Take a look at the list below for activities the whole family can enjoy. See also the school holiday activities page for activities for families with eligible children in the Fuelled programme. The Events page also has information about larger community events taking place.
Activities for children, young people and families
Events and activities
Normanby Park Riding School
Enjoy quality instruction and beautiful hacking in our wonderful and historical equestrian facilities and floodlit indoor and outdoor arenas. Superb horse riding instruction from fun and friendly coaches in the centre of North Lincolnshire. Lessons available from 2 years of age. Private 1-2-1 and group lessons and hacking with qualified and insured coaches. Visit their Facebook page for more information.
Horse riding in Lincolnshire
What better way to explore Lincolnshire’s breath-taking scenery than on horseback? West Lindsey has a number of permissive bridleways and set trails for riders to enjoy. Further details, downloadable maps and step by step instructions to help you have an enjoyable ride out are available on the West Lindsey District Council website.
There has never been a better time to visit Normanby Hall, with the region’s first Go Ape, two new playground areas, new membership packages and a programme of events. As well as the Hall, Farming Museum, Gift Shop and Stableyard Café, enjoy historical woodland and a leisurely stroll around our Walled Garden. Whether you want a treetop adventure or a relaxing day out in a glorious setting, there is so much to enjoy.
Visit the Normanby Hall Country Park website for information about events and activities taking place over the summer.
To stay up to date with all the latest news from the Park, sign up to our mailing list and follow our Facebook and Twitter pages.
If you’re looking for ways to keep children entertained and active, NL Active has a jam-packed timetable of activities that includes:
- Swimming and pool activities – find timetables online
- Junior Gym – supervised gym sessions for 11 to 16 year olds. Find the sessions on our group fitness timetables
- Racket sports
- 3G football pitch hire
- Children’s parties
If you’re getting out and about for a walk take a look at The Daily Mile downloads where you’ll find activity sheets to add some fun to your walk. The downloads include:
- Nature Bingo
- Treasure Bingo
- I Spy
- Scavenger Hunt
- Sensory Search
Entry to the museum is free and the opening times are Monday to Saturday, 10am to 4pm and Sunday 1pm to 4pm.
Check out what’s on this summer for children and young people on the What’s On page on the museum website.
Each activity has accessibility information listed on the event page. Booking is required for some events.
Street Sport is back! For young people aged 8 to 18 years.
Each child requires an adult to complete the registration for on their first session. For further information please call 01724 297270.
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Crosby One Centre,
Digby St, Scunthorpe, DN15 7LU
Everest Rd Playing Field, DN16 3EB
4.30pm – 5.30pm
6.15pm – 7.15pm
Playing Field, DN16 1JN
Village Hall Playing Field, DN20 9DY
4.30pm – 5.30pm
6.15pm – 7.15pm
Baysgarth Leisure Centre, Brigg Rd, DN18 5DT
Top Park, Marmion Dr, Winterton, DN15 9XZ
4.30pm – 5.30pm
6.15pm – 7.15pm
|Friday||Ashby||Somerville Road Park, Foxglove Close||4.30pm – 5.30pm|
For a free family day out packed with wildlife and nature don’t miss Waters’ Edge Country Park and Visitor Centre. Explore 110 acres of country park and nature reserve, discover how green you are with our interactive displays or just chill out by the ponds and feed the ducks. Little ones will love our reading corner and giant games and can burn off energy in our outdoor play areas.
In the Visitor Centre you will find the gift shop which stocks a variety of locally crafted gifts including jewellery, toys and games, handbags, scarves, books, stationery and wildlife surveillance equipment.
Enjoy quality coffee and food, whilst taking in the spectacular views over the Humber Estuary at Honey Pot Café located within the centre, with outside decked seating area in the summer. The Honey Pot Café is a privately owned and managed café within the Visitor Centre.
Please note – only guide dogs are allowed in the centre.
Follow Waters’ Edge on Facebook and find out what’s on in the centre and country park.
Visit the Waters’ Edge website for details of other events.
Broughton Youth Club
Monday 6:30pm – 8:00pm (school years 5-7) *
Tuesday 6:30pm – 8:00pm (school years 8-11)
*Booking required, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Kirton Youth Club
Monday 6:30pm – 8:00pm (school years 5-11)
Tuesday 6:30pm – 8:00pm (school years 5-11)
- North Lincolnshire Council Events
- Positive Activities North Lincolnshire – This Facebook site is for young people aged 13-18 yrs and their parents/carers.
- Events & Activities For Kids In The Scunthorpe Area – Facebook group advertising lots of great activities.
Additional activities and virtual activities
North Lincolnshire Museum
Lots of arts and crafts to try – or get into gardening with North Lincolnshire Museum.
Check out what’s on this summer for children and young people on the What’s On page on the museum website.
Get creative and share your art projects with 20-21 Visual Arts Centre
Join the 20-21 Visual Arts Centre Facebook group for some great crafts.
Visit the 20-21 Visual Arts Centre website for more information about What’s On this summer.
Art and pottery courses at Waters Edge
Take a look at the art and pottery courses on offer at Waters Edge Country Park in Barton upon Humber.
Make real life masterpieces with Tate Kids
Interested in art? Tate Kids brings information and ideas on the world of art to your doorstep. You can learn about everything from modernism to surrealism through their videos.
Watch the Tate Kids YouTube channel
Create your own jigsaw puzzle
Create, play and share jigsaw puzzles at Jigsaw Planet.
Find out more on the Jigsaw Planet website
You will also find jigsaws for children and adults at North Lincolnshire Museum.
Develop your child’s communication skills with the BBC’s Tiny Happy People
Tiny Happy People help you develop your child’s communication skills. Explore simple activities and play ideas and find out about their amazing early development.
Visit the Tiny Happy People page on the BBC website
Building young brains with the Big Little Moments
Babies and toddlers are growing and learning every day and the little moments you share can make a big difference. From morning time to bedtime, waiting for the bus to playing together, every moment is a chance to help build a child’s brain.
Find out more on the Big Little Moments page at the Small Steps Big Changes website
Try baking some showstopper bakes with the Great British Bake Off team.
Learn some new recipes from the BBC Good Food website.
Complete an online distance learning course
Kick-start your online learning and sign up for a distance learning course with North Lincolnshire Adult Education and Community Learning. From Principles of Business Administration to Understanding Nutrition and Health, there’s something for everyone.
Some courses are currently free of charge.
Sign up for a distance learning course on our Adult Education and Community Learning website
Learn British sign language
Learn a new skill with actor and dancer Natasha Lamb, who has been teaching children and families British Sign Language.
Watch Natasha’s sign language demonstrations on her YouTube channel
Learn digital skills with Learn My Way
The Learn My Way website has a series of short courses to help you get the most out of being online, including advice on using Office programs, finding a job and managing your money online. A useful resource for complete beginners or those wanting to build up their skills, knowledge and confidence.
Find out more at the Learn My Way website
Create your own fantasy world and games with code
Barclays Bank have created a code playground where they offer free and fun coding sessions for young people, parents and professionals.
You can create music, build and star in your very own computer games.
The North Lincs Camera Club is a relaxed friendly environment where people can get together and discuss photography.
Find out more on the North Lincs camera club Facebook page
Love photography? Some of the biggest names in the imaging industry are sharing top tips and techniques to try at home through free classes and webinars.
Make food matter – love food hate waste
To truly understand why edible food gets chucked away we’d like you to become an investigator. We want you to monitor how much food you and your family throw away at home for one week.
Visit the lovefoodhatewaste website – includes downloadable food diary, asto-nosh-ing food facts, kids recipes and much more.
Sort your sock stuff out – love your clothes
Keep your family’s odd, mismatched or holey socks out of the bin by trying some of these 101 uses for a lonely sock – or get crafty and make yourself a member of the sock posse.
Visit the loveyourclothes website.
The action pack – recycle now
Help make our world a better place and teach others about recycling.
Visit the recyclenow website and share your ideas and photos.
Visit the Local Offer website for resources and activities for children and young people with additional needs.
How to get active in North Lincolnshire
Follow the NLActive facebook page to find the latest ideas, tips and advice on how to get active – including details on what’s happening in North Lincolnshire.
For walking and cycling routes visit walking escapes in North Lincolnshire and cycling in North Lincolnshire.
For the latest information on youth activities visit the Positive Activities website.
Join the world’s largest treasure hunt
Geocaching.com currently has around 561 geocaches located within 10 miles of Scunthorpe. This is a great way to get outdoors and explore.
Build your own running plan with Curly’s Athletes
Curly’s are helping people to build their own running plan with lots of advice on everything from strength and conditioning to endurance and rest.
Find out more on the Curly’s Athletes Facebook page
Exercise videos by NHS fitness studios
The NHS have a wealth of fitness videos and apps that anyone can use, featuring everything from aerobic exercise, to pilates and yoga.
Watch the videos on the NHS website
Work out with Sport England
Join the movement with Sport England who have put together a range of ideas that people can access to stay active.
Find out more on the Sport England website
Getting active when you find exercise difficult with Age UK
People who are building up their strength and fitness can find some great ideas at Age UK, including exercises to help you after a fall, operation or if you have limited mobility.
Find out more on the Age UK website
Take part in a Funetics activity
England Athletics have launched ‘Funetics’ – a programme that has been designed to reflect the requirements of the National Curriculum Key Stage 1 and 2. Their website has videos demonstrating FUN activities based on fundamental core movement skills: running, jumping and throwing.
Find out more on the Funetics website
Look after your mind and body with Her Spirit
A personalised coaching and community app for your mind and body – including live daily workouts, a weekly podcast, weekly community challenges, weekly live meditations, and immune boosting recipes.
Get started on Her Spirit website
Try a relaxing yoga session with Cosmic Kids Yoga
It’s important to take time to look after physical and mental wellbeing.
Reduce anxiety and take part in Yoga by visiting the Cosmic Kids Yoga YouTube channel
Dance along to the Greatest Showman with Oti Mabuse
Get your dancing shoes on with Strictly Come Dancing star Oti Mabuse as she leads online dance classes, including popular classics from Frozen and The Greatest Showman.
Join the classes at Oti Mabuse’s YouTube channel
Helpful advice for mums to be or new mums with This Mum Moves
Learn more about the benefits of an active pregnancy and continuing activity after childbirth, as well as ideas to help you move more.
Join the North Lincolnshire Youth Council
If you are aged between 11 and 19 (up to 25 with special educational needs and disabilities) and you want to voice your opinions and have your say, you can join the Youth Council and promote your views and that of your peers.
Find out more on the website or follow them on Facebook.
Join a friendly community of fellow mums with the Mush app
Mums who use the Mush app can find friends with kids the same age, attend virtual meetups, get advice from parenting experts and fellow mums, and join chat groups based on everything from their due date to their love of reality TV.
20 of the best podcasts for teens from Good Housekeeping
Good Housekeeping have created a list of the top 20 podcasts for teens, that offer a whole range of topics such as ‘Part-Time Genius’, ‘Song Exploder’ and ‘Mental Music’
Watch storytime videos with Play Avenue
Messingham based Play Avenue are filming stories for little ones to enjoy, with the help of their lovely dogs.
Listen to the stories on the Play Avenue Facebook page
Blast into space with local children’s author Addy Farmer
In ‘A Place Called Home’, Eddy, Freddy and Blip blast off into space, landing on extraordinary planets and meeting extraordinary creatures. But what will happen when they encounter the terrifying black hole in space? Will they ever get home again? A rhyming story of adventure and bravery that’s out of this world!
Watch Addy Farmer reading ‘a place called home’ on YouTube.
Download a bestselling e-book on BorrowBox
Escape into a good book and let your imagination fly! With the free BorrowBox service from North Lincolnshire Libraries, you’ll be spoilt for choice. There are a wide range of titles from authors including Lee Child, David Walliams, James Patterson and Hilary Mantel.
Find out more on our BorrowBox page
Enjoy a great selection of titles with RB Digital app
With a library card from North Lincolnshire libraries, you can download a fantastic selection of e-books, audiobooks, magazines and more for free through the RB Digital app.
Find out more on our libraries page
Access more than 700 magazines and newspapers with the PressReader app
Read your favourite magazines for free with the PressReader app. Download the PressReader app and use the Library option to sign in.
Find out more on the PressReader website
Storytime with David Walliams
Listen to a free story read by bestselling author David Walliams.
Bring culture into your home with BBC Arts
The BBC are streaming performances of poetry, ballet, music and film as well as providing ideas for art activities at home.
Watch them at the BBC Arts page on the BBC website
Watch a production with National Theatre at Home
The National Theatre are streaming weekly recorded performances on their YouTube channel. Previous shows include Jane Eyre, One Man, Two Guvnors and Twelfth Night.
For more information visit the National Theatre website
Watch a West End show
Bring the West End to your living room every Friday evening, featuring recorded performances of top musicals from Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber, including the Phantom of the Opera.
Watch the performances on the shows must go on YouTube channel
Live stream concerts
The show must go on! Songkick have brought together a list of some of the best live stream performances coming up around the globe.
Find out more on the Songkick website
Enjoy a trip to the canal without opening your front door
As an alternative to visiting in person, the Canal and River Trust are building a vast library of canal-related films, images, interactive content and stories for you to enjoy from the comfort of your own home.
Set off on a cultural adventure and step inside some of the world’s best museums from the comfort of your home with a virtual tour.
Explore Normanby Hall and the Rural Life Museum
Virtual visitors can explore Normanby Hall and The Rural Life Museum – enjoy the stunning period rooms and exhibitions from the comfort of your own home.
Take the tour of the Hall, or explore the Rural Life Museum
Visit North Lincolnshire Museum
Take a virtual tour of North Lincolnshire Museum
The Streetlife Museum of Transport, Hull
Climb aboard and explore 200 years of transport history and walk through a 1940’s high street.
Take a virtual tour of the Streetlife Museum of Transport on Hull City Council’s website
The British Museum, London
The British Museum’s remarkable collection spans over two million years of human history and culture, and includes world-famous objects such as the Rosetta Stone, the Parthenon sculptures, and Egyptian mummies.
Take a virtual tour of the British Museum on their website
The Natural History Museum, London
Discover the world from your living room with 360 tours of nature walks, trails and fossil hunting as well as panoramas of the Antarctic.
These can all be found on the Natural History Museum website
The Louvre, Paris
The largest museum in the world is also home to one of its most impressive art collections, including the iconic ‘Mona Lisa’, by Leonardo da Vinci.
Take a virtual tour of The Louvre on the You Visit website
The Vatican Museums, Rome
Explore one of the world’s greatest art collections, assembled by popes since the 17th century. The virtual tour includes the Sistine Chapel, painted by Michelangelo.
Activity ideas for people living with dementia
The Alzheimer’s Society have put together a blog of online activity ideas for people living with dementia, including puzzles and music playlists.
Read the blog on the Alzheimer’s Society website
The ThinkNinja app brings self-help knowledge and skills to children and young people (10-18 years old) who may be experiencing increased anxiety and stress.
Find out more about the app on the Helios website
Bugsy Batty: The Coronavirus
It can be hard to talk to children about the coronavirus. Author Virginia Dellow has written a story, ‘Bugsy Batty’ to help explain the changes they might be encountering.
Watch the animals playing at Messingham zoo
Messingham zoo are keeping everyone entertained with videos of their adorable animals, including monkeys and meerkats.
Watch the videos on the Messingham zoo Facebook page
Spot a panda at Edinburgh zoo
Watch animals including pandas, tigers, koalas and penguins on live webcams from Edinburgh zoo
Watch the webcams on the Edinburgh zoo website
Bring the forest home with virtual reality
Get back to nature and entertain the children with Forestry England. Visit a tree nursery, explore forest machinery and learn about different habitats for wildlife with their virtual tour.
Find the activities on the Forestry England website
Explore the hidden worlds of the National Parks
Follow National Park rangers on their journeys around volcanoes, fjords, caverns and canyons.
Watch the digital tours on the Arts and Culture with Google website
Draw the bug face!
Wildlife and nature fans can find lots of activities, drawing ideas and fun facts sure to make you scream on BBC Earth Kids.
Enjoy the activities on the BBC Earth Kids YouTube channel
Build an online animal habitat with Switch zoo animal games
The Switch zoo website features learning resources for children to watch, listen and play games about animals.