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Things to do in Grimsby and Cleethorpes for all the family

If you think you’re stuck for activities in Grimsby and Cleethorpes, look no further as we recommend some great things all the family can enjoy.

National Fishing Heritage Centre

The Heritage Centre is not only a museum, it allows visitors to a look into the history of Grimsby’s maritime. Discover what the area was like in the 1950s and indulge yourself in the sights, smells and sounds of the past through interactive displays.

Weelsby Park Riding School

This attraction offers a selection of mounts for lessons that are available for years 5 and upwards – the school ha indoor and outdoor facilities for family fun!

Fuzzy Eds at the Cricketers

Formerly name Wacky Warehouse, Fuzzy Eds holds onto an indoor play structure to keep the kids entertained for hours on end.

Grimsby Pool

Grimsby’s swimming pool has the choice of a main pool that is 25m as well as another teaching pool and a diving bay! Test your aquatic skills or have fun on the inflatable slides at your leisure.

Cleethorpes Bowling

Nothing screams family fun than a game of ten pin bowling. Children have access to the ramps and can put up guards to help them.

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Finding the Beeches

Finding the Beeches Hotel for your centre base in Grimsby and Cleethorpes could not be simpler.

The hotel and restaurant can be found near the infamous tourist spots of Grimsby and Cleethorpes.

Cleethorpes has seen a fresh makeover and is continuously a favourite with families. Grimsby remains to be the unique fishing village with a heritage centre and fishing docks available for visitation.

Nearby are the Lincolnshire Wolds that boast beauty with the buttery yellows of the early daffodils. There are country pubs that can be found in valleys to enjoy your desired tipple.

Visit our website for further information about what there is to do in Grimsby and Cleethorpes!

Cleethorpes’ Summer Events

The summer is here and Cleethorpes has a fantastic variety of events for all to enjoy!

Cleethorpes Carnival

When? Saturday 18th July, from 15:30
Where? Sidney Park

Celebrating the 40th Cleethorpes Carnival, visitors can join in too, we’ll make it one to remember!


When? Saturday 18th July, 13:00-21:00
Where? The Wellow

Returning again is Wellowfest at The Wellow with local band performances, entertainment for the family, in aid of the St Andrew’s Hospice it is £2 for a wristband.


When? Saturday 25th July, 14:00-22:30
Where? Meridian Park

Come along and pay tribute to 1D, Bon Jovi and Madness with a fun filled music festival!

Grimsby Pride

When? Saturday 5th September, 11:00-18:00
Where? Meridian Park

The annual event is back, welcoming the first announced singer as local, Sam Ashby!

Spirit of Elvis Weekend

When? Friday 18th September to Sunday 20th September
Where? The Beachcomber

We’re going back to the time of Elvis with this tribute to the King of Rock & Roll, celebrating his work. The tickets are from £13, however, there are three-day passes available for purchase.

Need a base for all the festivities? Visit our website for more information about room bookings!

Beeches Hotel function rooms

The functions Grimsby:

The Beeches Hotel is flexible to host any kind of function: social or professional.

As with our function rooms, we can offer space for conferences and have 30 or so spaces for theatre or banquet style occasions along with 35 spaces for boardroom or classroom occasions. The Beeches also has private parking that is free of charge.

If you require any teas or coffees, perhaps a light lunch, this can also be arranged at a small cost for your events.

Regarding hiring function rooms, you can opt for our conservatory which is suitable for intimate functions such as dinner or lunch. The conservatory is ideal for parties of up to 24 people and can be seated at a long table or several smaller ones.

Larger functions have the option to utilise the ground floor space which would also include access to the bar/lounge and main dining area. You will be escorted around the premises so to help you visualise your event and plan out the details, alongside discussing budget and lunch menus.

If you’re looking for function rooms in Grimsby or Cleethorpes, please contact us on 01472 278830 for further information or to book a viewing.

Please visit the website to view the Beeches Hotel and our restaurant!

May 2015 Events in Grimsby

This post is dedicated to the events that are coming to and nearby Grimsby this month.

Wednesday 6th May

A live music event with The Darius Brubeck at Grimsby Jazz, 46 Clee Cres, Grimsby, DN32 8LS.

The band is set to play some of the favourites, Popular Brubeck music and Darius’ catchy, feel-good tunes.

The doors will open 20:30 till 23:00.

For further information on the band, click here.

Next – Bryan Lacey, Ryan McDonnell and Tim Clark, The Comedy Club, are setting up at The Warehouse, 155-159 Freeman Street, Grimsby, DN32 7AR for an evening of laughs and giggles.

Doors will open at 20:00 till 22:00, with the last entry at 20:00.

The asking entry price is £10.00 with the minimum age limit of 18.

You can visit The Comedy Club website here.

Monday 11th May

The Pamper & Gift Evening is returning to the Memorial Hall, Grimsby Road, Cleethorpes, DN35 8AH for another one of their renowned showcases of local therapists and gift stands.

Free admission and parking for this one, with the minimum entry age of 18.

The event will run from 18:30 till 21:30, with the last entry at 21:15.

Saturday 16th May

Coming to the Memorial Hall, Grimsby Road, Cleethorpes, DN35 8AH will be a pop-up shop event that will be showcasing local retails stores.

Fifty retail stores, both physical and online, will be all under one roof, including a Kids Zone for children.

There is no entry cost and no parking fee. The doors will open at 09:00, the event running till 14:00, the last entry will be at 13:45. The minimum age is 18.

Friday 22nd May

For the blues-rock fans and aspiring musicians comes a live music event: Virgil and the Accelerators and coming to the Old Clee Club, 42-44 Clee Crescent, Grimsby, DN32 8LS.

The minimum age requirement is 18 and advance tickets cost £10.00 plus booking fee.

Doors open at 19:30 till 22:30.

For more information about the band, visit their website here.

Saturday 23rd May & 24th 

The Naked Truth, a comedy drama by Dave Simpson, set at a pole dancing class that follows an ill-assorted group of women set out to stage a charity event.

The event will be held at Grimsby Auditorium, Cromwell Road, Grimsby, DN31 2BH.

There are no age restrictions for this particular event with doors opening at 19:30.

Wednesday 27th May

Welcoming the Chuckle Brothers, Paul and Barry Elliott (Chuckle), to tell an old tale in a very unique, very fun way at The Chuckle Brothers: The Chuckles of Oz.

The Brothers will be playing the wizards in the show that will be involving the audience, showcasing the exceptional costumes, sets and special effects.

For a laugh out loud day out, visit the Grimsby Auditorium, Cromwell Road, Grimsby, DN31 2BH at 14:00.

For more details about the day, click here.

Sunday 31st May

One for the ladies: a shopping and pamper event will be set up at Memorial Hall, Grimsby Road, Cleethorpes, DN35 8AH.

The event sees a variety of pamper services and beauty treatments available for those who visit.

From 10:00 till 16:30, with no age restrictions.

If you’d like a base to stay at while you’re visiting these great events, please visit our website!

Grimsby: A brief history

Grimsby has tons of history we have yet to share! Let’s start at the beginning…

The middle ages

Going way back to the ninth century AD, a village was discovered by the Danes, the old Danish word for village would have been ‘by’, the area may have been labelled Grim’s by or Grimmr’s by or village.
By the time the Domesday Book arrived (1086) the population in Grimsby was peaking over 200 – during the middle ages, this was considered a sizeable village.

That village then grew into a port as a result of it standing a nearby a river named the Haven, flowing in to the Humber. The Haven aptly named as it was a haven for shipping during an approaching storm, essentially being a natural place to build a port. It made sense for Grimsby to become a fishing port.

During the twelfth century, Grimsby has transformed into a small, busy port. Goods such as timber from Norway and wine were brought over from Spain and France, along with coal from the Newcastle coast.

The thirteenth century saw the arrival of friars, similar to monks, rather than withdrawing from the world, they would actively go out and preach.

Come fifteenth century and the Haven began to split up, leading Grimsby down a slow path of decline.

Fifteen and eighteen hundreds

Throughout the sixteenth and seventeenth century Grimsby continued to decline, along with the population.
The year of 1556 saw the wooden bridge be replaced by a stronger stone one. Grimsby, like every other Tudor town, suffered from the plague that swept the nation, reaching severity in 1590/91.

During the late eighteenth century, Grimsby town revived somewhat with the resurrection of a Town Hall in 1780.

Nineteenth century

In 1801, the small town’s population had 1,524 and thus began is rapid growth in population: by 1831, just over 4,000 and by the end of that year it doubled. The end of the nineteenth century saw the population of Grimsby grow to 75,000!

Twentieth century

1931 saw another surge in growth to 92,000, then levelling off with not much increase through the twentieth century.

The first public library to be opened in the town was in 1900. New shopping centres came about in during that century also: Abbeygate Shopping Centre was built in 1984, Freshney Shopping Centre in 1989 and the National Fishing Heritage Centre opened in 1991.

Currently, Grimsby’s population is 87,000.

We hope you enjoyed our post covering a brief historical view of the town Beeches Hotel is situated in!
Please visit the website for further information and fun things to do in the area.

Mother’s Day idea: Pamper and Gift event

Hotel in Grimsby

If you’re in Cleethorpes this Mother’s Day and stuck for things to do, why not spend your evening with a Pamper and Gift event?

Fairs and Events Ltd. are organising this pamper and shopping evening, this is sure to be an amazing experience where mums can be spoiled everywhere with a wide selection of treatments and gifts to choose from.

The event will be hosted at Cleethorpes Memorial Hall, on Monday evening, 9th March, 18:30 – 21:30.
Nine therapists will be available on the night to offer a selection of 15 treatments (which are available for advanced booking) and an array of gift stands will be at the event.

Treatments that will be available are brow shaping/waxing, chakra balancing, crystal therapy, ear candling, facials, hair extensions, hypnotherapy, Indian head massages, lash extensions, makeovers, massages, nails, past life regression, reiki and reflexology – mums will be more than satisfied!

Zoe Metcalfe, organiser of the event, said: “This is a great opportunity to treat your mum, or why not treat yourself on the night; choose from 15 different treatments and therapies and peruse our fantastic gift stands including jewellery, beauty and skin care products, soaps, bath bombs, flowers, preserves, clothing, bags, crystals, cards and stationery, handmade gifts and more!

To book any of the treatments in advance, you can call 07919 263763, alternatively, you can visit the page for further details.

On the day, admissions and parking are free and the cafe will be serving up drinks and homemade delectables.

Spoil your mother this Mother’s Day at the Pamper and Gift event.
If you need a place to stay, please visit our website for information about the Beeches Hotel in Grimsby!

Valentine’s events in Cleethorpes

Valentine’s Day is approaching fast, and we have a few suggestions for activities that you can do in Cleethorpes!

Below are the events and where you can find them in Cleethorpes and the surrounding areas:

Pamper & Gift Evening: Information

Where? Memorial Hall Cleethorpes
When? Monday 9th February

Musicians Night (Open Mic Night): Information

Where? The New Adelphi, Hull
When? Monday 9th, Monday 16th February

Hammell on Trial: Information

Where? The New Adelphi, Hull
When? Tuesday 10th February

Jimeoin: Is It…?!: Information

Where? Hull Truck Theatre, Hull
When? Wednesday 11th February

The Supreme Fabulettes: Information

Where? Hull New Theatre, Hull
When? Thursday 12th February

Superslam Wrestling: Information

Where? Hull City Hall, Hull
When? Friday 13th February

Paul Foot: Information

Where? Fruit, Hull
When? Friday 13th February

Comedy Central Live: Information

Where? Hull University Union, Hull
When? Friday 13th February

Of Allies/Supersonic Jets/Dead Hormones: Information

Where? The New Adelphi, Hull
When? Friday 13th February

Womenfolk ft. Kathryn Williams, Maz O’Conner & Georgia Ruth: Information

Where? The Ropewalk, Barton Upon Humber
When? Saturday 14th February

Planet Circus: Information

Where? Pleasure Island, Cleethorpes
When? Saturday 14th, Sunday 15th, Monday 16th, Tuesday 17th February

Snowapple/The Hillbilly Troupe/The Dyr Sister: Information

Where? The New Adelphi, Hull
When? Saturday 14th February

Shuffle at Welly: Information

Where? The Welly Club, Hull
When? Saturday 14th February

The Pub Corner Poets (present Angry): Information

Where? The New Adelphi, Hull
When? Sunday 15th February

Tony Law: Enter the Tonezone: Information

Where? Fruit, Hull
When? Monday 16th February

Under The Influence: Information

Where? The New Adelphi, Hull
When? Tuesday 17th February

For more fun activities that you can do in Cleethorpes and Grimsby, please visit our website!

Family activities in Grimsby and Cleethorpes

Grimsby and Cleethorpes are home to many activities, a variety of those being family-friendly that can be enjoyed by anyone.


The Lollipop Express is a short train ride that journeys along the Promenade, beginning from Cleethorpes Pier to the leisure centre.
The ride costs £1 each way, giving out free lollies to the children.
For further information, call 01472 645858.

Discover the Magical Castle and encounter the dragon’s lair on the world’s biggest climbing castle!
While children are exploring the castle, parents can kick back in the lounging area with a cup of coffee, TVs, and free WiFi.
Open daily from 9.30am – 6pm, for details, call 01472 291300

Venture into Jungle World, an interactive adventure for children to better understand the natural world and nature.
Open daily from 10am with the last entry at 3.30pm, call 01472 291998.

To have a picnic, or a general green space to utilise however you would like, head over to Cleethorpes Country Park.
The park is open all year round and, best of all, it’s free!

Haverstoe Park hosts a sensory garden, bowling facilities, as well as tennis and football, and a play area for the kids to enjoy.

Another picnic destination is Cleethorpes Boating Lake.
The Lake is a brilliant spot for fishing, rowing boats and pedaloes. There is also the Discovery Centre near the lake, along with an outdoor paddling pool, children’s sandpit and climbing galleon, there’ll never be a shortage or swans and geese to feed.

A thrill-seeker?
Pleasure Island is brimming with theme park rides, family and kid’s rides, shows, and performances from the birds and sea lions, acrobatic shows and a magic factory!
Call 08445 040104


If you’re looking for natural areas, Weelsby Woods is the place to visit.
The area also boasts an open grassland, play area for the children and car parking.

Found on Park Drive is the People’s Park.
The idyllic park is perfect for relaxing and watching time as it passes. Te hectares of land offers a lake with Coot, Moorhen, Mallard and Canada geese.
It’s a popular destination for recreational activities, and general visitation as the park holds a play area for children to bask in.

Dive into Grimsby’s maritime history at the Fishing Heritage Centre.
Discover the life of a trawlerman and the families of the 1950s, experience sights, sounds and smells from that era as visitors are taken through the Centre’s interactive displays, plunging them right into the deep end.

To uncover the weird and wonderful past of Grimsby by visiting Grimsby Town Hall Goal found deep in the Town Hall’s prison cells.
Open weekly, from 10am – 4pm.
For more information, call 01472 324109.

We can provide you with the perfect base for your travelling ventures about Grimsby and Cleethorpes!
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