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Rain + Cleethorpes = Fun!

You may doubt us, but the weather really doesn’t have to put a damper on your day or your choice of activities to do during the day for that matter!

Whether you’re visiting Cleethorpes or you’re a local, rain has always been an issue with halting plans and having to rearrange activities, unfortunately, the weather cannot be controlled, although on the plus side, you can arrange your plans around the weather, and here a few things to do when it’s raining:

1. Visit the arcades

The Mint Arcade is not only a great retreat for when the weather is a bit damp, it’s a great way to rid of all of those pennies and even re-live you childhood of wasting the day away on the machines and winning nothing but more pennies.

2. Go to the leisure centre

The logic of getting wet when you don’t want to, versus jumping into a swimming pool – a heated one at that – seems more inviting, don’t you think?
You can stay warm and have a brilliant day out at the leisure centre, where’s there’s a gym and even a squash court too.

3. Watch a film

The Parkway Cinema and Theatre isn’t just a place to watch films, the venue also hosts the regular comedy nights and shows.

4. Discover the Discovery Centre

The Discovery Centre is a great way to get your fill of culture, with some fantastic exhibitions from local artists, and most of the admittance is free!

Rain should never be an excuse to stop your plans for the day, and in Cleethorpes, there are many alternatives!

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Four fun things to do in Grimsby!

The Beeches Hotel is based in Grimsby, and although it has received some poor press over the years (probably due to its name coming from the Danish word for Grim), we wanted to show everybody just how wonderful Grimsby could be!

In this blog, you’ll find our 4 favourite places to visit throughout the whole of Grimsby. What would you add to this list? Let us know in the comments below!

The People’s Park

Tucked away behind a number of houses in Bargate, you’ll find a large, scenic park that hosts a lake, playing fields and even greenhouses. Of course, we’re talking about People’s Park. You can take a ball with your kids to run around with, feed the beautiful families and ducks and swans and you can even view a host of natures favourite animals and woodland creatures living in their habitats. There’s a Gardening Centre, which is ideal for your little ones as they can visit the various animal enclosures that holds birds, chickens, rabbits and guinea pigs! Brilliantly, a number of the things to do inside the park is free, so you can have hours of fun with the family enjoying nature and appreciating the animals.

The People's Park is Grimsbt

The People’s Park is Grimsby

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Fishing Heritage Centre

Although you may already know it, Grimsby is an incredibly important port for Britain, with a Museum in the town dedicated to the fishing heritage. A number of exhibits sit inside the museum, offering video look backs at the history of the town and its role in Britain’s history. A host of smells, sights and sounds are to be had, bringing history to life in a fantastic manner. The museum is located just outside of the town, with a small admission fee for visitors.

Fuzzy Ed

Be situated just a 10 minute walk from the centre of the town, the Fuzzy Ed Indoor Soft Play Area offers a wonderful hour of fun for your children. Entrance is a minimal £2.50 per child, a small price to pay for what’s on offer! The massive two storey playground has ball pit, tunnels, slides, climbing equipment and even zip wires! Luckily, Fuzzy Ed run a ‘toddler time’, which allows your little ones to go in and have massive amounts of fun without the fear of being knocked over! There’s a sizeable amount of desks and chairs where the adults can sit and chat, read a magazine or two and have a cup of tea.

Fuzzy Ed's has fun for all of the family

Fuzzy Ed’s has fun for all of the family

Elsham Hall

A few miles out of Grimsby, you’ll find the beautiful Elsham Hall which is full of wonderful country gardens. Planted with some of nature’s most beautiful plants, Elsham Hall has a wide range of wonderful flowers for everybody to see. Children can come too, as a playground sits in the gardens, next to a butterfly garden, historic cottages and even a mini farm that has goats and chickens! Just remember to bring a picnic!

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Bloomfest brightens Grimsby’s streets!

What’s one of your favourite sites around Grimsby in the Summer?

Ours is the fantastic array of beautiful flowers on offer every single year, flowers that give Grimsby a new lease of life with their undisputable beauty.

The 2014 Bloomfest was attended by thousands of visitors, all who came along to witness the extensive range of flowers and attractions on display for their enjoyment.

The event was organised by Grimsby In Bloom and the event was full of fun for the whole family! Singers, scarecrows and stiltwalkers all paved the way for a number of families to enjoy the festive fun!

The scarecrows may have frightened the children – and maybe even some of the adults – who attended the day, but all found a fun time in the gardens. As the scarecrows were propped up against walls and benches, they would move as passersby would walk on, giving them a considerable fright!

The scarecrows were just one of many attractions available in the fun day!

Professional gardener Nick Hamilton had this to say about the day: “The enthusiasm of people is fantastic. Bearing in mind how much money they had, they have done a superb job.”

“The flowers in containers in Deansgate Bridge on the way in are magnificent. People so often take for granted the hard work that goes in to making a place beautiful.”

Chairman of Bloomfest, Elaine Atkinson said: “The aim this year has been to bring in as many families as possible.

“The Earthbound Misfits have been excellent as ever and the whole event has made people aware of what Grimsby In Bloom is all about.”

She added: “We have already started our campaign for next year and hope more people will join in.”

The results are set to be announced around the 17th September, so be sure to check back for any updates!

Do you love Grimsby just as much as we do? Let us know in the comments below!

For more on our fantastic town, please visit our website.

“Grimsby must be one of the most talented places in the world!”

“Grimsby must be one of the most talented places in the world!”

An Evening With Karen And Kevin From Grimsby bought Strictly Come Dancing champion Aljaz Skorjanec, whom performed at the event in Grimsby Auditorium. Kevin Clifton and fiancée Karen were the brains behind the three-hour bonanza, putting on the show after the show Flash Mob, a show which they were both originally planned to star in had to be cancelled at the last minute.

Strictly stars stepped in and helped put together the show, with a helping hand from parents Keith and Judy Clifton. The shower performed to a packed audience in the Grimsby Auditorium, with special guest Susanna Reid joining her partner Kevin from this year’s Strictly on stage once more.

Kevin and Karen together performed a host of different dances, gaining a standing ovation from the everly impressed crowd.

Kevin said: “We were feeling pretty nervous beforehand. It’s not every day you have to put together such a massive show as this in just a couple of weeks, so we weren’t sure how we’d do. We just need to say a big thank you to all those who came and to all those who made this happen!”

Two other Strictly dancers: Aljaz Skorjanced and Janette Manrara – who perform on the show alongside Kevin –also performed on the show, bringing along more standing ovations and fabulous dance moves along the way.

A new star was also born with the appearance of Kevin’s sister Joanne, who has already signed up to perform in the next series of Strictly.

A new dancing star was born when Kevin’s sister Joanne appeared in the show. Wowing the crowd with her dance moves, Joanne revealed that she has already signed up to perform in the new series of Strictly Come Dancing. She originally retired from professional dancing in December of 2013, when she was crowned Ballroom Showdance World Champion.

Three lucky compeitiors had won places in the competition through the Grimsby Telegraph and they all performed alongside the show with three Strictly dancers. They took part in a mini Strictly-style competition that was hosted by the attending special guest Susanna Reid.

What do you think of the Strictly style of dancing in Grimsby? We’re proud to have it so close to home!

Please leave your ideas in the comments below and visit our website for more news around Grimsby!

What do you look for in a hotel?

What features are important to you in a hotel?

There are little things that people enjoy in their homes, as the little things are what really make the bigger picture. These likes will transfer to other things in life and there are features in accommodation that people look for in order to make their decision. There are universal features that are commonly associated with a hotel and people will look at the features available to them before deciding on whether your establishment is the right place for them to stay. Though these features are basic, they ensure customers have a comfortable stay in your hotel, so here are seven key elements to consider when choosing a hotel for your next holiday.

Cleanliness

Cleanliness is the biggest factor in any form of accommodation. There’s no point having luxury items in your hotel if they’re going to be covered in dirt and grime. Lack of cleanliness hugely affects the chances of people staying at a hotel, as well-maintained bathrooms and various facilities will provide comfort and tranquillity to customers. Cleanliness is a must for all businesses, regardless of size.

Services and Facilities

Customers want to ensure that their accommodation will not only give them a clean and healthy environment, but one that delivers both great service and facilities. These two factors can be the decider between yourselves and competition, as they support your needs, no matter how niche.

Location

Location is an incredibly important feature, as it will determine how far people are willing to travel to reach local commodities. The shorter time in travel will result in longer days, so this will maximise holiday time for your audience. The hotel location needs to be optimal for the best coverage from hotel stayers.

Price

Pricing is naturally a factor for anybody on a budget, but travelling ‘in style’ doesn’t have to mean that they have to pay out of their nose for a hotel room. Competitive pricing is always a good thing!

Amenities

Though many travellers don’t plan on spending most of their time at the hotel, any time that they rest in your establishment should be rewarding and effective. Good amenities will aid them unwind in pleasure and convenience. Amenities to look for are:

·        TV

·        Mini bar

·        Hair dryer

·        Climate control

·        Comfortable seating

·        Phone and internet access

Reliability

Reliability will forever ranks high among travellers. When choosing a hotel with a good brand name reputation, any hassle that usually presents itself is taken out of having to choose a hotel for every trip. Your holiday will be is fuss-free when you know that you’ll be getting clean, well-appointed comfortable rooms with excellent services and facilities.

Service

The people will make the hotel what it is – travellers should expect prompt, efficient and good service from their accommodation. Good hotels make customer service a priority, ensuring to quickly attend to requests from their customers. Actively ensuring that guests are getting the most out of their stay is a must, whilst also respecting their space and privacy.

What else do you look for in a hotel? Let us know in the comments below.

 

Events in Grimsby: May to July 2014

There are many up and coming events in Grimsby that excite us, but below are some of the biggest acts in the Grimsby area from May until July this year. Whether it’s music, comedy, fitness, relaxation, history or stage that you crave, be sure to use the following events to fill all of your fantasies!

THE HOT RED CHILI PEPPERS

Times: From Wednesday, May 15 2013 to Wednesday, May 14 2014

THE ULTIMATE JOHNNY CASH TRIBUTE NIGHT

Times: From Wednesday, May 22 2013 to Wednesday, May 21 2014

Qigong and Traditional Chinese Martial Arts

Times: From Tuesday, August 06 2013 to Thursday, July 31 2014

N.E Lincolnshire Makers & Creators. New members evening.

Times: From Monday, September 30 2013 to Sunday, September 14 2014

Deep Relaxation Meditation

Times: From Wednesday, October 23 2013 to Tuesday, October 07 2014

Auction Night

Times: From Tuesday, March 25 2014 to Tuesday, November 25 2014

Trolleybus Museum

Times: From Saturday, March 29 2014 to Sunday, October 26 2014

Rick Wakeman With The Jules Verne Symphony Orchestra

Times: on Thursday, May 01 2014

The Illegal Eagles: Eagles Tribute

Times: on Friday, May 02 2014

Buddy Holly’s Winter Dance Party

Times: on Saturday, May 03 2014

The Sex Pistols Experience: Sex Pistols Tribute

Times: on Saturday, May 03 2014

Unfamiliar Ground

Times: From Tuesday, May 06 2014  to  Saturday, June 07 2014

The Simon And Garfunkel Story

Times: on Thursday, May 08 2014

Joe McElderry

Times: on Thursday, May 08 2014

Past Masters: Cliff Richard And The Shadows Tribute

Times: on Friday, May 09 2014

The Tommy Cooper Show

Times: on Friday, May 09 2014

City escapes to countryside hotels in Britain

Do you live in the City and feel like you need a short or long weekend city escape? Get away from all the noise and stress in the city? Sometimes a short break to the countryside is maybe just what you need, but what will you be looking for?

What to look for when finding that perfect countryside escape?

 

The Beeches

Grimsby beach escapes

Maybe you’re someone who prefers to visit  a location with a nice beech? It isn’t uncommon to want nice sandy beeches and hope that the weather stays clear but sadly in England this is sometimes hard to come by, With only the summer time to enjoy our coastal beeches there isn’t many choices but this beech based in Grimsby would be the perfect walk when you wish to clear your head.

 

Luxury Hotel Rooms

luxury hotel room escapes

You can’t beat a luxury hotel room to stay in just to help relax yourself more, if you’re one of them people who like to escape the city and book a luxury hotel room to never come out of then this is common too, thousands of people per year visit hotels to escape the city and say they never usually go out even to explore the wonderful towns around.

 

Attractions in the areaNational Fishing Heritage Centre Grimsby

If you’re not one of them people who prefer to sit in the hotel room when escaping the stress of life then maybe you’re the one to visit as many attractions as you can, if you want to escape the city life then you’ll be willing to travel to a destination packed of historical or breath taking attractions.

 

cheap hotel escapesLast but not least would of course the cost of city escapes, in today’s world paying top prices to get away isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, resulting in everyone trying to find the best deals or cheapest hotels.. please don’t be fooled to book a sham of a stay! But also don’t over pay for a stay you could of got cheaper, the only way to do this is to just keep looking & scanning the internet.