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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.

The centre is also the local Tourist Information Centre, please visit the reception desk for help.

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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Arial Trail

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Arialtrail is a high rope adventure course consisting of 18 elements with 5 zip wires, and 2x100m zips to finish. The course is situated in the woodland area of Holme Lane Bottesford.

Prices: £17.00 per person. Book online here to secure your place as availability is limited.

Open weekends and school holidays.

Normanby Hall Caravan Site, Normanby

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Situated within the award-winning grounds of Normanby Hall Country Park. The park offers the perfect backdrop to your overnight stay. 2018 is set to be a really exciting year at the Park, with the region’s first Go Ape swinging into action. As well as the Hall and Farming Museum, enjoy our historical woodland or a leisurely stroll around the beautiful 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. We and our much loved peacocks and deer look forward to welcoming you.

Thornton Hunt Inn, Thornton Curtis

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Family run Grade II listed building serving traditional home made bar meals and desserts, available lunch and dinner. Previous winner of “Taste of Excellence” and “Tastes of Lincolnshire” Best Pub Food Awards. Highly Commended Select Lincolnshire Awards Pub of the Year 2014. Extensive garden with children’s fun trail and slide. Convenient for Humber Bridge and M180.

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Thornton Hunt Inn have received their accreditation to ‘Become Cycle Friendly’!
You can now book cycle friendly holidays. Cycling – Visit North Lincolnshire

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.

Wilderspin National School Museum

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Explore this Victorian school with unique links to Samuel Wilderspin, one of the founding fathers of modern schooling and pioneer of infant schools across Britain. Explore Wilderspin’s schoolroom and playground of 1845 and the adjoining National School Classroom. Check online for information about our School Visits & Events Programmes with details of school holiday activities. Group tours are available and include refreshments in our coffee shop.

Baysgarth House Museum

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Located in the heart of historic Barton upon Humber, Baysgarth House is the ancestral home of the prominent Nelthorpe family. Set in 30 acres of parkland, this Grade II listed building is a beautiful example of Georgian architecture and the perfect setting for a family day out. With a variety of exhibitions held throughout the year, the museum displays reflect the local significance of the house.

Baysgarth House Museum has been brought back under the management of North Lincolnshire Council and is currently closed to the public while the future of the museum is determined.