Family

Enjoy family friendly fun with our range of activities and events!

Drawing Competition

Sep 16, 2017 - Sep 24, 2017

Nene Valley

Come along to your local library and draw/colour your favourite place to visit in the Nene Valley for a chance to win prizes! Participate at Northamptonshire libraries. T: 01832 742052 www.nenevalley.net

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Ironstone Quiz

Sep 16, 2017 - Sep 24, 2017

Irchester Country Park, NN29 7DL

Follow the orange waymarked Ironstone trail around the park to discover fascinating heritage and complete the quiz trail challenge on your mobile or tablet. Car parking charge applies. www.northamptonshireparks.co.uk

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Nene Valley Trail

Sep 16, 2017 - Sep 24, 2017

Barnwell Country Park

10am - 4pm. Free. Enjoy a pleasant stroll around the park and enjoy learning about the backwaters of the River Nene with activities, facts and questions along the way. Collect sheet from Kingfisher Café. Car parking charge applies.

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Bird Crafts

Sep 23, 2017 - Sep 23, 2017

Barnwell Country Park

10.30am-12pm. £1 per child. Car parking charges apply. Join the Ranger in the visitor centre for a Bird themed craft session! No need to book, just turn up Please note wear old clothing as there might be glues and paints used. T: 0300 126 5931 W: www.firstforwellbeing.co.uk E: Barnwell@firstforwellbeing.co.uk

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Guided Bird Walk

Sep 23, 2017 - Sep 23, 2017

Barnwell Country Park

£1 per child. Sessions at 1:30pm -2:30pm & 2:30pm - 3:30pm. Please book before noon on 23 September. Join the Ranger for this children’s introduction to our feathered friends. Please bring your binoculars. Limited number of binoculars will be available to borrow. T: 0300 126 5931 W: www.firstforwellbeing.co.uk E:Barnwell@firstforwellbeing.co.uk

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Harvest Festival Weekend

Sep 23, 2017 - Sep 24, 2017

Sacrewell Farm, Thornhaugh, Peterborough

Showcasing local crafts and homemade goods across the farm during September to celebrate this important time in the farming calendar. On Sunday, create your own keyring at our leatherworks workshops, press some apples and listen to live music performed by Pennyless. Visit sacrewell.org.uk for more details.

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Little Bug Hunt

Sep 23, 2017 - Sep 23, 2017

Nene Wetlands Visitor Centre, Rushden Lakes

10.30am – 12noon. £6 per person. Calling all Wildlife detectives! Search our wildlife discovery area for all kinds of bugs and beasties then join us back at the visitor centre to make a minibeast to take home. All equipment and resources provided for all budding young David Attenboroughs! Come dressed for the outdoors. Booking essential. E: simon.gardner@wildlifebcn.org

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Thomas Weekend

Sep 23, 2017 - Sep 24, 2017

Nene Valley Railway

One day tickets. £18 / £16 / £12. Thomas fans can travel to see him from any Nene Valley railway station. Just jump on board the big steam train hauled by one of his Friends, buy a one day ticket price and that will include everything including your travel up and down the whole of the line, entertainment and the all-important ride behind the star of the show, Thomas! T: 01780 784444 www.nvr.org.uk

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Nene Valley Festival Finale - Making History

Sep 23, 2017 - Sep 24, 2017

Stanwick Lakes

10am - 4pm. Free. Car parking charge applies. A Victorian weekend celebration with traditional craft demos, children's activities and the amazing re-enactment group 'The Ragged Victorians'! The event marks the completion of a four year Heritage Lottery Project 'Trading Places'. Discover how local communities have brought the traditional trades and crafts of their towns and villages to life. T: 01933 625522 www.stanwicklakes.org.uk

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RSPB Membership Stand

Sep 23, 2017 -

Ferry Meadows Country Park

Drop in. Free. Talk to members from the RSPB and find out how you can give nature a home.

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Bug Hunting Sunday

Sep 24, 2017 - Sep 24, 2017

Barnwell Country Park

£1 per child. Sessions at 10:30am -12:30pm & 1:30pm - 3:30pm. Join the Ranger as you hunt down the smaller creatures that live under logs, around the trees, in the grass and in the soil, using a range of equipment. £1 per child, Car parking charges apply Booking recommended. T: 0300 126 5931 W: www.firstforwellbeing.co.uk E: Barnwell@firstforwellbeing.co.uk

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Harvest Festival Weekend

Sep 24, 2017 - Sep 24, 2017

Sacrewell Farm, Thornhaugh, Peterborough

We’ll be showcasing local crafts and homemade goods across the farm during September to celebrate this important time in the farming calendar. On Sunday, create your own keyring at our leatherworks workshops, press some apples and listen to live music performed by Pennyless. Visit sacrewell.org.uk for more details.

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Teepees & Tranquility in the Park!

Sep 24, 2017 - Sep 24, 2017

Beckets Park, Northampton

11am-3pm. Free. Come and try (for free) yoga, tai chi, reiki and there will be activities for the kids and refreshments.

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