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Keep the faith in Epworth

Home to quaint boutiques, antique shops and friendly pubs, this small north Lincolnshire town is full of character.

It’s most famous for being the home of Methodism. Be sure to visit Epworth Rectory, a Grade I listed building dedicated to the Wesley family, who founded the religious movement in the 18th century. You should also look out for the 6ft bronze statue of John Wesley on Albion Hill, put up in 2003 to mark his tercentenary.

Hitch a ride at The Trolleybus Museum

In Nearby Sandtoft, see the world’s largest collection of preserved trolleybuses alongside other vehicles and artefacts from the 1950s and 1960s, such as trams, tractors and motorbuses. The museum is only open at certain times of the year, but when it is you can enjoy a rare chance to ride on a working trolleybus.

Often open days have a seasonal theme, such as the annual Easter egg hunt and autumn twilight sessions.

Observe polar bears at Yorkshire Wildlife Park

Get up close to endangered and exotic creatures at this popular walk-through animal park Near Doncaster. It’s not every day you get to meet polar bears, rescued Romanian lions and Amur tigers. Walk with lemurs, hop along with wallabies and feel the Latin vibe in South America Viva, home to capybara and armadillos. You’ll have a ‘grrreat’ day out here.

Looking for a cheap hotel Near Epworth? Travelodge Scunthorpe Hotel is around six miles away. Travelodge Doncaster M18/M180 Hotel is a good stopover for short trips.