Here's where to go for entertainment over the August Bank Holiday

Without wishing to frighten anyone, it’s the last Bank Holiday before Christmas rolls around on the calendar. And with promise of a mini heatwave, you might be looking for activities to keep you or your family fully entertained throughout the three day holiday. Temperatures in the Grimsby and Scunthorpe area are forecast to be warmer than recent days with highs of around 27C possible between Saturday and Monday.

So if you have some free time away from work, here’s a round up of events and activities across North and North East Lincolnshire.

Geekmania Cleethorpes

Tickets are now on sale for Cleethorpes Geekmania

Geekmania returns for August Bank Holiday Monday, August 26 between 10am and 4pm at Cleethorpes Leisure Centre. Special guests include; Gareth David-Lloyd – Torchwood, James MacKenzie – Raven, Sam Oatley – Doctor Who, David Fynn – Trolls/Game of Thrones, Mickey Lewis – Doctor Who. Lots of cool and geeky collectables, they’ll be something for all ages and budgets, along with a trader market, Cosplay competitions – come dressed as your favourite Hero or Villain and enter our competition, where you could win a prize. 

The SuperHeroes Cosplay will be bringing some of your favourite movie/TV characters to life, they’ll also be hosting the Cosplay Competitions in the Cosplay Zone Prop Displays, get your photo with life size props and replicas on show during the day. Gaming – VR set ups will be running all day. 

The awesome Geek Asylum is joining the fun too. Tickets: Teen/Adult GBP6, Age 6-12 years GBP4, Family Ticket (2+2) GBP15. On the door admission is available too: Teen/Adult GBP7, Age 6-12 years GBP5, Family Ticket (2+2) GBP20.

Free admission for children age 5 & under at all times. www.eventbrite.co.uk

North Thoresby 1940s event

Here's where to go for entertainment over the August Bank Holiday

This year’s ever-popular North Thoresby 1940s event will be the last one to take place but it promises to go out in spectacular fashion, with Battle of Britain Memorial Flight flypasts from the Lancaster and a Spitfire, which are due at 3.25pm on the Sunday and 2.15pm on the Monday respectively. There will be a host of 1940s re-enactment groups, both military and home front and main event sponsors, Prestige Auctions of Grimsby, will be giving free valuations on the Sunday and holding a three-hour auction of vintage items on the Monday.

The village play park will be the centre of historic displays, presentations, hands-on experiences, activities and vehicles – including “Sniper Alley”. There will also be a photo booth allowing visitors to dress in vintage clothing and have their pictures taken. Archery experts will be in attendance too along with very popular birds of prey along Church Lane.

Elsewhere, the Methodist Chapel will host displays by organisations, a pop-up bookstore, with stamps and other collectibles. A minibus will also be running throughout both days between the village and Lincolnshire Wolds Railway, while horses and carriages will be around and about along with little steam engine rides. The Memorial Garden will be a market place – stalls will stretch along the road past the Village Hall, which will have the NAAFI cafe, a fantastic display of Second World War artifacts and a vintage hairstylist.

Other attractions include; horse box bar, ice creams, caricaturist, vintage clothing and accessories, locally made wines and craft stalls and The New Inn plan to have a band playing. St Helen’s theme will be kitchen memorabilia, cakes and tea/coffee and bric-a-brac with Des’ wonderful bacon butties outside. The school will be open on Monday between 10am and 2pm with a Second World War art display and tours of the school.

The two full days when the centre of the village is closed to traffic during the day are Sunday, August 25 and Monday, August 26, with a 1940s Dance on the evening of Saturday, August 24 and The Great British Quiz on Saturday, August 17 in the Village Hall from 7.30pm. Keeping with the wartime theme, on Friday, August 23, the new Village Cinema in the Village Hall will be showing the American film classic Mrs Miniver.

Epworth and District Agricultural Show

Here's where to go for entertainment over the August Bank HolidayKnights of the Crusade re-enactments are among the displays planned for this year’s Epworth and District Agricultural Show

This year’s show will be bigger and better than ever after the introduction of an additional show ring. The 73rd show will take place on Bank Holiday Monday, August 26 and will provide a day of entertainment, competitions and fun for all the family while celebrating Lincolnshire’s rural heritage.

It will be held at the Epworth Showground, off Wroot Road, with the show to begin at 9am. Visitors will be able to enjoy a main show ring, a fun ring, a beer tent and a horticultural tent, with a variety of displays and performances scheduled throughout the day alongside a programme of equestrian events.

Timetable for the Epworth Show 2019

Main show ring

10.15am Tractors
10.45am Classic Cars 
11.30am Paws
12.00pm Side Saddle 
12.30pm Falcons
13.00pm Flyball
13.30pm Prison Dogs 
14.00pm Falcons
14.30pm Paws 
15.00pm Shires  Fun ring 

10.00am Bernese Dogs
10.30am Penalty Shootout
11.30am Knights of the Crusade Re-enactment
12.15pm Mounted Fancy Dress
12.45pm Bonny Pony 
14.00pm Knights of the Crusade Re-enactment Beer tent 

11.00am It’s All Relative
11.30am Treading Softly 
12.00pm Children’s Fancy Dress
12.30pm Mr Magic
13.15pm Streatbeat 
14.00pm Treading Softly
14.30pm It’s All Relative
15.00pm Live vocalist Highlights in the main ring will include falconry, side-saddle, classic car and tractor displays, as well as flyball races.

The fun ring will feature Knights of the Crusade re-enactments, along with mounted fancy dress, Bernese dogs, penalty shoot-outs and bonny pony displays. Live music, competitions and entertainment will be on offer in the beer tent and there will be plenty going on for younger visitors with an indoor soft play area, fairground rides and attractions and a fancy dress competition. Admission to the show will be GBP7 adults, GBP5 concessions or GBP19 for a family ticket.

Under-fives will be admitted free of charge. A free shuttle bus will be in operation from 9.30am, travelling between Albion Hill and the Showground and picking up en-route.

Bert Boyden community centre

Here's where to go for entertainment over the August Bank Holiday

If you’re looking for a whole afternoon of games, virtual reality and to be pictured with a Tardis – the Bert Boyden community centre summer fayre in Immingham is the event for you. Packed with entertainment, games and food for all ages, Nunny’s Farm will be taking over the front lawn with their mobile farm, allowing the chance for children and adults to meet the animals.

Joining them outside is Harrison’s Ices who will be serving ice creams, whilst Humberside Fire and Rescue will attend with a fire engine. Bounce Busters will be in the back garden with their large bouncy castle and this area will also have free garden games to play for little kids and for big kids too! Entertainment in the back garden is provided by Centerstage Audio with live music from local artists, Ramble Gamble and Ash Johnson.

Magical Memories children’s entertainers will be there to captivate younger children with songs and games. Inside the centre, The Boyden Brew will be serving hot and cold snacks, as well as serving cold alcoholic beverages. Arts and crafts will be taking place along with table top stalls selling handmade gifts andjewellery.

Try your luck on the  tombola or have your photo taken next to an almost full-size fan replica built Doctor Who Tardis – a dominant feature in the main entrance from HireMyTardis. For older kids, The VR Experience will provide anyone over 13 to play games in virtual reality – from first person shooters to calming interactions under the sea, there is something for everyone’s taste The summer fayre on Carver Road, Immingham opens on Sunday, August 25 from 12pm until 4pm.

Lincolnshire Wolds Railway

Here's where to go for entertainment over the August Bank HolidayOn August Bank Holiday Monday this year the Lincolnshire Wolds Railway will be celebrating the 10th anniversary of the first public train to run on its restored line.

Peckett ‘Fulstow’ departs from Ludborough station with a train for North Thoresby.

On August Bank Holiday Monday this year the Lincolnshire Wolds Railway will be celebrating the 10th anniversary of the first public train to run on its restored line between Ludborough and North Thoresby stations. To mark the occasion the LWR is offering free travel on that day to anyone whose birthday falls on Monday, August 26. Just bring along proof of your birth date to claim a free ticket to ride on the train.

Bank Holiday fun Saturday, August 24 to Monday, August 26 – Anything Goes – A mix of Steam and Diesel power running over three days. Trains will be running hourly from 10.45am – 3.45pm each day. For more information and to donate to the ‘Making Tracks for Louth’ appeal, go to www.lincolnshirewoldsrailway.co.uk

Grainthorpe Festival of Arts

Here's where to go for entertainment over the August Bank HolidayGrainthorpe school pupils made fantastical fish from willow, it will be on display in the church

A three-day event selling paintings and crafts over August Bank Holiday weekend, with over 400 pieces of artwork  exhibited in St Clement’s Church.

Crafts will be on sale in Tithe Farm Barn and in the Village Hall Church Lane, Grainthorpe, LN11 7JR. Louth Textile Group will be displaying and selling their amazing work. Members will be able to talk to visitors about working with textiles.

Local based Rushmoor Star Quilters will be exhibiting several quilts and wall-hangings. Andrew Poole, silversmith, will be demonstrating and available to discuss working with silver. Grainthorpe school pupils spent a day willow weaving and made fantastical fish which will be on display at the church.

Admission is by catalogue at GBP2. Children under the age of 16 are free when accompanied by an adult. Refreshments will be available at St Clement’s Cafe in the Village Hall.

Car Parking is free. A Preview Evening is to be held on Friday, August 23 from 7pm to 9pm in the church. Admission for the preview evening is by catalogue at GBP2 – a glass of wine or a soft drink, with plum bread and cheese are available for a donation towards costs.

Catalogues allow readmission to the festival all weekend.

Waltham Windmill

Here's where to go for entertainment over the August Bank HolidayJohn Prior collects fares as Geoff Morgan and Tom Burton prepare their Hunslets for the next run at Waltham Windmill’s miniature railway

A three-day Bank Holiday gala at Waltham will feature the world of miniature models along with some big attractions. Grimsby and Cleethorpes Model Engineering Society has a host of special exhibits and displays lined up for this year’s event at its Waltham Windmill headquarters. Other full-size trucks on show will include Scammel, ERF, Volvo, Commer, Scania, and AEC while not far away will be displays of model trucks.

Classic cars, tractors and motorbikes are also on the agenda plus a full-size steam roller – an 89-year-old Wallis and Steevens that will be in steam for the majority of the event. The RAF will be saluting the event with three Battle of Britain Memorial Flight flypasts over the weekend – from the Dakota on Saturday, the Lancaster on Sunday and the Spitfire on Monday, all subject to weather and availability. There will be a free exhibition of members’ models on the grassed area within the club’s track and no event would be complete without the trains running on the society’s permanent track.

Rides for adults and children are GBP1 a head (normal tickets will not be applicable for this event). The society will again be offering visitors the opportunity to ‘Drive a Locomotive’ under the expert guidance of a club member, and model steam wagons and traction engines will be in action. Entertainment over the three days is also scheduled to include the Scunthorpe and District Pipe Band and Highland Dancers, while among special guests will be Miss Great Grimsby and District, 18-year-old Jasmine Pullen, sponsored by the Market Tavern, Cleethorpes, who will be attending on Sunday.

Throughout the event, Humberside Fire and Rescue will have a fire appliance located on site, while Humberside Police will be present with a traffic car on at least one of the days, both subject to availability. It is hoped there may be an appearance from an American Dream truck on Sunday but this is to be confirmed. On a much smaller scale will be the club’s new garden gauge railway – where locomotives and rolling stock will be running on the steadily growing 32mm and 45mm tracks.

Classic model shop of Cleethorpes, will be displaying a variety of garden gauge models that are available. Several organisations will be manning stands over some or all of the three days, including Cleethorpes Coast Light Railway, the Institute of Advanced Motorists, Louth Navigation Trust, craft stalls, railwayana, bric-a-brac, an Immingham and Grimsby dock display, Grimsby, Cleethorpes District Civic Society, East Coast fundraisers (cancer charity), Susan Milsom Fusion Creative Arts, and  John Eva’s amazing scrapyard display in miniature. The society’s very own Uncle Wainwright’s sales stall of secondhand tools, materials and other items will be ‘open all hours’.

The free-to-enter gala will be open from 10am to 4pm on Saturday, Sunday and Monday (August 24-26) and car parking will be supervised by the Sea Cadets for a small donation to their funds.

Cleethorpes Fun fair

Here's where to go for entertainment over the August Bank HolidayCleethorpes Fun Fair is a great day out for the whole family to enjoy

The Cleethorpes Fun Fair is at Meridian Showground until Sunday, September 1 – with over 20 rides and attractions. Visitors can enjoy spin after hair-raising spin, with an unlimited ride wristband on amazing attractions from white knuckle thrillers to wholesome family fun. The highlight of the fair is Snow Storm, a Ferris Wheel which also spins riders upside down, spinning in suspended seats.

Once inside the fun park all the attractions are free for a one off admission charge of GBP6.99 – for up to three hours of fantastic fun. Enjoy brand new dodgems, the G-Force or the waltzers, ski jump, kids roller coaster, fun house, the acrobat and an amazing selection of children’s rides. Food and games are payable once inside the security controlled site so mum and dad can always enjoy a coffee while the kids are enjoying the rides.

There is even a kids play area within the park featuring some giant games, a sand pit with giant deckchairs and on Saturdays there will be Superhero characters on hand to entertain the kids while on Sundays there will be dinosaurs. Each day there will be three sessions from noon – 3pm, 3-6pm and 5-8pm. Wristbands are on sale for a one off charge of GBP6.99 – GBP2 off vouchers given out in all local shops.

Height restrictions apply on some attractions while non riding adults accompanying children who are sampling the attractions pay just GBP2.

Caistor Arts and Heritage centre

Here's where to go for entertainment over the August Bank HolidayCaistor Arts and Heritage Centre has several events each month for all ages

A Gin Festival (Gin, Music and Meal) is on Friday, August 23rd & Saturday, August 24 from 5pm – 10pm. The festival features fine gins and cocktails by Bottle and Carriage. Also featuring live music and a supper of slow roasted spiced lamb or Mexican mixed beans with flatbread, salad and minted yoghurt.

One gin on arrival included in the price, further drinks and tapas are available to purchase. GBP20 per person in advance., GBP22 per person on night. Booking essential, call (01472) 851605, ask at the cafe or message through their Facebook page.

Updates will be listed on Facebook.

Other local events

Here's where to go for entertainment over the August Bank HolidayRand Farm Park

 

  • Rand Farm Park, is located near the main A158 Lincoln to Skegness road, about two miles North on the Lincoln side of Wragby. Clearly signposted off the A158, postcode LN8 5NJ. Throughout the day, everyday until September 3, you can meet Pete the Dinosaur roaming and roaring around Rand Farm Park in tow with his baby dinos.

    There’s also the chance to dig for fossils and conquer the summer straw fort. For the bank holiday weekend only, join the Build a Dinosaur workshop where you can make, take home and cherish your new dino best friend for GBP11.99 (GBP10.99 member discount). Open 10am – 5pm daily.

    Must be purchased in advance – charged separately.

  • Entertainment at the Cartergate Club, Friargate House, Cartergate, Grimsby DN31 1QZ, on Monday, August 26. Singer Noz will perform and there will be a BBQ, bingo, raffle and name cards. From 2pm until late, the club is open from  11am, all welcome, accompanied children only, free admission.

    Tel 01472 354135.

  • Charity fun day, Sunday, August 25 at Holton le Clay Cricket Club, from 2pm. Live music Sam Simmons, Matthew Lloyd and Palm trees of Venice. Plus a rodeo bull, local business stalls, sports day races, raffle, tombola and BBQ.

    Proceeds to Mind, Andy’s hospice, and Children’s Heart Surgery

  • Bank Holiday Monday, why not start your day with a big breakfast at St Bartholomew’s Church Keelby. The Church will be open for breakfast from 8.30am until 11.30am. GBP7 for adults GBP3.50 for children.

    All proceeds to the Church.

Here's where to go for entertainment over the August Bank HolidayThe Lancaster bomber is always a great sight in the Lincolnshire skies

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  • A fly past by the Battle of Britain Lancaster will be among the highlights of an emotional reunion weekend. The RAF Elsham Wolds Association, formed to remember all those who flew and supported 103 and 576 Squadrons based at the north Lincolnshire airfield during the Second World War. The annual reunion weekend is on Saturday, August 24 and Sunday, August 25, with a dinner in Elsham village hall on Saturday at 7pm.

    On Sunday, a service will be held at the Memorial Garden on the former airfield at 2.15pm and this will conclude – weather and aircraft serviceability permitting – with a fly-past by the BBMF Lancaster at around 3.15pm. For more info: Keith Macrae 07860 953359.

  • Fun for all the family at St Martins Church, Scartho Road, Saturday, August 24 from 11am-4pm. Games, stalls, teas and much more.

    All proceeds to benefit the patients of Grimsby hospital.

  • The Old Clee Club sees Marblehead Johnson take to the stage on Saturday, August 24. Taking their name from a Bluetones song, the band faithfully create songs by Britpop artists such as Blur, Oasis, The Stone Roses , Paul Weller,Ocean Colour Scene, Supergrass to name but a few. Doors open at 7pm, band on stage at 9pm.

    Tickets are GBP10 in advance, GBP12 on the door available from the club, Replay Records and the Cobblers shop Brereton Avenue. More information: 07804638451.

  • Birdseye Social Club, Ladysmith Road, Grimsby are celebrating their 60th anniversary over the weekend of August 23, 24 and 25. All welcome to enjoy a fabulous line-up of entertainment.

    From 8pm, Friday, August 23 is Jade, plus bingo, raffle, play your cards right. Saturday, August 24 terrific rock band, doors open from 7pm. Sunday, August 25th, rock ’til you drop with the sensational Beale Street Brothers, plus support show.

    Doors open from 1pm, members free, guests GBP2 on the door.

Here's where to go for entertainment over the August Bank HolidayWrawby mill required many repairs to get it to working order

  • Open day at Wrawby Windmill, near Brigg, on Monday, August 26 from 1-5pm. There is no charge for admission but donations are gratefully received. More information can be found on the website www.wrawbywindmill.co.uk or facebook page or call Susan Day on 01652 653699.

  • The Beachcomber in Cleethorpes have live acts on each evening over the Bank Holiday weekend.

    Starting with The Jerseys at 9.30pm on Saturday, August 24. Doors open at 7pm. Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons tribute: The Jerseys!

    A great night not to be missed! On Sunday, August 25 enjoy a Totally Tropical Beach Party from 2pm until late. Send the summer off with a bang with poolside cocktails, kids games, live entertainment and much much more.

    A family fun day. On Monday, August 26, Wallace and Jones is a talented vocal comedy duo at 9.30pm,doors open at 7pm. They brilliantly combine two personalities and voices to create a tight comedy and vocal show perfect for the whole family to enjoy.

    Owners, holiday makers and the general public are all welcome to any of these events. However, please be aware that the acts are part of holiday entertainment so kids entertainment and bingo will take place beforehand.

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Here's where to go for entertainment over the August Bank Holiday

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