Spotlight on: Long Acres Touring Park, Lincolnshire
Long Acres is a quiet little adults-only site in the heart of Lincolnshire.
The flat fens around here may not be the most attractive of holiday destinations, but there is actually loads to do in the area. Try Boston. Saturday is market day and the Stump, St Botolphs, is an impressive church. If you go in the next couple of years, the church is raising funds by doing a big build of the church in Lego. They were on 17,000 bricks when we visited and the whole project will stretch to 100,000. Also close by is the lively seaside town of Skegness, which offers both the delights of a traditional seaside town as well as the buzzing arcades.
However, the site itself is hidden away with high hedges around and landscaping between each pitch. The central toilet block is clean, heated and has motion-activated lights, with separate ones in the showers. Although a push-button operation, the shower head is directly above you giving a decent shower experience. There is also a small information kiosk at the site entrance.
This is really a ‘get away from it all’ site. The local pub doesn’t do food, so the nearest eatery is four miles away. However, The Bricklayers Arms is a great little pub with good, honest cooking at reasonable prices.
It’s worth getting out and about to explore this area, as the back roads are quite quiet, fairly flat and ideal for cycling. I’d liked to have visited the Lincolnshire Wildlife Park and the Batemans Brewery at Wainfleet, but time was against us for this quick one-night trip away. Instead we headed for the Bubble Car Museum at Langrick, just 10 miles away, with the V-ATE restaurant (very quirky car-themed eatery) in the vicinity.
As an escape into the country, there is no better place than this lovely little bolthole...
Long Acres Touring Park
Station Road, Old Leake, Boston, Lincolnshire PE22 9RF
This site review first appeared in MMM magazine, February 2018 issue, submitted by Rachel Stothert.
Beach image: Chapel Point, Skegness ©VisitEngland/VisitEast Lincolnshire