charming market town with a rich history

Sleaford is a charming town in Lincolnshire. It's got a rich history and there are lots of things to do, from exploring its vibrant shops and cafes, to walking along one of the many trails that take in some lovely views of the countryside.

Why not take a relaxing stroll beside the River Sea? Sleaford is located on the River Sleaford and Sleaford Canal which makes for lovely scenic walks. There is also plenty of woodland and unspoilt countryside to explore nearby. The town has a rich agricultural history which is still a prominent contribution to Sleaford's economy today.

Sleaford has a lot to offer visitors of all ages despite being a small market town. The Hub, a national centre for craft and design is a particularly popular attraction because it is the UK’s largest exhibition space dedicated to craft and design. For aviation enthusiasts, there’s Cranwell Aviation Centre and RAF Digby Ops Room offering great insight into local and British aviation history. If you’re looking for somewhere to eat, there are plenty of pubs and restaurants in Sleaford. 

Agne Kucerenkaite at The Hub

museums & galleries

The Hub

The exhibitions programme showcases contemporary artists and makers from around the world.

In the shop there's an ever-changing array of handmade craft objects and design gifts.

Heckington windmill

centuries of history

Uncover the history, stories and people connected with Heckington Windmill over the centuries. At the heart of the local community, the dedicated team of volunteers keep the heritage maintained.


aviation heritage

Visit RAF DigbyOps Room near Sleaford. Gain fascinating insight into the history of British aviation.

tourist information centre

Navigation House

Navigation House Visitor Centre is Sleaford's tourist information centre. The staff are on hand with a wide range of leaflets and are knowledgeable about what’s on, accommodation and public transport in the area.

Navigation House

more about the Heart of Lincolnshire

Discover more information about things to do, food and drink and places to stay in the area.

Tattershall Castle