Have you ever stumbled across the upsetting news that you want to travel, but you're broke? Or maybe you have too much work to leave for more than a few hours, but you still want to do something fun over the weekend. Whatever the case, the town of Grantham should not be viewed as anything less than an adventure. Most merely see this as the stopping point between Harlaxton and other glamorous vacation spots, but Grantham has a charm and elegance that is worth a look around.
If you get cold easily, but still what to see the many things Grantham has to offer, you should check out the charity shops. All over Grantham are small thrift stores with second-hand items: kind of like Goodwill's cousin. However, these shops donate their earnings to certain charities. There's a store benefiting the Red Cross, Vets For Pets, and retirees. They all have really great finds in them as well. Grantham is surrounded by wealthier towns, and when people clean out their closets they're more than likely to bring unwanted possessions to one of these places to help promote the greater good.
And, if you're craving a little slice of home, one of the places Harlaxton students visit the most is Asda. Asda is the United Kingdom's version of Wal-Mart, and they have everything you could possibly imagine. Most students who go there buy food: usually bread and some form of Nutella (a chocolate hazelnut spread). As long as you're there, though, you might as well look around at all the fun things they have. When you look back on your day in Grantham I'm sure your memories will be full of good times, and your wallet won't be empty!