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Cycling in North Lincolnshire

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Cycling in North Lincolnshire – a must see! 

Enjoy the fresh air and embrace what North Lincolnshire has to offer on two wheels. Discover a great mix of leisure and distance rides for all abilities.

Cycling is as popular as ever and North Lincolnshire is well equipped to take on the challenge. The lively and vibrant terrain offers the cyclist a spectrum of cycling opportunities.

North Lincolnshire is proud to be cycle friendly in partnership with Cycle Lincolnshire we bring you 12 routes for you to enjoy, plus a range of Cycle Friendly accommodation and attractions – look out for the cycle friendly logo on our website

cycle lincolnshire logoand plan a cycle day trip or overnight stay in North Lincolnshire.

Choose from the below and download your very own map.

Cycle Lincolnshire
Download cycle network maps and find more useful information about visiting North Lincolnshire by bike. Look out for the Cycle Lincolnshire logo on our website for attractions and accommodation in North Lincolnshire that are accredited as cycle friendly. Visit our Cycle page for more: Cycling – Visit North Lincolnshire 

Visit Cycle Lincolnshire for more Lincolnshire routes-  Cycle Lincolnshire – Visit Lincolnshire

You can view more via our social media pages: & Instagram Visit North Lincolnshire

The North Lincolnshire Experience Gift Guide

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Give the gift of a North Lincolnshire experience this Christmas.

Give the gift of an experience you can share with your friends and family this Christmas, that allows you to explore North Lincolnshire’s countryside, culture, and culinary delights – some from different heights and perspectives!

Visit North Lincolnshire have gathered together experiences from across the area, with inspiration to help you build the perfect experience gifts, along with some tasty and unique gift ideas for building a local North Lincolnshire Christmas Hamper.

Visit the blog here for more 

The North Lincolnshire Experience Gift Guide – Visit Lincolnshire

Cameron hugging experience
trent valley gliding club glider

Visit North Lincolnshire Schools and Groups attractions trip Guide

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Welcome to Visit North Lincolnshire’s Schools and Groups Guide

Our visitor attractions in North Lincolnshire offer a range of engaging learning opportunities, workshops and hands-on experiences in a variety of indoor and outdoor venues across North Lincolnshire.

In this guide you will find information about each venue and how to get in touch for your School or Group. If you require any further information about an attraction or business please get in touch with the venue directly using the contact details on each page of the guide.

You can view the guide online here:

If you would prefer this guide in a PDF (printable) format please get in touch and we can send a copy to you.

We hope you find this guide helpful for choosing your next trip.

North Lincolnshire Summer Trail - Dudley's summer adventure

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Have you ever met Dudley bear?

Dudley Bear is the North Lincolnshire Museum Mascot and he was born in June 2013. This year he is going on his summer holidays in North Lincolnshire- and he wants you to come too!

Each week Dudley will be visiting a new attraction within North Lincolnshire and you can come and join him- picking up a stamp along the way for your map. Which will be available to collect from each location. Keep an eye out on our Visit North Lincolnshire social media to see where Dudley will visit next!

Dudley will be ‘visiting’ one place a week for the whole summer – but you can go and collect your stamps from any venue at any point during the summer holidays to give you lots of time to collect them!

How to submit your entry to be in with a chance of winning some of our amazing prizes! (three options):

· Once you have collected all 6 stamps from the different locations of Dudleys holiday- you can take a picture and email it to

· Or you put up a picture of it on social media and tag @visit.north.lincs in it

· You could also leave your form at the reception desk of the last venue you visited

Make sure you follow our Visit North Lincolshire social media:


· A bag of sweets for each of the summer adventurers at Hampton by Hilton Humberside airport and a free nights stay in the hotel! (A great treat for busy parents!)

· Free family ticket to Epworth Old rectory!

· Free family ticket to Cinderella Pantomime at The Baths Hall

· A ‘Visitor Pack’ from Waters’ edge country park which has seed to feed their friendly ducks and geese, a Waters’ Edge Souvenir coin and a £5 voucher to spend in our gift shop!

We will also have a competition for ‘Best photograph’ taken while you are following Dudleys summer trail, so make sure to tag us in your pictures on Instagram and Facebook #ThisIsNorthLincs , or email them to us at

Have fun in North Lincolnshire this summer with Dudley!

Our winners have been announced on our Facebook and Instagram pages – Thank you to all who entered.

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? has everything you will need to plan your visit today.

Follow us on our social media pages for more hints and tips on where to visit in North Lincolnshire

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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:

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.

Come and visit North Lincolnshire this Jubilee weekend and see what makes us great!
#PlatinumJubilee #HM70

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.


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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 



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


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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.