Chance to run a cafe and visitor centre near Doncaster

A fantastic opportunity is on the table for the operation of a café and visitor centre at the brand new Belton Visitor Centre and the council is seeking proposals.

Thursday, 12th July 2018, 11:19 am
Updated Monday, 16th July 2018, 5:09 pm

The new premises located at Belton picnic area in the Isle of Axholme is due to open this summer and an operator is required to run the café and visitor centre.

North Lincolnshire Council is keen to hear from providers interested in this opportunity and find out their future aspirations relating to the development of the café and visitor centre.

Belton Visitor Centre is designed to add value to the educational and visitor demand at Belton, therefore it is important the provider can help develop this and work closely with the local community.

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The visitor centre and country park is set in 50 acres of parkland and links into the Isle of Axholme Greenway, a walking, running and cycling route starting in Scunthorpe that heads towards Crowle and then onto Belton and Haxey.

Within the visitor centre, there are information boards about the local area and wildlife, a café, classroom for children to learn about the area and new modern toilets that are accessible to all, including a Changing Places toilet.

If you are interested in finding out more about this opportunity, visit, click on ‘Current Opportunities’ and then click on ‘North Lincolnshire Council’ in the organisations drop down box.

You will need to submit a formal request for tender and provide detailed information about the proposed usage of the new premises, for example opening hours, type of food and drink to be served, details on wider economic benefit and job creation.

The tender closes at 1pm on Wednesday 18 July 2018.

Councillor Neil Poole, cabinet member for commercial, said: “The brand new Belton Visitor Centre is a major investment that has transformed the area and created a brilliant space for people to enjoy. It will be a focal attraction in the Isle of Axholme for both residents and visitors.

“This is a brilliant opportunity for a business to take on the operation of the café and visitor centre. There is scope to have your own input on the running of the premises and how you see it developing in the future.

“If you think you could offer a fantastic service at Belton Visitor Centre and make it a top tourist attraction in the Isle of Axholme, we want to hear from you.”