Category Archives: Christmas

Local Gift Ideas // North Lincs

Local gift ideas from independent businesses

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2019 Scunthorpe Christmas Lights Switch On

The 2019 Scunthorpe Christmas Lights Switch On is taking place on Saturday 30 November throughout the town centre.

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Travelling historical market comes to Normanby Hall for Christmas

Autumn at Normanby Hall

Step back in time this Christmas as Normanby Hall Country Park is set to welcome the Travelling Christmas Historical Market for the first time.

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The Wortley House Hotel


Telephone: 01724 842223


The Wortley’s friendly staff will be more than happy to assist you.

The Wortley House Hotel
Rowland Road
DN16 1SU

Why not make a night of it?
Book a hotel room at The Wortley House Hotel

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Santa’s Grotto Experience // Brigg Garden Centre

Experience opens on 17th November 2017.

Santa’s Grotto at Brigg Garden Centre

The Grotto Experience at Brigg Garden Centre

Join Santa and his Elves in our new 40 minute Magical Grotto experience

• Children £10  • Adults £1

  • 40 minute experience with a party of up to 15 children
  • In Santa’s workshop create your own Christmas Decoration
  • Help the Elves make magical Reindeer food for you to take home
  • Have a Christmassy sing-a-long with our jolly Elves
  • Join Santa for a chat in his magical Grotto
  • Watch as your present comes down the chimney
  • Have your photograph taken with Santa (additional charge)
  • Complete the experience with a magical train ride

How to book Santa's Grotto at Brigg Garden Centre

Press the ‘Click here to book for Santa’s Grotto at Brigg Garden Centre’ button below…  

  • Tell us who is coming and select the date and time
  • Enter your details (please include age and gender of your child / children
  • Check your details (please check your booking carefully).
  • Make payment through our secure payment page.
  • Print or save your ticket to your device and have it with you when you visit Santa.

  • Have a great time.

The Grotto Hotline is now open for help with your booking.

Call 01652638285

(Mon – Sat 9.30am – 6.00pm)

(Sundays 10am – 4.30pm)

Bring the family together this Christmas with our new Grotto Experience.

Brothers, sisters, cousins and close friends, bring them all as a group to Brigg Garden Centre this year and together enjoy the most magical Grotto experience we have ever created. This new 40 minute experience gives children the opportunity to spend more time with the elves in their workshop – creating a Christmas decoration for you to take home and assisting the Elves in making magical reindeer food. Join in the Christmas cheer as you sing Christmas songs with the busy elves before you enter Santa’s Grotto.

Knock quietly on the door before you enter, Santa may be sleeping (he’s a very busy man you know). Once you have woken the jolly old elf from slumber, Santa chats with the children in the comfort of the cosy Grotto. Then it’s time for presents! A little knock on the hearth of the fireplace and from the chimney a present appears, beautifully wrapped and labelled with your child’s name, a special gift from Santa. Have your photograph with Santa and choose from a range of products to have your picture displayed before collecting your golden ticket to board the magical train ride.

Online booking only. ONLY £10 per child and £1 per adult.

Bookings can be taken for one to twelve children and larger group parties are welcome. If you would like to book a larger group in to see Santa then please call us to check availability and to book your party (subject to availability). Please see full terms and conditions on our website. Due to the nature of experience this year we can only accept advanced bookings.



Local sellers, crafters and makers are a great place to pick something up. Whether it be handmade with love or  a one off piece. We like to support local so why don’t you check out some of these unique pages. If you see something you like then share a page or two and help out the smaller businesses of the area.


Vintage Willow handmade is a new venture from a local lady bringing you upcycled and recycled goods. From furniture to decoupage Drawer knobs and other misc items. The use of Chalk paint and Annie Sloan products are a regular theme for the items handmade and the use of decoupage images. A set of decoupage drawer knobs may sound a strange thing to buy but these little gems are a great finishing touch to any piece of furniture or even kitchen cupboards. Maybe you have an old piece of furniture that needs a new lease of life and you have a theme in mind? Get in touch involving commission pieces. If you are familiar with a shop that used to be situated on Robert street named Hullabaloo you may well have seen some of the previous works from years ago such as the fluffy mirrors and hand painted wall casts. Visit Vintage Willow Handmade on Facebook Vintage Willow Website


ReInkOurNation is born from the designers desire to reincarnate tired furniture, clothing, jewelry and anything else she can get my hands on. believing in the ethics of upcycling and reinvention, to reuse and save as many items as possible from disuse and the wastes of the landfills. Often using a tattoo theme. Creating one off pieces. ReInkOurNation on Facebook


For independently sourced, hand picked vintage goodies. Selling everything from typewriters & clothes to crockery. You will often catch the stall at local craft fairs and even at the larger markets such as Lou Lou’s vintage fair. Pigeon will hire items as props for photos shoots or theatrical productions. Get in touch to reach an agreement on pricing for hiring. Pigeon Vintage on Facebook


Vagrant Art is a project to use materials destined for landfill or melted down as scrap and turn them into things of beauty. Vagrant Art On Facebook


Based in Scunthorpe selling all kinds of vintage, retro and antiques goodies.

Black Cat Vintage On Facebook


Fab Crafts Facebook Page If you are a local to Scunthorpe Small Independent retailer or business. I.e you make crafts or sell vintage one off pieces.

Get in touch to be included. Please include information.

If you are already listed and would like a description adding please inbox us. or email

Returning in the New Year:

Lou Lou’s Vintage Fair

Saturday, 17 January, 2015 12:00PM
The Baths Hall
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Please ring 0844 8542776 for more information
This event will take place at the Baths Hall.

Lou Lou’s is now the largest vintage fair in the UK serving 42 towns and cities across the nation. The fair features the finest vintage traders spanning the 1920s-1990s, a vintage tea party, a vintage hair salon & live acts.

Fairytale Christmas // Brigg Garden Centre

Last night we booked a trip to see Santa at The Brigg Garden Centre for 2yr old Eve, can’t say I remember ever going before especially not at Christmas. But I suppose Trent Valley was closer to home.

First appearance of the Garden centres exterior was quite dismal and unimpressive so we weren’t quite sure what to expect.We obviously chose a quiet period as we went in the dark around 5pm.

As you walk into the garden centre, as you will know if you have ever been it is rather large. Anyway we followed the arrows and signs to the rear of the garden centre and from a distance you could see the sparkly Christmas delights and illuminations.

When you finally reach the Brigg garden centre ‘Fairytale Christmas’ you are quite overwhelmed, not by the price of the Christmas trees although they are something to be quite overwhelmed by, but by the grand display of Christmas trees, lights, decorations and effort.

For a small child it was more than exciting and a lot to take in.There were a lot of seat and comfy sofa benches set about the place some of which were seated directly in front of a quite specular polar bear band. Mechanical polar bears, larger than life playing the piano and other instruments.Impressive.

You then continue down the path, following the signs to Santa’s Grotto and the Yuletide train. We reached the gate and were greeted by some very happy and smiley elf’s. We confirmed our booking and were told we could ride the train and play on the two bouncy castles and then take a place in line for Santa when we were ready.

When booking the Santa experience online and seeing it was £8 it seemed quite expensive but once seeing what you got for the £8 it was definitely well worth it.

So after a merry little train ride around the track and a bounce on the castle it was off to see Santa, guided by the friendly Elf your taken to Santa’s door and told to knock, his voice bellows ‘Come In’. Another good thing about this Santa visit is upon booking you enter details about your child i.e. their name and it personalises your child’s visit.

So the usual Santa chat happens in a nice little room and he passes your child a golden ticket and they are told to visit his toyshop, you exit from the back of his room and sure enough there is a lovely little toyshop, including some mechanical Santa’s little helpers imitating the toy making process.

This golden ticket entitles your child to pick ANY toy in the room and there is a wide variety.Little Eve couldn’t quite decide as I think she was probably a little over taken by the amount of toys and the choice options. So silent and bemused was more the word to describe her reaction. The toys were all good quality not rubbish you might pick up at the pound shop.

The option of printed memorabilia was presented at the end via a keyring, snow globe etc.

There is a lot of other things around as well such as a talking oak tree and large over scaled animals to sit on. There was even a line of funfair mirrors to have a laugh at.

Overall this was a great experience for any child and worth the trip and the money.

You can book online here:

2014 // Festive Dates// Firework Displays & Christmas Switch On



Glanford Park

Wednesday  5 November

Barton Bonfire – Baysgarth Park- Gates open 5.30pm, 6pm bonfire, 6.30pm fireworks, Barton. Organised by Barton Lions. £3 adults, £1 unaccompanied teenagers, under 16s free if accompanied by adult.

Scunthorpe Rugby Club Bonfire-Gates open 5.30pm, 6pm bonfire, 6.45pm fireworks – Heslam Park.

Winterton Bonfire- Gates open 5.30pm, 7pm bonfire, 7.20pm fireworks – Winterton Showground. £10 per car or £3 Per adult & £2 per child if on foot.

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