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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


    Children’s Storytime // Cafe INDIE 

    Here’s something cool for those of you with kids… Next Saturday (25th) Cafe INDIE have got another popular storytelling event.

    Kirsty from the wonderful Rhubarb Theatre will be presenting THE SNAIL AND THE WHALE, by Julia Donaldson (creator of The Gruffalo). Kirsty’ll be telling this delightful tale of friendship between an unlikely duo, and their wonderful adventures.

    Two sessions at 10.30 and 11.45 in the morning, and the cost is £3.50 per child. 

    Booking in advance is essential – and places are limited so it’s first come first served.

    When you e-mail david@cafeindiependent.org.uk to secure your place, please also remember to specify which of the two sessions you’re interested in…

    Kirsty from Rhubarb will also be running a free workshop here in March, for adults who want to learn about storytelling skills. We’ll let you know a little more nearer the time, but put Monday 13th in your diary…


    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!

    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: http://www.britishgardencentres.com/centres/brigg/