As you may have seen here Jonathan and I took a trip to Woodhall Spa and Lincoln for my birthday. We fancied getting away for a couple of days and when I saw Gemma's post "kinema in the woods" I thought this would be a great place for us to visit.
I found an adorable B&B in Woodhall Spa and got us booked in for one night and the rest, we decided, we would plan as we went along.
It didn't take very long to drive there at all so after a hectic morning of getting up at 6.30am to drive to Leeds to drop Lily and Lola off with my parents then getting home, getting ready and having brekkie I was ready to relax and play the part of passenger for a while. With my iPhone map, a packet of Percy Pigs and camera in hand off we went!
When we arrived in Woodhall Spa we dropped our things off at the B&B and after a chat with the lovely couple who run it and marvelling at how adorable our room was, we headed out, wrapped up warm, to explore.
Top: Some local attractions / Jonathan doing a spot of "tree hugging"
Bottom: The road leading to the B&B / The only nice photo of me which Jonathan ruined :) Also, that is snow and not dandruff.. honest!
We found the Kinema in the Woods and both agreed it was the most wonderful place ever. If this was my local cinema I would be here every week!
We nosied at the Kinema a few times during our stay and saw it pre-snow, post-snow, in the light and in the dark and it looked great every time. We also went to watch a film (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo) and it was the most surreal experience, like we had stepped back in time. The best part was the interval where we were treated to some piano playing and a few jokes from the piano player.
The Kinema in the Woods - outside and inside.
It was dark by the time we left the Kinema but we had a wander around anyway, earmarking all of the places we wanted to go back to the following morning. By this point we were hungry (despite numerous cinema snacks and hot chocolate!) so we headed for some grub and then a relatively early night as we were pooped!
The following morning, after a huge full English breakfast with tea and toast at the B&B, we loaded up the car and had one last walk around the town visiting an amazing deli which you can see in the video I made. We loaded up on sweet treats for later on in the day.
Walking round the town
Before we drove to Lincoln we stopped at the Petwood Hotel which was stunning. You can read a little about its history here. We really fell in love with this place and thought it would be a wonderful place to tie the knot. Ooh er! ;)
The Petwood Hotel.
It didn't take long to drive to Lincoln so we had plenty of time to wander around the centre and visit the array of little shops on offer. It was ab-sol-utely freezing so we were glad to find warmth inside whenever we could. My favourite shop was the vintage clothes shop which had so many amazing things inside. We bought a few bits and bobs from other places, including some artwork by a local artist and some vintage-style postcards from a huge bookshop full of old and new books. We're going to put the postcards into frames to hang in our home.
Wandering around Lincoln / The most beautiful blue house!
We went inside the Cathedral and marvelled at the outside and how beautiful it was. Then after being outside for so long we were longing for a cup of tea to warm our cockles so we visited a little tea shop. This gave us chance to warm up and rest our tired feet before making our way back to the car and back home.
Have you been to Woodhall Spa and/or Lincoln? Do you live in either place? Let me know your recommendations of where to go incase we ever go back!