Things to do in Spalding, Lincolnshire
Spalding is a peaceful market town and centre of the flower industry. Characterised by grand Georgian terraces and buildings beside the River Welland, which runs through the centre of the town. The beautiful riverside walks link the Museum Arts and Sports centres forming the district's 'Leisure Zone'.
Spalding has busy markets, a traditional shopping centre around the Market Place and Sheep Market, and the new Holland Markets retail development.
Spalding is where most of the countries tulip bulbs are grown, each spring visitors flock to the renowned Flower Parade, when you can see the fields in the area bright with colour, as the bulbs come into flower.
St. Mary and St. Nicholas church is a 13th century grand scale medieval cathedral like building, with unusual double isles.
Ayscoughfee Hall Museum and Gardens is a beautiful late medieval hall in 5 acres of walled gardens with yew tree walks. The Museum has eight galleries with displays on local history, landscape and people.
Pinchbeck Engine and Land Drainage museum - where you can learn about the remarkable story of keeping the water off the land. A restored working beam engine, a unique survival of the steam powered pumping engines used to drain the Fens.
You can visit Gordon Boswell's Romany Museum - Romany horse drawn caravans, carts and harnesses. Slide shows and talks of the Romany way of life; and a fortune telling tent!