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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.
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.
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.
Movement to sing and dance. For children under 5 enjoy free Hodeaway entrance before and after the sessions. Please book. Tel: 01933 625522.
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)
Explore fascinating exhibitions in celebration of Heritage Open Days and Nene Valley Festival 2019!
Rushden Greenway, between High St and Crown Way. Bring your smartphone or tablet to the Greenway in Rushden and discover some interesting characters from Rushden’s past, including the strong-minded suffragettes and the cracking story of an egg delivery lady. Scan all the railway stop signs at least once to enter a competition to win a prize worth at £100. Download the ‘All Aboard for Rushden’ app from your usual app store to get started.
10am to 4pm. Enjoy a self-led trail around the park looking for interesting River Nene Facts! Available at the Kingfisher Café.
The Charles Rennie Mackintosh House is open Tuesday – Sunday from 10am with last admission to the house at 4pm.
In the Night Garden Live is the perfect musical theatre experience for the entire family.
Parents and tots group with a difference. Go on a nature walk with a Ranger followed by a craft activity for pre-school children. £3.50 per child per session
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.
Meet at the Visitor Centre and join in a regular health walk of approximately 45 minutes.
Enjoy a guided tour of Rushden Hall, which was associated with officers of Higham Park or castle and later with John of Gaunt, son of Edward III.
Starting at Tiggywinkles Tearoom, we depart at 9.30am for an even paced walk lasting up to 60 minutes, although we can adjust the route to suit the participants. Our walks are designed for people to use walking as a way of improving and maintaining their health. The routes vary and are mainly on hard surfacing although we do cross some grassed areas so please ensure you wear appropriate outdoor shoes. After the walk we return to the Tearoom for a…
Leather is everywhere! Not least hidden in the words our our beloved Bard, William Shakespeare. Through a selection of objects from the National Leather Collection, visitors can explore the true meaning behind Shakespeare's leathery terms.
Join local print artist, Sorrell Kinley, and learn how to create beautiful lino print designs, inspired by the Nene Wetlands in this full day workshop.
We are also extremely excited to be teaming up with Northampton Filmhouse for Downton At Delapré, a chance to combine your Downton Abbey cinema ticket with an exclusive upstairs/downstairs tour at Northampton’s 900-year-old hidden gem for just £20. The tour will culminate with drinks and refreshments in the our stunning Victorian rooms, before you make your way to the Filmhouse to watch the film itself. The tour and cinema ticket package is available on the following days: Friday 13 September 12pm…
Thrapston Guided History Walks – Thrapston was a thriving Saxon community – then the Normans arrived
The walk will start from outside St James Church Hall and include the Bull Ring and Chancery Lane. This is a free event but booking is essential. The walk will be approximately 90 minutes in duration and will be on pavements. The walk will be led by Neil Busby, Thrapston Heritage. Your ticket will be emailed to you.