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Visiting Waters' Edge

Visiting Waters' Edge

Next to the Humber Bridge, on the waterfront at Barton upon Humber, you will find Waters’ Edge Country Park and Visitor Centre.

Our park is home to rich and varied wildlife including many rare and migratory birds.

Whether you are feeding the friendly ducks that live in the Visitor Centre Pond or spotting the wading birds that visit the larger ponds and the Humber bank, you’ll find something of interest.

You can follow a series of walks around the ponds, taking you through reed beds, woodlands and wild-flower meadows. Children will love the two adventure playgrounds and there is plenty of free parking. 

The Visitor Centre is open seven days a week and admission is free. Designed to be one of England’s greenest buildings, it has interactive displays and games to educate families about caring for their environment and nature.

The Honey Pot Café serves meals and snacks, and has an attractive decked area overlooking the ponds open during the warmer months. The Honey Pot Café is open from 10am daily.

Our well-stocked gift shop sells a range of handmade gifts, local interest books, ‘pocket money’ children’s toys and everything you need to spot wildlife. There’s a great selection of quirky gifts that you won’t find on the high street.

Waters' Edge Country Park and Visitor Centre is less than a mile from the historic town centre of Barton upon Humber.

By Road

From the south – take the A15 to Barton upon Humber.

From the north – take the first exit after the Humber Bridge (A15), signposted Barton upon Humber. 

Brown signs will direct you through the town to Waters' Edge. 

The country park is at the very end of Maltkiln Road and there is a large free car park immediately to the left as you enter the park. 

If you are using a satnav, enter the postcode DN18 5JR into your device to navigate your way to Waters' Edge.  

By Bus  

There are regular services running to Barton upon Humber from Scunthorpe and Hull. Call Traveline on 08712 002233or visit the Traveline websitefor details of bus services in the area. The nearest bus stop to Waters' Edge is at Barton Railway Station, which is a short walk away along Maltkiln Road. 

By Rail 

Barton Railway Station is a short walk from Waters' Edge down Maltkiln Road. Please call 0845 748 4950or visit the National Rail websitefor details of services. 

By Sea 

The P&O Ferries terminal at Hull is half an hour's drive from Waters' Edge. There are daily sailings from Zeebrugge and Rotterdam, please visit the P&O Ferries websitefor more information. 

By Cycle or on Foot 

From the Humber Bridge – leave the bridge and follow Far Ings Road towards Barton. Turn left at the Sloop Public House and follow Waterside Road until you reach the footbridge. Cross here and follow the path to the building. The centre can also be reached from the riverbank by following the paths to Barton Haven and crossing the footbridge. 

A cycle rack is located next to the main entrance.

We hold a number of craft fairs during the year where you can take a table and we also have retail space available for hire in the building on a regular or occasional basis.

We hold themed craft fairs three times a year: a Valentine’s and Mother’s Day fair every February, an Easter Fair during Easter bank holiday weekend and a Christmas Fair in November. Crafters come from all over Lincolnshire and Yorkshire to exhibit at our fairs, so if you are looking for a unique gift or are even a crafter yourself, get in touch!

We hold a number of craft fairs during the year where you can take a table and we also have retail space available for hire in the building on a regular or occasional basis.

We hold themed craft fairs three times a year: a Valentine’s and Mother’s Day fair every February, an Easter Fair during Easter bank holiday weekend and a Christmas Fair in November. Crafters come from all over Lincolnshire and Yorkshire to exhibit at our fairs, so if you are looking for a unique gift or are even a crafter yourself, get in touch!

We hold a number of craft fairs during the year where you can take a table and we also have retail space available for hire in the building on a regular or occasional basis.

We hold themed craft fairs three times a year: a Valentine’s and Mother’s Day fair every February, an Easter Fair during Easter bank holiday weekend and a Christmas Fair in November. Crafters come from all over Lincolnshire and Yorkshire to exhibit at our fairs, so if you are looking for a unique gift or are even a crafter yourself, get in touch!

Contact details

Waters’ Edge Visitor Centre
Maltkiln Road
Barton upon Humber
North Lincolnshire
DN18 5JR

waters.edge@northlincs.gov.uk

01652 631500

Fax: 01652 631501

Opening hours

April to September

Monday to Friday: 9am to 5pm

Saturday and Sunday: 10am to 5pm

October to March

Monday to Friday: 9am to 5pm

Saturday and Sunday: 10am to 4pm

Last updated: 18/10/2016
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