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there is plenty to do around north lincolnshire!


Messingham Zoo is a family run business. The primary aim is to offer something different to larger zoos and wildlife parks by focussing on close up encounters with smaller, friendlier animals. Education forms a big part of what we want to deliver, teaching about animal care and welfare. The zoo is still being established but the vast majority of animals are now on display. New animal attractions are being added all the time as animals arrive.



Spanning for more than 50 miles the Lincolnshire Coast is a hive of activity. With hubs of Skegness, Mablethorpe & Cleethorpes littered along the coast and plenty of attractions for all the family, a day trip to the beach is a great way to get some quality time!

Visiting in the latter months? Every November a huge grey seal population gather at Donna Nook for breeding season. Head to the coast during this time to catch a glance of the baby seals as they take their first shuffles into life along this outstanding part of the Lincolnshire coast.

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Lincolnshire is the home of great motorsport with speedway, stockcar racing, motocross, autograss, karting, off-road trialling, and circuit racing all within 1 hour of Messingham Grange! 

Cadwell Park is Lincolnshire's home of the British Superbike Championship and thousands flock for the annual weekend over the Bank Holiday in August. Scunthorpe has their very own Speedway team, racing in the SGB Championship against teams from across the UK. Catch all the action at the Eddie Wright raceway on Fridays' & Saturdays throughout the year!

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For over 200 years', Lincoln Cathedral stood as the tallest building in the world. Completed in 1311, it stands proudly alongside it's 11th century neighbour, Lincoln Castle, keeper to one of only four original copies of the Magna Carta. 

More recently, Lincolnshire was and remains Bomber County, home to over 50 bases at the height of WW2, 8 remain, and one of only two Lancaster bombers can be found at the Lincolnshire Aviation Centre in East Kirkby. It's a little under 50 miles away, but well worth the visit!



With excellent motorway connections retail therapy is never too far away from Messingham Grange. 

Whether the big brand outlets of Lakeside at Doncaster or Castleford are your calling, or the shoppers' paradise of Meadowhall is more you than you're in luck as both a within an hour of the site. 

Elsewhere Lincoln has a great selection of high street names and boutique stores as does the recently renovated Marshall's Yard in Gainsborough.

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Home of Lincolnshire's only Michelin Star, Winteringham Fields is perfect stop for any foodie and just 30 minutes from Messingham Grange!

Messingham has 4 local pubs and a wine bar just over a mile from the site. Great food is served in the neighbouring village of Scotter at the Gamekeeper and Take a Gander at Burringham is a regular treat. 

In Scunthorpe town centre, you have a great selection of continental cuisines including, Italian, Chinese, Indian & Thai as well as a plenty of local takeaways, including some that deliver!

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Most of the local travel departs from Messingham village, from there you can get to Lincoln, Gainsborough, Scunthorpe and many other villages and towns in the surrounding area.The closest train station is Scunthorpe.

There are a few different Taxi operators in the area: Cath's Cabs – 01724 844444 / Fast Cabs – 0800 855555 / Andy Cars – 01724 339399

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