charming market town with a rich history
Sleaford is a charming town nestled in the heart of Lincolnshire. It is a hidden gem that promises a delightful experience for visitors of all ages. With its rich history, bustling market, eclectic shops, and array of local attractions there's plenty to see and do.
Why not take a relaxing stroll beside the River Slea? Sleaford is located on the River Slea and Sleaford Canal which makes for lovely scenic walks. There is also plenty of woodland and unspoilt countryside to explore and the nearby villages Ruskington and Heckington are worth the visit for picturesque walking routes and Heckington Windmill - the world's only 8 sail windmill.
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 as 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.
Sleaford Market - dating back to the 12th century
Don't miss the bustling Sleaford Market, where you can explore stalls offering fresh produce, artisan crafts, and more. It's a must-visit for a taste of local life.
Sleaford Town Council currently operates a market on a Monday, Friday and Saturday. On the first Saturday in every month it is the Lincolnshire Farmers' Market. Experience the flavours of Lincolnshire with locally sourced produce, perfect for foodies.
Agne Kucerenkaite at The Hub
museums & galleries
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.
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.
Visit RAF DigbyOps Room near Sleaford. Gain fascinating insight into the history of British aviation.
tourist information centre
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.