Skegness, and the Surrounding Area
Fun Family Holidays At The Ivydene Hotel
Skegness is the main resort in the popular holiday district of East Lindsey, and the Ivydene hotel is the ideal base for those wish to venture further afield. A short drive from the Ivydene Hotel or bus journey along the seafront will get you to many exciting attractions and places of interest within the Skegness area. To the south of Skegness is the famous Seacroft Golf Course and the secluded nature reserve at Gibraltar Point; a tranquill bird and wildlife sanctuary, with many interesting species, a popular visitor centre and attractive rustic restaurant.
To the north of Skegness there are many places of interest, all linked by an open top bus service which runs along the seafront on a regular basis throughout the year. The jouney will take you past the North Shore Golf Course and the village of Winthorpe to the famous Butlins Holiday Resort, where Ivydene Hotel guests can spend the day having great fun with a Butlins day pass. A little further North is the amazing Fantasy Island theme park at ingoldmells with both indoor and outdoor attractions for both adults and children, extreme rides, showbars and excellent seven day outdoor market.
Skegness Stock Car Racing
Only a short drive form the Ivydene hotel brings you to the nationally acclaimed stock car racing circuit, Skegness Stadium at Addlethorpe, where you can enjoy a fun day or evening out with all the family watching the entertaining displays from the car and motorbike stunt team, take in the exciting stock car and banger racing and see the marvellous monster truck show. If taking part is more your thing, the Ivydene Hotel is an ideal base and ony a short drive to Karting World at Croft, where you can hire a high powered kart and get involved in all the fun of an exciting days racing round the challenging karting circuit. If your idea of a sporting day out should be taken at a more leisurely pace then the Ivydene Hotel is in great location for the keen angler. Skegness and the surrounding area is a marvellous place for a great relaxing day out fishing. Just a short jouney inland to the pretty village of Burgh Le Marsh will bring you to the Sycamore Lakes where you can fish until your heart is content in the pictureque surroundings of the fishing park.
A visit to skegness would not be complete without a trip to the famous Parrot Zoo at Friskney. Formerly known as the National Parrot Sanctuary, the zoo is home to over a hundred different species of parrots and other exotic birds, most of which are pet parrots that have been rescued. as a result these birds are familiar with humans and are really very friendly. You can purchase a bag of peanuts from the kiosk an feed the birds. Some will even engage you in conversation. You are even allow to enter one of the enclosures and engage with the birds face to face, a great experience for whole family. The zoo is not ony home for parrots, but is also home for a few other residents. The kids will love the cute meerkats, ring tail lemurs and giant tortoises.