Category Archives: Family


The Hollywood Special Effects Show, the interactive science and special effects family show, is back on tour! Bigger and better than ever, the dangerously explosive school holiday treat is coming to The Baths Hall, Scunthorpe, on Saturday 30 and Sunday 31 July 2016.
Audiences will be able to get closer to the action than ever before as this interactive and explosive family show goes behind the scenes of many favourite blockbusters films to discover the science and secrets of creating movie magic.  Live on stage, the show’s team will give a revealing insight into the world of special effects, taking families on an exciting journey as they feel the heat of an onstage inferno, marvel at gruesome sci-fi monsters, are blown away by apocalyptic weather and hold on tight through huge explosions!


CLEEFEST // Family Fun Festival

Saturday 25th July
Cleefest Meridian Showground

Cleefest returns to Meridian Showground for another year. This family-friendly festival will be sure to entertain the whole family with its fantastic live entertainment and leading tribute acts including One Direction, Bon Jovi and Madness.

For more information and to book tickets please contact the Tourist Information Centre who will be happy to help with your enquiries. 01472 323111 or email


FREE: Stick & Splodge Under 5’s @ 20:21 Art Centre Every Thursday

Stick n splodge is a great activity morning for under 5s Located at the 20:21 art centre and it’s completely free.

Stick n splodge runs every Thursday from 10.30am till 12.00pm it provides a host of different activities for your little ones to enjoy.

It is getting increasingly popular as the weeks go on. Activities include water play, ball pools, painting, sticking, playing with instruments and each week there are different activities and things to make and take home. For your really little ones they provide a soft baby corner filled with safe toys for babies to enjoy, so why not bring your little ones to enjoy some free creative fun.

20:21 Art Centre Facebook


Written by Simone Q-T

Dandi’s Playzone// Relocated & Reopened

Dandi’s playzone is now open, after closing it’s doors at South Park Industrial, Bottesford in May. The playzone has now re opened after being granted permission to relocate to Holyrood Drive on the Skippingdale Estate. The new premises is situated behind Wilsons carpets.

The Hospital Players present ‘How the Other Half Loves’



How the Other Half LovesThe local theatre group The Hospital Players present ‘How the Other Half Loves’

A Comedy by Alan Ayckbourn

Directed By Rachael Elliott and Mick Metcalfe

Tuesday 23rd – Saturday 27th September 2014 Continue reading The Hospital Players present ‘How the Other Half Loves’

ONGO Carnival Today @ Manor Park

  • 6th August 2014
  • Time: 11:00 – 15:30
  • Manor Park, Burringham Road, Scunthorpe , 01724 298868 [map]
  • FREE (excluding food and refreshments)

Roll up, roll up, for the biggest event of the ongo year!

FREE* annual tenant fun day has been transformed into the ongo carnival, with entertainment for all ages including:

circus skills workshops
& much more to be announced

So come along in August and join the fun…just make sure you bring good weather with you!

*not including food & refreshments

TWEET: @ongoUK

ongo is a partnership, set up by North Lincolnshire Homes, with one promise: everything we do is put back into local communities.

Review – Scotterfest 2014

Its summer, its a Sunday afternoon and the sun is indeed shining. So what else do you need? I’ll tell you what you need… Parrots… Massive Parrots…

…And live music, quality live music, maybe a bouncy castle, candy, a bbq, a tombola, beer, good friends. All this and more and you’ve got what was Scotterfest 2014. Held at the 1889003_1447788785490294_2372497936992696453_oSun & Anchor in Scotter on 27th July. It was all done to raise money in support of The Manor Care Home. Its a bit of a reviewers nightmare having to write about a load of bands at the same time because you’ve got to try and find a different way of saying “they were good” for each act. (and they all were good). I’ll have a go anyway. As always each of the bands names are links to their official Facebook pages.

Opening up was Matt Hercock and his (Visible) Invisible Band in the shape of Mr Jack Spence on the drums. Truly excellent musicians both and a bit of a treat really to get them as openers. A bit of Elvis a bit of Paulo Nutini, the perfect start. Second was Rachel Cooksey accompanied by Mr Jack Spence, but this time he’s playing guitar. Rachel’s soulful voice drifted over the crowd, a nice little chill out session at the beggining of the afternoon. Next up was me Nick Akester, I’m not going to say anything about me except, thanks for giving me a chance Chris, the crowd were great and I was glad I decided to play my own songs in the end because thankfully they seemed to like them. Following after me was Young Knights, three immensely talented lads, did a great version of Little Lion Man by the Mumfords. I think its hard enough singing and playing guitar at the same time but the lead singer was playing a bass drum and high hat with his feet at the same time as both those. I think Iain Daniel was next. I like Iain he is a fantastic showman and a fantastic guitarist, and normally he swears a bit but this was a family friendly event and he did himself proud. Great Set mate!

I’ve just realised the10459009_1447793468823159_1018049485710246490_o running order I got sent before the day, the one I’m referring to isn’t what happened on the day haha. So if I get a couple out of sequence sorry. Next up (possibly) was Grace and The Undercovers, a well known and much respected band in the area. Grace had all the moves and the band rocked along with her and the crowd. Loved their version of Rocks Off by Primal Scream. Following Grace was Rachel Lewis a hard-working songwriter with a belting voice. Respect anyone who can do. You’ve Got The Love and come even close to the Florence version. Excellent. The 8th (probably) band of the day was Duke & the Daisy playing a mix of covers Van Morrison, Johnny Cash, classic stuff and their own compositions, two of which are currently in the final of a national song-writing competition. You can always see the crowds honest affection for these two. The next two bands were Lizzie Goddard and Twisted Revolution, I think it was that way round. Lizzie gets better every time I see her, playing a mix of covers and her originals which also grow better and better each time I hear them and they were already good. Twisted Revolution were consummate as ever beginning with Come Together and nailing one of my favourite songs of all time Dirty Old Town by The Pogues.10275392_1447790522156787_7729896711887315092_o

Stay with me we’re nearly there. Up stepped the mighty Ramble Gamble, did what they do so well, a band of misfits with an abundance of folk and soul. Brilliant. They then morphed into Martin & the Entertainers. With the ineffable and energetic Welsh man geeing up the festival with his unique brand of covers and his devastating medley ending in the well known refrain of Hey Jude… Na na na na-na na na… Always goes down well. The head-liners were The Summits and this was to be their last ever gig with university commitments stopping them from continuing as they were. But with a bit of Stereophonics, Oasis, and oh yes The Quo they got themselves a double encore so perhaps a good way to end it all.

Well done Chris for bringing it all together there were a few hiccups as their always is but at the end of a wonderfully sunny day it was all for a good cause and everyone really enjoyed themselves, what more can you ask for. So here’s looking forward to next year Scotterfest 2015 (using the same facebook page just follow the link)

Chris would like to extend his thanks to the following – (just click any name for a link to each)

Martin Morgan for hosting the day, cowboy hat and all.

Steve & Martin of Enforce Specialist Security Solutions and there Boss Simon Fisher for providing gate security

The House of Bounce from Kirton Lindsey for the Bouncy Castle, Hook-a-Duck and the sweet stall

Paddy Beggs and his Ice Cream Stand.

Rebecca Cross of Allsorts Childrens Entertainers for face painting and glitter tattoos

Gizmo Blue and Gold Macaws (The Massive Parrots)

Chris Moffat for doing the sound and also taking photos.

Bob Riach of Jigsaw Photography for photos

Simon Frankish of Henry’s for the crowd control Barriers

Manor Care Home for the Cake Stall and Tombola

And of course all the bands for their time.

Humber Street Sesh Saturday 2nd Aug

Humber Street Sesh is a one day festival to promote and celebrate the excellence and diversity of Hull’s Creative Community. Featuring over 150 local bands across 10 stages with a comedy stage, skate park, pop up cinema, art galleries, photo exhibitions, street theatre a street market and street entertainers all squeezed into the fruit Market area.

Disabled accessDisabled toiletsFacilities for groupsAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencing

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 2 Aug 2014 10am to 2am
Gates open at 10am and the event closes at 2am. There are a limited number of tickets (2000) available on the gates.


Wristbands can be purchased for the website or from selected outlets. Wristbands are priced at £3.

Under 12’s go free with a paying adult.

Hull Box Office

07737 464524

Do You Want To Humber Hop This Sunday?


Across the Humber Bridge | Sunday 27th July | 10am-5pm

YMCA Humber’s mammoth space hopping mission, the Humber Hop returns for 2014 and will again take place at the iconic landmark of the Humber Bridge on Sunday 27th July.

Fundraisers will space hop across the bridge to raise money so we can help provide sporting and cultural activities to some of the most deprived local communities across the Humber Region. 

Over the last two years, YMCA Humber has helped communities across the Humber Region put on events that have benefited their local areas.

Teams of between one and six people can take part in the event for a registration fee of £20 per group, which covers the cost of one space hopper, which we will provide to you, and any repairs that need to be made, and they can then raise funds online.



Register for this campaign – click “Sign Up”

to fundraise and review results

SUPPORTERS, you can:
1. Sponsor an Individual
2. Sponsor or Join a Team
3. Make a direct donation.

If your team needs more space hoppers then you can purchase them for £20 at the following link:

YMCA Humber Shop

The £20 price covers the cost of the Hopper and also postage and packing. If you would prefer to collect the space hopper from our offices, please contact us using the details in the top right corner of this page and we will waive the P&P costs.