Dates for your diary

Outdoor events, theatre productions and family days out are aplenty whilst our country parks and outdoor attractions offer regular activities and talks including those suitable for corporate functions, children or adult learners. Check our listings here.

Evening River Paddle and Bat Spotting Walk

Aug 31, 2018 - Aug 31, 2018 

Start at Rushden Lakes

5.30pm start. Canoes will depart Canoe2’s base at Rushden Lakes. After a peaceful early evening paddle on the River Nene you will be met back at Rushden Lakes by your Wildlife Trust experts just as the bats are starting to come out. You’ll then be taken on a guided walk of the Nature Reserve as dusk settles. Everyone will have the opportunity to use a bat detector which picks up the ultrasonic frequencies used by bats as they hunt. The event will finish by 9.45pm.

Ferry Meadows @ 40

Sep 1, 2018 - Sep 2, 2018 

Ferry Meadows Country Park

Birthday celebration weekend - adventure and activities. 10am - 5pm. Free entry, some activities may include a cost. Visitor Centre. T: 01733 234193.

Adult Sailing Taster

Sep 3, 2018 - Sep 3, 2018 

Ferry Meadows Country Park

taster designed for beginners, this session introduces the basic concepts of sailing. Learn about personal preparation, balancing and turning the boat through the wind. Taster sessions are suitable for anyone aged 16years +. All safety equipment, including wetsuits and buoyancy aids are provided. If minimum participant numbers are not reached this course may be rescheduled. 10am - 12pm. £25. T: 01733 234193.

Evening River Paddle and Bat Spotting Walk

Sep 7, 2018 - Sep 7, 2018 

Start at Rushden Lakes

5.30pm start. ​Canoes will depart Canoe2’s base at Rushden Lakes. After a peaceful early evening paddle on the River Nene you will be met back at Rushden Lakes by your Wildlife Trust experts just as the bats are starting to come out. You’ll then be taken on a guided walk of the Nature Reserve as dusk settles. Everyone will have the opportunity to use a bat detector which picks up the ultrasonic frequencies used by bats as they hunt. The event will finish by 9.45pm.

Nene Valley Festival

Sep 15, 2018 - Sep 23, 2018 

Nene Valley locations

Enjoy an exciting programme of events taking place at key locations along the River Nene from Northampton to Peterborough.

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