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With the help of Visit Cleethorpes we’ve pulled together all the information you’ll need to plan your visit, from hotels to holiday parks, activities to attractions, and essential travel info. Whatever your budget, you’ll have a wonderful weekend discovering Cleethorpes at Festival of the Sky.
Where to stay
There's a huge range of accommodation available in Cleethorpes or within easy reach of the resort. Whether you're looking for a cosy cottage, a sea view, or room for the whole family, Cleethorpes has something to suit every taste, budget and occasion.
Self-Catering
Hotels
Guest Houses and B&Bs
Caravans and Camping
Holiday Parks
Things to do
Where else will you find award-winning beaches, Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and first-class visitor attractions all within a 6 mile radius? Beyond the official festival programme, here are just some of the other things you can get up to during your visit!
Attractions
Activities
Food and Drink
From strolling along the seafront with your fish and chips to fine dining, Cleethorpes has eating out covered, with a variety of cafés, bistros, restaurants, takeaways all at your disposal.

Located in the heart of the High Street, The Bobbin offers craft beers, a worldly selection of wine and fizz, and a warm welcome to all. Head to Social Burger to meet up and MEAT up, or spice things us with a taste of Morocco at Fez.

Fancy heading further afield? Why not head into Grimsby for the day and squeeze in a brew at Riverhead Coffee, order a pint of the local at Docks Beers’ brewery and tap room, or pay a visit to Tredici for authentic Italian wood-fired pizzas fresh from their bespoke Naepolitan oven.
Shopping
Cleethorpe’s bustling town centre is home to dozens of businesses, from small independents to larger retail chains. St. Peters Avenue is the resort’s main shopping street, with the Market Place and High Street located directly off it, and Freshney Place Shopping Centre is home to over 100 shops and high street brands.

If it’s smaller boutiques and specialist shops you’re after try Sea View Street, which is packed with plenty of independent retailers and delightful eateries, and if you’re looking for designer then head down to Abbeygate for a look at the town’s exclusive brands and independent boutiques.
Getting Here
Let us help you plan your journey to Festival of the Sky with our handy travel guide. Whether you're planning to arrive by train, car, or even on your own two feet, we've got you covered.
By Car
Excellent motorway links mean that Cleethorpes is just over an hour away from the likes of Lincoln, Sheffield, Doncaster, Barnsley, Wakefield and Pontefract. Visitors travelling from Leeds and York can be here in less than an hour-and-a-half, and the East Midlands is just a couple of hours away.

For travellers arriving from the North, the Humber Bridge offers a spectacular entry to Cleethorpes, Grimsby and the North East Lincolnshire Wolds, with views over the stunning Humber. From the North and West – A1, M62, M18, M180, A180. From the South – M1, A1, A46.

You can find further information on Cleethorpes Town Centre parking here, car parks outside the centre here, and Grimsby Town Centre car parks here.
By Train
A regular rail service operates from all parts of the country directly into Grimsby Railway Station situated in the heart of Grimsby Town Centre, and Cleethorpes Railway Station situated on the seafront right next to Cleethorpes Beach - just a 2 minute walk to the promenade and festival hub.

For all timetable enquiries telephone National Railways on 08457 484950 or go to www.nationalrail.co.uk.
By Bus, Air, or Boat
Travelling by National Express is an easy and affordable way to visit North East Lincolnshire, with regular services running to Grimsby and Cleethorpes from dozens of locations around the UK.

That’s not all, you can reach Cleethorpes by air too! Cleethorpes, Grimsby and the North East Lincolnshire Wolds are located in close proximity to both Humberside International Airport and Robin Hood Airport. For all flight enquiries please contact Humberside Airport on 01652 688456 and Robin Hood Airport on 01302 801010 or visit their websites.

Travelling by boat? P&O North Sea Ferries operate daily services from Rotterdam and Zeebrugge to Hull. For further details on timetables operating please call 08701 296002 or visit the P&O Ferries website.


And don’t forget, Cleethorpes is Cycle friendly, so why not get the whole family into action and make your way around the festival site on two wheels? Or make the most of those scenic views and walk to the festival! 

Check out the handy 2019 Cleethorpes, Grimsby and the North East Lincolnshire Wolds Visitor Guide for further travel tips! 

Festival of the Sky is proudly supported by Arts Council England and Coastal Communities Fund.