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Here’s a list of just some of the events and gigs this week in the Scunthorpe area. You can request a review for an event or send in events via or the form.

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What’s On This Weekend // 2nd-4th March

Here’s a list of just some of the events and gigs this week in the Scunthorpe area. You can request a review for an event or send in events via or the form.

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Scunthorpe Nights Advert

Kids & Family Events // 2018


Jeddybear & Gary’s Picnic


Scunthorpe Nights present Jeddybear & Gary’s Picnic
(£5 per ticket) See more info here.

Soft Play

Princess Party

Museum Minis

13:30 – 14:30
Weekly on Friday
North Lincolnshire Museum @ Oswald Rd, Scunthorpe,
Free sessions for children under 5 and their grown ups at North Lincolnshire Museum. The sessions will take place in Dudley’s Den, our under 5s room. Join us for fun, stimulating activities designed for you and your little ones to play and learn together in our unique museum environment. Facilitated by our Learning team, the sessions will explore a theme from the museum through creative play, stories, singing and sensory exploring. Sessions include a free snack. No booking required, just come along. Sessions now running through all school holidays.

Wacky Warehouse Family Disco

Friday, 2 February 17:00 – 19:00

Monthly on the first Friday
Old Farmhouse – Wacky Warehouse, Doncaster Rd, Scunthorpe

Dudley Discovers, Fun Weekend Activities

Saturday, 3 February
10:30 – 15:30
Weekly on Saturday
North Lincolnshire Museum @ Oswald Rd, Scunthorpe,

Free Dudley Discovers includes make and take crafts, games, dress up and other fun activities. Themed around the Museums award winning collection, Dudley Discovers helps bring local history to life in a fun and inspiring way. Activities will change every weekend. Suitable for all ages.

Bowling Wicked Wednesday

(£2.20 per game)

18:00 – 23:00

Weekly on Wednesday

MFA Bowl, Warren Rd, Scunthorpe

All Star Super Slam Wrestling

Mon, 12 February, 19:30

Baths Hall, Scunthorpe

Knights and Dragons

Tuesday, 13 February

10:30 – 15:30

North Lincolnshire Museum

February half term Knights and Dragons Monday 12 February to Friday 16 February, 10.30am-3.30pm This February half term we have free Knights and Dragons activities and crafts to keep everyone entertained. Learn how to make your very own unique paper Knights helmet to prepare you for battle. Make a fire breathing Dragon later in the week, so you can fend off any Knights you may meet around the Museum galleries. We encourage all our little Museum visits to dress up as a Knight or Dragon and take part in our Dudley children’s trail around the Museum. Find exciting fun facts about Knights and Dragons, and look out for our Sea dragon in our new Geology gallery. Best dressed of the week will win a £5 gift voucher to spend in the shop. For our little under 5’s we will have a small Dragons trail, and Dudley’s Den will be open, with some themed activities including the play Castle and little Knights activity. Courtyard Tearoom will be open daily offering a full menu, including our popular children’s lunch boxes. Please take a look below to see which craft activity will be running on each day. Make a Knights helmet on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday Make a fire breathing Dragon on Thursday and Friday.

Dear Zoo visits The Plowright Theatre

Saturday, 24 and Sunday, 25 February.

Dear Zoo, the timeless children’s classic book, makes its stage premiere at The Plowright Theatre, Scunthorpe on

Tickets are on sale now!

Rod Campbell’s best-selling lift the flap book has delighted generations of young readers since it was first published in 1982. And has since sold more than 8 million copies worldwide.

This production will delight all those who have read the book (both young and old) as it unfolds with child-engaging puppets, music and lots of audience interaction.

Dear Zoo, by author and illustrator Rod Campbell has delighted generations of young readers since it was first published in 1982, and has sold more than 8 million copies worldwide. Rod Campbell’s well known children’s books with their simple, distinctive drawings and often repetitive text engage young children in learning to read and gaining confidence in their reading ability.

The play is for children aged two years and upwards.

Tickets are priced £14 each. Buy 10 tickets, get one free. Family ticket (either two adults and two children or one adult and three children) is £50. Booking fee applies.

Alternatively call The Box Office on 0844 8542776. Calls cost 7p per minute plus your phone company’s access charge.

Energize – February Half Term Activities @ The Pods

The Pods, Ashby Road, Scunthorpe, DN16 1AA

  • 10 Feb 2018 – 18 Feb 10:00amMonday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
  • Other ideas
      • MFA Bowl Scunthorpe. Scunthorpe. Ten Pin Bowling Alleys. …
      • North Lincolnshire Museum. Scunthorpe. Museums and Art Galleries. …
      • The Pods. Scunthorpe. …
      • Cheeky Chimps Playzone. Scunthorpe. …
      • Dandi Lion Playzone. Scunthorpe. …
      • Pink Pig Farm. Scunthorpe. …
      • Arial Trail. Scunthorpe. …
      • Normanby Hall Country Park. Scunthorpe.


    For more ideas visit this great Day out with the kids website


    Urban Art & Family Funday // Town Centre

    Urban Art Now!

    Graffiti elephant smoking a cigar and holding a tin of spray paint, Urban Art Now!, 20-21 Visual Arts Centre, Scunthorpe

    22 to 24 September 2017

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    Kids & Family // Jump Up & Play Mas – Carnival Arts Weekend

    Jump Up & Play Mas’ Carnival Arts Weekend takes place from Thursday 28th to Saturday 30th September. Continue reading Kids & Family // Jump Up & Play Mas – Carnival Arts Weekend


    Events For Kids & Families // Scunthorpe

    Please feel free to send in anymore you are hosting or know about and we will add it to the list. Continue reading Events For Kids & Families // Scunthorpe


    Review // GEEKABILIA Cleethorpes

    Review written by Steven Potter

    As a regular attendee of the Scunthorpe convention scene, upon hearing of the cancellation of 2 events (S-Con and Sci-Fest), I decided to look into what other local events were happening.

    Whilst Scunthorpe is still getting its own Comic con, (North Lincs TV & Film Comic Con presents Scunthorpe Comic Con 3 at the Baths Hall on Sunday 18th June 2017), I still wanted to attend more.

    I had previously volunteered to take photos for S-Con and Sci-Fest over the last few years and had some of my photos appear on the Scunthorpe Telegraph website for last years Comic Con, but I really enjoy photography and knew a few people going to the Cleethorpes Con so decided to attend on the Friday.

    As the event was being held at Cleethorpes Leisure Centre, which is only a short train journey away and a few minutes walk, I got got up early Friday morning and arrived at the venue not long before the doors opened.

    Outside the building, an inflatable TARDIS and Mr. Stay Puft the Marshallow Man were on display, with many people taking their photos with them whilst waiting to enter the venue.

    Upon entering the building, I was greeted by the staff and immediately noticed several props nearby, which including a bat signal, several models including Batman, ET, Rocket Raccoon, Groot, Star-Lord and Dobby, as well as a ghost containment system and Vigo painting from the GhostBusters movies.

    There were a large number of cosplayers including members of The SuperHeroes Cosplay Group and The Sentinel Squad. Both of these groups travel the country attending events and collecting money for various charities.

    I spoke to Katie Richmond Cosplay, who is a member of The SuperHeroes Cosplay Group and was one of the most popular cosplayers in attendance on the day, with her outfits based on Disney’s Moana and Ariel the Little Mermaid.

    “Geeks Cleethorpes was a fantastic event.” said Katie. “I was there as part of the SuperHeroes Cosplay team who raise funds for Ashgate Hospice.” “The venue was fab and it was a pleasure to meet so many talented cosplayers”.

    I also met and chat with several cosplayers including WolverSteve, who is such a huge Wolverine fan that Hugh Jackman knows who he is and he was personally invited to meet Hugh and attend the Logan premiere.


    I managed to grab a chat with Luke Barnes, who played Rast in Game of Thrones. He told me how he enjoyed meeting his fans and how he is really busy with a number of projects, including several that he could not legally talk about at the moment. He did talk about an event he has coming up in Hull in June, that combines local music acts with a theatrical story and was really excited about it. Luke was also one of the judges in the cosplay competition at the end of the day.

    I also chatted to Chris Rankin, who played Percy Weasley in the Harry Potter film series. Chris told me he was very busy with with projects that he couldn’t talk about but has a lot of events coming up where he will be meeting his fans, including Germany.

    Alan Harris, best known as Bossk in Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, told me how he had retired from acting many years ago and how much he loves meeting Star Wars fans. He even took time to pose for a photo with a member of The Sentinel Squad dressed as Bossk for me. He said he is really excited to be coming to Scunthorpe Comic Con 3 in June.

    Alan Harris and Bossk-1
    Alan Harris & Bossk

    There were other guests including comic book artist Grant Perkins and YouTube gamers Pizza Games Fun Times, who were filming for their YouTube channel, but I was too busy to have a proper talk to them.Pizza Games Funtimes.jpg

    I really enjoyed myself and feel that the only negatives were that the event may need to look into finding a bigger venue if they continue to grow, hopefully with similar public transport facilities and that there could possibly be a few more interactive events taking place at the show, such as guest talks from the celebrities, have the comic artist do a live drawing on stage or have him offer a drawing class, a how to YouTube and Cosplay talks etc.

    These could be paid for events or even add a few pounds on the ticket price to cover the events. They could even charge a little more for a V.I.P. ticket which would get you access to all the events.

    “Geeks” Comic-Cons return to Cleethorpes Leisure on Saturday 11th November 2017 with their Heroes & Foes event that hopefully I will be able to attend. They also have a number of other shows coming up including Lincoln, with a full list of events listed on their Facebook page.

    All images and content courtesy of Steven Potter

    UPDATE // The Hunt for Hidden Treasure -20:21 Visual Arts


    Sadly the treasure hunt is now OVER as the Grimsby family of geocachers  pick up their second find. They painstakingly cracked the last coded painting and found the gold near to San Pietro by a wooden fence. Lucky them and well done for cracking it. Continue reading UPDATE // The Hunt for Hidden Treasure -20:21 Visual Arts


    Review // The Hunt for Hidden Treasure -20:21 Visual Arts

    The hunt began at 10am on Saturday morning when the Visual Art Centre opened it’s doors to reveal the 5 paintings with the codes to crack as to where the location of the hidden treasure is. Continue reading Review // The Hunt for Hidden Treasure -20:21 Visual Arts


    North Lincs Arts, local groups & Events

    Update for February 2017 from North Lincolnshire Arts Development, partners and local groups

    There are a number of exciting events coming up in February 2017. Continue reading North Lincs Arts, local groups & Events