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Get the Summer Holidays started with 2015’s Wildlife Day at Waters’ Edge.

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This July sees the return of the popular Wildlife Day at Waters’ Edge Visitor Centre and Country Park in Barton upon Humber. Get ready to step into the wild side!

The visitor centre will be a hub of Humber activity with all sorts of stripes, tentacles, scales, fur and wings. The fun starts at 10am until 5pm

In attendance this year will be Willow Falconry with an array of amazing feathery friends. Grab this opportunity to get up close and personal with beautiful birds of prey you may only get to see on television.

Meet Lion Learners an educational team who will introduce you to creatures great and small.  From the furry fantastical to shiny shells, Lion Learners will show all the family how to take care of and handle a variety of special animals.

The day’s activities are fun packed for all the family with free fun trails, quizzes and pond dipping activities. Learn all about the natural environment with help from displays from the Wildlife Trust, RSPB and Environment Agency and many more.

Popular craft stalls will be back at the visitor centre offering the best of Lincolnshire crafts for you to browse and buy.

After all the fun, relax on the wooden veranda with a pot of tea and a scrummy piece of cake from the Honey Pot Café.

Waters’ Edge is a free attraction with car parking a short walk close by.

Waters’ Edge is free admission. Some activities on the day may include a small charge to take part.

Don’t miss this hugely popular event; there really is something for everyone.

For more information contact Waters’ Edge, 01652 631500 or take a look at their facebook page www.facebook/WatersEdgeBarton.

Epworth Summer Food Fair

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For all you foodies out there come along and stock up at the Epworth Summer Food Fair on Saturday 18 July 2015. The town already has a great reputation for quality independent shops and the food fair is fast becoming a popular event held 4 times a year becoming bigger and better.

The event runs from 9am until 3pm and will fill the Market Place with many stalls selling the best of locally produced food. You can discover the wonderful array of food on offer direct from the producer. Enjoy the experience of browsing around the stalls and sampling new tastes. This is a great opportunity to chat with the friendly and knowledgeable producers with your chance to swap recipes, tips and advice.

Stalls will include gourmet fishcakes, chocolate and fudge, delicious pies and much more. Local favourites including The Taste of Sardina, Axholme Brewing and Rectory Reserves will be in attendance with new producers such as Nurtured Produce and Family Kardamakis making their debut.

There is free parking at the Church Street and Chapel Street car parks, as well as overflow car parking at Epworth Leisure Centre. For more information about the Epworth Summer Food Fair call a Tourist Information Centre on 01652 657053/01652 631500. 

Are you a producer? Interested in getting involved in future food fairs? Want to know more information?

Please contact or call 01724 297536


Featured event-Sunday Fundays

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Explore foodie heaven at the Waterside Food Festival!

The Ropewalk in Barton upon Humber proudly hosts the festival in its 3rd year and this year promises to be a real food fiesta. Traders from near and far will arrive Sunday morning to showcase the best of their produce. A variety of produce will be available from sweets, speciality chocolates and fluffy cakes to gourmet fishcakes, local cheeses and bountifully filled pies.


This year activities include cookery demonstrations by local and well known chef Nigel Brown and why not join in the fun and have ago at biscuit decorating? There will be lots do, see, taste and take home at 2015’s Waterside Food Festival

The festival starts at 10am until 4pm with free car parking available at the stunning Waters’ Edge Visitor Centre.

Also featuring this weekend is the This Girl Can in association with Normanby Hall Women’s 5k run.

The popular women’s 5k run at Normanby Hall is returning alongside the This Girl Can event. If you haven’t already booked on, it’s not too late. Book your place on the Metres to Miles website or call them on 01427 872323. If you aren’t a fan of running, then pop along to the event and find out what other sports activities are on offer for women and girls throughout North Lincolnshire. You can join in a range of activities from netball and skipping to boxing and dancing. There will be something for everyone no matter what your fitness levels or experiences are.


Featured New Exhibition

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The new temporary exhibition at North Lincolnshire Museum is “There and Back Again, Travelling Stories of Local People”. The exhibition runs from 30 June 2015 until February 2016.

This exhibition takes you on a journey with both well-known and less famous local people. Their trips have been to many places within the United Kingdom, in Europe and to places much further away from here. They all had their reasons for leaving their homes and loved ones; some went for their religion, for war, others for business or just for pleasure.

One of the people featured in this exhibition is the Reverend John Parkinson (1754-1840) from East Ravendale. Between 1792 and 1794 he made a Grand Tour of Eastern Europe. He went through Scandinavia to St Petersburg, Moscow and further onto more remote places of Russia. North Lincolnshire Museum Services has a fantastic collection of costume worn by Reverend Parkinson during his travels. Part of this collection will be on display in this exhibition.

Also featured is the Peacock Family. This family, who lived in Bottesford around 1900, did not travel far from their home. The father, Edward Peacock, was a farmer with a keen interest in antiquities, local stories and local dialects. He published several novels as well as serious academic volumes. His enthusiasm about these subjects rubbed off on some of his children. North Lincolnshire Museum houses a large collection of their documentation and books regarding the topics of folklore, dialects and local sayings. Several objects relating to the Peacock Family will be on display in the exhibition.

Besides these personal travel stories the exhibition explores the different methods of travel. Illustrated with pictures from the museum’s photographic collection the exhibition tells how long journeys would have taken and how much they would have cost.

North Lincolnshire Museum is open Monday to Saturday, 10am-4pm and Sundays, 1pm-4pm

Featured Event - Discover North Lincolnshire @ Lincolnshire Show 2015

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Roll up, Roll up, Discover North Lincolnshire!

24-25 June 2015 @ Lincolnshire Showground

This June experience the best of what North Lincolnshire has to offer at the 2015 Lincolnshire Show. Explore the marquee of wonders and discover a hidden world of nature, culture, arts and heritage all under one top! The adventure starts here…..

Visit the Victorians with North Lincolnshire Museum. Handle toys from their object boxes and see what entertained children (and some adults) centuries gone by. Pick up a leaflet and you can plan your activities and days out to the Museum. Check out the Schools Out brochure, it is full of free half term activities for the whole family.

Find out more about Normanby Hall Country Park and their new facilities. The woodlands paths, changing places facility and adapted bicycles have made the park more accessible than ever. New and exciting for 2015 is the Splashpad, sure to keep the children entertained during the warmer summer months.

It’s shopping galore in the marquee this year with Scunthorpe Shopping Centres showcasing the best of the town’s retail experience. The Foundry, The Parishes and The View will all be attending along with Brigg Town Partnership who will offer a glimpse of what Brigg has to offer, especially its independent retailers.

Why not visit the North Lincolnshire marquee at this year’s Lincolnshire Show?….you won’t be disappointed.

Love Your Local Market

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Today see’s the start of Love Your Local Market fortnight the national campaign is a celebration of our market culture here in the UK that happens over a fortnight in May.

Markets have a long-standing place in the towns, cities and villages as the cornerstone of every major settlement throughout our history, with people bringing in goods to trade from surrounding settlements in order to feed themselves.  Market day still holds a special place in the hearts of people from all walks of life, as a place to shop but also to socialise, meet up with acquaintances and catch up on some gossip.

North Lincolnshire Council and Market Traders from all of our markets are proud to support the campaign by providing a number of special offers during the two weeks of the campaign for new traders and our visitors. Offers range from money off vouchers to a one off chance of a stall for two weeks for £10 at Scunthorpe Market.

On Saturday 23 May our information bus will be outside Primark in Scunthorpe Town Centre. Come along and find out what will be happening during Love Your Local Market fortnight with money off vouchers and much more, be sure not to miss out.

Special workshops will take place at Ashby Market:

7 & 21 May – ‘Sewing Bee’ a free workshop with Margaret Rushton 10am – 3pm 14 May – ‘Up-Cycling’ a free workshop with Julie Hood 10am – 3pm

Opening times:

Ashby Market – Thursday’s 9am – 5pm

Brigg Market – Thursday and Saturday 9am – 4pm

Brigg Farmers’ Market – Fourth Saturday of the month 9am – 1pm

Scunthorpe Market – The Food Hall is open 6 days a week. 8am – 5pm, The Old Hall is open Friday & Saturday only 9am – 5pm

With free parking close to the markets, there’s every reason to shop at your local market.


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North Lincolnshire’s Teapot Trail- It’s a sweet treat.

North Lincolnshire Teapot Trail is back after its hugely successful introduction in 2014. Take part in the popular competition ‘Great North Lincolnshire Cake Off- you’ll be the judge.

Follow the trail and sample of North Lincolnshire’s delicious homemade cakes whilst relaxing in one of the area’s popular tearooms.

Explore a variety of dining experiences from an elegant afternoon tea at Hatty’s Tearoom, Epworth to the more cosmopolitan experience at The Steel Rooms, Brigg Market Place.Why not venture into rural North Lincolnshire and be part of the buzz being brewed at Te@6 Tearooms in Ulceby or take in the charm of The Mount in Castlethorpe, Brigg (a grade II listed building). Lay back and unwind from the grind at Mount Pleasant Windmill, Kirton in Lindsey or indulge yourself in food heaven at The Pink Pig, Holme.

This year’s North Lincolnshire Tea Pot Trail booklet (second edition) has some great new pull-out recipes cards. Try the gluten free chocolate and pear cake or have some family fun with the gingerbread men recipe.

Follow the trail and nominate your favourite cake and tearoom. Please pick up a booklet from any of the participating tearooms, tourist information centres or alternatively you can download the leaflet. (Terms and conditions apply)