Spring Break Ideas

Enjoy a spring break in North East Lincolnshire

From the moment you wake up to the minute you settle down into bed, there is always something to admire in springtime. Longer, brighter days and lighter evenings means there is much more time to explore – glorious blossom trees in bloom, hibernating wildlife making their way back into the world, and historic landmarks to venture to. Everything feels so fresh and lively, it really puts a spring into your step.

To help you plan your short break in North East Lincolnshire, we’ve shared ideas on how to spend time in Grimsby, Cleethorpes, Immingham, and our Lincolnshire Wolds villages, come rain or shine. You’ll find links to accommodation, places to eat and drink, things to do and more to help you put together a great weekend or few days away enjoying our lovely coast.

Choose your overnight stay accommodation

Waking up from your slumber in a comfy, cosy bed is a must and we’ve plenty of places to lay your head for a few nights. Healing Manor, Kingsway Hotel, and Stallingborough Grange provide an upmarket hotel experience with executive rooms and suites, and fantastic food and drink served in their restaurants. Well known hotel chains include Premier Inn and Holiday Inn Express.

Cleethorpes is home to many B&Bs. The likes of Cloves Boutique B&B, Ginnie’s Guesthouse and The Burlington Hotel provide a welcoming experience so close to the seafront. Within minutes from your room you could be on the beach looking out to sea. Or perhaps you fancy your very own place to do your own thing? Settle into a self-catering cottage or lodge at Willow Lakes and Beech Farm Cottages on the outskirts of North East Lincolnshire or make the most of a fully kitted out caravan at Cleethorpes’ Thorpe Park, a Haven holiday camp complete with full-on family-friendly entertainment. There’s plenty of ideas where to stay when you visit North East Lincolnshire on our website.

What’s for breakfast?

Whether you prefer the breakfast included with your accommodation or want to sample the menus of the local eateries, you’ll need good, hearty food for the day ahead.

Riverhead Coffee, independent coffee shops in Grimsby and Cleethorpes, serve up bagels, pancakes, and smoothie bowls to eat in or take away, including vegan options. For a classic breakfast, the chefs at Petit Delight cook up English breakfasts as well as fine continental options such as pastries, croque-monsieur, and galettes. Sometimes, a fry-up or a breakfast bun is just what you need to start the day. Luckily, Grimsby, Cleethorpes, and the surrounding areas are full of charming cafes. Locals love Browns and Olivers Eatery, both in Cleethorpes, as well as The Potting Shed, the newly refurbished café of Grimsby Garden Centre. Find local breakfast spots in North East Lincolnshire.

Cloves Bed and Breakfast breakfast
Breakfast at Cloves Boutique Bed & Breakfast

The Great Outdoors

This is where you get to see North East Lincolnshire come to life after a sleepy winter. Weelsby Woods and People’s Park, both in Grimsby, are loved for their floral displays. Pastel-pink blossom on the trees that line paths for you to walk through, with beds of vibrant crocus, snowdrops, and daffodils. In late spring, head to the sand dunes and salt marshes of Cleethorpes, from the Leisure Centre to the county boundary to see unusual but beautiful coastal wildflowers, like Sea Aster which attracts the incredibly rare Sea Aster Mining Bee. You will find free walking routes on the Love Exploring app or on fitroutes.com, or cycle routes from the Grimsby and Cleethorpes Cycle Hubs, located by the train stations. Find out more about North East Lincolnshire wildlife, wildflowers, and outdoor spaces.

Cleethorpes country park
Cleethorpes Country Park

History and Culture

Did you know, the Greenwich Meridian Line runs through Cleethorpes? You can cross from the Eastern to Western Hemisphere along the Marine Embankment coastal path. ‘The world revolves around Cleethorpes’ – and the sculpture you’ll find here proves it. Over at the other end of the borough, in Immingham, you will find a significant piece of history, the Pilgrim Monument. This monument, which now stands at Pilgrim Park, honours the passengers who made the epic journey aboard the Mayflower to settle in America – via Immingham. In Waltham, there is the charming Waltham Windmill that dates back to the 1880s. You can climb the interior of the mill, before heading to the on-site ‘Museum of Rural Life’, which presents exhibits from the 1930s and 1940s, and RAF Grimsby. Discover Local landmarks here.

Waltham Windmill
Waltham Windmill

Worked up an appetite?

Chefs make the most of the fresh, seasonal ingredients we have in abundance here in Lincolnshire, creating incredibly tasty dishes that are a real treat. Give Sage (Grimsby), Figs (Cleethorpes) or The Pig & Whistle (Healing) a try. The Curious Cat or the newly opened PAL Bar & Kitchen in Grimsby’s Abbeygate, and The Counting House in Cleethorpes, are super stylish bars and restaurants with a buzzing atmosphere and a drinks menu as impressive as their food. A local delicacy is, of course, freshly fried fish and chips using haddock straight from the Port of Grimsby. Many pubs and restaurants have this on the menu, or you could head to Cleethorpes’ Ocean’s Fish Bar or Steels Corner House for a true fish and chip shop experience. Discover more places for food and drink in North East Lincolnshire.

fish and chips food image
Fish and Chips in Cleethorpes

There’s still so much to see, do and enjoy!

There is still so much to explore! Stand Up Paddleboarding (known as SUP) in the sea is great fun and a good activity for all the family and all abilities. Check out Ebb and Flo on North Prom and SUP School on Central Prom. Get to know independent shop owners across North East Lincolnshire. Both Grimsby and Cleethorpes have a plethora to discover. We have several retail shops that have a collective of artists selling their creations. Check out the ISWAS shop in Grimsby’s Abbeygate, The Original Emporium, Arttopia and Anything Goes in Cleethorpes.

Enjoy live entertainment and the nightlife in Cleethorpes, Grimsby and more. For ideas to have a great night out visit our Nightlife and Live Entertainment pages.

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