The Lincolnshire Poacher on the River WellandSpalding is a peaceful market town on the river Welland in South Holland. It has an attractive waterfront with fine Georgian buildings and riverside walks. Spalding is particularly pleasant when the spring flowers are in bloom.

The annual Spalding Flower Festival and Spring Fair was held at the beginning of May until 2013. Carnival floats decorated with tulip heads and spring flowers, marching bands, street markets, funfairs, a huge country fair, music, arts and entertainment spanning the three days of the Spring bank holiday would keep thousands of visitors occupied during the fine spring weather.

The Spalding Flower Parade has been replaced by the Springfields Festival and Tulipmania for 2014.

Spalding also has a regular street market every Tuesday and Saturday.

This site contains links, details of the Flower Festival, local events, and details of other tourist attractions in and around Spalding. There is also a listing of Hotels, guest houses, and caravan sites.
Places to eat and drink, and details of the rivers and lakes for fishermen.

Photographs of the 2009 Spalding Flower Festival and Flower Parade