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Rainbow Café

- 11th December, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 9th April, 2020 @ 12:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Wednesday, repeating until 18th December, 2019

Movement to sing and dance. For children under 5 enjoy free Hodeaway entrance before and after the sessions. Please book. Tel: 01933 625522.

Hands on History

- 7 April @ 10:30 am - 8 April @ 3:30 pm

Join us this Easter. Discover what is was like for Ancient British Settlers to live in the Nene Valley! Free event.

Festival of Power

- 10 April - 12 April

An action packed Easter weekend of family Drag Racing entertainment including Top Fuel Dragsters, Nitro Funny Cars, Jet Cars and National Drag Racing. Plus all things powerful off track including Monster Trucks, Stunt Displays and more.

Easter Egg Trail

- 10 April @ 10:00 am - 13 April @ 4:00 pm

Follow the clues around the Solstice Lake to win a prize! Pick up your clue sheet from the Visitor Centre and return to collect your prize

Easter Weekend on the NVR

Nene Valley Railway - 11 April - 13 April

Celebrate Easter Weekend bring the whole family along for Easter fun.

Wildlife Trust Paddles

Rushden Lakes - 11 April @ 6:15 am - 10:00 am
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One event on 18th April, 2020 at 6:15 am

One event on 25th April, 2020 at 6:15 am

​Canoe2 have linked up with The Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire & Northamptonshire in an exciting partnership giving you the chance to experience nature on the River Nene in a very different way. The partnership provides two unique opportunities to combine a relaxing paddle along the river with unique insights into the local nature from Wildlife Trust experts. Dawn Chorus Early Morning River Paddle. Saturday 11th April 2020 Saturday 18th April 2020 Saturday 25th April 2020 Arrive at Rushden Lakes…

Roman Cooking Workshop

Peterborough Museum - 18 April @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Try your hand at preparing a selection of Roman dishes, to be shared at a lunchtime feast. Our experienced historical cooks will guide you through a morning of preparing authentic dishes to genuine Roman recipes. You'll use an outside kitchen - with replica Roman equipment over an open fire. With our cooks in Roman costume, you'll feel transported back in time. This unusual experience is not to be missed! £35 per person. The cost of the workshop includes lunch. The…

Stanwick Lakes Wildlife Explorers

Stanwick Lakes - 18 April @ 10:00 am
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One event on 9th November, 2019 at 10:00 am

One event on 14th December, 2019 at 10:00 am

One event on 11th January, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on 8th February, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on 14th March, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on 18th April, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on 9th May, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on 13th July, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on 12th September, 2020 at 10:00 am

The Stanwick Lakes Wildlife Explorers is an RSPB group lead by volunteers, which provides the perfect location to observe wildlife, make friends and take part in all sorts of practical activities. From bark rubbing to hunting for mini-beasts, its perfect for children aged 5+. Meetings this year will involve time spent outdoors and there’s always the risk of brambles and nettles, so please make sure you come wearing sensible outdoor clothes – warm, waterproof and with wellies, if necessary. A drink…

Youth Rangers

Wildlife Trust Nene Wetlands Visitor Centre - 18 April @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
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One event on 18th April, 2020 at 10:30 am

One event on 16th May, 2020 at 10:30 am

One event on 13th June, 2020 at 10:30 am

Our new monthly club for 11-17 year olds who want to do their bit to help the environment. · Have a go at practical conservation tasks such as scrub clearance to create and maintain habitats for local wildlife. · Help us build homes for wildlife and survey their numbers. · Learn new outdoor skills including bush craft, species ID and tool use. · Meet and have fun with like-minded people. Refreshments, tools and personal protective equipment provided. Sessions will be…

black and white photo of Northampton Town Centre in Victorian times

Medieval Northampton Tours

Chalk Lane Car Park - 19 April @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
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One event on 16th February, 2020 at 10:30 am

One event on 22nd March, 2020 at 10:30 am

One event on 19th April, 2020 at 10:30 am

One event on 17th May, 2020 at 10:30 am

Although largely forgotten or ignored, Northampton has a fascinating history. Many events that shaped Britain took place within its walls. Our tour takes you through its medieval streets, to the sites of long lost buildings and surprising survivors, where you will hear tales of Saxons and Vikings, Kings and Castles, Rebels and Treachery. You will also hear about Northampton’s medieval trades, how it became a centre for religion and one of the first universities in England as well as long-forgotten…

Official Secrets (15)

Oundle Cinema - 19 April @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Keira Knightley, who just gets better and better, is the focal point in this thoughtful and gripping drama. Look out too for Ralph Fiennes, Rhys Ifans, Matthew Goode and Tamsin Greig, playing assorted politicians. It’s based on the true story of British Intelligence whistle-blower Katharine Gun (Knightley) who, in 2003, leaked a top secret NSA memo exposing a joint US-UK illegal spying operation targeted at members of the United Nations. Journalist Martin Bright (Matt Smith) published the leak in The…

It’s All About the Board

Stanwick Lakes - 20 April @ 10:30 am - 1 May @ 2:30 pm
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One event on 18th May, 2020 at 10:30 am

One event on 20th April, 2020 at 10:30 am

A pop up table top games event. A great excuse to meet up with friends, with the added amusement of our wide selection of board games. Revisit the familiar, or be introduced to some new ones – there’s a fair few that will soon become new favourites.

*Postponed* Monster Soup – the microscopic world of rivers

Humfrey Rooms - 25 April @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm

Due to the coronavirus, Monster Soup has been delayed until 4 July. We will reassess this at the beginning of June. The Northamptonshire Natural History Society are proud to present ‘Monster Soup’, an exciting series of workshops that will explore the microscopic world of our rivers and lakes. Thanks to a Nenescape community grant, there will be a series of Saturday sessions, starting on 4 July, with a celebratory exhibition and displays over 18 - 20 September as part of…

Design & make a fused glass tealight holder

Stanwick Lakes - 28 April @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

During this workshop you will be shown a range of techniques & get to experience a wide variety of types of glass to design your own tea light holder with. All materials & equipment included. No previous experience necessary. After the workshop, your work will be fired & returned to Stanwick Lakes the following week for you to collect. 6 spaces available.

RSPB Dawn Chorus Walk

- 3 May @ 6:00 am - 8:30 pm

Join local RSPB volunteers on international Dawn Chorus Day for an early morning bird walk to experience the morning chorus of birds and learn to identify the key songsters.

Judy (12A)

Oundle Cinema - 3 May @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Winter 1968 and showbiz legend Judy Garland arrives in Swinging London to perform in a sell-out run at The Talk of the Town. It is 30 years since she shot to global stardom in The Wizard of Oz, but if her voice has weakened, its dramatic intensity has only grown. And yet Judy is fragile. After working for 45 of her 47 years, she is exhausted; haunted by memories of a childhood lost to Hollywood. Featuring some of her best-known…

VE Day 2020

Nene Valley Railway - 8 May - 10 May

The NVR will be commemorating VE Day with a three-day event starting on Friday 8 May 2020 – this date has been declared a bank holiday by the Government. Wansford Station will be celebrating with live singers, dancing and music to create a street party atmosphere. We encourage visitors to dress up in their best 1940’s outfits and bring dancing shoes to take part in our platform activities throughout the weekend.

Spring Fair

Delapre Abbey - 8 May @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

To coincide with the 75th anniversary of VE Day, we invite you to join us in the Walled Garden for a vintage inspired celebration of spring this May bank holiday. Expect stalls and activities at this wonderful day out for all the family.

Art in the Park

Abington Park Museum - 9 May - 21 June

The annual open exhibition is in its 59th year in 2020, having started in 1961. The exhibition is open to all artists in Northamptonshire. Most work featured will also be available for sale. Application forms will be available from Monday 27 January. Closing date for submissions is Sunday 26 April. Free admission.

Rustic Furniture Making – 2 Day Course

- 9 May - 10 May

This introductory Green Woodwork course is an ideal opportunity to try a great traditional craft by making a piece of charming rustic furniture . You’ll start this course by being given pieces of a simple ash log and end it with your own unique, hand crafted, rustic stool or small table! Traditional tools and techniques will be used throughout the two days, including froes, shave horses and drawknives. By the end of the first day you will have produced all…

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