Ingoldmells – a guide for visiting this Lincolnshire village in 2023


We recently published a guide about Skegness where we highlighted how underrated we feel it is, and we feel similarly about Ingoldmells. This village is just 10 minutes up the coast from Skegness, but for those of you who want a similar experience to Skegness in a smaller, more intimate location, Ingoldmells is an ideal location to visit.

We wanted to publish a guide about this village for anyone planning to visit in 2023, let's get into it:

Where is Ingoldmells?

Ingoldmells is located in the county of Lincolnshire, just 4 miles from Skegness. It's also about 10 minutes away from Chapel St. Leonards. too, so it's a good in-between location for anyone visiting either of these popular seaside resorts. If you're travelling from further afield, the village is approximately 30 miles to the south-east of Grimsby, and 120 miles north of London.

What is there to see and do in Ingoldmells?

Despite the small size of the village, you've got plenty to see and do in and around Ingoldmells, and of course in Skegness. Here are some of the highlights:

Fantasy Island

If you're visiting Ingoldmells then you definitely can't miss Fantasy Island, an amusement park which is great for young and old alike. Here you'll find more than 30 different rides to choose from, with a great mix of impressive rollercoasters and rides for young kids.  If you're an adrenaline junkie then you'll definitely want to catch a ride on The Millennium, which at one point was Europe's longest looping coaster, and The Volcano, which shoots you 183 ft into the air at 50mph!. Fantasy Island is a great day of excitement and enjoyment for all ages, and we think it's very reasonably priced too. Learn more and book your tickets here -

Fantasy Island Market

The market at Ingoldmells is actually connected to Fantasy Island, so it's a great place to stop once you've been on a few rollercoasters. People are often shocked by how large this market is - it's actually Europe's largest 7-day Market, and there is so much to explore at the stalls here. You'll find more than 300 stalls here, selling everything from sweets and coffee to baby clothes and garden furniture. It's totally free to enter the market and there is always a good chance of snapping up a bargain. Learn more here -
Fantasy Island market

Visit the beach

Ingoldmells is a village which is right on the beach, and when the sun is shining it's an excellent place to be. It's a long sandy beach which is great for long walks, and you'll often spot people swimming in the water. Dogs are allowed on the beach during the low season, so if you've got your furry friend with you then it's a great beach for a walk. The beach has a number of bars right on the sand which makes you feel like you're on holiday. Also, given the number of people who walk along the beach every day, it's generally quite clean which is always nice to see. Learn more here -

Hardy's Animal Farm

Hardy's Animal Farm is a fantastic attraction for animal lovers and families and a nice step down in intensity from the excitement of the amusements, yet it's only 10 minutes walk from the beach. Set within 7 acres of countryside, visitors can experience hands-on encounters with a variety of friendly animals, including farm animals, exotic species, and even reptiles. Activities here include animal feeding, tractor rides, and indoor play areas, We'd personally say it's actually more fun here than at the amusements, and that is really saying something. Learn more and plan your visit here -


Jump Warriors

Not only is the Jump Warriors trampoline park loads of fun, but it's also actually really good exercise. So if your kids have been eating too much candy floss and ice cream during their time in Ingoldmells then a trip here is a great way to get some exercise in! This park has more than 50 individual trampolines to bounce on and is great for young kids (even as young as 5 years old). It's a must visit if you have young ones, and there are often really fun events held here like the Disco Bounce, learn more here -
Hopefully, this guide has inspired you to visit this great seaside village. If you're interested in visiting other locations in Lincolnshire we have a guide about Louth and a guide about Caistor.

Finn is the editor of You Well and has been writing about travel, health, and more for over 10 years.

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