Kirkstead Holiday Park in Trusthorpe, close to Mablethorpe, is one of our favourite places to stay, with a friendly atmosphere and really great facilities for short or long breaks. We have been many times and would highly recommend it if you are looking for somewhere peaceful but with things to do and plenty of attractions a short walk or drive away.
When we go on holiday, we like places to walk to and both Mablethorpe & Sutton-On-Sea are within walking distance, along the seafront which is flat and suitable for pushchairs/wheelchairs.
The Holiday Park itself is well equipped for a family-fun holiday and has two play parks, small on-site shop, clubhouse which serves food and also has entertainment, outdoor seating area close to one of the parks so you can eat/drink and still see the children, a small children’s arcade and a snooker & pool table.
We had a touring pitch however they do allow tents and motorhomes too. The pitches are very flat and are mainly grass (we saw a handful of hardstanding), they have a choice of electric and non-electric pitches too. We opted for a grass, electric pitch and we really enjoyed the privacy of the pitches, with conifers around every four pitches.
Hot Tip! There is a park on the camping/touring field however it isn’t visible from all pitches so if you have young children to watch, make sure you select a pitch that is overlooking the play park. You select your own pitch at the time of booking and they have a site map on their website so you can work out which pitch to select.
There is a toilet block on the main camping/touring field and the shower block is a further two-minute walk, just off the main field. The showers are charged at 20p per minute, however, they are very clean and powerful. The showers do get busy at peak times so we always tried to head to the shower block early (around 7am) or later (around 11am) and there weren’t any queues.
The holiday park is in a very peaceful location and you feel like you are in the middle of nowhere but once off-site, there is a Premier shop close by within a 5-minute walk and the seafront is approx. a 10/15-minute walk. Once on the seafront, you can choose to go left to Mablethorpe or right to Sutton-On-Sea. We visited both and found that Mablethorpe is a lot livelier with a fun fair, amusement arcades, shops, restaurants, bars, inflatables, donkey rides in the summer, go-kart track and a supermarket. Sutton-On-Sea is a quaint little seaside village with a handful of shops and a little splash park which is great on hot days. There is also a pub that serves lovely food so well worth a morning or afternoon visit.
On the way to walking into Mablethorpe, you can opt to walk through Queen’s Park which is great to spend a couple of hours there especially if the weather is nice. There is a boating lake where you can hire swan boats, an ice cream parlour, a mini-inflatable park, miniature train rides and a large splash park with changing rooms and toilets.
If you decide to drive to either Mablethorpe or Sutton-On-Sea there is also plenty of places to park close to the shops and attractions. Also within driving distance is the seaside town of Skegness or Fantasy Island theme park at Ingoldmells, both approx. 30 minute’s drive. Lincoln City Centre is also within reasonable driving distance (approx. 40 minutes) with an array of shops and the famous cathedral which is well worth a visit. We are certain there is plenty more things to do in and around the local area with something to suit everyone – click here to find out what the Lincolnshire coast has to offer.
We will be back again soon and thank you to the team at Kirkstead for a fantastic stay!
Kirkstead Holiday Park, North Road, Trusthorpe, Lincolnshire, LN12 2QD
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