Cleethorpes Country Park
In 2011/12 Cleethorpes Country Park was awarded the Green Flag Award, putting the park amongst the best in the country.
The park is open all year.
How to find us:
Car parking is from Park Lane, Cleethorpes.
There is a public footpath from Kings Road, Cleethorpes.
In the summer season you can visit the park by train. You will arrive at Cleethorpes Town railway station and then take the Lollipop Train from the Pier to the Leisure Centre and then the Cleethorpes Light Railway to the end of the Boating Lake and finally by public footpath to the park.
Weelsby Road, Grimsby.
Weelsby Woods are easily accessible from both Grimsby and Cleethorpes and are very well used for informal recreation. The area contains natural areas, as well as open grassland, large play facilities and car parking.
In the summer and most weekends there is a café ice cream parlour.
This year Weelsby Woods was designated a Local Nature Reserve. This is North East Lincolnshire's 4th Local Nature Reserve.
The woods also retained its green flag stature for the second year in 2011 putting the park amongst the best in the country. The Green Flag award is the national recognition of a good quality park with particular focus on the quality of its management and operations.
People's Park, located on Park Drive in the centre of Grimsby, is the ideal place to relax and watch the world go by. The park sits on 10 hectares of land and in the centre is a lovely lake with mallard, coot, moorhen and Canada geese. The large grassed area is popular for recreational games or to relax and have a picnic.
The avenue of trees is a lovely picture especially when the spring bulbs are out in bloom. The scenery within the park is perfect for photographers and artists alike.
The park has two bowling greens and a croquet lawn, which are cared for by the park staff and are utilised very well.
The equipment is set out in the shape of a Grimsby trawler, with the climbing net as the funnel, swings as the cabin and trim trail as the sides of the ship.
People's Park is a Green Flag Park and has won the award for four years running, putting it amongst the best in the country. The park has also won three Green Heritage awards during the same period.Haverstoe Park
The park was opened by Her Majesty The Queen, Queen Elizabeth II, in her Jubilee year of 1977. One of its main features is a sensory garden standing on the front car park.
A café was opened on the park in 2011.
Hubbards Hills in Louth
Thousands of people visit Hubbards Hills year after year. Acres of parkland, a babbling brook with stepping stones and "Pooh Sticks" bridges make this a very popular destination for all ages throughout the year. Perfect for ball games, picnics and family fun.
Hubbards Hills was donated to the people of Louth, made possible by the monies left in the will of Auguste Alphonse Pahud in the early 20th century, was an inspirational gift.
The Sea Front Gardens are situated in the main tourist area of Cleethorpes on the sea front near the Pier.
Dolphin Gardens - this has trees, flower beds and shrubs. It is dominated by a central piece of art work of an anchor with dolphins.
Sea Road - this has a central island of gardens.
Pier Gardens - here you enter a large tarmac area with two wall gardens in the centre and to the left a wildlife area. As you go further into the gardens you pass trees, shrubs, and flower beds. When you come to the centre of the gardens there is a waterfall cascading from the top of the gardens down onto Central Promenade. To the rear of the waterfall is a putting green and crazy golf.
Still travelling south are more stunning flower beds, trees, shrubs and a maze. You then arrive at a war memorial dedicated to the crews and ground staff of RAF North Coates. Finally at the most southern end of Pier Gardens is Ross Castle a Victorian folly dating to around 1885 when Pier Gardens was first built.
All the time you are walking along the gardens you have a view out onto the Humber estuary and the shipping travelling up and down the river in one of the U.K's. busiest shipping channels.
From here you will also see Haile Fort and Bull Fort (see heritage and history for more information) the guardians of the Humber during the War.
Every year Cleethorpes competes in the Britain in Bloom competition and the Pier Gardens is a central part of this entry. This year Cleethorpes was awarded a Gold award and won the Resort category for East Midlands in Bloom. It then went on to win the National competition in the Resort category with another Gold award.
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ELSHAM HALL GARDENS AND COUNTRY PARK
Elsham, Near Brigg, North Lincs, DN20 0QZ