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Welcome to Barton upon Humber

This charming town on the edge of the Lincolnshire Wolds in the shadow of the Humber Bridge has a lot to offer the visitor. In medieval times Barton was the most important port on the Humber and has many fine merchants' houses. Today the town centre is home to a wide range of friendly independent shops, welcoming eateries and museums. Regular events and performances are held through out the year.

Barton News

Half term fun at The Ropewalk

Lantern making for Barton’s Christmas Festival begins in earnest during the half-term holiday as young people, artists and helpers gather at The Ropewalk to make lanterns for the annual parade.

Cybermen, Daleks, Ice Warriors and even a Tardis are just some of the Dr Who characters who will be starring  this year  as the theme,  Dr Who,  has been chosen by young people taking part in the Wednesday evening art clubs that take place during term-time at The Ropewalk.

The lantern workshops are open to young people of all ages (although those under five years old must be accompanied by an adult) at the workshops which run every day from Monday, October 23 to Friday October 27.

The Lantern Parade, the 11th year it has run,  has once again been sponsored by Barton Town Council as well as  Tesco  that has contributed £1000 towards the project with its Bags of Help scheme this year.

The cost for a full day, from 10am to 3pm, is £7 while half-days, from 10am to 12 noon or 1pm to 3pm cost £5.  Adults are free when accompanying children

Lanterns, once made, must remain at The Ropewalk until the parade on Saturday, November 25.

More details can be obtained by emailing Janine on

For those who enjoy children’s theatre, or want a break from lantern making, there will be two performances of The Dream Factory on Tuesday, October 24.

Children’s theatre company, House of Stray Cats will be performing this new sensory puppet show for curious children and dreamers of all ages.

Following the story of a young girl who has lost her ability to dream,  the audience is taken on a magical adventure to find out where dreams are made, what they look like… and even what they smell like!

With breath-taking puppetry, enchanting storytelling and an exquisite musical score, the House of Stray Cats takes the audience to a land where anything is possible – no imagination is too big for The Dream Factory.

The 50 minute play, ideal for curious children and dreamers of all ages but especially those aged between four and nine years, has performances at 11am and 2pm and tickets cost £7 for adults and £5 for those under 16s years.

Tickets can be bought online at, in person at The Ropewalk’s Craft Gallery, or by calling 01652 660380.

Baysgarth School’s Grand Opening event

If you were a pupil at Baysgarth School or the other secondary schools in Barton that preceded it there is the opportunity tomorrow (Saturday October 7) to take a look around the recently completed Baysgarth School on Barrow Road.
The Grand Opening event is being held between 10am and 1pm and therewill be a veritable array of activities, including sporting tournaments, performance showcases, a bouncy castle and some delicious food will be on offer. There may even be a couple of special guests!
More details can be found on the school’s Facebook Page

Contact Details

Tourist Information
Telephone: 01652 631500

Barton Town Council
Telephone: 01652 633598

Barton-upon-Humber Tourism Partnership
Telephone: 01652 660380