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Discovery Centre Cafe

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Cleethorpes Discovery Centre


Lakeside, Kings Road, Cleethorpes, N E Lincolnshire, DN35 0AG


01472 325012


Opening Times


9:00am - 5:00pm


9:00am - 5:00pm


9:00am - 5:00pm


9:00am - 5:00pm


9:00am - 5:00pm


9:00am - 5:00pm


9:00am - 5:00pm

Bank Holidays:

9:00am - 5:00pm

Wheelchair access Wheelchair access

Adapted toilet Adapted toilet

Level access toilet Level access toilet

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The Discovery Centre provides a welcoming environment situated in the beautiful scenery at the Lakeside.

Cleethorpes Discovery Centre is the perfect place for families to enjoy all year round!

It’s free to enter the centre and explore the latest art exhibition or discover what’s happening out at sea from the ABP observatory.

Enjoy the stunning views of the lake while dining in the Lakeside or Sandpit Café, both serving freshly made cakes and homemade meals.

Take a stroll outside, feed the resident ducks and take to the water on a pedalo or rowing boat.

Visit our sandpit and build a sandcastle fit for a king and let the kids run wild on the shipwreck adventure playground, or make a splash at the nearby paddling pool.


Relax and unwind in our Lakeside or Sandpit Café a popular haunt for both locals and visitors. With an array of indoor and outdoor seating areas, serving delicious homemade meals all year round. The Sandpit Café is designed with children in mind, accommodating a soft play area and it’s just a stone’s throw away from the outdoor sandpit.


Let our latest art exhibition inspire and engage you. Our two floors of local and national artwork is free to be enjoyed, housing both contemporary and modern art displays. For more information on upcoming exhibitions and events have a look at our Facebook page, or call us on 01472 325012.

ABP Humber Observatory

Visit the ABP Humber Observatory and discover what’s happening on the river Humber, the busiest estuary in the UK. As well as the fantastic views, a new interactive display has been installed showing real time shipping movements of vessels on their voyages.

Gift Shops

Here at the Discovery Centre you will find a fantastic range of gift ideas, children’s toys and Cleethorpes souvenirs. We also stock a fantastic range of local and unique gift ideas, from beautiful jewellery to unique artwork.

Events and Activities

We hold a variety of events and activities throughout the year. For more information please visit our Facebook page or contact the centre on 01472 325012.

Education and School Visits

Cleethorpes Discovery Centre can offer schools a hassle-free educational visit around the beach and boating lake, tailored to meet your specific needs.

Chose our idyllic location for your cross-curricular school trip and enjoy a delightful day out that your pupils will be talking about for weeks to come. Chose from our selection of spring and autumn trails to match your specific classroom topics.
For more information please contact the centre on 01472 325012.

Corporate hire – parties / meeting rooms

Are you looking for somewhere a little different to host your event or conference? Here at the Discovery Centre we can cater for your meeting or parties providing a delicious lunch or light refreshments. For more information please contact the centre on 01472 325012.

Surrounding area

Boating Lake

There is lots to see and do at the Cleethorpes Boating Lake. Take a stroll around the idyllic lake, feed the resident ducks and geese or why not hire a pedalo or rowing boat and take to the water for a splashing good time.


The sandpit makes for hours of fun for the family. Take to the sands and build a castle fit for a king and let the kids run wild on the fantastic shipwreck adventure playground.

Paddling Pool

Cleethorpes paddling pool is a great way to cool down and take a dip on those hot summer days. Open 10am to 5.30pm daily during the summer season, it’s free for the whole family to enjoy.

How to find us

From M18, M180, A180

  • Take the 2nd exit at Isaac's Hill roundabout on to the A1098
  • Once at the top of Isaac's Hill you will see a mini roundabout, go straight over this and at the next roundabout turn right
  • You will now be parallel to the seafront. Continue along this road until you reach the Leisure Centre on your left
  • Carry straight along this road, past the bowling alley and cinema on your right then straight over the next roundabout
  • You will then come to another roundabout where you need to turn left into the Lakeside car park

If using a SatNav system then our post code is DN35 0AG.

Alternatively you can link to the AA route planner web site for more detailed directions to find us.

Feel free to contact us on 01472 325012  for any further queries that you may have.


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