If you’re looking for an adult playground to spend a long weekend fooling around with your friends, look no further than the Apple Tree in Boston, Lincolnshire. Part of the Away Resorts holiday park chain, this is a fun location that lets you find joy in the simple stuff once again.
Formally known as Boston West, Appletree is a stunning new 150-acre holiday park amid the Lincolnshire countryside.
We gratefully spent a long weekend enjoying all the amenities the park had to offer.
From rallying around in a golf buggy like we’d won the world tour to practising our golf swing like we were Tiger Woods to celebrating our victories with a hot tub party back at the cabin after. Safe to say, you’ll be tuckered out from all the fun Apple Tree has to offer.
We stayed in one of the indulgent lodges, which are spacious and modern in design. Sleeping up to 8-10 people, the lodges even come with up to 3 bathrooms which is a must on group trips. They are also pet-friendly, which we love because who doesn’t want to bring their furry companions on a country getaway?
Fresh linen, towels and toiletries are also provided – our lodge, in particular, came with outdoor furniture, parking and a hot tub – and don’t we all adore a hot tub?
The resort overall was very quiet, but this made sense to the location itself. Thankfully, the historic city of Lincoln is a short drive away. You can visit one of the oldest standing cathedrals in Europe, Lincoln Cathedral and also Lincoln Castle which is just across the cobbles of the Strait. Then you have the option to test yourself on Lincoln’s famous Steep Hill or grab lunch along the idyllic Brayford waterside.
You’ll also find some of Lincolnshire’s favourite attraction spots not far away from the holiday park, including the Bubble Car Museum, Ark Wildlife Park and Maud Foster Mill.
Sadly, the food served at the restaurant on-site left much to be desired. We had to send our eggs back on several occasions and opted for eating elsewhere eventually but with them being so new, it’s expected to have a few teething problems. On the other hand, the cocktails and drinks were great, so this was a huge positive, especially after a day of fun on the golf course and at the driving range.
This is a brilliant holiday park for friends and family who want a long weekend break or a lengthier stay. There is an adventure playground and outdoor splash zone that is sure to keep the kids entertained for hours while Mum and Dad unwind over a glass of Chardonnay outside.
There’s accommodation for all budgets, including the Appletree’s onsite hotel if the lodge life isn’t quite for you. I recommend this break for anyone looking to escape the busy city life or those looking for a relaxing stay with little to no fuss.