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 have received their accreditation to ‘Become Cycle Friendly’! You can now take a cycle friendly trip to this attraction. Cycling – Visit North Lincolnshire
The Victorian Walled Garden is a treat for any garden lover. Originally built in 1817 and restored in 1997, the garden is a nostalgic journey to the heyday of Victorian gardening. The kitchen garden contains a wealth of 19th century fruit and vegetable varieties, many of which are available to buy at harvesting time. Colourful herbaceous borders in the Sunken Garden and naturalised springtime bulbs and rhododendrons in the parkland complete the seasonal interest.
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
Reduced rates of admission during out of season. Always check social media for live updates on opening/closing.
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.
Discover the wildlife of the South Humber Bank at the Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust’s Far Ings National Nature Reserve. The freshwater clay pits, reedbeds, meadows and hawthorn scrub are rich in flora and fauna. The range of birds includes reedbed specialists and rarities. Excellent birdwatching facilities, events and educational opportunities are available here. This visitor centre is also full of stunning views across the estuary and pits.
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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This Grade I listed Jacobean manor house has been occupied by members of the Nelthorpe family since it was built around 1605. Open for 28 days each year, this family-sized gem contains fine portraits and engravings by George Stubbs, the celebrated horse painter, as well as other notable artists. The house also contains some impressive examples of Georgian and Regency furniture, and an extensive collection of objects brought back from the orient. Please see the website for details.
Discover the history of North Lincolnshire through our fascinating displays of archaeology and local history. Visit the gift shop and under 5’s activity room. Explore two new permanent galleries ‘Jurassic Seas’ and ‘Steel Town’. Keep up to date with events on our website, Facebook and Twitter.
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Epworth Old Rectory (built 1709) will transport you back to the early 18th century. This is the home where Samuel Wesley (Rector of Epworth) & his wife brought up their family. Their remarkable sons, John & Charles Wesley went on to develop the Methodist movement. Here, at the Old Rectory, you will see their childhood home. This house brings 18th century history alive and is a place where you can learn about the huge influence the Wesleys had on British religious, cultural & social life.
For opening days, seasonal openings and times, please visit the website.
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.