Thursday 8 August 2019

Days out that we're looking forward too in Scunthorpe & Hull.

When we were planning to move and we discussed with the kids where, they were so excited when Scunthorpe was mentioned. Looking on Google maps there is of course Scunthorpe, Hull is about an hour away, Doncaster and Leeds are a couple of hours away. These journeys may seem like a bit far to some but we are used to travelling by bus for days out. We used to live in a town but it was still an hour just to Newcastle.

We are settled here now, all the unpacking is done and there is still decorating to do but that can take a back seat while the kids are off school for their summer holidays. We have a ton of new places to visit and the girls have created quite a list. Eek!

The Deep - Hull.

A girl looking into an aquarium tank

The Deep is one of the most spectacular aquariums in the world and is home to 5,000 animals including magnificent sharks and rays! The aquarium uses a combination of hands-on interactive displays, audiovisual presentations, and living exhibits to tell the story of the world's oceans. Your visit will take you from exotic tropical lagoons, to the British shores, to the chilly Kingdom of Ice - home of the resident Gentoo penguins. I recently read about The Deep on Here Comes The Hoopers and it has made me even more determined to visit.

I like that if you buy your ticket only you can visit The Deep again and again for free over a 12 month period!

Whenever we have mentioned where we live people say we have to visit The Deep. Ellie's old music teacher, my nephews mother and even the receptionist in the doctors. lol

North Lincolnshire Museum - Scunthorpe.

With plenty for the kids and a new archaeology gallery, the North Lincs Museum has a lot to offer! It offers great day out for all the family. Featuring a range of permanent galleries and a changing exhibition gallery, the Museum offers a history experience for all the family. You can explore through a range of award winning collections and interactive displays.

Air Kings - Scunthorpe.

A trampoline park

Air Kings Scunthorpe is home to wall to wall trampolines, slam dunk lanes, dodge ball courts, giant AirBags and much more, including our cafe serving up delicious food and drink 7 days a week.

Normanby Hall Country Park

Normanby Hall Country Park, an idyllic estate set in the heart of North Lincolnshire. Open to the public every day of the year, the park offers the perfect backdrop to your day out. With the region's first Go Ape as well as the Hall and Farming Museum, enjoy the historical woodland and take a leisurely stroll around the award-winning gardens. Whether you want a treetop adventure or a relaxing day out in a glorious setting, there is plenty to enjoy for all the family. 

Humber Bridge Country Park

The Humber Bridge on a sunny day

The Country Park is a 48 acre wood with open meadows and wildlife ponds. There are nature trails, sculptural seats, tree trails, orienteering courses and a bird feeding station. Some of the meadows are mown for games and picnics, others are just cut once a year so as to encourage wild flowers and butterflies.

The park is accessible to people with disabilities, including wheelchair users. Park and enter at the step-free Hessle Foreshore entrance which is of course very handy for pushchairs too!

Do you have any suggestions for days out in and around Scunthorpe and Hull?


  1. Dont forget Lincoln , the cathedral and castle you pay for but the Lincolnshire life museum and the collection are free . Im sure if your a resident theres a locals cheap pass for Normanby Hall . Barton has lots of weird and wonderful exhibitions at the ropewalk another freebie .

  2. Thanks so much for reading and sharing our trip to the Deep. We were really impressed with The Deep and Hull in general. There were elements that reminded us of our Florida holidays, as to the attention to detail. My top tip would be to get the lift to the start of the attraction! The signs heavily point towards the stairs, which we followed then walked up about 8 flights!
    Hope you enjoy it when you go.

  3. How exciting! Lots of fun places to see and things to do. The Deep looks amazing. My two love the aquariums, we went to a big one in Anglesey and they really enjoyed it!