Normanby Tots sessions give under 5s and their grown-ups the opportunity to sing, play, get messy, and take part in an activity. Please visit the ‘Events‘ page to see what’s on.

All aboard the Normanby land train! The land train runs during school holidays and at weekends throughout the summer season (weather dependent) The train ride lasts approximately 15 minutes and costs £2 per person per ride. Children under the age of 5 can ride for free. Children under the age of 14 must be accompanied by an adult. The train does not run on event days.

The miniature railway is managed by volunteers from the Scunthorpe Society of Model Engineers. It runs on most Sundays and bank holiday Mondays during the summer season. Donation greatly appreciated for rides on the train.

There are lots of family friendly events and activities taking place throughout the year at Normanby. These include discovery workshops, festivals seasonal Normanby Tots activities, athletics events, country fayres and more! For a full list of all the events and activities taking place please visit the ‘Events‘ page

Little farmers will love the Rural Life Museum and this fun free I spy trail.

I Spy in the Rural Life Museum Trail

Explore the park with our Norman Bee activity pack! Learn how to make tree rubbings, make a leaf collage, try your hand at bug hunting, or navigate your way around the park using the compass.

Each pack contains:

  • Wax crayons
  • Pencil
  • Pencil sharpener
  • Eraser
  • Mini drawing pad
  • Compass
  • Magnifying glass
  • Glue stick
  • Mini bug template

The activity packs cost £6.95 and are available from the Gift Shop and the Farming Museum.

Activity trails are a great way of exploring the park and learning more about nature. The trails can be purchased from the Gift Shop, the Farming Museum or the Hall and can also be downloaded below.

I spy in the Rural Life Museum

I spy in the hall

Farming museum bird trail

Farming museum pattern puzzle

Under 5’s trail

Family fun booklet

Did you know that you can celebrate your birthday at Normanby Hall Country Park? Please contact the Hall for more information, phone: 01724 720588 or email:

Museum Explorers backpacks are available to borrow in the Hall and Farming Museum FREE OF CHARGE! These backpacks are filled with activities and puzzles to help you enjoy your visit. Ask a member of staff for a backpack when you enter the building.

Sensory Backpacks help aid the visit of an SEND child and the group they’re with. The contents entertain the child and keep them occupied while the rest of the group enjoy their visit too. They are free to use and are available in the Rural Life Museum and in Normanby Hall.


A visual story to support visitors in preparing for their trip to Normanby Hall Country Park. The story guides you through each step of your day, with photographs and simple descriptions of things you might see, feel and hear


Children will enjoy hours of imaginative play in our two transformed play areas. They’ll explore the mega deck tower, work the sand digger and glide across the playground on the cableway. Don’t forget the ‘little farmers’ area in the Farming Museum for little explorers and the splash pad for cooling off on warm summer days.