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Hunters Lodge Fishery

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Hunters Lodge Fishery offers three specimen carp lakes stocked with carp 30lb+. We also offer one well stocked silver fish lake. All lakes can be fished 24 hours and are set in outstanding countryside and peaceful surroundings. Toilets, including disabled, are available on site. We have a well stocked bait and tackle shop and a café, both open 7 days a week. The café offers hot and cold drinks and food, including Italian coffee and home baking.

Holme Hall Golf Club

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Located just south of the town of Scunthorpe, Holme Hall Golf Club offers a warm and friendly welcome. The excellent 18 hole, par 71 course boasts the most superb greens in the area and the free draining soil allows for year-round play. It is an ideal venue for a host of special events and celebrations – you can always rely on courteous, excellent service and the very best value.

Cleatham Trout Fishery

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Our deep, clear 4 acre lake offers quality fly fishing for trout in the peaceful Lincolnshire countryside and is well stocked with blue, brown and rainbow trout. Close to Scunthorpe and Lincoln, the lake offers an excellent day’s trout fishing in a relaxed, friendly environment with easy access for disabled anglers.

Open Tuesday to Sunday 1 March to 31 October, Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday from 1 November to 28 February 8.30am to dusk, open Bank Holiday Mondays. Closed Christmas.

Ashby Decoy Golf Club

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18 hole golfing facilities, societies welcome, licensed bar, lovely patio overlooking the 18th hole. No joining fee.

Fresh homemade food and an extensive menu is now available, homemade cakes and snacks can be bought from the bar. Meals are available for members and non members  – 01724 866561 option 1.

Pro shop on site for all your golfing equipment and club alterations, or for lessons from the professionals call 01724 868972.

Look out for our cabaret and function party nights. Call the clubhouse on 01724 842913 for more information. Venue hire is also available for parties, meetings and private functions. Email:

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Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust Far Ings National Nature Reserve

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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.

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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.


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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 Plowright Theatre

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Enjoy the best in professional and community theatre in the intimate atmosphere of The Plowright Theatre’s auditorium. This inviting theatre hosts a varied programme of national touring and local productions including drama, music, comedy and children’s shows.  A number of hugely famous acts have performed at the theatre over the years, including Hollywood actor and popular comedian Lee Evans who, as part of the theatre’s 50th anniversary in 2008, performed a low-key warm-up show for his arena tour. The gig sold out in less than an hour, a record that still stands today.