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Wildlife Passport

8 August @ 10:00 am - 3 September @ 4:00 pm

Pick up a pack from the café, £2 each, and multi task your way through the facts and challenges including birds, trees, bugs and a scavenger hunt to earn your Passport.

Spider Quiz Trail

8 August @ 10:30 am - 3 September @ 4:00 pm

Learn fascinating facts about spiders as you follow the quiz trail around Fermyn Woods Country Park. Available from the café. £2 per trail.

Summer Quiz Trail

9 August @ 10:00 am - 3 September @ 4:00 pm

Collect a quiz sheet from the Kingfisher Café for a fun, self-led quiz trail around the park. Return to the café to check your answers and collect your prize. £2 per quiz sheet, includes a prize.

Gaia, an artwork by Luke Jerram

19 August - 15 September

The same artist created the Museum of the Moon, which was shown at the Cathedral in October last year, attracting an estimated 40,000 visitors. Measuring seven metres in diameter, Gaia features 120dpi detailed NASA imagery of the earth’s surface.

Open Water Swimming at Sywell Country Park

20 August @ 8:00 am - 28 September @ 10:00 am

Enjoy a summer-long series of open water swimming sessions at Sywell Country Park offers the chance to swim in a safe and controlled environment. Public sessions are planned every Saturday from 8am to 10am  until 28 September 2019 and are open to all ages and abilities.

Charles Kitchen – Into the Light

20 August @ 10:00 am - 29 September @ 5:00 pm

Closed Mondays.  Light effects from both coastal and inland scenes inspired the works in this exhibition. By working to translate nature’s colours and weather effects onto a two dimensional surface the artist is able to evoke the atmosphere of each scene rather than produce a copied representation of it. Gathered here are paintings from a career spanning thirty-five years.

Oxfordshire Craft Guild – Diversity in Design and Craft

20 August @ 10:00 am - 20 September @ 5:00 pm

Closed Mondays. The Oxfordshire Craft Guild comprises high-quality designer/makers each with their own individuality across different crafts in the Guild. Works in the exhibition are for sale.  All items are unique and can be purchased, and range in price from easily affordable to slightly more expensive.

Rainbow Café

20 August @ 10:30 am - 18 December @ 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.

Wild Wednesdays at Lyveden

20 August @ 11:00 am - 4 September @ 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until 4th September, 2019

Get involved with hands-on activities for all ages including pond-dipping in the moats, counting butterflies in the long grass or graffiti hunting around the garden lodge. Activities vary from week to week, check out the website for more details. This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue. Free event (admission applies)

Sausage and Cider Weekend

24 August @ 12:00 pm - 26 August @ 9:00 pm

Enjoy a wide selection of freshly cooked sausages, served in a variety of rolls. Alongside the hot food, enjoy a wide selection of ciders, as well as the usual selection of fine ales.

Holiday Trail

25 August
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until 31st August, 2019

Collect a trail sheet  from the Visitor Centre and then hunt for clues as you walk around Ferry Meadows.  Return to the Visitor Centre to claim your prize. Available every day during the school holidays 10am - 3.30pm. £1 per sheet. No need to book just come to the visitor centre during school holidays.

Little Grey Men Children’s Trail: Bill Badger & The Pirates

25 August @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 11:00 am, repeating until 3rd September, 2019

Inspired by the characters and stories of local Northamptonshire author ‘BB,’ our summer trail explores the woods, meadows and moats at Lyveden in search of a new adventure. Admission charge of £7.20 applies to adults. Under 18's go free. £1 for trail.

Jazz in the Gardens

25 August @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us for a wonderful performance from Woburn Jazz in the delightful surroundings of our Walled Garden on a summer’s evening. Woburn Jazz, previously known as ‘The Open Band’, is a band of 20 core members, playing an extensive and exciting repertoire of Big Band music, ranging from classic Swing, Mainstream Jazz, Bossa Novas & Latin, Blues, Funk to Contemporary tunes under the musical direction of Paul Taverner. Visitors can also pre-order a picnic hamper here: https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/whats-on/northampton/delapre-abbey-preservation-trust/jazz-in-the-gardens-picnic Alternatively, guests can…

Rushden Classic Motorcycle Rally

26 August @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

For ALL classic motorcycle riders. We are holding a Rally, starting & finishing at Rushden Station. The ride will start out at approx 10am, travelling around the area, on country roads, with a refreshment break along the route. Hot food & refreshments available on return.

Brilliant Birds

26 August @ 10:30 am - 3:30 pm
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One event on 30th August, 2019 at 10:00 am

One event on 30th August, 2019 at 10:30 am

Stained Glass Birds l Monday 26th August l 10:30-3:30 l £3 pp. Bird Ringing Demonstration l Friday 30th August l 10am-1pm l £5 pp. Make your own bird puppet l Friday 30th August l 10:30-3:30 l £5 pp. Learn about and see birds up close during a bird ringing session or make your own bird to take home. Craft sessions are drop in but please call ahead to confirm bird ringing demonstration as session is weather dependent.

Wilder Arts at Stanwick Lakes

26 August @ 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Monday, repeating until 2nd September, 2019

Join Wilder Arts Ceramics at Stanwick Lakes  5th, 12th, 19th, 26th August and 2nd September 2019. Paint beautiful bisque ceramic ornaments to take home or give as a unique gift in this afternoon drop in workshop. Prices from £3.50.

Health Walks

27 August @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until 17th December, 2019

Meet at the Visitor Centre and join in a regular health walk of approximately 45 minutes. a great way to meet new people and be active! Every Tuesday and Thursday at 10am. Did you know that regular walking: improves blood pressure, eases stress & burns fat faster? Free walk - car parking charge applies.

Music and Beer Festival

27 August @ 11:00 am - 29 August @ 10:00 pm

Come along and experience a wide range of beers, ales, lagers & ciders. Experienced bar staff will have an array of drinks to suit all palates. Enjoy a selection of foods, to enable you to maximise the experience.

Wild Wednesdays at Lyveden

28 August @ 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until 4th September, 2019

Get involved with hands-on activities for all ages including pond-dipping in the moats, counting butterflies in the long grass or graffiti hunting around the garden lodge. Activities vary from week to week, check out the website for more details. This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.

British Cycling Breeze Midweek Pedal

29 August @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

An easy 10-mile pedal on traffic-free paths around lakes and along canals, close to the city of Peterborough and taking in the scenery of Ferry Meadows and its environs, at the heart of Nene Park. We have a couple of routes that we cover for variety, so come and join us for a pedal and a chat!

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