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Waters' Edge Country Park & Visitor Centre

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Waters Edge Geese Humber Bridge at sunset

 

For a free family day out packed with wildlife and nature don’t miss Waters’ Edge Country Park and Visitor Centre. Explore 110 acres of country park and nature reserve, discover how green you are with our interactive displays or just chill out by the ponds and feed the ducks. Little ones will love our reading corner and giant games and can burn off energy in our outdoor areas.

In the Visitor Centre you will find the gift shop which stocks a variety of locally crafted gifts including jewellery, toys and games, handbags, scarves, books, stationery and wildlife surveillance equipment.

Enjoy quality coffee and food, whilst taking in the spectacular views over the Humber Estuary at Honey Pot Café located within the centre, with outside decked seating area in the summer. The Honey Pot Café is a privately owned and managed café within the Visitor Centre.

Please note – only guide dogs are allowed in the centre.

Follow Waters’ Edge on Facebook and find out what’s on in the centre and country park. Please check opening times on Facebook before you visit, as the centre closes at different times throughout the seasons and on Bank Holidays.

  • South Bank Scavenger hunt, Tuesday 28th MayScavenger Hunt
  • Wildlife Day, Sunday 28th July 10am-4pm
  • Find out more about upcoming Adult workshops & Events in 2024 Adult Booklet
  • Find out more about upcoming Children’s events and activities in 2024 – Kids activities and Workshops

The visitor centre is also the local Tourist Information point,
please visit the reception desk for help, or call/email any enquires.

Waters' Edge Visitor centre seen from the Humber Bridge  Photo of Waters' Edge Visitor Centre in front of the Humber Bridge

Waters’ Edge have received their accreditation to ‘Become Cycle Friendly’! You can now take a cycle friendly trip to this attraction. Cycling – Visit North Lincolnshire

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Elsham Hall Gardens & Country Park

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The park is a perfect place for a family day out. Set in the beautiful lakeside gardens of Elsham Hall, the park offers carp lakes where you can feed the fish, an adventure playground, secret garden, art gallery and the Secret Garden Tea Room . Within contemporary gardens there are aviaries, animal paddocks, a sensory garden and a guinea pig village.

The Secret Garden Tea Room – Serving fresh, handmade sandwiches, cakes and light meals alongside freshly ground coffee. 01652 682763 / The Secret Garden Tea Room Facebook

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Reduced rates of admission during out of season. Always check social media for live updates on opening/closing. 

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The Pods

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Come and spend a relaxing day at the Pods where you can try out the 25m pool or help little ones learn to swim in the teaching pool. Relax and enjoy a coffee and a snack in the café. The 85 station gym and choice of more 50 classes per week are perfect for those who want to work up a sweat. Situated next to Central Park in Scunthorpe, The Pods is the largest sports and fitness facility in North Lincolnshire.

The Hub Café is open:
Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 4pm
Saturday and Sunday, 9am to 3.30pm
The Hub serves snacks, sandwiches and paninis, salads, fruit granola pots, jacket potatoes, and cakes. It also serves Lavazza coffee, speciality teas, hot chocolate and soft drinks.

Our further NL Active centres include:  Leisure, sport and physical activity – North Lincolnshire Council (northlincs.gov.uk)

 

Winters Farm Fishing Lake

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Located between Immingham and Barton upon Humber, this 21 acre wild water is a mixed coarse fishery with species such as perch, bream, tench, roach and golden rudd. Stocked in 1958, the water is a long-established family-run fishery set in its own nature reserve. The varied wildlife plus a disused brick and tile kiln adds an extra dimension of interest, alongside rare breed pigs. Car parking and toilets are available. Open 7 days a week for day permits all year round, annual membership available. Please call or text for details.

Shepherds Place Farm

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Visit our new petting zoo and rare breeds centre and get up close to llamas and alpacas, rheas and emus, wallabies, deer, goats, pigs and rabbits. There is a play area and bouncy castle for little ones and a café and ice cream parlour with a picnic area for you to enjoy a spot of lunch, fun for all the family.

Open 10am to 5pm every Friday, Saturday and Sunday plus Bank Holidays, then 7 days during school holidays.

Pink Pig Farm and Play Barn

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Come rain or sun there is plenty of fun at Pink Pig Farm. Meet the animals, take a tractor & trailer ride and enjoy lots of farm themed fun and adventure. New indoor play barn means the fun carries on all year round plus more new outdoor play areas to visit. Piggylicious food available at the Greedy Pig Café.

Normanby Hall Country Park

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Normanby Hall Country Park, an idyllic estate set in the heart of North Lincolnshire. Open to the public every day of the year, the park offers the perfect backdrop to your day out. 2018 is set to be a really exciting year at the Park, with the region’s first Go Ape swinging into action on 24 March, new membership packages and a brand new calendar of events to keep you entertained all year round. As well as the Hall and Farming Museum, enjoy our historical woodland and a leisurely stroll around our award-winning gardens. Whether you want a treetop adventure or a relaxing day out in a glorious setting, there is plenty to enjoy for all the family. Normanby and their much loved peacocks and deer look forward to welcoming you.

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FunForest

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FunForest is situated in the historic market town of Brigg. Created for children aged 11 and under and featuring a huge four level soft play frame including slides, sports area and separate baby and toddler area. We provide Toddler Time each school day Monday-Friday 9.30am – 3.00pm where you are able to relax with a FREE Tea or Coffee whilst your children enjoy a run around. Why not join us for a Play and Eat session after school 3.00pm-5.30pm. The perfect place for the kids to play whilst you enjoy homemade food made fresh to order. FunForest is an excellent, hassle free choice for your child’s birthday party, it includes plenty of time to play and a hot or cold buffet served in the party room. We also supply a range of party bag goodies. Open 7 days a week 9.30am-6.30pm

The Ropewalk

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The Ropewalk is a regionally acclaimed centre for the arts that opened in 2000. It houses galleries, Sculpture Garden, the Ropewalk Museum, Ropery Coffee Shop, and Ropery Hall – a venue for live music, theatre and cinema. Previously a rope factory, The Ropewalk quickly achieved regional acclaim with its constantly changing regional and national exhibitions in the four galleries of this Grade II listed building which stretches for a quarter of a mile towards the Humber bank.

The Ropewalk have received their accreditation to ‘Become Cycle Friendly’! Take a cycle friendly visit today. Cycling – Visit North Lincolnshire