It wasn’t until the early morning break that the utter stillness was broken by the welcoming chirping of birds in this tranquil woodland setting amongst 150 acres of beautiful countryside near Boston, Lincolnshire.

Away Resorts has 23 parks across the UK, from Perthshire in Scotland to St Ives in Cornwall, and I had the unique opportunity to sample not one but two of them just 20 minutes’ drive away. the other, but at poles separated by other means.

Formerly the site of Boston West, Appletree is fairly new to Away Resorts and as such is being gradually and sympathetically upgraded with little to no intrusiveness for visitors. With a nine-hole, full-sized course, it is very popular with golfers, some of whom have thrilled me with the wonderfully lush fairways and well-maintained greens, and the time and money that has been spent on it since then. acquisition.

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The park is also home to a state-of-the-art driving range with Toptracer technology for discerning clubwingers – a smart device that tracks the path of your golf ball to improve accuracy for you and me!

But the park is not just for golfers. Adults and children can enjoy daily activities such as ceramic painting, VR experience sessions, birdhouse decorating, tie-dye t-shirts, and grasshead monster making in the park’s marquee.

Mini archery, foot golf (with football) and disc golf (with frisbee!) are also on offer and there’s a bike hire hut if you want to explore the beautiful Lincolnshire countryside as well as an amazing adventure playground for kids. On Tuesdays and Fridays you can grab a blanket, popcorn and hot chocolate and settle in to watch a movie in the outdoor cinema too.

There are accommodation types to suit all sizes and budgets, as well as wheelchair accessible units, all equipped with modern facilities. Our stylish Oakwood unit was equipped with three televisions – one in the living room and one in each bedroom – which provided more flexibility and private space, and touches like a dishwasher, an en-suite master bedroom, wifi on able for the unit and even a built-in HDMI cable to connect your devices to the main TV, all added to the luxury experience.

The Adventure Playground at Appletree Country Park

All units have modern, fully-equipped kitchens should you wish to cook your own meals, but to give yourself a break between that and washing up you can head to the stylish Six West restaurant, where a fine range of breakfast , lunch and dinner dishes await you. Complementing the venue is an attractive and well-stocked bar area where you can enjoy a cocktail or three and watch your colleagues, family or friends finish their game on the ninth green from the comfort of the terrace.

Open depending on demand and the time of year, the Tipsy Eagle Brewhouse is a place where you can relax and enjoy a wide selection of home-cooked meals while admiring the stunning countryside views from the balcony .

To give you an idea of ​​prices, Nachos Our Way starter for two is £8.95, with a main meal of Gammon Steak and Hunters Chicken costing £13.60 and £13.40 respectively. A £24.95 bottle of Jean Julien Chardonnay was our delicious and perfect accompaniment, and expect to pay around just over five cents a pint depending on your beer/lager choice. After your night out, a traditional dog hair breakfast costs £9.70.

So it was time to head to Tattershall Country Park, a longtime favorite of the Away Resorts family, where we enjoyed a day of non-stop and fun activities, where qualified and experienced instructors guide you through all aspects and safety first.

The Exclusive Oakwood Accommodation at Appletree Country Park

We started with laser skeet shooting, using decommissioned rifles fitted with laser technology to register a hit on the metal striped “clays” fired from the launcher, with a variety of different games to enjoy.

Then it was time to get harnessed up and hooked up to the incredible zipline attraction that offers stunning views of the park as you travel on various lengths of wire. Target archery was next with, again, different fun games to play, before my two children enjoyed the High Ropes area, with the thrilling leap of faith at the very end. We ended the day with ax throwing, our technique gradually improving so that we were steadily hitting the target by the end.

Many activities are optional, extra extras and play an important role in Tattershall and I’ve named a few, but there’s something for everyone here – whether it’s a playground of adventure, crazy golf, bike rides, water sports including wakeboarding, jet ski and pedalo hire, or just relax on the children’s beach or on a deckchair in the popular outdoor Lakeside Lido before cooling off. There is also an indoor pool if the weather is not so good.

Bars, restaurants and food vans abound when you fancy a bit of refreshment, again at similar prices to Appletree, and trying the new Catch 22 chip shop with its freshly caught fish is a must. making it a popular destination for lunch and dinner.

Six West Restaurant and Bar in Appletree

Rest assured that although probably a little busier than the peaceful Appletree, the accommodation is tucked away from the center of activity so peace and quiet is still part of the package here too.

So it was back to Appletree, and it was time to explore some of the outlying region. The historic town of Lincoln with its old and quaint Cathedral Quarter is only a 50 minute drive away and of course Boston itself is just down the street for a bit of shopping and its own architecture is worth a photo or more.

Added to this is the Lincolnshire coast, should you wish to dip your toes in the sea, easily accessible in less than an hour depending on your choice of seaside resort.

In conclusion, a clear difference in pace between the two parks, but with common points of beauty, relaxation and fun whatever your age.

Dine at the Six West Restaurant
Ready to tackle the zipline at Tattershall Lakes Country Park
The poular Catch 22 fish and chips shop in Tattershall Lakes
The medieval Cathedral Quarter in nearby historic Lincoln

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This notice was published: 2022-06-15 17:41:16