Barton upon Humber Tourism


Barton Lions’ Bonfire Night

The traditional Bonfire Night hosted by Barton Lions gets underway at 5.30pm when the gates open.  Entry for adults is £3 and for children, unless accompanied by an adult, £1.

The bonfire will be lit at 6pm with the fireworks display, by Rainbow Fireworks, starting at 6.30pm.

Other attractions include children’s rides and stalls and hot food courtesy of the Barton Lions’ catering trailer and Classic Catering.

This year the event is sponsored and supported by Barton Town Council and Wren Kitchens.

Days Gone By with Brian Peeps

Local historian Brian Peeps will be at Barton’s Assembly Rooms on Tuesday (October 31) ready to take you on a journey into by-gone life in villages around Barton.

Brian, a keen collector of photographic evidence of the lives, places and events of our area, will be focusing on South Ferriby, Barrow and Goxhill. His slideshows are always popular and together with his broad knowledge and interactions with the audience the photographs come to life!

Tickets £2.50 (£3 otd) are available from Lindsey Relay (Euronics) George St, Barton.  Doors open at 7pm for 7.30pm

Enquiries (01652) 637568 and E:

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

Final weekend of Insight Open Studios

This weekend (September 23 and 24) is the final weekend to support Insight, the open studio event celebrating the artistic talents of North and North East Lincolnshire.

This is the 17th year that Insight has run promoting Northern Lincolnshire’s visual arts and craft practitioners. Continue reading »

Insight Open Studios celebrates talent of local artists

Insight, the open studio event celebrating the artistic talents of North and North East Lincolnshire, opens this weekend (September 16 and 17) and continues next weekend (September 23 and 24).

Over these two weekends artists from Grimsby to the Isle of Axholme will open their doors to the public, making themselves available to explain and demonstrate the processes involved in developing their work. There will be the opportunity to view and perhaps purchase or commission original paintings, prints, textiles, sculpture, jewellery and glass. This is the 17th year that Insight has run promoting Northern Lincolnshire’s visual arts and craft practitioners.

All studios and galleries, unless otherwise marked, will be open 10.30am to 5pm on each day. For further details contact the individual artists, galleries or telephone 01652 660380.

For more details go to for  details of the 38 artists and galleries that are taking part. Not all artists have easily accessible studios and so some will be showing their work at other sites.


The Society for Lincolnshire History and Archaeology’s Rex Russell Memorial Lecture 2017

The Society for Lincolnshire History and Archaeology’s Rex Russell Memorial Lecture 2017 takes place on Friday (September 15) when, as part of Barton Civic Society’s 2017 programme Dr David Neave, local and architectural historian at the University of Hull, gives a talk Families and Fortunes in Tudor Lincolnshire.

In the sixteenth century many Lincolnshire families made their fortunes and rose to prominence on both the local and national scene, with some of the highest positions in court, government, law and the military held by people who were either born in the county or made their homes here. This illustrated lecture by Dr. David Neave, local and architectural historian at University of Hull, will tell their story and that of less prosperous residents through their homes, memorials, inventories and other records.

The talk takes place at the Joseph Wright Hall on Queen Street starting at 7.30pm.  Admission for Civic Society members is free and for non-members the admission charge is £2.

Spoilt for choice in Barton this weekend

Visitors and residents alike are spoilt for choice this weekend in Barton as the Heritage Open Days continue and Barton Carnival takes place in Baysgarth Park on Saturday and Sunday.

Heritage Open Days starts tomorrow (Sept 7) with a guided walk of Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust’s Far Ings National Nature Reserve from 11am to 12.45pm to kick-start the festivities and continues with a Film Archive Shorts Night at Ropery Hall starting at 7.30pm.

In total, eight venues around Barton are running 14 different events throughout the weekend, all completely free of charge, for all the family. There’s a Hidden History family trail with costumed characters, guided tours of St. Peter’s Church and Tyrwhitt Hall, an exhibition and tours at Baysgarth House Museum on the house’s last private owners, the Wright Taylor Family, a special display at Providence House about its colourful past put on by Barton Library, guided tours of The Ropewalk and events at the Wilderspin National School Museum.

Barton Carnival begins on Saturday with a parade leaving Tesco at 12 noon following the route of the November Lantern Parade but continuing down Burgate, Whitecross Street, Market Lane and Place, Brigg Road and onto Preston Lane before entering Baysgarth Park through the main entrance.

Both days of the Carnival run from 12 noon to 5pm and includes a host of arena entertainments as well as Barton Cruft’z Dog Show which takes place on Sunday from 12 noon.

In addition there is live entertainment “Live at the Carnival” on the Saturday evening starting at 7pm and the traditional Carnival Funfair opening on Friday between 6pm and 9pm and continuing on Saturday between 12 noon and 9pm and on Sunday between 12 noon and 6pm.

Entry to the Carnival is £3 adults, £2 senior citizens, £1 children and under 5s free.

For full listings of the Barton Heritage Open Day events go to

Details of all that is happening at Barton Carnival can be found on

And to learn more about Barton’s past Carnivals and Fairs read Joanne Morwood’s blog

Contact Details

Tourist Information
Telephone: 01652 631500

Barton Town Council
Telephone: 01652 633598

Barton-upon-Humber Tourism Partnership
Telephone: 01652 660380