On a cold and rainy day there’s nothing better the heading to the cinema and Luxe Cinema is the best cinema in Wisbech. This isn’t your standard cinema, they have comfortable sofas and armchairs compared to normal theatre seats making the experience much more enjoyable. They also do special screenings of classic films along with special event viewings. Catch the latest blockbuster films on the big screen before heading over to Crown Lodge Hotel for a drink and a meal with friends or family.
Play2Day is an indoor play area offering indoor play for kids, laser tag and ten pin bowling. There’s an activity to suit every age group.
The indoor play area is perfect for babies right up to 11 year olds. For the older kids, there’s laser tag and ten pin bowling. After the kids are tired from a day of playing head over to Crown Lodge Hotel and treat yourself to a comforting family meal.
Built around 1482 by Sir Edmund Bedingfeld Oxburgh Hall is a moated country house that has some beautiful woodlands walks on the estate. With over 70 acres of beautiful estate, there’s a walking trail to suit every ability. Dogs are welcome!
It’s only a 30 minute drive from Crown Lodge Hotel so you can fuel up with a hearty lunch before enjoying the sites of Oxburgh Hall.
Peckover House has everything you want in a day trip; beautiful walks, regular events and workshops for all ages, stunning gardens and a strong history.
The classic Georgian House in Wisbech was occupied by the Peckover family for over 150 years. Built in 1722 on the bank of the River Nene this spot is frequently used to film period dramas, including BBC’s David Copperfield. It’s a must visit if you’re in the area.
The Octavia Hill’s Birthplace Museum is well worth a visit, it attracts visitors from all over the world.
Octavia Hill was an English social reformer, whose main concern was the welfare of working people. In fact, her whole family had a strong commitment to lessening poverty.
The museum makes the perfect, educational family day out.
Fox Narrow Boat Rides
Fox Narrowboats offer day boat hire down the beautiful Fenland Waterways. The day boats have a lovely interior including a kitchen space! The day trips last about 6 and a half hours and you can even bring your dog along for the ride.
The day trip route conveniently passes The Crown Lodge Hotel so you can stop off for a bite and a drink at the end of your trip.
Elgood’s Brewery is a family business established over 200 years ago and run by the Elgood Family since 1878. Situated in the heart of the Fenlands in Cambridgeshire this was one of the first classic Georgian Breweries to be built outside of London!
They have won numerous independent brewing awards and have some lovely gardens on the property so this is a day trip you won’t want to miss out on.
Wisbech & Fenland Museum
You may be surprised to learn that Wisbech Museum is home to the original transcript of Great Expectations by Charles Dickens!
This museum is one of the oldest in the United Kingdom, it’s been open since 1847! It’s a treasure house of rare and unusual artefacts, illuminating history, both local and worldwide, recent and ancient.
They also have regular activities for children so the whole family can enjoy the day out.
Skaters, located outside Wisbech in Walpole Highway is a roller skating rink for all ages. They host birthday parties, play some excellent music and are open Tuesday – Sunday. Locals will agree that there’s a fantastic atmosphere here. When you’re all skated out join us at Crown Lodge Hotel, we’re only a 15 minute drive away!
Sandringham Estate may be 40 minute drive from the hotel but it’s well worth the trip. This stunning house and gardens is the Norfolk retreat for Her Majesty The Queen and rightly so, it’s beautiful.
The house is set on 24 hectares of stunning gardens that are open to the public, free of charge. It’s suggested you allow about 4 hours to explore the grounds as there’s also a museum to check out.
As you can see, there are quite a few day trips around Outwell that all the family can enjoy. So fuel up with food and drink at Crown Lodge Hotel before heading out to one of our top 10 days out.