Hanson's Chocolate House at Folkingham, a Belgian chocolate workshop Tea room and visitor centre is well worth a visit, as is the Bowthorpe Oak, featured in the Guinness Book of Records. This ancient oak, has a girth of some 40 feet the largest in Europe and open all year.
On our doorstep there are numerous walks and cycle trails on quiet country lanes. Bourne woods being easily reached on foot (900 yards from our front door) where a wide variety of flora and fauna including deer can be observed.
Other Forestry Commission woodland walks where picnics can be enjoyed include Morkery Wood, Twyford Wood and Clipsham Yew Tree Avenue a unique and historic topiary avenue within Clipsham Wood.
A visit to Cactusland, the country's leading and largest retail cactus nursery in the UK, is just half a mile away, where under one roof 22,000 square feet of cacti and succulent plants can be seen and purchased.
Open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. and 1:15 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. between February and October. November to January the nurseries are open by appointment only. All plants are propagated here at Cactusland with many thousands of cacti ready potted. There are over 750 varieties of plant, including many hybrids which are unique to Cactusland.