Searching for coal brought us the Spa - there was no coal but the waters that came pouring forth proved profitable, being rich in natural salts and elements, so settling the foundations for one of the great popular Victorian spa resorts that is Woodhall Spa.
As the Spa fad faded, two world wars kept the town busy. Grand houses became hospitals, and the Dambusters were based nearby, as were numerous regiments and battalions. Golf is one of the major attractions and for the keen golfer the Hotchkin Course (ranked 43rd world golf ranking) has tested many top ranking golfers. The National Golf Centre is home to the headquarters of the English Golf Union. Jubilee Park is an ideal base for walking, cycling or touring and it also offers tennis, bowling, a heated outdoor swimming pool, children's play area, putting and cricket.
The unique Kinema in the Woods near the old Spa building is well worth a visit. It is one of the few back projection cinemas in the country an even offers entertainment on an original Compton Organ. The Kinema was an old pavilion before becoming a cinema and during the last war it was affectionately known as the ‘Flicks in the Sticks'. Visit the Cottage Museum, which houses the Tourist Information Centre and you can discover more about the village, its Spa history and its involvement in World War 2.
To find out more, please contact the Woodhall Spa Tourist Information Office by email or phone 01526 353775