Guest Blog from Our Bucket List Lives: Water’s Edge Country Park
Did you know there’s a country park either side of the Humber Bridge?
On the north side in the East Riding there is the Humber Bridge Country Park. Then at the south end of the bridge, in Lincolnshire, you will find Water’s Edge country park. We hear from Suzy from Our Bucket List Lives to tell us more…
Water’s Edge Country Park and Visitor Centre is completely free to visit. There isn’t even a charge to park. It’s a great family-friendly place to visit for a few hours. The park does have a couple of small play areas, although the wooden assault course was unusable during our last visit.
The visitor centre has a small gift shop, toilets, a small display area with information about the park and a cafe with limited indoor and outdoor seating. The cafe is right next to one of the lakes so you can sit and watch the birds while you eat your lunch. You are welcome to picnic in the park and there are a few benches dotted around. If you haven’t brought any bird friendly food with you make sure you buy some in the shop as there are plenty of hungry geese and ducks waiting to be fed.
There are a few fully accessible paths around the lakes. The paths are colour coded so they are relatively easy to find and to follow. It is a great opportunity to spot some wildlife while enjoying a walk. Why not take some binoculars with you or maybe even print off a wildlife hunt activity sheet for the kids. Dogs are permitted on the paths around the centre but only assistance dogs are permitted within the visitor centre.
If you want to extend your visit there is also the Humber Bridge park just a short drive or walk away from Water’s Edge. This again has free parking. The park itself is small but there is a playground for the kids. The main highlight are the views of the Humber Bridge. There is a path that runs along the bank of the Humber estuary and under the bridge itself. This path is popular with walkers, cyclists and runners. Why not extend your day out even further and go for a walk on the bridge?