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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.

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