one thing better than enjoying a unique experience, and that is to turn a day into a stay! Our country house hotel near Lincoln is a superbly relaxing place to stay and enjoy excellent accommodation, beautiful grounds and one of the best restaurants in Lincolnshire.

Our gift vouchers are an excellent way to surprise someone you love. These can be for any of our meals or short stays, or you can also order straightforward monetary vouchers and let the recipient enjoy picking their own special treat.

  • Best available rates
  • Free upgrades where possible
  • Book now, pay later
  • Secure payment gateway
Book Now
Book Direct
Lincolnshire Pride Best Restaurant With Rooms
Travellers' Choice Best of the Best
Taste of Excellence Best Restaurant Finalist
Taste of Excellence Best Hotel
Taste of Excellence Best Wedding Venue Finalist