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.
Reduced rates of admission during out of season.
Situated just to the north of Scunthorpe, the farm is part of the ‘Higher Level Environment Scheme’. It offers ‘open access’ to walkers on the hillside grassland, along with access routes around arable fields. It provides good views of the Trent Valley and hosts a variety of measures to encourage a diverse flora and fauna. Pre-booked group and school visits are also available; for these, refreshments can be provided, along with the use of the full range of facilities at the ‘Fenestra Conference Centre’, which is also to be found on the farm. The centre is suitable for a wide range of uses and activities.
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.
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, 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.
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
The last postmill in the North of England. The postmill at Wrawby is open each year on Easter Monday, both May Bank Holidays, August Bank Holiday and the last Sunday in June and July.
A souvenir shop and refreshments are available on open days. The mill is open from 2 till 5 pm each day.
Admission is FREE
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.
This Methodist church in the heart of the town is set in beautiful gardens. It was built in 1889 as a memorial to John and Charles Wesley. Open throughout the year 10am – 4pm, conducted tours arranged through the minister. No charge – but donations always welcomed. 2014 sees a new Wesley Heritage garden.