VIDEO: Deer-lightful safaris, pirates and fairies top holiday weekend

Herds of majestic deer and Tamwork pigs can be enjoyed in a fine country setting this holiday weekend.

The normally-private Stourton Estate at Baumber is opening its doors this week as the area gears up for its first main holiday of summer.

The new attraction at Stourton Estates

The new attraction at Stourton Estates

The estate is launching Tractor and Trailer safaris, a fully-guided tour of the estate, where visitors can learn about the ongoing restoration of the beatiuful estate.

The 90-minute tours start on Monday at 3pm and run through half-term until Friday May 29. Admission is £5 for adults, £3 for children or £15 for a family of four.

This Sunday from 12 noon, Jubilee Park in Woodhall Spa is seeking pirates and fairies, plus their parents and grandparents, to help celebrate the park’s 80th birthday at a Picnic in the Park.

With the accent on fun and games, there’s an interactive childrens’ pantomime based on Neverland, plus traditional games, live music in the bandstand and a variety of craft stalls. Light refreshments will also be available at the Park’s own cafe.

The outdoor heated swimming pool, heated to a balmy 29⁰C, will be open all day too along with the recently refurbished children’s play area.

The charity Jubilee Park Woodhall Spa Ltd (JPWS) has overseen a complete replanting of the rose gardens and erected new high quality traditional wooden seating. It has further plans to renovate and improve the rest of the planting with the help of local sponsors.

Also on Sunday, the Northcote Heavy Horse Centre near Spilsby stages a Medieval Tournament, its first costumed event of the year.

The fundraiser for the charity-run centre includes mounted knights on horseback demonstrating skill at arms, equestrian vaulting, fire performers, a dog display by the Icthus canine group and the Birds of Prey team. There will also be some stalls.

, bouncy castle and BBQ.