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Discovery Centre and Boating Lake

For information about visiting Cleethorpes go to the Visit Cleethorpes website.

Cleethorpes Discovery Centre

Cleethorpes Discovery Centre offers a welcoming environment nestled in the beautiful scenery of the lakeside, a perfect place for families to enjoy all year round.

It’s free to enter the centre and enjoy our latest art exhibitions and displays by local talented artists or discover what’s happening out at sea from the ABP Humber Observatory.

Take in the stunning views of the lake whilst dining in our Lakeside Café, or unwind in our sandpit café designed with kids in mind both serving a delicious selection of homemade food and freshly made cakes, we guarantee something for everyone’s budget.

Step outside and admire the stunning lakeside, 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.

Here at the Cleethorpes Discovery Centre we host a variety of different events and rolling art exhibitions for your to enjoy all year. Keep up to date with our events at exhibitions on our Facebook page.

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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 and 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.

Cleethorpes Boating Lake

The Boating Lake is at the southern end of Cleethorpes next to Cleethorpes Local Nature Reserve. There are two main lakes with a connecting channel. The lakes are surrounded by amenity grass, ideal for picnics.

The north lake is open for fishing and is used by a model boat association. Set in the middle of this lake is an illuminated fountain. At the northern most tip of the lake is an open air paddling pool. The south lake is open for the hire of rowing boats and pedalos in the summer season.

Walking around the boating lake? Follow our boating lake tree trail. Full details available in the leaflet Cleethorpes Boating Lake Tree Trail (PDF)

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


Telephone: 01472 325012

Discovery Centre opening times

February to October: Monday to Sunday 10 am to 5 pm

November to January: Monday to Sunday 10 am to 4 pm