10 must-see attractions within one hour of Forest Pines Hotel, Spa & Golf Resort
There’s so much to see and do when you stay at Forest Pines. Here are some of our favourite attractions within one hour’s drive.
Normanby Hall Country Park
19-minute drive from Forest Pines
A 300-acre site including a country mansion, fishing lake and deer park, Normanby Hall is owned by the Sheffield family who built and owned Buckingham Palace. Take the tour to see how nobility lived then and now, or for something completely different, take the Treetop Challenge at the on-site Go Ape centre.
Perfect for: Fans of high society
Welton Waters Adventure Centre
31-minute drive from Forest Pines
If minibreaks mean getting active in the great outdoors, then a visit to Welton Waters is a must. The Adventure Centre has everything you and the family need for a memorable day on the water. From windsurfing to canoeing, raft building to dinghy sailing, there are plenty of sports to enjoy beside the River Humber.
Perfect for: Trying out a new sport
20-21 Visual Arts Centre
10-minute drive from Forest Pines
Head to the heart of Scunthorpe at Church Square to visit an art gallery housed in a former church. Contemporary arts, crafts and design are the order of the day, in a centre that prides itself on sharing pieces that are underrepresented in mainstream galleries.
Perfect for: Contemporary art lovers
14-minute drive from Forest Pines
The building may be called the Old Farmhouse but you’re more likely to see climbing kids than cattle in this corner of Scunthorpe. It’s not all rope nets, slides and ball pits, the Warehouse also hosts art and crafts sessions specially designed for little ones.
Perfect for: Entertaining the kids
The Rabbit Hole
9-minute drive from Forest Pines
A treasure-trove in the town of Brigg, The Rabbit Hole is an independent book shop that offers a little something for everyone. With an extensive collection of kids, older kids and young adult books, the community shop is well worth a visit if you’re looking for some in-car entertainment for the drive home from Scunthorpe.
Perfect for: Finding a unique gift
11-minute drive from Forest Pines
A leisure centre straight from the future. The gleaming, curved building on the edge of Scunthorpe’s Central Park has a six-court sports hall to satisfy your football, tennis and badminton needs, or if you’d rather make a splash, a 25-metre swimming pool and separate teaching pool.
Perfect for: Sporty families
North Lincolnshire Museum
12-minute drive from Forest Pines
Get to know your getaway destination that little bit better in a museum displaying pieces from the Iron Age right up to the post war era, via the Romans and Victorians. If you’re visiting with toddlers, Dudley’s Den is a dedicated space for kids under 5 and the perfect place to let the kids burn off some of their energy.
Perfect for: History buffs
Air Kings Trampoline Park
16-minute drive from Forest Pines
Add some bounce to your break with a day at the trampoline park. Flip acrobatically on to air bags, duck and dive on the dodgeball court or perfect your dunk on a trampoline-assisted basketball hoop. The park even offers discount rates for four- to seven-year-olds.
Perfect for: An active afternoon
Elsham Hall Gardens and Country Park
15-minute drive from Forest Pines
Elsham Hall opened its doors to the public in 1970 to ‘promote an appreciation of the arts and rural crafts’ and continues to stick to its mission. See contemporary pieces in a horse stable turned gallery, paint pottery in a dedicated studio, and when you’ve satisfied your artistic urges, the Secret Garden Tearoom is the park’s worst kept secret for afternoon tea and all the trimmings.
Perfect for: Getting away from it all
35-minute drive from Forest Pines
The drive north of the River Humber is well worth the effort to visit one of the most impressive aquariums in the country. The striking building dominates the Hull skyline and is home to more than 3000 creatures including sharks, turtles, penguins and the UK’s only green sawfish.
Perfect for: Seeing marine life up close