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.

Adult RYA Start Windsurf course

May 12, 2018 - May 13, 2018 

Ferry Meadows Country Park

10am-4pm. £150.00. 16+ years. Booking essential. This 2 day intensive course teaches you the basics of windsurfing including the key techniques and skills you need for success in this watersport. After the course, you will be able to windsurf to a chosen point on the water and return to where you started in light winds. T: 01733 234193 or visit website for details.

Mistress and Commander: Amelia Dalton

May 12, 2018 - May 12, 2018 

St Peter’s Church, North Street, Oundle. PE8 4EE

7.45pm. Tickets £8 (£6), £1 off early bird tickets bought before 5th May. Weary of her Yorkshire county life of grouse moors and hunt balls, Amelia Dalton threw herself instead into converting a deep sea trawler into a holiday cruiser. Unprepared by her background, she had to deal with the closed community of fishermen in NE Scotland in the 90s, negotiate red tape, oversee shipyards and deal with engineers, while coping with demanding shareholders and wayward employees. What began as a love affair with the romance of the sea became a battle to stay afloat financially and literally. This is a lively account of an adventure like no other and a voyage of self-discovery. T: 01832 274734 E:

Bug hunt

May 12, 2018 - May 13, 2018 

Visitor Centre, Nene Wetlands, Rushden Lakes, NN10 6BW

11am, 1pm and 3pm. £3 per child. Look for and learn all about bugs in our education area. Meet at the visitor centre. Booking advisable, see website for details.


May 16, 2018 -

FLETTON HOUSE, Fletton Way, Glapthorn Road, Oundle, PE8 4JA

7.30pm. £8.‘A documentary that both celebrates and challenges the passions of dance.’ Abbey Bender, Village Voice. T: 01832 274734 E:

Watercolour Workshops with David Douglas

May 18, 2018 - May 18, 2018 

Abington Park Museum

2-4pm. £20 per workshop. The museum buildings of the park with trees and masonry. £20 per workshop. Enjoy a special springtime edition of watercolour workshops led by Northamptonshire artists and teacher David Douglas. Workshops are open to adults of all abilities and cover a variety of techniques and subjects.

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