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Enjoy yourself across North East Lincolnshire this February half-term with some amazing activities

10:00 am, Saturday, 10th February 2024 - 4 months ago

Children and families

North East Lincolnshire is full of fun and creative activities to do, no matter your age or location.

Whether you fancy exploring the solar system or adventuring on a dinosaur safari, there is plenty to do across Cleethorpes, Grimsby and Immingham.

With outdoor and indoor events, there is sure to be something for everyone to enjoy, no matter the weather.

If you fancy learning about the town’s history then the Fishing Heritage Centre is the place to go or if you’re wanting an education in the origins of Grimsby then visit the Greatest Story Never Told exhibition.

Aside from activities, there’s a wide range of food and drink available across the borough with the newly launched North East Lincolnshire Food Map showing you some of the best places to eat.

Here are just  a few ideas to get you started for the half term to come:

The Great Outdoors

  • Dinosaur Safari – Watch dinosaurs come to life right in front of your eyes. Yes, really! Using the Love Exploring app, follow the trails at Weelsby Woods and People’s Park (Grimsby), Church Lane (Immingham), and Cleethorpes Prom and Cleethorpes Boating Lake.
  • Mayflower Woods – If you go down to Mayflower Woods today, you are sure to spot lots of wildlife. This Immingham woodland, owned by Phillips 66 but open to the public, is a haven for birds, squirrels, and even deer.

Attractions

  • Play with Water – When it’s raining outside or you just want the kids to have a good splash about, you have the choice of three indoor swimming pools – Cleethorpes Leisure CentreGrimsby Leisure Centre, and Immingham Pool. In Cleethorpes, kids can experience the wave machine and join an aqua disco!
  • Travel through time – Grimsby Fishing Heritage Centre takes you back through history to explore times gone by. Climb aboard the Ross Tiger trawler, feel the cold of the Arctic fishing trips, and learn about the sights, sounds, smells, and drama of life as a trawlerman. Family tickets available.

What’s On

  • North East Lincolnshire’s Love Your Town events are back this February. For free family fun, head to Love Grimsby on Saturday 10 February, Love Immingham on Friday 16 February and Love Cleethorpes on Saturday 10 February.
  • Learn about ‘The Greatest Story Never Told‘, a celebration of inclusion, reimagining the legend that has long been forgotten, of Grim and the rescued boy, Prince Havelok in this new exhibition at the Grimsby Fishing Heritage Centre. The legend of Grim and Havelok is the area’s oldest story of immigration known locally. Open to the public Friday 9 February until 30 June 2024.

Plus lots more events to enjoy too, to find out all the activities, visit the Discover NEL site here.

Councillor Hayden Dawkins, Portfolio Holder for Culture and Tourism, said: “There is plenty to do across North east Lincolnshire during the half term. I would urge everyone to download the Love Exploring App to get the most out of the borough, allowing them to go on fairy trails and dinosaur safaris.

“Whether you’re young or old and regardless of if you’re looking for an adventure or just want to relax, there’s something for everyone. We have a breadth of fun and exciting places and now is the perfect time to start exploring them with the whole family.”

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