Cleethorpes Discovery Centre & Boating Lake


Cleethorpes Lakeside is the perfect place for families to enjoy all year round!

Cleethorpes Discovery Centre

It’s free to enter the centre and explore the latest art exhibition or discover what’s happening out at sea from the ABP observatory. Enjoy the stunning views of the lake while dinning in the Lakeside or Sandpit Café, both serving freshly made cakes and homemade meals. Or take a stroll outside, feed the resident ducks and take to the water on a pedalo or rowing boat. Visit our sandpit and build a sandcastle fit for a king and let the kids run wild on the shipwreck adventure playground, or make a splash at the nearby paddling pool.


Let our latest art exhibition inspire and engage you. Our two floors of local and national artwork is free to be enjoyed, housing both contemporary and modern art displays. For more information on upcoming exhibitions and events have a look at our Facebook page, or call us on 01472 325012.

ABP Humber Observatory

Visit the ABP Humber Observatory and discover what’s happening on the river Humber, the busiest estuary in the UK. As well as the fantastic views, a new interactive display has been installed showing real time shipping movements of vessels on their voyages.


Relax and unwind in our Lakeside or Sandpit Café, a popular haunt for both locals and visitors. With an array of indoor and outdoor seating areas, serving delicious homemade refreshments all year round. The Sandpit Café is designed with children in mind, accommodating a soft play area and it’s just a stone’s throw away from the outdoor sandpit.

Events & Activities

We hold a variety of events and activities throughout the year. For more information please visit our Facebook page or contact the centre on 01472 325012.

Boating Lake

There is lots to see and do at the Cleethorpes Boating Lake. Take a stroll around the idyllic lake, feed the resident ducks and geese or why not hire a pedalo or rowing boat and take to the water for a splashing good time?


The sandpit makes for hours of fun for the family. Take to the sands and build a castle fit for a king and let the kids run wild on the fantastic shipwreck adventure playground.

Paddling Pool

Cleethorpes paddling pool is a great way to cool down and take a dip on those hot summer days. Open 10:00am to 5:30pm daily during the summer season, it’s free for the whole family to enjoy.

For more information please contact the Cleethorpes Discovery Centre on 01472 325012 or visit