Barton upon Humber Tourism


The Snow Queen at Joseph Wright Hall until Thursday

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Christmas Art Market and Christmas Fair this weekend

A two-day Christmas Art Market is being held at The Ropewalk this weekend and across town the volunteers at Baysgarth House Museum are holding its annual Christmas Fair Saturday.

At The Ropewalk 45 artists and makers, many of whom took part in Northern Lincolnshire’s Open Studios event held in September, will be lining the corridors of the quarter-mile long building.

There will also be a Cake Tombola, set up in the Artspace with money raised from the £1 tickets going towards the Ropery Hall extension fund.  Saturday will also see the opening of two new exhibitions, Christmas Craft in Gallery One and the annual Studio Artists Show in the Artspace.

The opening times for both days are 10am until 4pm and admission is free.

At Baysgarth House Museum  pop in for gifts from stalls selling luscious soaps, cakes, macrame, woodworking, knitted clothes, fun kids’ activities and more! As well as the craft stalls there will be a raffle and tombola, book sale, and the café will be selling cakes, hot fruit punch and hot chocolate.

The Christmas Fair runs from 10am until 3.30pm and once again entry is free.

Barton Christmas Festival this Saturday!

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The Remembrance Day Parade and Services will take place on Sunday 12 November 2017.
The order of the day is as follows:
Parade assembles with Standards, at the Joseph Wright Hall (the former Salvation Army Citadel), on Queen Street,  at 10.15 a.m. in readiness for leaving  Queen Street at 10.30 a.m. to arrive at the War Memorial on Barrow Road at 10.50 a.m.
The Two Minutes Silence will be observed at 11 a.m. and wreaths will be laid.  The parade returns to St Mary’s Church, Burgate,  for the town’s Remembrance Service at 11.30 a.m.
Standards will be laid in the Church and the names of the fallen read out.

A Service will also be  held at the Salvation Army Community Church, 114 Tofts Road, starting at 5.30p.m.

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

Contact Details

Tourist Information
Telephone: 01652 631500

Barton Town Council
Telephone: 01652 633598

Barton-upon-Humber Tourism Partnership
Telephone: 01652 660380