School’s out! Boredom-busting activities to keep the kids entertained this summer

Tourism, Museums and The Arts
09:17, Thursday, 28th July 2022

School’s out and across North Lincolnshire young people can look forward to a fun-packed summer full of exciting activities.

North Lincolnshire Council has teamed up with more than 40 community groups to launch the Fuelled activity programme, which returns bigger and better than ever.

The scheme offers thousands of children, many from low-income homes, the chance to join boredom-busting activities.

This summer there are more events to enjoy than ever before, with exciting new activities including motocross alongside popular favourites like arts and crafts and sports camps.

Photograph of children playing football

Children enjoying football in Epworth during the Fuelled activity programme

Places are available to book now at the Fuelled page on the council website. Eligible children have been sent a letter containing a unique code and information on how to register.

As well as the Fuelled programme, there are lots of summer-holiday activities taking place at council-run facilities that are open to all young people.

Families can enjoy one of the world’s biggest exhibitions of street art at Scunthorpe’s 20-21 Visual Arts Centre.

As well as admiring works by Banksy, KAWS, Blek le Rat and many more, people can get creative and add their own urban art designs to the ARTivities graffiti wall.

New Icons is open until 5 November and tickets are free for North Lincolnshire residents. Book on the gallery website.

Photograph of a child drawing on the ARTivities table at 20-21 Visual Arts Centre

Great creative at 20-21 Visual Arts Centre

Tomorrow (Friday 29 July) families will have the chance to come face to face with the Vikings, watch fearsome combat displays, listen to incredible Norse Myths and much more!

It’s all part of North Lincolnshire Museum’s Living History Day, with dozens of free, hands-on activities available between 10am and 4pm.

On Sunday 31 July Waters’ Edge Visitor Centre and Country Park’s ever popular Wildlife Day returns.

The Barton-based attraction will be taken over by all creatures, great and small from 10am to 4pm, with visitors able to handle slippery snakes, pet and feed the alpacas and friends, get their face painted and more!

Photo of two alpacas

Meet the alpacas at the Waters’ Edge Wildlife Day

Free swimming sessions have been made available to all under-16s for the whole six week holiday, helping young people to stay active.

Other activities on offer at NL Active leisure centres include everything from snorkelling and sea scooters to junior gym and racket sports.

There’s an event to suit all interests across North Lincolnshire this summer. Fans of Japanese comics won’t want to miss North Lincolnshire Libraries Manga Meet-Up.

Visitors will have the chance to meet local artist Ezrith and try their hand at drawing manga style in a comic crash course. The session takes place on 25 August from 2pm to 4.30pm at Scunthorpe Central and tickets, costing £1, are available to book now via Eventbrite.

Artist drawing characters in a Japanese manga style

Fans of Japanese comics won’t want to miss the manga meet up

Riddings and Brigg Community Hubs, together with Scunthorpe Central, are all opening their doors for Breakfast and Books throughout the holidays. Families will receive a healthy breakfast while enjoying reading and craft activities. The sessions are also a great opportunity to take part in Gadgeteers, this year’s Summer Reading Challenge which focuses on science and innovation.

To stay up to date with what’s on at council-run facilities over the summer, visit our website. The Visit North Lincolnshire Facebook page is also regularly updated with lots of exciting activities across the county.