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Queens Platinum Jubilee Celebrations

Queens Platinum Jubilee Celebrations 2022

To celebrate the Queens Platinum Jubilee a number of large events will be taking place in North Lincolnshire to mark this special occasion. If you are looking for some fun activities over the weekend here are just a few we’ve picked out.

Epworth Old Rectory

Make sure to get down to Epworth Old Rectory for some Jubilee crafts on Thursday 2nd June 11am – 3pm. Make your own crown and bunting only £2 per craft and take a look at the Old Rectory whilst you visit.
No need to book, just turn up.

Waters Edge Visitor Centre

Jubilee Celebrations on Saturday, 4th June 2022, 12 – 6pm
Join us at Waters Edge for lots of activities including live entertainment, fairground rides, children fairground games and food and drink stalls, and the café will open serving hot drinks. First 100 children will receive a Jubilee Balloon.
Free entry but activities and stalls will be chargeable.

Normanby Hall Country Park

Picnic in the Park celebration for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee on Sunday 5 June 10am – 4pm. Be sure to have your picnic baskets and rugs at the ready, and Picnic in grand style on the main lawn and enjoy a selection of jubilee themed entertainment taking place plus a selection of food traders will be selling some delicious food. Weather permitting there will also have a fantastic flyby from a spectacular spitfire during the afternoon!
Daily admission applies or use your annual pass.

Beacon lighting celebrations

Kirton In Lindsey Beacon Light celebration Thursday 2nd June from 2pm Town crier, Beacon ceremony starts at 8:30pm – 10:30pm.

Ferry House Inn Beacon Light celebration Thursday 2nd June from 8pm. Food and refreshments available to buy from The Riverside Restaurant.

The Humber Estuary will provide the stage for a spectacular celebration to mark this year’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations. A flotilla of 70 vessels which will set sail on the evening of Thursday 2, June the official date of the 70th anniversary of Her Majesty’s coronation, from Hull Marina and sailing to the Humber Bridge as a prelude to the lighting of the Hessle Town Council Beacon.
Limited parking available at Waters Edge Visitor Centre.

Jubilee afternoon Teas

Pink Pig Farm
2 – 5th June
Treat yourself to a themed takeaway afternoon tea containing assorted sandwiches, homemade sausage roll, royal cupcake, iced fruit cake, fresh strawberries plus a scone with jam and clotted cream. Childrens teas also available to eat on site or takeaway.
Book your tickets here:
https://www.pinkpigfarm.co.uk/food

The Secret Garden at Elsham Hall
Available throughout half term until 5th June.
Limited availability left for Queens Jubilee afternoon teas. Adults includes unlimited tea or coffee and a traditional Victorian lemonade and children’s available which include unlimited juice or milk. They can be boxed up to take out for family gatherings and street parties!
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Brackenborough Hotel
Available throughout half term until Sunday 5th June. 
Celebrate the Queen’s jubilee with this special platinum afternoon tea available to dine in or takeaway. 24 hour pre-booking essential.
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Come and visit North Lincolnshire this Jubilee weekend and see what makes us great!
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Helping plan your visit to North Lincolnshire

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Welcome to Visit North Lincolnshire

Browse all the latest news, events and attraction information. Fancy outdoor pursuits or relaxing with a leisurely stroll? www.visitnorthlincolnshire.com has everything you will need to plan your visit today.

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Take to the saddle and enjoy our biggest and best views

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North Lincolnshire’s tranquil countryside is perfect for cycling with charming attractions and fascinating heritage sights along the way.

 

A warm welcome awaits riders of all abilities in the bustling market towns, riverside villages and quaint hamlets. There is no better way than on two wheels, to discover this area of natural beauty and rural tranquillity. Where the rolling chalk of the Lincolnshire Wolds meets the lush Ancholme Valley, the rich flood plains of the River Trent give spectacular views of the lower valley, and the famous Humber Bridge spans one of England’s mightiest estuaries.

For those who like to explore for themselves, the Ordnance Survey 1:50,000 Landranger Map 112 Scunthorpe & Gainsborough is recommended. However, if you would prefer a more detailed itinerary and like to discover more about the area, why not request a free copy of the Cycle Routes or download a copy by clicking here. Each route details places of interest and best viewpoints, sources of refreshments and suitability, be it for road, hybrid or mountain bikes.

Whether you are looking for a pit stop or a delightful evening meal after your energetic day, dining in the area is a treat. From quaint tearooms with delicious homemade produce, country pubs with lovely views and award winning restaurants, you will be spoilt for choice.

For those looking to stay, the area prides itself on providing quality accommodation from simple bed and breakfasts, to boutique accommodation and a spa and golf resort. If looking to cater for yourself, you have the options of a cottage, converted chapel or even a yurt. Local campsites range from basic to five star. Whatever your preference, there are options for all and the local accommodation assessment scheme Quality North Lincolnshire offers you an assurance of a quality stay.

Download free cycle routes for North Lincolnshire by clicking here or call Waters’ Edge Country Park on 01652 631500 to have a cycle route pack posted out to you.

HALF TERM FAMILY HALLOWEEN INSPIRED ACTIVITIES

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If you are looking for family fun activities over the half term then North Lincolnshire is the place to be. Lots of free crafty sessions will be happening all week long with a spooky Halloween theme. Here are just a few we’ve picked out.

Saturday 22 October

North Lincolnshire Museum

Dudley Discovers – Create a gruesome backdrop ahead of Halloween. Suitable for under-fives. Activities are free. 10.30 – 3.30pm

Half term week

Monday 24 to Friday 28 October  

North Lincolnshire Museum

Dudley Discovers – Vampires and Villains take over the Museum this Halloween. Dress up and take part in many activities including bat making, creepy gruesome feely bags and make a play dough Viking Villain. Suitable for under-fives. Activities are free.10.30 – 3.30pm

Friday 28 October

North Lincolnshire Museum

Halloween: Vampires and Villains Night Wander through the dark galleries, take part in Vampire craft activities and follow our Vampire and Villains trail. Handle creepy real life creatures, if you dare (£1 per child) Supported by the Scunthorpe Little Theatre Club. 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Saturday 29 October

Pumpkin Day 2016

20 – 21 Visual Arts Centre have some spooky fun planned for all the family with their ghostly-themed activity table. Not to mention plenty of pumpkin carving in the education room and our annual pumpkin exhibition in the gallery! Pumpkin carving workshop is £1, but all other activities are free.10am to 4pm.

Find out what else is happening at 20 – 21 Visual Arts Centre by following their Facebook page

North Lincolnshire Museum are holding their annual pumpkin day trail throughout the Museum. Enjoy taking part in pumpkin activities. Suitable for under-fives. Activities are free.10.30am to 3.30pm

Find out what else is happening at North Lincolnshire Museum by following their Facebook page

Monday 31 October

Waters’ Edge Visitor Centre

Spooky Disco
Join us at our popular spooky disco for Halloween fun and games.  See scary spiders and other creepy crawlies.  Get dressed up in your scary outfits and you could win a prize in our fancy dress competition.  Venture into the spooky zone and have a go at the free spooky activities.  The Honey Pot Café will be open serving a special Halloween menu.£4 – booking essential. 5pm to 7pm

Find out what else is happening at Waters’ Edge by following their Facebook page 

FASHION IN COLOUR

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Have you been to visit the Fashion In Colour exhibition at North Lincolnshire Museum yet? The exhibition celebrates fashion from the 1960s to the 1990s, everything from casual wear to wedding wear.

Now that the older ones have gone back to school why not take the little ones over to the under- fives activity room, Dudley’s Den? The activity room has an activity dig station, an under the sea themed baby area and a mini museum wall, ideal for inquisitive little hands! Free Entry

For even more fun why not turn up for the Museum Minis sessions? Taking place every Wednesday at 10.30am and Friday from 1.30pm inside Dudley’s Den. The free sessions will include fun, stimulating activities designed especially to help children and their parents play and learn together.

For more information about what’s on at the museum take a look at our event page or follow the museum on their Facebook or Twitter

ARE YOUR BOOTS MADE FOR WALKING?

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Take in the beautiful scenery and get some exercise at the popular Barton Walking Festival from Monday 5 September to Sunday 11 September.

Various walks have been organised as part of the festival giving people the chance to explore the historic landscape and wildlife havens of Barton-upon-Humber.

Join a led walk with a knowledgeable guide or just enjoy a leisurely self-guided walk – it is up to you!

The walks include:
•Nordic Walking on Monday 5 September and Thursday 8 September at 10.30am. Meet outside Waters’ Edge Visitor Centre. Walking poles will be available.
•Waters’ Edge Ranger Ramble on Saturday 10 September at 10.30am from The Old Tile Works. This is a guided five and a half mile walk taking in the views of Far Ings Nature Reserve and the area west of Barton.
•Bat Walk on Saturday 10 September at 7.15pm from Waters’ Edge Visitor Centre and Country Park main entrance. This is a guided walk between one and two miles. Booking is essential for this walk. To book your place call 01724 735349 or 0758629860.
•Baysgarth House Bat Walk on Sunday 11 September at 7.15pm. Meet at Baysgarth Leisure Centre. This is a guided one mile walk. Booking is essential. To book your place call 01724 735349 or 07586293860.
•Waters’ Edge Ranger Ramble on Sunday 11 September at 1.30pm from The Old Tiles Works. This is a guided three and a half mile walk taking in the views of the east of Barton area.

Everyone is welcome to take part in the walks. Just turn up on the day at the designated starting points, unless booking is required.

Alternatively, you can explore Barton at your own pace with one of Barton Civic Society’s Walks. Walks include: Georgian, Waterside and Victorian starting at various prominent points in Barton.

Whilst on your adventures you can explore the usually closed historic buildings of Barton for the annual Heritage Open Days. The ‘Behind Closed Doors’ event opens up buildings such as St Peter’s Church, Tyrwhitt Hall and Joseph Wright Hall for visitors to enjoy from Thursday 8 September to Sunday 11 September.

Take a stroll around Baysgarth Park for the annual Barton Carnival. For more information about the carnival and the fun things taking place follow the Barton Carnival Facebook page.

For further information pick up a Barton Walking Festival brochure that includes information on starting points, distances, times and walking terrains.

Carry on and get camping at Normanby Hall Country Park

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Take a well earned break at Normanby Hall Country Park and book one of the 15 pitches on the newly extended caravan and camp site with electric hook-ups, toilets and shower facilities.

Normanby Hall Country Park is the perfect place for a weekend away. Not only is it set in beautiful surroundings, it has plenty to keep all the family entertained. Located in the paddock next to the children’s play area, the site is a great base to explore the park. People staying on the site will get free entry to the park, which includes use of the splashpad and visiting the petting farm (during the six week summer holidays).

If you would like to learn about the history of Normanby Hall you could visit the Hall and Farming Museum or the award-winning gardens. There is something for everyone at Normanby Hall Country Park.

Normanby Hall has recently been given the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence for delivering a high quality customer experience.

You can now stay at the site all year round rather than just the summer months and bookings for tents can now be taken in addition to caravans and motorhomes.

Each pitch has the option of an electric hook-up and there is access to toilet and shower facilities at Normanby Hall Golf Club.There are no dish washing sinks or laundry facilities on site. The paddock is a grass field with no hard standing.

The pitches on the new site cost:

•£20.50 a night with electric hook-up for caravans, motor homes, trailer tents (large tents) for two adults and two children

•£17.50 a night without electric hook-up for caravans, motor homes, trailer tents (large tents) for two adults and two children

•£12.50 a night without electric hook-up for smaller tents

All caravan and campsite bookings must be made in advanced by calling Normanby Hall on 01724 720588.

To find out more about Normanby Hall Country Park click here or you can visit their website.

Download your Normanby Hall Country Park guide here

Get on yer bike! in North Lincolnshire

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There is no better way to enjoy the beautiful North Lincolnshire landscape than on your bike.  Cycling is a great way to spend time with friends and family or even meet new ones – its lots of fun and an ideal way to keep active.

We have some fantastic routes ready and waiting in North Lincolnshire:

bikesThe Sustrans Route 1 and 169, which is part of the National Cycle Network, passes through North Lincolnshire. Route 169 runs east to west along the ridge of Scunthorpe towards Normanby. Find out more about these routes by visiting the Sustrans website

bikes Sky Rides – This includes exciting challenges such as Messingham River and Forest Ride and the Breeze Ride from Brigg to Willows Garden Centre. You have to book your place on these rides which you can do by clicking here

bikesA network of 13 rural routes can also be downloaded as PDFs by clicking here

Keep safe and know the rules of the road. You can find out more helpful information by visiting the Lincolnshire Road Safety Partnership website or The North Lincolnshire Road Safety Partnership produces the Off Road Shared Cycle and Pedestrian Routes User Guide . This gives essential information for the safe use of the many shared facilities in North Lincolnshire.

 

Visit some gorgeous gardens this June!

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Enjoy exploring a variety of beautiful flowers & colourful plants at one of North Lincolnshire’s fragrant Open Gardens.

Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 June

Wheelbarrow and Open Gardens Weekend @ Barrow upon Humber 

From 11am. Children’s entertainment – Saturday 2 to 4pm, Barrow band Sunday 2pm to 4pm in Market Place. For further information contact 01469 531280.

Sunday 12 June

National Garden Scheme – Open Gardens
11am – 5 pm. 3, 6 and 8 Westcote Farm, Wold Road, Barrow, DN19 7DY. Adults £3.50, accompanied children free. Homemade teas.

Cadney and Howsham Open Gardens
11am – 5pm. Around 10 gardens featuring red, white and blue planting to celebrate the Queen’s 90th birthday. £3.50 in aid of Lindsey Lodge Hospice, Howsham Village Hall, Cadney Church and local LIVES group. Free minibus between villages, park in Howsham. Free duck treasure trail and traditional games, floral displays at Cadney church.

Friday 17 June

Kirton Open Gardens
1pm-4pm Quinneys, 1 Dunstan Hill, DN21 4DU and 1 North Cliff, DN21 4NJ – £3 in aid of Lindsey Lodge Hospice. Tea and plant sale at Quinneys.

Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 June

Open Garden @ 21 Kingfisher Way, Scunthorpe
5.30 to 8.30pm – Enjoy this pretty garden on a warm summers evening, with undercover seating, £2.50.

Sunday 26 June

Hibaldstow Open Gardens and Scarecrow Day
10am to 5pm – Around 10 gardens open, with about 40 scarecrows! Displays in St Hybald’s Church. Refreshments in Village Hall and Church Hall. £3, accompanied children free, proceeds to local charities. Free minibus round village. Spitfire flypast (weather permitting) Classic cars on display at Village Hall. 01652 656875.

Alkborough Open Gardens @ Front Street,  DN15 9JW
11am to 4pm – Five beautiful gardens on the same road, £3 in aid of Lindsey Lodge Hospice.

Luddington / Ealand Open Gardens 
1pm – 4pm –  The Ruddings, 185 Eastfield Road, DN17 4RE and Crane House, Main St, Ealand, DN17 4JG. £3 in aid of Lindsey Lodge Hospice.

Later in August, Normanby Hall Country Park is hosting a RHS recommended event  ‘Looking after your Fruit Garden’

Join us for a day of instruction by Hilary Dobson as she looks at how to look after your fruit garden and keep it in tip top condition. With practical sessions please bring waterproof clothing and secateurs. Please call us to book your place in advance.

Cost: £9.95 – Booking Essential

Click here to find out how to book your place

If you fancy something a little different you can visit one of the area’s popular country parks or woodlands. Click here to view our attractions list.

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LOVE your local market? We do...

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To celebrate the national Love Your Local Market campaign North Lincolnshire Markets are holding a series of special market events over a fun packed two weeks. From 17 – 31 May 2016 we want everyone to head down to their favourite North Lincolnshire Market to show their support. Discover what the markets have to offer here or find out what’s on at each market by clicking here.