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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)

Holiday Trail

23 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.

Saturday Social Paddle

24 August @ 9:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Saturday, repeating until 31st August, 2019

Led by experienced paddlers, come and visit some of the hidden areas in and around Gunwade Lake. Hire a kayak from Nene Outdoors and join in, or bring you own. Normal hire charges apply. No Need to book, just come along, meet at Nene Outdoors by 08:45.

British Cycling – Breeze Rides – Gentle Road Ride For New/Returning Riders

24 August @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am

We will be starting at the Doctors on Newton Road. Unfortunately the car park will be unavailable for parking however there should be plenty of on road parking, we also won't have access to toilets however the first stop is 7 miles ~45 mins away. If the car park is empty we can use it to do bike checks and practice gears and riding in a group.

Sailing Championship

24 August @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Abington Park Model Yacht Club hosts a family friendly Sailing Championship. Hire a yacht, pit your sailing skills against other competitors and enjoy watching the excitement at the Abington Park Boating Lake. Suitable for individuals and families with children aged five and over. Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult. This event is organised by Abington Park Model Yacht Club. Meet by the boating lake just before 10am on the day. See more information on the Sailfooty website. Booking essential. No…

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

24 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.

The Horsebox Convention Gin Festival

24 August @ 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Presenting … THE HORSEBOX GIN CONVENTION AUGUST BANK HOLIDAY SATURDAY 24TH, 12 PM -11 PM OVER 200 GINS, Cocktails, Cabaret, Jazz and More !! Delapré Abbey For the GIn enthusiast, what better way to experience a unique collection of delicious gins, than from a selection of converted specialist horsebox mobile bars, serving over 200 GINS collectively. There will also be plenty of FIZZ, Beers, Ciders and Rum to enjoy on this fabulous day. Food… we hear you ask? We have…

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.

Junior Sailing Club

24 August @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until 14th September, 2019

Come and join our qualified sailing instructor at our Junior Sailing Club for 8 to 16 yr olds. Learn basic sailing techniques and manouvres, capsize procedures and learn parts of the boat. We will play games and generally have fun in the water.

Stanwick Lakes Outdoor Movies

24 August @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

A delicate balance of classic, modern and family friendly titles. Grab a popcorn, chill on a bean bag, wrap up in a blanket. All available to hire on the day. Saturday 24th August 2019 Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (12A) 8 pm.

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.

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