10 Things to Do in Cleethorpes That You Shouldn't Miss

December 8, 2017 Margarita Chappel

Cleethorpes is a seaside resort on the estuary of the Humber in North East Lincolnshire with a population of nearly 40,000 in 2011. It has been permanently occupied since the 6th century, with fishing as a primary industry, while developing as a resort since the 19th century.
Restaurants in Cleethorpes

1. Cleethorpes Coast Light Railway

Lakeside Kings Road | Kings Road, Cleethorpes DN35 0AG, England
Excellent
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4.5 based on 408 reviews

Cleethorpes Coast Light Railway

Cleethorpes Coast Light Railway is a fantastic way to see the resort of Cleethorpes. Steam and diesel locomotives on the 15" gauge track take visitors on a two-mile journey along the seafront, stopping at three stations. But the attraction is much more than a railway. It includes a tea room, The Signal Box Inn - reputed to be the world's smallest pub - a gift shop, locomotive sheds and workshops.

Reviewed By capwalker1953 - Nottingham, United Kingdom

Had an overnight stay in Cleethorpes, went on the train with 2 Granddaughters and Mum and Dad, nice and clean station and café, went towards Cleethorpes end, then did the journey the other way till the end of the line, lovely journey! Lovely staffHello, Thanks for the lovely review. We're thrilled to hear that you had such a good time visiting us! We hope to see you again soon!

2. Grimsby Fishing Heritage Centre

Alexandra Dock, Grimsby DN31 1UZ, England +44 1472 323345
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4.5 based on 394 reviews

Grimsby Fishing Heritage Centre

Experience the height of the fishing industry of Great Grimsby! A job often described as the 'most dangerous peacetime occupation in the UK', these men literally risked their lives in order to bring home fish to a port described as 'the world's premiere fishing port'. Come and see their story!

Reviewed By bug9218 - Northern Ireland

Visited as a family of four one of us was a wheelchair user and the access was excellent, the only part out of bounds for us was the Ross Tiger Trawler which is understandable, the museum offers a glimpse into the life of a Trawlerman...MoreHello and thank you so much for your review. It's wonderful to hear that you found the access good at the attraction for your wheelchair user. This is very important to us. We're delighted that you enjoyed your visit! Kind regards, GFHC

3. Waltham Windmill

Waltham Windmill Brigsley Road, Waltham DN37 0JZ, England +44 7747 597438
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4 based on 79 reviews

Waltham Windmill

Just off B1203 Brigsley Rd.A 134yr working windmill (Charge for visiting upper floors. Free on site Parking, Rural History Museum (entry by donation), Cafe, Restaurant, Miniature Railway, Sweet and other Shops, Railway Carriage Cafe,toilets (including disabled), play and picnic areas and much more. Mill Open Easter to Sept. Some shops and site open every day. Cycle rack.Indian Restaurant open evenings only. We welcome responsible dog owners. Visit website for more details Sat Nav DN37 0JZ

Reviewed By Philip S - Pakenham, United Kingdom

A six sailed windmill situated some 10 minutes from Grimsby. Entry is just £1.50 and there are five floors to climb and the ground floor to explore. Unusually each floor have two flights of stairs, which means the one way system works very well and moving around the mill was very easy. Plenty of displays and information on hand, the only disappointments were there was no outside access for a better view and I missed the milling demonstration.
Free car park and in addition there is a small local history museum plus a ride on train nearby.

4. Cleethorpes Boating Lake

Kings Road, Cleethorpes DN35 0AG, England +44 1472 325012
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4 based on 272 reviews

Cleethorpes Boating Lake

Reviewed By xamz10x

Been living in Cleethorpes over 25 years used to come here all the time as a child one of the best places to come as child many happy great memories. Came here last Sunday for the colour run what a beautiful area of Cleethorpes so much progression has been made over the years very modern and makes Cleethorpes look beautiful a lovely little gem. Great day out and beautiful area for friends,family and children lots to do and very clean and modernized now.will surely come back Time and time again ,next modernized place to do is the beach then Cleethorpes would be wonderful again xx

5. Time Trap Museum

Town Hall Town Hall Square | Town Hall Square, Grimsby, Grimsby DN31 1HX, England +44 1472 324101
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4.5 based on 60 reviews

Time Trap Museum

Discover this surprising attraction within the former police cells of Grimsby Town Hall, it will take you on a time travel journey to uncover the town’s colourful past. As you pass through dark, twisting corridors you will be able to explore mysterious nooks and crannies and make your way up and down winding stairs. You will discover the town’s treasures as you piece together the jigsaw that reveals how Grimsby developed. The old Police cells and prisoner exercise area have been transformed into the Time Trap museum which maps the development of the town into the largest fishing port in the world. It gives brief historical insight into many aspects of local life and shows how this development was fashioned by Law and Order, Disease and Death and indeed The Violence of Politics amongst many other things.

Reviewed By kensmoon - Lincoln, United Kingdom

A fascinating, engaging and entertaining museum, illustrating the history and development of Grimsby with faithful and nostalgic recreations of period rooms, shops, a theatre and particular events like a riot, with a superb and amusing model of the baying crowd. Information panels are displayed as you make your way up and down narrow wooden staircases and in and out of cells in this atmospheric labyrinth. Compared to other museums, presented in the traditional format, the Time Trap makes the most of the history of the town hall with originality, creativity and an eye for detail.

6. Jungle Zoo

Kings Road, Cleethorpes DN35 0AG, England +44 1472 291998
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4 based on 338 reviews

Jungle Zoo

Reviewed By Gemmatheone - Grimsby, United Kingdom

This is a great place to visit lots of animals too see, meerkats parrots alligators snakes spider Ardvark chipmunks monkeys, I absolutely adore the chipmunks they also have goats pig and more, lots to see very enjoyable, average price to get in they also sell food too feed goats.

7. Grimsby Auditorium

Cromwell Road, Grimsby DN31 2BH, England +44 1472 311300
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4 based on 125 reviews

Grimsby Auditorium

Reviewed By mwomo - Grimsby, United Kingdom

I have been to many shows at the auditorium, and while most of the shows are of extremely good quality, the only thing that lets this venue down is the standard of Seating. Very little leg room and low backs make for an uncomfortable evening!

8. Parkway Cinema, Cleethorpes

Kings Road, Cleethorpes DN35 0AQ, England +44 1472 290100
Excellent
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4 based on 239 reviews

Parkway Cinema, Cleethorpes

Reviewed By elaine f

Went with our grandchildren thoroughly enjoyed the experience easy to get our tickets bar and refreshments all within easy reach in the foyer . Very comfortable seats with plenty of room for legs etc, staff polite and helpful would not hesitate to recommend the Parkway for a good night out . Thanks to all the staff.

9. Cleethorpes Country Park

Park Lane, Cleethorpes, England
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4.5 based on 104 reviews

Cleethorpes Country Park

Reviewed By Kathleen W - Cleethorpes, United Kingdom

The country park has a path around it which makes a good walk lasting for about 20 minutes . It is particularly popular with dog walkers and there is even a dedicated swimming area just for the animals. Fishermen enjoy the area as well with special fishing stands.
The real beauty of this park is off the main path with secluded areas particularly good for bird watching.
Unfortunately some areas of the main path and grass are covered in bird mess.

10. Greenwich Meridian Line

Humberston Station | Adjacent to Humber Estuary, Cleethorpes, England
Excellent
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4.5 based on 49 reviews

Greenwich Meridian Line

Reviewed By DoozeUK - Leicester, United Kingdom

We stopped here when we were in Cleethorpes for the day.
It was an interesting visit, especially giving us an opportunity to explain the East/West split of the world to our daughter.
We parked at the end of the Meridian Road, which I believe is free, though soon filled up so arrive early. It's also a short walk up to the boating lake too, of you want a coffee or let the kids play in the sandpit area or take to the boating lake.

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